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A recent study conducted by Pike Research found that hybrid powertrains will find a home in some 300,000 medium- (MD) and heavy-duty (HD) trucks and buses by 2015. The study also finds that while North America currently leads the world in usage of hybrid trucks, Asia is expected to take the lead as early as next year and will probably never look back. Here are some of the study's highlights (some very specific):
Doug Scott is the marketing manager for Ford's truck division and he was the one who said "capability matters" when talking about the new 2009 F-150. That means he's chiefly responsible for trying to convince people to buy his employers trucks. In that capacity he has to convince people F-150s are better than Silverados, Rams and Tundras. The F-150 certainly has plenty of features including many that its competitors don't have. There is however one feature that is notable by its absence: a hybri
London trucking got a bit greener today as Daimler AG has delivered ten Fuso Canter Eco Hybrids to various customers in the city. The 7.5-ton hybrid trucks are expected to save about 15-percent in both fuel and carbon emissions using a diesel engine and electric drivetrain. The eight customers were specifically chosen to study what the economic benefits of the fuel savings could be, since all the trucks will be used in slightly different roles. Daimler hopes that it will become apparent after th
UPS, a company which already has twenty-five hybrid diesel electric commercial vehicles in operation, is expanding its fleet of green vehicles by ordering an additional two-hundred hybrid electric vehicles and three-hundred compressed natural gas vehicles from Daimler's Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC). This order will more than double Daimler's active fleet of commercial hybrids, as the German company currently has over one-hundred-sixty in service. We wonder if the two-million mi
Potential buyers interested in the upcoming Mahindra & Mahindra Appalachian pickup truck will get a sneak-peek of the new machine at the upcoming SAE World Congress, April 14-17 in Detroit, Michigan. The most interesting part of this news, though, is that the vehicle on display will sport a diesel/electric hybrid drivetrain, which could be the first and only such system sold in the U.S. The standard diesel Appalachian truck is expected to come with a 2.2-liter four cylinder diesel engine put
Hybrid technology is popular in passenger cars (and coming online in more and more models), delivery vehicles, and is slowly being introduced to SUVs and minivans (at least in Japan). But, if hybrid technology is going to become a serious option to reduce CO2 emissions, then the pickup market is where the growth needs to happen (the light hybrid Silverado and Sierra, now dead, don't count. Full hybrids of these will be coming next year), because so many trucks are sold in the US, says HybridCars
Who knew Wal-Mart wants to roll forward research on hybrid drivetrains for diesel trucks? We've been following Wal-Mart's forays into biodiesel and hydrogen for a while, but an announcement by ArvinMeritor, Inc. yesterday that they have been tapped by the retailing giant to develop a dual-mode, diesel-electric drivetrain for a Class 8 tractor caught us a little by surprise. Still, it's a very welcome surprise.
Green automobile technology and biofuels are worldwide news, but it’s true that AutoblogGreen is pretty focused on North America and Europe, but we love to post news about the goings on in other countries and areas (like Thailand, Zimbabwe, and Eastern Europe). That’s why this tidbit, about a hybrid delivery vehicle making the rounds in Mexico is totally welcome news.
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