Peterbilt’s New Electric Class 8 Garbage Truck

Peterbilt Class 8 Electric Garbage Truck

Heavy-Duty Truck giant Peterbilt took the wraps off a battery-electric Class 8 garbage truck at the ongoing WasteExpo 2017 in New Orleans. Peterbilt already offers a line of diesel Class 8 garbage trucks. It is exploring an electric-drive system in order to help customers meet often stringent state and local emissions regulations, said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt’s chief engineer. Electric drive systems also can significantly increase fuel efficiency, a priority for most…

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Mack TerraPro Truck Alternator Cable Recall

Mack Truck LR & TerraPro Alternator Cable Recall

Mack Trucks, Inc. (Mack) is recalling certain 2015-2018 LR and 2011-2018 TerraPro (LEU and MRU) trucks. The alternator cable may be insufficiently thick to handle the current, and, as a result, may overheat. CONSEQUENCE: If the alternator cable overheats, it would increase the risk of a fire. REMEDY: Mack will notify owners, and dealers will replace the alternator cable, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 16,…

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Nikola One Prototype Marks End of Diesel Era

nikola one class 8 hydrogen electric hybrid comercial truck

Nikola Motor Co. on Thursday unveiled a working prototype of Nikola One, the company’s fully electric, zero-emissions Class 8 truck. The truck’s fully electric drivetrain is powered by high-density lithium batteries. The truck’s electricity is supplied on-the-go by a hydrogen fuel cell, giving it a range of more than 1,200 miles and delivering more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 ft.-lbs. of torque. “This is a real truck. This is not a…

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