Trucks

EDI Shows Off Its Plug-In Hybrid Freightliner

Efficient Drivetrains expanded its portfolio of plug-in conversions to include a new OEM platform, the Freightliner M2 truck. Equipped with EDI’s PowerDrive 6000 set-up, the Freightliner M2 PHEV: will be capable to drive more than 25 miles in all-electric mode (and further 300 miles in hybrid mode), offering significant savings…

7 days ago by Mark Kane 12

BYD Delivers First of 27 US Built, Zero Emission Trucks

BYD has delivered its first US built, heavy-duty terminal tractor to the Daylight Transport facility in Fontana, California, as part of the largest U.S. order for electric trucks to date (27 units) in Southern California. The Chinese company is currently expanding its assembly facility in Lancaster to handle growing demand…

7 days ago by Mark Kane 25

Workhorse W-15 Plug-In Electric Pickup Trucks Headed To SCPPA

The Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) intends to purchase a whopping 500 Workhorse W-15 electric pickup trucks. The Workhorse Group announced receiving a Letter of Intent from SCPPA, the latest in a list that includes Duke Energy, Portland General Electric, and the City of Orlando. What we know about…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 10

Ford F-150 PHEV

PHEV Ford F-150 Coming Soon From XL Hybrids

Ford doesn’t offer its F-150 pickup trucks as a plug-in hybrid, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one. Thanks to XL Hybrids, a F-150 PHEV can be yours. XL Hybrids recently announced the XLP Plug-In Hybrid Upfit for the F-150, which can improve fuel economy by up to 50…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 24

BYD Begins Expansion Of Electric Bus Factory In California

After a slow start in 2013, BYD’s activity in the U.S. has progressively expanded step-by-step in the electric bus and commercial truck segments. The Chinese subsidiary has already reached the level of hundreds of commercial units built in the US – about 300 buses and 150 trucks, according to a  recent Trucks…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 10

Tesla Semi Rendered

Some seven months agos, Tesla released Part 2 of its Master Plan. Included in that plan was this: “In addition to consumer vehicles, there are two other types of electric vehicle needed: heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport. Both are in the early stages of development at Tesla and…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 58