Fuel Smarts

Source: Securing America's Future Energy

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Report Cites Twin Trailers, Platooning to Cut Fuel Consumed by Long-Haul Trucks

Securing America's Future Energy found that long-haul trucks account for 13% of daily petroleum consumption. Its new report says adopting 33-foot twin trailers and platooning technologies in the trucking industry could help save fuel and reduce U.S. dependence on oil.

Three different types of trucks are being tested: one battery-electric truck, a clean natural-gas hybrid-electric truck, and a diesel-hybrid truck. Photo: Siemens

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Siemens Begins Zero-Emissions Highway Testing in California

Overhead power lines deliver electric power to test trucks on a stretch of zero-emissions highway being evaluated by Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District near Long Beach, California.

A  new glider kit fitted with an old engine. Photo: Tom Berg

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EPA Issues Proposal to Pull Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed rule on Nov. 9 that would repeal emission requirements for glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits.

Image via Nikola Motor Company

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Nikola Sources Fuel Cell Suppliers

Nikola Motor Company has officially named Bosch and PowerCell AB as the primary suppliers of its fuel cells for the upcoming Nikola Class 8 hydrogen-electric truck.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

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UPS to Convert Diesel Delivery Trucks to Electric

UPS and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) plan to use new technology to convert UPS package delivery vehicles from diesel to electric, UPS has announced.

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Ryder’s Scott Perry Goes to Nikola

Scott Perry, who’s been with Ryder System for more than 25 years, has joined Nikola Motors as chief operating officer, where he will help bring the company's fuel-cell-electric Class 8 truck to market.

The Workhorse N-Gen's 19-inch floor and 105-inch roof height maximize cargo space, reduce knee injuries, and enhance driver ease of operation.

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Workhorse N-Gen Electric Van: Drone Optional

Workhorse Group Inc. has commenced implementation of an agreement to test and operate its new N-Gen electric van. The van will also feature an optional integrated HorseFly Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Package Delivery System.

HDT file photo

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Pilot Flying J Fuel Rebate Trial Begins

The trial of four former Pilot Flying J officials accused of fuel rebate fraud started this week. The prosecution and defense offered opening statements in a Tennessee courtroom, with prosecutors painting a picture of an alleged culture of deceit at the company.

Photo: JAC Motors

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China's JAC Motors Launches Electric Truck Line

China’s JAC Motors recently launched a JAC Electric Trucks operation.

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Diesel Prices Hit Highest Point in Over 2 Years

The price of diesel fuel in the U.S. increased to its highest point since June of 2015. Crude oil prices also experienced a similar spike after news broke of a corruption scandal in Saudi Arabia.

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