Fuel / Technology: Hybrid Drive

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Major fleets to test if Hyliion Hypertruck is in it for the long haul

April 8, 2021With the formation of the Hypertruck Innovation Council, Hyliion is ready to test how far its Class 8 battery/natural gas hybrid can go to cut fleets’ carbon footprint and fuel costs.

via Fleet Owner

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Geotab Extend: Focus on EVs

March 26, 2021Fleet electrification has been a focus at Geotab Extend, a virtual learning and networking event for fleet professionals and industry partners, with executives discussing resale value, battery health, total cost of ownership, and cost of tracking.

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Coalition Asks Biden Administration to Reduce Truck Emissions by Fall 2022

March 25, 2021A wide-ranging coalition of business, science and environmental groups is calling on the Biden administration to within the next 18 months set “multi-pollutant climate and clean air standards” that will eliminate particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen and greenhouse gas emissions from new freight trucks and buses.

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Redmark Adds Hybrid-Electric Upfits, Charging Services to Company Offerings

March 24, 2021Redmark, a provider of advanced fuel vehicle services in the Rocky Mountain Region, has formally launched its hybrid-electric upfits and charging station services program for fleets.

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Ports America Chesapeake orders 15 eco-efficient hybrid RTGs from Konecranes

March 12, 2021By January 2022, Ports America Chesapeake (PAC) will have 15 new hybrid rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes from Konecranes to expand operations and reduce diesel emissions at Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Marine Terminal.

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XL Fleet Introduces Silverado HD Plug-In Hybrid Drive System

March 8, 2021XL Fleet announced the market’s first plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Chevy Silverado 2500/3500 HD and GM 3500/4500 Chassis at the virtual 2021 Work Truck Show on March 8. The announcement adds further details to the company’s November announcement of its intent to develop PHEVs for certain GM vehicles.

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Nominations Open for 2021 ACT Expo Fleet Awards

March 1, 2021Fleet Awards to highlight ongoing sustainability efforts from fleets across the country and from every major on-road transportation sector.

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XL Fleet, Curbtender partner on electric and plug-in hybrid refuse trucks

February 10, 2021Together, both companies will develop a series of all-electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid electric refuse truck models across a range of Class 3-8 waste management vehicle options, beginning in 2021.

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South Coast AQMD Targets HD Trucks in Prop 1B Upgrades

February 4, 2021February 16: One-hour complimentary webinar hosted by South Coast AQMD on how to secure funding from Prop 1B program.

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2021 Sustainable Fleets Report: Even More Insight on Clean Tech

January 19, 2021In 2021 the State of Sustainable Fleets report will build on the data gathered from fleets in 2020 and their clean technology efforts.

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XL Fleet Adds Ford F-550 Chassis to Powertrain Portfolio

December 16, 2020XL Fleet has expanded its line of electrified powertrains to include a hybrid electric drive system for the Class 5 Ford F-550 Super Duty chassis.

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Essential Utilities Pilots Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Program

December 14, 2020Essential Utilities, a water and gas utility company based in Pennsylvania, launched a hybrid-electric vehicle pilot program in partnership with XL Fleet for its two most popular commercial GM vehicle platforms.

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Scania to use solar trailer to power hybrid electric truck

October 12, 2020Truckers who operate in sunny climates—and their equipment providers—might want to pay attention to a solar trailer project getting under way in a land of midnight sun.

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Allison Transmission’s new eGen Flex hybrid system

October 9, 2020Allison Transmission has launched its new zero-emission vehicle (ZEV)-capable electric hybrid system, the eGen Flex, as the initial product offering under its new Allison eGen brand.

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Hyliion’s secret sauce isn’t electricity, it’s managing its use

October 8, 2020Hyliion points to natural gas fueling the on-board generator that makes electricity to power heavy-duty hybrid trucks. But the real mojo is unseen algorithms that manage the power for better fuel efficiency.

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Near-Zero Emission Natural Gas Trucks Showcased By Fleets in Port of Long Beach Clean Truck Parade

October 5, 2020On Friday October 2nd, several Southern California trucking companies showcased their near-zero-emission natural gas trucks in a clean truck parade to commemorate the opening of the new Port of Long Beach bridge.

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