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FirstElement Opens America’s First High-Volume, Fast-Fill Hydrogen Station for HD Trucks

It may be missing the food and hospitality trappings of what most would consider a proper “truck stop,” but the nation’s first high-volume,...

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Energy

Volvo Charts Its Path Towards Zero Emissions

Volvo Trucks is betting on themselves to reach the aggressive goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. The company is taking an almost fanatical approach to its emissions reduction targets...

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Manned Systems

Hexagon Bullish on CNG for Long-Haul Trucks

Though some OEMs have signaled that the end of the ICE age is nigh, reports of the combustion engine’s death as the backbone of the commercial-trucking industry are greatly exaggerated....

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Technical Innovation
Power

Daimler and Linde Announce Liquid-Hydrogen Refueling Technology

Daimler Truck and Linde Engineering recently announced sLH2, a jointly developed refueling technology for subcooled liquid hydrogen. The companies claim that subcooled...

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Manned Systems

EFuels: An Alternative to the Alternative

Even as electric vehicles dominate today’s alternative powertrain market for passenger cars, the future of how we will all someday drive without burning petroleum is cloudier than ever. To...

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Energy

Hydrogen ‘Inevitable’ for Commercial Vehicles

With the perception of diesel engines as bad actors in the worldwide transportation-emissions crackdown, the commercial-vehicle sector is racing to identify and develop propulsion...

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Energy

Renewable Diesel Offers Drop-In Solution for Decarbonization

Renewable diesel fuels represent an opportunity to decarbonize on- and off-highway diesel ICE vehicles with a minimal investment in infrastructure and little to no disruption...

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Energy

Fuel-Cell Power for Monster Mining Trucks in GM, Komatsu Deal

In the latest announcement from GM regarding commercialization of its longstanding hydrogen fuel-cell research and development, it and commercial-vehicle specialist Komatsu...

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Power

Hyliion Shifts Focus from Propulsion to Power Generation

Hyliion acquired the Karno generator technology from GE Additive in August 2022 to employ as a fuel-agnostic power system on its Hypertruck platform, which was revealed as a...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

Commercial-Truck EV Fleets Slow to Grow

Environmental regulations and corporate sustainability goals are driving commercial fleets to adopt electric trucks in all classes. But the still-evolving charging infrastructure is stymying their...

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Technical Innovation
Manned Systems

Westport Awarded LNG Development Program

Westport Fuel Systems announced that it has been awarded a development program by a global heavy truck manufacturer to adapt its LNG HPDI fuel system to meet Euro 7 emissions requirements for...

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Energy

Perkins Bets Big on Smaller Engine for Off-Highway Machines

Perkins Powertrain announced its all-new engine series for off-highway applications, launching the 2600 Series 13-liter engine at a press event in London where SAE Media was in...

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Technical Innovation
Power

Perkins Expands Power Generation Powertrain Lineup

Perkins announced an addition to its EU Stage V-compliant powertrain range with the 2806J-E18TAG1 ElectropaK. Perkins’ new engine is an 18-liter unit intended for the electric power...

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Editorial
Manned Systems

Smart Engineering for Sustainability

Sustainability extends beyond just decarbonization. A term popping up more and more in executive and engineering-focused presentations is “circular economy,” referring to a closed-loop production...

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Manned Systems

Volvo’s Ambitious Goal: 50% Zero-Emission Trucks by 2030

Volvo Trucks’ target is to be completely fossil-free by 2040. “If we stop selling products that rely on CO2 by 2040, it means that our running population [of...

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Energy

Toyota to Add Battery Lab at Michigan R&D Campus

Toyota will invest nearly $50 million for a new automotive battery lab at its R&D headquarters in York Township, Michigan. The lab is expected to be operational in 2025, the same year...

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Original Equipment
Electronics & Computers

Nikola Producing Battery-Electric Trucks, Fuel-Cell EVs Coming

Fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are a highway rarity despite decades of technology development. “When I was working in Europe 20 years ago, I was driving fuel-cell...

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Energy

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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Technical Innovation
Power

AGCO Goes Clean and Green with CORE75 Engine

New diesel ICE powertrains for on- and off-highway applications have been rolling out at a rapid pace over the past year. Navistar recently launched its clean-sheet S13 integrated powertrain...

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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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Manufacturing & Prototyping

E-Fueling for the Future

Synthetic and bio-based liquid “e-fuels” have in various forms enjoyed fits and starts of industry attention and R&D investment in recent years, but got the most significant boost ever in March 2023 when...

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Power

Handicapping the ‘Race Toward Zero’

Kelly Senecal did not set out to champion the multi-modal approach to vehicle carbon reduction. He’s the CEO of Covergent Science, a company specializing in computational fluid dynamics. A...

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Power

Kubota Engine High on HVO, Hydrogen and Hybrids

As part of its path to carbon neutrality, Kubota Engine engineers have developed a new 3.8-liter hydrogen engine that was introduced at CONEXPO 2023 in Las Vegas. The 4-cylinder...

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Test & Measurement

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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Technical Innovation
Energy

HD Hyundai Envisions Future of Sustainable Energy

HD Hyundai has lofty plans for the future of hydrogen propulsion and production. At CES 2023, the company made several announcements about its vision for “Ocean Transformation,”...

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Original Equipment
Green Design & Manufacturing

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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Connectivity

Perkins Tackles Decarbonization of Off-Highway Machines

Decarbonization is currently one of the biggest buzzwords in the off-highway sector. OEMs around the globe are now offering and researching solutions for their customers so that...

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Manned Systems

Quicker Pathways to Reduce Transportation’s Climate Impact

Current U.S. energy policies are laser-focused on addressing climate change – as they should be. Meanwhile, 2022’s soaring gasoline prices show that U.S. dependence on...

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Manned Systems

Time for Hydrogen

After decades of R&D, some false starts, and a smattering of low-volume production vehicles, hydrogen has emerged as a vital enabler for carbon reduction across the transportation sector. In gaseous form, our...

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