Battery Electric Vehicles

Electric powertrains in heavy commercial vehicles reduce emissions and costs by using an electric motor and battery instead of an internal combustion engine. This leads to reduced emissions, improved efficiency, and lower costs. Adoption is predicted to grow as battery technology improves and charging infrastructure expands. Expect to be kept informed on this ever-changing market at Freight Carbon Zero.

Electric powertrains in heavy commercial vehicles use an electric motor, powered by a battery, to drive the wheels instead of a traditional internal combustion engine.


What are Battery electric vehicles (BEV)?

Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) use electric motors and motor controllers instead of internal combustion engines (ICEs) for propulsion. They derive all power from battery packs and thus have no internal combustion engine, fuel cell, or fuel tank. Read more…

Electric vehicle news

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Daimler Truck officially opens battery technology centre in Mannheim, Germany

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ eActros 600 European testing tour is proving viability of long-haul electric trucking

Two eActros 600 electric trucks are rewriting the rules of long-haul transport, demonstrating that battery-powered freight vehicles are ready for Europe’s diverse landscapes and climates.

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India’s billion dollar hydrogen play

In our latest postcard from India, Ramesh Kumar gives an update on the prospects for hydrogen as the zero-emission fuel of choice for the Indian commercial vehicle sector.


The beginning of the beginning…

Special thanks to Fedor Unterlohner, Freight Manager at Transport & Environment for permission to use his opinion piece in this week’s newsletter commentary.