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Piper Jaffray analysts warned this week that share prices of legacy truck manufacturer PACCAR, engine maker Cummins, and transmission maker Alison could be put under pressure by the Tesla Semi electric truck.
Thanks to a $4.5 million grant from DOE, Cummins will begin research on a plug-in hybrid powertrain for Class 6 trucks that cuts fuel consumption by 50%.
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD hopes to challenge American automakers dominance of the truck market with a 5.0 liter Cummins turbodiesel V8.
We already knew the next-gen Nissan Titan was getting a Cummins diesel, and the Japanese automaker is also marketing its American street-cred as well.
Cummins reports that its downsized T2B2 delivers 40% better fuel economy than comparable gasoline V8s, surpassing expectations.
It’s taken awhile, but Americans are warming up to diesel engines once again, compelling automakers to put these efficient oil-burners in a wider variety of vehicles. The Nissan Titan, one of just two full-size Japanese pickups sold in the U.S., is rumored to be getting a diesel engine option with an announcement scheduled for Thursday morning.
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.
I often lament on this blog the lack of a small diesel truck in America, and while I may not get my diesel Ford Ranger, Nissan and Cummins are cooking up a four-cylinder diesel that could be a game changer. Cummins engines are most often found under the hood of heavy construction equipment and Dodge […]
With a 60 mph top speed and scores of electric motors powering a variety of functions, the Allianz 4000 hybrid sweeper could be coming to a city near you. Currently seeing action only in New York, the Allianz hybrid sweeper features a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel supplemented by two 12-volt li-ion batteries and an advanced electric-traction […]
[social_buttons] Pretty much everything in America, at some point (and often multiple points) hitches a ride on a tractor trailer of some sort. It doesn’t matter if it is locally grown organic produce or the latest and greatest Chinese-built computer. By the time it has arrived at your home, it’s probably been on one of […]
While in spring time Indiana’s thoughts generally turn from high school hoops to auto racing, Indianapolis last week launched a more than $200 million plan to put the region on the lead lap of the race to be a leader in hybrid vehicle technology. [social_buttons] The Indianapolis Star reports area business leaders are calling the […]