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Smith to Build eTrucks in Chicago

December 10, 2012 in batteries, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

City Becoming EV Central with Incentives & Argonne Batteries,
FedEx Is Adding 100-Plus Smith Battery Trucks to World Fleet

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $15 million incentive program for battery trucks has been followed by word that Smith Electric Vehicles will open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility there, “creating hundreds of direct and indirect jobs and boosting the already rapidly growing battery and electric vehicle sector in the City.”

NREL Confirms Hybrid Truck Savings

September 11, 2012 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Eaton-Drive Class 8 Coca-Cola Tractors Were Tested for 13 Months

Class 8 Kenworth hybrid electric tractor trailers with Eaton parallel drivetrains operated by Coca-Cola demonstrated significant improvements in fuel economy as compared with straight diesel trucks, according to an National Renewable Energy Laboratory assessment.

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