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Massachusetts More for EVs: $2 Million

April 7, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, MATS 2014, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Governor Announces Additional Money for Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has allocated an additional $2 million to the state’s Mor-EV electric vehicle rebate program, which provides up to $2,500 to Massachusetts residents who buy or lease clean electric vehicles.

Agility Shows New Side-Mount at MATS

March 28, 2014 in CNG, MATS 2014, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG Assembly Is Safer, and Can Be Filled More Quickly

Agility Fuel Systems unveiled its next-generation side-mount compressed natural gas fuel cylinder assembly at the Mid-America Truck Show in Kentucky. “This highly engineered CNG system has been tailored to the industry’s requirements for longer range in trucking and quick, easy installation on the production line,” Agility says.

Freightliner CNG Sleeper at MATS

March 25, 2014 in CNG, MATS 2014, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Features for Cascadia 113 Natural Gas

Freightliner will show a Cascadia 113 Natural Gas tractor at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville this week – it’s the first trade show display of a CNG Cascadia with the 48-inch sleeper cab that’s just gone into full production. The truck is powered by the 400-horsepower version of the ISX12 G engine by Cummins Westport.


The latest CNG Cascadia has a 10-speed manual transmission and 140 DGE capacity factory-installed compressed natural gas fuel tanks with capacity of 140 DGE – 100 diesel gallon equivalents back-of-cab and 40 DGE on the left-hand rail.

“We also just announced the addition of Meritor WABCO’s OnGuard collision avoidance system on our Cascadia natural gas tractors when spec’d with a manual transmission,” advises product marketing manager Greg Treinen.

The truck is being unveiled at 4pm Wednesday.

MATS 2014 runs March 27-29 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

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Source: Fleets & Fuels inquiry with Freightliner

Walmart to Make Wave at MATS

March 25, 2014 in Hybrids, MATS 2014, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Series Hybrid Peterbilt with Capstone Turbine, Parker Hannifin Motors

A Walmart truck with a series hybrid electric drive is to be shown by development partner Great Dane Trailers at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville this week.

CAP’s C15 Legacy Peterbilt at MATS

March 20, 2014 in Dual Fuel, MATS 2014, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

500-Horsepower Dual Fuel Engine Offered in a Glider,
Marks Debut of Axiom CNG Tank Arrays by NatGasCar

Clean Air Power is spreading the word that it will bring a Peterbilt 389 with a 15-liter Caterpillar engine outfitted for natural gas-diesel dual fuel operation to next week’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky. The vehicle for the MATS ride-and-drive, from Hunter Truck Sales of Butler, Pa. has a new Axiom brand compressed natural gas fuel cylinder array from Ohio’s NatGasCar.

Volvo Alt Fuel Trio at MATS 2014

March 18, 2014 in CNG, Companies, Conference/Meeting, DME, LNG, MATS 2014 by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG, LNG and DME at Next Week’s Show in Louisville

Volvo Trucks has promised to bring its full range of heavy duty vehicles to the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. next week. The company’s display is to include 12 vehicles spanning the regional haul, long haul, heavy haul and vocational segments of the Class 8 market.

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