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Big Rigs Going Electric As Navistar, Cummins, Daimler Rev Up Next-Generation Trucks
May 13, 2022
The electric vehicle revolution is far bigger than Tesla and Ford (with its electric pickup) as the world’s top makers of heavy-duty trucks and powertrains including Navistar, Daimler, Cummins, Hyundai and Volvo also intend to shake up their industry with next-generation battery- and hydrogen-powered models that cut carbon and exhaust pollution.
A stone’s throw from the sprawling Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, North America’s largest cargo container terminals, truckmakers and engine and energy companies packed the Long Beach Convention Center at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo this week to debut, display and test out dozens of electric semi and heavy-duty commercial truck models, many of which will first go into operation at those southern California ports. Improvements in battery and hydrogen technology, along with new federal support for clean vehicles, set the stage for wider adoption by fleet operators and surging oil prices only make them that much more compelling.