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Cummins & Paccar for New Class 6 PHEV

April 12, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Project Has $4.5 Million in U.S. DoE Support

Cummins is teaming with Paccar to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% compared with conventional Class 6 vehicles. The project is backed by a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. updated April 13


“When fully loaded, Class 6 vehicles weigh between approximately 19,000 and 26,000 pounds and typical examples include school buses or single axle work trucks,” Paccar says.

Team members include Kenworth and Peterbilt parent Paccar, and representatives from Ohio State University, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Argonne National Laboratory.

Class 6 Paccar-Kenworth T270.

Class 6 Paccar-Kenworth T270.

‘Close Integration and Control’

Cummins says that its researchers will select an engine to use as a battery-charging electric commercial vehicle range extender. “The range extender will be integrated, using advanced vehicle controls, with the electrified powertrain and other applicable technologies,” states a release.

“The close integration and control of the electrified powertrain with an appropriately selected engine is critically important to developing a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system,” Cummins R&D VP Wayne Eckerle says in a release.

‘A Wide Range of Drive Cycles’

“We believe that through the team’s efforts we can soon make these innovations commercially available, which has the potential to translate into substantial savings annually per vehicle, helping our customers and the environment.”

To meet the needs of a wide variety of commercial fleet operators, “the reduction of fuel consumption will be met or exceeded during a wide range of drive cycles,” Cummins says. Fuel reduction goals are to be achieved via optimization of the internal combustion engine operation, “and other technologies including intelligent transportation systems and electronic braking.”


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Source: Cummins with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

 

Dillon Transport Embraces CNG

June 16, 2015 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Half of Its Trucks and 60% of Its Miles on the Clean Fuel

Illinois-based Dillon Transport now operates about half of its 500-some-odd over-the-road trucks on compressed natural gas, and runs those CNG vehicles more heavily that the diesels in its fleet.
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Paccar Units’ New Natural Gas Trucks

March 31, 2014 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG-Fueled Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt 579 at MATS 2014

Paccar’s Kenworth and Peterbilt units showed new natural gas trucks at MATS 2014, last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky. The new heavy duty offerings are powered by the 11.9-liter ISX12 G engine from Cummins Westport.

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Freedom CNG to Open 2nd in Houston

March 20, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Public Station Will Serve Houston Distributing Company’s Peterbilts

Freedom CNG will open its second “truck friendly fast fill” compressed natural gas fueling station in Houston one week from today, on March 27. The public access facility will serve customers including Houston Distributing Company, which is deploying a new fleet of CNG-fueled Peterbilt 384 tractors. updated with station opening photo on March 28
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C Cross Eyes 50 NGVs to Haul Steel

November 19, 2012 in Fleet Order, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Linde Provided LNG for Successful South Carolina Trials

Mississippi-headquartered C Cross Transport is close to ordering 50 Paccar trucks for hauling steel in the Carolinas, following successful trials of a Peterbilt 389 with the Westport HD engine system. Liquefied natural gas fuel was supplied via a Linde mobile unit.
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C.R. England Eyes LNG Fleet Expansion

January 28, 2012 in Fleet Order, LNG, NGVs by rich  |  No Comments

Kenworth and its parent Paccar, and Paccar’s PacLease unit, reminded the world about C.R. England’s fleet of LNG-fueled Kenworth T800 trucks in the wake of President Obama’s visit to UPS in Las Vegas last week.

“As the LNG infrastructure grows, C.R. England plans to expand its current California fleet and introduce these power units in other areas of the country,” PacLease said.

‘As the LNG infrastructure grows, C.R. England plans to expand its current California fleet and introduce these power units in other areas of the country,’ says Kenworth-PacLease, supplier of Westport Innovations-powered T800 tractors.

‘As the LNG infrastructure grows, C.R. England plans to expand its current California fleet and introduce these power units in other areas of the country,’ says Kenworth-PacLease, supplier of Westport Innovations-powered T800 tractors.

C.R. England deployed five of the liquefied natural gas trucks last year (F&F, May 30). They were supplied by Inland Kenworth, are based out of Ontario, Calif., and ply routes similar to those used by UPS: Los Angeles to Salt Lake City.

The deal with PacLease preserves operator capital and eliminates maintenance and re-sale concerns, PacLease sales director Olen Hunter told F&F.


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