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Power

A Diversified Path for Sustainable Fleets

More than 12,000 people attended the 2023 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Anaheim, Calif., in May. Attendees heard a multitude of viewpoints offered by experts from...

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Articles
Manned Systems

Fuels to Transition the Global Legacy Fleet

Put the promise of mass vehicle electrification and its myriad challenges aside for a moment, and consider: What if most IC-engine vehicle owners don’t switch to EVs as the industry and...

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Articles
Energy

Caterpillar Unveils New C13D Off-Highway Engine Platform

Caterpillar has launched its new off-highway 13-liter diesel engine platform, the C13D, at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. Cat states that the C13D was “purpose-built for rugged,...

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Original Equipment
Energy

CNH Introduces Battery-Electric, Autonomous-Ready Tractor

CNH Industrial recently introduced what it says is the world’s first autonomous-ready, battery-electric light utility tractor at its Tech Day in Phoenix, Arizona. The New...

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Editorial
Regulations/Standards

Zeroing in on Zero-Carbon Fuels

COP27, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, over a two-week span in November, helped bring global attention to the need for significant reductions...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

FPT’s New EPowertrain Plant Commences EAxle Production for Nikola Tre BEV

Sustainability is an increasingly significant target for many commercial-vehicle manufacturers’ industrial activities and new products, and FPT Industrial is...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Allison’s Now Open for Hydrogen Testing

With the atomic number 1, hydrogen is the lightest element in the Periodic Table. However, its rapidly becoming a heavyweight for the future of mobility. Development of hydrogen fuel cell...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Hyliion, Cummins Collaborate on Electric and NG Range-Extender

A recent market report found that nearly 85% of the almost 250 U.S.-based transportation fleets surveyed plan to grow their use of clean-vehicle technologies over the next...

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News
Energy

Electric Mobile Machines Won’t Abandon Hydraulics

Equipment manufacturers in every major global market are launching full-electric and diesel-electric vehicles to respond to increasing market demands, reduce carbon footprints and stay...

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Editorial
Green Design & Manufacturing

Alternative Fuels, Propulsion Poised for Growth in U.S. Fleets

Fuel prices are soaring. Not breaking news, I know, yet the almost-daily alerts citing new record highs for gasoline and diesel prices are still unsettling. Consumers and...

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Executive Viewpoints
Propulsion

Deutz Takes Open Approach to Propulsion

The economic climate has fast soured in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Deutz has reason to be optimistic about the coming months and years. Prior to temporarily halting large...

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Technology Report
Green Design & Manufacturing

Reconsidering CNG as an Alt-Fuel Solution

As CO2 emission standards continue to tighten, the future of the IC engine may be inexorably tied to alternative fuels. As automakers seek propulsion solutions delivering convenience...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Isuzu Simplifies Fuel Changeovers

Isuzu is making it easier for equipment owners to switch fuels from natural gas to liquid propane, letting users switch by merely sending a signal to the engine. Released in October 2019, the dual-fuel...

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News
Energy

Mahle and Partners Develop Super-Efficient Engine for Stationary Power

Mahle Powertrain, with partners Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Kohler Co., Louthan Engineering and Intellichoice Energy, has developed a prototype single-cylinder...

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News
Power

All Options on the Table

The push to trim engine emissions is prompting industry-wide efforts to use substitutes for diesel fuel. Alternative fuels and electrified powertrains are making significant inroads, though design teams for...

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Q&A
Design

CNH's CEO: Big Nikola Investment Also Benefits Off-Highway Biz

CNH Industrial is separating its On-Highway (commercial vehicles and powertrain) and Off-Highway (agriculture, construction and specialty vehicles) segments into two listed...

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News
Energy

Transmissions, Axles Aid in Fuel Conservation for Commercial Vehicles

Transmissions and axles are evolving rapidly as powertrain design teams push to reduce fuel consumption. Intelligent transmission controls are communicating with...

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Articles
Manned Systems

Renewable Propane, Ultra-Low NOx Engines Set Standards for Propane Autogas Innovations

The future of trucking is looking even greener. Not only are companies forced to contend with new government regulations to meet lower emissions and...

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Articles
Energy

EV Battery Tech Must Outpace Oil Industry Advances

As the industry ramps up development of battery-electric vehicles, petroleum remains king. Oil prices are moderate in the U.S. and the industry continues to complete new wells at...

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Articles
Unmanned Systems

Bullish on Biomethane

Hybrid and electric powertrains were omnipresent at bauma 2019 in Munich, with several OEMs and engine manufacturers showcasing electrified machines in near-production form. But CNH Industrial bucked that trend,...

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Technical Innovation
Energy

Gasoline Fuels Growing Number of Commercial Vehicles

Biodiesel may be the top alternative fuel for work truck fleets, according to the 2019 Fleet Purchasing Outlook Survey conducted by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), but...

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News
Power

2020 Ford Super Duty Debuts All-New 7.3-Liter Pushrod V8, 10-Speed Automatic

The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty will arrive with the heavy-duty pickup truck’s best-ever conventional, gooseneck, and fifth-wheel trailer towing and...

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News
Energy

Developments in Engine-Based Gensets

Generator set OEMs may be at a unique time when it comes to further engineering development. They have responded to the most stringent emissions regulations in the world: Tier 4 Final in the U.S. and...

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News
Energy

Could This Infinitely Variable Compression Mechanism Be the Next Piston Engine Game-Changer?

Whether its for economic incentives or reaching environmental goals, automotive and aerospace engine makers are continually chasing fractions...

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Articles
Energy

Electrification Takes (Some Of) the Load

The heavy-duty commercial vehicle community is taking a keener look at electrification. Several trends are driving this move, and not only emissions regulations. True, a number of large cities,...

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Articles
Energy

Deutz Equips Telehandlers with Hybrid and Fully Electric Powertrains

Deutz, which has produced internal combustion engines for more than a century, is moving quickly to integrate electric power with its mainstay diesel engines. Only a...

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Technology Report
Manned Systems

New Four-Chamber Rotary Engine Could Supplant Wankel and Piston Engines for UAV Applications

The Wankel rotary engine has been an ideal choice for many owners and operators of small, propeller-driven aircraft. Compared to conventional...

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News
Power

ULA Selects Blue Origin Advanced Booster Engine for Vulcan Centaur Rocket System

Engineers at United Launch Alliance (ULA), provider of spacecraft launch services to the US government, in Centennial, Colo., have selected the BE-4 engine...

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Technology Report
Green Design & Manufacturing

Mazda Details Electrification Strategy, Confirms Rotary Engine’s Return

In an announcement from Japan this week, Mazda—one of the few established automakers to articulate a comprehensive longterm commitment to hybridization or...

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