Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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June 19, 2017

Southern California Mayors Aim for Zero Emissions at Ports

The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, are aiming for zero emissions at the ports or Los Angeles and Long Beach by 2035 as part of their commitment to adopting the Paris Climate Agreement goals in their cities.

June 15, 2017

Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

Cummins announced it will have an all-electric transit powertrain available in 2019 with an extended-range electric vehicle ready in 2020.

June 7, 2017

A Changing Climate: Is There Still a Case for Greener Trucks?

There is no mistaking a change in the underlying business climate when it comes to greener trucks. Diesel is relatively cheap, and a new administration in the White House wants to slash funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But don't prepare to burn coal dust just yet.

May 2, 2017

Electric Trucks Charge Ahead

If you're an American fleet professional, it’s starting to look like your first, hands-on exposure to all the new transportation technology emerging today is going to with an electric truck.

May 2, 2017

Electric Semi: More Sizzle than Steak?

The first image of Tesla's Electric Semi seem to show exactly the wrong type of electric truck. Is this for the benefit of investors or the trucking industry? Equipment Editor Jim Park explores the question in his On the Road blog.

March 9, 2017

ConMet Partners on In-Wheel Electric Drive

ConMet and Protean Electric have formed a partnership to develop an electric in-wheel drive system as a hybrid-electric solution for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

August 19, 2016

Test Drive Shows the Hyliion Trailer Hybrid Works

Company execs say Initial assembly of fleet-test units will be later this year with full production a few months later.

March 10, 2016

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Being Developed

The system captures energy as a tractor-trailer brakes and runs downhill, and reapplies energy through a drive axle to help the truck launch and run uphill. Operation on the trailer is completely autonomous.

August 28, 2015

Trailer Hybrid System Recovers Energy Lost During Braking

Two European startup companies have developed the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, a hybrid system for road freight vehicles that attaches to a trailer and provides a boost to the vehicle.

June 11, 2015

'Electric Road' to be Tested in Sweden

Next year, Sweden-based truck and bus maker Scania will start testing electric trucks on an electric road.

March 4, 2015

Green Strategy Discussions Kick Off Work Truck Show

Alternative fuels and powertrains will work if an organization’s top people favor the concepts, speakers said at Tuesday's Green Truck Summit ahead of the NTEA Work Truck Show.

November 7, 2014

Trucks of the Green Fleet Conference

There was a wide variety of trucks at this year's Green Fleet Conference. Everything from heavy duty to cargo vans were available for people to see, touch and sometimes drive. Check out the CNG Trucks, Electric Vans and Hybrids that were on display at the show. 

June 5, 2014

Consumers Buying 'Clean Diesels' for Fuel Economy, Long Range, Diesel Forum Says

Pickups still account for the majority of diesel vehicles, but cars and other passenger vehicles are increasingly powered by the compression-ignition engines.

June 3, 2014

M2 106 Hybrid Approved for New York State’s Voucher Program, Daimler Says

The diesel-electric truck becomes eligible for a program that can pay up to half the incremental cost of acquisition. The program, called NYT-VIP, provides $19 million in incentives for clean vehicle technologies, and is backed by several New York agencies

May 15, 2014

Odyne Hybrid Power System Offers Clean Exportable Power

Odyne’s advanced export power system replaces dedicated generators on trucks. Scalable pure sine exportable power of up to 6kW or greater is available from the Odyne plug-in hybrid drive system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. It provides power from the hybrid battery system to power large electrical loads, equipment and tools.

May 5, 2014

'Clean Trucks Bill' Approved in Colorado

A Clean Trucks Bill has received final approval from Colorado lawmakers and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

April 21, 2014

The Kinetics Hybrid Now Approved for the NYSERDA Voucher Program

The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority announced that Crosspoint Kinetics hybrid electric system qualifies for voucher funding.

March 17, 2014

Inexpensive Propane Dual-Fuel System Promises Quick Payback

Propane is the alternative fuel that’s added to a diesel or gasoline engine in a product from LP Energy Systems, a small firm in La Conner, Wash. The device, called simply the Dual Fuel System, injects up to 20% propane vapor into the fuel stream to displace the more costly diesel or gasoline fuel and reduce exhaust emissions,

March 12, 2014

2014 Truck Fleet Innovators: Transforming Trucking

Each year, Heavy Duty Trucking honors a handful of the country’s most forward-thinking fleet executives with the title of “HDT Truck Fleet Innovator.” Read how this year's winners are using the power of collaboration to spec the best trucks and operate more efficiently -- and profitably.

March 7, 2014

Bolt-on Hybrid System Takes Home Work Truck Show Green Award

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Echo Automotive's EchoDrive plug-in hybrid system took home the Green Award from the NTEA'S Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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