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A pre-production model of the EVAOS Ford F-150.

EVAOS Debuts Hybrid-Electric F-150

The folks at EVAOS (Electric Vehicle Add-On Systems) are launching a hybrid-electric version of the Ford F-150. Work Truck magazine staff went to test it out. 

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In the background, the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge is the nation's first segmentally constructed concrete arch bridge. Spanning 1,648 feet, the double arch structure offers motorists a view from 155 feet above the valley floor. Source: Lauren Fletcher

2013 Ram 1500 Launch

Ram Trucks has revealed the redesigned MY-2013 Ram 1500. Check out the photo gallery for photos from the launch in Nashville, Tenn., plus images from the automaker. Photos by Lauren Fletcher and courtesy of Ram Trucks.

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Nissan redesigned the Pathfinder so it's more aerodynamic.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder SUV

Nissan introduced its all-new 2013-MY Pathfinder SUV, which features a complete redesign, from the exterior to the powertrain. A new engine, transmission, aerodynamic styling, and unibody frame construction allows the SUV to get 20 city, 26 highway, 22 combined mpg for the FWD model. Read more about the 2013 Pathfinder here.

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Autogas fleets currently save around $1.25 per gallon compared to gasoline, and many report reduced maintenance needs and increased engine life.

Propane in the Park

Propane industry experts came together for Wisconsin Clean Cities’ “Propane in the Park” event to educate Milwaukee-area fleets about clean propane autogas technology. Charter Fuels showcased autogas-powered vehicles and discussed affordable vehicle conversions and fueling options for fleets through the Alliance AutoGas complete program.

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The new F-150 offers four engine choices for the 2013 model year.

Ford's 2013 F-150 Truck

Ford revealed details about the 2013-MY F-150 pickup truck, which will feature a new front-end style, a new Limited model, MyFord Touch technology, available HID headlamps, and four engine choices. The full-size truck is now in its twelfth generation, which debuted in the 2009-MY. Photos courtesy of Ford.

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among the highlights of newly redesigned MY-2013 Ram 1500. The new vehicle was unveiled at this week’s New York International Auto Show.

MY-2013 Ram 1500

Ram introduced its MY-2013 Ram 1500 at the New York International Auto Show.

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GM's new Chevrolet Traverse features a new exterior design, new interior upgrades, and improved handling characteristics.

GM's Chevrolet Traverse SUV

General Motors' 2013-MY Chevrolet Traverse features a redesigned exterior, improved handling features, new safety technology (including GM's new front-center airbag), and interior upgrades. The Traverse has been offered since the 2009 model year. Photos courtesy of GM.

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Schwan's Food Service truck by Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

2012 NTEA The Work Truck Show

The Work Truck Show 2012 by NTEA was held March 6-8 in Indianapolis. Hundreds of exhibitors launched new products, shared details on current product lines, and participated in educational sessions. Here are a few highlights from the show.

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E-Z Pack CNG-Powered Front Loader

E-Z Pack Manufacturing, a refuse truck body manufcaturer, announced that Waste Pro USA’s first-ever compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection truck has rolled off E-Z Pack’s assembly line and into the Atlanta market.

The vehicle, an E-Z Pack Hercules Front Loader body built on a 2012 Mack chassis, arrived in the Atlanta area on Feb. 3rd and is anticipated to be in operation later this month. CNG tanks are uniquely integrated in the upper rear of the vehicle body for optimized vehicle weight distribution and lower overall height. The body features greater ground clearance and, at 75 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs), more fuel capacity than other CNG waste truck body options in the industry.

 

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GMC U.S. Marketing Vice President Tony DiSalle unveils the 2013 GMC Acadia at the Chicago Auto Show Wednesday, February 8, 2012 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo by Tyler Mallory for GMC)

GM's 2013 GMC Acadia

General Motors unveiled its refreshed 2013-MY GMC Acadia and Acadia Denali at the Chicago Auto Show. The Acadia features a redesigned exterior, GM's first front-center airbag, and a number of infotainment features. The Acadia was introduced for the 2009 model year. Photos courtesy of GM.

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