Global airfreight climbing almost 9% per year with rise of 2-day shipping. And shipping by air has 10x the carbon footprint of shipping by truck, and 66x the footprint of container ships

By Lloyd Alter, 12 Jan 2018 TreeHugger has previously looked at Why you should avoid free two-day shipping,where Katherine noted that “when people want their goods fast, it forces companies to send out delivery trucks that are not filled to capacity.” But there is a much more serious issue with a bigger carbon footprint: a dramatic increase in the amount of …

Dutch Company Introduces Autonomous Electric Barge In Europe

January 13th, 2018 by Steve Hanley on Clean Technica Cars and light trucks are sexy, but when it comes to reducing carbon and nitrogen emissions from the transportation sector, vehicles that haul freight are where the action is. Tractor trailers, urban delivery vans, and ships have long been reliant on diesel engines. They are efficient and reliable, but have a nasty habit of …

Chanje Electric Van = Serious Fleet Industry Game Changer (CleanTechnica Review, Part 1)

December 19th, 2017 by Nicolas Zart   Over at CleanTechnica, we’re always excited to see something new, something smart, and something designed clean from the ground up. Enter center stage, the Chanjeelectric van. The Chanje electric van is a serious fleet industry game changer in more ways than seems obvious. We caught more than a glimpse at the Los Angeles Auto Show. We got a test drive of the …

E-trucks for local deliveries saving more than $1,000 in operating costs very 6,200 miles

By Erica Gies, Inside Climate News, 18 Dec 2017 Replacing fleets of medium- and heavy-duty trucks can help cut greenhouse gas emissions and make cities quieter and cleaner. In the United States, more than 6 percent of greenhouse gas emissions emitted in 2015 were from medium- and heavy-duty trucking. Transportation, including trucking, was responsible for 14 percent of emissions globally in 2010. Because trucks …

Tesla semi pays off in the first year: financial advantages of Tesla EV semis, trucks

December 16th, 2017 by Maarten Vinkhuyzen  on Clean Technica Tesla Trucks Will Dominate The Market Reading Zachary’s article “Tesla Semi Price × Orders = $47 Million to $55 Million in Tesla Revenue (with Assumptions),” I thought I had something to add. When I heard a few months ago that Tesla intended to power its trucks with Model 3 parts, including the motors, I …

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 …