Product Announcement: Proterra Power Control Systems

Product Announcement: Proterra Power Control Systems

Proterra introduced new high-power charging options this week to make a 100%-electric bus fleet more achievable. The Silicon Valley-based developer of heavy-duty battery electric vehicles and charging systems is offering a suite of high power DC chargers.

Renewable Natural Gas Could Help Fuel 15% of US Fleets

Renewable Natural Gas Could Help Fuel 15% of US Fleets

Renewable natural gas production is on the rise in the United States, but new research from the World Resources Institute shows the potential to help fuel heavy-duty trucks and buses is larger than previously thought.

Viking Line Adds Wind Power To Passenger Ship, Cutting Fuel Consumption

Viking Line Adds Wind Power To Passenger Ship, Cutting Fuel Consumption

In a World’s first, Viking Line equipped its passenger ship Viking Grace with a rotor sail for wind power. The rotor sail developed by Finnish company Norsepower is expected to cut fuel consumption and also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 900 metric tons annually.

DOE Releases Key Fuel Efficiency and Optimization Studies

DOE Releases Key Fuel Efficiency and Optimization Studies

The US Department of Energy just released two new studies related to fuel and engine co-optimization. One study identifies high-octane blendstocks for gasoline to create better performance. The other quantifies the fuel efficiency potential associated with different fuel properties. Both studies were completed by the … Read more…

Harvard University Sets Course To Be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2050

Harvard University Sets Course To Be Fossil-Fuel-Free by 2050

Harvard University seeks to be fossil-fuel-free by 2050, according to a new plan based on recommendations from a task force made up of students, faculty members, and senior administrators. “An analysis done by the task force found that the full scope of damages associated with … Read more…

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…

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