Kenworth T680 fuel cell tractor on display at CES

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A zero-emission Kenworth Class 8 T680 day cab tractor equipped with a Ballard hydrogen fuel cell ( earlier post ) is on display at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Kenworth’s hydrogen fuel-cell T680 is a reality. —Stephan Olsen, Kenworth director of product planning.

Kenworth and Peterbilt introduce more fuel-efficient Class 8 trucks

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Kenworth T680 Advantage. At the Mid-America Trucking show, PACCAR companies Kenworth and Peterbilt introduced more fuel efficient version of their heavy-duty models: the Kenworth T680 Advantage and the Peterbilt Model 579 with EPIQ package. Kenworth T680 Advantage.

Kenworth developing hydrogen fuel cell, Near Zero NOx CNG series hybrid Class 8 prototypes for SoCal ports; CNG hybrids

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Kenworth continues its advancements on low/zero emission projects focused on Kenworth T680 day cabs for drayage tractor operation in Southern California ports, which are backed by $9 million in government grants awarded last August. Kenworth T680 Hybrid-Electric Tractor with CNG.

Capstone completes track testing of Kenworth microturbine-powered hybrid electric Class 7 truck

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Capstone Turbine Corporation successfully completed track testing of a Kenworth Class 7 hybrid electric work truck using its 65kW microturbine as an on-board range extender.

Kenworth offering Maxwell ultracap Engine Start Module as factory-installed option

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Kenworth will now offer the Maxwell Technologies ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM) ( earlier post ) as a factory-installed option on new Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks. Kenworth dealers have offered the ESM as an aftermarket solution since 2011. With increasing demand for reliable truck engine starting, Kenworth is now the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to offer Maxwell’s ESM as a factory-installed option.

Kenworth receives $8.6M in grants for low-emission T680 Day Cab drayage truck projects in California; hybrids, CNG hybrid and fuel cell

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Kenworth has been awarded three government grants totaling $8.6 million that will support low emissions projects involving Kenworth T680 Day Cabs targeted for use as drayage tractors in Southern California ports. —Mike Dozier, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president.

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Kenworth’s latest T680 Advantage gains up to 10% in fuel efficiency; driver assistance systems for fuel economy

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The latest Kenworth T680 Advantage—Kenworth’s fuel-efficiency leader—has gained up to 10% in fuel efficiency compared to a standard Kenworth T680 built in 2013. The current Kenworth T680 Advantage with 76-inch sleeper features the optimized. Additional T680 Advantage fuel economy specifications include the Kenworth Idle Management System, tire pressure monitoring system and wide-base tires. —Kevin Baney, Kenworth chief engineer.

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. A fourth team, involving both Peterbilt and Kenworth, partnered with BAE Systems, will be deploying a truck that uses a natural gas engine to recharge the batteries and provide the capability to operate in zero emission mode. The State of California is awarding $23.6

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. During the recent Hybrid Truck User’s Forum in Baltimore Maryland, it was announced that both Kenworth and Peterbilt are working with Capstone to demonstrate Class 7 and Class 8 microturbine range extended series hybrid trucks using Capstone’s CARB certified C65 microturbines.

Kenworth Receives Largest Hybrid Tractor and Truck Order Yet

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Coca-Cola Enterprises has ordered 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks, all of which will be on the road this year. The Kenworth T370 tractors (rated at 55,000 lb. The CCE order is the largest yet received by Kenworth for hybrid tractors and trucks. The Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks (rated at 33,000 lb.

Kenworth Expands Natural Gas Truck Line with T440 Powered by ISL G

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Kenworth Truck Company has expanded its natural gas truck line with the introduction of the Kenworth T440 natural gas model powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G engine. Now available for order, the new Kenworth T440 natural gas truck is focused on local and regional haul and vocational applications. Kenworth also offers the T800 LNG truck equipped with the Westport GX engine.

Kenworth Adds Cummins Westport ISL G Natural Gas Engine to Product Line

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Kenworth Truck Company is expanding its product line with the introduction of the Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine for the Kenworth T800 short hood and W900S models. Now available for order, Kenworth's natural gas models are focused on vocational, municipal, and pickup and delivery applications. Kenworth also offers T800 liquefied natural gas vehicles with the Westport GX engine and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids.

Cummins debuts PowerDrive plug-in-hybrid system; both series and parallel capabilities

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This hybrid system is showcased in the Cummins booth in an electric hybrid utility truck, a Kenworth T370. in the Kenworth T370, a US Class 6 truck. Cummins Inc.

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CARB preliminarily awards Port of Los Angeles $41M to launch zero-emissions hydrogen-fuel-cell-electric freight project; total cost $83M

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The Zero and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities project—proposed with support from Toyota, Kenworth, and Shell—provides a large-scale “shore-to-store” plan and a hydrogen fuel-cell-electric technology framework for freight facilities to structure operations for future goods movement.

NVIDIA working with PACCAR on self-driving technology for trucks

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PACCAR—which manufactures the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF lines of trucks—has developed a proof-of-concept self-driving truck with SAE Level 4 capability built on NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 technology ( earlier post ), trained on deep neural networks.

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

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Less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier FedEx Freight has purchased more than 100 Class 8 CNG tractors from Paccar units Kenworth and Peterbilt, and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve the new CNG fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center.

Chart, Ground Force Worldwide deliver first LNG/diesel dual fueling vehicle

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The truck is based on a Kenworth T800 and Chart’s Orca unit, which celebrates its 21 st birthday this year. Chart and Ground Force Worldwide (GFW) have launched of the first dual LNG/diesel fueling truck, designed and built for a large rock quarry customer in Florida.

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Food Express takes delivery of first 11 of 46 new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks

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million in grant funding for the new Kenworth T680 trucks ( earlier post ) which started making deliveries today. Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) and Food Express, Inc. FXI) announced the addition of 11 new ultra-low emission natural gas trucks to the FXI fleet.

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Coca-Cola Canada Expands Hybrid Truck Fleet

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The company will add 15 Kenworth hybrid single-axle tractors to its existing fleet of 20 side-bay trucks and two straight trucks. In March 2009, Coca-Cola Enterprises ordered 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks, all of which will be on the road this year. The Kenworth T370 tractors (rated at 55,000 lb. The hybrid tractors will be manufactured in Sainte-Therese, Quebec by the Kenworth division of Paccar.

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. The Westport HD15L LNG engine is available across a broad range of Class 8 tractors; Westport HD15L product can be ordered in multiple configurations in Kenworth Truck Company’s T800 and Peterbilt Motors’ 386 (SmartWay included), 367, 367SB and 388 in North America, and Kenworth T409SAR, T659, and K200 in Australia.

Peterbilt offering Maxwell’s ultracap ESM

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Kenworth began offering the ESM as a factory-installed option earlier in the year. Maxwell Technologies, Inc. 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. Earlier post.). The ultracapacitor replaces one traditional battery—reducing weight by up to 60 pounds—and is dedicated to starting the vehicle.

UPS to invest $130M in > 700 natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; > $1B invested in alt fuels since 2008

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Four hundred semi-tractors will be supplied by Freightliner and Kenworth and 330 terminal trucks by TICO. UPS plans to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks.

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UPS to invest $100M more in compressed natural gas, CNG vehicles and related infrastructure

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The new CNG tractors to be deployed in these cities will be manufactured by Kenworth. UPS plans to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.

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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.

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FedEx Freight debuts new LNG-only tractors in Dallas

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FedEx Freight has begun beta testing two new Kenworth T660 tractors powered by Cummins Westport ISX12 G liquefied natural gas (LNG)-only engines. Earlier post.) The pre-production engine used in the new tractors is slated for limited release in 2013 and is currently the only all natural gas engine that begins to meet the size and power needs of Class 8 trucks.

Veolia Environmental Services first fleet of CNG refuse trucks in Indiana

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Indiana-based manufacturer Autocar built the chassis for 20 of the trucks and Kenworth manufactured eight roll-off trucks for Veolia’s new fleet. Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., the solid waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA), has introduced Indiana’s first fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered refuse trucks to its Evansville, Indiana (Vanderburgh County) service area.

CARB announces up to $205M in new funding for clean freight transportation; >$400M with partner match

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million to deploy ten Kenworth and Toyota fuel cell Class 8 trucks, build two new large-capacity hydrogen fueling stations in Wilmington and Ontario, and deploy two electric yard tractors at the Port of Hueneme and two zero-emission forklifts at Toyota’s POLA warehouse.

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Eaton Cummins JV unveils 12-speed automated transmission

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Endurant will be paired with the Cummins X15 Efficiency Series engine beginning in October for Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks.

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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.

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NREL study finds Class 8 hybrid trucks delivered 13.7% higher fuel economy than conventional diesels in comparable usage

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Laboratory and in-use fuel economy comparison. Source: NREL. Click to enlarge.

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Chevron introduces new category of heavy-duty motor oil for severe duty applications; improved fuel economy

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Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 will meet a range of OEM requirements for engine oil, including Kenworth MX, Peterbilt MX, Cummins, Mack and Volvo. Chevron Products Company, a Chevron USA Inc. division, maker of the Delo brand of heavy duty engine oils, lubricants and coolants, unveiled a new category of heavy duty motor oil designed to address the growth of severe duty applications in on- and off-highway markets.

Eaton hybrid systems log 100M miles in service, reduce fuel consumption by 4M gallons

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Eaton hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and hybrid hydraulic power systems are available or in development on truck models including Crane Carrier Corporation, DAF, Daimler, Freightliner, Ford, International, Iveco, Kenworth, and Peterbilt and on bus models from BCI, Foton, Heng Tong, JNP, King Long, Shen Long, Solaris, Tata, YoungMan, Yutong and Zhongtong.

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Eaton Selects Compact Power / LG Chem to Supply Battery Technology for Hybrid Power Systems; Battery Cells to be Manufactured in Holland, Mich.

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Eaton hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and two hybrid hydraulic power systems are available or in development on truck models including DAF, Freightliner, Ford, International, Iveco, Kenworth, Mercedes-Benz and Peterbilt and on bus models from BCI, Foton, Heng Tong, JNP, King Long, Shen Long, Solaris, Yutong and Zhongtong. Eaton Corporation has selected Compact Power 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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Engine manufacturers and original equipment truck manufacturers such as Cummins-Westport, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Navistar, Freightliner and Caterpillar are expected to have Class-8 trucks available in engine sizes allowing for varied road and driving requirements.

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

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Kenworth Truck Company (Kirkland, Washington) is awarded $884,000 for the buy-down of 34 natural gas vehicles of 26,001 pounds and greater gross vehicle weight range. Kenworth is the original equipment manufacturer of the vehicles. The California Energy Commission recently approved funding of $8,554,000 to help bring natural gas- and propane-powered shuttle buses, cars and trucks to California’s roadways.

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New York City Department of Sanitation Testing Four Different Hybrid Trucks

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The vehicles under evaluation include a parallel hybrid electric diesel collector from Mack Trucks (a Volvo Group subsidiary); a series-hybrid and an hydraulic parallel hybrid collector ( earlier post ) from Crane Carrier; and the Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid (for the rack truck). The Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid truck is the first medium-duty hybrid truck to enter service in DSNY’s fleet.

Sprint CEO introduces new partners for Machine-to-Machine Connected Transportation initiative

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PACCAR, parent company of Peterbilt and Kenworth Class 5-8 commercial vehicles, is working with Sprint to introduce a new integrated mobile computing, telematics, navigation and business system, branded as SmartNav for Peterbilt and NavPlus for Kenworth. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse highlighted the company’s machine-to-machine (M2M) Connected Transportation initiative in a keynote address to the Detroit Economic Club, including the introduction of new partnerships.

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Odyne Systems delivers 7 plug-in hybrid work trucks through the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program

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the vehicles feature the first Odyne hybrid systems installed on Kenworth truck chassis and are the first to power Venturo corner mount cranes, which will be used in sign maintenance and to lift lighting as the county switches to more efficient LED lighting. Odyne Systems, LLC has delivered seven trucks featuring the Odyne plug-in hybrid propulsion system to utilities and municipalities throughout Wisconsin.

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 Westport Innovations Inc. unveiled its next generation of high pressure direct injection natural gas technology platform, Westport HPDI 2.0.

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Eaton Launches Hydraulic Hybrid Retrofit Program for Refuse Trucks

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The HLA system. Click to enlarge. Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will begin offering retrofit versions of its Hydraulic Launch Assist (HLA) hybrid power system ( earlier post ) for refuse trucks later this year.

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UPS adds 48 more heavy-duty LNG tractor trucks to fleet; Westport HD System

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Manufactured by Kenworth, the LNG tractors are powered by Westport HD Systems and initially will pull trailers on a transit lane linking Ontario, Calif., UPS has purchased another 48 heavy tractor trucks equipped to run on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). and Las Vegas, Nev., along with UPS’s 11 existing LNG tractors. UPS is the only private delivery company using this technology in its fleet and now has more than 1,100 natural gas-powered vehicles in service.

Eaton Assisting Truck Fleet Owners in Applying For Government Diesel Hybrid Grants

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The Eaton hybrid system is available on truck models from International, Peterbilt, Kenworth and Freightliner. Eaton Corporation has established a program to assist diesel truck fleet owners in applying for the $156 million in grants for diesel hybrid trucks that are available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

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Waste disposal goes green

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Finally, the Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid is the first medium-duty hybrid truck to enter service. Smelly, unhygienic and definitely not green - that’s the typical perception of a waste disposal truck. However, the New York City Department of Sanitation may soon alter that viewpoint as it tests three different types of hybrid refuse collection trucks and a hybrid rack truck.

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