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Experts warn of possible EV tech shortage, advise planning ahead
As more commercial and consumer EVs hit the road, industry experts say fleets need to plan ahead and consider how these high-tech wonders just might attract a broader pool of technicians, particularly women, which could help alleviate a tech shortage.
June 30, 2021
Ford stepping up fleet EV charging management
With charging management viewed as a hindrance to fleet EV adoption, Ford is focusing more on that side of the business with its acquisition of a California-based charging management company.
June 23, 2021
Lordstown CEO, CFO resign following internal investigation
Lordstown stock rebounded this week after CEO Steve Burns and CFO Julio Rodriguez resigned and the company committed to starting production of its electric truck in September.
June 16, 2021
Renewable natural gas gaining momentum with fleets
Renewable natural gas use among fleets is "expanding exponentially" with both its negative carbon value and adoption cost besting electric.
June 15, 2021
Lordstown electric truck in doubt over cash woes
The all-electric Lordstown Endurance pickup has had a serious setback according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing the company submitted this week.
June 9, 2021
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Ford points out 'battery friendly' AC charging
DC fast-charging sounds good, but it costs much more than AC charging, takes up more space and leads to faster battery degradation.
June 9, 2021
Crane Carrier, PositivEnergy team up for electric truck charging
Crane Carrier's parent company, Battle Motors, has partnered with PositivEnergy to provide chargers to municipal accounts for powering up Crane's all-electric refuse trucks.
June 2, 2021
Autocar announces electric truck
Autocar is the latest OEM to announce an all-electric truck and the only one "with an OEM-developed electric vehicle system, all Autocar.”
June 2, 2021
Hyzon’s eAxle technology to enable hydrogen, battery trucks
Hyzon Motors Inc. announced the new eAxle design, which provides high efficiency for 6x4 Class 8 commercial vehicles, the company says.
May 26, 2021
$39K F-150 Lightning Pro cuts fleet maintenance cost by 40% but only tows up to 5K pounds
This week, Ford announced its cost-cutting, all-electric F-150 Lightning Pro for fleets. With a 40% reduction in maintenance costs and at a time when prices at the pump are on the rise, Ford may be poised to reel in plenty of fleet customers.
May 25, 2021
Ford F-150 Lightning offers 'lowest cost of ownership of any truck we’ve ever made'
Ford believes its F-150 Lightning will prove to be a good match for fleets. With portable power, more storage, advanced safety features, a starting price under $40k and the lowest cost of ownership ever offered in a Ford pickup, they just might be right.
May 20, 2021
President Biden test drives 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
President Joe Biden, who for over 50 years has treasured his 1967 Corvette, may be having a change of heart following a test drive in Ford's 2022 F-150 Lightning.
May 19, 2021
Big drop in range while towing with electric Rivian pickup
Sure, electric pickups are powerful when their batteries are fully charged. What happens when they're pushed during max towing? Rivian lets us know.
May 12, 2021
Ford releases name of its electric F-150 plus photo
As the May 19 reveal of its all-electric F-150 approaches, Ford announced the truck's model name and revealed a photo that bears a familiar name.
May 10, 2021
Ford's electric commercial van will cost less than originally expected
Along with the registration site, E-Transit has updated pricing.
May 5, 2021
Amazon electric vans roll out in Oklahoma
Amazon announced that it's begun testing electric delivery vans in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
April 28, 2021
Hino opts for unique EV platform through new partnership
After announcing in March its intent to focus more on electric trucks, Hino unveiled plans this week to build electric trucks on versatile platforms provided by a start-up in Israel.
April 28, 2021
Volvo announces largest electric truck order yet
A Southern California foodservice distributor has become Volvo's biggest electric truck customer.
April 14, 2021
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Isuzu kicks off production of F-Series, including it's first foray into Class 7
All F-Series models are available in eight wheelbases (from 152 to 248 inches) accommodating bodies from 14 to 30 feet in length.
2022 Chevy Silverado ZR2 catches air and our attention
Chevy announces reveal date, glass roof for electric Silverado
2022 Toyota Tundra fully revealed with more power and safety features
Rivian rolls out nation's first mass-produced electric pickup