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Road for electric trucks with trolley-like catenary opens in Sweden

Road for electric trucks with trolley-like catenary opens in Sweden

The relatively short ranges and long charging times of current lithium-ion battery packs have hindered the development of electric long-haul trucks. But who said a truck had to carry its entire supply of electricity onboard? A section of highway near the city of Gävle Sweden now features... read more

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2014 Peterbilt 579

Mexico urged to pass strong emissions limits for heavy trucks; 20,000 deaths cited

A lot of attention is paid to emissions from cars, but heavy-duty trucks represent a major part of the problem as well. Trucks cover more mileage than the average passenger... read more March 31, 2016 by


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Should VW pay to retire the dirtiest diesel trucks for its cheating?

In the six months since the EPA revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software on TDI diesel cars, there have been many suggestions about how the company... read more March 23, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW 328d

Diesel Car Sales Negligible In January, Trucks And SUVs Fare Better

When news of Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in its TDI diesel cars broke back in September, it was assumed the ensuing scandal would negatively impact... read more February 28, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford F-150 Limited

Ford F-150 Diesel May Beat Ram EcoDiesel For Fuel Efficiency: Report

The ongoing Volkswagen emissions scandal may have damaged diesel's reputation, but several carmakers are moving ahead regardless with plans to offer more diesel powertrains... read more January 29, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford F-150

Ford F-150 Hybrid Pickup Truck By 2020 Reconfirmed, But Diesel Too?

A hybrid version of the Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck is still in the works, the Dearborn carmaker's CEO confirmed this week. And it appears there may be a diesel version... read more December 18, 2015 by


 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unveils fleet of CNG trucks

Fiat Chrysler Spends $40 Million On Natural-Gas Parts Truck Conversions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently unveiled a fleet of natural-gas vehicles, but they won't be sold to consumers. That's because they're semi trucks, used to deliver parts to... read more December 7, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax diesel

2016 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Take Truck Fuel-Efficiency Crown At 25 MPG

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup twins, fitted with the newly-available Duramax four-cylinder diesel engine, are now the most fuel-efficient pickup... read more November 10, 2015 by


 
Freightliner Inspiration Truck self-driving truck concept

Recovered Energy And Ultracapacitors Could Cut Big-Rig Fuel Use

The regenerative systems that help today's hybrid Formula One cars get a charge are known as Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems, or KERS. As the name implies, they recover... read more October 28, 2015 by


 
Mack Pinnacle series

Truckers Slowly Warm To Cold Liquified Natural Gas

When it comes to lower-emission alternatives to diesel in long-haul trucks, natural gas has some positives. In addition to being cleaner burning, the fuel is in abundant... read more September 21, 2015 by


 
Sectran Security armored truck

Armored Natural-Gas Plug-In Hybrid Truck To Hit The Roads

Have you ever thought about the carbon footprint of your money? Everything we use has to be transported from place to place, including the cash in our wallets. And the big... read more July 31, 2015 by


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

Ram Diesel Pickup Trucks: Dealer Stocks Low, But Sales Low Too?

Almost since the order books first opened, consumer interest in the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel full-size pickup truck has seemed strong. The initial order allocation was filled in... read more July 21, 2015 by


 
Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Higher Heavy Truck Fuel Efficiency May Be Easy, Save Huge Amounts Of Oil

They may not be the most numerous vehicles on the road, but heavy-duty trucks cover far more miles than the average car--and account for roughly 20 percent of overall carbon... read more July 9, 2015 by


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

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... read more April 3, 2015 by


 
Daimler Trucks North America SuperTruck

Daimler Unveils SuperTruck; 12-MPG Semi Is More Than Twice As Fuel-Efficient

Heavy-duty trucks make up a fairly small percentage of the traffic on U.S. roads, but they cover many more miles each year than the average passenger car--with much worse... read more March 27, 2015 by


 
Mack Pinnacle natural-gas powered truck

Mack Trucks Updates Its Natural-Gas Powered Semi Tractors

Natural gas still hasn't really caught on as a fuel for private passenger vehicles, but it's slowly finding more success in commercial applications. The selection of... read more March 9, 2015 by


 

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