Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Work trucks and vans that run on fuels other than petroleum-based fuels


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Expanded Work Truck Show educational slate covers all aspects of the work truck industry

Nov. 11, 2015
By selecting an educational package for either event, registrants can attend any Work Truck Show- or Green Truck Summit-related concurrent session The 2016 Work Truck Show will...

5 Considerations for contractors pursuing propane autogas

Nov. 3, 2015
Five considerations for contractors are: Finding the right vehicle option. Calculating cost of fuel. Account for other operating costs. Private vs. public infrastructure. Go green...

2016 commercial vehicles’ features focus on connectivity, safety, fuel economy

Oct. 30, 2015
The MY2016 Metris is the all-new mid-size commercial van from Mercedes-Benz. The 2016 Ram ProMaster City is Ram’s newest addition to its commercial vehicle lineup. The 2016 Chevrolet...

Weekly Product Gallery: Mercedes, GMC, ARE, Dodge, Mitsubishi-Fuso and WaterFurnace

Oct. 27, 2015
This week brings a collection of work vans from Mercedes, GMC, Dodge and Mitsubishi-Fuso, a new tonneau cover, and improvements to a popular line of geothermal heat pumps.

2015 Work trucks for contractors

Nov. 7, 2014
Let's take a look at 2015 truck models by: Ford Nissan Mercedes-Benz Chevrolet Ram

Ford EcoBoost Challenge showcases 2015 truck models

June 20, 2014
John Mesenbrink and I had the opportunity to attend Ford’s EcoBoost Challenge. The event was for media members only, and we had the chance to jump behind the wheels of the most...

Phipps’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes will have electric vehicle charging station

Aug. 31, 2012
PITTSBURGH., PA. — Hanlon Electric Company, electrical contractor for one of the world’s first certified “Living” buildings, is adding a fitting finishing touch to Phipps Conservatory...
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May 15, 2012
THE TRANSIT CONNECT ELECTRIC is an all-electric, zero-emissions fleet vehicle that can be recharged using either an available 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlet.


May 14, 2012
THE 2012 SIERRA HYBRID is the only hybrid in the full-size pickup segment, delivering an estimated 23 MPG on the highway and 20 MPG in the city — a 23.5% improvement in overall...
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An all-electric vehicle for Precision Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric

March 6, 2012
Since joining the staff of Contractor magazine, I have become the magazine’s automotive correspondent. It’s rather ironic since I grew up in the Metro-Detroit area, but never...