Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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October 3, 2013

DME: An Alternative Fuel that is Coming Soon

Volvo Trucks North America believes dimethyl ether, or DME, is the real fuel of the future, and the company intends to get it to market as a motor fuel by 2015 in Volvo VN models as well as Mack Pinnacle trucks from its sister company.

October 3, 2013

Schwan's Home Service Runs 3,300 Propane-Powered Units Nationwide

After more than 40 years of using propane as a motor fuel, the people at The Schwan Food Co. still believe they’ve got the right stuff. Schwan’s experience with propane goes back to the 1970s, when Arab oil embargoes threatened supplies of gasoline and diesel and drove up their prices.

October 2, 2013

Truck Makers Talk About Green Truck Initiatives

PHOENIX -- The affordability, abundance and relatively fast return on investment for natural gas trucks has pushed interest in electric hybrids for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and other alt-fuel alternatives to the back burner, but that doesn't mean truck makers have given up on hybrid drives and researching a variety of other technologies for future "green" trucks.

October 2, 2013

Diesel/Natural Gas Conversions Offers Owners a Choice

A dual-fuel conversion system can offer some of the fuel- and emissions-saving benefits of a natural gas engine without going out and buying a brand-new truck. Read more in this story from the September issue of HDT.

October 1, 2013

Green Fleet Conference: Gridlock, Obama, and What it Means for Green Fleets

PHOENIX -- What should you expect in President Obama's second term? A single word: gridlock. The current government shutdown is just one more symptom of a Congress that hasn't passed a budget since 2007. Yet that might not affect green fleets' investments in clean-burning and alternative fueled vehicles as much as you might think.

October 1, 2013

GM to Expand CNG Offerings in Vans, Pickups

General Motors will offer bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year.

September 30, 2013

Green Fleet Conference This Week in Phoenix

The 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Ariz., kicks off Tuesday, Oct. 1, and for the first time features a truck track aimed at medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. If you plan to attend, here is a list of key things to remember.

September 30, 2013

California Governor Signs Clean Transportation Funding Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 8, a measure that will continue the state's clean vehicle and fuel incentives through 2023, providing more than $2 billion in funding to help fleets and consumers buy clean-burning low-carbon vehicles.

September 27, 2013

California Adds Funding for Cleaner-Burning Trucks

The California Air Resources Board announced millions more in funding for state programs to help truckers comply with the state's emissions regulations through its Truck Loan Assistance Program and its Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

September 24, 2013

2013 Green Fleet Conference: What to Know Before You Go

For those planning to attend the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Ariz., which begins on Tuesday, Oct. 1, we’ve compiled a guide and a list of key things to remember prior to the event and on arrival.

September 20, 2013

Ricardo and Clean Air Power to Develop Dual Fuel Engine Business

Ricardo Inc. and Clean Air Power have entered into an agreement for the development of a dual fuel engine business. This agreement serves to strengthen the offering to clients of both companies, by bringing together Ricardo's system integration experience with CAP's dual-fuel technology of compression ignited diesel engines that use natural gas with diesel pilot ignition.

September 18, 2013

EcoDual Unveils MAX/SR 2.0 Dual Fuel System

EcoDual Inc. announced Version 2.0 of its MAX/SR Dual Fuel System and a new two-year unlimited mileage warranty.

September 12, 2013

Frito-Lay Increases Fleet Of All-Electric Delivery Trucks in N.Y.

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division is adding 20 electric vehicles to its fleet in upstate New York, along with 20 innovative and enhanced electric vehicle charging stations.

September 12, 2013

LNG: Kwik-Trip Inc. runs both LNG and CNG

Says the butcher: “We eat what we sell.” Says Kwik-Trip: “We burn what we sell.” That’s natural gas, sold in liquefied and compressed form at 15 of the 430 retail filling stations the company operates in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.

September 12, 2013

CNG: Monarch Beverage Spends $16.5 Million to Convert Fleet

Monarch Beverage Co. of Indianapolis is spending $16.5 million to convert its truck fleet to natural gas.

September 11, 2013

Boulder Electric Vehicle Demonstrates Vehicle-to-Grid Charging Across the Nation

Boulder Electric Vehicle has successfully demonstrated its Vehicle-to-Grid all-electric trucks in three separate locations including Michigan, Colorado and California.

September 11, 2013

Truck Makers to Give Update on Green Vehicles at Green Fleet Conference

A panel of heavy-duty truck maker representatives will discuss what they're doing to meet greenhouse gas/fuel economy regulations for 2014 and beyond, the current and future status of alternative fuels, hybrid/electric and more at the Green Fleet Conference Oct. 2 in Phoenix.

September 11, 2013

Alternative Fuels: Many Options

Natural gas. Biodiesel. Dimethyl ether. Hybrid. Electric. Algae-based diesel. Hydrogen fuel cells. There’s a virtual smorgasbord of available and potential fuel sources to power medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The critical question becomes which one, or which combination of fuel sources, represent the best path for fleets, manufacturers and the industry.

September 9, 2013

NYC Passes Law Requiring Use of Biodiesel Blend Fuel in City Fleet Vehicles

New York City has passed a new law requires the City fleet to use a B5 biodiesel blend in its vehicles beginning July 1, 2014 and a B20 blend starting July 1, 2016, from April to November each year, according to the Renewable Energy Group. This new law will affect approximately 6,000 vehicles, according to REG.

September 9, 2013

7 Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Pitfalls and How Propane Can Help

Despite the per-gallon savings a fleet might enjoy with alternative fuel, the full cost of alternative fuels goes well beyond that. The Propane Education and Research Council says propane autogas offers advantages over natural gas when it comes to the fueling infrastructure.

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