In Europe MAN are one of the first truck manufacturers to put electric trucks in production with a small run of the MAN TGM 26.360 E LL distribution truck being built at the MAN plant in Steyr, Austria. Read more
We can be in no doubt that electric trucks are the future and it’s simply a matter of how long until electric power predominates. The amount of investment by all of the major manufacturers in electric power technology is running at a rate which tells us they all believe in an electric future. Read more
A couple of recent announcements will see a concentration on the development of fuel cell/electric powertrains for trucks by Hyundai and Cummins. Hyundai has entered into a joint venture to promote a green hydrogen ecosystem in European countries into the future. The Korean company has also recently announced a deal with engine-maker Cummins to combine Hyundai fuel cell technology with the electric powertrain Cummins is developing. Read more
The announcement that Ford are building a 100 per cent electric van using Australian electric technology in the US at the company’s Detroit Chassis Plant, is a major step forward for, Australian electric power specialists, SEA Electric. Read more
The government is being urged to get serious about adapting the road user charge in the light of the expected growth in electric vehicles. Read more
A battery electric Mercedes-Benz eActros is in operation at logistics company Logistik Schmitt, located near Rastatt in southern Germany. Practical testing of the all-electric truck has been carried out in the region over the course of several years now and, as part of this, comparative drives with the eWayBW catenary project are also planned to take place in the Murg valley and surrounding areas. Read more
The recently announced collaboration between Samsung and Volvo Trucks see the big boys get involved in electric trucks technology. This move adds to the momentum of the development of electric trucks and suggests they will be with us sooner than you think. Read more
WM Waste Management Services’ new electric truck hits Australian streets this week, with the City of Casey the first local council in Victoria to put 100 per cent electric hard waste collection trucks into its rubbish collection service.
At the CES (Consumer Electronic Show), in the US, electric trucks in the spotlight saw heavy truck makers make their own mini-exhibition of electric heavy trucks. Diesel News’ US Correspondent got to have a drive of a selection of the trucks on display.
Electric cars are a hot topic globally, but electric heavy duty trucks are appearing in the portfolios of all of the major players, plus some newcomers, on the North American truck scene, Diesel News’ US Correspondent, Steve Sturgess, reports.