Powertrain http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/33021/more en Cummins plans electrified powertrain system in 2019 http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-plans-electrified-powertrain-system-2019 <div class="field-deck"> City buses will likely be the first vehicles equipped with this new technology, the OEM’s executives said. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>During a conference call this week with reporters, engine maker Cummins&rsquo; executive director of electrification business development Julie Furber said that the OEM plans to have a fully electrified powertrain system on the road by the end of 2019.</p> <p>She said that transit buses in cities globally would likely be the first vehicles to have the new technology. Other top executives said other industrial and commercial uses would follow.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-plans-electrified-powertrain-system-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-plans-electrified-powertrain-system-2019#comments Powertrain News Running Green Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:38:00 +0000 220781 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Cummins expects to offer an electric powertrain in two years. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Muncie Power updates current products http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/muncie-power-updates-current-products <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.munciepower.com/">Muncie Power Products</a> announced it has updated its current products &ndash; the 82 Series, CS40/41 Series and CS10/11 Series power take-offs &ndash; within the last year.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/muncie-power-updates-current-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/muncie-power-updates-current-products#comments Powertrain Equipment News Fri, 09 Jun 2017 14:23:00 +0000 220371 at http://fleetowner.com LoadHandler offers new alternators, starters for medium-, heavy-duty vehicles http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/loadhandler-offers-new-alternators-starters-medium-heavy-duty-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.loadhandlerproducts.com/" target="_blank">LoadHandler Power Products</a> announced its all makes starter and alternator line now offers six new alternators and starters in a variety of application configurations to provide new, drop-in replacement coverage for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/loadhandler-offers-new-alternators-starters-medium-heavy-duty-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/loadhandler-offers-new-alternators-starters-medium-heavy-duty-vehicles#comments Powertrain Equipment News Mon, 05 Jun 2017 12:08:00 +0000 219841 at http://fleetowner.com Cummins B6.7, L9 engines compatible with renewable diesel http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-b67-l9-engines-compatible-renewable-diesel <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Cummins Inc. announced its <a href="http://www.cumminsengines.com/" target="_blank">B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engine platforms</a> are compatible with paraffinic renewable diesel fuels meeting the EN 15940 specification. Both on-highway and off-highway versions of the B6.7 and L9 platforms and all vintages are approved to use paraffinic diesel fuels in North America.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-b67-l9-engines-compatible-renewable-diesel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-b67-l9-engines-compatible-renewable-diesel#comments Powertrain News Wed, 31 May 2017 14:52:00 +0000 219631 at http://fleetowner.com Daimler recalls nearly 700 Freightliner, Western Star trucks http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/daimler-recalls-nearly-700-freightliner-western-star-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com/" target="_blank">Daimler Trucks North America</a> is recalling approximately 698 model year 2017 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> Cascadia and 2017 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/western-star-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Western Star</a></span> 5700 trucks equipped with NFD tandem rear axles.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/daimler-recalls-nearly-700-freightliner-western-star-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/daimler-recalls-nearly-700-freightliner-western-star-trucks#comments Powertrain Equipment News Tue, 30 May 2017 18:33:00 +0000 219551 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Daimler Trucks North America is recalling nearly 700 model year 2017 Freightliner Cascadia and 2017 Western Star 5700 trucks equipped with NFD tandem rear axles, the NHTSA reports.&nbsp;</p> Texas poised to be next to allow autonomous testing http://fleetowner.com/technology/texas-poised-be-next-allow-autonomous-testing <div class="field-deck"> No driver will be required for trials on public roads. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Texas is poised to become the next state to allow testing of fully autonomous vehicles on public roads after the state&rsquo;s legislature approved a bill creating the basic framework manufacturers will need to follow.</p> <p>The legislation was passed by the House on May 20. That approval came several weeks after the Senate unanimously approved the measure. If signed by Gov. Greg Abbott (R), the law would take effect on Sept. 1.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/texas-poised-be-next-allow-autonomous-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/texas-poised-be-next-allow-autonomous-testing#comments Powertrain News Regulations Technology Tue, 30 May 2017 10:53:00 +0000 219461 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A bill approved by the Texas legislature paves the way for testing of fully autonomous vehicles on public roads. <em>(Photo by Daimler)</em></p> Lawsuit alleges GM cheated on diesel emissions tests http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/lawsuit-alleges-gm-cheated-diesel-emissions-tests <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A lawsuit filed in a U.S. District Court in Detroit alleges that automaker General Motors cheated on government diesel emissions tests.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/lawsuit-alleges-gm-cheated-diesel-emissions-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/lawsuit-alleges-gm-cheated-diesel-emissions-tests#comments HD Pickup & Van Powertrain Equipment News Fri, 26 May 2017 13:47:00 +0000 219411 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A lawsuit alleges that GM pickup trucks with Duramax diesel engines (shown above in production)&nbsp;include three devices that are rigged to allow more pollution on the road than during treadmill tests in the Environmental Protection Agency laboratory.&nbsp;</p> 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>