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Should Heavy-Duty Truck Owners Consider Mild-Hybrid Systems?

Should Heavy-Duty Truck Owners Consider Mild-Hybrid Systems?

As carmakers work to meet stricter global emissions standards, many regular internal-combustion cars will adopt some degree of electrification--including systems with mild-hybrid aspects. A "mild hybrid" powertrain isn't capable of using electricity alone for propulsion. But it offers more... read more

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Via Motors extended-range electric pickup truck

Via's Plug-In Hybrid Trucks Will Sell 50,000 A Year By 2018, Company Says

Via Motors may have only recently begun delivering its first extended-range electric vehicles to fleets, but it expects the business to grow dramatically over the next few... read more January 21, 2015 by 


 
Clean Energy Fuels natural gas refueling station Long Beach, California.

Why Aren't Natural Gas-Powered Long-Haul Semi Trucks Selling Better?

We will likely never see battery-electric trucks enter the long-haul freight mainstream, but other alternatives to diesel fuel exist today. One is natural gas, which comes... read more August 28, 2014 by 


 
Walmart WAVE concept truck.

Is Walmart's WAVE Concept Truck The Fuel-Efficient Future Of Semis?

Heavy-duty trucks spend more time on the road than passenger vehicles, so improving their efficiency can have a major effect on emissions--and their owners' bottom lines... read more March 3, 2014 by 


 
Semi trailer

Gasoline-Fueled Diesel Truck Engine Cuts Fuel Use, Emissions

How do you make a diesel engine more efficient? One answer may surprise you: Run it on gasoline. That's what researchers at Sweden's Lund University are doing, and they... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
Diesel

Diesel To Remain Dominant For Decades In Trucking?

Electrification and hybridization are the buzzwords of passenger transportation right now, but debate in the trucking world focuses on two different alternative fuels. As the... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Obama Tells EPA To Set Next Heavy-Duty Truck Fuel-Efficiency Rule

Not all U.S. vehicles that burn gasoline or diesel fuel are passenger car and light trucks. Medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks make up a small percentage of the traffic... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150 live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

2015 Ford F-150: Full Details, Live Photos & Video

Ford has released full details on the new 2015 F-150 pickup, and with a host of new technologies and engines, it may be the most advanced full-size truck ever. The company... read more January 15, 2014 by 


 
AirFlow BulletTruck (Images: AirFlow Truck Company)

Is The BulletTruck What Semis Will Look Like In The Future?

Recently, we attracted flak from some quarters of our readership for featuring pickup trucks. While not green by the standards of modern electric vehicles and hybrids, their... read more January 7, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Grille

2015 Ford F-150 Gas Mileage: What We Know So Far

The Ford F-150 full-size pickup is the best-selling single nameplate in the U.S. market, so any changes to Ford's premier truck mean a lot. Buyers, dealers, and the whole... read more December 23, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Diesel Pickup Trucks From Chevy, Ford, Nissan, Ram: Ultimate Guide

Diesel has been an option for heavy-duty pickup users for quite some time now, and the sights and sounds of a big Power Stroke-equipped Ford or Cummins-engined RAM will be... read more December 8, 2013 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

2015 Chevy Colorado Mid-Size Pickup To Offer Diesel Option

Need a pickup truck but don't want to see your wages burned away at the gas station? A diesel truck could be just what you need. Chevrolet will be latest to offer such an... read more December 4, 2013 by 


 
Trucks - Image by Flickr user mrkskolz, used under Creative Commons license

Yet Another New Fuel: Will Dimethyl Ether Matter For Big Trucks?

It's frustrating driving a fuel-efficient vehicle sometimes. While you know you're just one small part of an effort to clean up transportation, seeing an 18-wheeler pumping... read more November 13, 2013 by 


 
Via Motors' X-Truck

Via Motors Latest To Try Electric Vehicle-To-Home Backup Power Tech

Japanese companies have explored the concept of electric vehicles powering houses for some time, but with events like last year's Hurricane Sandy fresh in peoples' minds... read more August 2, 2013 by  15


 
Cummins and Peterbilt 'SuperTruck'

Less-Polluting Clean Diesel Trucks Now 28 Percent Of All Diesels On the Road

Ever seen the Steven Spielberg film, Duel? The film, its plot about an unseen trucker terrorizing a hapless motorist, no doubt conjures a few preconceptions about truckers... read more June 25, 2013 by  2


 
Cummins and Peterbilt 'SuperTruck'

How To Make A Semi Much More Efficient: Cummins 'SuperTruck'

Consider this: The average semi truck is actually quite economical. No, really. A typical long-haul truck averages between 5.5 and 6.5 mpg. But it's also really, really... read more March 25, 2013 by  18


 

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