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Cummins and Peterbilt to team up on SuperTruck II

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Cummins will partner with Peterbilt Motors Company, a division of PACCAR to develop and demonstrate technologies under the US Department of Energy (DOE) SuperTruck II program. Cummins and Peterbilt teamed together for SuperTruck I, first demonstrating more than 50% BTE and analytically defining technologies needed to achieve 55% BTE.

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Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck shows 54% improvement in fuel economy, 61% improvement in freight efficiency

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During the reported test, the Class 8 Peterbilt 587 powered by a Cummins ISX15 engine averaged 9.9 Click to enlarge. Cummins Inc. Earlier post.)

Kenworth and Peterbilt to add heavy-duty Cummins Westport ISX12 G to line of natural gas engines

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Kenworth Truck Company and Peterbilt Motor Company will expanding their alternative fuel line-up by offering the Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy duty natural gas engine ( earlier post ) for use in regional haul, vocational and refuse markets. Peterbilt uses the ISL G and Westport GX engine. Next-generation Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks.

Green Energy Oilfield Services building fleet with 60 Peterbilt LNG trucks

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a portfolio company of Lone Star Investment Advisors, is building a fleet of 60 Peterbilt Model 388 LNG (liquefied natural gas) trucks. Brief

Peterbilt showcases 2012 Technology Truck; Li-ion pack for hotel loads/AC

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Peterbilt Motors Company showcased its Model 587 Technology Truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show, including several emerging technologies that focus on advanced aerodynamics, fleet maintenance efficiency, personal connectivity, and next-generation energy storage. using 5.9 GHz connectivity. weight savings over lead-acid batteries. Brief

FedEx Freight adds 100 Class 8 CNG tractors, CNG fueling station in Oklahoma City

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FedEx Freight contracted with Clean Energy Fuels Corp to design, build and maintain the fueling station. Brief

EDI completes integration of plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain into Freightliner platform

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>Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. EDI) has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into a new OEM platform, Freightliner.

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Peterbilt showcases Quantum Back-of-Cab CNG storage module

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New Back-of-Cab CNG storage system. Click to enlarge. It is approximately 1,000 lbs (454 kg) lighter than competitive products. Brief

Kenworth and Peterbilt introduce more fuel-efficient Class 8 trucks

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Peterbilt says that the Model 579 with EPIQ package can improve fuel efficiency compared to a standard Model 579 by up to 10%. Click to enlarge.

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.

California to award $23.6M for zero-emission drayage trucks at seaports; BYD, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Volvo

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This is the first large-scale demonstration of zero-emission Class 8 trucks that involves major manufacturers, including BYD, Kenworth, Peterbilt (both Paccar companies) and Volvo. Full battery-electric trucks will be developed by BYD and a team consisting of Peterbilt and California start-up TransPower. Earlier post.).

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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Peterbilt extends natural gas engine lineup with Cummins Westport 2013 ISX12 G

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Peterbilt Motors Company announced the availability of the new 2013 Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine. Peterbilt has been manufacturing trucks featuring liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems solutions for heavy-duty over-the-road, regional and vocational applications since 1996. Brief

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Peterbilt Taking Orders for Natural Gas Vocational and Aerodynamic Vehicles

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Peterbilt Motors Company is now taking immediate orders for the production of its vocational and aerodynamic vehicles powered by compressed and liquefied natural gas (NG). The Model 365 and Model 384 will be offered with the Cummins Westport ISL G and built at Peterbilt’s truck manufacturing facility in Denton, Texas. Earlier post.).

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Capstone Turbine working with Kenworth and Peterbilt on heavy-duty microturbine range-extended trucks

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Capstone Turbine Corporation is working with domestic heavy duty truck manufacturers Kenworth and Peterbilt to demonstrate Class 7 and Class 8 microturbine range extended series hybrid trucks. Brief

Peterbilt Launches Model 320 Hydraulic Hybrid, Full Lineup of Natural Gas Powered Vehicles

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Peterbilt also announced full production capability of natural gas powered Peterbilt truck Models 384, 365 and 320. The Model 320 Hybrid.

Robert Transport orders 180 Peterbilt LNG trucks powered by Westport HD

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Robert Transport of Boucherville, Quebec has issued a purchase order for 180 Peterbilt liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks featuring Westport HD Systems. This represents the largest single order yet for LNG trucks powered by Westport HD, said David Demers, CEO of Westport Innovations.

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

Walmart showcases WAVE tractor-trailer at MATS; micro-turbine range extended electric vehicle with 45.5 kWh Li-ion pack

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The truck’s shape represents a 20% reduction in aerodynamic drag over Walmart’s current Peterbilt Model 386. Click to enlarge. Tractor. Trailer.

Westport enhances flagship HD15L LNG engine for Class 8 trucking

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Automated manual transmission is now available in all Kenworth and Peterbilt configurations in North America for fleets that desire additional driver options. Available on Peterbilt Motors’ 367 SB, Westport HD now offers 16,000 lb front axles as demanded by a number of vocational applications. Westport Innovations Inc. Heavy front end.

NVIDIA working with PACCAR on self-driving technology for trucks

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NVIDIA is working with PACCAR, a leading global truck manufacturer, on developing solutions for autonomous vehicles. —PACCAR CEO Ron Armstrong

Peloton in ARPA-E NEXTCAR project to cut HD truck fuel use by 20% with smart powertrains and platooning

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Earlier post.). Our first truck platooning system is coming to market in 2017. —Peloton CEO Josh Switkes.

Allison Transmission’s powershifting twin countershaft gearbox to offer improved fuel efficiency for tractor units across entire drive cycle

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At the Mid-America Truck Show, Allison demonstrated a Peterbilt tractor incorporating the new transmission for potential customers to drive and evaluate. Allison Transmission has unveiled a new fully automatic 10-speed transmission for tractor units at the 2011 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Brief

Axion Power and ePower Engine Systems enter 5-year agreement for use of PbC batteries in diesel-electric drivetrains for Class 8 trucks; tests suggest up to 35% improvement in fuel economy

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ePower showed its first converted truck—a Peterbilt 387—at the 2011 Mid-America Truck Show. ePower. when accelerating or climbing.

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

Gulf Oil adds LNG-powered trucks to its transportation fleet

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Gulf’s new vehicles are Peterbilt 386 liquefied natural gas trucks incorporating Westport Heavy Duty 15 liter high-pressure direct injection (HPDI) systems. Gulf Oil LP, a national branded supplier of motor fuels throughout the United States and its territories, has deployed 34 transport trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). Brief

Westport unveils next-generation High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI 2.0) natural gas system for HD trucks

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Westport first-generation HPDI systems have been delivered on more than 1,200 Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks since its first wide-scale introduction in 2010. In partnership with Peterbilt and Kenworth dealers, Westport will be able to offer compatible next-generation system features to existing customers, as some HPDI 2.0 HPDI 2.0

California Energy Commission awards more than $8.5M to bring natural gas- and propane-powered vehicles to California

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Peterbilt Motors Company (Denton, Texas), is awarded $884,000 for 34 natural gas vehicles in the 26,001 pounds and greater gross vehicle weight category. Peterbilt is the original equipment manufacturer of the trucks. The awards are funded by the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. Navistar, Inc.

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Clean Energy unveils LNG backbone network for America’s Natural Gas Highway; 150 LNG stations by end of 2013

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ANGH Route map shows initial phase of America‘s Natural Gas Highway. Click to enlarge. Clean Energy Fuels Corp., —Andrew J. Earlier post.).

LANL debuts hydraulic hybrid garbage truck

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The Peterbilt Model 320 “Hydraulic Launch Assist” system can generate up to 380 hp (283 kW) and also reduces engine noise. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has begun using a diesel-hydraulic hybrid truck for daily garbage pickup, improving fuel efficiency by 30% and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by even more. Earlier post.).

Los Alamos County, NM Takes Delivery of Refuse Truck with Eaton Hydraulic Hybrid Launch Assist

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Los Alamos County, new Mexico recently took delivery of the first hydraulic hybrid refuse truck in the State of New Mexico: a Peterbilt Model 320 equipped with Eaton’s hydraulic launch assist system (HLA) ( earlier post ) and a Wayne Curbtender residential automated side loader.

Loop Energy wins $7.5M from SDTC to support battery/fuel cell powertrains for heavy-duty trucks

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The SDTC grant will accelerate the deployment of the Loop system in Class 8 trucks built by Peterbilt that will be put to work at a customer location. The Loop heavy­duty powertrain combines an electric battery with a hydrogen fuel cell designed around its patented eFlow technology. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hybrids Hydrogen

Eaton Wins Bid to Develop Next-Generation Automated Transmission for Cummins SuperTruck Program

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Cummins recently received $39 million in funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop its SuperTruck project in conjunction with Peterbilt Motors Company. Cummins, Inc. has chosen Eaton to participate in its SuperTruck program to develop a next-generation automated transmission that improves fuel efficiency in heavy-duty trucks.

American Honda Motor Co. Begins Use and Testing of Class 8 Hybrid Truck

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Built for Honda by Peterbilt Motors Company, the EPA Smartway-certified Model 386 hybrid truck is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by almost 45 tons per year, as compared to its diesel counterpart. Honda uses Class 8 trucks to transport service parts between its parts centers and dealerships.

AMP Americas in deal with two national dairy cooperatives to build 7 CNG fueling stations, bring in more Class 8 CNG trucks

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The stations, which will be built in Waco, Amarillo, Harrold, Sweetwater, Weatherford, Kerrville and Midland, will initially fuel forty new Class-8 Kenworth and Peterbilt CNG sleeper trucks, a number that will double over the course of the agreement. million miles per year, servicing routes throughout Texas. Brief

Raven Transport to deploy 115 additional heavy-duty LNG trucks; Clean Energy expands refueling network

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Florida-based truckload carrier Raven Transport is expanding its clean-burning natural gas fleet with 115 Peterbilt Model 579s, equipped with sleepers and powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to haul goods for a leading consumer packaged goods company. Birmingham, Ala.; Pearl, Miss.; and Theodore, Ala. Charlotte, N.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.;

City of Ann Arbor Receives Four Hydraulic Hybrid Recycling Trucks; 30% Reduction in Fuel Consumption and Emissions

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Earlier post.) The Eaton HLA system in the truck. Click to enlarge. Testing has shown a significant improvement in maintenance costs.

Westport Heavy-Duty LNG Engine Receives 2010 US EPA Certification

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Factory installation of the GX is available in both Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors. The Westport GX 2010 15L engine has been certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to 2010 emissions compliance—0.2 g/bhp-hr oxides of nitrogen (NO x ) and 0.01 g/bhp-hr particulate matter (PM)—without the use of emissions credits.

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. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Class 8 trucks have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 33,001 pounds or more, three axles and 10 tires.

LCSWMA launches $4.8M CNG project; 14 new trucks and filling station

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LCSWMA’s CNG project includes 14 new Peterbilt transfer trucks with Cummins-Westport ISX 12L CNG engines, costing around $2.2 The Lancaster County (Pennsylvania) Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) held a dedication and grand opening of its $4.8-million compressed natural gas (CNG) project. million total. million. Brief