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February 21, 2018 - Global News

Daimler Testing Heavy-Duty Electric Actros Truck

Daimler has begun fleet-testing its Mercedes-Benz eActros fully electric heavy-duty truck as it nears full production, planned to begin in 2021. Photo: Daimler AG

A battery-electric heavy-duty hauler fitted with the Mercedes-Benz three-point star may be on the market in just three years.

Tags: Daimler, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Actros

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

New York Fleet Deploys Orange EV Yard Truck

Innovative Transportation Services (ITS) stands with their new Orange EV T-Series pure-electric terminal truck. (L-R) Bill Loupee, VP of both ITS and TCS (Transportation and Consolidation Services, Inc.); James Hotnich, dispatch manager; Owen Owens, driver; and Dave Harper, president of ITS. (Photo courtesy of Orange EV)

Sonwil Distribution Center deployed Orange EV’s T-Series pure-electric terminal truck at its 300,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Buffalo, New York.

Tags: Dispatch, Orange EV, Yard Truck, Terminal Truck

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Offers Ship-Thru Codes on GM Vans

Fleet's can now order and take delivery of XLH-upfitted Chevrolet and GMC vans (pictured) starting with 6.0L models. (Image courtesy of XL Hybrids)

XL Hybrids, Inc., announced that ship-thru codes are available for its XLH hybrid-electric system on the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans and cutaways.

Tags: Chevrolet, GMC Savana, Battery-Electric Vehicles, XL Hybriids, Ship-Thru, Knapheide, Adrian Steel

February 13, 2018 - Industry News

Electric Ford Transit Approved for N.Y. Incentive Program

Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems.

The battery-electric Ford Transit 350HD from Lightning Systems now qualifies for a state incentive program in New York, the Loveland, Colo.-based vehicle modifier has announced.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford Transit, Incentive Programs, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, State Grants, Lightning Systems

February 12, 2018 - Industry News

PERC to Demo Emissions Reductions at Work Truck Show

PERC will host an interactive activity with prize giveaways for attendees in its booth that will help participants visualize the emissions reductions offered by propane autogas vehicles. (Image: PERC)

Fleet owners and managers will have ample opportunity to learn how propane autogas reduces a fleet’s emissions profile and its total cost-of-ownership with a demonstration during the Work Truck Show 2018.

Tags: Ford F-150, Work Truck Show, PERC, Propane Autogas, Ford F-650, Superior Energy Systems, WTS18

February 7, 2018 - Industry News

Renewable Dairy Fuels Adding RNG Plant

Imge courtesy of AMP Americas

Located in Fair Oaks, Ind., the dairy project will be Renewable Dairy Fuels second biogas facility producing renewable natural gas from dairy waste for transportation fuel.

Tags: Renewable Dairy Fuels, RNG, AMP Americas, Biogas

February 1, 2018 - Industry News

Argonne Lab Offers Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator

Photo via NGVAmerica.

This online resource was created to provide state officials and fleet managers with an accurate tool to gauge emissions reductions across various medium- and heavy-duty vehicle project options affiliated with the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Settlement.

Tags: Emissions, NGVAmerica, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Argonne National Laboratory, Online Tool

January 30, 2018 - Industry News

Keynote Speaker Named for Green Truck Summit

Daimler Trucks North America's Kary Schaefer will keynote NTEA's Green Truck Summit. Photo:

Kary Schaefer, general manager of marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America’s Freightliner Trucks and Detroit brands, will discuss new truck technologies and alternative powertrains in her Green Truck Summit keynote presentation.

Tags: Work Truck Show, DTNA, Freightliner, Green Truck Summit, Keynote Speaker, Detroit, WTS18, Work Trucks, Clean Diesel, Natural Gas Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Events

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

LeasePlan Aims for Emission-Free Fleet by 2030

Logo: LeasePlan

LeasePlan Corp. has committed to achieving net zero emissions from its total fleet by 2030, in support of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and climate-related Sustainable Development Goals.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Fleet Management Companies, LeasePlan

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Busy Truck Stop Finds Success with Biofuels

Fontana Truck Stop Center has found that offering renewable fuels is one way to stand out, so they sell biodiesel blends and a blend of biodiesel and renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) at its diesel islands.

Tags: Biodiesel, Biofuels, CNG, Truck Stops, Fontana Truck Center

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Ind. City Unveils New CNG Station and Maintenance Garage

Agencies purchasing compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles must have compliant maintenance facilities. File photo

The City of Hobart, Ind., celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, and showcased its new CNG-compliant fleet maintenance garage.

Tags: Maintenance, New Facility, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Fleet Facility

January 12, 2018 - Press Release

Utility Conducts Study of Electric Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Salt River Project

The goal of the Salt River Project's study is to determine what impact the increase in energy consumption will have on the grid as more chargers are installed in homes and businesses to meet demand.

Tags: Electric Vehicles, Salt River Project

January 12, 2018 - Press Release

Calif. Utilities Approve $41M for EV Pilots

Photo via Pixabay

CPUC approved 15 pilot projects to boost electric vehicle adoption, including the electrification of school buses, delivery trucks, airport/seaport equipment, truck stops, and commuter locations.

Tags: PG&E, California, Southern California Edison, Pilot Program, Electric Vehicles, SDG&E

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth Shows Hydrogen Fuel Cell T680 at CES

Kenworth's Hydrogen Fuel Cell T680 day cab at the Port of Seattle. Photo: Kenworth

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.

Tags: Kenworth, SCAQMD, Grant Funding, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, T680, Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, CES, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

January 9, 2018 - Industry News

AEV Technologies Unveils Electric Truck

Image of 411 electric utility vehicle courtesy of AEV Technologies.

AEV Technologies, Inc., designer and manufacturer of compact, emissions-free vehicles for urban commercial markets, unveiled its new assembled in the U.S.A., all-electric vehicle lineup at CES Las Vegas.

Tags: Utility Vehicle, Utility Fleets, Urban Mobility, AEV Technologies, 411, 511

January 8, 2018 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Gets Latest CARB Approval

Image of converted Ford F-150 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids has received approval for plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the Golden State of California.

Tags: Ford F-150, CARB, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, PHEV, Pickup Trucks, XL Hybrids

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla's Musk 'Dying to Build' Electric Pickup

Photo of Elon Musk via jdlasica/Flickr.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is promising to produce a battery-electric pickup truck in the near future as the latest entry in his growing lineup of vehicles that has begun to include more commercial models.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles

December 21, 2017 - Industry News

Parking Services Company Launches EV Shuttle Bus at SoCal Airport.

Photo courtesy of Phoenix Motorcars.

Parking Concepts Inc. has launched the first battery-electric shuttle bus at the Ontario International Airport in Southern California with the deployment of a zero emissions utility shuttle from Phoenix Motorcars.

Tags: Shuttle Bus, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Airports

December 20, 2017 - Industry News

Wabco Invests $10 Million in Nikola Motor Company

Nikola anticipates offering its fully electric Nikola Two day-cab truck (pictured) for sale in the U.S. by 2021. Photo: Nikola

Wabco Holdings has announced a $10 million strategic investment in Nikola Motor Company, manufacturer of the upcoming Nikola One and Nikola Two hydrogen-electric Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Class 8, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Investment, Wabco, Electric Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks, Nikola Motor Company, Global

December 14, 2017 - Industry News

Utility Recognized for Fleet Greening Efforts

Photo courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities

Commonwealth Edison Company serves 4 million customers across northern Illinois and operates more than 1,750 trucks fueled by biodiesel.

Tags: Biodiesel, Clean Cities, ComEd, Alternative Fuels

December 14, 2017 - Global News

European Customers Now Running Fuso eCanter Electric Trucks

Photo: Daimler Trucks

Daimler Trucks has begun delivering its Fuso eCanter, which it calls the first all-electric truck in regular production, to fleet customers in Europe, the company announced.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler, Electric Trucks, Class 4, Cabovers, Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter, Germany, Global

December 13, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Medium-Duty CNG Engines Gain Certification

Photo of L9N engine courtesy of Cummins Westport.

A pair of Cummins Westport, Inc. natural gas engines have gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board for medium-duty vehicles, the engine maker announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, EPA Certification, Cummins Westport, Medium-Duty Engines, Cummins ISX

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

Propane Autogas Fuels ReadyRefresh Delivery Trucks

ReadyRefresh’s additional Ford F-650/750 delivery trucks are each equipped with a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system that provides 55 usable gallons of fuel. (Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech)

Environmental stewardship is driving Nestlé Waters North America’s deployment of more than 400 additional medium-duty ReadyRefresh by Nestlé beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas.

Tags: Nestle, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Delivery Fleets, Food and Beverage Fleets

December 8, 2017 - Industry News

Mythbusters' Hyneman Fights for Clean Air

Former Mythbusters star and clean air advocate Jamie Hyneman (image courtesy of Cummins Westport)<br />

Former Mythbusters' star Jamie Hyneman is stepping back in front of the camera to support the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach’s Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). As part of his support, Hyneman is partnering with Cummins Westport to promote CAAP and the company’s efforts to reduce emissions on its own.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Mythbusters, Cummins Westport, CAAP, Clean Air Action Plan

December 7, 2017 - Industry News

Verizon Switches New York Van Fleet to Hybrid Electric

Photo: XL Hybrids.

Verizon has replaced 234 of its gas-powered vans in New York City with hybrid-electric vans using XL Hybrids technology, to support the city's clean energy goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030.

Tags: New York, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Verizon

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