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June 7, 2013 - Industry News

DOE Grant Will Help Deploy 120 Plug-in Hybrid Work Trucks

Odyne Systems, which makes hybrid systems for large trucks, will be able to deploy more than 120 plug-in hybrid work trucks for municipalities and utilities, thanks to a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy award.

Tags: Odyne, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Light & Medium, Batteries

April 15, 2013 - Industry News

Ford, GM to Jointly Develop Multi-Speed Transmissions

Ford and GM plan to jointly develop a new generation of advanced 9- and 10-speed automatics for cars, crossover and sport utility vehicles, and trucks.

Multi-speed transmissions were once reserved for heavy trucks, but 8-speed automatics are now available in automobiles and pickups, and soon there’ll be even more ratios.

Tags: Ford, General Motors, Transmissions, Light & Medium

March 7, 2013 - Industry News

Congress Holds Hearing on Impact of E15 Gas

A U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the scientific, technical and consumer impact of gasoline with 15% ethanol (E15). The hearing focused on the potential negative impact of E15 on engines, components and fuel-delivery systems.

Tags: Gasoline, Ethanol, Fuel and Oil, Light & Medium

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