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December 19, 2014 - Industry News

Beverage Fleets Raised Fuel Economy 13 Percent in 4 Years

Photo via XL Hybrids.

Beverage companies have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13% since 2010, according to recent findings by the American Beverage Association.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Beverage Industry, Food & Beverage Fleet

June 5, 2014 - Industry News

Consumers Buying 'Clean Diesels' for Fuel Economy, Long Range, Diesel Forum Says

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

M2 106 Hybrid Approved for New York State’s Voucher Program, Daimler Says

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

'Clean Trucks Bill' Approved in Colorado

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 Kinetics Hybrid Now Approved for the NYSERDA Voucher Program

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

Bolt-on Hybrid System Takes Home Work Truck Show Green Award

Amy Dobrikova, VP sales and business development, Echo Automotive, accepts ward from Steve Carey, executive director, NTEA.

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

UPS Investing $70 Million in Propane Delivery Trucks

UPS invested $70 million in 1,000 propane delivery trucks.

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 Offers Online Natural Gas Calculators

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, DGE, CNG, LNG, Fuel Economy, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

February 18, 2014 - Industry News

Walmart Shows Off Futuristic Tractor-Trailer

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

Nearly 350,000 Hybrid and Electric Trucks Will be Sold by 2020, Forecasts Navigant Research

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 Awarded Grant for Developing CNG Technology

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

Westport Dropping 15-Liter LNG Engine for North America

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 Innovations, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

October 23, 2013 - Industry News

New York State Considering LNG Permitting

New York could see LNG filling stations under new proposed regulations.

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

NFI, Lowe's Partner for Texas LNG Fleet

These 17 trucks are looking to fuel about 500,000 DGEs of LNG/year, which is expected to equate to a greenhouse gas reduction of 860 metric tons per year, or the equivalent of removing 200 passenger cars from the road each year.

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: Natural Gas, Lowe's, Liquefied Natural Gas, NFI, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

October 10, 2013 - Industry News

J.J. Taylor Announces Fleet Expansion

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, J.J. Taylor, Cummins-Westport

October 8, 2013 - Industry News

AMP-Dairy Deal Will Increase Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure in Texas

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

Deadline Extended for Fleet Entries in HDT's Greenest Fleets

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

Clean Energy Launches Renewable Natural Gas Fuel

Clean Energy's Port of Long Beach facility is one location where fleets will be able to fill up with Redeem renewable natural gas.

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

Truck Makers Talk About Green Truck Initiatives

One way truck engineers at Peterbilt and Freightliner are exploring future "green" technologies is through the SuperTruck program.

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

Green Fleet Conference: Gridlock, Obama, and What it Means for Green Fleets

The attractive price of natural gas fuel, like that used in this bi-fuel Ford F-550, could put pressure on other "green" alternatives.

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

October 1, 2013 - Industry News

GM to Expand CNG Offerings in Vans, Pickups

With the 2015 Silverado 3500 customers can chose from gasoline, CNG or diesel power.

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

Green Fleet Conference This Week in Phoenix

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

September 30, 2013 - Industry News

California Governor Signs Clean Transportation Funding Bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 8, a measure that will continue the state's clean vehicle and fuel incentives through 2023, providing more than $2 billion in funding to help fleets and consumers buy clean-burning low-carbon vehicles.

Tags: Emissions, Legislation, California, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

September 27, 2013 - Industry News

California Adds Funding for Cleaner-Burning Trucks

The California Air Resources Board announced millions more in funding for state programs to help truckers comply with the state's emissions regulations through its Truck Loan Assistance Program and its Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

September 12, 2013 - Industry News

Frito-Lay Increases Fleet Of All-Electric Delivery Trucks in N.Y.

PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division is adding 20 electric vehicles to its fleet in upstate New York, along with 20 innovative and enhanced electric vehicle charging stations.

Tags: New York, Frito-Lay, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

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