More electric delivery vans on the way

DHL Electric Delivery Vans To Go On Sale In 2017 Nissan Unveils Long-Range e-NV200 Van October 3rd, 2017 by James Ayre, on Clean Technica Nissan has unveiled a new, longer-range version of its all-electric e-NV200 offering — one that features a range that’s been increased by around 60%, reportedly — to be sold in the European market. The new version of the e-NV200 …

Manufacturers providing options for cities that starting to eliminate diesel trucks in a few years

October 3rd, 2017 by James Ayre  on Clean Technica Navistar & Volkswagen To Launch Medium-Duty Electric Truck In North America By Late 2019 The commercial trucking company Navistar International and Volkswagen AG’s Truck and Bus will be jointly launching an electric medium-duty truck in the North American market by late 2019, company execs have revealed. The two firms will be jointly developing …

Now There’s an Electric Alternative for Medium Duty Delivery Fleets, the Chanje Electric Truck.

  Now There’s An Electric Alternative For Medium Duty Delivery Fleets, The Chanje Electric Truck. By Rikki Gibson September 18, 2017  In FleetCarma Electric Vehicle News, EV Industry State of the Market The electric vehicle (EV) market is more exciting than ever, and with recent introductions of new all-electric models with impressive range, people are really starting to take notice. Not surprisingly, we mostly hear …

Driving freight

Excerpt …There’s a strict hierarchy of drivers, depending on what they haul and how they’re paid. The most common are the freighthaulers. They’re the guys who pull box trailers with any kind of commodity inside. We movers are called bedbuggers, and our trucks are called roach coaches. Other specialties are the car haulers (parking lot attendants), flatbedders (skateboarders), animal transporters …

German state to electrify 10km of highway for overhead charging of trucks

Sami Grover (@samigrover) August 16, 2017  © Siemens Long distance trucking is a grossly inefficient way to move goods from one place to another. But the state of Hesse in Germany is about to embark on a trial which could help improve that inefficiency considerably. As business Green reports, 10 km of highway in Hesse will soon be equipped with overhead charging cables to be …

Uber and freight

As Uber battles taxis and other ride-hailing apps in cities across the world, the company is beginning to move quickly into a much larger transportation market: trucking.This spring, Uber unveiled Uber Freight, a brokerage service connecting shippers and truckers through a new app. Conceptually, “Uber for trucking” seems like a logical extension of the passenger transport business.But the logistics industry …

Class 7 all-electric truck from Cummins has a 145 kWh battery and can haul a 22 ton trailer for up to 100 miles, version with a diesel range extender

August 30th, 2017, by Steve Hanley  This story about the Cummins Class 7 electric truck was first published on Gas2. With Tesla ready to roll out its Tesla Semi in September, Cummins stole a bit of the Silicon Valley company’s thunder by unveiling its own all electric Class 7 electric truck on August 29. Cummins does not make trucks, it makes the powertrains that make …

Largest Container Shipping Line In Japan To Test Remote-Controlled Vessel, Working Towards Fully Autonomous Shipping

By James Ayre, Clean Technica, 27 August 2017 In pursuit of its goal to achieve fully autonomous shipping, the largest container shipping firm in Japan, Nippon Yusen, will begin testing a remote-controlled vessel in the Pacific Ocean by 2019, according to recent reports. The testing will reportedly feature a crew on standby, in case safety needs call for intervention. Presuming that …

Heavy vehicle transition pathways, from New Zealand

Reducing Emissions in the New Zealand Heavy Vehicle Fleet “Yes We Can” Symposium Hotel Intercontinental Wellington, 31st  May 2016 At the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris in 2015 (COP 21), New Zealand committed to achieving a 30% reduction on 2005 greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. This requires a reduction of 25 million tonnes in 14 years. Converting the entire …

Urban delivery trucks manufactured by Ford and DHL in Germany

By Steve Hanley, 17 Aug 2017 This article about electric trucks was first published on Gas2. Is Ford of Europe really part of the Ford Motor Company? The two seem to be worlds apart when it comes to embracing electric vehicles. Until recently, CEO Mark Fields was telling anyone who would listen that nobody wants to buy electric cars. Fields has been sent …