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Balqon adds extra-heavy-duty hauler to range

Balqon has just added its baddest bruiser yet to its electric truck range. Sure, the top speed is only 25 miles per hour, which means the new XE20 is definitely not as fast as its road-going Mule 150 brother, but its ability to pull 40 tons (!) means it's definitely the brawniest of the bunch. Powered by a liquid-cooled 240 kW AC

Taking out the trash, i-MiEV style

Here's an odd little story from Japan today: the battery system that is used in Mitsubishi's i-MiEV electric car is going to get a workout as the driving force for the trash compactor in the Kyokuto Kaihatsu Kogyo Company's electric garbage collection truck. Running the compactor off of batteries instead of the truck's engine allows for cleaner, quieter garbage collection,

Freightliner and Enova to develop all-electric truck chassis

It seems as though the entry of newcomers Modec and Smith Electric Vehicles (and maybe even Boulder Electric Vehicles) into the North American electric truck market has prompted Freightliner to set about putting their own all-electric chassis together

Modec and Navistar cooking up JV, get $39.2 million

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Boulder Electric Vehicle makes trucks with Killacyclers [w/VIDEO]

Boulder Electric Vehicle's truck – click above to watch the videos after the jump

First ZeroTruck goes to the city of Santa Monica

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ZAP working on all-electric pickup truck, wants to build in U.S.

In addition to the planned Alias from ZAP, the electric vehicle company reportedly wants to branch into the electric pickup truck market as well. According to the latest in a long line of press releases from ZAP, the company has completed the engineering stage of a project to develop a four-wheel electric pickup. The company claims it plans to build the new EV right here in the United

ZAP working on all-electric pickup truck, wants to build it in U.S.

In addition to the planned Alias from ZAP, the electric vehicle company wants to branch into the electric pickup truck market as well. According to the latest in a long line of press releases from ZAP, the company has completed the engineering stage of a project to develop a four-wheel electric pickup. The company claims it plans to build the new EV right here in the United States

Modec makes marketing movie, moves more merchandise

Despite the tightening of economies world-wide, Modec, that UK manufacturer of all-electric trucks, seems to be plodding solidly ahead with new marketing efforts and more sales. We were just telling you about its continuing success with UPS and now it seems they have added another half dozen vehicles to their order book from the UK'

Homebrew electric Bradley GT II in Texas teenager's garage

Photo by internets_dairy. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.

Balqon officially launches world's most powerful electric truck

It was only a few months ago that we informed you of a really heavy duty electric truck undergoing testing at the Port of Los Angeles. The Nautilus E30 from Balqon must have aced its audition because the company has just officially shown it off to the public at last week's CAPCOA Green Conference and Expo

Nemo found near old Camaro factory site

The recent lifting of the low speed vehicle (LSV) ban in Quebec has shone the light of discovery on another electric vehicle manufacturer getting ready to go gangbusters. In Ste.-Therese, Quebec, very close to where the Chevrolet Camaro plant was once located, sits the home o

Tata and Chrysler's GEM plan electric delivery vehicle

Way back in January, rumors began swirling regarding a potential tie-up between Chrysler's GEM and India's Tata Motors. The rumored love-child was an electric version of the delivery truck known in India as the Tata Ace. Now, we have a potential price for the unit, and it sounds almost too good to be true. According to Jeremy Korzeniewski

TNT orders up another hundred electric trucks

The electric truck industry in the UK appears to be going into overdrive! Modec continues to land new accounts with their uniquely-engineered vehicle while over at Smith EV, they are celebrating a purchase order from Domenick Yoney

More details on the electric Triac emerge + new truck?

Recently we broke a story about a new electric "highway capable" three-wheeled car being prepared for the American market called the Triac. We promised to keep you posted and now that some interesting new details have emerged, behold the posting.

Stanly Community College creates their third electric truck

I am not entirely sure, but I think that the yellow truck converted by students at Stanly Community College from gas to electric is a Dodge Ram 50, which was made by Mitsubishi and was replaced by the Dakota. The Ram 50 was a small truck wh

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