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September 9, 2016 - Industry News

EDI, First Priority GreenFleet Partner to Produce Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Photo via Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

Hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions company Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and First Priority GreenFleet announced an agreement to produce alternative-fuel commercial vehicles.

Tags: Hybrid Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

August 31, 2016 - Industry News

NATSO Wants Better Incentives to Create Alternative Fuel Corridors

NATSO is urging the Department of Transportation to work closely with private, exit-based businesses to improve incentives for establishing alternative fuel corridors on our nation’s highways.

Tags: DOT, Federal Incentives, Alternative Fuels, NATSO

August 11, 2016 - Industry News

Sacramento County Adopts Renewable Diesel

Photo courtesy of Sacramento County.

Sacramento County, Calif. has begun using renewable diesel to fuel many of its heavy-duty vehicles, including more than 400 municipal public works trucks and specialty vehicles.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Diesel, Sacramento County

August 5, 2016 - Industry News

Frito-Lay Fleet Reaches CNG Milestone

Frito-Lay's fleet of compressed natural gas-fueled trucks and vans have logged more than 100 million miles in the past five years, the PepsiCo division has announced.

Tags: Frito-Lay, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, CNG

August 2, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Reaches Alternative Fuels Goal a Year Early

By the end of 2016, UPS will have invested more than $750 million in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations globally since 2009, including propane autogas vehicles. (Photo courtesy of UPS)

UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, the global delivery company announced.

Tags: UPS, Alternative Fuels, Fleet Sustainability, Delivery Fleets

July 22, 2016 - Industry News

Westport Fuel Systems Names New CEO

Nancy S. Gougarty Photo: Westport Fuel Systems

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

Tags: Leadership, Alternative Fuels, People, Westport, Natural Gas

July 14, 2016 - Industry News

Natural-Gas Truck Sales Recover From Slow Start in 2016

File photo

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.

Tags: Retail Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

July 13, 2016 - Industry News

Greenkraft Offers Allison Transmission for Alternative Fuel Trucks

Photo: Greenkraft

Alternative fuel truck and fuel system manufacturer Greenkraft is now offering fully automatic Allison Transmissions on its medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Greenkraft, Allison Transmission, CNG, Propane Autogas, Transmissions

July 11, 2016 - Industry News

Gain Clean Fuel to Open CNG Station in South Texas

Photo: C.A.T. International

Gain Clean Fuel has partnered with FastFlow CNG to build and manage a co-branded compressed natural gas fueling station in South Texas.

Tags: Green Fleets, Partnership, Alternative Fuels, CNG Fueling Stations

June 24, 2016 - Product News

CNG Cylinder Maker Gains Canadian CRN Approval

Photo: CNGci

CNG Cylinders International has received Canadian CRN approval for its Type 3 CNG Cylinder technology in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario.

Tags: Canada, Alternative Fuels, CNG, CNG Tanks

June 7, 2016 - Industry News

Mack to Evaluate Electric Powertrain for Refuse Trucks

LR chassis has a retrofitted Wrightspeed Route turbine-electric system instead of a conventional diesel or natural gas engine and transmission. Photo: Mack Trucks Inc.

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

May 20, 2016 - Industry News

Report: Trucking Can Play a Big Role in Energy Security

Image via SAFE

The non-profit, nonpartisan group Securing America’s Future Energy has released a report on how the U.S. can remain on the path to greater energy security that includes recommendations for the trucking industry.

Tags: Congress, Oil, Alternative Fuels, Truck Platooning

April 6, 2016 - Industry News

Roush CleanTech Offers Propane Fuel System for Ford F-750

Photo courtesy of Roush CleanTech

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

April 1, 2016 - Industry News

Alliance AutoGas F-150 Prepares for Coast-to-Coast Trip

The Ford F-150 was converted to run on propane autogas at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas

Fresh from setting a record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion to propane autogas in 1:32:25, the F-150 will embark on 5,500 mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride."

Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance Autogas, Alternative Fuels, Ford, Bi-Fuel Conversions

March 30, 2016 - Industry News

FedEx Boosts Fleet Fuel Efficiency

Photo of electric delivery van courtesy of FedEx.

FedEx hopes to increase fuel efficiency in its vehicle fleet by 30% by 2020 by increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles, shifting freight trips to rail, and optimizing routing, according to the company's 2016 sustainability report.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Emissions Reduction, FedEx, Delivery Fleets

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

Report: CNG Competitive Against $2 Diesel

Trucks at CNG fuel station.

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

March 15, 2016 - Industry News

UPS to Invest $100M in CNG Trucks and Infrastructure

The UPS Rolling Laboratory appproach allows the company to determine which alternative fuel technolgies best fit a given operating environment. Source: UPS

UPS plans to invest $100 million in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet, adding 12 new compressed natural gas fueling stations and 380 CNG trucks.

Tags: UPS, Alternative Fuels, CNG, CNG infrastructure

February 23, 2016 - Global News

Mercedez-Benz OKs Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Biodiesel for Trucks

Photo courtesy of Daimler.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has approved an alternative biodiesel fuel known as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its trucks with heavy-duty (OM 470 or OM 471) engines as well as medium-duty (OM 936 or OM 934) variants.

Tags: Biodiesel, Mercedes-Benz, Alternative Fuels, Daimler, Global

February 12, 2016 - Industry News

IHS To Acquire Oil Price Information Service

Business analytics and insight company IHS has signed an agreement to acquire Oil Price Information Service, a pricing reporting agency that serves the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries.

Tags: Oil Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions, IHS Automotive, Petroleum, Alternative Fuels

February 9, 2016 - Industry News

Rochester-Area Fleets Eligible for $1M Alt-Fuel Grants

Fleets in six New York counties around Rochester are eligible for $1 million in federal grants to purchase or convert their vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, the Genesee Region Clean Communities has announced.

Tags: Federal Grants, CMAQ Improvement Program, Alternative Fuels

January 15, 2016 - Industry News

Renewable Diesel Reduces Ore. Utility's Maintenance Costs

EWEB's renewable diesel fueling station. Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Energy

Since switching from biodiesel to renewable diesel, the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has reduced its fleet greenhouse gas emissions as well as maintenance on its diesel vehicles.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Maintenance Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Diesel, Alternative Fuels

January 7, 2016 - Industry News

Mack Approves Renewable Diesel for its Engines

Photo: Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks has officially signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines after a period of truck and engine testing.

Tags: Emissions, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel

December 17, 2015 - Industry News

Adsorbent Natural Gas Tank Applied to First Fleet Vehicle

Dodge B2500 is back in the fleet customer's hands after Cenergy outfitted the van with an ANG tank. It still has its original CNG tanks. Photo courtesy of Cenergy Solutions.

Cenergy Solutions has been testing an adsorbent natural gas (ANG) tank on a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 van. ANG tanks can extend a vehicle’s range and lower the cost of gas because it needn’t be pumped to high pressures.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, ANG

December 9, 2015 - Industry News

Volvo OKs Renewable Diesel for Its Engines

Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America has approved the use of renewable biodiesel fuel for all of its engines after lab and road testing, the company announced.

Tags: Emissions, Volvo Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel

November 23, 2015 - Industry News

House Bill Would Advance Clean Vehicle Technologies

Rep. Debbie Dingell and Sen. Gary Peters touring Leggett and Platt Commercial Vehicle Products plant in Taylor, Mich. Photo: debbiedingell.house.gov

A bill that would earmark funds for research and development of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies as well as create truck-specific programs within the Department of Energy has been introduced in the House.

Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Clean Vehicles

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