Category: EV

Spring 2024 CVBSummit | Overcoming Challenges in Fleet Electrification with Simulation Tools

As businesses seek to reduce their carbon footprint, the adoption of electric vehicles has become a key strategy. However, this transition is fraught with challenges. Navigating fleet electrification requires a deep dive into two essential considerations: the “Why” elucidates the reasons behind the transition, while the “How” outlines the roadmap for implementing it effectively. The “How” can also include simulation tools that help businesses understand the impact of different scenarios on their operations to make informed decisions. The “Why” of Fleet Electrification Understanding the underlying...

Daimler Truck unveils battery electric autonomous Freightliner eCascadia technology demonstrator

PORTLAND, Ore./LEINFELDEN-ECHTERDINGEN, Germany (May 8, 2024) — Daimler Truck has the clear goal to lead the transformation to sustainable transportation and to address the challenges of tomorrow. The company is pursuing a vision of zero emissions and increased road safety by combining the two most promising technologies to deliver on that vision–battery electric drive and integrated autonomous driving technology–in one semi-truck for the first time in its history: the autonomous Freightliner eCascadia technology demonstrator. The truck is based on a production battery electric Freightliner eCascadia and is...

Connecting The Dots for Fleet Sustainability Strategies

There is a significant drive for the commercial vehicle industry to transition to more sustainable fleets. While innovative technologies like commercial EVs and hydrogen fuel vehicles are emerging to reduce the carbon footprint of commercial transportation, stakeholders embarking on this green transition are confronted with a myriad of challenges. Stakeholders include every organization involved in manufacturing, upfitting, selling, and operating net-zero vehicles and everything in between. All of the stakeholders involved in the decarbonization of commercial transportation must begin to address, in a holistic way,...

NUPROPEL: Shyfting Gears

How Shyft Group’s BlueArc and Utilimaster Are Powering the Future of Commercial Vehicles Headquartered near Lansing, Michigan, The Shyft Group is known for its robust portfolio of auto brands, including BlueArc and Utilimaster. The Shyft Group is harnessing the unique strengths of these two brands to forge a path for both internal combustion engine (ICE) and electric vehicle (EV) users, symbolizing a concerted effort to serve the diverse needs of today’s commercial vehicle consumers. The Shyft Group: A Brief Background With a storied history in...

GM Energy Rolls Out New Product Suite, Offering Customers the Ability to Transfer Power Between EVs and Homes

DETROIT – As EV technology continues to evolve, GM is working toward elevating the overall ownership experience by introducing new ways for customers to unlock additional value and gain access to the expanded benefits of an all-electric future. Available for the first time as part of its expanding product ecosystem, GM Energy’s initial offerings for residential customers will enable the use of vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology to provide power from a compatible GM EV to a properly equipped home, helping to mitigate the negative impacts...

ALTFUEL | Connect for Success: Easing the Stress of Net-Zero Adoption

As the push towards climate-friendly commerce intensifies, business owners and commercial fleet managers find themselves at the forefront of a significant change—moving towards net-zero emissions. However, despite the clearly defined objective, the uncertainty about the process and fears about the associated complexities often create a high-stress environment for these professionals. Transitioning commercial vehicle fleets to net-zero emissions involves dealing with numerous issues, such as choosing the right vehicles, upgrading infrastructure, and organizing appropriate driver training. Financing these changes is another significant stress point, as is...

Hitachi and Penske launch large-scale electric truck charging pilot

Hitachi Energy’s Grid-eMotion® Fleet solution supports high-capacity charging for electric vehicles at major commercial truck depot in Stockton, California and paves way for sustainable transportation. Grid-eMotion® Fleet solution charging electric trucks at Penske truck depot California, March 19, 2023 – Hitachi America, Ltd. (Hitachi), Hitachi Energy, and Penske Truck Leasing today announced the launch of a large-scale, centralized electric truck charging solution. This groundbreaking project supports Penske’s electric truck deployments for its customers in the Stockton, California area. For this pilot initiative, Hitachi Energy has supplied Penske with its state-of-the-art...

LISTEN: WTW24 | REE

Jake Obert, Senior Director of Sales and Kim Mathers, Vice President Product Marketing and Strategy, REE Automotive sat down with us the last day of Work Truck Week 2024 and discussed the P7C Cab Chassis, first time showing in the USA, as well as the highlights from their attendance!https://ree.auto/

LISTEN: WTW24 | MULLEN AUTOMOTIVE

Kaitlyn Deleary, Assistant Marketing Director and Clay Okabayashi, Director of Sales at Mullen Automotive sat down on the last day of Work Truck Week 2024 to showcase new and existing products and highlight the needs to come out to shows.https://www.mullenusa.com/ Be sure to check out Mullen on NuPropel!

LISTEN: WTW24 | MOTIV PS | Jim Castelaz

Kristean von der Heiden, CVBNetwork.com met up with Jim Castelaz , Founder and Chief Technology and Revenue Officer, Motiv PS at the 2024 Work Truck Week – Last year was such a great podcast, we sought out a recap of Motiv PS’ last year and more from Jim on why it is so important to come to Work Truck Week. https://www.motivps.com/