March 10, 2016 - Industry News
The system captures energy as a tractor-trailer brakes and runs downhill, and reapplies energy through a drive axle to help the truck launch and run uphill. Operation on the trailer is completely autonomous.
Tags: Trailers, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Hybrid Trucks, Autonomous Drive
August 28, 2015 - Product News
Two European startup companies have developed the Kinetic Energy Recovery System, a hybrid system for road freight vehicles that attaches to a trailer and provides a boost to the vehicle.
Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Regenerative Braking
June 11, 2015 - Industry News
Next year, Sweden-based truck and bus maker Scania will start testing electric trucks on an electric road.
Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Scania, Global
March 4, 2015 - Industry News
Alternative fuels and powertrains will work if an organization’s top people favor the concepts, speakers said at Tuesday's Green Truck Summit ahead of the NTEA Work Truck Show.
Tags: Fleet Management, Biodiesel, Greenhouse Gases, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Biofuel
June 5, 2014 - Industry News
Pickups still account for the majority of diesel vehicles, but cars and other passenger vehicles are increasingly powered by the compression-ignition engines.
Tags: Pickup Trucks, Diesel Technology Forum, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Clean Diesel Vehicles
June 3, 2014 - Industry News
The diesel-electric truck becomes eligible for a program that can pay up to half the incremental cost of acquisition. The program, called NYT-VIP, provides $19 million in incentives for clean vehicle technologies, and is backed by several New York agencies
Tags: New York, Freightliner, Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
A Clean Trucks Bill has received final approval from Colorado lawmakers and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Tags: Emissions, Colorado, EPA SmartWay, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas, Idle Reduction, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
April 21, 2014 - Industry News
The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority announced that Crosspoint Kinetics hybrid electric system qualifies for voucher funding.
Tags: New York City, NYSERDA, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Fuel Smarts
March 7, 2014 - Industry News
WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Echo Automotive's EchoDrive plug-in hybrid system took home the Green Award from the NTEA'S Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: NTEA, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Work Truck Show, Cargo Vans, Ford E-Series
March 5, 2014 - Industry News
WORK TRUCK SHOW -- United Parcel Service will buy 1,000 propane-fueled "package cars" for use in rural areas following successful test in Georgia.
Tags: UPS, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Work Truck Show, NTEA
February 25, 2014 - Industry News
ACT Research Co. has released online fuel payback calculators that can help companies make the best fuel choices for their applications. The calculators, which are available at no charge at ACT’s website, allow fleets to easily calculate the diesel gallon equivalent of CNG or LNG at the pump as the commodity cost of natural gas changes.
Tags: ACT Research, CNG, LNG, Fuel Economy, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
February 19, 2014 - Industry News
Turbine-electric powertrain and carbon-fiber trailer sides are not yet used in commercial motor trucks, but a concept Walmart tractor's COE layout and trailer's rounded nose hark back to previous times while at the same time evoking a "Jetsons" futuristic feel.
Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Walmart, Future Trucks, Concept Vehicles, Fuel Efficiency, Engines
January 17, 2014 - Industry News
According to a new report from Navigant Research, nearly 350,000 light, medium-, and heavy-duty hybrid and electric trucks will be sold in the global commercial fleet market from 2013 through 2020.
Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Navigant Research, Hybrid, Battery-Electric Vehicles
December 31, 2013 - Industry News
Fyda Energy Solutions has been awarded an Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant for $375,000 to continue its work developing techniques for converting existing gasoline and diesel trucks to run on compressed natural gas.
Tags: CNG, Dual Fuel, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
October 31, 2013 - Industry News
Natural gas truck engine producer Westport Innovations plans to stop taking orders for its North American 15-liter model after Nov. 15., citing weak sales.
Tags: Volvo, Cummins, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Engines, Westport, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
October 23, 2013 - Industry News
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed regulations to allow the construction and operation of new liquefied natural gas facilities under DEC permits, according to the New York Motor Truck Association.
Tags: New York, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Fuel and Oil
October 18, 2013 - Industry News
Lowe’s has launched a dedicated fleet of natural gas-powered trucks at its regional distribution center in Mount Vernon, Texas, working with NFI. Lowe’s dedicated fleet at Mount Vernon is among the first serving a major retail distribution center in North America to run solely on natural gas.
Tags: Liquefied Natural Gas, NFI, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, Lowe's
October 10, 2013 - Industry News
J.J. Taylor Companies Inc. annouced the expansion of its CNG powered fleet and the building of a second CNG station in Ft. Myers, Fla. The company will receive 10 new 2014 Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with the new Cummins-Westport ISX 12G engine and the Allison 4000 HS automatic transmission by January 2014.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Allison, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Cummins-Westport
October 8, 2013 - Industry News
AMP Americas has signed a deal with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers, both national dairy cooperatives, to convert a portion of their trucks to compressed natural gas.
Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Texas, Natural Gas Vehicles, AMP, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Trillium CNG
October 7, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: MPG, SmartWay, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
October 3, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: CARB, Natural Gas, California, Clean Energy Fuels, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
October 2, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Kenworth, Freightliner, Peterbilt, Mack, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Daimler Trucks North America
October 1, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Regulations, Green Fleet Conference, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
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.
Tags: Chevrolet, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, GMC Sierra, GMC Savana, Chevrolet Express, Chevrolet Silverado
September 30, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Arizona, Events, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
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