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Heavy electric delivery truck's range is 200 kilometers (124 miles) and its batteries can be recharged in as little as two hours. Photos: Daimler Trucks

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M-B Class 8 Electric Truck to be Tested in Urban Delivery Service

Heavy-duty Urban eTruck for “short radius” use in Germany and elsewhere could be in production by 2020 or soon thereafter, Daimler says.

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Diesel Fuel Prices Continue to Drop

The average price of diesel fuel fell again last week, continuing a steady decline in prices that began over a month ago.

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Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 1: Bad Driver

Vnomics is offering a monitoring device that encourages drivers to do better rather than getting on their nerves or taking away driveability. The system provides loads back-office data that helps fleets coach and instruct drivers on better driving habits to save fuel. In Part 1 equipment editor Jim Park purposely drives poorly to contrast how the system rates bad versus good drivers. In Part 2, watch Jim test his skills against the system.

X15 diesels showed quick throttle response and strong acceleration on the TRC's tracks. Engine brakes were impressively strong, even at low rpm's.

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Cummins: New X15 Engine Offers High Performance, Economy, Reliability

Cummins officials say their next-generation X15 heavy-duty diesel series will offer new value through economy, performance, reliability and support when it replaces existing ISX15 models in January 2017. A year later, a new X12 will supersede the current ISX12.

Photo of Elon Musk in 2013 via Dan Taylor/Flickr.

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Tesla's Master Plan Includes Commercial Trucks

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk plans to build a battery-electric pickup truck, heavy-duty truck, and a bus that would turn the driver into a "fleet manager," according to his Master Plan, Part Deux.

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Quantum Fuel Systems Bought by Private Equity Firm

Compressed natural gas fuel systems maker Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies has been acquired by Douglas Acquisitions, a Northern California-based private equity firm.

Nancy S. Gougarty Photo: Westport Fuel Systems

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Westport Fuel Systems Names New CEO

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

Photo courtesy of SDTPA.

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San Diego Port to Receive $5.9M in Electric Trucks

The San Diego Port Tenants Association (SDPTA) received a $5.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to fund the development of 10 all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles for operation at the Port of San Diego.

Image via P.S.I.

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Pressure Systems International Invests in Plasma-Based Aerodynamics

Pressure Systems International, an automatic tire inflation systems provider, has invested in a new aerodynamic technology and entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Plasma Stream Technologies.

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Average Diesel Prices Drop to $2.40

The average price of diesel fuel fell again last week, continuing a streak of very slight declines in the past month, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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