Electric System Turns Diesel Engine Trucking Fleets Into Hybrids

Electric System Turns Diesel Engine Trucking Fleets Into Hybrids

A new electric system converts long-haul diesel trucking fleets into hybrid ones and promises up to 30% fuel and emissions savings. Called 6X4HE, the patented system from Pittsburgh-based Hyliion can be used on new or existing Class 8 trucks, according to the company. Hyliion’s self-contained … Read more…

Toyota’s First Net Zero Dealership Set for Corvallis, OR

Toyota’s First Net Zero Dealership Set for Corvallis, OR

Toyota says that its dealership in Corvallis, OR, will be the car maker’s first Certified Net Zero Energy Automotive Dealership when it opens. The press release says that the architect – Gensler – will collect data to enable the building, when complete, to gain LEED Platinum certification. … Read more…

FAA Pays to Upgrade Airport Hangar Heating

FAA Pays to Upgrade Airport Hangar Heating

The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) in Maine has received $1.558,098 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to upgrade two hangars at the Brunswick Executive Airport, according to Mainebiz.com. The funding, the story says, was awarded through the FAA’s Military Airport Program. It will cover installation … Read more…

Electric Vehicles: Big Benefits, Big Challenges

Electric Vehicles: Big Benefits, Big Challenges

Energy managers and facility managers should think about electric vehicles on two levels. The first is practical: How will the organization set up charging stations and handle the increased energy load that will result? In the longer term, companies need to maximize this potent new approach to transportation.

Drama Aside, Tesla’s Acquisition of SolarCity Makes Sense

Drama Aside, Tesla’s Acquisition of SolarCity Makes Sense

Whether it closes or not, Tesla’s proposed acquisition of SolarCity is a tangible example of how technology crosses industry borders. Musk and Tesla, of course, made their biggest mark in the electric vehicle arena, not building energy management. But a key element of Tesla’s portfolio – advanced batteries – is increasingly important in buildings, which seldom go for a Sunday drive.

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