Powertrain http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/33021/more en From mechanical to smart devices: Trucking's one-way street http://fleetowner.com/technology/mechanical-smart-devices-truckings-one-way-street <div class="field-deck"> Eaton-Cummins joint venture's new Endurant automated transmission follows industry's biggest trend </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>MARSHALL, MI. The all-new flagship heavy duty transmission that's come from Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, the Endurant, is "like what you're seeing across our industry — mechanical devices are all becoming smart devices." And in more ways than one, that transition in trucking to smart, connected devices that once upon a time were mechanical things is a one-way, no-turning-back proposition.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/mechanical-smart-devices-truckings-one-way-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/mechanical-smart-devices-truckings-one-way-street#comments Trucks Powertrain News Technology Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:08:00 +0000 228921 at http://fleetowner.com <p>But for the yellow parking brake control, if this Peterbilt&nbsp;579 equipped with Endurant automated transmission from the Eaton-Cummins joint venture (note right-hand shift stalk) looks very carlike&nbsp;to you, that&#39;s no accident. It drives that way, too.&nbsp;<em>(Photo: Aaron Marsh / Fleet Owner)</em></p> Motiv to power all-electric L.A. garbage trucks http://fleetowner.com/emissions/motiv-power-all-electric-la-garbage-trucks <div class="field-deck"> Zero-emission trucks to have enough power for a full day of residential garbage and recycling routes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Coming off a recent announcement on California&rsquo;s first all-electric refuse vehicle (ERV) heading to Sacramento, Motiv Power Systems&rsquo; is deploying two zero-emission refuse trucks to the City of Los Angeles.</p> <p>As a continuation of a demonstration project funded by the California Energy Commission, these Class-8 ERVs use the Motiv All-Electric Powertrain to drive a Crane Carrier chassis, with an automated side-loader body built by Amrep.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/emissions/motiv-power-all-electric-la-garbage-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/emissions/motiv-power-all-electric-la-garbage-trucks#comments Trucks Emissions Powertrain News Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:33:00 +0000 228891 at http://fleetowner.com Allison unveils xFE models for its 1000 Series and 2000 Series http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/allison-unveils-xfe-models-its-1000-series-and-2000-series <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.allisontransmission.com/" target="_blank">Allison Transmission</a> announced availability of its latest fuel economy technology for its 1000 Series and 2000 Series. Referred to as xFE, designating extra fuel economy, the fully automatic bus and truck transmissions have demonstrated improvements up to 7%, according to the company.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/allison-unveils-xfe-models-its-1000-series-and-2000-series" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/allison-unveils-xfe-models-its-1000-series-and-2000-series#comments New Products Powertrain News Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:41:00 +0000 228381 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Allison Transmission released its latest fuel economy technology for its 1000 Series and 2000 Series. <strong>(Photo: Allison Transmission)</strong></p> Eaton Endurant available for Peterbilt 579, 567 models http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/eaton-endurant-available-peterbilt-579-567-models <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.peterbilt.com/" target="_blank">Peterbilt</a> announced the availability of the new 12-speed Eaton Endurant transmission in Models 579 and 567.</p> <p>Available with the Cummins X15 Efficiency series engine in ratings up to 510-hp and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque, the Endurant will service vehicles in regional and line-haul applications up to 110,000 lbs. GVW.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/eaton-endurant-available-peterbilt-579-567-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/eaton-endurant-available-peterbilt-579-567-models#comments Trucks Powertrain News Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:10:00 +0000 228111 at http://fleetowner.com Navistar, VW to develop new diesel engines, medium-duty electric truck http://fleetowner.com/new-products/navistar-vw-develop-new-diesel-engines-medium-duty-electric-truck <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>ATLANTA - <a href="http://www.navistar.com/navistar/" target="_blank">Navistar International Corp.</a> said it plans to develop fully integrated diesel big bore powertrains in conjunction with <a href="https://www.volkswagenag.com/en/InvestorRelations/T_B.html" target="_blank">Volkswagen Truck &amp; Bus</a> for the North American market in 2021.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/new-products/navistar-vw-develop-new-diesel-engines-medium-duty-electric-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/new-products/navistar-vw-develop-new-diesel-engines-medium-duty-electric-truck#comments Economics New Products Powertrain Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:08:00 +0000 227131 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Andreas&nbsp;Renschler&nbsp;(left), CEO of Volkswagen Truck &amp; Bus, with&nbsp;Troy A. Clarke,&nbsp;Navistar&rsquo;s chairman, president, and CEO.<em>&nbsp;(Photo: Jim Mele/Fleet Owner)</em></p> Eaton Cummins releases Endurant AMT for linehaul trucks http://fleetowner.com/trucks/eaton-cummins-releases-endurant-amt-linehaul-trucks <div class="field-deck"> New 12-speed automated manual transmission (AMT) goes into production October 16 and will be initially mated to the new 2017 Cummins X15 family of heavy-duty engines. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>ATLANTA. The <a href="http://www.eatoncumminsjv.com/">Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies</a> joint venture, formed between Eaton Corp. and engine maker Cummins <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cummins-eaton-form-amt-joint-venture">just last April</a>, introduced its first product here at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show: a 12-speed AMT dubbed the &ldquo;<a href="http://www.eatoncumminsjv.com/endurant">Endurant</a>.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/trucks/eaton-cummins-releases-endurant-amt-linehaul-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/trucks/eaton-cummins-releases-endurant-amt-linehaul-trucks#comments Trucks Powertrain News Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:34:00 +0000 227011 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Eaton Cummins GM Scott Davis (left) and CTO Gerard DeVito unveiling the 12-speed Endurant AMT. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Massachusetts adds XL Hybrids tech to fleet http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/massachusetts-adds-xl-hybrids-tech-fleet <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>XL Hybrids&#39; <a href="http://www.xlhybrids.com/" target="_blank">XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System</a> will be installed in 52 vehicles that serve five Massachusetts state agency fleets.</p> <p>The hybrid-electric vehicles will be used by the state&#39;s Department of Conservation and Recreation, Environmental Police, Department of Correction, Department of Developmental Services, and Department of Youth Services. The XL Hybrids upgrades were made possible by support from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/massachusetts-adds-xl-hybrids-tech-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/massachusetts-adds-xl-hybrids-tech-fleet#comments Trucks Emissions Infrastructure Powertrain Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:12:00 +0000 226601 at http://fleetowner.com <p>This Massachusetts fleet vehicle has&nbsp;been installed with the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System. <em><strong>(Photo: XL Hybrids)</strong></em></p> Lead ain't dead — not yet http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/lead-aint-dead-not-yet <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>I&#39;m attending a conference outside Detroit, MI this week. It&#39;s The Battery Show and the Electric &amp; Hybrid Vehicle Technology Conference. Not surprising, there is an overwhelming number of presentations on batteries. The show floor is filled with people that provide materials for batteries, test equipment for batteries in engineering (not the dealerships), engineering services of all types, equipment for manufacturing batteries, some new concepts in packaging, high volume manufacturers and low-volume custom manufacturers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/lead-aint-dead-not-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/lead-aint-dead-not-yet#comments IdeaXchange Powertrain News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:29:00 +0000 226301 at http://fleetowner.com Kenworth T680 with PACCAR MX engine to join SuperTruck II project http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/kenworth-t680-paccar-mx-engine-join-supertruck-ii-project <div class="field-deck"> PACCAR joins four other SuperTruck II teams working to more than double the freight efficiency of Class 8 trucks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> announced that it will collaborate with the PACCAR Technical Center and DAF Trucks NV to develop advancements in Class 8 truck aerodynamics, engine and powertrain efficiencies with $8 million in year-one funding provided by the <a href="http://www.energy.gov/eere/vehicles/vehicle-technologies-office" target="_blank">Vehicle Technologies Office of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SuperTruck II program</a>. Other partners include Eaton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Mississippi State University, and AVL.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/kenworth-t680-paccar-mx-engine-join-supertruck-ii-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/kenworth-t680-paccar-mx-engine-join-supertruck-ii-project#comments Emissions Powertrain News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:08:00 +0000 226271 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Kenworth announced it will develop advancements in Class 8 truck aerodynamics, engine and powertrain efficiencies as part of DOE&#39;s&nbsp;SuperTruck II program. <em>(Photo: Kenworth)</em></p> San Bernardino receives electric buses powered by Motiv http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/san-bernardino-receives-electric-buses-powered-motiv <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD) in San Bernardino County, California recently received two all-electric, zero-emission, Starcraft eQuest XL school buses from Creative Bus Sales Inc. and powered by <a href="http://www.motivps.com/" target="_blank">all-electric powertrains from Motiv Power Systems</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/san-bernardino-receives-electric-buses-powered-motiv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/san-bernardino-receives-electric-buses-powered-motiv#comments Emissions Powertrain News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:47:00 +0000 226211 at http://fleetowner.com <p>All-electric, zero-emission school bus&nbsp;from Creative Bus Sales Inc.&nbsp;powered by all-electric powertrains from Motiv Power Systems.</p>