These new electric trucks from Volvo could soon be collecting your garbage

May 17, 2018 by  
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Swedish multinational manufacturing company Volvo has revealed its two new electric truck models, designed with tasks such as delivery and refuse collection in mind. These electric trucks could replace those currently on the road for these services, vehicles that are a major source of diesel emissions in urban areas worldwide. “This opens the door to new forms of cooperation with cities that target to improve air quality, reduce traffic noise, and cut congestion during peak hours since commercial operations can instead be carried out quietly and without tale-pipe exhaust emissions early in the morning or late at night,” Volvo Trucks President Claes Nilsson said in a statement . Volvo’s new electric trucks seem well suited to European cities, many of which are moving towards reducing or even eliminating the use of internal combustion vehicles in the coming years. The newly revealed models also recognize the rising consumer demand for cleaner air, thus cleaner vehicles. “We believe that the technology today is mature when it comes to performance, range and weight in these type of applications in city use,” said Nilsson. Volvo plans to continue to develop new models of electric trucks going forward. Related: Volvo will only sell electric cars starting in 2019 One of the trucks, the Volvo FL Electric, is smaller than other models so as to better serve the needs of dense urban areas. “Today, each of our 300 conventional refuse vehicles emits approximately 31,300 kg carbon dioxide every year,”  Rüdiger Siechau, CEO of Stadtreinigung Hamburg,  said in a statement. “An electrically powered refuse truck with battery that stands a full shift of eight to ten hours is a breakthrough in technology.” Because of its electric engine, the Volvo FL Electric is able to deliver cargo inside a building without producing health-harming emissions. The silent engine also opens up new possibilities for serving cities. Volvo’s electric trucks follow its previous production of more than four thousand electric buses and their ongoing reconfiguration of its battery supply chain, which would ensure a more positive environmental impact. Via CleanTechnica Images via Volvo Trucks

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UPS just unveiled a fleet of adorable electric trucks for London and Paris

May 9, 2018 by  
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The streets of Paris and London are about to get a whole lot cuter — and more eco-friendly — because UPS is deploying adorable electric trucks that look like something straight out of a cartoon. The mail carrier is teaming up with ARRIVAL to launch a state-of-the-art fleet of 35 zero emission electric vehicles. The lightweight, composite vehicles have a range of 150 miles, and each truck includes driver-assist technology that will help keep the roads safer. . @UPS revs up latest London & Paris EV deal by working with @ArrivalGB develop a "state-of-the-art pilot fleet" https://t.co/4vsXFsxe5O — UPS UK&IE (@UPS_UK) May 9, 2018 UPS has made sustainability a priority, with more than 9,000 vehicles worldwide operating on alternative energy. UPS and ARRIVAL have been collaborating since 2016 to create these custom-designed trucks built to UPS’s specifications. The news comes a month after the delivery company announced that it had deployed a radical new charging infrastructure in London . Related: UPS declares the “beginning of the end” for combustion engines by making its London fleet entirely electric “UPS is working with ARRIVAL here in the UK because their smart electric vehicles are helping to reduce dependency on fossil fuel. This is a pioneering collaboration that helps UPS develop new ways to reduce our emissions,” said Luke Wake, international director for automotive engineering in the advanced technology group at UPS. “UPS is marshaling its global scale to encourage innovation within the automotive industry. We are helping to drive demand for these disruptive technologies. The result is a safer and cleaner fleet for the communities in which we deliver.” + UPS + ARRIVAL Via Engadget Image via UPS

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Tesla co-founder Ian Wright is transforming garbage trucks into electric green machines

June 3, 2015 by  
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Ian Wright is one of the co-founders of Tesla who doesn’t often make headlines, especially since he left the electric car company in 2005 when it was still a startup. His latest venture, Wrightspeed, is doing something not entirely dissimilar to Tesla, and commercial trucks are his focus. Wrightspeed doesn’t make the whole truck, though, just a clean, electric powertrain specially designed to meet the needs of industrial trucks, such as garbage trucks and large delivery vehicles. Read the rest of Tesla co-founder Ian Wright is transforming garbage trucks into electric green machines Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alameda , electric delivery trucks , electric FedEx trucks , electric garbage trucks , electric powertrain , electric trucks , ian wright , tesla , Wrightspeed

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Alvarez Electric Motors Unveils A Line of Inexpensive EVs in California

August 2, 2012 by  
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California-based Alvarez Electric Motors has just announced plans to release a line of new electric vehicles that could make owning a “green” vehicle more affordable than ever. Ramon Alvarez, who owns Lincoln and Jaguar dealerships in Riverside, CA has unveiled his vision for a nationwide network of Alvarez Electric Motors Company outlets, known as EcoCentres . The EcoCentre franchises will sell the company’s affordable Eco-E Commuter Car, EcoVan and EcoTruck, in addition to pre-owned alternative-fuel vehicles. Read the rest of Alvarez Electric Motors Unveils A Line of Inexpensive EVs in California Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alvarez Electric Motors , electric cars , electric trucks , electric vehicle , green car , green transportation , neighborhood electric vehicle , Ramon Alvarez

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First Takes: UPS Adds 100 Electric Trucks, Defining ‘Natural,’ and More…

August 25, 2011 by  
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UPS’ new electric vehicles, a lawsuit over the word "natural," and country and company responses to China’s rare earth metal restrictions are among the stories we’re looking at this morning.

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Ceramatec’s new battery could power your house for pennies per KWh

April 12, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Inexpensive battery developed for use with on-site power generators. One of the major reasons we don’t see people opting for off-grid systems such as solar and wind generators is the high cost of batteries that are required to store all that power for low wind or sun periods. Scientists at Ceramatec have developed a new kind of deep-storage battery that when coupled with solar and wind generators can power your entire home at the rate of pennies per KWh.

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Santa Monica Buys Electric Trucks After Suing Owner (Video)

January 14, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Gas2Electric Conversions From London’s massive commitment to electric vehicles to British Colombia’s partnership with Nissan Leaf , city and regional governments are getting behind electrified transportation in a big way. Now the City of Santa Monica is getting on board too—announcing that it has taken delivery of its first …

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