electric trucks in the real world

Electric Trucks in the Real World

For many in the Australian trucking industry the idea of electric trucks is exactly that, an idea, but the reality is that they will become a reality, sooner than we think, so here we see a couple of videos about electric trucks in the real world.  Read more

transferring power from diesel to electric

Transferring Power from Diesel to Electric

The next decade is going to be about moving across to new drivelines, to be compatible with alternative power sources, and a large amount of ingenuity is going to be needed in transferring power from diesel to electric. Read more

electric power is the most likely technology to be used

Electric Power is the Most Likely Technology to be Used 

In city environments and on the vast majority of short range tasks, electric power is the most likely technology to be used. Small electric fast charging stations have been popping up around our cities in the last few years to cater for the small but growing band of Tesla and other electric car buyers. These are often placed in small sites in difficult to get to car parks and dotted around in the inner city. Read more

differentiating factor between the Fuso eCanter and other electric trucks

Between the Fuso eCanter and Other Electric Trucks

How well the vehicle’s main computer modulates the truck’s performance to keep the behaviour within acceptable parameters is the differentiating factor between the Fuso eCanter and other electric trucks, including the prototype eCanter, which PowerTorque has tested. Read more

testing electric truck range

Testing Electric Truck Range

PowerTorque’s European Correspondent, Will Shiers, attempts to get into the record books while testing electric truck range at the same time as circumnavigating London in a zero tailpipe emissions 16-tonne Renault D ZE. Read more

running electric trucks and keeping them charged

Running Electric Trucks and Keeping Them Charged

With all of the hype around the development of electric trucks becoming the norm in the future, the method of running electric trucks and keeping them charged is going to radically change operational choices. The building of the new infrastructure to support them will be a priority. Read more

massive order for SEA of over 1,000 trucks

Massive Order for SEA of Over 1,000 Trucks

Australian electric truck maker, SEA Electric, has taken a significant step forward in the USA, with a massive order for SEA of over 1,000 trucks. The order is for SEA Hino M5 EVs and is the single largest order in the company’s history. Read more

hydrogen is on its way

Hydrogen Is On Its Way

The search for alternative power for trucks in Australia is definitely on its way and the Australian Hydrogen Council points out that hydrogen is on its way, and in other parts of the world it is already a reality. Read more

the transition across to battery electric

The Transition Across to Battery Electric

SEA Electric, who have been at the leading edge of the transition across to battery electric, and have created a great deal of interest across the Pacific in the USA, where the whole subject of electric powertrains is much more advanced than here in Australia. Read more

a heavy duty hydrogen fuel cell electric truck

A Heavy Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck

Less than a year ago, Hino Trucks in the US announced that it was building a heavy duty hydrogen fuel cell electric truck. This video shows the XL8 prototype powered by a hydrogen fuel cell electric drivetrain, now on show at the 2021 ACT Expo in Long Beach, California, USA. Read more

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