06 Jul

Hyundai to ship first hydrogen fuel cell heavy trucks

SEOUL, South Korea – Hyundai Motor is shipping its first 10 Xcient Fuel Cell trucks, claimed to be the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell heavy-duty trucks, to fleets in Switzerland. It plans to produce 50 trucks this year and 1,600 by 2025, powered by a 190-kW hydrogen fuel cell system capable of 400 kms per […]

25 Jun

Volvo Group recognized for landfill-free plants

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Volvo Group North America was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for reducing waste at several North American facilities. Volvo received the DOE’s Better Plants Better Practice Award in recognition of its four U.S. manufacturing facilities that are certified landfill-free. “Reducing and eliminating landfill waste is imperative to helping protect […]

19 Jun

Hyliion finds partner, will list on NYSE

AUSTIN, Texas – Electric powertrain specialist Hyliion has merged with Tortoise Acquisition Corp., and will list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HYLN. Hyliion says the move will assist its corporate expansion and advance development of its powertrain solutions. “We are building solutions that are available today and address the immediate needs […]

18 Jun

Volvo deploys first electric VNR

FONTANA, Calif. – Volvo Trucks North America has deployed its first VNR electric truck as part of the Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solution (LIGHTS) project. TEC Equipment’s Fontana, Calif., dealership is operating the truck, delivering parts between its dealerships. “Volvo Trucks is proud to lead the way in the sustainable electrification of freight movement. Working with our […]

17 Jun

Canada’s first natural gas-electric hybrid to be demonstrated

AYR, Ont. – Hiller Truck Tech has taken delivery of the first natural gas-electric hybrid Class 8 tractor, which it plans to demonstrate June 18-19. The 2015 Freightliner Cascadia has a 12L Cummins natural gas engine, coupled with a retrofit Hyliion electric axle. The combination, according to Hiller Truck Tech owner Dave Hiller, overcomes the […]

15 Jun

Amy Davis to lead Cummins’ division

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins Inc. has appointed Amy Davis vice-president, and president of New Power Segment, effective July 1. Davis will replace Thad Ewald who established and incubated the segment, the company said Monday. Ewald will continue to lead strategy and corporate development for Cummins, it said. “New Power is important to our future as we […]

10 Jun

Nikola hires Pablo Koziner and Mark Duchesne

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Nikola Corp. has announced the addition of two industry veterans to its executive team. Pablo Koziner will lead Nikola’s hydrogen fueling and battery charging business as president of Nikola Energy, the company said Wednesday. Koziner previously worked at Caterpillar, where he held various key roles. Meanwhile, Mark Duchesne has joined the Nikola team […]

08 Jun

Dennis Mooney joins Plus.ai

CUPERTINO, Calif.– Self-driving truck technology provider Plus.ai has appointed Dennis Mooney to its advisory board, the company announced Monday. It said Mooney will leverage his decades of expertise in global product development to bring to market the industry’s first autonomous trucks. “Denny has helped develop some of the highest quality trucks on the market, and […]

04 Jun

Cummins designs MD propane engine with ‘diesel-like’ performance

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Cummins, working with the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC), has developed a medium-duty propane demonstration engine that it claims will outperform diesel in key areas. Based on its B6.7 diesel, the 6.7 LPG direct injection engine could be well suited for a range of medium-duty applications, offering a 20-40% cost savings […]

03 Jun

Canada looks to trucking to help create a hydrogen economy

MONTREAL, Que. – Canada has an opportunity to develop a hydrogen economy as it strives to meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, but it will need the trucking industry’s help. And a project is already underway in Alberta to demonstrate the viability of hydrogen as an alternative to diesel in the heavy-duty trucking […]