making moving over to electric trucks easier

Making Moving Over to Electric Trucks Easier

If the transition of the trucking industry is going to take place then the best way to stimulate the process would be if the governments, both State and Federal, introduced schemes and incentives making moving over to electric trucks easier.
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the road to zero emissions

The Road to Zero Emissions

As part of its examination of the future development of alternative fuels for the trucking industry, PowerTorque looks at the road to zero emissions.
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enquiries about electric trucks

Enquiries About Electric Trucks

“The enquiries about electric trucks are coming from everybody, from the most traditional dyed in the wool generational trucking companies,” says Paul Ilmer, Vice President Emerging Technology Business development at Volvo. “The enquiries are coming from everybody, from the most traditional dyed in the wool generational trucking companies.
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a green eco-system for trucks

A Green Eco-System for Trucks

“A lot of our customers are looking at a green eco-system for trucks, for themselves,” says Paul Ilmer, Vice President Emerging Technology Business development at Volvo. “So, they’re looking at solar and charging trucks overnight, looking at battery storage to then use the energy that they have harvested during the day. 
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Cummins drives for zero emissions

Cummins Drives for Zero Emissions

Indiana based Cummins Inc recently launched a range of carbon-free technologies including a number of recent acquisitions whereby Cummins drives for zero emissions with the launch of the new Accelera brand.
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first 6x2 electric prime movers

First 6×2 Electric Prime Movers

This year Volvo will bring its first 6×2 electric prime movers to the UK, which would allow for 44-tonne operations. However, it’s not as simple as that. Due to the physical space needed on the chassis to house the batteries, electrifying a 6×2 prime mover represents some significant issues. For starters, there isn’t enough space to put the third axle ahead of the drive axle, meaning a tag axle is the only possible solution. 
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what is it like to drive an electric truck?

What is it Like to Drive an Electric Truck? 

One of the questions PowerTorque is getting asked regularly this year is, what is it like to drive an electric truck? The answers are many and varied but this time around the truck on test is the Scania P25, a 4×2 truck with a 16T GVM. 
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electric Scania out on the road

Electric Scania Out on the Road

As more electric trucks start to arrive and as our truck manufacturers begin to test the waters around alternative power, PowerTorque takes an electric Scania out on the road. Read More
launch program for a full electric range

Launch Program for a Full Electric Range

Volvo is going through a process of preparing its truck dealers because it has a launch program for a full electric range. All areas of the business are involved to enable them to start selling these alt-power trucks in 2023. The company is working on the assumption that the regulations will happen to enable customers to use them. At the same time as trying to control expectation as much as it can, it needs to be ready for the green light when it comes.
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