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

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 in the U.S. In part, that's because diesel engines are proving to be an effective way to improve efficiency--in trucks and... read more

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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


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE's 24-MPG Fuel Efficiency: How They Did It

Earlier this month, Fiat Chrysler announced an even higher fuel-efficiency rating for a new model of the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel--to be called HFE. The HFE--or High Fuel... read more January 26, 2015 by


 
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


 

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