Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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October 7, 2013

Deadline Extended for Fleet Entries in HDT's Greenest Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking has extended its deadline for fleets to complete a survey about their "green" activities in order to be considered for inclusion in our November issue on Top Green Fleets.

October 4, 2013

Commentary: Learning to Love Pond Scum

Not long ago I was at my desk looking to write about some aspect of where we’re heading. Then I flicked on the little TV beside me to watch the news, and what did I see but a piece about algae as a fuel source. Clearly a sign.

October 3, 2013

Clean Energy Launches Renewable Natural Gas Fuel

Fleets that want to use an even "greener" alternative fuel than natural gas can now purchase renewable natural gas fuel, made from methane that comes from landfills, large farms and other waste streams, from Clean Energy.

October 3, 2013

Biodiesel: A Drop-in Solution for Going Green

While natural gas has pushed its way to center stage in the alternative fuels discussion, the investment in equipment and infrastructure make it less than appealing to many fleets. However, anyone who is currently running on diesel fuel can easily switch to a greener alternative without that type of up-front investment. They simply have to fill up their fuel tank with biodiesel.

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.

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