Pointers to the low emission mine trucks of the future

international-mining-logoAs International Mining’s article on the latest in open-pit haulers is prepared for the June issue, we hear the technology underpinning the Tesla Roadster, a high-performance electric sports car is showing up in a truck. The Silicon Valley automaker is providing the batteries Freightliner Custom Chassis is putting in the electric trucks it will have on the road next year. Freightliner has offered CNG (compressed natural gas) and hybrid electric trucks for years and it’s about to start selling a hydraulic hybrid. It says electrics are the logical next step. (more…)