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Viper Diesel

May 10 2014 - Products

Viper Diesel Portable Air Compressor


The rugged system is powerful enough to operate most 90-lb. jackhammers and small enough to fit behind the cab of a vehicle or be mounted on the sidepack, according to the company.

Tags: Vanair, Viper Diesel

May 8 2014 - Products

Custom Dashboard Displays

AMETEK Vehicular Instruments Systems

Recognizing the accelerating shift by U.S. truck fleet operators to natural gas-fueled vehicles, AMETEK Vehicular Instruments Systems (VIS) has added natural gas compatible versions of its dashboard gauges and instrument clusters.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Gauge Cluster, Ametek

May 8 2014 - Products

GRIP Idle Management System

Canadian Extreme Climate Systems

The GRIP (Governor to Reduce Idle and Pollution) taps into a vehicle's electronics network via the CAN bus to regulate vehicle functions such as engine revolutions, transmission position, outside temperature, ignition positions, and coolant temperatures.

Tags: Idle Reduction, Canadian Extreme Climate Systems

May 5 2014 - Products

GO-4 EV Urban Utility Vehicle

Westward Industries

Westward Industries’ new 100% electric GO-4EV utility vehicle offers a range of up to 100 miles and uses a 96-volt lithium-ion phosphate battery with 32 cells.

Tags: Utility Vehicle, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Westward Industries

April 3 2014 - Products

Mini-Bulk DEF Storage System

Semler Industries

Semler Industries' Diesel Exhaust Fluid modular mini-bulk above-ground storage system is designed for fleets, commercial locations, and retail facilities. This Mini-Bulk meets the space restrictions of a standard fuel island and has the smallest footprint of any equal-volume system on the market.

Tags: DEF, Semler Industries, Storage

March 21 2014 - Products

Dual Fuel System

LP Energy Systems

LP Energy Systems has introduced its Dual Fuel System for diesel and gasoline engines that improves fuel economy while reducing harmful emissions. The system injects propane vapor into the fuel mixture.

Tags: Emissions, Fuel Economy, Propane Autogas

The new Solar Flex panels come in 30-, 100-, and 200-watt power kits and can be paired with a wide range of Go Power! inverters for a complete system.

March 12 2014 - Products

Solar Flex Panels

Go Power!

Unlike rigid solar panels, Solar Flex panels require no mounting brackets or framework, and at just three millimeters thick, the panels can be contoured to mount almost anywhere on a vehicle.

Tags: Solar Power, Go Power!

Zenith Electric 350 Cargo Van (PHOTO: Zenith Motors)

March 11 2014 - Products

Zenith Electric 350 Cargo Van

Zenith Motors

The all-new Zenith Electric 350 Cargo Van offers 530 cubic ft. of storage space and a payload of 3,500 pounds.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Work Truck Show, Zenith Motors, Electric Vans

Image courtesy of Polaris

March 4 2014 - Equipment

GEM eM1400 Electric Utility Vehicle


The GEM eM1400 electric utility vehicle features an independent rear suspension and front IFS MacPherson Strut for transport of up to 1,400 lbs., of payload and towing of up to 1,250 lbs.

Tags: Utility Vehicle, GEM, Electric Utility Vehicle, Polaris

February 26 2014 - Products

Total Diesel Fuel System Cleaner

Penray Companies

Fuel system contamination is a year-round problem for diesel-powered vehicles, especially in commercial vehicles where down time can be expensive and can even lead to loss of customers.

Tags: Penray, Diesel Fuel

C26 X-Fill

February 17 2014 - Products

C26 X-Fill Series CNG Compressors

Bauer Compressors

The C26 X-Fill has been engineered to achieve large capacity performance in an attractive and quiet package to suit densely populated areas where low noise and visual appeal is of importance, according to the company.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations

February 17 2014 - Products

CD115 - DEF Transportable Storage Tanks

Western Global

CD115 Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) transportable storage tanks are lightweight, heavy-duty polyethylene tanks that can safely and efficiently transport up to 115 gallons of DEF, according to the company.

Tags: DEF Storage

January 22 2014 - Equipment

BE69 Hybrid Scissor Lift Series


Genie is expanding its 69-inch scissor lift options with a new bi-energy (BE) hybrid rough terrain electric scissor lift series.

Tags: Genie, Scissor Lift, Terex

December 23 2013 - Products

SolarStream Charging Panel


Streamlight's SolarStream is a supplemental solar charging panel for emergency responder vehicles. It helps to offset battery drain from computer systems and other rechargeable electronics when a vehicle is off, extending battery life.

Tags: Police Vehicle Accessories, Solar Charging

Eco Absorb is used to clean up oil spills and more.Photo courtesy Eco Absorb

October 1 2013 - Products

Eco Absorb

Eco-Absorbent Technologies, Inc.

Serving commercial and government industries with maintenance, repair, and operational supplies.

Tags: Oil

July 17 2013 - Products

Electric Trucks with Deluxe Commercial Units

GreenGo Tek Inc.

The A.R.E. “rolling toolboxes” are upfitted at the GreenGo Tek Inc. (GGT) facility. They make commercial vehicles more functional by providing caps with ladder racks, flip-up doors with tool boxes on the side, and back or side doors for easy access.

Hino’s Class 5 COE trucks feature a diesel or diesel-electric hybrid powertrain and can be used for a wide range of applications.

July 9 2013 - Products

Hino 195h-DC

Hino Trucks

The all-new Hino COE models were designed specifically for the North American market. Available with diesel or diesel-electric hybrid powertrains, the 19,500-lb. GVW Class 5 COE trucks both feature 210 hp and 440 lb.-ft. of torque from Hino’s 5.0L J05E Series engine, utilizing Aisin’s A465, 6-speed automatic transmission.

Tags: diesel-electric, Medium-Duty Trucks, Hino, Class 5

The Freightliner M2 106 hybrid fits high stop-and-go applications and vocational applications. It features an Eaton parallel-electric hybrid system.

July 9 2013 - Products

Freightliner M2 106 Hybrid


Powered by the Cummins ISB 6.7L engine with up to 325 hp and 750 lb.-ft. of torque, the M2 106 Hybrid comes with the Eaton parallel-electric hybrid system. This system features a 6-speed Ultrashift transmission, coupled with an electric motor that provides up to an additional 60 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of peak torque.

Tags: Eaton, Freightliner, Medium-Duty Trucks, parallel electric hybrid system

The BMW ActiveHybrid 5 features an inline six-cylinder engine, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and a hybrid-specific, auto start-stop system.

July 9 2013 - Products

BMW ActiveHybrid 5


The all-new BMW ActiveHybrid 5 is the first hybrid to use a BMW inline six-cylinder engine and features the same TwinPower Turbo technology as the 535i sedan.

Tags: BMW, BMW 5 Series, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel features a 2.0L turbo-diesel, 6-speed automatic transmission, and has an approximately 4.5-gallon DEF tank.

July 9 2013 - Products

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel

General Motors

Chevrolet is entering the U.S. and Canadian diesel car markets this summer with a 2.0L turbo-diesel version of the Cruze, featuring the cleanest diesel passenger car engine General Motors has ever produced, according to the automaker.

Tags: General Motors, Chevrolet Cruze

January 31 2012 - Products

Quantum Receives $750,000 in Orders for NGV Fuel Storage Systems

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc.

IRVINE, CA -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. said it has received new purchase orders totaling $750,000 for its ultra-lightweight composite high-pressure compressed natural gas (CNG) storage tanks for applications in heavy-duty and light-duty fleet vehicles.

Tags: Quantum Fuel Systems, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas

Control Module Inc.'s overhead retractable cable management system for electric vehicle charging

January 30 2012 - Products

Control Module Inc. Introduces Motorized Cable Management System for EV Charging

Control Module Inc.

ENFIELD, CT – Control Module Inc.'s (CMI) electric vehicle supply equipment division has introduced technology that provides overhead retractable cable management for electric vehicle chargers.

Tags: EV Charging Stations, EV chargers, Control Module Inc.

December 13 2011 - Products

Johnson Electric Launches Battery Cooling Fans for Hybrids, EVs

Johnson Electric

HONG KONG -- Johnson Electric is introducing a new cooling fan product line for hybrid and electric vehicles. The cooling fan module (CFM EV) is designed to continuously manage the battery temperature during the operating and recharge cycles of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles.

Tags: Johnson Electric, Cooling Fans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

December 13 2011 - Products

IMW Industries Introduces Mobile CNG Station for Small to Mid-Size Fleets

IMW Industries

CHILLIWACK, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA -- IMW Industries, a subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has introduced a new self-contained, mobile compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station designed for small to mid-size vehicle fleets.

Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, IMW Industries

November 1 2011 - Products

ROUSH CleanTech Introduces Propane Autogas F-250 and F-350 Models

ROUSH CleanTech

LOUISVILLE, KY - The company debuted the vehicles at the Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE+Expo) in Louisville, Ky., a trade show for landscaping professionals.

Tags: Ford, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech



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Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize

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Fleet managers should stay current with new developments in the auto industry but stay grounded in reality to keep their fleets efficient and prepared for the future.

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