Rudolph Diesel—who, incidentally, died mysteriously while traveling by a post office steamer on the English Channel in 1913—must be rolling in his grave.
Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Group
United Parcel Services Inc. has launched a fleet of extended-range hybrid delivery trucks in the U.K. that automatically switch to all-electric mode when operating in cities and other clean air zones.
United Parcel Services of America Inc. is partnering with Los Angeles startup Thor Trucks Inc. to test a fully electric Class 6 delivery truck.
AB Volvo plans to begin selling electric trucks next year in Europe, targeting urban distribution applications.
Los Angeles-based Thor Trucks Inc. aims to launch its ET-One semi-tractor in 2019—the same timeframe Tesla Inc. is targeting for its new electric Semi.