Powertrain http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/33021/more en Motiv to power 13 all-electric school buses in zero-emission pilot http://fleetowner.com/running-green/motiv-power-13-all-electric-school-buses-zero-emission-pilot <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Motiv Power Systems, in partnership with Type-A school bus manufacturer Trans Tech, is bringing <a href="http://www.motivps.com/" target="_blank">zero-emission school buses</a> to the Sacramento region as local school districts lead the way in transitioning school bus fleets from diesel to all-electric.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/motiv-power-13-all-electric-school-buses-zero-emission-pilot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/motiv-power-13-all-electric-school-buses-zero-emission-pilot#comments Powertrain Equipment News Running Green Tue, 16 May 2017 15:07:00 +0000 218651 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Motiv Power Systems and&nbsp;Type-A school bus manufacturer Trans Tech are&nbsp;bringing zero-emission school buses to the Sacramento region.&nbsp;</p> Rapid advancements boost momentum for electric cargo vehicles http://fleetowner.com/running-green/rapid-advancements-boost-momentum-electric-cargo-vehicles <div class="field-deck"> Investments by OEMs are bringing costs lower, while increasing distances these vehicles can travel. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LONG BEACH, CA. Among of the many alternative fuels and power systems discussed throughout <a href="http://www.actexpo.com/" target="_blank">the Advanced Clean Transportation</a> (ACT) Expo, the strongest buzz may have surround electricity.</p> <p>&ldquo;There is light at the end of the tunnel with [electric vehicles],&rdquo; said Mike Casteel, director of fleet procurement for <a href="https://www.ups.com/" target="_blank">United Parcel Service</a> (UPS).</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/rapid-advancements-boost-momentum-electric-cargo-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/rapid-advancements-boost-momentum-electric-cargo-vehicles#comments Powertrain Equipment News Running Green Mon, 08 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000 217901 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Mike Casteel, director of fleet procurement for United Parcel Service, discusses electric vehicles during the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo. (ACT Expo photo)</p> Cummins Westport updates 2018 lineup of natural gas engines http://fleetowner.com/running-green/cummins-westport-updates-2018-lineup-natural-gas-engines <div class="field-deck"> OEM says the enhanced offerings are the lowest certified emissions engines on available in North America. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LONG BEACH, CA. <a href="http://www.cumminswestport.com">Cummins Westport Inc.</a> is updating and enhancing its lineup of model year 2018 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> engines, and will use the letter &ldquo;N&rdquo; to denote these models.</p> <p>The company, which made the announcement at the start of the <a href="http://www.actexpo.com">Alternative Clean Transportation Expo</a>, said its revamped engine lineup is aimed at regional haul, vocational and transit, school bus, and refuse applications.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/cummins-westport-updates-2018-lineup-natural-gas-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/cummins-westport-updates-2018-lineup-natural-gas-engines#comments Powertrain Equipment News Running Green Tue, 02 May 2017 08:41:00 +0000 217281 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Cummins Westport said its new ISX12N will be manufactured in Cummins&rsquo; heavy-duty engine plant in Jamestown, NY, seen here. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> XL Hybrids receives CARB executive order for Ford Transit conversions http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/xl-hybrids-receives-carb-executive-order-ford-transit-conversions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.xlhybrids.com/" target="_blank">XL Hybrids</a> announced it received a <a href="https://www.arb.ca.gov/homepage.htm" target="_blank">California Air Resources Board Executive Order</a> (CARB EO) allowing aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Transit cargo vans and passenger wagons to be upgraded with the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/xl-hybrids-receives-carb-executive-order-ford-transit-conversions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/xl-hybrids-receives-carb-executive-order-ford-transit-conversions#comments Powertrain Equipment News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:47:00 +0000 216471 at http://fleetowner.com Muncie Power expands torque motors line with MH Series http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/muncie-power-expands-torque-motors-line-mh-series <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Muncie Power Products, Inc. has expanded its line of low speed high torque motors with its latest addition &ndash; the MH Series.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.munciepower.com/mh" target="_blank">MH Series low speed high torque motor</a> is available in 16 displacement sizes. Its roller gerotor design reduces sliding friction between the rotor and stator. The roller gerotor design provides smooth performance, high efficiency and durability for low speed operation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/muncie-power-expands-torque-motors-line-mh-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/muncie-power-expands-torque-motors-line-mh-series#comments Powertrain Equipment News Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:16:00 +0000 216121 at http://fleetowner.com Building a global automated transmission strategy http://fleetowner.com/equipment/building-global-automated-transmission-strategy <div class="field-deck"> New 50/50 joint venture between Cummins and Eaton aims to eventually build global presence in automated transmission market. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The formation of Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies announced by <a href="http://www.eaton.com">Eaton Corp.</a> and truck engine partner <a href="http://www.cummins.com">Cummins Inc.</a> this &ndash; a <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cummins-eaton-form-amt-joint-venture">new 50/50 joint venture</a> to build automated mechanical transmissions (AMTs) for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles &ndash; is part of an effort by the two companies to begin building market share with a style of powertrain that&rsquo;s in high demand.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/building-global-automated-transmission-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/building-global-automated-transmission-strategy#comments Powertrain Equipment News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:52:00 +0000 215931 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Eaton&#39;s medium-duty Procision AMT, introduced in 2014, is going to be a key offering within the new Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies joint venture. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> BYD partners with San Francisco Goodwill http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/byd-partners-san-francisco-goodwill <div class="field-deck"> Partnership to bring zero-emission electric delivery trucks to Bay area. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.byd.com">BYD</a> announced it joined the California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and SF Goodwill on the launch of a new project that will bring 11 clean, zero-emission battery electric trucks to operate throughout the Bay Area communities of San Francisco, Redwood City and Burlingame.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/byd-partners-san-francisco-goodwill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/byd-partners-san-francisco-goodwill#comments Powertrain Equipment News Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:47:00 +0000 215921 at http://fleetowner.com <p>BYD, the California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and SF Goodwill launched a new project that will bring 11 clean, zero-emission battery electric trucks to operate throughout the Bay Area.</p> Photo courtesy of SF Goodwill An early look at variable engine-driven accessories http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/early-look-variable-engine-driven-accessories <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>For only the second time in our history we have we focused our resources on a technology &mdash; or in this case a family of technologies &mdash; that are not commercially available.</p> <p>We released our Confidence Report on Variable Engine-Driven Accessories because manufacturers are working hard on a making improvements in this area and we wanted to make sure you had some basic information. All of the items we studied put a load on the engine but do not help propel the vehicle down the road. Basically they rob the engine of power without helping move the vehicle.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/early-look-variable-engine-driven-accessories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/early-look-variable-engine-driven-accessories#comments Powertrain News Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:37:00 +0000 215301 at http://fleetowner.com Your move: The second step to propane autogas http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/your-move-second-step-propane-autogas <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Timing is everything, and in my <a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/your-move-first-step-propane-autogas">last post</a>, we touched on why now is a good time for fleet owners to transition diesel vehicles to clean-burning, American-made propane autogas. Propane can cut operating costs by an average of 40 percent compared to conventional fuels.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/your-move-second-step-propane-autogas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/your-move-second-step-propane-autogas#comments Powertrain News Mon, 03 Apr 2017 12:56:00 +0000 213121 at http://fleetowner.com Eaton appoints new vehicle group president http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/eaton-appoints-new-vehicle-group-president <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Power management company Eaton announced Jo&atilde;o V. Faria has been appointed president of <a href="http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/index.htm" target="_blank">Eaton&rsquo;s Vehicle Group</a>, effective May 1. He will succeed Kenneth F. Davis, who announced he will retire on Aug. 1. Faria will report to Uday Yadav, chief operating officer, Industrial Sector.</p> <p>In this role, Faria will be responsible for the company&rsquo;s vehicle business, which manufactures engine air management, traction control, fluid conveyance and powertrain products for passenger and commercial vehicles.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/eaton-appoints-new-vehicle-group-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/eaton-appoints-new-vehicle-group-president#comments Powertrain News Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:51:00 +0000 215111 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Jo&atilde;o V. Faria</p>