The company announced a long-term strategy to switch most, if not all, of its 450 cars, pickups and trucks to plug-in hybrid gas-electric vehicles, beginning with seven cars now, plus six pickups and 10 new bucket trucks in the next few weeks.
German automaker Audi is exploring an alternative fuel option to help car companies achieve reduced emissions: e-fuels. And it looks like the company is making strides toward developing it into a viable solution.
Greensboro-based Epes Transport System just bought five tractors for its rigs that run solely on natural gas. The company is part of an N.C. State program that gives grants to companies and communities that want to operate their vehicles with clean fuel.
Fuel economy and the exclusivity of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is being credited for Ram's decision to increase the diesel powertrain mix to 20 percent of the total Ram 1500 production volume—double the initial expectation.
A company co-founded by Texas billionaire and energy magnate T. Boone Pickens will negotiate with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority over plans to construct and operate a compressed natural gas fueling station.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $745,602 grant to Kentucky's Owensboro Community & Technical College to help it prepare the next generation of automotive technicians to work on vehicles that run on alternative fuels.
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) launched a new compendium of sustainable freight practices on its website, which identifies a number of sustainable practices being used by the trucking industry.
Spokane Transit Authority officials are considering using electric power for a proposed central city line that would run from Browne's Addition on the west to Spokane Community College on the east, passing through downtown and Gonzaga University.
Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Financing Authority approved almost $10 million in grants for companies building or upgrading 22 fueling stations with compressed natural gas, or CNG, many along interstate corridors.
Those who spend a lot of time on the highway may have noticed a new feature on tractor-trailers. Increasingly trucks are being fitted with aerodynamic features called skirts and fins that reduce drag and increase fuel economy.