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
April 7, 2016 - Industry News
Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
Tags: Cummins, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Paccar, Class 6
March 1, 2016 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Energy has boosted funding for its SuperTruck II initiative to increase fuel efficiency of Class 7and 8 trucks and will provide funding for several projects that would develop alternative powertrains for medium-duty vehicles, the agency announced at the Work Truck Show.
Tags: Federal Grants, SuperTruck, U.S. Department of Energy, Work Truck Show, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
October 6, 2015 - Industry News
Efficient Drivetrains Inc. has developed a compressed natural gas and plug-in hybrid electric medium-duty truck that can achieve 40 miles of all-electric range or 27 mpg gasoline equivalent when in hybrid mode.
Tags: PHEV, CALSTART, Medium-Duty Trucks, California Energy Commission, Greenkraft, CNG, Class 4, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
September 21, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded nearly $55 million for 24 projects to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies for improving fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption, along with making plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) more affordable.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Fuel Efficiency, Grant Funding, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants
July 1, 2015 - Industry News
A Southern California security company is converting its fleet of Class 5 armored vehicles into plug-in hybrids powered by renewable natural gas with the help of two vehicle modifiers.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, RNG, Armored Vehicles, Idle Reduction, Class 5
May 15, 2015 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $15 million in grants for several projects that will fund alternative-fuel armored security trucks and refuse trucks in in the state.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California Energy Commission, Battery-Electric Vehicles, State Grants
January 26, 2015 - Industry News
Declining fuel prices has reduced the attractiveness of hybrid and electric powertrains in commercial vehicles, yet the long-term regulatory and energy outlook shows promise for these systems.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Frost & Sullivan, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Global
December 3, 2014 - Industry News
More than 70 investor-owned electric utilities announced they will increase investment in electric vehicles for their fleets by an estimated $50 million per year, or $250 million over five years, starting in 2015.
Tags: PG&E, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Green Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Edison Electric Institute, EDI
October 29, 2014 - Industry News
Dirty diesel? Dangerous natural gas? Expensive propane stations? Some myths and misconceptions about alternative fuels were debunked in a fun late-night talk show format Wednesday at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.
Tags: Biodiesel, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Green Fleet Conference, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, CNG, LNG
August 1, 2014 - Industry News
Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and a few private utilities are urging other electric utilities to more than double their current investments in electric fleet vehicles. Both groups have taken steps to support utilities working to achieve this goal.
Tags: PG&E, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Utility Fleets, Class 5, Battery-Electric Vehicles
March 7, 2014 - Industry News
WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Echo Automotive's EchoDrive plug-in hybrid system took home the Green Award from the NTEA'S Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Tags: NTEA, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Work Truck Show, Cargo Vans, Ford E-Series
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: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Light & Medium, Batteries, Odyne, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
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