Triple Electric Road Train Trial

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2023 02:00:55 +0000

Janus Electric has partnered with Oz Minerals and Qube to trial a triple road train powered by a converted electric semi. For the initiated, that’s a prime mover pulling three trailers, and they will be doing this in the harshest conditions in South Australia’s outback. Oz Minerals, Janus Electric, and Qube will trial the technology […]

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Volvo Trucks South Africa Takes Its First Extra Heavy Electric Truck On A 600km Road Trip From Durban To Johannesburg

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2023 14:12:57 +0000

One of the leaders in the electric heavy truck industry is Volvo Trucks. Volvo Trucks has now sold more than 4300 electric trucks globally in more than 38 countries since 2019, when production of these units commenced. Volvo Trucks recently announced that it will start delivering heavy electric trucks to its customers in South Africa […]

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Tesla Semi & 4680 Battery Production To Expand At Nevada Gigafactory

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 15:00:41 +0000

Tesla SemiTesla plans to invest another $3.6 billion to expand the Nevada Gigafactory to make the Semi and 4680 battery cells.

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Tesla’s Not The Only Company Doing Serious Electric Truck Business

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2022 08:58:13 +0000

With the recent first sales of the Tesla Semi, the company is making a big buzz. Not only is it great for Tesla, but it’s great to see companies like Pepsi and Frito-Lay switching their local and regional runs to electric. As charging infrastructure for electric trucks proliferates, and as versions of the Semi equipped […]

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Watch: Tesla Semi’s 500-Mile Drive On One Charge

Credit to Author: Iqtidar Ali| Date: Sun, 11 Dec 2022 19:07:50 +0000

Tesla delivered the first-production Semi trucks to PepsiCo on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Just days before this delivery day — that came 5 years after the semi truck was first shown — the automaker tested the Tesla Semi for a 500-mile run on a single charge, the range that Tesla originally claimed at the unveiling […]

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How Pepsi’s Tesla Semis Will Change Hauling

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2022 18:48:13 +0000

Tesla delivered its first batch of Semis to its commercial customer PepsiCo, and beyond being a big deal for the automaker, it represents major changes to come in the hauling industry. The Tesla Semi could help prove to consumers and commercial customers that batteries can support heavy-cargo vehicles over long distances — an important shift […]

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Yes, There Will Be Plenty of Power for Electric Trucks

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2022 19:01:29 +0000

The idea that the electrical grid won’t be able to handle the coming influx of EVs is a perennial topic for EV skeptics. Lately, we’ve been seeing a wave of FUD that focuses on electric trucks. (Unsurprising, since Tesla just started deliveries of its semi truck, the Tesla Semi.) A charging hub for electric trucks […]

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California Truckers, Help Is On The Way For Electric Trucking

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 07 Dec 2022 01:11:49 +0000

Freight trucks are critical for the economy but represent a major source of California pollution. Many programs, from the federal to local level, are available to help pay for the transition to zero-emission vehicles. By Nick Chaset, CEO of East Bay Community Energy Freight vehicles are one of the largest sources of air pollution in […]

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Tesla Semi — 10-4, Good Buddy?

Credit to Author: Stuart Ungar| Date: Tue, 06 Dec 2022 02:47:34 +0000

The first deliveries of the Tesla Semi were made last Thursday evening to a good amount of fanfare at Tesla’s factory in Sparks, Nevada. The Tesla Semi was first unveiled as a prototype in 2017. Five long years later, the first deliveries took place, ending with Tesla handing over the keys to the first production […]

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Why The Tesla Semi Exists, + Key Features (Video]

Credit to Author: Matt Pressman| Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2022 05:55:06 +0000

Elon Musk glanced up to a slide during the Tesla Semi reveal last night and announced, “It’s a beast.” He explained, “If you’re a truck driver and you want the most bad-ass rig on the road, this is it.” During the presentation, Musk also teased an especially cool feature that appears to be available for Cybertruck. […]

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