Alt fuel news roundup – Work Truck Show edition: 3/7/13

There have been numerous headlines about the transportation and automotive industry this week with the NTEA Work Truck Show in full swing. Here is the latest news affecting your truck fleet, straight out of Indianapolis:

  • First, the top news yesterday was from our friends at ROUSH CleanTech, who are helping DISH Network add 200 propane-powered vehicles to its fleet. Wow, that will add up to a lot of fuel cost savings and a ton (or should be say literally TONS) of displaced greenhouse gas emissions!

  • Ford also says it believes truck and van sales will get a boost in the coming years.

  • Speaking of natural gas: Love’s Travel Stops is planning to open eight new CNG filling stations in Texas. The locations will be in an area known as the “Texas Triangle” along highways between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

  • Echo Automotive, a technology developer that converts vehicles into fuel-efficient hybrids and plug-in hybrids debuted the first-ever, detailed and full-size “EchoDrive” chassis display.

  • Mack Trucks unveiled a new medium-duty truck optimized for municipalities, landscapers and small contractors.

  • Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide is now presenting a “bolt-on kit” to convert medium-duty trucks to run on compressed natural gas.

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