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    Daimler, DOE, Maryland deploy 143 heavy-duty Freightliner hybrid trucks

    Daimler Trucks North America, along with the U.S, Department of Energy (DOE) and the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), will deploy 143 heavy-duty Freightliner hybrid vehicles under the Maryland Hybrid Truck Initiative (MHTI). MHTI will utilize a $5.9-million grant received through the ...

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    Morgan Olson wraps Enova, Tesla tech in walk-in van package for Freightliner

    After hooking up with Enova Systems for an electric drivetrain and with Tesla Motors for a battery pack, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) has now teamed with Morgan Olson to create an appropriate walk-in van (WIV) body to wrap the entire package in. Dubbed the MT-EV, the new clean ...

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    Tesla Motors battery pack goes to work... in a walk-in van

    Freightliner Custom Chassis walk-in van – Click above for high-res image gallery
    That Daimler deal with Tesla Motors is defying early skepticism and starting to bear fruit in the shape of a boxy walk-in-van (WIV). The all-electric truck chassis we told you their subsidiary Freightliner ...

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    UPS' hybrid-electric vans reduce fuel use by 29%, cost per mile by 15%

    UPS and its competitors at FedEx and DHL have all been testing a variety of hybrid drive delivery vans for several years now. Recently, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory completed a twelve-month evaluation of six hybrid vans being used by UPS in the Phoenix, Arizona area and the results ...

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    Freightliner's ecoFRED motorhome chassis now ready for orders

    Freightliner is now taking orders for its new ecoFred motorhome chassis, the first of its kind in the large RV market. The new chassis uses a Cummins 6.7-liter diesel inline-6 with an Eaton automated-manual transmission. In between the auto-clutch and the gearbox is a motor-generator that ...

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    Electric Vehicle International opens California headquarters, launches new lineup

    When we last heard from Electric Vehicles International (EVI) they were displaying a trio of trucks at the Work Truck Show in Chicago that they had electrified at their facility in Mexico. Fast forward 7 months and we find none other than Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on hand for the grand ...

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    Freightliner and Enova to develop all-electric truck chassis

    It seems as though the entry of newcomers Modec and Smith Electric Vehicles (and maybe even Boulder Electric Vehicles) into the North American electric truck market has prompted Freightliner to set about putting their own all-electric chassis together. To help speed things along, they have ...

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    Daimler introduces new Freightliner natural gas truck

    Daimler's Freightliner truck division is expanding its natural gas offerings with a new Business Class M2 112 NG chassis. The first five chassis are being delivered to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles where they will be used in the drayage fleet. The trucks are powered by Cummins Westport ...

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    Freightliner introduces first hybrid truck for HazMat transport

    Daimler Truck North America's Freightliner division has collaborated with Eaton to produce the first hybrid truck for hazardous material transport. The first Freightliner Business Class M2e is going to propane distribution company Pennington Gas Service. Freightliner has been offering the Eaton ...

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    Freightliner unveils big rig concept showcasing future technology

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Freightliner Innovation Truck
    Daimler Trucks North America has used the Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky to release its latest concept in commercial-grade hauling. The Innovation Truck concept takes the fuel-saving innovations introduced on the ...

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    Freightliner launches hybrid motorhome chassis

    At the National RV trade show, Freightliner Custom Chassis is introducing what is claimed to be the first hybrid electric Class A motorhome chassis. The ecoFRED (not a typo) chassis is equipped with Eaton's heavy duty hybrid electric system. Prototype motorhomes with the new chassis built by ...

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    Daimler shows 16 eco-friendly trucks and buses

    Daimler-Benz's branch for buses and industrial trucks (Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses) has introduced 16 new buses and trucks with different driving systems and "greener" fuels. This introduction follows the manufacturer's guidelines to reducing emissions and fuel consumption. These vehicles ...


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