Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

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March 20, 2018

Cummins Rebrands as Cummins Integrated Power

Cummins is repositioning itself as Cummins Integrated Power. The new name denotes both the company’s expertise in technology integration and its reach into different alternative fuel segments, including diesel, natural gas, hybrid and battery-electric.

February 7, 2018

Driving Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport Truck [Video]

Kenworth's latest green initiative is the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT) - a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle with a 100-mile range. Kenworth plans to increase the range with greater hydrogen storage capacity, but for now it's well suited for drayage work at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Watch our in-depth look at the ZECT here. 

February 7, 2018

Kenworth Offers Sneak Peek at Zero-Emissions Transport Truck

Kenworth's latest green initiative, the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT), is a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle, capable at this point of about 100 miles of travel fully loaded. Equipment Editor Jim Park got to take the truck for a spin.

January 30, 2018

Nikola Chooses Arizona Location for Hydrogen-Electric Truck Headquarters

Nikola Motor Company has selected Buckeye, Arizona, for its hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing headquarters facility.

January 26, 2018

Nikola Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck on the Road [Video]

Nikola Motor Co. released a short video of its groundbreaking hydrogen fuel cell powered electric truck, Nikola One, in action. It's a short clip of the truck driving on a deserted highway, decked out in U.S. Xpress colors -- one of the first major carriers to get on board with Nikola. Nikola says pre-production units will hit streets in 2019 for testing. 

January 23, 2018

Volvo: Electric Trucks Viable for Hauling Freight Here and Elsewhere

Sweden-based AB Volvo announced on Jan. 23 that it will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units entering service with select customers sometime this year – and the company's North American operations say they see a future for "electromobility" here as well.

January 18, 2018

How 3 SmartWay Excellence Honorees Cut Their Carbon Footprint

Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.

January 9, 2018

Kenworth Shows Hydrogen Fuel Cell T680 at CES

Kenworth showed a zero-emissions T680 day cab equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell as part of its Paccar Innovations booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

January 9, 2018

EPA, CARB Certify Cummins Westport ISX12N Natural Gas Engine

Cummins Westport announced that the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board have certified the 2018 ISX12N natural gas engine.

September 28, 2017

Meritor CEO Predicts Electrified Future

“There is a sea change in our industry with regard to electrification of the drivetrain,” said Jay Craig, CEO of Meritor, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

September 20, 2017

TMC Panel Educates Fleets on Real-World Electric Truck Operation

Calculating recharging times, driver training and overcoming “range anxiety” were just a few of the topics covered at an electric truck panel discussion at TMC’s Fall Meeting.

September 19, 2017

Nikola Developing Electric Truck Powertrain with Bosch

Nikola Motor Company and Bosch have teamed up to develop an electric powertrain designed for Nikola’s long-haul electric heavy-duty trucks.

August 29, 2017

Cummins' All-Electric Tractor Prototype in Photos

Cummins' new electric truck is a highly stylized concept and technology demonstrator called Aeos, which is the name of one of the four-winged horses from Greek mythology that drive the chariot of the Sun God, Helios, across the sky each day. Photos: Jim Park

July 31, 2017

What Do Bans of Diesel and Gasoline Cars in Europe Mean for Trucking?

Great Britain has joined France and India in phasing out gasoline- and diesel-powered passenger cars over the next 20 years. Will those mandates affect the North American trucking industry? Senior Editor Jack Roberts has more in his Truck Tech blog.

June 19, 2017

Southern California Mayors Aim for Zero Emissions at Ports

The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, are aiming for zero emissions at the ports or Los Angeles and Long Beach by 2035 as part of their commitment to adopting the Paris Climate Agreement goals in their cities.

June 15, 2017

Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

Cummins announced it will have an all-electric transit powertrain available in 2019 with an extended-range electric vehicle ready in 2020.

June 7, 2017

A Changing Climate: Is There Still a Case for Greener Trucks?

There is no mistaking a change in the underlying business climate when it comes to greener trucks. Diesel is relatively cheap, and a new administration in the White House wants to slash funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But don't prepare to burn coal dust just yet.

May 2, 2017

Electric Trucks Charge Ahead

If you're an American fleet professional, it’s starting to look like your first, hands-on exposure to all the new transportation technology emerging today is going to with an electric truck.

May 2, 2017

Electric Semi: More Sizzle than Steak?

The first image of Tesla's Electric Semi seem to show exactly the wrong type of electric truck. Is this for the benefit of investors or the trucking industry? Equipment Editor Jim Park explores the question in his On the Road blog.

March 9, 2017

ConMet Partners on In-Wheel Electric Drive

ConMet and Protean Electric have formed a partnership to develop an electric in-wheel drive system as a hybrid-electric solution for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.


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