Browsing the "Freight" Category

New Cummins Engine Cuts CO2 Emissions By 80%

July 18th, 2014 | by Steve Hanley

Cummins, the diesel engine specialist, has just announced a new engine for medium duty delivery trucks that runs on E85 - a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline - that can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80%

"SuperTruck" Achieves 54% Fuel Efficiency Enhancement

March 26th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

A truck called the "SuperTruck" has achieved fuel efficiency 54% greater than that of average long-haul trucks. The SuperTruck achieved 9.9 MPG under real-world driving conditions, while typical long-haul trucks achieve 5.5 MPG to 6.5 MPG. Doesn't sound like much, but this improvement is actually huge

Amp Testing a Medium-Duty Electric Truck

February 7th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

Amp announced a new testing program with TRC Inc to "independently test the vehicle to ensure it can survive the rigors of package delivery in an environment where it is common to keep their vans in service for 20 years or more." Amp says the final pre-production test program should be completed within the next month."

Emerald Automotive Hopes To Deliver Plug-In Hybrid Van By 2015

November 20th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

If hybrid and electric vehicles can catch on with businesses around the world, they stand to make a big impact on transportation emissions. Emerald Automotive, a British-owned startup, is hoping that by 2015 they can deliver a plug-in hybrid van that offers an electric driving range of 66 miles, backed by a gas engine that can keep the van going for almost 400 more miles after that.

50,000 Electric Commercial Vehicles for Germany

October 20th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

The heavy-duty distribution trucking industry in any nation ships tons and tons of goods all over the country, and uses quite a bit of fuel to do it. The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) is setting its sights on these commercial trucks, promising hybrid-electric power trains and increased aerodynamic efficiency in the near future

EPA: Starting in 2014, Heavy-Duty Trucks Subject to Fuel-Efficiency Standards

August 22nd, 2011 | by Tyler Massie

In a nation suddenly concerned about squeezing as much mileage as we can out of our everyday consumer cars—and don’t get me wrong, we are correct in that goal—who’s paying attention to the big rigs? The Federal government finally is, it turns out. For too long the large commercial trucks and buses have not been subject to the fuel-economy standards imposed on smaller vehicles, but that’s about to end with the imposition of new fuel economy standards on the larger vehicles starting in

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