If Elon Musk can send a car into space on reusable rocket boosters, then surely a down-to-earth electric truck travelling 500 miles on a single charge isn’t beyond the capabilities of today’s engineers? Some industry sceptics have questioned the Tesla Semi’s commercial viability in becoming a mainstream contender in the heavy truck sector. However, it appears that increasing numbers of well-known retailers and logistics firms are willing to give the new technology a whirl on their fleets. MT’s online tally […]
MAN Truck & Bus and Sono Motors have signed a letter of intent to investigate the technical and economic feasibility of integrating Sono’s solar technology into MAN’s eTGE electric transporter.
The TRATON group, which includes Scania and MAN, believes the EU’s target of cutting carbon emissions from heavy trucks over 16 tonnes by 15% by 2025 can be achieved largely with conventional engine technology but the much tougher target of a 30% reduction by 2030 will require significant sales of alternative drive trains, mainly battery electric.
Telematics firm Teletrac Navman has launched a web-based automated AI tool, aimed at supporting fleet operators with the move to electric vehicles.