Automotive

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The Not-So-Distant Future of Fuels

After years of investment and research, for UPS, now is the time for alternative energy sources.

Mike Casteel, director of fleet procurement for UPS, recently gave a keynote address on “the future of fuels” at the annual meeting of the Fuels Institute in Dallas, Texas. Afterwards, Fuels Institute Executive Director John Eichberger interviewed Casteel, who has more than 40 years of logistics, energy and automotive experience. Below is their candid chat about […]

What Is the Plan for Zero-Occupancy Vehicles?

In the transportation world, there are numerous opportunities to safeguard and improve the performance of road networks.

A common techno-utopian vision of the near-future city is one where automated vehicles come when called and whisk you to your destination, as you sit, relaxed and untroubled by traffic. But consider the opposite vision, that gridlock will be made worse by autonomous vehicles, which will spend much of their time driving around the city with […]

The Road to Safety

As the world’s population grows and cities swell, traffic can become deadly. How can we make the world’s roads safer?

Gridlock. Congestion. The cacophony of honking horns. As many city dwellers know, the benefits of living in a metropolis come with the stress of heavy traffic. But it’s more than just a daily grind. As migration from rural areas increases, crowded cities, especially low-income areas, face higher rates of road traffic injury and death. The […]

3 Reasons Why Renewable Natural Gas Is a Game Changer

RNG is a low-carbon fuel that’s poised for greater adoption as natural gas vehicles are tested and proven in new applications.

UPS just announced the largest renewable natural gas (RNG) order in U.S. history. By switching from diesel to RNG, UPS vehicles fueling at 18 company-owned and operated natural gas stations across 12 states will realize a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The UPS fleet has driven sustainable innovation, and RNG is no exception. Could […]

Finding the Path to a Zero-Emissions Future

It’s not a matter of if, but when zero-emissions technologies will become the new normal.

Are we heading toward a future where all trucks and buses have no emissions? The answer is a resounding yes. The next question? What is the fastest way to get there? CALSTART, a national nonprofit consortium where I serve as CEO, worked with the California Air Resources Board to identify eight vehicle segments where zero-emissions […]