Displaying items by tag: Fuel Economy

Detroit Connect Analytics Unlocks the Power of Fuel and Safety Data

PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced today that Detroit Connect Analytics has extended its services to additional truck models and can also be added to vehicles in the aftermarket. Analytics is now available to order as a new truck option or in the aftermarket on the new Freightliner Cascadia, original Cascadia and Western Star 5700 truck models spec’d with Detroit engines. Detroit Connect Analytics automatically translates critical fuel consumption and safety data, into interactive and easy-to-understand reports that provide actionable insights for increased vehicle and fleet performance.

Blue Bird Propane School Bus Certified as Ultra-Low NOx

The U.S. EPA and California Air Resources Board recently signed off on the Blue Bird Vision Propane school bus that is powered by a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel injection system and Ford 6.8L engine. They emit only 0.02 grams per brake horsepower hour, the lowest levels of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) that are available from any Class 4 through 7 propane vehicle.

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Reflection on 120 Years of Diesel

No doubt that some vehicles and niche applications will find electrification a good fit, but for the bulk of the diesel sectors of the economy, nothing comes close.

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High Resistance to Low Rolling Resistant Tires

Low rolling resistant tires, or LRRTs, were first developed for the over-the-road trucking industry in response to increased federal scrutiny over corporate average fuel economy for commercial vehicles. So why aren’t more school buses using them?

District Highlights Public CNG Station, Electric Buses

Public motorists east of Los Angeles can now fuel their CNG vehicles at a new Rialto Unified School District school bus facilit. They are also experiencing even better air quality, thanks to the district’s new all-electric buses.

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