ACT Research: North American CV Production Continues to Grow, with Diesel Power Dominating but Engine Configuration Demand Shifting

Posted on 03. Dec, 2018 by in Alternative Fuels, Engines, Press Releases

According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, but changes in demand for straight trucks and tractors will impact the type of diesel engines ordered. Tom Rhein, President of Rhein Associates commented, “Tractors […]

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ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Down 28% YTD August 2018

Posted on 19. Oct, 2018 by in Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas, Press Releases

US and Canadian Natural Gas Class 8 truck retail sales rose 13% in 2017, but shed 28% year-to-date through August 2018, according to a recent quarterly report (Natural Gas & Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2017 were flat year-over-year. “On a nominal basis, natural gas retail sales […]

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ACT Research: China’s CV Truck Market Softening; Bus Markets Flat, Supported by Demand for New Energy Units Amid Environmental Concerns

Posted on 27. Sep, 2018 by in Alternative Fuels, China, Press Releases

While not impacting each commercial vehicle segment every year, structural changes within China’s CV market are expected to exert downward pressure through 2022, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China’s State Information Center (SIC). The Outlook includes an overview of the China economy and a review […]

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ACT Research: Diesel Remains the Fuel of Choice for HDT Use, But Alternative Fuel Offerings Continue to Grow for Specific Applications

Posted on 05. Sep, 2018 by in Alternative Fuels, Engines, Natural Gas, Press Releases

The news media has been active presenting new, electric vehicle product offerings for light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles (CVs) and buses. These headlines could easily lead one to believe the industry is on the verge of going electric, but timing, application, use/applicability and costs remain big question marks. The latest NA On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK […]

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ACT Research: Electrification to Make Inroads into the North American Commercial Vehicle Market – Unit Sales to Top 100,000 by 2035

Posted on 06. Aug, 2018 by in Alternative Fuels, Press Releases

ACT Research released its landmark study, Commercial Vehicle Electrification: To Charge or Not To Charge, to charter subscribers earlier this summer and is now making this report available to the public. Driven by a combination of advances in battery technology, environmental considerations and government policy, and the potential for significant operational cost savings, commercial electric […]

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ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Down 18% YTD May 2018

Posted on 27. Jul, 2018 by in Alternative Fuels, Press Releases

US and Canadian Natural Gas Class 8 truck retail sales rose 13% in 2017, but shed 18% year-to-date through May 2018. Sales from January through May 2017 were down 14% from the first five months of the previous year. “As we can see from the year-to-date data in 2017, it isn’t unexpected that sales at […]

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ACT Research: Bus Electrification Set for Panel Discussion at Upcoming Seminar

Posted on 26. Jun, 2018 by in Alternative Fuels, Press Releases

ACT Research’s 59th commercial vehicle seminar, scheduled from August 20 to 22, 2018 in Columbus, Indiana, will feature a variety of speakers from different commercial vehicle perspectives, all discussing how emission regulations and constantly changing technology is impacting their business and the industry at large. “One of our four panel discussions at Seminar 59 will […]

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ACT Research: New OEM Alt Power Offerings and EPA-DOE Grant Activity Show Development Progress

Posted on 08. Jun, 2018 by in Alternative Fuels, Engines, Natural Gas, Press Releases

The news media has been active presenting new, electric vehicle product offerings for light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles (CVs) and buses. These headlines could easily lead one to believe the industry is on the verge of going electric, but timing, application, use/applicability and costs are currently big question marks. There is much development activity […]

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Tesla Whipping Interest In Electric Semi Truck Into A ‘Frenzy,’ Analyst Says

Posted on 18. Dec, 2017 by in Alternative Fuels, Uncategorized

PepsiCo preordered 100 Tesla electric Semi trucks this week, the largest order so far. Walmart, DHL and Anheuser-Busch have also ordered trucks, which aren’t expected to enter production until 2019. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Steve Tam, vice president at ACT Research, about how electric trucks could change the trucking industry. This segment aired on December […]

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Increase in Heavy Duty Natural Gas Use from Refuse Industry, Interest Continues for EV’s

Posted on 04. Dec, 2017 by in Alternative Fuels, Classes 5-8, Engines, Natural Gas, Press Releases

COLUMBUS, IN –  There has been an increase in heavy duty natural gas use from the refuse industry, which has been adding new natural gas-powered trucks in significant volume, as noted in the N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook, by Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates. The N.A. On-highway CV Engine Outlook is designed […]

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