A trio of Peterbilt work truck models now qualify for nearly $9,000 each in buyer assistance incentives from California’s HVIP program when equipped with a near-zero emissions natural gas engine from Cummins.
The first of 27 electric trucks to be deployed in Southern California under a $19.2-million state clean air program has been put into service at a freight depot near Riverside.
Ian Wright plans to clean up the garbage collection industry with his electric powertrains for refuse trucks, a divergent path for a man who helped start luxury electric car maker Tesla Inc.
China’s BYD has made a splash in the U.S. as a key player in the electric bus market, and now it is making headway with its heavy- and medium-duty electric trucks. The company wants to add all-electric cars to its portfolio as well.
Ford Motor Co. will begin testing a fleet of 20 plug-in hybrid vans in partnership with commercial fleets serving London as part of the British capital’s efforts to vehicle emissions in its crowded center.
Mack Trucks is partnering with Oberon Fuels and the New York sanitation department to field test a Class 8 Mack tractor fueled with Dimethyl Ether, or DME, a low-emissions alternative to diesel. Volvo Trucks is also testing DME.
Achates Power said its opposed-piston engine puts a 37-mpg pickup truck within reach. It will test a prototype truck next year.
Achates Power is developing its highly efficient opposed-piston engine for as many as a dozen major car and truck engine manufacturers and expects the first commercial application to hit the highways by 2020.
The electric truck market continues to gain momentum. The latest offering is a new battery-electric Class 6 refuse truck from BYD and Wayne Engineering that promises 100 miles of range and annual fuel and maintenance savings.