Category: AltFuel

LISTEN: Podcast – PERC – A Focus on Propane

 Steve Henning, Executive Editor, CVBNetwork, sat down with Tucker Perkins, President and CEO of PERC – highlighting the versatility and necessity of Propane in the varied AltFuel Market – and how these powerhouse of a fuel works toward furthering “connecting the dots” in the commercial space. 

ALTFUEL | Connect for Success: Easing the Stress of Net-Zero Adoption

As the push towards climate-friendly commerce intensifies, business owners and commercial fleet managers find themselves at the forefront of a significant change—moving towards net-zero emissions. However, despite the clearly defined objective, the uncertainty about the process and fears about the associated complexities often create a high-stress environment for these professionals. Transitioning commercial vehicle fleets to net-zero emissions involves dealing with numerous issues, such as choosing the right vehicles, upgrading infrastructure, and organizing appropriate driver training. Financing these changes is another significant stress point, as is...

Hitachi and Penske launch large-scale electric truck charging pilot

Hitachi Energy’s Grid-eMotion® Fleet solution supports high-capacity charging for electric vehicles at major commercial truck depot in Stockton, California and paves way for sustainable transportation. Grid-eMotion® Fleet solution charging electric trucks at Penske truck depot California, March 19, 2023 – Hitachi America, Ltd. (Hitachi), Hitachi Energy, and Penske Truck Leasing today announced the launch of a large-scale, centralized electric truck charging solution. This groundbreaking project supports Penske’s electric truck deployments for its customers in the Stockton, California area. For this pilot initiative, Hitachi Energy has supplied Penske with its state-of-the-art...


Jake Obert, Senior Director of Sales and Kim Mathers, Vice President Product Marketing and Strategy, REE Automotive sat down with us the last day of Work Truck Week 2024 and discussed the P7C Cab Chassis, first time showing in the USA, as well as the highlights from their attendance!


Kaitlyn Deleary, Assistant Marketing Director and Clay Okabayashi, Director of Sales at Mullen Automotive sat down on the last day of Work Truck Week 2024 to showcase new and existing products and highlight the needs to come out to shows. Be sure to check out Mullen on NuPropel!

LISTEN: WTW24 | MOTIV PS | Jim Castelaz

Kristean von der Heiden, met up with Jim Castelaz , Founder and Chief Technology and Revenue Officer, Motiv PS at the 2024 Work Truck Week – Last year was such a great podcast, we sought out a recap of Motiv PS’ last year and more from Jim on why it is so important to come to Work Truck Week.

WTW24: Odyne Systems Awarded Department of Air Force SBIR Phase II

For Hybrid Electrification of Class 5 to 8 Non-Tactical Vehicles Pewaukee, WI – Odyne Systems, LLC announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR Phase II in the amount of $1,250,000.00 focused on Hybrid Electrification Technology for medium and heavy-duty Non-Tactical Vehicles (NTV) to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating...

NuPropel: The Mullen THREE, Class 3 EV Truck Now CARB Certified and Ready for Sale in All CARB States and District of Columbia

More great AltFuel Breaking News and Tools at NuPropel – powered by Work Truck Solutions Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer, announces the achievement of a key commercial EV milestone with its all-electric Class 3 low cab forward chassis truck, receiving certification from the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”). The certification is awarded to vehicle manufacturers who meet specific emissions standards in compliance with CARB regulations. The District of Columbia and 14 states, including California, have adopted vehicle standards under Section 177 of the Clean Air...

Driving Towards Clean Fuel: The Impact of Propane Autogas Conversion in Achieving Net Zero Emissions

First Published on Climate change and environmental sustainability are increasingly central concerns shaping both policy and practice across numerous sectors—notably, the transportation industry. As much as 29% of greenhouse gas emissions originate from transportation, urging the need for consideration of a transition to cleaner fuels. Federal and State Net Zero Mandates and Regulations Government policies substantially influence the adoption of non-diesel or alternate fuels. Both federal and state regulations are trending towards more robust support for alternative fuels to meet climate objectives. Although mandates can produce anxiety...

ALTFUEL: Trending- Integrated Fleet Management

Human beings are naturally drawn to whatever is currently of interest to their peers, the newest information on their feed, the best-sellers of anything. We want to know what’s trending now, especially trends that have an influence on the success of our business. As is the case with most trends, those within the commercial vehicle industry are reflections of multiple influences. What we’re seeing now is a confluence of unprecedented connectivity, the explosive emergence of AI, and the gradual uptick of EV adoption. This confluence...