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December 16, 2015 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds Auto-Start to SmartAir No-Idle System

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Peterbilt has added auto-start technology to its SmartAir no-idle system to help keep main and auxiliary batteries charged while running the air conditioning system and using other electronic devices.

Tags: Peterbilt, Idle Free Systems, HVAC, Batteries

February 10, 2015 - Product News

Maxwell Signs Agreement with Purkeys to Distribute ESMs

Maxwell Technologies signed an agreement with Purkeys for distribution of Maxwell’s Engine Start Module product line to the heavy-duty trucking industry.

Tags: Maxwell Technologies, Starters, Purkey's Fleet Electric, Electrical System, Batteries

March 9, 2014 - Industry News

Idle Smart's Battery Protect Ensures Engine Starts

TMC, NASHVILLE -- The new Battery Protect system from Idle Smart continuously monitors battery voltage levels, and will automatically start and run a vehicle’s engine to recharge batteries.

Tags: TMC, Idle Reduction, Batteries, Electrical System

July 21, 2013 - Industry News

Exide Americas President Resigns

R. Paul Hirt Jr. has resigned as executive vice president and president--Exide Americas to accept another opportunity, Exide Technologies announced.

Tags: Batteries, Exide, Battery-Electric Vehicles

June 10, 2013 - Industry News

Exide Technologies Files Voluntary Chapter 11

Exide Technologies, a battery maker based in Milton, Ga., has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization as it attempts to restructure its U.S. business and strengthen its balance sheet. The company said its international operations are excluded from the filing, which it made Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

Tags: Exide, Bankruptcy, Batteries

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

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