June 7, 2016 - Industry News
Designed as an alternative to conventional piston-engine powertrains, the Wrightspeed Route is a range-extending electric system that propels the truck and helps reduce fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs, the companies said.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Wrightspeed, Refuse Trucks
April 6, 2016 - Industry News
The system meets a demand for heavier chassis for autogas-fueled bobtail applications, cylinder delivery trucks, and larger tank setters and box trucks.
Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, Alternative Fuels, Ford F-750
March 28, 2016 - Industry News
Despite the plunge in oil prices that has driven down the pump price of diesel, two of the three means of fueling trucks with compressed natural have remained competitive, according to consultant Jon T. Gabrielsen.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, CNG
November 13, 2015 - Industry News
A big-block V-8 engine will burn propane and deliver diesel-like performance at lower cost, the company says.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, COE, Alkane Truck Company, Cabovers, Class 7, Alternative Fuels
August 12, 2015 - Industry News
The Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, California, will have multiple sessions and panels for heavy-duty fleets, focusing on making the most of technology and saving money.
Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Alternative Fuels, Events, Fuel Efficiency
August 5, 2015 - Industry News
Two companies report they're on the brink of commercializing low-pressure dispensing and storage of compressed natural gas through carbon adsorption, which they say will keep the fuel cheaper and make filling stations a reality even for small fleets.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG
October 31, 2014 - Industry News
Global sales of medium and heavy duty vehicles should reach 7.1 million by 2035 from the 4.3 million that should be sold in 2014, according to a new report from Navigant Research.
Tags: Fleet Sales, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Navigant Research, Forecast, Global
September 23, 2014 - Product News
Westport Innovations says it's introduced the first generation of enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) natural gas system. This new approach to natural gas combustion technology is designed provide a "downsized" natural gas solution that is cost competitive while providing similar levels of power, torque, and fuel economy to a larger diesel engine.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Engines, Westport Innovations
September 17, 2014 - Industry News
ACT Research published a new report that shows natural gas adoption in the heavy-duty truck market has grown, but at a slower rate than predicted.
Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG, Alternative Fuels
September 10, 2014 - Industry News
Blossman Services is waiting on final governmental approval for a “blended fuel” system that injects varying amounts of propane autogas to replace diesel fuel in heavy duty truck engines.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Dual Fuel System, Alternative Fuels, Aftermarket, Engines, Blossman
August 5, 2014 - Industry News
Alkane Truck Co. will install domestic propane and natural gas engines and fuel systems, and automatic or automated manual transmissions in Daimler Foton chassis for sale in the U.S.
Tags: Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas, Cabovers, Alkane Truck Company, Class 7, Class 8
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
Based on a 2.8-liter diesel, the spark-ignited Ethos engine runs on corn- or lignocellulosic-derived fuel, and also produces high power and torque.
Tags: Cummins, California Energy Commission, Valvoline, Alternative Fuels, Allison Transmission, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, CO2 Emissions, E85, Engines
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
Mack Trucks is now working with an organization to assist dealers and customers navigate through the grant process to obtain public funding for alternative fuel and clean diesel-powered vehicles.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels
May 28, 2014 - Industry News
The company says its dual-fuel gliders outperform and are more reliable than dedicated natural gas engines that customers are evaluating.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, American Power Group, WheelTime Network, Dual Fuel, Alternative Fuels
May 12, 2014 - Industry News
Following recent reports it suspended production, a producer of all-electric medium commercial vehicles, Smith Electric, has secured a $42 million investment so it can resume operations.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles
New York has updated its list of trucks that are eligible under its Voucher Incentive Program, a $19 million “first come, first served” program that aims to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and diesel emission control devices for medium to heavy duty commercial fleets in the state.
Tags: Emissions, Hino, New York, Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Emissions Reduction, Daimler Trucks North America
April 3, 2014 - Industry News
Expanding the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and greater use of aerodynamic devices on trailers are among the strategies recommended by a new National Research Council report for reducing fuel consumption by tractor-trailers, transit buses, commercial vehicles, trucks, and other medium and heavy-duty vehicles.
Tags: Regulations, Environmental Protection Agency, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, GHG, EPA, Fuel Economy, NHTSA, Aerodynamics, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels
March 9, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and the UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission.
Tags: Eaton Corp., Cummins ISX12 G, Natural Gas, TMC, Engines, Alternative Fuels
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
Cummins and Cummins Westport are recalling just over 25,000 Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines manufactured Sep.12, 2007, through Feb. 2, 2014, and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines manufactured Feb. 19, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Recalls, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines
February 18, 2014 - Industry News
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. to reinstate a tax incentive that expired at the end of 2013 when it comes to the production of domestic biodiesel fuel.
Tags: Diesel, Biodiesel, Legislation, Alternative Fuels, U.S. Senate
February 13, 2014 - Industry News
Testing standards group ASTM International has issued a standard specification for the diesel alternative in truck engines, dimethyl ether.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, DME, Oberon Fuels
February 5, 2014 - Industry News
Two major players who are developing their own networks of natural gas fueling stations have cut back on expansion efforts.
Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engines, Blu, LNG, Liquefied Natural Gas, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels
October 4, 2013 - Industry News
Securing America’s Future Energy recently recognized Cummins Westport Inc., General Motors, Nissan, and Shorepower Technologies as the winners of its Advanced Technology Award for their leadership in driving fundamental improvements to America’s energy security.
Tags: Nissan, Alternative Fuels, General Motors, Cummins Westport, Shorepower Technologies
September 9, 2013 - Industry News
Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van.This vehicle is envisaged for use as a delivery van.
Tags: Nissan, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles
February 21, 2013 - Industry News
Roush CleanTech expands alternative fuel technology product offerings with new propane autogas fuel systems for Ford F-59, F-53 and E-450 stripped chassis.
Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Alternative Fuels, Ford
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