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March 23, 2017 - Industry News

Fleet Now Operating Zero-Emissions Natural Gas Engine

The Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine is a larger-displacement natural gas engine suitable for a variety of heavy-duty vehicles, including regional-haul truck/tractor, vocational, and refuse applications. (Photo courtesy of Cummins, Inc.)

Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI), a drayage trucking company in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., has begun using one of the first Cummins Westport (CWI) ISX12 G low-NOx natural gas engines for its trucking operations.

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Propane Conversion Kits

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Dealers need to replace fuel control valve solenoids to fix a problem that can lead to engine stalling.

Tags: Recalls, ROUSH CleanTech, NHTSA, Propane Conversion

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Reaps the Rewards of Fleet Electrification

Infographic courtesy of PG&E

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) unveiled the environmental benefits and cost-savings from its fleet electrification efforts.

Tags: PG&E, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Utility Fleets, PTO, Bucket Trucks, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 22, 2017 - Industry News

Alliance AutoGas Beats Conversion Record

Stacey Snyder, conversion specialist from Alliance AutoGas, in Asheville, N.C., performing the live conversion. (PHOTO: ALLIANCE AUTOGAS)

Alliance AutoGas conversion specialists upfitted a 2017 Ford F-250 live, in the record-setting time of 1:21:00, at the recent Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo's CNG 2017 F-250/F-350 Certified

Photo of 2017 F-250 XL courtesy of Ford.

Torrance, Calif.-based Landi Renzo has gained approval from the Environmental Protection Agency to produce bi-fuel and dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of Ford's F-250 and F-350 6.2L V-8 engine with the gaseous prep engine package.

Tags: Landi Renzo, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford F-250, CNG Conversions, Vehicle Modifiers

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Two Peterbilt Models Eligible for HVIP

Image of Peterbilt Model 320 courtesy of Peterbilt.

The Peterbilt Models 520 and 320 equipped with the Cummins ISL-G Near Zero engine have been granted eligibility for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

Tags: Peterbilt, HVIP, Model 320, Model 520, ISL-G

March 15, 2017 - Product News

Freightliner to Offer CNG-Equipped Stripped Chassis

Photo: Freightliner Custom Chassis

Freightliner Custom Chassis, Clean Energy Fuels, and Green Alternative Systems have partnered to provide a compressed natural gas fuel system on FCCC’s CNG MT-45/55 chassis.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, Delivery Fleets, Work Truck Show, Vocational Trucks, Stripped Chassis, Alternative Fuels, Freightliner Custom Chassis

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

UPS Invests More Than $90M In Natural Gas

Photo: UPS

UPS said it will invest more than $90 million in natural gas facilities and vehicles, including fueling stations, compressed natural gas trucks and liquefied natural gas vehicles.

Tags: UPS, Alternative Fuels, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, LNG

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo to Offer Ship-Thru on Ford CNG Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.

Landi Renzo USA will begin offering a ship-through channel for customers to take delivery of converted compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and vans utilizing Ford's existing distribution network from Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Ford, Ship-Thru, CNG Conversions, Landi Renzo, Ford E-Series, Ford F-Series

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Bringing Electric eCanter to U.S.

Photo by Chris Brown.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has introduced the eCanter battery-powered Class 4 truck, offering the first 50 units to a select group of customers by the end of the year on a two-year lease.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Canter, Class 4, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Cabovers, Work Truck Show

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Adds Electrification to Vehicle Modifier Program

Photo of XL Hybrids E-350 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford has expanded its Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that install electrified and hydraulic hybrid systems so those vehicles will retain the factory powertrain warranty.

Tags: Ford, QVM, Vehicle Modifiers, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, Lightning Systems, Work Truck Show

March 13, 2017 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Utility Announces EV Purchases

Photo courtesy of Duquesne Light Company

Duquesne Light Company announced its electric vehicles (EV) plan, including fleet conversion, education, and infrastructure.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Electric Utility, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

March 10, 2017 - Industry News

Electric Trucks Start Arriving at Southern California Freight, Rail Yards

A BYD all-electric yard truck. The typical yard truck burns 2 to 4 gallons of diesel fuel per hour. Photo: CARB

The State of California, San Bernardino Council of Governments. and partners at Daylight Transport and BYD Motors have announced the arrival of the first of 27 zero-emission electric yard and service trucks in three disadvantaged communities in Southern California.

Tags: BYD, CARB, Grant Funding, Electric Vehicles, Yard Trucks

March 9, 2017 - Industry News

Efficient Drivetrains Unveils Plug-In Frieghtliner Utility Truck

Photo courtesy of Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc., has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into the Freightliner platform.

Tags: PHEV, Freightliner, Utility Fleets, Drivetrains

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

Propane Autogas Vehicle Sales Increase 8%

Sales of propane autogas-fueled vehicles increased 8% to 14,000 in 2016 compared to the year before, according to data from the Propane Education and Research Council.

Tags: PERC, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion, Alternative Fuels

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

Alkane Explores Partnership with Cummins

Because of the overwhelming interest, Alkane has decided to include the option of a clean diesel fuel engine in its Dominator Class 7-8 series trucks. (Photo: Alkane Truck Company)

Alkane Truck Company is exploring a supply agreement with diesel engine manufacturer Cummins Inc., to offer clean diesel engine options for Alkane’s line of heavy-duty trucks and off-road vehicles.

Tags: Cummins, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alkane Truck Company, Alkane Dominator, Alternative-Fuel Trucks

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

Workhorse Receives 2,000-Plus Letters of Intent

Photo courtesy of Workhorse

Workhorse Group Inc. announced it has received Letters of Intent from fleets totaling 2,150 of the Workhorse W-15 electric pickup trucks, from such companies as Duke Energy, Portland General Electric, the City of Orlando, Southern California Public Power Authority, and Clean Fuels Ohio.

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

Federal Grants Fund Green Tech Despite Uncertain Future

Photo: TransPower

While U.S. Department of Energy grants are still funding electric vehicle and alternative fuel technologies, it is uncertain how the Trump administration could affect this funding in the future.

Tags: Grant Funding, ACT Research, Alternative Fuels, DOE, Electric Vehicles, Donald Trump

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

AmeriPride Plans Record Electric Walk-in Van Order

Late last year, Motiv initially provided AmeriPride’s Vernon branch with 10 zero-emission step vans. The delivery vehicles feature up to 20% gradeability, 80 miles of range, and a 50% battery charge time of 2.5 hours. (Photo courtesy of Motiv)

After initially replacing 20% of its Vernon California fleet with electric delivery trucks, AmeriPride Services plans to add 20 additional walk-in vans equipped with the Motiv Power Systems all-electric powertrain to the company’s California fleet.

Tags: Motiv Power Systems, Delivery Fleets, AmeriPride, ROUSH CleanTech, Step Vans, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Full-Size Vans

March 6, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Public Utility to Purchase 500 Plug-In Pickups

Image courtesy of Workhorse

The Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) has submitted a letter of intent to Workhorse Group for 500 W-15 plug-in electric pickup trucks.

Tags: Workhorse, Utility Fleets, Electric Utility, Workhorse W-15

March 6, 2017 - Industry News

Alliance Autogas Live Upfit of 2017 F-250

Technicians will convert a 2017 Ford F-250 at NTEA's The Work Truck Show. (Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas conversion techs will take Work Truck Show attendees through a step-by-step live conversion of a Ford F-250. Attendees will be able to ask questions, see it up close, and be as interactive as they wish.

Tags: Alliance Autogas, Ford F-250, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion, Work Truck Show

March 2, 2017 - Industry News

Daimler Preps for Electric Ecosystem with ChargePoint Investment

Photo: Daimler

Germany's Daimler AG has become the lead investor in American charging solutions provider ChargePoint as part of a plan to expand its development of electric vehicles.

Tags: ChargePoint, Daimler, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EV Charging Stations

March 2, 2017 - Press Release

Clean Fuels Ohio to Help Deploy 500 Workhorse Electric Pickup Trucks

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Group has received a letter of intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to partner with Workhorse to help deploy 500 W-15 plug-in electric pickup trucks throughout the state of Ohio.

Tags: Workhorse, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Workhorse W-15

March 1, 2017 - Industry News

Bollinger Motors Teases All-Electric Sport Truck

Bollinger Motors provides a teaser image of the all-new electric truck coming out in . summer of 2017. (Photo courtesy of Bollinger Motors)

Bollinger Motors revealed the first image of its upcoming all-electric on- and off-road sport/utility truck. The vehicle was designed from the ground-up employing an all-electric powertrain, aluminum chassis, adjustable air suspension and convertible cab panels.

Tags: Full-Size Trucks, Electric Trucks, Bollinger Motors

March 1, 2017 - Industry News

PERC Expands Nozzle Incentive

Initially launched in November 2015, the incentive program had only been available to propane retailers, but expanded for fleets looking to replace their current refueling technology until the end of June 2017. (Photo: CleanFuels USA)

Effective immediately, private fleets and public refueling stations are eligible to apply for the incentive program, which will now provide $100 per tank-side connector and $1,000 per hose-end connector.

Tags: PERC, Propane Autogas, Incentives, Quick-Connect Nozzle

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