Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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June 2, 2010

Digging Deeper into Navistar's New eStar

In a Portland "market" launch of its plug-in electric commercial van, Navistar expanded on the technical side of the eStar, which it's offering in cooperation with Modec of the United Kingdom. The Class 2C-3 van is all-electric. With a range of 100 miles on an eight-hour charge, the revolutionary-looking vehicle is targeted at operations that currently use gasoline or diesel step vans in city applications.

May 27, 2010

Frost & Sullivan: Medium-Duty Market Will Lead the Growth in Hybrid Trucks

Demand for hybrid trucks is expected to grow over the next six years across North America and Europe, and the medium-duty market will likely be the leader, with significant penetration into the hybrid secto

May 21, 2010

Hydraulic Hybrids: Ride-and-Drive Report From Work Truck Show

Well-attended educational sessions and an ever-larger trade display marked the National Truck Equipment Association's annual meeting and Work Truck Show, held in March at the St. Louis Convention Center

May 14, 2010

Navistar's Electric Truck Named 'eStar,' Production Begun in Indiana RV Plant

Navistar International's electric truck is called "eStar." It's being assembled by its Monaco RV subsidiary in Wakarusa, Ind., and it's priced at $150,000, less various government monetary grants meant to encourage purchases of the non-polluting vehicle

May 12, 2010

EIA Projects Greater Use of Renewables By 2035

Over the next 25 years, energy consumption is expected to grow, but there will also be a greater use of renewable fuels within the transportation secto

May 5, 2010

Tropicana Puts Peterbilt Hybrids Into Service

Tropicana, a division of PepsiCo, has taken delivery of two new hybrid diesel-electric medium-duty Peterbilt trucks, which service downtown Chicag

May 3, 2010

Volvo Goes With Gas in Diesel Engines

Which fuels will replace oil? Nobody yet knows the answer. However, in order for the manufacturers to be able to offer vehicles that the market will want in the future, strategic decisions have to be made today

April 16, 2010

HDAW Session Highlights Hybrids

Diesel-electric hybrids are proving ever more popular in vocations such as utility trucks and pickup and delivery

March 25, 2010

T. Boone Pickens Predicts Quick Action on Natural Gas Incentives

LOUISVILLE, KY -- After the bitter battle on Capitol Hill about healthcare reform, a well-known alternative energy advocate predicts Congress will turn to legislation that will help the country toward a bipartisan goal of reducing our dependence on foreign oil

March 10, 2010

Oils For Natural Gas Engines

Recent announcements illustrate the growing interest in natural gas engines for medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks

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

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