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Siemens eHighway Runs for SoCal Ports

November 17, 2017 in CNG, Electric Drive, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

One-Mile Demo Line with Three Heavy Trucks in Carson,
TransPower and Volvo-Mack for the Electric-Drive Vehicles

A diesel-hybrid truck by developed Volvo-Mack, and a battery-electric truck and CNG-fueled hybrid-electric truck developed by TransPower are taking part in the Siemens-led, SCAQMD-backed eHighway project.



A long-discussed idea to use overhead catenary lines to power trucks exiting Southern California’s big ports is moving closer to fruition: Siemens reports that America’s first “eHighway” demonstration is running, with three different heavy duty, electric-drive trucks “hauling freight.”
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Parker Says RunWise May Satisfy the EPA

October 2, 2015 in event, Fleet Order, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hydraulic Hybrid Reduces Emission and Fuel Use, Manufacturer Says,
As It Seeks to Offer the Drive in More Trucks with More Engine Options

Heavy duty vehicle manufacturers worried about the federal government’s sweeping new greenhouse gas-fuel use reduction rules need look no further than RunWise hydraulic hybrid drive, already commercially available on Autocar refuse trucks, says developer Parker Hannifin.
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Omnitek for CNG Refuse Trucks

June 26, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Southern California Firm Is Converting Mack 12-Liter Engines

San Marcos, Calif.-based Omnitek Engineering (OBB:OMTK) reports an agreement “with one of the nation’s leading refuse collection companies” to convert 21 diesel refuse trucks to compressed natural gas under an Experimental Permit issued by the California Air Resources Board.
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