October 17, 2022

2023 Run on Less Focus Unveiled

In the October 2022 newsletter, NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth unveiled the focus of the Run on Less event for 2023. I am very excited to share that we are in the early planning stages for the next Run on Less event. We want this one to focus on likely the biggest challenge to scaling […]
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June 28, 2022

Medium-Duty Box Trucks Are Electrifiable, NACFE Says

Fort Wayne, Indiana — June 28, 2022 — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) today released the fourth and final market segment report — Electric Trucks Have Arrived: The Use Case For Medium-Duty Box Trucks — based on findings from last year’s Run on Less – Electric (RoL-E) freight efficiency demonstration. The top level […]
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May 9, 2022

Electric Trucks Reach a Tipping Point

New analysis from RMI shows that 65% of medium-duty and 49% of heavy-duty trucks are electrifiable today. Boulder, CO and Toronto, ON — May 9, 2022 — Trucks of all sizes are ripe for electrification, according to a new report that utilizes observed aggregated and anonymized trucking telematics data from Geotab. In Charting the Course […]
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May 5, 2022

Half of Heavy-Duty Regional Haul Tractors Are Electrifiable Now, Study Says

Fort Wayne, Indiana — May 5, 2022 — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) today released the third of four market segment reports — Electric Trucks Have Arrived: The Use Case For Heavy-Duty Regional Haul Tractors — based on findings from last year’s Run on Less – Electric (RoL-E) freight efficiency demonstration. The […]
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April 12, 2022

More than Half of North American Vehicles are Electrifiable Today

Electrifying vans and step vans in Canada and the US would save nearly 5 billion gallons of gasoline each year and avoid 43.5 million tons of CO2 emissions a year. Fort Wayne, Indiana — April 12, 2022 — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and RMI‘s latest research shows that vans and step […]
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March 7, 2022

Report Finds Terminal Tractors Are Good Use Case For Electrification

Orlando, Florida — March 6, 2022 — The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) today released the first of four market segment reports — Electric Trucks Have Arrived: The Use Case For Terminal Tractors — based on findings from last year’s Run on Less – Electric (RoL-E) freight efficiency demonstration. Read the Report. “We […]
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November 18, 2021

Run on Less – Electric Reports to Debut in 2022

In today’s monthly newsletter, NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth outlined plans for releasing reports based on the data collected from Run on Less – Electric: The dust is settling from Run on Less – Electric and we have been out and about, literally around the world, sharing the early insights from the 10 training bootcamps […]
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September 15, 2021

Run on Less – Electric Finale Event

Run On Less – Electric is close to the finish line. Join us at the Finale Event on Wednesday, September 22 at 11 a.m. EST when NACFE’s Executive Director Mike Roeth and an expert panel will share the real-world results of this three-week electric truck technology study, including the amount of carbon saved if all […]
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September 2, 2021

NACFE’s Roeth is Passionate About Decarbonization

When NACFE’s Executive Director Mike Roeth sold his house so he could live in his solar-powered camper, the decision stood as a clear symbol of Roeth’s commitment to decarbonizing trucking — a sector responsible for 24% of transportation’s greenhouse gas footprint. Learn more about Mike’s work at NACFE, including his journey spearheading Run On Less […]
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September 2, 2021

NACFE Hosts Appreciation Reception

NACFE held an Appreciation Reception Tuesday night at the The Cove at Long Beach Convention Center to thank the Run On Less – Electric fleet and OEM teams as well as the sponsors who helped make the event happen. To the Fleets, OEMs, and Sponsors, a heartfelt thanks from the entire NACFE team. We couldn’t have […]
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Long Beach, CA –September 1, 2021

Truckers Lead the Charge to Go Electric

More than a dozen different electric trucks from companies such as Frito-Lay, Anheuser Busch, Penske and DHL will be measured over the next three weeks along their usual delivery routes to tally the amount of carbon they emit. This is a part of Run on Less, a program aimed at measuring efficiency in trucking that is a […]
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August 31, 2021

NACFE Conducts Workshop at ACT Expo

NACFE hosted an interactive workshop yesterday during ACT Expo in Long Beach, CA to identify key challenges and opportunities related to electric truck deployments. Approximately 240 people joined as we shared our latest insights, including key takeaways from the 10-part Electric Truck Bootcamp and lessons learned from Run on Less – Electric participant site visits this […]
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August 30, 2021

Participant Profiles Now Available

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is excited to share more details about the 13 Run on Less – Electric (ROL-E) fleets – their trucks, their drivers, their routes and their charging routines. The Story So Far. View photos and all the details about ROL-E Participants here. NACFE will host a press conference […]
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July 22, 2021

Plan to Attend the Last 3 Bootcamp Trainings

We’re down to our last three Electric Truck Bootcamp training sessions. So far, we’ve gotten great feedback on the first seven trainings that have covered the factors that are driving electric truck development, charging EVs, working with utilities, incentives, maintenance/training/safety and financing. If you have not checked out these trainings, we encourage you to do […]
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May 11, 2021

Virgin Unite Supports NACFE’s Run on Less – Electric

NACFE and Run on Less – Electric recently wrote for the Virgin Unite blog and appreciate its support for the role of electric trucking to reduce transportation greenhouse gas emissions. When NACFE, an organization that both Virgin Unite and RMI have supported for many years, decided to focus the 2021 Run on Less trucking demonstration […]
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January 13, 2021

NACFE Run on Less Shows How Far Electric Trucking Has Come in 2021

The trucking industry is beginning its move to an electric future. In order to leverage data from real-world experiences, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) will be conducting Run on Less - Electric (RoL-E), an electric truck technology demonstration in 2021.
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Fort Wayne, INJune 16, 2020

NACFE Releases Run On Less Regional Report

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) released its in-depth report on Run on Less Regional, a fuel-economy demonstration that showed how Class 8 tractors — both diesel and CNG — and trailers can use a variety of technologies to achieve the best fuel economy possible in a variety of regional haul applications. Also included are reports on how these duty cycles would work in battery electric truck and hydrogen fuel cell trucks.
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AtlantaMay 4, 2018

Run on Less Report Launched

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) today released an in-depth report on Run on Less—a first-of-its-kind fuel-efficiency roadshow, demonstrating high miles per gallon using currently available technology.
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