July 21, 2014 - Industry News
Medium and heavy duty vehicles represent less than 5% of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use conventional internal combustion engines powered by either gasoline or diesel. That is changing as less expensive alternatives to petroleum-based fuels, such as natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and electricity make inroads in the market.
Tags: Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Navigant Research
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
Based on a 2.8-liter diesel, the spark-ignited Ethos engine runs on corn- or lignocellulosic-derived fuel, and also produces high power and torque.
Tags: Cummins, California Energy Commission, Valvoline, Alternative Fuels, Allison Transmission, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, CO2 emissions, E85, Engines
July 7, 2014 - Industry News
Optimus claims its Vector Vector bi-fuel conversion system can reduce fleet fuel costs up to 25% and lifecycle emissions up to 80% without the prohibitive start-up costs of compressed natural gas (CNG).
Tags: EPA, Biofuels, Optimus Technologies, Alternative Fuels, Biodiesel
July 1, 2014 - Industry News
Overshadowed by the Hobby Lobby decision, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday turned aside a challenge to California's low carbon fuel standard, which a coalition of energy, farm and trade groups claimed illegally discriminates against fuel produced outside of the state.
Tags: California, Alternative Fuels, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Biofuels, Supreme Court, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
June 30, 2014 - Industry News
Starting Tuesday, Minnesota, the first state to require biodiesel be blended with diesel sold in the state, will require all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel.
Tags: Biodiesel, Minnesota, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels
Margin management and fuel invoicing were at the top of the list of business priorities in the second annual Eye on Energy survey conducted by FuelQuest.
Tags: Fuel Prices, FuelQuest, Alternative Fuels, Biofuels, Fuel and Oil
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
Mack Trucks is now working with an organization to assist dealers and customers navigate through the grant process to obtain public funding for alternative fuel and clean diesel-powered vehicles.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels
June 12, 2014 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking is looking for fleets that have made a commitment to sustainability, alternative fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions for its 2014 Top 50 Green Fleets.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Top 50 Green Fleets, Fuel Efficiency, Sustainability, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
May 28, 2014 - Industry News
The company says its dual-fuel gliders outperform and are more reliable than dedicated natural gas engines that customers are evaluating.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, American Power Group, WheelTime Network, Dual Fuel, Alternative Fuels
May 15, 2014 - Industry News
The American public cares more about how their products are delivered to them they you may have though, at least in one sector of the shipping business.
Tags: Research, Alternative Fuels
Biodiesel producers say policy setbacks in Washington are taking a major toll on their business and they point to a new survey released Wednesday as proof.
Tags: Biodiesel, Legislation, Congress, National Biodiesel Board, Alternative Fuels
May 12, 2014 - Industry News
Following recent reports it suspended production, a producer of all-electric medium commercial vehicles, Smith Electric, has secured a $42 million investment so it can resume operations.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Medium-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles
New York has updated its list of trucks that are eligible under its Voucher Incentive Program, a $19 million “first come, first served” program that aims to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and diesel emission control devices for medium to heavy duty commercial fleets in the state.
Tags: Emissions, Hino, New York, Volvo Trucks, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Emissions Reduction, Daimler Trucks North America
May 6, 2014 - Industry News
Kroger announced will be the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty trucks that run on liquified natural gas. The 40 LNG trucks will replace 40 diesel trucks currently in use, and are expected to start making store deliveries in the Portland metropolitan area by the end of 2014.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, LNG, Kroger, Private Fleets, Alternative Fuels
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 3, 2014 - Industry News
Alabama senators Thursday approved legislation to change the way motor fuel road taxes are collected on natural gas sold in the state, which supporters say will help expand the market for alternative fuels.
Tags: Natural Gas, Taxes, Alabama, Alternative Fuels, State Legislation
Expanding the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and greater use of aerodynamic devices on trailers are among the strategies recommended by a new National Research Council report for reducing fuel consumption by tractor-trailers, transit buses, commercial vehicles, trucks, and other medium and heavy-duty vehicles.
Tags: Regulations, Environmental Protection Agency, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, GHG, EPA, Fuel Economy, NHTSA, Aerodynamics, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels
Clean Energy Fuels continues to grow its natural-gas fueling network, with expansions in Texas, Pennsylvania and New York, and more fleets signing on to fuel at the nationwide network.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, LNG, Liquified Natural Gas
March 24, 2014 - Industry News
The National Conference of Weights and Measures has announced that a special steering committee is recommending that compressed and liquefied natural gas be sold in gasoline and diesel gallon equivalents.
Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Weights and Measures, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, LNG, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels
March 9, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and the UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission.
Tags: Natural Gas, Eaton Corp., Cummins ISX12 G, TMC, Engines, Alternative Fuels
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
Cummins and Cummins Westport are recalling just over 25,000 Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines manufactured Sep.12, 2007, through Feb. 2, 2014, and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines manufactured Feb. 19, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Recalls, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines
February 18, 2014 - Industry News
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. to reinstate a tax incentive that expired at the end of 2013 when it comes to the production of domestic biodiesel fuel.
Tags: Diesel, Biodiesel, Legislation, Alternative Fuels, U.S. Senate
February 13, 2014 - Industry News
Testing standards group ASTM International has issued a standard specification for the diesel alternative in truck engines, dimethyl ether.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, DME, Oberon Fuels
February 5, 2014 - Industry News
Two major players who are developing their own networks of natural gas fueling stations have cut back on expansion efforts.
Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Engines, Blu, LNG, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
Biodiesel producers continue to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. At a Thursday hearing, producers told the agency that the planned cutback threatens investments that already have been made and could lead to layoffs.
Tags: Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Board, EPA, Alternative Fuels, Fuel and Oil
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