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Tesla's Master Plan Includes Commercial Trucks

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk plans to build a battery-electric pickup truck, heavy-duty truck, and a bus that would turn the driver into a "fleet manager," according to his Master Plan, Part Deux.

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Quantum Fuel Systems Bought by Private Equity Firm

Compressed natural gas fuel systems maker Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies has been acquired by Douglas Acquisitions, a Northern California-based private equity firm.

Nancy S. Gougarty Photo: Westport Fuel Systems

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Westport Fuel Systems Names New CEO

Westport Fuel Systems named Nancy Gougarty the company’s chief executive officer, effective immediately to replace the retiring David Demers.

Photo courtesy of SDTPA.

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San Diego Port to Receive $5.9M in Electric Trucks

The San Diego Port Tenants Association (SDPTA) received a $5.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to fund the development of 10 all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles for operation at the Port of San Diego.

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Pressure Systems International Invests in Plasma-Based Aerodynamics

Pressure Systems International, an automatic tire inflation systems provider, has invested in a new aerodynamic technology and entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Plasma Stream Technologies.

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Average Diesel Prices Drop to $2.40

The average price of diesel fuel fell again last week, continuing a streak of very slight declines in the past month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Deborah Lockridge

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Commentary: Devil's in the Details of California Emissions Dream

Yes, it’s a worthy goal to improve the environment and public health by reducing emissions. But you can’t blame trucking for looking at proposals to further cut NOx with a good bit of trepidation.

PHOTO: DTF

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Clean Diesel Trucks Make Up 42% of Class 3-8

More than 40% of all medium- and heavy-duty diesel commercial trucks in operation in the United States – 4 million of 9.5 million diesel trucks – are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines.

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Natural-Gas Truck Sales Recover From Slow Start in 2016

Retail sales of Class 8 natural gas trucks in the U.S. and Canada improved in May, after getting off to a slow start earlier in the year.

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SoCalGas Opens Heavy-Duty Ready CNG Station

The new CNG station extends the network of CNG stations across a key regional goods movement corridor and will provide owners and operators of natural gas-fueled trucks and other vehicles with a new, convenient place to fuel.

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