By changing the shape of its trucks’ pistons, the New Volvo Wave Piston boosts Diesel Power while increasing MPG and cutting emissions.
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In the wake of the VW diesel emissions scandal that has already cost the company billions, consumers and fleets are turning to electric cars in droves.
Can bitter rivals Coke and Pepsi come together to save the world? Probably not, but they can burn thousands of barrels less each year if they try hard!
VW is hoping its new Tristar pickup concept will help it do to full-size trucks what Mercedes’ Sprinter did to America’s full-size van market 15 years ago.
Volvo’s heavy truck division recently revealed a new dual-clutch transmission designed to smooth up shifts and reduce wear and tear on HD commercial trucks.
Surprise, surprise – XL Hybrids is still around, and they’re doing great, picking up big name clients like FedEx, Coca-Cola, and Pepsi and getting more MPG!
Phoenix Cars is backed by money from Dubai,PR by Arnold, and is committed to developing a full line of sensible EVs – including a 14 passenger electric bus.
Watch Wrightspeed’s jet powered truck hybrid blast across the desert at high speed, drifting, and sliding all over. It’s called the Route, and you are going to want one for your business.
That’s right, kids! You could (assuming that my math is right) drive more than 600 miles on just under 6 gallons of gasoline in Chevy’s new Silverado HD. Of course, there are asterisks all over a statement like that. Still, that statement is technically correct. So, let’s start explaining ourselves, shall we? Chevrolet introduced their […]
Chevy’s newest truck is the new-for-2015 City Express cargo van, and it’s aimed squarely at the frugal little hearts of small business owners and big-city tradesmen who need a van, but also need a van that they can park. For them, the 2015 Chevy City Express offers more than 120 cubic feet of interior space […]
When I was at Ford’s technology conference back in June, I balked at Bill Ford Jr.’s comments about Ford waiting for the government to issue a “National Energy Policy” favoring one alternative fuel – be it ethanol, CNG, biodiesel, etc. – over the others before Ford was willing to “swing for the fences” on alt-fuel […]
Via Motors EV Truck Manufacturing Plant Opened In Mexico (via EV Obsession) VIA Motors, makers of the VTRUX brand of extended-range plug-in trucks, just launched its first high-volume electric vehicle assembly plant this week, located in a new facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The facility — which is strategically placed…
The largest power company in the Philippines wants to put 100,000 electric tuk-tuk utility vehicles on the road by 2016 – which sounds like a big number, until you realize there are nearly 3.5 million tuk tuks on Philippine roads today and that 100,000 number represents less than 3% of the overall total. So, maybe […]
As anyone who’s spent time in Southeast Asia will surely tell you: tuk tuks are a thing. In case you don’t know, a Tuk Tuk is, essentially, a 3-wheeled Vespa scooter with a utility/van body strapped to the back – and they are EVERYWHERE in Asia. This one isn’t a smoke-producing 2-stroker, though. It’s electric!
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved AMP’s Workhorse E-100 commercial electric van for rebates and incentives of up to $60,000. Per van.
By running electrically-charged power lines through long stretches of highway roads, Volvo hopes to offer long-haul truckers electric vehicles that don’t have to stop to re-charge. Volvo’s doing this by bringing small toy technology from the 70s and 80s back, in a big way. I’m talking, of course, about slot-cars! Those of you who’ve reached […]
Big rig trucks rule America’s highways, and their big diesel engines – and their accompanying smoke stacks – are some of the biggest polluters in the nation. The modern semi engine is significantly cleaner than the last generations’ rigs, for sure, but the sheer volume of trucks and the extreme miles they cover annually still […]
After showing off a CNG-powered Chevy van at auto shows for the last few years (the same CNG-powered Chevy van), GM has announced that production of their CNG/gasoline “bi-fuel” commercial trucks has – finally! – begun. The new bi-fuel CNG trucks, powered by a 6.0 liter version of the company’s OHV “small-block” V8, will be […]
A couple of years ago when Toyota announced it was working on an all-electric version of its iQ microcar, EV enthusiasts were excited. But last month Toyota backtracked, saying it would launch just a small fleet of the tiny iQ EV. The Japanese automaker has now released details on where those few EVs are going, and it is mostly to college campuses and car-sharing services.
Goodyear has announced a new line of self-inflating tires for commercial vehicles. The company’s innovative new tires make use of a new system that Goodyear calls “Air Maintenance Technology” (AMT), which automatically keeps tires inflated to their optimum pressure.