The idea of a Ford F-Series hybrid pickup truck has now been around since August 2011, but its maker now expects to launch such a truck sometime during 2020. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Boston-based XL Hybrids unveiled both a Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup fitted with its XLH hybrid system and an F-150 light-duty pickup with its XLP plug-in hybrid system. The pair of trucks will be shown to the public on the company's display at the NTEA Work Truck Show, which will run from March 6 through 9 in Indianapolis. DON'T MISS: Ikea invests in hybrid-vehicle builder XL Hybrids The hybrid and plug-in hybrid...
FCA sued over emissions of 2007-2012 Dodge Ram diesel pickups with Cummins engines
FCA and Cummins are being sued over alleged excess emissions in heavy-duty diesel pickup trucks.Stephen Edelstein
EPA releases final heavy-truck emissions rules
The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled this week its final rules for reducing emissions from heavy-duty trucks, including semitractor-trailers, buses, and other heavy trucks. The agency said the new rules would cut carbon dioxide emissions by 1.1 billion tons, cut fuel costs by $170 billion...Aaron Cole
Just how 'green' is a Ford Super Duty truck?
Most buyers won't consider a truck's environmental impact when considering a heavy duty hauler. That's a given. Yet, while most buyers may not consider the idea, that doesn't mean the lumbering haulers aren't changing. The idea a decade ago that truck buyers would swap their thirsty V-8s for...Aaron Cole
Truckers Slowly Warm To Cold Liquified Natural Gas
Changes to the tax code could make LNG more attractive to truckers.Stephen Edelstein
Fleet Operators Favor New Rules For Fuel-Efficient Big Trucks
Fleet operators appear positive about proposed fuel-economy standards.Stephen Edelstein
Trucks can benefit from fuel-saving features already used on many cars.
Proposed 2021 Fuel Economy Rules For Heavy-Duty Trucks, Buses Released
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released proposed standards that would further boost the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses, starting in the 2021 model year and running through 2027. The new regulations were announced on Friday by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and...John Voelcker
Which States Have The Most Diesel Vehicles? New Data Gives Results
Just as diesel fuel isn't available at every single gas station, diesel vehicles are unevenly distributed in the United States. And despite double-digit rises in registration numbers, the preponderance of diesel engines in North America remain in trucks--especially heavy-duty trucks--rather than...John Voelcker
Gas Guzzler Tax Deduction Restored To $500K For 2014 By Budget Bill
If politics is the art of successful compromise--defined as outcomes that make all parties equally unhappy--then the recent budget extension bill offers something for everyone. It extended the tax credits for electric-car charging stations and natural-gas-vehicle refueling stations, which should...John Voelcker