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.
Ford Motor Co. announced a sweeping strategy to add electric and hybrid vehicles to its global fleet, including fuel-saving hybrid versions of its most famous nameplates – the F-150 pickup truck and the Mustang sports car.
Looking to expand its range of alternative fuel vehicles, General Motors announced that fleet buyers will be able to choose from compressed natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas in some Chevrolet and GMC trucks and vans.
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.