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Image of converted Ford F-150 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

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XL Hybrids Gets Latest CARB Approval

XL Hybrids has received approval for plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the Golden State of California.

Photo of diesel-powered 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

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Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway

Ford's first diesel-powered 2018 F-150 pickup can deliver an EPA-rated 30 mpg in highway driving, which would put it among the most fuel-efficient pickups available when it goes on sale in the spring.

Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

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Isuzu FTR Scores Strongly in Independent Testing

The new four-cylinder Isuzu FTR truck achieved a strong all-around showing in independent testing, according to results announced by Isuzu commercial Truck of America.

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

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European Fleets to Test Electric Volkswagen Crafter Van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered battery-electric versions of its Crafter cargo van to an international group of major customers for testing before it is released in September 2018.

The SureFly Octocopter Photo: Workhorse Group

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Workhorse to Spin Off Aviation Business

Workhorse Group announced its intention to spin off its aviation division, which includes its SureFly personal helicopter, into a separate publicly traded company named SureFly Inc. – but it will hold on to the HorseFly drone designed for parcel deliveries.

Peloton says trucks equipped with its latest platooning technology logged more than 1,000 miles in a series of tests in Florida earlier this month. Photo: Peloton

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Peloton Logs Over 1,000 Miles in Florida Platooning Demonstration

A series of just-concluded demonstrations in Florida will help officials there prepare for platooning legislation in the future, Peloton says.

Photo of a CNG-powered Ford F-150 courtesy of Westport.

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Westport Supplying Natural Gas Tech to China

Westport Fuel Systems will provide its high pressure direct injection technology, designed to enable heavy-duty trucks to operate on natural gas, to the Chinese market.

Photo of Elon Musk via jdlasica/Flickr.

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Tesla's Musk 'Dying to Build' Electric Pickup

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is promising to produce a battery-electric pickup truck in the near future as the latest entry in his growing lineup of vehicles that has begun to include more commercial models.

Nikola anticipates offering its fully electric Nikola Two day-cab truck (pictured) for sale in the U.S. by 2021. Photo: Nikola

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Wabco Invests $10 Million in Nikola Motor Company

Wabco Holdings has announced a $10 million strategic investment in Nikola Motor Company, manufacturer of the upcoming Nikola One and Nikola Two hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks.

UPS has placed the largest order so far for Tesla's upcoming electric truck. Photo: Tesla

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UPS Orders 125 Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

UPS has announced it has reserved 125 Tesla Semis, the new electric Class 8 truck that was recently unveiled by Elon Musk.

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