Engineering & Manufacturing
Caterpillar Hybrid Engine Concept Optimizes Machine Performance
The Cat C18 hybrid concept captures and re-uses surplus energy to help improve machine performance.
September 22, 2020
Scania Launches Commercial Electric Truck Range
September 15, 2020
Solaris Introduces New Mild Hybrid Bus
September 11, 2020
SANY Hybrid Reach Stacker Wins International Design Award
July 29, 2020
The Battery Show and Electric Vehicle Technology Expo Announce Virtual Event
July 23, 2020
New TE Connectivity Hybrid and Electric Mobility Solutions Kit
July 16, 2020
Heavy Equipment Markets are Down in 2020 and Hopes up for a Better 2021
Negative economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic have made 2020 a year to forget for most in the heavy equipment industries.
September 18, 2020
Sensors Play Critical Role in New ANSI Standard
Use of various sensor technologies will be necessary to meet the safety functions described by the new ANSI 92.20 standard.
September 14, 2020
The Pros and Cons of Industry Consolidation
Continued consolidation in the heavy-duty vehicle industry has helped address many complex technological challenges while also enhancing the OEM and supplier relationship.
August 31, 2020
Technology News Tracker: Engine Hybridization Gains Momentum
Development of hybrid engines continues to increase as manufacturers realize their potential to improve efficiency and reduce emissions.
July 10, 2020
Versatile Hybrid Power, Ready When You Need It
The shift toward lower horsepower engines with a variety of supplementary power source options for peak demands are ensuring equipment can always perform optimally.
May 8, 2020
Fuels & Fluids
Alternatively-Powered Vehicles Accounted for 15% of EU Bus Market in 2019
ACEA reports alternatively powered buses are continuing to gain more market share in Europe, with four of the five major EU markets recording double-digit losses in the diesel segment in 2019.
European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA)
April 23, 2020
P&H 2650CX Hybrid Shovel Ready for Market Launch
Field testing of the P&H 2650CX Hybrid Shovel has demonstrated a 40-50% reduction in fuel consumption compared to hydraulic excavators.
Komatsu Mining Corp. (formerly Joy Global Inc.)
April 22, 2020
Design & Engineering Insights: Caterpillar Introduces Hybrid Engine Concept
The Cat C18 hybrid concept engine provides opportunities to improve fuel consumption and emissions levels.
April 22, 2020
Design & Engineering Insights: Kubota Engine Details Micro-Hybrid Technology
Kubota Engine's Micro-Hybrid System supports the engine by delivering an additional electrical power boost of up to 10 kW.
April 15, 2020
Engineering & Manufacturing
New Danfoss Editron Digital Tools Aim to Help Increase Pace of Electrification
The new digital tools include an online calculator and 3D configurator to aid engineers with the design of electric and hybrid drive systems.
Danfoss - Danfoss Power Solutions
February 12, 2020
IFPE & CONEXPO
Keestrack to Highlight Hybrid and Electric Machines at CONEXPO 2020
Among the machines on display will be a full hybrid cone crusher and a plug-in hybrid jaw crusher.
December 19, 2019
STEYR Unveils Hybrid Concept Tractor
The design of the Konzept hybrid tractor focuses on the use of zero-emission powertrains, innovative drive solutions and a futuristic operator environment.
OEM Off-Highway Editorial Staff
November 12, 2019
DOE Partnering with U.S. Army to Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle
The fuel cell/battery hybrid truck will be provide a clean energy solution for emergency relief and disaster management efforts.
OEM Off-Highway Editorial Staff
October 10, 2019
Powertrain Optimization via Mixed Technologies
Hybrid systems pairing engines with electronics or other components enable efficiency gains and the transition toward alternatively powered machines.
August 6, 2019
New DOE Funding for Commercial Truck, Off-road Vehicle, and Gaseous Fuels Research
Research will focus on natural gas, biopower, and hydrogen; heavy-duty freight electrification; hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell technologies; and energy efficient off-road vehicles.
July 29, 2019
Electric Powertrains Added for CarSim and TruckSim 2019.1
Mechanical Simulation has extended the built-in modules of its software to now also simulate electric-only powertrains.
Mechanical Simulation Corp.
July 26, 2019
Hybrid Engines Entering the Market
July 12, 2019
Allison Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System Paired with Cummins Engines Receives CARB Certification
The model year 2019 Allison Hybrid 40/50 Electric Propulsion system is paired with the Cummins B6.7 and L9 diesel-electric hybrid engines used in transit buses and coaches.
June 3, 2019
Volvo Hybrid to Improve Fuel Efficiency up to 17%
The forthcoming EC300E Hybrid excavator’s boom-down motion charges energy-storing accumulators that are used to power the hydraulic pump.
Volvo Construction Equipment
May 1, 2019
Kubota BUEE Debuts Micro-Hybrid System at bauma 2019
The “Power Assist” Micro-Hybrid system supports the engine by delivering an additional electrical power boost of up to 10 kW.
Kubota Engine America Corp.
April 23, 2019
Perkins Presents New Hybrid Technologies on Three Engines at bauma 2019
The hybrid-electric, hybrid-mechanical and hybrid-hydraulic power technologies presented complement Perkins existing 0.5–18 L range of diesel engines.
Perkins Engines Company Limited
April 19, 2019
bauma 2019 Shines a Spotlight on Sustainability, Efficiency
Alternatively powered equipment and components aimed at improving efficiency and reducing emissions were among the highlights at this year’s show.
April 18, 2019
bauma News Tracker: Perkins Showcases Stage V and Hybrid Engines
April 10, 2019
bauma News Tracker: Kohler Presents Hybrid Energy Module
April 9, 2019
Mack Trucks Displays Second-Generation PHEV Class 8 Drayage Truck at CARB Showcase
The plug-in hybrid electric truck is based on a Mack Pinnacle axle back daycab and has been operating in revenue service with a customer drayage fleet for more than 12 months.
Mack Trucks Inc.
March 19, 2019
Electric and Autonomous Vehicles in Mining
The opportunities for electric vehicles are strong in heavy-duty industries like mining, construction and agriculture, even while the majority of applications demonstrated are in the on-highway industry.
Dr. Peter Harrop
March 6, 2019
Plug-in Hybrid Truck Powered by BorgWarner's Electric Motor
The 130 kW HVH e-motor offers the benefits of durability, good power density and the possibility of peak efficiencies of more than 95%.
February 26, 2019
JDPS Hybrid Products Surpass 1 Million Field Hours in John Deere Loaders
Utilizing John Deere Power Systems technology, the John Deere 644K and 944K Hybrid Wheel Loaders have collectively logged more than 1 million operating hours in the field.
John Deere Power Systems
February 18, 2019
Sustainable Technology Integration: Exploring Alternative Energy Solutions
This review highlights some of the key considerations when evaluating alternative energy/advanced technology solutions and their integration into commercial vehicles.
The Green Truck Association
December 13, 2018
February 13, 2019
February 14, 2019
From February 2019, the industrial vehicle industry will have an international exhibition that showcases nothing but the latest and next-generation components and technologies.
Electromobility and Driverless Vehicles to be Among Major Trends at bauma 2019
Electromobility and driverless vehicles are two areas that are increasingly gaining traction in the construction machinery industry, and will be a major highlight during the show.
December 3, 2018
Green Truck Summit 2019 Highlights Drive Toward Zero-Emission Work Trucks
UPS' President of Global Fleet Maintenance will present the keynote address.
November 26, 2018
Technology News Tracker: New Technology Debuts at EIMA 2018
November 14, 2018