Announcements from the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo, held at the Long Beach Convention Center in California.
ACT Expo brings together vehicle and engine manufacturers, fleet operators, infrastructure and fuel providers, Clean Cities coordinators, technology developers and policymakers. Visit www.actexpo.com for more.
Kenworth Green Truck Lineup
Four alternative fuel trucks were showcased by Kenworth Truck Company, including the T370 diesel-electric hybrid, which the manufacturer says helps enhance fuel economy by up to 50 percent in utility and service operations.
Also on display was a Kenworth T660 CNG truck equipped with the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine, a Kenworth T440 CNG mixer equipped with the 8.9-liter Cummins Westport ISL G engine and a Kenworth T800 LNG tractor with a 15-liter Westport HD engine.
“The ACT Expo is an important opportunity to demonstrate Kenworth’s continuing commitment to alternative fuel trucks, which are gaining increasing attention among vocational and medium-duty fleets,” said Michelle Harry, Kenworth powertrain marketing manager. “Kenworth’s alternative fuel product line features compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas, and diesel-electric hybrids.”
Visit www.kenworth.com for more.
Daimler Trucks North America Alternative Fuel Options
A number of natural gas-powered models were put on display by Daimler Trucks North America. Included were the Freightliner Cascadia 113-inch BBC day cab equipped with a Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine, along with a Freightliner 114SD setback axle CNG-powered dump truck, a Freightliner Business Class M2 112 LNG tractor and a Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation CNG walk-in van chassis. In addition, a Freightliner Business Class M2 106 hybrid, an FCCC all-electric walk-in van and an FCCC hydraulic hybrid walk-in van were showcased by DTNA.
“The breadth of our alternative fuel product offerings is in response to market feedback,” said David Hames, general manager, marketing and strategy for DTNA. “Customers in every segment want environmentally friendly solutions that enhance performance and we can meet that demand.”
Visit www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com for more.
ROUSH CleanTech on Display
A Ford E-450 cutaway fueled by propane autogas and owned by National Bus Sales, and Ford E-450 shuttle bus, F-250 pickup and E-250 cargo van models were displayed by the company at ACT Expo and made available for test drives.
Vehicles fueled with propane autogas emit significantly fewer greenhouse gases and smog-producing hydrocarbons, and virtually eliminate particulate matter when compared to conventional fuels, the company noted. All ROUSH CleanTech vehicles are certified to meet Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board guidelines.
Visit www.roushcleantech.com for more.