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August 29, 2017

California Gears up for Stricter Diesel Truck Emissions Regulations

Diesel-powered trucks appear to be in the crosshairs once again as California legislators, citing overwhelming public support, call for even tougher emissions regulations.

July 20, 2017

Hybrid Wheel Loader

With funding provided by the California Energy Commission, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has demonstrated a hybrid wheel loader, a piece of equipment widely used in the construction, refuse, and agricultural industries, that achieved a 50 % improvement in fuel efficiency.

January 12, 2016

Calstart Opens Regional Clean Transportation Center

Calstart has opened the San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center, aimed at accelerating the user of clean vehicles and fuels in the region.

October 6, 2015

EDI Offers CNG-PHEV Class 4 Truck

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. has developed a compressed natural gas and plug-in hybrid electric medium-duty truck that can achieve 40 miles of all-electric range or 27 mpg gasoline equivalent when in hybrid mode.

May 5, 2014

Odyne Partners with Valley Power Systems for Plug-In Hybrid Installations

Under a contract from the California Energy Commission, administered through Calstart, Valley Power will integrate new hybrid systems on truck chassis for Odyne in California.

September 18, 2013

$19 Million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $19 million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program to encourage the purchase of battery-electric commercial trucks as well as other energy-efficient transportation, including hybrid and compressed natural gas trucks.

June 14, 2013

CALSTART Test Takes Battery Tech From the Battlefield to Commercial Use

The U.S. Army has awarded CALSTART a contract to test 12 volt lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries in commercial trucks.

May 22, 2013

Birmingham Hosts National Clean Truck Event

A workshop at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum offered fleet managers a chance to learn more about work trucks that use clean fuels and technologies – and to ride in or drive 20 of them.

April 12, 2013

California's HVIP Program Designates $12 Million for Green Fleet Programs

Funding is now available in California through the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) that can help fleets in the Golden State go green.

November 2, 2012

U.S.-China Clean Truck Summit Scores Success

BEIJING – This past week, more than 120 attendees from U.S. and Chinese clean truck and bus technology companies took part in the first U.S.–China Clean Truck and Bus Summit in Beijing to help link U.S. firms with Chinese partners and increase exports.

October 17, 2012

Industry Leader Beaty Joins CALSTART as Vice President

PASADENA, CA – CALSTART announced today that Kevin Beaty is joining its team as a vice president and director of its highly successful high-efficiency truck program.

October 3, 2012

Beaty Joins CALSTART as Vice President

PASADENA, CA – Kevin Beaty joins CALSTART as a vice president and director of its high-efficiency truck program. Prior to joining CALSTART, Beaty worked for Eaton Corporation.

April 18, 2012

Leading Fleets Take Delivery of World’s First Commercially Available Hybrid Hydraulic Parcel Delivery Trucks

PASADENA, CA - Members of the HTUF Parcel Delivery Working Group have recieved hydraulic hybrid package delivery evaluation vehicles from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), Morgan Olson, and Parker Hannifin.

July 20, 2011

Clean Truck Conference Helps Fight Fuel Costs; Giving Away 25 Free Registrations

PASADENA, CA - High fuel prices may be assaulting U.S. fleet operators, but the nation's leading clean truck consortium is launching a major counter-offensive to help fleets out.

March 24, 2010

CALSTART Praises Deal to Exempt Clean Tech Manufacturing Equipment from State Sales Tax

PASADENA, CA - CALSTART, the nation's leading clean transportation consortium, praised a deal between the California Governor and the state's legislative leaders to exempt manufacturing equipment to produce clean energy and technology products, vehicles, and fuels from the state sales tax.

February 17, 2010

Calling All California Truck Fleets - Free Money to Purchase Hybrids Now Available

SACRAMENTO - Have trucks in California? You'd better get to your dealer fast, because the California Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program is open for business. On February 4th, the landmark program officially opened.

October 2, 2009

EPA Awards $1.2M for Greener Trucks

NEW YORK - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1.2 million to replace 51 older delivery trucks with diesel-electric hybrid trucks certified to the EPA's 2007 diesel standards.

September 23, 2009

HTUF Brings Hybrid and Advanced Trucks to Atlanta for Major Industry Conference October 27-29

PASADENA, CA - CALSTART's Hybrid Truck Users Forum is bringing its 2009 HTUF National Conference and Ride and Drive to Atlanta October 27-29, 2009

September 16, 2009

NTEA & CALSTART Partner to Provide an Expanded Green Truck Summit

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Two of the leading organizations driving the development and deployment of "green" technology for fleet vehicles are joining forces to produce an in-depth educational conference.

August 12, 2009

CALSTART Member Companies Secure Nearly $200 Million for Projects in Advanced Clean Transportation Technologies

PASADENA, CA - CALSTART, the nation's leading clean transportation technologies consortium, applauded five member organizations for successfully securing $192.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding aimed at accelerating the clean transportation market.

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