Fuel / Technology: Efficiency

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies Secures $2.5M to Advance Diesel-Free Truck Demonstration

June 18, 2021ClearFlame Engine Technologies has secured $2.5 million in additional financing from several investors, including the Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas and Illinois Corn Growers Associations to help deploy pilot Class 8 trucks with its patented technology.

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9 Ways Innovative Fleets Save Fuel

June 18, 2021Fuel is by far the largest vehicle-based cost for motor carriers per mile, according to the American Transportation Research Institute, with costs ranging from about 34 cents per mile to nearly 65 cents per mile.

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ATA Unveils Climate and Clean Energy Advisory Committee

June 11, 2021American Trucking Associations announced the formation of its Climate and Clean Energy Advisory Committee, a group that will help shape ATA’s policies and actions on key environmental issues and will address topics such as fuels, carbon pricing and zero-emission vehicle development.

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Hexagon Purus, VVG Partnership Electrifying California Medium-Duty Fleets

June 11, 2021Hexagon Purus, a provider of medium- and heavy-duty battery packs, has partnered with Velocity Vehicle Group, a group of commercial vehicle dealers in the U.S., to deliver battery packs and powertrain integration for medium-duty battery-electric trucks in California based on Freightliner’s Class 6 M2 platform.

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Airports Council International Sets Global Carbon Goal for 2050

June 10, 2021The Airports Council International (ACI) World and the five ACI regions announced Monday they had set a global commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Commercial Classes 3-8 Trucks Cutting GHG Emissions

June 9, 2021Zero-emission electric commercial vehicles appear likely to become routine in the years ahead, but now 49% of all Classes 3-8 commercial vehicles, or nearly 5.5 million trucks, already are using advanced diesel engine technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study.

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Despite Pandemic, Advanced Diesel Tech Notches Strong Growth

June 7, 2021Despite a global pandemic, investment in new advanced technology diesel commercial trucks in the U.S. grew by over 6% between July 2019 and December 2020 – now representing nearly half – 49% – of all diesel commercial vehicles on the road.

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Drive System Design Optimizes In-House Tool to Identify Best Electrified Propulsion Systems for e-Mobility Applications

June 4, 2021Drive System Design, a company specializing in the rapid engineering and development of electrified propulsion systems and associated technologies, has made significant enhancements to the latest generation of its proprietary Electrified Powertrain Optimization Process.

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California Fleets Fueled by Renewable Natural Gas Reach Carbon-Negativity

June 3, 2021Natural Gas Vehicles for America and Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas announced that California fleets fueled with bio-CNG achieved carbon-negativity for calendar year 2020. 92% of all on-road fuel used in natural gas vehicles in California last year was renewable natural gas.  

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Shell, Penske Partner to Aid Decarbonization, Sustainability

June 2, 2021Shell Oil Company, Penske and Team Penske are collaborating to offer customers an integrated solution to help address emissions across multiple touchpoints in their supply chains, from warehouse facilities, vehicle and fleet technologies to sustainable transportation routes.

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Fuel Cell Trucks Poised for More Fleet Buy-In

June 1, 2021As pilot tests for hydrogen-powered trucks ramp up in the U.S., trucking companies will have to decide if fuel cells are right for their fleet.

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Port of Long Beach Exempts Natural Gas Trucks from Impending Emissions Fee

May 28, 2021The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved an exemption from the Clean Truck Fund Rate “for the cleanest” natural-gas-powered trucks, according to an announcement Monday. The rate, which has been set at $10 per 20-foot equivalent unit for any non-zero-emissions truck at the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, has...

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ACT Expo Webinar Series

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ACT Expo Webinar Series Charts Sustainable, Connected Future

May 27, 2021ACT Expo and ACT News to co-host webinar series leading up to 10th Annual ACT Expo taking place from August 30 to September 2 in Long Beach.

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How Electric Taxis and Fleets Can Speed Decarbonization

May 25, 2021High-mileage fleets, such as taxis and hire cars, have an outsized influence on emissions. They drive 4 times more miles than the average car, so the quicker they switch to electric, the better it will be for the planet. Electrifying these fleets therefore should be a priority.

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Fleet Spotlight: VIA Metropolitan Transit Replaces Aging Fleet and Charts New CNG Path Forward

May 24, 2021With a fleet of over 400 CNG buses fueled by North America’s largest CNG station, VIA leads in reducing emissions while saving in fuel costs.

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New Regulations Target Truck Emissions at Southern California Warehouses

May 24, 2021A process four years in the making to regulate the emissions of truck traffic in and out of Southern California warehouses reached its end earlier this month with the adoption of a new rule that the warehouse industry says will ratchet up costs in the sector.

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