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California Math Shows Internal Combustion Beating Electric on Emissions
CARB data show diesel engines are not the evil, gross-polluting workhorses that they're frequently portrayed to be. When paired with biobased fuels, they're out-performing on emissions.
June 15, 2021
Expanding Beyond Electric Machines, Volvo Opens Hydrogen Fuel Cell Test Lab
Volvo CE plans to find out with its new lab.
May 25, 2021
"First Electric Skid Steer in the World" Starts in Low $60s
A Slovakia-based firm is showcasing what it says is the first globally, commercially available full-size electric skid steer, displaying the machine during last week's Condex equipment show in Las Vegas.
June 1, 2021
Contractor Tests Out Electric Machines On Off-the-Grid Jobsites
Operators experienced less fatigue, could get instant power and spoke in normal tones to other workers.
May 18, 2021
Ford Leans on its High Performance Legacy for Name of its New Electric F-150
As the May 19 reveal of this all-electric pickup approaches, the announced name for the new model will be familiar to many.
May 11, 2021
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Volvo VP Lays Out the Electric Blueprint for Construction Equipment | The Dirt #23
How is Volvo Construction Equipment bringing its electric construction equipment to market? We've got the details in our latest The Dirt video.
April 23, 2021
Hydrogen fuel cell
Daimler, Volvo launch fuel-cell truck partnership
The partnership expects to produce supplies needed for up to 12,000 hydrogen fuel cell powered trucks every year.
March 9, 2021
Video: Volvo Excavator Prototypes Reveal Formidable Strength in Electric Development
Amid a flurry of electric construction equipment news to start 2021, Volvo has introduced two battery-electric excavator prototypes that are different in more ways than one. We dig into those excavators and Volvo's electric advantage in this video.
March 5, 2021
DTNA putting millions into BEV powertrain
The company expects to invest upwards of $20 million in its Detroit, Michigan, manufacturing facility, which will serve as the source of Detroit ePowertrain components in North America when initial production begins later this year.
February 9, 2021
Electric trucks run 'amazing' up Pikes Peak
Though it was 'not a competition,' all-electric Peterbilt 579EV and Kenworth T680 fuel cell deliver impressive and different results.
January 22, 2021
Navistar partners with GM, J.B. Hunt on hydrogen-powered RH
Under the partnership agreement, OneH2 will supply its hydrogen fueling solution, which includes hydrogen production, storage, delivery and safety and Navistar is taking a minority stake in OneH2.
January 29, 2021
Put to the Test: Deere E-Power Electric Backhoe Moves Into Next Phase of Development
Modeled after Deere's 310L, the battery-powered backhoe aims to lower operating costs, noise, downtime and drop emissions to zero.
January 29, 2021
No Counterweight Needed: What Will Set Komatsu's First Electric Excavator Apart? (VIDEO)
Komatsu has announced that it's going to build a battery-powered excavator. Take a design sneak peek in this video and see what you should expect from this electric machine.
January 28, 2021
‘Game changing’ Toyota solid-state battery lighter, much more powerful than current lithium-ion
To further vehicle electrification, Toyota announced its development of a lighter, more powerful solid-state battery to be released in the next few years.
January 11, 2021
Hummer EV is The New Torque King of Pickups …Or is it?
With the unveiling of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, we’ve got the introduction of another electric pickup and another instance of wondering aloud “How much of a truck is this thing?” That’s what we’re trying to answer in the video below. More importantly, we look at how to properly compare torque ratings between combustion engine […]
November 3, 2020
Tesla: New Battery Tech Will Provide Big Range Boost, Cost Savings
For fleets thinking ‘range is the bane’ when it comes to electric trucks, Tesla predicted a range increase of up to 54% during its recent 2020 Annual Shareholder Meeting and Battery Day event in Fremont, Calif. Shareholders attended in person while staying socially distanced by watching from their Tesla vehicles in a parking lot near […]
September 24, 2020
Ford Teases Electric F-150 With Extreme Grade Towing, Off-Roading
As it celebrated the start of production on the 2021 F-150, Ford shared some new details on the upcoming battery-powered, electric F-150 along with a teaser image of the truck’s front end and some prototype testing footage. While the hood and overall silhouette should be pretty familiar for those who have seen a Ford pickup […]
September 22, 2020
Nikola founder steps down as questions swirl around electric powertrain tech
Nikola Motor Company founder Trevor Milton announced Monday morning that he would step down as executive chairman of his Phoenix, Arizona-based hydrogen-electric upstart amid a firestorm of criticism sparked by a skeptical stock short-seller and subsequent inquiry from the Securities and Exchange Commission. “The focus should be on the company and its world changing mission,” […]
September 21, 2020
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Drum Rotates Up to 180 Degrees on Merlo DBM 3500 Mini Mixer
The compact cement mixer can fit on tight jobsites and dispense concrete at up to 330 degrees around the machine.
Video: Why Using a 2D System is a Great First Step in Machine Control | The Dirt #29
New Cat D4 Boosts Visibility 30% to Front-of-Blade Area
eRegulatory Tracks Truck Routes Turn by Turn, Helping Truckers Meet Government Requirements
Concrete Form Tie Shortage Ripples Through Construction Industry
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