Alternative Fuels

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September 24, 2017

Cummins Sees a Future with Many Truck Power Options

Cummins continues to embrace a “buffet” of power sources for the marketplace as it prepares for a future that includes diesel, hybrids, electric powertrains, and fuel cells, the company told trucking reporters in Atlanta Sunday prior to the opening of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

September 21, 2017

Going Beyond Electric and Natural Gas

Electric and natural gas vehicles are the most well-known alternatives to diesel, but here’s a look at other alternative fuels that may be in the running for certain truck applications.

September 20, 2017

TMC Panel Educates Fleets on Real-World Electric Truck Operation

Calculating recharging times, driver training and overcoming “range anxiety” were just a few of the topics covered at an electric truck panel discussion at TMC’s Fall Meeting.

September 19, 2017

Nikola Developing Electric Truck Powertrain with Bosch

Nikola Motor Company and Bosch have teamed up to develop an electric powertrain designed for Nikola’s long-haul electric heavy-duty trucks.

September 19, 2017

Why Some Fleets Still Like Natural Gas

Some fleets opt to run on natural gas instead of diesel, a decision fueled by one or more key influences.

September 8, 2017

Study: Cutting Methane Crucial to Future of Natural Gas Vehicles

Commercial fleets that converted from diesel to natural gas power could potentially accelerate the rate of climate change, finds one report. What is the industry doing to address the issue?

September 6, 2017

Transportation Group Opposes De-Funding Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

A large group representing manufacturers, transportation associations, and clean air and health advocates sent a letter to the House of Representatives opposing a proposed amendment to the House Interior-EPA appropriations bill that would remove all funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

August 31, 2017

Calif. City Switches to Renewable Natural Gas

The City of Long Beach, Calif., recently began dispensing renewable natural gas (RNG) at its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The station is used for the city’s growing fleet of refuse trucks and street sweepers.

August 31, 2017

Electric Yard Truck Deployed to McDonald's Distribution Network

Orange EV and The Anderson DuBose Company have deployed the first all-electric Class 8 yard truck in the McDonald’s distribution network.

August 29, 2017

Cummins' All-Electric Tractor Prototype in Photos

Cummins' new electric truck is a highly stylized concept and technology demonstrator called Aeos, which is the name of one of the four-winged horses from Greek mythology that drive the chariot of the Sun God, Helios, across the sky each day. Photos: Jim Park

August 29, 2017

Cummins Unveils Class 7 All-Electric Daycab Tractor

Cummins has beaten Tesla to the punch with its unveiling of a new, all-electric truck, dubbed the Urban Hauler EV.

August 14, 2017

Truck Fuel Calculator Compares Diesel to the Alternatives

ACT Research’s Truck Fuel Calculator now covers operating cost comparisons between diesel, natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell and electric drive train options to help fleets compare and determine the best fit for the application.

August 13, 2017

Siemens to Build eHighway Demo in Germany

A new “eHighway," which will allow specially equipped hybrid trucks to access electric power via an overhead trolley-type system, will be built on a 10-kilometer stretch of autobahn in Germany.

August 10, 2017

Meritor Looks to Electrified Future

Meritor, in the midst of a three-year push to unveil 20 significant new products as part of its growth strategy, is also looking to a not-so-distant future where electrification will be a major factor in commercial trucks.

August 9, 2017

Solar Power for Your Truck or Trailer Refrigeration Unit

Transport refrigeration system batteries are increasingly being tapped to power additional electronics such as telematics devices, fuel-level sensors, interior trailer lighting and other accessories. But that means batteries can go dead faster than ever. Solar power to the rescue.

July 31, 2017

What Do Bans of Diesel and Gasoline Cars in Europe Mean for Trucking?

Great Britain has joined France and India in phasing out gasoline- and diesel-powered passenger cars over the next 20 years. Will those mandates affect the North American trucking industry? Senior Editor Jack Roberts has more in his Truck Tech blog.

July 13, 2017

Biodiesel Blooms From Algae in Chile

Scientists at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile contend that if biodiesel made from microalgae is used to power trucks and buses, it could cut GHG emissions by as much as 80%, according to a Reuters report.

July 7, 2017

Where U.S. Trucking Fits in the Global Emissions Puzzle

A new report says heavy trucks are the missing piece in the global vehicle emissions puzzle. But the U.S. trucking industry is well ahead of the game, contends Deborah Lockridge in her All That's Trucking blog.

July 5, 2017

Kenworth Offers ISL G Natural Gas Engine on T680, T880

Kenworth’s T680 on-highway flagship and T880 and T880S vocational trucks are now available for order with the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural-gas engine.

June 27, 2017

Cummins Westport 'Playbook' Offers Guidance on Natural Gas for Fleets

Cummins Westport's new Natural Gas Playbook is a website to give new and existing natural gas customers guidance on evaluating and operating CWI-powered natural gas vehicles.

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