CleanDrive Technologies

  • Stuttgart / Dartford, Jan 18, 2011 - Civil Engineering and road maintenance contractor FM Conway has chosen a new fleet of clean, ‘green’ 7.5-tonne Fuso Canters to work in London’s Low Emission Zone. The company, which is based in Dartford, Kent, has ordered 31 Canter 7C15s trucks to work on its portfolio of maintenance contracts with borough councils across the capital.
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  • Stuttgart/Kawasaki, Oct 15, 2010 - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has reached a major milestone in hydrid truck sales. The company has now sold over 1,000 units of the Canter Eco Hybrid light-duty truck since its market introduction in 2006. Most of the trucks have been sold in Japan, but a number are on duty in Ireland, Australia and Hong Kong as well.
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  • Hanover, Sep 21, 2010 - The most efficient, cleanest and most environmentally-friendly drive technology for every type of application – the leading Japanese brand Fuso, part of the Daimler Group, is to highlight the outstanding role of the world's best-selling Daimler Truck, the Canter. The light-duty truck is celebrating its world premiere at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show as the Canter E-CELL with battery-electric drive, and will be appearing together with the Canter Eco Hybrid, which highlights the efficiency of the hybrid drive, as well as the Canter Euro 5 with EEV, which is proof of the potential which can be achieved with diesel drives.
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  • Hanover, Sep 21, 2010 - The Fuso Canter E-CELL is to celebrate its world premiere: the Daimler Group's special one-off example of the first battery-electric driven light-duty truck is a major step forward towards achieving zero-emission mobility for light-duty trucks. With a range of around 120 km, the almost silent, zero-emission Canter E-CELL is ideally suited to inner-city delivery transportation or applications in sensitive green zones. The Canter E-CELL will celebrate its world premiere at the end of September at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover.
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  • High Point, N.C., May 14, 2010 - Thomas Built Buses, DTNA’s school bus manufacturer, now offers all of its school buses with BlueTec. DTNA introduced the SCR exhaust emission control technology known as BlueTec because it has proven to be the most effective solution for reducing pollutant emissions. It therefore optimally satisfies the EPA 2010 emissions standard, which took effect in the U.S. at the start of this year. Thomas Built Buses has already sold more than 1,500 BlueTec-equipped school buses. Customers in 44 states and five Canadian provinces have ordered the BlueTec buses.
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  • London, Apr 15, 2010 - The half-way stage has been reached in the fleet trial of the Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid in the London area. Since August 2008 ten light-duty trucks fitted with an innovative hybrid drive have covered around 263,700 km in eight fleets operated by Daimler Trucks customer’s. This trial forms part of Daimler Trucks’ global initiative entitled "Shaping Future Transportation". The aim of this initiative is to turn the zero-emission commercial vehicle of tomorrow into reality with efficient and clean drive systems and alternative fuels.
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  • London, Mar 29, 2010 - The halfway stage has been reached in the fleet trial of the Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid in the London area. Since August 2008, ten light-duty trucks equipped with hybrid drive systems have clocked around 265,000 km in eight fleets operated by customers. The vehicles are in service every day and travel between 400 and 2,800 km each month. The trial for the model under European conditions, which is scheduled to run for three years, is part of Daimler Trucks’ “Shaping Future Transportation” global initiative, the goal of which is to turn the zero-emission commercial vehicle of tomorrow into a reality by means of efficient and clean drive systems and alternative fuels.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 9, 2010 - From February 2010 the Mitsubishi Fuso Canter comes with EEV (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle) compliance as standard and therefore offers even greater environmental compatibility (through a reduction in particulate emissions of some 30 %, for example) than the existing Euro 5 engine range. As all the engine variants comply with the new standard – from the 96-kW (130-hp) version to the 107-kW (145-hp) unit right up to the new 129-kW (175-hp) engine – all vehicles ordered from November 2009 come with it.
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  • Stuttgart, Feb 5, 2010 - EEV (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle) is a classification used for engines which comply with an even more stringent exhaust emission standard than Euro 5. The EEV standard reduces particulate emissions by roughly a further one third compared to the already stringent Euro 5 limits. In extending its truck range, Mercedes-Benz will be gradually introducing EEV versions in certain output classes of the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Axor and Atego up to July 2010.
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  • Portland, USA, Jan 29, 2010 - The entire family of engines made by Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) has been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. as being in compliance with the EPA 2010 emissions standard, which took effect at the start of this year. EPA 2010 is the world’s most stringent emissions standard. This certification cleared the way for the market launch of the DDC engines with SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology — after years of research and 28 million miles of successful testing.
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  • Mönchengladbach/ Wörth, Dec 29, 2009 - The first Mercedes-Benz Econic with NGT (Natural Gas Technology) for food distribution operations has been handed over to the ALDI SÜD group of companies in Mönchengladbach. The vehicle is a semitrailer tractor with a high roof and a refrigerated semitrailer. To honour its environmenttal responsibilities in the areas of procurement and distribution, ALDI SÜD decided in favour of an environmentally friendly natural gas engine - this is now being put to the test with this vehicle.
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  • Graz, Austria, Dec 9, 2009 - Vienna Technical University and the Graz Energy Agency have teamed up with Mercedes-Benz Austria, Magna Steyr, and the shipping company Frikus to find out how much a natural gas-driven Economic NGT reduces noise and emissions of CO2 and pollutants compared to a conventional diesel-powered truck. To determine this, an all-new Econic NGT 1828 semi-truck is being tested in plant supply operations at Magna Steyr. Daimler provided the test vehicle for this pioneering project, which is being supported by various government authorities, including the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, the State of Styria, and the Environmental Agency of the City of Graz.
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  • Washington D.C., USA , Sep 2, 2009 - Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) will participate in the Clean Cities program for the production and sale of more than 600 trucks equipped with hybrid and natural-gas drive systems. DTNA will participate in at least seven program awards representing $32.9 million (approx. €23 million) in funding to be applied toward the purchase and support of 638 hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles by several leading national fleet operators.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 25, 2009 - Fuel consumption, emissions and weight are down, economy, environment-friendliness and payload are up – the new generation of the Fuso Canter compact lorry comes up trumps on all fronts. The European variant of the Canter spearheads the latest leap forward in engineering and technology as the first Canter to benefit from a new generation of engines and transmissions.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 25, 2009 - At the presentation of the Baden-Württemberg Environmental Technology Award yesterday evening, Baden-Württemberg’s Environment Minister Tanja Gönner presented the first prize in the “Emissions Reduction, Treatment and Sequestration” category to Georg Weiberg, Head of Truck Product Engineering at Daimler. The award, which was presented this year for the first time, honors outstanding environmental technologies from the state of Baden-Württemberg that make a major contribution toward increasing resource efficiency and reducing strain on the environment.
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  • Kawasaki, Japan, Jun 10, 2009 - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), an integral part of Daimler Trucks, exhibited its Aero Star Eco Hybrid bus at the Eco Car World 2009 in Japan. Last February, the low-energy-usage bus received the “Energy Conservation Center Chairman’s Prize” from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The extremely energy-efficient hybrid bus won the award in the category “Excellent Energy Conservation Equipment/System.”
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  • Berlin , Jun 9, 2009 - Today in Berlin, Daimler AG, Deutsche Post DHL, the energy group OMV, the Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG public transportation company, and the Finnish oil company Neste Oil took part in a discussion-oriented event titled “Diesel from renewable resources — A step toward zero-emission transportation?”. At the event, the companies presented the initial results of their joint pilot test project focusing on fuel from sustainable production.
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  • Portland, Oregon, USA, May 15, 2009 - Together with Eaton Corp., Daimler Trucks North America has developed the first hybrid truck for use in hazardous material transport. The truck in question is a Freightliner Business Class M2e equipped with a hybrid electric drivetrain system. It was developed for Pennington Gas Service, which specializes in delivering propane gas primarily to customers in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. It marks the first time a Freightliner hybrid truck will be used for a hazardous material delivery application.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 26, 2008 - In Germany there is currently much debate about promoting commercial vehicles that comply with the voluntary EEV (Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicle) emission standard in addition to the Euro 5 emission standard. Subsidies are available for these vehicles in the Netherlands. The particulate-emission limits specified by the EEV standard are around a third lower than those stipulated by the already stringent Euro 5 standard. Mercedes Benz EEV trucks will be available from October 2009.
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  • Stuttgart, Jun 13, 2008 - Daimler has been offering its highly-efficient BlueTec diesel technology for com-mercial vehicles since early 2005 – and with great success. Since then, around 160,000 BlueTec commercial vehicles have taken to the streets of Europe, includ-ing Mercedes-Benz heavy trucks and Vario vans, as well as Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses. Over 90 percent of these vehicles already fulfill the Euro5 emissions standard not due for introduction until autumn 2009. So far, these BlueTec vehi-cles have saved their operators around 400 million liters of diesel fuel and the envi-ronment 100 million tones of CO2 emissions.
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  • Stuttgart, Jan 29, 2008 - Deutsche Post World Net is the first logistics company in Europe to trial hybrid trucks in its operations. The go-ahead for the largest fleet test in the company’s history was given on January 29, 2008 during the World Mobility Forum in Stuttgart. Andreas Renschler, member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Daimler Trucks, today handed over the first two vehicles, a Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid and a Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid, to Deutsche Post World Net.
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  • Stuttgart, Oct 25, 2007 - At the RAI International Commercial Vehicle Show being held in Amsterdam from October 26 - November 3, 2007, Mercedes-Benz is presenting a broad cross-section of its current model range and transport-related services over an exhibition area measuring 3600 m² in size.
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  • Stuttgart, Sep 28, 2007 - As a highly versatile distribution vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz Atego has to deliver its cargo in inner-city areas. It is therefore all the more important that, like its “big brothers” the Axor and Actros, it is now already available with Blue-Tec 5 technology. Compared with today’s Euro 4 emissions standard, this means a further 43% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx). Thanks to the new Blue-Tec diesel technology, the Atego’s emissions of particulate matter have now also been slashed dramatically.
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