Feb. 16, 2022
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With only 20 days until Work Truck Week 2022, NTEA is amping up news around electrification and advanced technologies at the event — announcing 19 vehicles available in Ride & Drive, adding a Green Truck Summit session on electric vehicle upfitting, and sharing that General Motors and Chevrolet will showcase the first-ever 2024 Silverado EV all-electric pickup truck on the Work Truck Show exhibit floor
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ACT: Half of Class 4-8 sales to be BEV by 2035
Class 4-8 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) already show positive total cost of ownership compared to conventional vehicles in three-quarters of the applications examined by ACT Research in an extensive analysis. By 2030, the research firm says, that will rise to 100%. By 2040, about half of those applications will reach price parity between BEV and conventional powertrains.
Cummins to take unified, fuel-agnostic approach to engine design
Cummins Inc. has announced plans to expand its powertrains into unified, fuel-agnostic engines that will be able to run on a range of lower-carbon fuel types. The company says these platforms will use engine blocks and core components that share common architectures, but optimized for different fuels, such as natural gas and hydrogen.
Meritor, Paccar to continue electrification partnership
Meritor and Paccar extended their agreement for Meritor to supply 14Xe ePowertrains and BEV integration kits for the Class 8 Kenworth T680E as well as Peterbilt 579EV tractors and 520EV refuse trucks.
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Renewable fuels, OEM electrification offerings, and the expansion of technologies and vocational trucks are changing the commercial vehicle landscape. Work Truck Week offers an opportunity to experience industry evolution with an exhibit floor featuring the newest advanced technology and alternative fuel vehicles, equipment and products.
Anheuser-Busch delivers with zero-emission fleet
Anheuser-Busch teamed up with fleet partners Nikola Corporation and BYD Motors to deliver Bud Light Next, the brand’s first zero carb beer, with zero-emissions.
GM agrees to electrify medium-duty trucks with Lightning eMotors
General Motors is collaborating with Colorado-based Lightning eMotors to fully electrify commercial vehicles for use in several applications, including school buses, shuttle buses, delivery and work trucks.
NTEA’s 10th annual Fleet Purchasing Outlook showcases vehicle acquisition trends for the work truck industry. The insights provided by fleet professionals give the entire commercial vehicle community perspective on anticipated purchasing intent and areas of greatest interest to fleet managers.