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Fuel, lubricants and oils

Fuel, lubricants and oils

Cummins announces acquisition of energy storage technology

Cummins Inc. today announced that it is acquiring the assets of Brammo, Inc., which designs and develops battery packs for mobile and stationary applications. Adding Brammo’s battery pack expertise and resources is an important milestone in Cummins’ efforts to...

Sinopec deal in jeopardy?

Though state-owned Chinese petroleum company Sinopec has signed a purchase agreement with Chevron Global Energy Inc to acquire the US company’s 75% stake in Chevron South Africa – which includes a refinery in Cape Town, a lubricants plant in...

MAN to present a new low-floor bus

At this year's World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan, MAN Truck & Bus will be presenting the first low-floor city bus with CNG drive for Central Asia. Gas engines are playing an important role across the globe on the road to...

Sasol backs its clean fuel

A fleet of more than two dozen Euro 6 compliant MAN trucks purchased by Sasol will be operational soon on South Africa’s roads – fuelled exclusively by the company’s low-sulphur diesel. Making the announcement last week at the TruckX Conference...

Engen Driver Wellness 2017 kicks off

Engen Driver Wellness 2017, a mobile health awareness initiative run by Thubelihle Occupational Health & Wellness on behalf of the oil company, kicked off last month at the Cape Road Convenience Centre in Port Elizabeth. The initiative – which impacts...

Scania puts fuel-saving to the test

Scandinavian truck manufacturer Scania wanted to test just how far fuel consumption improvements have come since the early 1990s. The company pitted a 1992 Streamline 143 V8 prime mover against a new generation S 500 straight six; both setup...

Ford tests electric commercial van

As part of London’s efforts to lower vehicle emissions in the city, Ford has made available for test purposes a fleet of 20 plug-in hybrid vans for use by commercial operators. The project will see Ford teaming up with the...

Award for Iveco’s Stralis NP

Iveco’s Stralis NP – the first natural gas-powered truck for long haul operations – has been voted “Project of the Year” at the European Gas Awards of Excellence 2017 at the annual European Gas Conference in Vienna, Austria. “We are...

Showing entrepreneurial flair

Entrepreneurs are regarded as important cogs in the business chain – particularly in emerging economies. Commercial vehicle manufacturer Hino recognises that fact and, through its extensive dealer network, has worked to foster relationships with those who display entrepreneurial spirit. One...

Toyota announces intention to begin sales of fuel cell buses

Toyota Motor Corporation has announced its intention to begin sales of fuel cell buses (FC buses) under the Toyota brand from early 2017. Developed by Toyota and Hino Motors, the engine makes use of hydrogen technology, and has been adopted...

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