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100K+ Pre-Orders for Lordstown’s Pickup a Shocker

  Lordstown Motors announced on Monday that they had exceeded 100,000 pre-orders for their Endurance light-duty, all-electric pickup, slated to begin production in September. While we covered the Endurance previously, we didn’t pay homage to where it’s being assembled. Lordstown has a long history as the place where Chevrolet and Pontiac vehicles came together. The […] The post 100K+ Pre-Orders for Lordstown’s Pickup a Shocker appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Industry, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Truck, Trucks, Chevrolet, Fuel Economy, Ev, Pontiac, Lordstown, Endurance, Pickup, News Blog, Commercial vehicle, All-electric

E-Fuso Vision One heavy-duty electric truck concept with 217-mile range debuts in Tokyo

Daimler’s Japanese truck brand Fuso used this week’s 2017 Tokyo Motor Show to present a heavy-duty electric truck. Called the E-Fuso Vision One, the truck’s debut also marked the launch of E-Fuso, Fuso’s new sub-brand for electric trucks and buses. The E-Fuso Vision One, although a concept, could be in production within the... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Videos, Automotive, Tokyo, Daimler, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, FUSO, Tokyo Motor Show, Commercial vehicle

Volkswagen Group promises electric trucks and buses by 2018

Volkswagen Truck & Bus, the Volkswagen Group’s commercial vehicles unit responsible for the Man and Scania brands, and also a strategic partner of Navistar in the United States, is the latest to announce a commitment to electrification. The company wants to introduce electric vans and trucks for what is referred to as "last mile... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Automotive, United States, Volkswagen, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Volkswagen Group, Scania, Navistar, Commercial vehicle

Toyota starts testing Project Portal fuel cell semi truck

Toyota in April revealed a fuel cell-powered semi-trailer truck as part of its Project Portal program which aims to determine whether there’s a viable future for the zero-emission technology when it comes to heavy-duty applications. On Thursday, the automaker announced that the truck is currently being used for short routes, known as... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Automotive, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Commercial vehicle

Tesla pushes back electric semi truck reveal, again

We’ll now have to wait until November to see Tesla’s electric semi-trailer truck. After first stating in June that the truck would be unveiled in September, CEO Elon Musk in September pushed back the reveal date to October. Come October, and Musk has announced yet another delay, this time pushing the reveal date back to November 16. In... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Automotive, Musk, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Commercial vehicle

SURUS: GM's modular platform for silent, self-driving trucks

While some automakers look to electrify conventional trucks, General Motors has taken a much more radical approach in its development of next-generation commercial vehicles. Meet the Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, or SURUS for short. Unveiled on Friday ahead of the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army, where it... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: General Motors, Automotive, Gm, Autonomous Cars, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Commercial vehicle, Association of the United States Army

First details on next-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter revealed

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been a long-time favorite for commercial fleets around the world, and the United States has been the number two market behind Germany for parent automaker, Daimler. Ahead of its launch next year, Mercedes-Benz today took to the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta to provide the first details on the... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Germany, Atlanta, Automotive, United States, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Commercial vehicle, Sean Szymkowski, Daimler Ahead

Daimler beats Tesla to electric truck production with Fuso eCanter

Tesla may have pushed back the reveal of its electric semi-trailer truck to October, but German auto giant Daimler is moving full-speed ahead with its own electric truck plans. This week Daimler, which owns the Mercedes-Benz and Smart car brands as well as the Freightliner and Western Star truck brands, revealed the production-ready Fuso eCanter... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Tesla, Automotive, Daimler, Mercedes Benz, Western Star, Freightliner, Commercial vehicle, Sean Szymkowski

Tesla pushes back semi truck reveal to October 26

With production of the Model 3 now underway, Tesla’s next major product announcement will be the unveiling of an electric semi-trailer truck. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in June that the reveal would take place in September. However, he tweeted on Wednesday that the truck will now be revealed and available for test rides on October 26, although... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Automotive, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Commercial vehicle

Cummins beats Tesla to electric semi truck

As Tesla fans and the industry at large await the reveal of the electric car brand’s promised semi-trailer truck in September, Cummins, most widely known for its diesel engines, has quietly unveiled an electric truck of its own. Cummins’ truck is strictly a concept, but the company is confident the vehicle, or at least its powertrain... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Tesla, Automotive, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Cummins, Commercial vehicle

Report: Tesla semi truck to have 200-300 miles of range

Tesla in September will reveal the design of an electric semi-trailer truck currently in the works. Plans for the truck were first detailed a year ago in part two of Tesla’s overarching product strategy known as the Tesla Master Plan. And in April we got our first taste in the form of the above teaser shot. Tesla has been quiet on details... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Tesla, Automotive, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Commercial vehicle

A 3-year-old just set a world record for the largest unboxing, of a Volvo truck

If you've been reading Motor Authority for some time, you know how we feel about Volvo Trucks. The marketing team over there always works hard to produce entertaining content, all in the name of commercial truck promotion. It can't be an easy task, yet they consistently provide fun and engaging pieces. The most recent one involves a 3-year-old... [Author: [email protected] (Jeff Glucker)]
Tags: Videos, Automotive, Volvo, Fun Stuff, Jeff Glucker, Motor Authority, Commercial vehicle

Elon Musk teases Tesla semi truck, reveals tunnel-boring plans

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed more details on the company’s upcoming electric semi-trailer truck as well as his plans for a separate tunnel boring company aimed at alleviating traffic. During a TED talk held Friday in Vancouver, Musk presented the first image of the new Tesla truck which earlier this month he said will be revealed in... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Videos, Elon Musk, Youtube, Tesla, Automotive, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Commercial vehicle, Vancouver Musk

Toyota Project Portal imagines a fuel cell-powered semi truck future

Tesla may have garnered buzz surrounding the announcement it will reveal a semi truck in September, but Toyota this week showed how it imagines revolutionizing the trucking industry. This hunk of tractor trailer metal is called Project Portal, and it's powered exclusively by a hydrogen fuel cell system. The semi truck produces zero emissions and... [Author: [email protected] (Sean Szymkowski)]
Tags: Tesla, Automotive, Toyota, Commercial vehicle, Sean Szymkowski, Toyota Project Portal

Tesla Model 3 reveal in July, semi truck in September

The second half of 2017 will be busy for Tesla as the company reveals two new products and starts production of one of them. The first to arrive will be the highly-anticipated Model 3 sedan. It will be revealed in July, the same month the first customer examples are scheduled to roll off the line at the plant in Fremont, California. In September... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Tesla, Automotive, Tesla Model 3, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Fremont California, Commercial vehicle

Volvo concept truck made more frugal with hybrid powertrain

Volvo Trucks in 2016 unveiled a concept vehicle it claimed could achieve 30 percent better fuel efficiency than a conventional semi truck. Now, the Swedish company is testing an updated version equipped with a hybrid powertrain, in the hope of cutting fuel consumption even more. Volvo Trucks, which is a separate entity from Volvo Cars, achieved... [Author: [email protected] (Stephen Edelstein)]
Tags: Videos, Automotive, Volvo, Volvo Trucks, Stephen Edelstein, Commercial vehicle

2,000-hp Nikola One electric truck racks up thousands of pre-orders

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is no longer the only company out there named after inventor Nikola Tesla. But Nikola (pronounced Neek-oh-la) Motors has a very different product line in mind. The Nikola One is a 2,000-horsepower electric semi truck that uses a natural gas turbine as an onboard generator. While the truck was only announced last month and... [Author: [email protected] (Stephen Edelstein)]
Tags: Nikola Tesla, Tesla Motors, Nikola, Stephen Edelstein, Commercial vehicle

Mercedes Brings Down Sprinter Van Price With Worker Model

If you need a seriously big van for your business, Mercedes-Benz has an excellent option in the form of the Sprinter. But with a starting price up around $37,490, it’s a costly option, perhaps one too costly for those businesses just starting out. Mercedes brought out a more affordable option last year in the form of the Metris, known... [Author: [email protected] (Viknesh Vijayenthiran)]
Tags: Mercedes, Chicago Auto Show, Mercedes Benz, Viknesh Vijayenthiran, Commercial vehicle