Pickup Trucks

 
Achates engine in Ford F-150 pickup targets 37 mpg, with Saudi oil company backing

Achates engine in Ford F-150 pickup targets 37 mpg, with Saudi oil company backing

One year ago at the Detroit auto show, a company called Achates Power unveiled models of a new kind of internal-combustion engine. With opposed pistons in the middle and crankshafts at either end, it was sufficiently different to startle most visitors who paid attention. That engine came with some... read more

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2019 Chevrolet Silverado, 2018 Detroit auto show

2019 Chevy Silverado: how a big, thirsty pickup gets more fuel-efficient

The highest-volume vehicle GM sells in North America is a full-size pickup truck—one that likely also contributes outsize profits from each of its hundreds of thousands... read more January 15, 2018 by


 
Workhorse W-15 extended-range electric pickup truck

Workhorse expands $1,000 preorders for plug-in hybrid pickup from fleets to public for $1,000

After $300 million in claimed fleet preorders for its plug-in hybrid pickup truck, Workhorse will open its order books for everyone to claim a spot in the production... read more January 12, 2018 by


 
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke

As expected, 2018 Ford F-150 gets V-6 diesel engine option

Ford's best-selling full-size pickup truck will be powered by a diesel engine for the first time in its 70-year history. Monday morning, Ford revealed details of the new... read more January 8, 2018 by


 
Workhorse W-15 extended-range electric pickup truck

Workhorse CEO: $300 million in preorders for plug-in hybrid pickup trucks

Over seven years of plug-in electric cars and 20 years of hybrids, the pickup truck sector remains largely untouched. GM sold hybrid Chevrolet and GMC pickups for a few... read more November 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

For pickup trucks, more than half all fuel savings come in 2022-2025 CAFE rules

Sometimes, when science and technology issues have economic or political consequences, incorrect or misleading information and analyses can be propagated through the media... read more August 9, 2017 by


 
Havelaar Bison electric pickup truck

Why Havelaar founder wanted an electric pickup truck: Japan's disaster

A Canadian company by the name of Havelaar has tossed its hat into the electric pickup-truck ring with the reveal of its purpose-built Bison pickup. The launch underscores... read more June 2, 2017 by


 
Havelaar Bison electric pickup

Havelaar Bison all-electric utility truck announced by Canadian company

The electric-vehicle market remains in infancy, but non-traditional automakers are beginning to explore and tap the potential market for multiple types of vehicles powered by... read more May 31, 2017 by


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla trucks: semi to be shown in Sept, pickup in 18-24 months

Relative few companies regularly make major announcements via their CEO's Twitter account, but electric-car maker Tesla is different. From software updates to dates for new... read more April 14, 2017 by


 
Bollinger Motors

Bollinger Motors promises all-electric off-road 'sport utility truck'

There seems to be no shortage of startups planning to build new battery-electric vehicles from the ground up. While companies like Lucid Motors and Faraday Future are... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
Achates opposed-piston two-stroke diesel engine, as it would be packaged for truck installation

Full-size diesel pickup truck that gets 37 mpg? Achates says yes

Could a full-size pickup truck ever get a fuel-economy rating of 37 mpg? California-based Achates Power believes it can, and its novel engine uses a design that dates back to... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD

GM adds B20 biodiesel capability to Chevy, GMC diesel trucks, cars

When it comes to reducing emissions, fleet operators generally have fewer options than individual buyers of passenger cars. There are fewer zero-emission vehicle options for... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford F-150

Ford F-150 pickup to get V-6 diesel engine in spring 2018 (updated)

Formerly the domain of heavy-duty pickups, diesel engines are slowly creeping into smaller trucks. Ram arguably started the most recent trend with the 1500's 3.0-liter... read more January 15, 2017 by


 
2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

Advocacy group says diesel cars coming back; it meant trucks

When the Volkswagen diesel scandal erupted last year, it not only hurt the public perception of diesel vehicles in the U.S., but also eliminated the biggest seller of diesel... read more January 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Ford F-150

XL Hybrids gets big order for pickup truck plug-in hybrid 'upfit'

Improving fuel efficiency doesn't always require creating a new vehicle. XL Hybrids markets modifications that allows fleet buyers to "upfit" their vehicles into hybrids. So... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec

Diesel cars can save you money, but only a few diesel trucks do: analysis

While diesel vehicles have received a black eye in the form of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, they often still deliver better fuel economy than comparable gasoline models... read more December 19, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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