What Is An Electric Commercial Vehicle?

Electric commercial vehicles use electric motors and can include transport vehicles, agricultural vehicles, and construction machinery.

An electric commercial vehicle is propelled by using electrical energy to power an electric motor. In contrast, traditional commercial vehicles use diesel or gasoline to power an internal combustion engine. Commercial electric vehicles can be transport vehicles, such as buses, trucks, or vans, agricultural vehicles, such as combine harvesters or tractors, or construction machinery, such as excavators or wheel loaders.

A Short History Of The Electric Commercial Vehicle

Who Makes Electric Commercial Vehicles?

The following manufacturers make electric trucks:

Freightliner Logo Freightliner
Models: eCascadia, eM2
Fuso Logo Fuso
Models: eCanter
Lion Logo Lion
Models: Lion8
Mercedes LogoMercedes-Benz
Models: eActros, eCitaro
Tesla LogoTesla
Models: Semi

Electric Commercial Vehicles In The News

Volkswagen Unveils 2024 VW ID Buzz 3-Row EV For North America

Colin LaynerJun 1, 2023

Volkswagen (VW) is set to make waves in the electric vehicle (EV) market as it unveils the long wheelbase edition of its much-anticipated ID. Buzz electric microbus. This model is primed to hit the American roads with a third row…

Arcimoto Launches New 3-Wheel 75 mph Electric Utility Vehicle

Colin LaynerMay 30, 2023

Arcimoto, renowned for its three-wheel Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV), is stepping into a new arena with the introduction of a more industrially focused version, termed the Arcimoto Modular Utility Vehicle (MUV). This latest offering from Arcimoto shares its underlying platform…

Drax Teams Up with C-Zero for Revolutionary Carbon Capture Solution

JIll BinocheMay 29, 2023

Drax, a global leader in renewable energy and carbon removal, has entered a promising partnership with C-Zero Markets (“C-Zero”). The agreement includes a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) related to carbon dioxide removal credits (CDRs) originating from Drax’s first BECCS (Bioenergy…

Coney Island Debuts First Geothermal Multi-Family Building in the City

JIll BinocheMay 29, 2023

In a pioneering move for New York City, a 16-story building on Coney Island has become the first multi-family structure to use geothermal energy. Located at 1515 Surf Ave, this impressive tower comprises 463 units, marking a significant stride in…

DTEK’s Ukraine Wind Farm: Green Rebuilding Post-Russian Attacks

JIll BinocheMay 28, 2023

Ukraine’s largest private energy firm, DTEK, proudly announced the official opening of a unique wind farm that is situated in a major conflict zone. This extraordinary project, the Tyligulska Wind Power Plant (WPP), is a testament to resilience and green…


Manufacturers: Fuso, Freightliner, Lion, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla