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Hybrid heavy trucks news and information, including alternative fuel technology, selective catalytic reduction (SCR), exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and other hybrid technologies for trucking industry.

Hybrid Trucks: Present and future

WASHINGTON D.C. Parked along the street and marshaled by the reflecting pool in front of the U.S. Capitol building, they made for an impressive sight: a display of hybrid trucks and buses, some pulled from daily routes just that morning, meant to showcase their benefits to a wide variety of fleet operators...

Hybrid heavy trucks news

Navistar hybrids pass 5-million-mile mark 

As more and more fleets join the hybrid movement, Navistar has announced it has become the first original equipment manufacturer to have its hybrid vehicles accumulate 5 million miles of real-world driving...

Grant yields over 375 plug-in hybrids 

A $45.4 million grant for plug-in hybrid vehicles will assist Eaton Corp.’s work with several companies in the deployment of 378 of such vehicles through more than 50 utility and municipal fleets nationwide, the company says...

Allison receives DOE hybrid truck grant 

Allison Transmission Inc. is getting a $62.8-million grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) to help further its efforts to design and produce a cost-competitive hybrid drive system for commercial-duty trucks...

FedEx puts retrofitted hybrids into fleet 

Global express delivery company FedEx Corp. is adding 92 trucks retrofitted with diesel-electric hybrid powerplants to its ground delivery fleet – increasing the size of its hybrid fleet by more than 50%, from 172 to 264 vehicles...

Photos: Hybrids on the Hill 

At a special rally before the U.S. Capitol building on June 11 dubbed "Hybrid Day on the Hill," OEMs, fleets, industry experts, members of Congress, and others reviewed the latest in hybrid technology and jointly called on the federal government to provide a variety of incentives to boost the use of hybrid trucks as a way to reduce U.S. oil consumption, reduce emissions, and create new jobs....

Hybrid Trucks: Present and future 

WASHINGTON D.C. Parked along the street and marshaled by the reflecting pool in front of the U.S. Capitol building, they made for an impressive sight: a display of hybrid trucks and buses, some pulled from daily routes just that morning, meant to showcase their benefits to a wide variety of fleet operators...

Video: Hybrid trucks: Serving the applications 

Hybrid truck makers are expanding the reach of their products into more markets. Eaton's Dimitri Kazarinoff explains why that's important at the recent 'Hybrids on the Hill' event in Washington, D.C....

Video: Hybrid trucks: Value for the customer 

Mack Trucks has built two diesel-electric hybrid refuse trucks for customer fleet testing. Thomas Kelly III, Mack's Sr. VP, says these test trucks should help show off the value of hybrids to refuse customers...

Video: Hybrid trucks: Cost and caring 

Hybrid trucks face two main challenges today: high sticker price and a lack of recognition by the general public. Bill Van Amburg, Sr. VP with CalStart, explains how to get over the cost hurdle in the hybrid truck market...

Hybrids look for Capitol Hill support 

Hybrid truck OEMs and suppliers alongside fleets and public interest groups, gathered Thursday in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol to call for more incentives and other fiscal support to spur increased sales of this fuel-saving and emission-reducing technology....

Hybrid trucks no longer concept vehicles 

WASHINGTON D.C. If there's one thing hybrid vehicle component manufacturers are trying to convey to the trucking market today, it's that hybrids should no longer be considered "concept vehicles" or "experimental."...

Video: The benefits of diesel hybrids 

Fleets are searching for "greener" trucks that don't compromise on performance yet also generate savings...

Video: Class 8 Hybrid Truck Prototype 

ArvinMeritor recently showed off its dual-mode hybrid tractor in Washington, D.C....

Mover makes business case for hybrids 

The way William Duggan sees it, diesel-electric hybrid commercial trucks are good for his moving and storage business in two ways. The first is that, over time, the hybrid design will reduce diesel fuel consumption and thus save him money. By extension, though, cutting fuel use also...

Photos: Kenworth Hybrid Class 7 Truck Photo Gallery 

View images of Kenworth's new T370 Class 7 diesel-electric hybrid truck, the company's first hybrid built for the moving and storage industry...

Hybrids hit the road 

Hybrids are happening. These alternative-powered commercial vehicles are now appearing up and down the GVW scale, making it likely one is available now...

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