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Last Wednesday Wrightspeed rolled out the first commercial application of a range-extended electric refuse truck with its partner company in Sonoma County, Calif. During a press conference, Wrightspeed, the manufacturer of range-extended electric vehicle (REV) powertrains for heavy-duty applications, delivered a Class 8 Freightliner to partner The Ratto Group, a Santa Rosa, Calif.-based refuse, yard […]

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Improvements in fuel economy, adoption of alternative powertrains, and increasing government mandates, will help reduce emissions and increase efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, a new Navigant Research report finds. In the United States, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) use more than a quarter of all fuel burned annually, according to Navigant Research. MHDVs make […]

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Large semi-trucks employing conductive technology can cruise along in the right lane of a 1.2-mile stretch of the E16 highway outside the city of Gävle, close to the Baltic Sea in central Sweden, using electric power. Called the eHighway, when the big rigs exit the test area they automatically revert to their diesel plug-in hybrid […]

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