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Toyota Transport begins operating first CNG-fueled car hauler

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The CNG truck was commissioned by Toyota and designed and built in a joint collaboration with Peterbilt and Cottrell, Inc., Cottrell, Inc.

XALT Energy to supply Li-ion packs to Efficient Drivetrains for PHEVs

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Initially, EDI will use the first generation XALT Energy battery system in a first-of-its-type commercial plug-in hybrid electric grid exportable power utility vehicle, built on a Peterbilt truck platform. The packs will be used for commercial truck fleet replacement orders. Brief

Peterbilt offering Maxwell’s ultracap ESM

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announced that Peterbilt is now offering Maxwell’s ultracapacitor-powered Engine Start Module (ESM) on new Model 579 and 567 trucks as a factory-installed option. Maxwell Technologies, Inc. Kenworth began offering the ESM as a factory-installed option earlier in the year. Earlier post.). Brief

Peterbilt increases its natural gas offerings; medium-duty CNG, heavy-duty LNG

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Peterbilt Motors introduced two new medium-duty vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) during the Mid-America Trucking Show: the Model 337 and the Model 348. Both vehicles are now in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors. The engine complies with EPA 2010, 2013 and CARB emissions regulations. Brief

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Mainstay Fuel Technologies delivers 30 CNG fuel systems to Virginia Transportation for car carriers for Honda

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Mainstay Fuel Technologies, Inc. in Alabama. Cottrell completed the truck by adding the carrier body to the chassis. Brief

Wal-Mart Testing Two Different Hybrid Systems and Three Alt Fuels on Class 8 Trucks

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Peterbilt/Eaton Hybrid Assist. The Peterbilt/Eaton hybrid provides electric power to assist the engine and also serves as the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), delivering a significant reduction in engine idling. Now, the company is working toward its goal of doubling its fleet efficiency by 2015, from its 2005 baseline.

NRC releases second report on 21st Century Truck Partnership

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These projects will receive $115 million in DOE funding to develop and demonstrate full vehicle system-level technologies by 2015. The National Research Council (NRC) last week released a pre-publication version of its second report reviewing the 21 st Century Truck Partnership (21CTP). Background. Earlier post.). Finding 3-1. Finding 3-2.

DOE to Award $187M to 9 Projects to Improve Vehicle Efficiency for Heavy-Duty Trucks and Passenger Vehicles

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These projects will receive more than $115 million in funding to develop and demonstrate systems-level fuel efficiency technologies by 2015, including improved aerodynamics, reducing engine idling technologies, waste heat recovery to increase engine efficiency, advanced combustion techniques, and powertrain hybridization. Cummins Inc.