Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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February 12, 2010

Hybrid Yard Jockey Delivers

The terminal tractor - yard jockey, hostler, whatever you call it - has to be one of the most used, abused and under-regarded vehicles in any fleet

February 11, 2010

Cool Electric Spin: Driving a Ford/Eaton Plug-In Hybrid

Eaton's electric-drive system is the one usually used by truck manufacturers who offer a medium-duty hybrid, including Freightliner, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Navistar International. One builder that doesn't make hybrids is Ford Motor - but it does suppl

January 18, 2010

Barriers to Commercialization Still Exist For Hybrid Truck Industry

Hybrid drivetrain technology has the potential to improve fuel economy by 20 to 50 percent on medium- and heavy-duty trucks

January 4, 2010

Expiration of Biodiesel Credit Creates Uncertainty

The biodiesel tax credit expired at the end of last week, leaving biodiesel producers and truckstops in uncertainty over what the next few months may hold, and truckers concerned about possible price increases

January 4, 2010

Delivering Green: One Energy Provider Sets a Green Example

Vermont-based Bourne's Energy, a family-owned company that delivers fuel and propane to households and businesses, has a long-term goal of producing a usable biofuel in Vermont

December 16, 2009

Smith Throws Switch on All-Electric Trucks

Kansas City-based Smith Electric Vehicles is making the first deliveries of its Newton Class 5 through 7 all-electric truck

December 14, 2009

Analyst: Natural Gas Makes Sense For Trucking Industry

While passenger cars may be well-suited to hybrid and electric technology, natural gas makes more sense for the trucking industry, and would be taking off among fleets, were it not for the economy, according to David Woodbur

December 1, 2009

More Fleet Hybrids Will Be on the Road By 2015

The use of hybrid electric vehicles is expected to catch on with fleets over the next five years, with sales increasing from 300,000 units in 2009 to more than 830,000 in 201

October 2, 2009

Federal Stimulus Includes Billions For Alternative-fuel and Electric Vehicles

Kimberly Taylor of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute was almost ecstatic. "The whole world is watching their calendar, waiting for their grants to come out," she said of people in the business of producing and using cars, truck

August 26, 2009

If They Can Make It Here: NYC Adds Hybrids

The New York City Department of Sanitation collects more than 12,000 tons of residential and institutional refuse and recyclables each da

August 10, 2009

Driving Impressions: Alternative Fuels for Light-Duty Trucks

Here are two ways to avoid buying petroleum from unfriendly countries

August 10, 2009

Just Do It: Act Now to Cut Emissions

Government people tend to spend a lot of time thinking and planning when they should just get things done, contends David McCary, director of solid waste management for the City of San Antonio

June 1, 2009

Alternative Power Industry Glossary of Terms

All Electric Range - the distance or time that a vehicle can drive in all electric mode without engaging another means of powering the vehicle

May 18, 2009

Driving GM's 2-Mode Hybrid

Is this the system that will save full-size SUVs and pickups from high-priced gasoline? General Motors' 2-Mode Hybrid, which first appeared about a year ago on the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon and recently on Silverado and Sierra 1500-series pickups

August 29, 2007

Volvo Produces 7 Demo Trucks - Sans Carbon Dioxide

The Volvo Group has produced seven demonstration trucks that can all be driven without emitting any environmentally harmful carbon dioxide. These trucks were exhibited recently in Stockholm and are equipped with diesel engines that have been modified to operate on seven different types of renewable liquid and gaseous fuels.

March 31, 2006

Paccar Steps Up Its Medium-duty Hybrid Vehicle Programs

Paccar has targeted an ambitious goal of 30 percent improvement in vehicle fuel efficiency for selected medium-duty applications over the next seven years utilizing hybrid technology as a key contributor to achieving this objective,


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