Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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June 30, 2011

New York City Ready-Mix Company, Ferrara Bros., Goes Green with CNG Mixers

Ferrara Bros., a New York City ready-mix company, is helping to lead the concrete industry with compressed-natural gas-powered mixer chassis

May 2, 2011

Batteries Key to Hybrid and Electric Truck Growth

For years, builders of hybrid-electric systems have been saying that prices for lithium ion batteries they need would be coming down, which would make these fuel-saving vehicles more affordable

May 2, 2011

PG&E: Practicing What They Preach

Public utilities are in a precarious position. They must advise customers to be more prudent with their energy consumption; they also must set an example that their business operations are doing the same.

March 21, 2011

Dual-Fuel Diesel/CNG System Enters Fleet Testing

One company thinks it has the answer for truck operators that want to use natural gas but are concerned about range issues: a dual-fuel system that can be retrofitted to existing diesel engines

February 23, 2011

UPS Buys 48 LNG Tractors for Southwest Corridor Operations

United Parcel Service has ordered 48 road tractors that will burn liquified natural gas while pulling trailers up and down Interstate 15 between southern California and northern Utah

February 22, 2011

UPS Clearing the Air with New LNG Tractors

UPS has purchased another 48 heavy tractor trucks equipped to run on Liquefied Natural Gas, bolstering its continuing effort to reduce the emissions of its truck fleet while taking a step toward energy security

February 16, 2011

ARB Announces Second Year of Grants for Hybrid Trucks and Buses

Air Resources Board has initiated a second year of grants totaling $19 million for hybrid vehicle technology. The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program will provide vouchers to help California fleets purchase fuel-efficient hybrid trucks

February 14, 2011

Chevrolet and GMC Offer a Single-Source LPG Option for Cutaway Vans

General Motors embraces an established infrastructure by offering its customers a liquefied petroleum gas option for the 2012 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cutaway 3500 and 4500 vans

January 27, 2011

Daimler Trucks North America Celebrates 1000th Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Daimler Trucks North America is marking the production of its 1,000th hybrid electric vehicle with a celebration at its Mt. Holly, NC plant. The 1,000th vehicle - a Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid truck, manufactured at the Mt. Holly plant

January 9, 2011

Natural Resources Canada Releases LNG Deployment Roadmap

A report recently released by Canada's federal department of Natural Resources, entitled Natural Gas Use in Transportation Deployment Roadmap assesses of the potential benefits and the obstacles to liquefied natural gas as a fuel for trucking

December 29, 2010

Something New: Gassy Fuel

A refiner in Nevada has formulated still another alternative fuel, a mixture of natural gas and petroleum it calls GDiesel

December 29, 2010

What's Up With Alternative Fuels?

Although some researchers predict fuel prices won't spike again as they did in 2008, it's still likely that fuel prices will go up over time

December 29, 2010

We Try Out Latest Electric, Hybrid Models at Hybrid Truck Users Forum

The Hybrid Truck Users Forum's 10th annual meeting in late September in Dearborn, Mich., featured a ride and drive of electric and hybrid trucks

December 29, 2010

HTUF's 10th Meeting a Big Draw

Hybrid Truck Users Forum's 10th annual meeting in late September in Dearborn, Mich., was its largest ever, with close to 700 attendees.

December 26, 2010

Eaton Hybrid Systems Achieve 100 Million Miles of Service, Save 4 Million Gallons of Fuel

Eaton Corporation says that customers of its hybrid systems have collectively accumulated more than 100 million miles of service, and have cumulatively saved 4 million gallons and 40,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions

December 21, 2010

Vedder Transport to Take 50 Westport HD LNG Trucks

Vedder Transport Ltd. of Abbotsford, British Columbia has issued a purchase order for 50 Peterbilt 386 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks powered by Westport HD LNG-powered engines

December 20, 2010

BAE Systems Announces Development of HybriDrive Parallel Propulsion System for Trucks

BAE Systems is developing a parallel hybrid propulsion system designed for medium- and heavy-duty truck applications. The parallel system is the latest version of the company's HybriDrive green propulsion system

November 12, 2010

Vacuum Truck Features Natural Gas

Freightliner Trucks delivered what it calls the first turnkey natural gas truck upfitted with a vacuum body

November 3, 2010

Going Green: Crescent Crown Tests Hybrids, Other Sustainable Technologies

Crescent Crown Distributing is one of the five largest beer distributors in the country, delivering more than 26 million cases a year in Arizona and Louisiana. As a leader in the industry, company officials believe it's their job to take the lead in sustainability initiatives as well

October 28, 2010

Going Green: Canadian Fleet Investing in Natural Gas

What prompts a very successful and highly visible carrier to wade deeply into uncharted territory and invest millions in yet-to-be proven technology? "It's the right thing to do and the right time to do it," says Claude Robert, president of privately held Groupe Robert in Boucherville, Quebec

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