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Daimler Launches New EV Truck Brand for U.S. Market

Daimler Truck has launched a new brand, Rizon, dedicated to Class 4 and 5 medium-duty battery-electric vehicles for the U.S. market. Making its public debut at the Advanced Clean...

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Original Equipment
Power

Medium-Duty Electric Trucks Multiply to Meet Demand

Several commercial truck OEMs revealed new medium-duty EVs at NTEA’s 2023 Work Truck Week (WTW) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Interest in Class 5, 6 and 7 EVs has ramped up rapidly in...

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Manned Systems

Time for Hydrogen

After decades of R&D, some false starts, and a smattering of low-volume production vehicles, hydrogen has emerged as a vital enabler for carbon reduction across the transportation sector. In gaseous form, our...

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Articles
Manned Systems

EAxles Gain Traction for Truck Electrification

Development of electrified drivelines is rapidly ramping up at OEMs and tier one suppliers. With a wide variety of vehicles suddenly in need of electrified drivelines capable of matching or...

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Freightliner’s Medium-Duty Makeover

Circling the highway loop at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the enhancements Freightliner engineers made to the new Plus series medium-duty and vocational trucks are...

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Energy

EV Startup Prepares to Enter Commercial Market with Novel EAxle

Startup commercial electric vehicle manufacturer Harbinger is on a torrid work pace. Design, CAE simulation, supplier sourcing, test vehicle builds and other engineering...

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Q&A
Connectivity

Allison Advances Commercial-Vehicle Electronic Controls

Allison Transmission continues to invest in and accelerate its electric-vehicle propulsion solutions, but it also remains committed to its conventional product portfolio, which the...

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Technical Innovation
Automotive

WAVE Inductive Charging Purpose-Built for Large EVs

The largest all-electric transit bus fleet in the U.S. serves as a vivid example of commercial vehicles ditching diesel fill-ups. “WAVE’s wireless charging solution is...

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Manned Systems

BEV Truck Manufacturers Charge Ahead at 2022 NTEA Show

This week’s 2022 NTEA Work Truck Week show in Indianapolis, Indiana saw a flurry of BEV reveals and announcements. The market for Class 3 through 6 EVs is getting more crowded by...

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Q&A
Energy

Commercial Vehicles Begin Shift to R-1234yf Refrigerant

R-1234yf refrigerants for mobile air-conditioning systems have been widely used in passenger vehicles the past several years, but they are just now gaining traction in medium- and...

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Articles
Manned Systems

‘Mixed’ Approach to E-truck Manufacturing

Electrification for truck, bus and off-highway equipment manufacturers brings more technology hurdles than for carmakers. Some of them are attributable to the issues involved with larger...

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News
Energy

Cummins and Isuzu Announce Battery-electric Truck Collaboration

Cummins Inc. and Isuzu Motors Limited recently announced an agreement to build a prototype medium-duty battery electric demonstration truck for the North American market....

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Energy

Battery of Issues Surrounds Large-Vehicle Electrification

Electrification has made major inroads in light trucks and compact off-highway machines, but its adoption in long-distance trucking and many large off-highway vehicles remains...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Commercial Trucks Employ Range of Power Systems

Regulations continue to transform the powerplants used in commercial trucks, making fuel consumption and emissions reductions twin goals for many OEMs, upfitters and aftermarket suppliers...

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Technical Innovation
Green Design & Manufacturing

Ford Revisits OHV Layout, Big Displacement for New Commercial-Truck V8

In a still-heated market for highly profitable heavy-duty pickups and commercial vehicles, Ford doesn’t intend to be outdone by General Motors’ and...

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Electronics & Computers

Bigger Barrier to CBEVs: Batteries or Infrastructure?

Batteries have long been considered the main barrier to deployment of commercial battery-electric vehicles (CBEVs), but many industry insiders now believe charging infrastructure is a...

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Original Equipment
Power

Ford Debuts F-600 Chassis Truck at Work Truck Show

Ford Motor Co.’s newest commercial truck, the F-600 Super Duty chassis cab, slots between the Ford F-550 and F-650. The new nameplate, which hits a “sweet spot” in the market,...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Gasoline Fuels Growing Number of Commercial Vehicles

Biodiesel may be the top alternative fuel for work truck fleets, according to the 2019 Fleet Purchasing Outlook Survey conducted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), but...

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Articles
Manned Systems

Over-The-Air Affair

Vehicle connectivity is no longer an option in a world where the Internet of Things (IoT) continuously casts a broader net on the number and types of devices that interact with each other and exchange data.

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Articles
Transportation

Daimler Shows It's Serious About Electric and Automated Truck Development

The recent flurry of electric truck reveals continues, this time in the Pacific Northwest at Daimler Trucks North America's (DTNA) headquarters in Portland,...

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News
Automotive

Medium, Light Duty Truck Markets Heat Up

A host of new light- and medium-duty truck rollouts are increasing competition and giving vocational truck customers a broader range of options. OEMs are focused on improving customer comfort and...

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Energy

Medium-Duty Engines, Transmissions Shift Focus to Software

New engines and transmissions for medium-duty truck applications are evolving rapidly in response to ongoing demands for improved fuel consumption. Software is playing a major...

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