“Diesel will be here for a long while, and [knowing] total cost of ownership remains the main motivator of acceptance for battery-electric and fuel-cell trucks.” That was the message of Sean Waters, Daimler Trucks North America’s vice president of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, speaking at the Green Truck Summit.
Ford unveiled an all-electric version of the Ford Transit that will hit the U.S. market for the 2022 model-year.
Eight new Freightliner electric trucks will soon go into the hands of fleet customers, which will help the OEM evaluate their performance in real-world trucking applications.
The U.S. Postal Service is testing battery-electric delivery vans based on the Ford E-450 and built on Motiv's EPIC chassis.
FedEx Corp. is expanding its fleet to add 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles, buying 100 from Chanje Energy and leasing 900 from Ryder System.