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Hydrogen-Powered Transit Receives Congestion Discount from London

ULEMCo has been advised by the UK’s Transport for London (TfL) that its conversion of a Ford Transit to a dual fuel hydrogen-diesel is eligible for a 100-percent Congestion Charge discount.

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Europe Poised to Implement Real-World Emissions Tests

The European Commission will require “real world” vehicle emission tests beginning in 2017. Emissions approval for passenger cars in Europe will then include mandatory on-the-road tests using a portable emissions measurement system.

CLEADiesel Fuel Cart

The Racor Division of Parker Hannifin’s CLEANDiesel Fuel Cart is designed for pre-filtration and transfer of diesel and biodiesel fuels.

France Aims to Banish Diesel

France has announced plans to phase out diesel fuel in consumer vehicles beginning in 2015.

Urea Diesel Filter

Robert Bosch LLC announce the addition of a total of 30 new part numbers to its braking, fuel injection, fuel pump module, and filtration lines including urea diesel filters.

Duel on the Delivery Route: Diesel vs. Electric

A recent Georgia Tech study found that the total cost of ownership for medium-duty battery-electric and diesel urban delivery trucks were similar in every performance area except in city driving, where electric vehicles edged out diesel.

Green Vehicle Showcase

Six vehicles covering the gamut of fuel options can help fleets improve fuel efficiency, lower operating costs, and reduce dependence on foreign oil. These include the Hino COE hybrid, Mercedes-Benz S350, Freightliner natural gas truck, Buck Regal turbo, Ford F-150, and Chrysler 200.

Top 6 Fleet Trends in the Medium-Duty Truck Market

Six key trends will determine Class 3-7 medium-duty truck lifecycle costs in the 2010 calendar-year. They are diesel prices, acquisition costs, resale, maintenance costs, replacement tire expense, and environmental regulatory requirements. Here is a forecast of what to expect.

Fuel Costs Exerting More Influence on Selector Development

Overall operating costs for commercial fleets increased 3 percent, on average, in calendar-year 2007. The increased expense was directly attributable to the cost of fuel. The price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline increased almost 7 percent over the record-high prices in 2006.