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An electric powertrain truck doesn’t have to mean plugging in

When you say the word “hybrid” fleet manager faces tend to scrunch up with incredulity. Now say “hydrogen fuel cells” and eyebrows raise and heads nod and the questions start coming. How is this fair? In today’s trucking world that’s driving slow and steady toward increased electrification, it can be overlooked that the “what if”

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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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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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What makes an electric truck ‘electric’?

The headline can seem like a silly question, but consider the Hyliion Hypertruck ERX–it’s an electric powertrain truck where batteries are being charged and they power the Meritor 14Xe e-axle. But it has a range of 1,000 miles. The catch? The batteries are charged by an on-board natural gas generator and the truck is fueled

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ACT Expo 2022 Live Blog: Day 1

ACT Expo is back, and bigger than ever. That’s not marketing talk, that’s numbers. Attendance has ballooned by 60% compared to last year. Attendance is up to 6,000 people and counting. “Clearly a reflection of what’s going on in the industry,” said Erik Neandross, chief executive officer, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, owners of the show.

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Hyliion touts recent orders for the Hypertruck ERX

Hyliion has announced that Mone Transport has ordered 20 units backed by deposits to secure Hypertruck ERX production slots. Based in Laredo, Texas, the door-to-door service provider is an early adopter of green technology, with Hyliion Hybrid diesel solutions already incorporated into its operations. Having seen success with the implementation of Hyliion Hybrid products in

GreenPath Logistics taps Hyliion Hypertruck ERX trucks to move toward sustainability

Hyliion Holdings Corp announced that GreenPath Logistics has ordered 50 units backed by deposits to secure Hypertruck ERX production slots. After their Ride and Drive experience at Hyliion’s headquarters, the Dallas-based, full-service private fleet—which uses only vehicles powered by alternative fuels—is the first member of the Hypertruck Innovation Council to place an order of Hypertruck

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Cummins unveils internal combustion engine solutions

Cummins Inc. is expanding its powertrain platforms to leverage a range of lower carbon fuel types, the company announced during a virtual press conference. The unified, fuel-agnostic engines will use engine blocks and core components that share common architectures and will be optimized for different low-carbon fuel types. These new fuel-agnostic engine platforms will feature

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Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales gained 19% YTD through May

For the first five months of 2021, U.S. and Canadian Class 8 natural gas truck retail sales rose 19% year-to-date against a “somewhat unfair comparison of the same time period in 2020,” as published in the quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) recently released by ACT Research. For context, total U.S. Class 8 sales were

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Hyliion touts strong fleet test case results on hybrid CNG solution

Hyliion has announced positive initial results from a truck loan program launched in conjunction with Portland-based natural gas provider NW Natural, which featured Hyliion’s hybrid CNG solution.  As part of the program, Hyliion collaborated with NW Natural to equip a Freightliner Cascadia day cab with their Hybrid compressed natural gas (CNG) solution, a self-charging powertrain that boosts

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Hyliion’s CEO talks sustainable truck equipment choices

You may have thought that we’ve been down the sustainability road before when “going green” was in vogue, but this time is different. Huge investments from every energy sector and increasingly stringent environmental regulations are pushing trucking toward an energy sea change. The question now isn’t if it will happen, it’s how it will happen.

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Integrated energy management: What it is and why you need it

As the evolution toward running on more than a single fuel source continues, fleets turning to alternative fuels are spurred by growing environmental regulations and sustainability plans. That’s why, rather than thinking about a straight replacement to diesel, fleets should adopt an integrated energy management (IEM) approach—a comprehensive strategy that considers all available fuel sources

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