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It's Not Just Cars: Diesel Tractors, Construction Equipment Clean Up Emissions Too

It's Not Just Cars: Diesel Tractors, Construction Equipment Clean Up Emissions Too

Cars and utility vehicles are getting greener, but they're far from the only vehicles out there. To reduce the environmental impact of internal-combustion engines in a meaningful way, the emissions of commercial vehicles have to be curtailed as well. Heavy-duty trucks are already getting cleaned... read more

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Fiat's Doblo Cargo. Image: Fiat

2015 Ram ProMaster City Small Van To Compete With Ford Transit Connect

For Ram, big things really do come in small packages. Buying the smallest vehicle possible is often the most direct way to reduce fuel consumption, and the 2015 Ram ProMaster... read more December 4, 2013 by 


 
Hino 195h diesel-electric hybrid Class 5 cab-over-engine truck

Toyota's Largest, Heaviest Hybrid: Hino 195h Truck

The Toyota Prius may be the most popular hybrid model of the many Toyota sells. But the company's largest hybrid vehicle weighs more than six new 2014 Prius Liftbacks when... read more November 24, 2013 by 


 
Nissan e-NV200 electric van prototype, Oppama, Japan, Oct 2012

Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van On Sale In Japan Next Year

After more than a year of testing and previews, the Nissan e-NV200 electric van is finally going on sale. In Japan, that is. The e-NV200 will hit showrooms in its home market... read more November 21, 2013 by 


 
Via Motors extended-range electric van

Via Motors Range-Extended Electric Cargo Van Completes Crash Testing

Another range-extended electric vehicle is getting closer to the market, as Via Motors' electric cargo van has moved one step nearer to production. Via says the van has now... read more November 4, 2013 by 


 
2013 MINI Clubvan

The Missing MINI Model: Clubvan Withdrawn After Just 50 Sales

We've always liked small vans, especially those derived from wagons--as rare as wagons are these days. But it turns out that the latest small van--the 2013 MINI Clubvan--both... read more July 17, 2013 by  4


 
2012 Ford Transit Connect 'glider' intended for electric conversion, as offered on eBay Motors

Build Your Own Ford Transit Connect Electric: Gliders On eBay

Remember the now-defunct Ford Transit Connect Electric? It was the all-electric conversion of the Transit Connect delivery van that actually sank Azure Dynamics, which... read more June 18, 2013 by  4


 
2015 Chevrolet Cargo Express

Could Small 2015 Chevy City Express Van Offer All-Electric Model?

This morning, Chevrolet announced that in the fall of 2014, it will start selling a small commercial van called the City Express in the U.S. and Canada. That van will be... read more May 14, 2013 by  6


 
2014 Ford Transit van fitted with 3.2-liter diesel engine

2014 Ford Transit Van: Fuel-Efficient Diesel Option Unveiled

The diesel engine for the 2014 Ford Transit van will be a five-cylinder PowerStroke model, the company announced today, extending the fuel efficiency benefits of clean-diesel... read more December 9, 2012 by  13


 
Nissan e-NV200 electric van prototype, Oppama, Japan, Oct 2012

Nissan e-NV200: Driving Nissan's Prototype Electric Minivan

Small delivery vans are a new category in the United States, but Nissan has big plans for its small NV200 delivery van--and among them are an all-electric version. The... read more October 17, 2012 by  1


 
2014 Ford Transit Connect (European spec)

2014 Ford Transit Connect Unveiled, New Compact Delivery Van

When Ford launched the Transit Connect small commercial van as a 2010 model, it was a new kind of vehicle. Its closest counterpart was the Chevy Astro van, discontinued in... read more September 18, 2012 by  4


 
2013 MINI Clubvan

2013 MINI Clubvan, Its First Truck, To Arrive This Fall

Anyone who's traveled overseas has seen the small car-based commercial vehicles common in the crowded cities of Europe and Asia. While U.S. workmen may use full-size Ford or... read more June 25, 2012 by 


 
2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric

Azure Dynamics Bankrupt, Built Ford Transit Connect Electric

Well, that's not particularly good news: Azure Dynamics, the company that converted a handful of Ford Transit Connect small commercial vans to electric power, filed for... read more March 28, 2012 by  3


 
Ford Transit Van, high-roof European model

New Ford Transit Van In 2013 Will Have Diesel Engine Option

It's become a staple tactic of automotive PR operations: Trickle out one factoid at a time, well in advance of an actual vehicle, and get stories each time. So here's the... read more March 28, 2012 by  2


 
Outline of Ford Transit full-size van, coming to U.S. in 2013, with 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine

Ford Transit Van With EcoBoost V-6 To Replace Aged E-Series

Ford has been dropping hints since December about the Ford Transit van that will replace its ancient E-Series van, still referred to by many as the Econoline. Now the company... read more March 13, 2012 by  3


 
Ford F-750 Class 7 medium-duty work truck, plug-in hybrid conversion by Odyne

Ford F-750 Plug-In Hybrid Work Truck: Not Your Little Leaf, Sonny

Retail car buyers have to juggle a lot of factors in choosing a car, including image, family approval, and maybe-one-day-I'll-drive-across-the-country dreams. That may... read more March 7, 2012 by 


 
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