Fueling new opportunities in upfitting

Sauer, Bruce
March 2013
Trailer / Body Builders;Mar2013, Vol. 54 Issue 5, p4
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the developments in the commercial truck industry. He cites the benefits of alternative-fueled vehicles, particularly for compressed natural gas, as well as electricity and hydrogen. He presents the challenges in the adoption of alternative fuels among commercial truck users, including the absence of infrastructure.


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