Already the leader in alternative fuel passenger vehicles, Toyota is looking to clean up heavy-duty truck emissions with a study aimed at developing a hydrogen fuel-cell electric powertrain for Class 8 trucks.
A California refuse collection company has become the first to use range-extended electric trucks in its fleet and plans to convert all 130 of its residential trash and recycling trucks to the Wrightspeed EV system.
After demonstrating impressive efficiency gains in the recently completed federal government’s SuperTruck 1 program, heavy-duty freight truck and engine makers are being asked to do a lot more in SuperTruck II.
Neither diesel nor natural gas advocates are happy with terms of a proposed $2.7-billion diesel emissions reduction program that is part of the proposed $14.7-billion Volkswagen diesel emissions fraud settlement.
Nearly $150 million in clean truck incentives has been withdrawn from California’s budget amid concern over future revenue; legislators and the governor’s office continue to negotiate over replacement funding.
Air quality regulators in Southern California are seeking applications for $50 million in grants to freight truck owners to replace older diesel models with new advanced technology “green” trucks.
California continues its drive to clean up trucking emissions with a $9.1 million grant to put 27 new all-electric trucks into service in air quality impacted Southern California.