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Ford F-150 PHEV

XL Hybrids Lands New Order For Its Plug-In Ford F-150 Trucks

It seems that interest in plug-in pickup trucks has really grown recently, as we have seen from Havelaar, Bollinger, and the 80 mile, extended range Workhorse W-15 PHEV.  But even past those names, there is also XL Hybrids, with its XLP Plug-In Hybrid Upfit for the Ford F-150. Showing some success with its…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 7

Meet The UPS Class 6 Fuel Cell Truck With A 45-kWh Battery

UPS has announced the upcoming deployment of a special Class 6 medium-duty delivery truck prototype, that will be tested in Sacramento, California. The vehicle is equipped with a 45 kWh battery and also a 32 kW fuel cell range extender (plus 10 kg of hydrogen). It’s one of those rare occasions when…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 48

Plug-In Hybrid Armored Truck…Oh Yeah!

More info behind the building of the world’s first plug-in hybrid CNG armored truck, that we first heard about roughly two years ago, has come to light. Specifically, it seems that this past month, the delivery of the first of six planned units to Sectran Security took place…so not a lot of news in…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 7

Workhorse W-15 Plug-In Electric Truck Test Drive Review

The Workhorse W-15, a plug-in pick-up truck with 80 miles of electric range, was recently unveiled from the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, along with first test drives; although it was still more like a demonstration of a pre-production prototype. The company has apparently increased its Letters of Intent from fleets…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 28

Tesla Semi Rendering

Experts Talk Tesla In The Semi-Truck Business

According to experts, successfully bringing electrification to long-distance trucking will prove a monumental task for Tesla. Although research firm IHS Markit speculates that the electric hauling industry will grow by a whopping 10 percent over the next decade following 2020, the research shows that it will be slow going over…

4 months ago by Steven Loveday 53

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…

5 months 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…

5 months ago by Mark Kane 25

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…

5 months ago by Mark Kane 24