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June 7, 2013 - Industry News

DOE Grant Will Help Deploy 120 Plug-in Hybrid Work Trucks

Odyne Systems, which makes hybrid systems for large trucks, will be able to deploy more than 120 plug-in hybrid work trucks for municipalities and utilities, thanks to a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy award.

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Light & Medium, Batteries, Odyne, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

June 6, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Trucks to Begin Production and Testing of Bio-DME Vehicles in North America

Volvo Trucks in North American announced plans to begin production in 2015 of vehicles powered by Dimethyl Ether, a fuel that mirrors the performance qualities and energy efficiency of diesel. DME also burns clean without producing any soot.

Volvo Trucks announced Thursday it plans to begin limited production in 2015 of dimethyl ether (DME) powered heavy-duty commercial vehicles. It's teaming up with Safeway and Oberon Fuels for a test funded with $500,000 from California's San Joaguin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

Tags: Volvo, Alternative Fuels, DME, Safeway, Oberon, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

May 29, 2013 - Industry News

Cascade Sierra Solutions Teams With Texas Governments to Open Outreach Center

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is partnering with Cascade Sierra Solutions to open the region's first Freight Efficiency Outreach Center, designed to give the trucking industry education and programs to improve efficiency, save money and reduce its impact on regional air quality.

Tags: Fuel Savings, Texas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Cascade Sierra Solutions, Going Green

May 24, 2013 - Industry News

Bill Would Reduce Tax Burden on LNG Users

NGVAmerica says new legislation addresses one stumbling block to wider LNG adoption.

New bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Congress would change the way liquified natural gas is taxed as a transportation fuel, making it more equal to the diesel fuel tax by using diesel-gallon equivalents as a measure.

Tags: Liquefied Natural Gas, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, Taxes

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Determining Best Fuel-Saving Technology Focus of Southeast HTUF Event

Parts from NGV Systems' diesel/natural gas hybrid retrofit kit on a Cummins ISX engine powering a KW T-2000.

Figuring out what fuel saving technology is right for your fleet and getting a chance to test drive some of the latest in these innovations was the focus of the first Southeast Regional Fleet Workshop of the High-Efficiency Truck Users in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday.

Tags: CALSTART, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, EVs

May 16, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar Sells RV Business, Drops eStar Van as Part of Its Turnaround Plan

Navistar discontinued its eStar electric van.

UPDATED-- Navistar Inc. announced that it has sold parts of its recreational vehicle business to Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV), a leading producer of RVs as well as fire & emergency and commercial & industrial vehicles to worldwide markets.

Tags: Navistar, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, EVs

April 15, 2013 - Industry News

Shell, TA Finalize LNG Network Agreement

Shell and TravelCenters of America have finalized plans to build a network of liquified natural gas fueling stations.

Shell and TravelCenters of America announced Monday they finalized an agreement to develop a U.S. nationwide network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling centers for heavy-duty fleet customers and plan to have the first station operational in about a year.

Tags: Liquefied Natural Gas, TravelCenters of America, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Truckstops, Natural Gas, Shell

April 10, 2013 - Industry News

ATA, Diesel Forum Slam Obama Budget Proposal

President Obama’s proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year that starts Oct. 1 drew harsh criticism from the American Trucking Associations and the Diesel Technology Forum. ATA took issue with the budget's infrastructure funding, while the Forum took aim at a cut in funding for emissions-reduction programs.

Tags: ATA, President Obama, Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding, DERA, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Emissions, Diesel, Diesel Technology Forum

April 3, 2013 - Industry News

Much More Iowa Fuel Contains Biodiesel

A new report from the Iowa state Department of Revenue says biodiesel made from plant oil or animal fat is blended with more than 42% of all diesel sold in the Hawkeye State.

Tags: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Iowa, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

March 28, 2013 - Industry News

Work Truck Show 2013 Green Award Goes to Odyne Systems

Organizers of The Work Truck Show, held earlier this month, announced this week Odyne Systems, of Waukesha, Wis., has won The Work Truck Show 2013 Green Award for an advanced hybrid commercial vehicle it developed with ComEd in Chicago.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Odyne, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 25, 2013 - Industry News

Lehigh Gas Partners, Clean Energy Partner to Develop CNG Fueling Stations

Lehigh Gas Partners LP, a wholesale fuel distributor, and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced an agreement to develop compressed natural gas fueling stations at potentially 20 Lehigh Gas facilities throughout the United States.

Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

March 21, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Unveils New Heavy Haul Truck, Engine Ratings, Disc Brake, Suspension, More

Volvo's new VNX is designed for heavy haul and severe service vocational.

Volvo Trucks Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show introduced the VNX, a heavy-haul, high-performance model designed for extreme gross weight applications. The company also said it’s making the I-Shift the standard transmission on all trucks and made a number of other announcements.

Tags: Volvo, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Vocational, Liquefied Natural Gas, Transmissions, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Engines, Suspensions, Heavy Haul

March 7, 2013 - Industry News

Shell Plans LNG Liquefaction Plants in Great lakes, Gulf Coast Regions

Shell is planning two liquefaction plants that will produce about one quarter of a million tons of LNG to road and marine users in the Gulf Coast and Great Lakes regions.

Tags: Shell, Liquefied Natural Gas, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

March 6, 2013 - Industry News

EcoDual Teams up With Clemson to Promote Use of Natural Gas Fueled Trucks

A university center for automotive innovation has partnered with a company doing advanced technology research and development to advance commercial availability of natural gas engine systems for heavy-duty diesel trucks.

Tags: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Dual Fuel, EcoDual Inc.

August 29, 2007 - Industry News

Volvo Produces 7 Demo Trucks - Sans Carbon Dioxide

The Volvo Group has produced seven demonstration trucks that can all be driven without emitting any environmentally harmful carbon dioxide. These trucks were exhibited recently in Stockholm and are equipped with diesel engines that have been modified to operate on seven different types of renewable liquid and gaseous fuels.

Tags: Industry, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Volvo, Global

March 31, 2006 - Industry News

Paccar Steps Up Its Medium-duty Hybrid Vehicle Programs

Paccar has targeted an ambitious goal of 30 percent improvement in vehicle fuel efficiency for selected medium-duty applications over the next seven years utilizing hybrid technology as a key contributor to achieving this objective,

Tags: Industry, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Paccar

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