Posts Tagged electric trucks

BYD To Open Electric Truck Assembly Plant In Canada

BYD says thanks to significant growth from both municipalities and businesses for its electric trucks in Canada, it will open an assembly plant in the province of Ontario. The facility will launch with roughly 40 employees in 2018. Initially parts would be supplied from China, but in the future, more…

2 days ago by Mark Kane 12

Tesla Semi

Could The Tesla Semi Disrupt The Trucking Industry?

If Tesla can overcome some significant obstacles and successfully pull off the pure-electric Tesla Semi, it could be industry changing. The if is BOLD here for many good reasons. Where will Tesla manufacture these monstrosities, and at what pace? What happens if there are delays to production and companies are counting on them…

1 month ago by Steven Loveday 36

Toyota Project Portal Hydrogen Fuel Cell Semi Truck

Traditional Semi Truck Makers Face Extinction If They Don’t Go Electric

As the plug-in light passenger vehicle market expands, electrification is now creeping into the trucking segment … and established commercial truck manufacturers are already feeling the pressure of upcoming disruption to their business.. Popular industry website notes that Navistar, Paccar, and other traditional companies risk obsolescence if they don’t begin developments…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 24

Nikola Provides Updates On Electric, Hydrogen Semi Truck

A lot is apparently going on at the Nikola Motor Company, which is developing a long-range hydrogen fuel cell truck with a 320 kWh battery.  The long haul truck is scheduled for production in 2020. According to the latest news, the Nikola One is currently undergoing design tweaks to enable it to…

5 months ago by Mark Kane 49

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…

9 months ago by Mark Kane 10

BYD Expands U.S. Factory To Handle Electric Trucks

BYD is expanding its Californian manufacturing plant in Lancaster, which is located 70 miles north of Los Angeles. The facility is currently used to assembly all-electric buses and coaches, but soon will also produce medium and heavy-duty trucks. The company reports that the first orders for the electric trucks have already…

1 year ago by Mark Kane 18