Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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April 27, 2012

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Could be SoCal Fleet's Future

Driver Tim Mabry eases his foot onto the pedal, and what appears to be a plain white Freightliner tractor moves ahead briskly, making only a faint whirring sound. We are being propelled through an industrial neighborhood in Rancho Dominguez, Calif., by an electric moto

April 27, 2012

Parker Hannifin Helps Lowers City of Austin C02 Emissions by 55 Tons

The City of Austin has bought four hybrid refuse vehicles from the Hybrid Drives Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. in partnership with Autocar

April 27, 2012

BAE Diesel-Electric System Available for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks

BAE Systems is a multi-national company that says it has built HybriDrive electric powertrains for more than 3,500 transit buses in cities around the world, plus many thousands of straight diesel trucks for the U.S. Army. And it's developing hydrogen fuel cells and electric propulsion systems. So it seems to have strong credentials to design and market HybriDrive versions for Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks

April 26, 2012

Volvo Sees Promising Future for Bio-DME as a Vehicle Fuel

Volvo's European Bio-DME project, which aims to assess whether there is a market for Bio-DME (Di-Methyl-Ether) for commercial vehicles, shows promise, the company says

April 3, 2012

Propane's Promise

Heavy-duty trucks running on the same stuff as your backyard grill

March 14, 2012

Florida 3PL Adding Natural-Gas Trucks to For-Hire Fleet

Saddle Creek Corp., a nationwide third-party logistics provider based in Lakeland, Fla., is taking delivery of the first 40 natural gas trucks in a planned purchase of 120

January 27, 2012

Greenspeed to Chase Speed Record for Petroleum Fueled Trucks Using Vegetable Oil

This August, Boise State University's student club Greenspeed will use vegetable oil in hope of breaking the existing 215-mph world land speed record for all vehicles in the diesel truck classification, including those that burn traditional fuel

January 18, 2012

Joule Secures $70 Million For Expansion of Biofuel Demonstration Plant

Startup company Joule Unlimited Technologies announced it received $70 million from undisclosed private and institutional investors, and the company hopes this funding will bring it closer to a breakthrough in biofuel technology

January 17, 2012

FuelSmarts: Hybrids Paying Off for Bay Area Produce Fleet

San Francisco-based Veritable Vegetable is committed to being sustainable, from distributing certified organic fresh fruits and vegetables to using hybrids and fuel-saving strategies in its fleet of trucks. As the nation's oldest distributor of certified organic produce, Veritable Vegetabl

January 17, 2012

What Alternatives Are There to Diesel?

Once you start, the questions don't stop. Every answer begets another query. Sooner or later even some of the experts will pause, scratch their heads, and might even say something like, "Beats me.

December 4, 2011

Frito-Lay Electric Delivery Trucks Hit the "Green" Streets of Orlando

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America will roll out 10 new electric trucks in Orlando next year. In total, Frito-Lay will deploy 176 electric trucks this year in the U.S. and Canada, making Frito-Lay the largest commercial fleet of all-electric trucks in North America

October 25, 2011

The Solyndra Redemption: Clean Diesel Technology

Billions of taxpayer 'stimulus' dollars have been directed toward the perceived savior of our environment and the economy -- anything "green," i.e., green jobs, green energy etc

October 16, 2011

DeKalb County Takes 24 Freightliner CNG Trucks

DeKalb County, Ga., has ordered 24 Freightliner Business Class M2 112 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks. The county will use the CNG trucks for sanitation and maintenance applications

October 11, 2011

Dairy Operation to Recycle Natural Waste of Cows into Fuel for Delivery Vehicles

Recycling waste is an integral part of sustainable living in both small-scale homes and large-scale industrial operations. Fair Oaks Farms, a dairy farm in northwestern Indiana, is taking this concept to a new level

October 11, 2011

Public-Private Partnership Helps Put Natural Gas Trucks into Southern California Fleets

What do an office supply store, a dairy processor, a flooring supplier, a beer distributor and a grocery retailer have in common

September 21, 2011

Hybrid Truck Sales Rising

Hybrid truck sales are expected to pass 100,000 units annually by 2017, according to a report from Pike Research

September 19, 2011

Pharmacy Partners with Smith Electric Vehicles on All-Electric Fleet

Duane Reade, a retail pharmacy, announced a partnership with Smith Electric Vehicles to add Newton zero-emission, all-electric commercial trucks to its delivery fleet

September 14, 2011

Is a CNG Fleet in Your Future?

With the advent of hybrid cars, more and more people are rethinking American energy dependence and choosing alternative energy. While we still have a long way to go toward true energy independence, most of our gasoline and diesel vehicles could be replaced by vehicles fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG)

September 13, 2011

Hribar Logistics Adds CNG-Fueled Kenworth T440 To Help Manage Fuel Costs and Emissions

Hribar Logistics of Caledonia, Wis., added two Kenworth 440 compressed-natural-gas tractors to its fleet powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G

July 10, 2011

Goin' with Gas: Driving Natural Gas Trucks

Use of natural gas to propel vehicles seems to be gaining momentum as various advocates continue their efforts to promote it, and manufacturers prepare more products that use the clean-burning fuel

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