June 7, 2013 - Industry News
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: Odyne, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Light & Medium, Batteries
June 6, 2013 - Industry News
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
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
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: Natural Gas, Taxes, Liquefied Natural Gas, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
May 23, 2013 - Industry News
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
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 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: Natural Gas, Shell, Liquefied Natural Gas, TravelCenters of America, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Truckstops
April 10, 2013 - Industry News
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
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
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 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 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 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
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
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 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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