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  • Electric vehicle research takes a regional focus

    February 23, 2020 2:09PM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Upcoming North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) research into electric trucks will focus on regional trucking operations, which are expected to be among the earliest commercial adopters of the equipment. “Our research has shown us that

  • President’s Choice: Loblaw prepares for a future with electric vehicles

    January 21, 2020 2:53PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. — Canada’s largest grocer is shopping for something that doesn’t exist. Not yet. But that has hardly slowed Loblaw in a bid to electrify its private fleet within the decade. It was one of the first Canadian operations

  • When will electric trucks enter production?

    January 14, 2020 4:44PM by John G. Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Upstart electric truck manufacturers might be overly aggressive when announcing  production timelines — largely in a bid to secure venture capital. And it’s led to a lot of confusion for would-be buyers who want to know when

  • Lion Electric goes to work on vocational truck project

    November 29, 2019 8:33AM by Steve Bouchard

    The project aims to develop battery-electric refuse vehicles, a refrigerated truck, mobile workshop, a bucket truck, and an ambulance

  • Dana, Lonestar electrify terminal tractor

    October 27, 2019 1:44PM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Dana and Lonestar Specialty Vehicles have officially unveiled a fully electrified terminal tractor, drawing on the new Spicer Electrified e-Powertrain system. Dana’s e-Powertrain can be adapted by Lonestar SV into a vehicle with a non-powered rolling chassis,

  • CATL to supply battery modules for Daimler electric trucks

    September 18, 2019 7:24AM by Truck News

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks & Buses has signed an agreement with battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. (CATL), the company said Wednesday. Under the deal, CATL will supply lithium-ion battery cell modules for a wide range of Daimler’s electric

  • Industry needs more drastic changes to curb emissions

    May 28, 2019 7:09PM by Derek Clouthier

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Andrew Tam of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation said heavy-duty diesel vehicles are lagging behind light-duty gasoline-powered vehicles when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Tam also said he believes the most effective course of

  • Lion 8 electric truck comes to life in Quebec

    March 12, 2019 9:19AM by Steve Bouchard

    SAINT-JEROME, Que. – Quebec-based Lion Electric Company is already known for its electrified school buses, but it has now revealed an electric Class 8 truck for its lineup in the form of the Lion 8. “There is something extraordinary about

  • NACFE explores electric truck charging needs

    March 1, 2019 12:20PM by John G Smith

    TORONTO, Ont. – Buying an electric truck involves more than adding batteries and electric motors to a powertrain. The vehicles will also require access to charging infrastructure that is just beginning to emerge. The North American Council for Freight Efficiency

  • Freightliner delivers first electric truck

    December 20, 2018 1:59PM by Truck News

    CARSON, Calif. – Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has delivered its first electric truck, as part of its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet. The Freightliner eM2 was delivered to Penske Truck Leasing. Roger Nielsen, president and CEO of DTNA, ceremonially handed

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    Electric trucks to become more prominent: ACT Research

    August 8, 2018 7:37AM by Truck News

    COLUMBUS, Ind. – More than 100,000 electric commercial vehicles will be sold by 2035, according to a report from ACT Research. The study, Commercial Vehicle Electrification: To Charge or Not To Charge, concludes that commercial electric vehicles will grow from

  • Research points to hydrogen electric trucks as best option for the future

    July 25, 2018 5:22PM by Derek Clouthier

    CALGARY, Alta. – A research group from the University of Calgary believes the future of freight in Alberta will be heavily reliant on the use of hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks. With growing concerns over the environmental impact of greenhouse

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    BYD trucks cleared for Canada

    June 27, 2018 11:24AM by John G Smith

    Canadians now have access to battery-electric trucks from Build Your Dreams (BYD) Canada, with Transport Canada confirming they comply with Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. BYD trucks can be imported for applications including municipal

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    Chinese electric truck manufacturer may set up shop in Ontario

    December 13, 2017 9:38PM by Truck News

    TORONTO, Ont. – A Chinese manufacturer of electric vehicles is considering setting up a plant in Ontario, where it may produce electric-powered refuse and delivery trucks, among other electric vehicles. BYD Company officials recently met with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

  • Transportation industry changing fast, says MLA Westhead

    April 28, 2017 4:06PM by Truck West

    BANFF, Alta. – Cameron Westhead, Alberta MLA for Banff-Cochrane, says the transportation industry is on the brink of some major changes. “We are now standing on the edge of a significant shift in the transportation industry,” said Westhead, who kicked