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April 18, 2018 - Industry News

CARB Fines Fleets for Hiring Trucks Not Meeting California Emissions Standards

The California Truck and Bus emissions regulation requires fleets to verify that all hired or dispatched trucks are compliant air pollution standards. Photo: Jim Park

The California Air Resources Board has fined Marten Logistics and Roadrunner Transportation Systems for failing to verify that trucks hired or dispatched were compliant with the state’s truck emissions regulations.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, Fines, Roadrunner Transportation, Marten Transport, Freight Brokers

April 18, 2018 - Industry News

Puget Sound Energy Adds 40 XL Hybrid Transit Vans

The utility worked with XL to upfit each van with an electric motor and advanced lithium-ion battery pack. Photo courtesy of XL

Puget Sound Energy has added 40 new Ford Transit utility vans equipped with a hybrid electric drive system from XL.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Utility Fleets, Ford Transit, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, XL, Hybrid Trucks

April 12, 2018 - Global News

Volvo Unveils All-Electric Truck for Europe

Volvo’s new FL Electric Truck will have a daily range of approximately 186 miles and will enter serial production in Europe next year. Photo: Volvo

Volvo has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use in Europe, the FL Electric, designed for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications.

Tags: Volvo, Refuse Fleets, Electric Trucks, Last Mile Delivery, Global, Sweden

April 9, 2018 - Industry News

SoCalGas Helps Calif. Fleets Acquire Natural Gas Trucks

Photo of a heavy-duty truck via Pixabay

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced efforts to help California fleets get more drivers behind the wheel of near-zero emissions heavy-duty natural gas trucks.

Tags: SCAQMD, Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, SoCalGas

April 6, 2018 - Press Release

Superior Energy Installs 1,000th Dispenser

It purchased the very first dispenser that Superior Energy Systems manufactured in 2007, which is still in use at an assisted living facility in Anderson, S.C. (Photo courtesy of Superior Energy Systems)

Superior Energy Systems installed its 1,000th propane autogas dispenser and now has units located in all 50 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Fuel dispensers, Liquified Natural Gas, Superior Energy Systems, Blossman

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Lightning Systems Electric Ford Transit: 61 MPGe in the City

Photo of the Ford Transit LightningElectric courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit LightningElectric will provide a fuel economy rating of 61 MPGe in the city and 66 MPGe on the highway, according to the vehicle modifier, which will display it for fleets around the U.S. in April and May.

Tags: Ford Transit, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, Lightning Systems, Conversion, Cargo Vans

March 29, 2018 - Industry News

Bollinger Motors Partners With Optimal

Bollinger Motors and Optimal plan on finalizing their work on the Bollinger B1 by the end of 2018, on target for a late 2019 start of production. (Image courtesy of Bollinger Motors)

Bollinger Motors has chosen Optimal, Inc. of Plymouth, Mich., to help bring the Bollinger B1 all-electric, all-wheel-drive Sport Utility Truck (SUT) to production by the end of the year.

Tags: Partnership, Electric Trucks, Bollinger Motors, Sport Utility Truck

March 27, 2018 - Industry News

Roush CleanTech Receives CARB Certification

Engine image coutesy of ROUSH CleanTech

Roush CleanTech is the first propane autogas fuel system manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s and California Air Resources Board’s heavy duty-onboard diagnostics certification for all its engines, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Alternative Fuels, CARB Certification

March 26, 2018 - Press Release

Pa. Utility Partners with Uber to Promote EV Adoption

Through this partnership, Duqquesne Light Company and Uber hope to raise awareness of electric vehicles (EVs), promote their benefits, and increase EV charging infrastructure throughout the Pittsburgh area.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Utility Fleets, Uber, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Delivery Fleet Leases Hybrid Step Vans from Ryder

W.B. Mason has taken delivery of four Workhorse E-Gen hybrid-electric vehicles through Ryder. (Photo courtesy of Ryder.)

W.B. Mason, the nation’s second-largest privately owned office products dealer, has taken delivery of several Workhorse E-Gen electrified, range-extended step vans on leases from Ryder System, Inc., the company announced.

Tags: Workhorse, Morgan Olson, Delivery Fleets, Step Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ryder, Leasing

March 20, 2018 - Industry News

Bollinger Releases 'Making of the Electric Truck' Movie

The visual exploration prominently features the special team of engineers, designers, and technicians that Bollinger Motors assembled to pave the way for the B1 SUT. (Photo courtesy of Bollinger Motors)

As Bollinger Motors ramps up B1 production, the company released a short movie delving into the design process and technology behind the first all-electric multi-purpose vehicle of its kind.

Tags: Electric Trucks, Bollinger Motors, Sport Utility Truck

March 20, 2018 - Industry News

SoCalGas Donates $100K to Support Clean Air and Energy Efficiency Research

The funds will be used to purchase laboratory equipment for research designed to advance energy efficiency in new gas products and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: Natural Gas, Industry Research, Alternative Fuels, SoCalGas, Sempra Energy, Donations

March 19, 2018 - Global News

Fuso eCanter Hits Road in Great Britain Fleets

Photo of eCanter used by Hovis courtesy of Daimler Trucks.

Daimler Trucks handed over the first all-electric Fuso eCanter trucks to three fleets in Great Britain. This now brings the electric light-duty truck to a further major market following the market launches in New York, Tokyo, and Berlin.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Electric Trucks, eCanter, Global

March 14, 2018 - Press Release

XL Surpasses 60M Customer Miles

XL has surpassed 60 million customer miles driven and achieved one of its largest deployments of electrified Class 2 to 6 truck technology in 2017. The company also announced the re-branding of the company to XL (from XL Hybrids).

Tags: Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Milestones

March 14, 2018 - Industry News

Roush CleanTech Promotes Mouw to President

Roush CleanTech promoted Todd Mouw to president.

Propane autogas vehicle modifier Roush CleanTech has promoted Todd Mouw to president and made several other personnel changes, the company announced.

Tags: ROUSH CleanTech, Promotions, Vehicle Modifiers, ROUSH Performance, Propane Autogas, Leadership

March 13, 2018 - Industry News

Work Truck Show Names 2018 Innovation Awards

Photo of Innovation Award presented to Workhorse courtesy of The Work Truck Show.

The Most Innovative Vehicle award went to Workhorse for its W-15 electric pickup truck, the Most Innovative Safety Product award was presented to J.W. Speaker Corporation for the Model 8910 Evolution 2 LED headlight, and the Most Innovative Truck Equipment honor went to CARR for its Factory Step.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Workhorse, Awards

March 8, 2018 - Industry News

Electric Tesla Semi Spotted on California Highways

A recent YouTube video showed footage of a Tesla Semi driving in broad daylight on a highway near Sacramento, Calif., and Tesla founder Elon Musk later confirmed that it had started testing the electric truck.

Tags: Class 8, Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Tesla Semi

March 8, 2018 - Industry News

Motiv to Supply Spartan Motors with Electrified Step Van Chassis

Photo of EPIC F59 chassis courtesy of Motiv.

Spartan Motors has signed an agreement with Motiv Power Systems to supply battery-electric chassis products for Class 4-6 Utilimaster step vans for three years.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Utilimaster, Spartan Motors, Motiv Power Systems, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Step Vans

March 8, 2018 - Industry News

Anheuser-Busch Distributor Adds Propane Autogas Delivery Trucks

Photo of F-650 beverage truck courtesy of Ford.

Southern Eagle Distributing, one of the oldest Anheuser-Busch distributors, has purchased two propane autogas-fueled Ford F-650 delivery trucks to reduce emissions and fueling costs.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Food and Beverage Fleets, Delivery Fleets, Distributors, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford F-650

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Isuzu Testing Battery-Electric Cabover

Photo of electric plug on NPR courtesy of Isuzu.

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America showed a battery-electric N-Series cabover at the Work Truck Show that's now serving as a research vehicle to allow the manufacturer to gauge interest from fleets who would use the truck for certain applications.

Tags: Class 5, Isuzu N-Series, Cabovers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Isuzu, Work Truck Show, Medium-Duty Trucks

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Fleet Technical Congress Debuts in Indianapolis

Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of General Motors Fleet.

General session topics at the Fleet Technical Congress included connected vehicles’ impact on fleet operations, integrating multiple data streams to enhance decision-making, and vehicle replacement strategies.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Events, Fleet Technical Congress

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Ford Highlights Electrified, Modified Vehicles

Photo of current Transit van courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Co. partners will be showcasing a truck and vans upfitted from the three participants of its eQVM vehicle modifier program — XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, and Lightning Systems — at the NTEA Work Truck Show this year.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Ford, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, Lightning Systems, Ford Transit

March 6, 2018 - Industry News

Lightning Systems to Offer Hydrogen-Powered Transit Van

Photo of electrified Transit cargo van courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems will begin delivering its battery-electric Ford Transit cargo van later this month and will eventually offer a hydrogen fuel-cell model, the vehicle modifier announced.

Tags: Lightning Systems, Ford Transit, Vehicle Modifiers, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Full-Size Vans

March 2, 2018 - Industry News

Alliance Auto Gas Lowers V-6, V-8 Engine Emissions

Photo of 2018 Ford F-150 with P-PFDI technology courtesy of Alliance Auto Gas.

At the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, AAG will display two vehicles with the new Propane-PFDI (P-PFDI) technology offering participants the opportunity to view the new autogas system.

Tags: Ford F-150, Work Truck Show, Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

XL Hybrids to Electrify Ford's F-250 Pickup

Photo of 2018 Ford F-250 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids will offer an electrified 2018 Ford F-250 pickup to commercial and municipal fleets that will be unveiled at NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis in early March, the company announced.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Vehicle Modifiers, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Ford F-250, Work Truck Show

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