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Early Adopters of Electric Trucks Say Planning, Partnerships Are Crucial

October 23, 2020Truck makers are beginning to introduce battery-electric models, but successfully deploying this new breed of commercial vehicle requires fleets to manage a bevy of new considerations.

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Plan Early for Electric-Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

October 23, 2020Electric trucks promise benefits as diverse as lower emissions and a quiet ride. But fleets looking at the equipment might want to research the related charging infrastructure long before trucks roll off an assembly line.

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Allison Gears Up for E-Axles

October 21, 2020Allison Transmission Inc., widely known for its medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, announced the launch of eGen Power, its series of zero-emission electric axles.

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Coming Together on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day

October 21, 2020FCHEA spearheads this annual event by giving hydrogen its due through the celebration of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day.

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Kenworth electrifies flagship tractor

October 21, 2020The T680E zero-emission tractor now is available to order, the manufacturer said. Production is expected to begin next year.

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New alliance will improve Class 8 trucks access to biomethane in U.S.

October 20, 2020Hyliion Inc. and American Natural Gas, Inc. (ANG) have signed a partnership agreement that offers Hyliion customers discounted pricing for renewable natural gas at ANG fueling stations across the country.

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Shell launches E-Fluids

October 20, 2020Now fluids portfolio developed to improve reliability, efficiency, performance of commercial vehicles with electric powertrains

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VTNA Awarded $21.7 Million in Grants to Deploy Electric Trucks

October 19, 2020Volvo Trucks North America announced it was awarded $21.7 million in federal and state grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage.

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BBVA USA offers loan discounts on alternative fuel commercial vehicles

October 19, 2020BBVA USA has unveiled its second product geared towards environmental sustainability, announcing a rate discount on secured term loans for fuel-efficient commercial vehicles.

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Shell launches e-fluids for electric CVs

October 19, 2020The Shell E-Fluids range for commercial vehicles consists of e-transmission fluids, e-greases and battery thermal fluids.

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Waymo: Lessons from Light-Duty Shaping Class 8 Autonomous Project

October 17, 2020Before the industry began eyeing the possibility of driverless semis, there was a little car secretly driving around the country with no one at the wheel.

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Fluid Truck orders 600 Lightning Systems EVs

October 15, 2020Lightning Systems has revealed that Fluid Truck, a national truck rental platform, will incorporate 600 Lightning Electric vehicles onto its platform, with availability starting in Q4 of this year.

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Kenworth begins taking orders for Class 8 electric truck

October 15, 2020Kenworth will launch its first-ever Class 8 battery-electric truck in the U.S. and Canada in 2021, joining other major truck makers producing zero-emission heavy-duty models.

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Allison launches electric axles for medium-, heavy-duty CVs

October 14, 2020eGen Power is the second product offering under the recently announced Allison eGen brand of fully electric and electric hybrid propulsion solutions.

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Kenworth launches its first-ever Class 8 battery-electric model

October 14, 2020Kenworth announced the launch of the Kenworth T680E – the company’s first-ever, Class 8 battery-electric model.

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From Waymo, a smattering of detail about its autonomous trucking technology

October 14, 2020Autonomous vehicle company Waymo provided a glimpse of its autonomous truck technology in a blog post this week, as the Alphabet-backed startup best known for self-driving passenger vehicles steps up its delivery and freight program.

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