September 9, 2016 - Industry News
Hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions company Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and First Priority GreenFleet announced an agreement to produce alternative-fuel commercial vehicles.
Tags: Hybrid Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
August 31, 2016 - Industry News
NATSO is urging the Department of Transportation to work closely with private, exit-based businesses to improve incentives for establishing alternative fuel corridors on our nation’s highways.
Tags: DOT, Federal Incentives, Alternative Fuels, NATSO
August 11, 2016 - Industry News
Sacramento County, Calif. has begun using renewable diesel to fuel many of its heavy-duty vehicles, including more than 400 municipal public works trucks and specialty vehicles.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Diesel, Sacramento County
August 5, 2016 - Industry News
Frito-Lay's fleet of compressed natural gas-fueled trucks and vans have logged more than 100 million miles in the past five years, the PepsiCo division has announced.
Tags: Frito-Lay, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, CNG
August 2, 2016 - Industry News
UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, the global delivery company announced.
Tags: UPS, Alternative Fuels, Fleet Sustainability, Delivery Fleets
July 22, 2016 - Industry News
Westport Fuel Systems named Nancy Gougarty the company’s chief executive officer, effective immediately to replace the retiring David Demers.
Tags: Leadership, Alternative Fuels, People, Westport, Natural Gas
July 14, 2016 - Industry News
Retail sales of Class 8 natural gas trucks in the U.S. and Canada improved in May, after getting off to a slow start earlier in the year.
Tags: Retail Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels
July 13, 2016 - Industry News
Alternative fuel truck and fuel system manufacturer Greenkraft is now offering fully automatic Allison Transmissions on its medium-duty trucks.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Greenkraft, Allison Transmission, CNG, Propane Autogas, Transmissions
July 11, 2016 - Industry News
Gain Clean Fuel has partnered with FastFlow CNG to build and manage a co-branded compressed natural gas fueling station in South Texas.
Tags: Green Fleets, Partnership, Alternative Fuels, CNG Fueling Stations
June 24, 2016 - Product News
CNG Cylinders International has received Canadian CRN approval for its Type 3 CNG Cylinder technology in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario.
Tags: Canada, Alternative Fuels, CNG, CNG Tanks
June 7, 2016 - Industry News
Designed as an alternative to conventional piston-engine powertrains, the Wrightspeed Route is a range-extending electric system that propels the truck and helps reduce fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs, the companies said.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Wrightspeed, Refuse Trucks
May 20, 2016 - Industry News
The non-profit, nonpartisan group Securing America’s Future Energy has released a report on how the U.S. can remain on the path to greater energy security that includes recommendations for the trucking industry.
Tags: Congress, Oil, Alternative Fuels, Truck Platooning
April 6, 2016 - Industry News
The system meets a demand for heavier chassis for autogas-fueled bobtail applications, cylinder delivery trucks, and larger tank setters and box trucks.
Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, Alternative Fuels, Ford F-750
April 1, 2016 - Industry News
Fresh from setting a record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion to propane autogas in 1:32:25, the F-150 will embark on 5,500 mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride."
Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance Autogas, Alternative Fuels, Ford, Bi-Fuel Conversions
March 30, 2016 - Industry News
FedEx hopes to increase fuel efficiency in its vehicle fleet by 30% by 2020 by increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles, shifting freight trips to rail, and optimizing routing, according to the company's 2016 sustainability report.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Emissions Reduction, FedEx, Delivery Fleets
March 28, 2016 - Industry News
Despite the plunge in oil prices that has driven down the pump price of diesel, two of the three means of fueling trucks with compressed natural have remained competitive, according to consultant Jon T. Gabrielsen.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, CNG
March 15, 2016 - Industry News
UPS plans to invest $100 million in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet, adding 12 new compressed natural gas fueling stations and 380 CNG trucks.
Tags: UPS, Alternative Fuels, CNG, CNG infrastructure
February 23, 2016 - Global News
Mercedes-Benz Trucks has approved an alternative biodiesel fuel known as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its trucks with heavy-duty (OM 470 or OM 471) engines as well as medium-duty (OM 936 or OM 934) variants.
Tags: Biodiesel, Mercedes-Benz, Alternative Fuels, Daimler, Global
February 12, 2016 - Industry News
Business analytics and insight company IHS has signed an agreement to acquire Oil Price Information Service, a pricing reporting agency that serves the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries.
Tags: Oil Analysis, Mergers & Acquisitions, IHS Automotive, Petroleum, Alternative Fuels
February 9, 2016 - Industry News
Fleets in six New York counties around Rochester are eligible for $1 million in federal grants to purchase or convert their vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, the Genesee Region Clean Communities has announced.
Tags: Federal Grants, CMAQ Improvement Program, Alternative Fuels
January 15, 2016 - Industry News
Since switching from biodiesel to renewable diesel, the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has reduced its fleet greenhouse gas emissions as well as maintenance on its diesel vehicles.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Maintenance Costs, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Renewable Diesel, Alternative Fuels
January 7, 2016 - Industry News
Mack Trucks has officially signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines after a period of truck and engine testing.
Tags: Emissions, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel
December 17, 2015 - Industry News
Cenergy Solutions has been testing an adsorbent natural gas (ANG) tank on a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 van. ANG tanks can extend a vehicle’s range and lower the cost of gas because it needn’t be pumped to high pressures.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, ANG
December 9, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America has approved the use of renewable biodiesel fuel for all of its engines after lab and road testing, the company announced.
Tags: Emissions, Volvo Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Renewable Diesel
November 23, 2015 - Industry News
A bill that would earmark funds for research and development of alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies as well as create truck-specific programs within the Department of Energy has been introduced in the House.
Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Clean Vehicles
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