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December 2, 2016 - Industry News

Daycabs, Vocational Trucks Are Priorities for Nikola

Photo: Nikola Motor

A daycab version of Nikola Motor Co.’s hydrogen-electric heavy-duty tractor will probably be the first one to enter production, said the firm’s founder and CEO, Trevor Milton.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Day Cabs, Nikola Motor Company

December 1, 2016 - Industry News

Nikola One Fuel Cell Electric Truck Promises High Fuel Economy, Low Maintenance

A wrap was removed and the Nikola One prototype revolved before the enthusiastic audience at the Dec. 1 unveiling. Liquified hydrogen is stored in bottles behind the long sleeper-cab. Photos: Tom Berg

SALT LAKE CITY -- If enthusiasm ensures success, Nikola One, the fuel cell-electric long-haul tractor unveiled Thursday night in Salt Lake City, is a sure thing. It promises low maintenance and high fuel economy, but production is still a ways away.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Nikola Motor Company, Class 8

December 1, 2016 - Industry News

Nikola to Unveil Electric Class 8, Strategic Partnership with Ryder

Partial view of the all-electric Class 8 Nikola One tractor, which will be rolled out on the evening of Dec. 1 in Salt Lake City. Photo: Nikola Motors

The day has finally arrived when Nikola Motor Company will unveil its electric Class 8 tractor tonight at a press event at the company's Salt Lake City headquarters.

Tags: Electric Vehicles, Nikola Motor Company

December 1, 2016 - Industry News

Chevron: Reformulated Delo 400 Engine Oils Boast Higher Performance

Chevron said teardown of engine that ran 530,000 miles with oil drains set at 40,000 miles showed how Delo 400 ZFA 10W-30 oil protected key engine components. Photo: Chevron

Chevron Products Company rolled out an expanded line of Delo 400 heavy-duty diesel engine oils on Dec. 1, the same day that oils formulated to meet the new API CK-4 and FA-4 service categories became eligible to to be marketed and sold.

Tags: Chevron, Engine Oil, SAE, API

November 30, 2016 - Industry News

CNG Supplier Hopes to Spur Adoption in Southeast

Since opening this CNG fueling station in Anderson, S.C., last year, Piedmont has reduced the price of its fuel to $1.37 per GGE. Photo courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas

Fuel supplier Piedmont Natural Gas hopes to expand compressed natural gas adoption with lowered fuel prices and contracts with government and commercial fleets in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Piedmont Natural Gas

November 29, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Approves Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

Chart courtesy of EPA.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a 6% increase in the level of biofuels that producers must blend with gasoline and diesel in 2017 that falls significantly short of amount required by the Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022.

Tags: EPA, Biofuels, Regulations, Renewable Fuels Standard

November 29, 2016 - Industry News

AmeriPride Adds Hybrid Ford Super Duty Trucks

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

AmeriPride Services has taken delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks powered by hybrid-electric powertrains for the company's uniform rental and linen supply delivery fleet.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford F-59, AmeriPride

November 28, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Barely Changed Last Week

The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. was nearly flat during the week of Thanksgiving, according to the latest numbers from the EIA.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

Toyota Eyeing Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Technology

Image courtesy of Toyota

Toyota is exploring using hydrogen fuel cell technology in heavy-duty vehicles to create a zero emissions solution for the commercial trucking industry.

Tags: Toyota, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Nikola Motor Company

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

New API Diesel Engine Oil Categories Arrive Dec. 1

API has developed two visually different API Service Symbol Donuts so that consumers can distinguish between the two new categories of oils. Image: API

The American Petroleum Institute's new diesel engine oil-service categories, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in the marketplace on Dec. 1.

Tags: Oil, American Petroleum Institute, Diesel Engine Oil, CK-4, FA-4

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall, Crude Oil Surges on Putin Remarks

The price of diesel fuel dropped by around two cents last week, the second straight week with declines of over a cent, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

November 21, 2016 - Industry News

GM Expanding Alt-Fuel Heavy-Duty Pickup Lineup

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

General Motors is expanding its lineup of heavy-duty pickups and vans fueled by compressed natural gas and propane autogas for the 2017 and 2018 model years, which will bring its alternative fuel lineup to more than 25 vehicles.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, General Motors, Chevrolet SIlverado HD, Chevrolet Low Cab Forward, Alternative Fuels

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

Energy Department Project Aims for Fuel Efficiency Gains Through Platooning

Screenshot via Peloton

Peloton Technology announced its participation in the Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles program, or Nextcar, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, U.S. DOT, Truck Platooning, Peloton Technology

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall by Nearly 3 Cents

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell by nearly 3 cents last week after staying essentially flat for over a month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

HDT Announces Top 50 Green Fleets of 2016

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine has announced its Top 50 Green Fleets for 2016, trucking companies that are leading the industry in the adoption of green, sustainable practices, policies, and technologies.

Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Alternative Fuels, Awards, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Top 50 Green Fleets

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

BYD, Wayne Engineering Unveil All-Electric Refuse Truck

Photo courtesy of BYD

BYD and Wayne Engineering announced the launch of an all-new, fully electric refuse truck that has a range of 100 miles.

Tags: BYD, Refuse Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Wayne Engineering, Electric Refuse Trucks

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

Dana Rolls Out Spicer Electrified E-Axle Portfolio

Image: Dana Incorporated

Dana Incorporated has introduced the Spicer Electrified portfolio of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies designed to advance electric propulsion systems.

Tags: Axles, Dana Incorporated, Battery-Electric Vehicles

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

US Foods Partners with ampCNG on Texas Fueling Station

Source: ampCNG

US Foods and compressed natural gas fueling solutions company ampCNG have announced a fueling and station agreement to build a public-access fueling station in Buda, Texas to serve US Foods.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, ampCNG, Natural Gas Vehicles

November 9, 2016 - Press Release

Orange EV to Give $150K Discounts for NY Fleets

Photo courtesy of Orange EV

Orange EV, a manufacturer of pure electric heavy-duty trucks, announced that fleets in the state of New York can now save up to $150,000 per T-Series pure electric terminal truck.

Tags: Grant Funding, Orange EV, Electric Terminal Trucks

November 9, 2016 - Industry News

CNG, LPG Vehicle Market to Grow 10% a Year by 2022

The global compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) market is expected to grow by more than 10% a year over the next six years due to the increase in population and urbanization, a growing demand for passenger and commercial vehicles, and stringent emission control regulations, according to a new forecast.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, CNG, Regulations, Forecast

November 8, 2016 - Industry News

Workhorse Developing Plug-In Pickup

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Group Inc. hopes to begin production in 2018 on a plug-in hybrid light-duty pickup truck that the company says is designed for fleet usage.

Tags: Workhorse, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Large Pickups, Duke Energy, City of Orlando, Workhorse W-15

November 7, 2016 - Industry News

DOT to Set Up Alternative-Fuel Corridors

Source: Federal Highway Administration

The U.S. Department of Transportation is establishing a network of 55 alternative fueling and charging corridors for electric, natural gas, hydrogen, and propane fuel vehicles.

Tags: Infrastructure, Fueling Station, Alternative Fuels, FHWA, Electric Vehicles

November 7, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Fall Slightly, Crude Oil Up on OPEC, Election News

The average price of diesel fuel in the U.S. fell by nearly a cent and is still relatively flat over the past month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

Tags: Gas Prices, Diesel Prices, Crude Oil Prices

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Colonial Pipeline Expected Back Online by Saturday

The Colonial Pipeline Co. hopes to bring a significant gasoline supply line back online by Saturday, less than a week after a blast that could reduce gasoline supply to the Southeast and Northeast, Reuters has reported.

Tags: OSHA, Fuel Management, Gasoline Prices

November 3, 2016 - Industry News

Nikola to Officially Unveil Hybrid-Electric Truck on Dec. 1

The Nikola One hybrid-electric truck. Image: Nikola Motors

Nikola Motor Company is on track to unveil its flagship product, the Nikola One electric Class 8 truck, at a launch event on Dec. 1, 2016.

Tags: Hydrogen, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company

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