Fuel Smarts


Focus On... Chanje's All-Electric Class 5 Van [Video]

The V8070 from Chanje is a fully-electric Class 5 van with an advertised 100-mile range well-suited for last mile delivery applications. Equipment Editor Jim Park takes the van for a drive around the streets of Brooklyn  in this Focus On video.


Focus On... Kenworth's Zero Emissions Hydrogen Truck [Video]

Kenworth offered HDT a chance to drive the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport truck. The hydrogen-electric hybrid-powered T680 is being used to demonstrate clean technologies that may be required within the next decade. Check out our first look at the Kenworth ZECT here.


Driving Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport Truck [Video]

Kenworth's latest green initiative is the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT) - a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle with a 100-mile range. Kenworth plans to increase the range with greater hydrogen storage capacity, but for now it's well suited for drayage work at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Watch our in-depth look at the ZECT here. 


Nikola Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck on the Road [Video]

Nikola Motor Co. released a short video of its groundbreaking hydrogen fuel cell powered electric truck, Nikola One, in action. It's a short clip of the truck driving on a deserted highway, decked out in U.S. Xpress colors -- one of the first major carriers to get on board with Nikola. Nikola says pre-production units will hit streets in 2019 for testing. 


What We Know About the Tesla Semi [Video]

The highly anticipated Tesla Semi was just unveiled at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. With a 500-mile range, 20 second 0-60 mph fully loaded, and 30-minute fast charging, and a launch date of 2019, is it the truck of the future? Read the full story here.


Ultimate Test Drive Video: Kenworth T680 Aerodynamic Refinements

Equipment Editor Jim Park visited Kenworth's facilities in Renton, Wash., where he checked out the various aerodynamic refinements that Kenworth has made in its latest T680.


On the Spot: Cummins Electric Daycab Tractor [Video]

Julie Furber, executive director of electrification business at Cummins, gives Equipment Editor Jim Park details and specs of the company’s first all-electric heavy-duty truck.


Ultimate Test Drive: New Cascadia's Intelligent Powertrain [Video]

In this Ultimate Test Drive road test, Equipment Editor Jim Park takes Freightliner's new Cascadia on the road to see how the truck's Intelligent Powertrain Management system optimizes fuel economy for the situation. 


On the Spot: First Impressions of Volvo's SuperTruck

HDT editors Jim Park and Jack Roberts were the first truck editors to get the chance to drive Volvo's ultra-fuel-efficient SuperTruck for the day. Watch this video for their first impressions of the $2 million research project, an interesting blend of old and new. 


On the Spot: Drive the Future With Volvo's SuperTruck [Video]

Volvo Trucks recently unveiled its fuel-conscious SuperTruck concept vehicle, squeezing every ounce of efficiency out of a truck that can achieve 12 mpg. Equipment editor Jim Park explains the innovative systems behind Volvo’s most efficient concept to date.

What Fleets Need to Know About Low Carbon Regulations
California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is changing the state’s transportation landscape — and experts say its influence has the potential to affect all of America. Find out what you need to know about the LCFS, no matter where your fleet operates, and how biodiesel can help in this white paper.

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