Category: News

Take the latest commercial EVs, trucks and technology for a spin at Work Truck Week® 2024 Ride & Drive

Attendees can experience 19 vehicles March 6–7 in Indianapolis FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Feb. 6, 2024) — Go beyond “hands-on,” and get “on-road” experience with the latest work trucks and equipment at Work Truck Week Ride & Drive. Held as part of Work Truck Week® 2024, Ride & Drive is free and open to all event attendees on a first-come, first-served basis March 6–7, from 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Choose from 19 vehicles, including all-electric vans, trucks and chassis, as well as internal combustion vehicles featuring advanced technology to improve...

Work Truck Solutions Featured on E-Commerce Platform “The Shop” from FordDirect

Only commercial vehicle-centric partner included at launch Chico, CA, February 1, 2024 (GlobeNewswire) — In FordDirect’s recent launch of their new e-commerce platform called “The Shop“, Work Truck Solutions was the only commercial partner presented, and one of only eight vendors included. The Shop’s goal is to assist Ford dealerships address the challenges faced in today’s rapidly evolving automotive business landscape. These selected vendors will help dealers explore new revenue opportunities and drive cost efficiencies, while allowing them to keep their primary focus on their...

FORD TO OFFER COMPLIMENTARY TESLA SUPERCHARGER ADAPTER TO ELIGIBLE EV CUSTOMERS

Last year, Ford announced that its EV customers would gain access to Tesla Superchargers across the U.S. and Canada beginning in Spring 2024. As that moment approaches, Ford President and CEO Jim Farley said today that eligible Ford EV customers will soon be able to reserve a complimentary Fast Charging Adapter.   The Fast Charging Adapter will provide Ford F-150 Lightning, and Mustang Mach-E owners access to Tesla’s V3 and above Superchargers. Ford will start to transition to the NACS charge port from 2025, removing the need for...

NuPropel: The Mullen THREE, Class 3 EV Truck Now CARB Certified and Ready for Sale in All CARB States and District of Columbia

More great AltFuel Breaking News and Tools at NuPropel – powered by Work Truck Solutions Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer, announces the achievement of a key commercial EV milestone with its all-electric Class 3 low cab forward chassis truck, receiving certification from the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”). The certification is awarded to vehicle manufacturers who meet specific emissions standards in compliance with CARB regulations. The District of Columbia and 14 states, including California, have adopted vehicle standards under Section 177 of the Clean Air...

WATCH: “WILL PRICES EVER COME DOWN?”

Kathryn Schifferle, CVO Work Truck Solutions on Pickup Truck+SUV Talk Podcast WATCH ON YOUTUBE HERE Despite a rocky 2022, the 2023 fleet truck market saw a rebound in inventory and continued strong demand. While electrification conversations buzzed, adoption remained niche, and new vehicle prices rose due to the lingering effects of prior shortages. Used car prices in both retail and commercial industries initially soared but then stabilized. Looking ahead to 2024, solid business growth promises consistent fleet truck demand, with alternative fuels like hydrogen and propane joining...

FOREST RIVER ACQUIRES COLLINS BUS

Corporate Office of Collins Bus (Photo: Business Wire) Forest River Bus, LLC. (Elkhart, Indiana) announced the acquisition of Collins Bus, one of America’s oldest and most successful school bus builders. Collins Bus, with a rich history spanning over 50 years, was founded in 1967 in Kansas City, Missouri, and later moved to Hutchinson, Kansas. Renowned for its commitment to safety, strength, and reliability, Collins Bus holds a distinguished status as the pioneer in the development of the Type A school bus. This groundbreaking innovation marked...

Next-Gen Honda Fuel Cell System Plays Key Role in Hydrogen Business Strategy

January 25, 2024  — TORRANCE, Calif. Honda today outlined key strategies it is undergoing to increase the use of hydrogen fuel cell technology as the company looks to expand its hydrogen business and achieve its global goal of zero environmental impact, including carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities by 2050. Marking the first-time hydrogen fuel cells have been produced at scale, mass production of the new Honda fuel cell (FC) system has begun at Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC (FCSM), a joint venture production facility...