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November 21, 2016 - Industry News

GM Expanding Alt-Fuel Heavy-Duty Pickup Lineup

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

General Motors is expanding its lineup of heavy-duty pickups and vans fueled by compressed natural gas and propane autogas for the 2017 and 2018 model years, which will bring its alternative fuel lineup to more than 25 vehicles.

Tags: General Motors, Cabovers, Alternative Fuels, GMC Sierra 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500

November 14, 2016 - Industry News

Cintas to Test Hybrid Step Van in Cincinnati

Cintas Corp. will test a Workhorse Group Inc. E-Gen gasoline-electric hybrid step van in its delivery fleet during a six-month field test in Cincinnati, the company announced.

Tags: Workhorse, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Step Vans, Cintas, Delivery Fleets

November 10, 2016 - Industry News

US Foods Partners with ampCNG on Texas Fueling Station

Source: ampCNG

US Foods and compressed natural gas fueling solutions company ampCNG have announced a fueling and station agreement to build a public-access fueling station in Buda, Texas to serve US Foods.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles

November 9, 2016 - Press Release

Orange EV to Give $150K Discounts for NY Fleets

Photo courtesy of Orange EV

Orange EV, a manufacturer of pure electric heavy-duty trucks, announced that fleets in the state of New York can now save up to $150,000 per T-Series pure electric terminal truck.

Tags: Grant Funding, Electric Trucks, Orange EV

November 9, 2016 - Industry News

Wash. City Converts Service Fleet to Propane Autogas

Photo courtesy of Blue Star Gas

The City of Redmond, Wash., has converted 10 of its service trucks to run on propane autogas. The fleet of pickup trucks and vans is primarily used for its parks, construction, and water departments.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Blue Star Gas, Service Fleets

November 8, 2016 - Industry News

Workhorse Developing Plug-In Pickup

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Group Inc. hopes to begin production in 2018 on a plug-in hybrid light-duty pickup truck that the company says is designed for fleet usage.

Tags: Workhorse, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Large Pickups, Duke Energy, City of Orlando, Workhorse W-15

November 4, 2016 - Industry News

Feds, 35 States Bolster EV Charging

Graphic courtesy of the White House.

The Obama administration will establish 48 national electric-vehicle charging networks on about 25,000 miles of highways in 35 states to increase adoption of electric vehicle usage, according to the White House.

Tags: Barack Obama, U.S. DOT, EV Charging Stations, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Los Angeles

November 4, 2016 - Industry News

Chevrolet Tests Colorado ZH2 Fuel Cell Truck

The ZH2 shares several components with the production Colorado, including the cab, doors, and roof. The standard Colorado production cab was moved back 125mm to accommodate 37-inch off-road tires. (Photo courtesy of General Motors)

The ZH2, powered by GM’s Hydrotec fuel cell technology, was unveiled to the auto industry at the 2016 SEMA show. In addition, Chevrolet recently developed new off-road test areas at General Motors’ Yuma, Ariz., Proving Ground.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Colorado, General Motors, Military Trucks

November 2, 2016 - Industry News

Turbine-Electric Hybrid Trash Truck Deployed

Ratto will deploy at least 15 Freightliner Condors retrofitted with Wrightspeed's Route turbine-electric hybrid powertrain over the next year.  Photo: Wrightspeed Powertrains

The Ratto Group says existing vehicles are being equipped with Wrightspeed’s Route heavy-duty powertrain consisting of a turbine engine, generator, battery pack and electronic controls.

Tags: Turbine Truck Engines, Refuse Fleets, Hybrid Trucks, Wrightspeed

October 21, 2016 - Industry News

New York Power to Install 300 EV Charging Stations

Photo via flickr/marlordo59

New York Power Authority will build the charging stations with the option to provide installation and networking services. The utility can also offer infrastructure and services to governmental customers at lower rates and favorable financing terms.

Tags: New York, EV Charging Stations

October 14, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Starts Production of ISL G Natural Gas Engine

Photo by Cummins Westport.

Orders are being processed and production has started for Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine, the company announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins Westport, GHG Phase 2, Emissions Reduction

October 13, 2016 - Industry News

BMW's Hybrid Tech to Power Workhorse Delivery Trucks

Photo of E-Gen step van courtesy of Workhorse Group.

BMW has signed a multiple-year supply agreement to integrate its i3 range extender (REx) units into the Workhorse step van to extend the range of the Class 3-5 delivery vehicles.

Tags: Workhorse, BMW i3, Delivery Fleets, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

Registration Open for 2017 Work Truck Show

Registration is now open for the Work Truck Show 2017 and Green Truck Summit, to be held March 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Green Truck Summit, Events, Medium-Duty Trucks, Work Trucks

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Adding 200 Hybrid Delivery Trucks

Photo courtesy of UPS.

The vehicles feature a 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis and deliver approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.

Tags: UPS, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Delivery Fleets

October 6, 2016 - Industry News

DC Water Uses Biodiesel to Fuel its Fleet

Photo via Flickr/United Soybean Board

DC Water now uses biodiesel fuel to fuel all 230 of its diesel vehicles, including sewer trucks, utility and dump trucks, crane trucks, and crew cabs. The agency uses a B-20 blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel.

Tags: Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Board, B20, DC Water

September 30, 2016 - Industry News

Ore. County Tests In-Vehicle CNG Compressor

The road inspector's truck runs on gasoline and CNG. Photo courtesy of Deschutes County

For the past year, the Deschutes County (Ore.) Road Department has been testing a new way to green its fleet. The fleet has partnered with a local technology company to install an in-vehicle natural gas compressor.

Tags: Compressed Natural Gas

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Testing Results on Propane Autogas Ford Transit

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

In a recent Environmental Protection Agency emissions test, the Ford Transit showed dramatic reductions of harmful emissions while performing on propane autogas when compared to the same engine operating on gasoline.

Tags: Emissions, Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Ford, Ford Transit

September 22, 2016 - Product News

Daimler: Electric Delivery Trucks, Vans on the Way for U.S.

The Fuso eCanter shown at IAA displays a little more pizazz for the show, including a redesigned interior showcasing connectivity functions. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Daimler plans to introduce two new electric commercial vehicles into the U.S. in the next few years, it announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, while also showing off a highly connected and efficient electric concept truck.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi Fuso, Daimler, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 15, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Awarded DOE Funding for Emissions, Electric Vehicle Research

Image courtesy of UPS.

UPS has been awarded two Department of Energy grants that will enable the company to conduct research aimed at reducing emissions and revolutionizing the charging process for electric trucks.

Tags: UPS, Emissions Reduction, U.S. Department of Energy, Battery-Electric Vehicles

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

EDI, First Priority GreenFleet Partner to Produce Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Photo via Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

Hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions company Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and First Priority GreenFleet announced an agreement to produce alternative-fuel commercial vehicles.

Tags: Hybrid Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 7, 2016 - Industry News

NTEA's Fleet Relations Director Joins Chicago Clean Cities Board

Lyon

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) has elected Chris Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations, to its executive board.

Tags: NTEA, Clean Cities, Board of Directors

September 2, 2016 - Industry News

Chicago Park District Using Cooking Oil to Fuel Trucks

Photo courtesy of the Chicago Park District

Through its biodiesel program, the Chicago Park District recycles used cooking oil from local restaurants to fuel 56 vehicles in its fleet, including lawnmowers, refuse trucks, and log loaders.

Tags: Biodiesel, Clean Cities, Alternative Fuels, Biofuels

August 30, 2016 - Industry News

DOE Funds XL Hybrids' Electric-Powered Reach Vans

Photo of Reach van with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System courtesy of XL Hybrids

XL Hybrids, Inc. has received test funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support the clean energy business’s implementation of the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System on the Isuzu Reach.

Tags: Isuzu, XL Hybrids, U.S. Department of Energy, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

August 29, 2016 - Press Release

Orange EV Approved for Calif. Incentives

Orange EV Class 8 pure-electric heavy-duty terminal truck. (PHOTO: Orange EV)

Orange EV announced that California fleets can save at least $95,000 per truck on the purchase of brand new T-Series pure electric terminal trucks with the extended-duty battery pack.

Tags: Fleet Incentives, Electric Trucks, Orange EV

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Battery-Powered Trucks a 'Big Lift' for Calif. Utility

Recently, SCE took delivery of two lithium-ion-battery-equipped troubleman trucks, so named because they are used by troublemen, experts who are dispatched to investigate the causes of power outages. And, 22 more are on the way, according to the utility. (Photo: Southern California Edison).

Southern California Edison is investing in a new generation of environmentally friendly service trucks whose overhead lifts are powered by the same kind of batteries used in plug-in electric cars, according to the utility.

Tags: Southern California Edison, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Bucket Trucks

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