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Loop Energy, Peterbilt to Build Zero-Emission Truck

Loop Energy will use a newly acquired $7.5 million grant to accelerate deployment of its new zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The company plans to install the powertrain in a Peterbilt Class 8 truck and deliver it to a customer for testing.

USA Truck Installs PedalCoach Driver App in Fleet

USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile application in its fleet of trucks, designed to coach better driving habits to increase fuel efficiency.

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Safety Rule Changes Proposed for Fuel Cell Vehicles

NHTSA seeks to update safety standards for both hydrogen fuel cell and mild hybrid vehicles in hopes of providing more flexibility for innovative powertrain technologies.

Alliance Autogas technicians (l to r) Stephen Holland and Stacey Snyder. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas Converts F-150 in Record Time

Alliance AutoGas' technicians converted a Ford F-150 truck to run on propane autogas in one hour and 32 minutes. The company set the record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion.

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Bimbo Bakeries Adds 84 Propane Autogas Trucks

Bimbo Bakeries USA has added 84 propane autogas-fueled trucks to deliver its bread and baked goods in Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C., vehicle modifier ROUSH CleanTech announced at the Work Truck Show.

The City of Orlando already has compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks in its fleet. Photo courtesy of City of Orlando

8 Cities Launch Alt-Fuel Municipal Fleet Initiative

Eight cities have banded together to launch the Energy Secure Cities Coalition (ESCC), a group dedicated to transitioning their municipal fleets from petroleum-fueled vehicles to vehicles powered by alternative fuels.

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Nestlé Waters Adds 155 Propane Autogas Trucks

Nestlé Waters North America has expanded its propane autogas fleet by adding 155 Ford F-650 beverage delivery trucks powered by the alternative fuel.

Adsorbant CNG Tank Revealed by ANGP, UTRC

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) and United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), have unveiled a full-scale mockup of the world’s first conformable natural gas tank for ANG vehicles.

Pre-2015 Nissan LEAFs Need Telematics Upgrade

The Nissan Leaf is losing AT&T’s 2G network which means owners of the vehicle will have to purchase an update to keep the vehicle’s NissanConnectEV functionality.

EPA Certifies IMPCO's Bi-Fuel Propane Autogas F-150

IMPCO Automotive has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its 2016 Ford F-150 propane autogas bi-fuel pickup truck with the 5.0L TI-VCT V-8 engine.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Previews Electric Canter Prototype

Mitsubishi Fuso showed off a prototype battery-electric Canter FE-Series medium-duty cabover that has been in testing in Europe for a year.

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Ford Updates 2017 Van Lineup

Ford has updated its 2017 model-year van lineup to include ergonomic updates for the Transit, new technology for the Transit Connect, and a new engine offering for the E-Series stripped chassis and cutaway.

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Agility Offers Back-of-Cab CNG System

For 2016, Agility Fuel Systems has launched its 160 diesel gallon equivalents Behind-the-Cab compressed natural gas fuel system designed for improved aerodynamics and reduced weight

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Morgan Olson to Offer Electric Walk-In Van

Morgan Olson will begin offering its Route Star walk-in van as a battery-electric vehicle propelled by a Motiv Power System powertrain, Motiv has announced.

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Natural Gas Use, Vehicle Sales Decline

Natural Gas vehicle production and sales declined in 2015 compared to 2014. This was primarily due to the reduced cost of petroleum, according to Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica.

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Hybrid Step Vans Saving Fuel for AmeriPride

XL Hybrids, Inc. is showing service trucks for linen supply fleet AmeriPride at the Work Truck Show that integrate the company's XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive system with a Ford F-59 stripped chassis.

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DOE Boosts SuperTruck Funding, Medium-Duty Grants

The U.S. Department of Energy has boosted funding for its SuperTruck II initiative to increase fuel efficiency of Class 7and 8 trucks and will provide funding for several projects that would develop alternative powertrains for medium-duty vehicles, the agency announced at the Work Truck Show.

Momentum Fuel Technologies Reveals Back-of-Cab CNG System

Momentum Fuel Technologies has revealed a 150 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) back-of-cab system to its line of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks.

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Gasoline Prices Rise to $1.78 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 5.3 cents to $1.783 for the week ending Feb. 29 as a closing spike during a month that saw turbulent prices similar to the price movement of oil.

EPA Offers $26M in Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that $26 million in grant funding will be made available to establish clean diesel projects with the intention of reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines.

The Ford F-150 truck to be converted March 3. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas to Convert F-150 at Work Truck Show

Alliance AutoGas will be converting a bi-fuel 2016 3.5L Ford F-150 V-6 on March 3 at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Judge Sets Date for Volkswagen Diesel Engine Fix Update

Volkswagen must provide an update on March 24 about how it will bring its roughly 600,000 diesel cars into compliance with clean air laws, according to a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Charles R. Breyer.

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Volkswagen to Produce CNG Caddy Compact Van

Volkswagen will show its new Caddy TGI BluMotion compact van powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, and begin selling it in Europe later this year, the company has announced.

Photo of 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 eAssist courtesy of GM.

Mild Hybrid Silverado, Sierra Trucks to Arrive for 2016

General Motors will offer about 700 eAssist hybrid versions of its 2016 model year Silverado and Sierra pickups through California dealers, GM has announced.

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Tri-Fuel System Installed on Ford Truck

Niyato Industries Inc. has developed a tri-fuel system that can support the use of gasoline, compressed natural gas, or propane and installed it on a Ford F-350 4x4 pickup.

 

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