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Phillips Connect’s new facilities support growth of commercial vehicle technology

Phillips Connect expanded its business facilities to accommodate explosive growth since 2020. The new capacities in manufacturing, R&D, warehousing, and a new headquarters complex reflect the increasing recognition of its intuitive and scalable telematics solutions by major transportation and logistics companies. In the last five years, Phillips Connect leveraged long-standing relationships from Phillips Industries with

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US Hybrid announces natural gas hybrid powertrain technology

US Hybrid, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ideanomics, fuel cell, and hybrid electric vehicles, announced the launch of near-zero-emission natural gas-powered parallel hybrid powertrain technology to be used for drayage and long-haul trucks. After six years of research, development, and testing, US Hybrid’s new manufacturer agnostic technology will deliver more power, increased range, and a more

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FleetPride reaches over 300 locations nationwide with latest acquisition

FleetPride announced that it has acquired the assets of Murray’s Diesel Repair of Shreveport, La. Founded in 2016 by Travis and Stephanie Murray, Murray’s Diesel Repair provides a full line of services to drivers and fleets throughout the Ark-La-Tex region. Separately, the Murrays will continue to operate Murray’s Auto Repair in Shreveport, La., which focuses

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Mack Trucks dealer TEC Equipment achieves certified EV dealer status

Mack Trucks announced that TEC Equipment in Oakland, Calif., is now a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer and will now be able to service and support the Mack LR Electric refuse truck. Mack made the announcement at the ACT Expo, May 9-12, at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach Claif..This is the third TEC Equipment location in

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Hexagon expands its portfolio of clean fuel solutions

Hexagon Composites signed an agreement on April 22, 2022, to acquire a 40% stake in Cryoshelter GmbH, an Austria based company specialized in the development of cryogenic tank technology for liquid natural (renewable) gas (LNG) and liquid hydrogen (LH2).  Renewable natural gas, in liquid or gaseous form, is the only readily available, cost competitive fuel

Blue Bird unveils Class 5-6 electric vehicle chassis

Blue Bird Corporation unveiled a Class 5-6 electric vehicle platform at ACT Expo in Long Beach, California. The company is expanding its zero-emission transportation solutions to the commercial vehicle market. Blue Bird’s Class 5-6 chassis will enable a broad range of fully-electric vehicles, including last-mile delivery step vans, motorhomes, and other specialty vehicles. Due to

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Allison Transmission, Xos enter partner on heavy-duty EVs

Xos Inc., a manufacturer and services provider of Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric vehicles, powertrains, charging infrastructure, and fleet management software, has entered a strategic partnership with Allison Transmission Inc., a manufacturer of commercial-duty, fully-automatic transmissions and leading manufacturer of electric hybrid and fully-electric propulsion systems, to jointly develop heavy-duty Class 7 and 8 commercial

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Carrier Transicold highlights Electric eCool Series for sustainable refrigeration transport

Carrier Transicold showcased a range of electric transport refrigeration and cooling products as part of the eCool series, which help lower emissions for customers across the cold chain, the company said during a press conference at ACT Expo, held in Long Beach, Calif. The eCool family, which includes sustainable solutions for heavy-duty tractors and trailers,

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Xos pulls the sheet off two electric trucks

Xos Inc. unveiled two new commercial electric vehicles as well as its connected vehicle ecosystem at a reveal event during ACT Expo, held in Long Beach, Calif. The Xos HDXT is a Class 8 heavy-duty electric tractor designed for regional-haul fleets and can travel up to 230 miles on a single charge. It offers 36,583

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Cummins, California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership highlights natural gas-related decarbonization opportunities

During a press event at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership (CNGVP) collaborated with Cummins Inc. to display its near-zero emissions X15N 15-liter natural gas engine for the North American freight transportation market. In tandem with the announcement, CNGVP announced that in 2021 the energy weighted carbon intensity value of all natural

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Hendrickson highlights suspension solutions for EVs

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has announced a suite of new products specifically catering to the rapidly growing electric vehicle market. SOFTEK, the front steer axle and suspension system featuring Hendrickson’s fabricated STEERTEK front steer axle, integrated with the front mechanical spring suspension and lightweight clamp group has been scaled to accommodate the medium duty

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LeasePlan USA releases national study of electric vehicle readiness

LeasePlan USA has recently released the results of its first USA EV Readiness Index, a comprehensive analysis of the preparedness of all 50 states and the District of Columbia for electric vehicle transition. The USA index ranks states on a weighted scale based on five unique factors, including favorable state legislation and incentives, EV penetration,