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ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Down 23% M/M, but Up 13% Y/Y and 27% YTD in August

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM

US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first eight months of 2019 gained 27% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2018 were down 26%, following a 13% full-year increase in 2017.

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Topics: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Press Releases, cng fuel, lng, cng, commercial vehicle electrification

Alternative Fuels Quarterly

Posted by ACT Research LLC. on Oct 18, 2019 2:16:46 PM

The landscape of the commercial vehicle space is constantly changing as companies are developing new and cleaner fuel options. There are continuous developments in fuel cell electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, natural gas and continuously developing alternative fuels. To help those in the commercial vehicle space understand the dynamics of these changes, ACT Research has created the Natural Gas and Alternative Fuels Quarterly. This report covers the price of alternative fuels and natural gas, information related to alternative fuels infrastructure, equipment, retail sales, and other important happenings.

The types of business that should be interested in the ACT Natural Gas and Alternative Fuels Quarterly are those businesses that are involved in the development or adoption of alternative fuels and energy solutions.

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Topics: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Classes 5-8, class 5-8 trucks, class 8 trucks, medium duty truck, truck market, north american trucking, class 8 truck, transportation industry news, trucking, heavy duty truck, engine, cng fuel, lng, cng, commercial vehicle electrification

ACT Research: Class 8 Truck Engine Demand Trending to Smaller Displacements

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Aug 28, 2019 5:42:01 PM

According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, engines over 10L are projected to account for more than 85% of the Class 8 production between 2020 and 2024, and the trend to smaller displacement engines is expected to continue.

Tom Rhein, President of Rhein Associates commented, “Although the over 14L engine category will remain the largest segment in 2019, there is a trend to smaller displacement engines in the over 10L market segment for Class 8 trucks and tractors, with an acceleration prompted by new emission regulations expected in 2024.” Regarding Classes 5-7, Rhein said, “In this market, the current metric of interest is gasoline penetration, which continues to see share gains.”
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Topics: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Classes 5-8, Economy, Engines, Press Releases, Regulations, EV

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Up 10% M/M, 60% Y/Y, and 43% YTD in May

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jul 29, 2019 10:00:00 AM

US and Canadian Class 8 Natural Gas truck retail sales for the first five months of 2019 gained 43% year-to-date, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2018 were down 18%, following a 13% full-year increase in 2017.

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Topics: transportation, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Press Releases, Regulations, EV

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Up 44% M/M, but Down 12% YTD in February

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Apr 30, 2019 4:17:26 PM

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Topics: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, EV

ACT Research: Class 8 Production to Grow in 2019; Diesel Power Still Dominating

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Feb 27, 2019 4:25:10 PM

According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, and diesel is still the dominate power source, but changes in demand for straight trucks and tractors will impact the type of diesel engines ordered.

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Topics: Alternative Fuels, Engines, Press Releases

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Down 23% YTD Nov 2018

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Jan 28, 2019 11:57:07 AM

ACTSeminar57_92US and Canadian Natural Gas Class 8 truck retail sales rose 13% in 2017, but shed 23% year-to-date through November 2018, according to a recent quarterly report (AFQ: Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2017 were up 9%. “On a nominal basis, natural gas retail sales are down about 700 units for the first eleven months of 2018 on a year-over-year basis,” said Ken Vieth, Senior Partner and GM at ACT Research. He continued, “Based on news released in the popular press, natural gas vehicle purchases continued to be dominated by refuse fleets, as well as transit and school bus operators.”

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Topics: Alternative Fuels, Press Releases

ACT Research: North American CV Production Continues to Grow, with Diesel Power Dominating but Engine Configuration Demand Shifting

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Dec 3, 2018 4:40:20 PM

cover for reports_ENGINE 2018According to the recently released N.A. Commercial Vehicle On-Highway Engine OUTLOOK, published by ACT Research and Rhein Associates, Class 8 production is expected to continue its growth trend into 2019, but changes in demand for straight trucks and tractors will impact the type of diesel engines ordered.

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Topics: Alternative Fuels, Engines, Press Releases

ACT Research: Class 8 Natural Gas Truck Retail Sales Down 28% YTD August 2018

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Oct 19, 2018 2:31:47 PM

US and Canadian Natural Gas Class 8 truck retail sales rose 13% in 2017, but shed 28% year-to-date through August 2018, according to a recent quarterly report (Natural Gas & Alternative Fuels Quarterly) released by ACT Research. Year-to-date sales at this point in 2017 were flat year-over-year. “On a nominal basis, natural gas retail sales are down about 600 units for the first eight months of 2018 on a year-over-year basis,” said Ken Vieth, Senior Partner and GM at ACT Research. He continued, “Based on news released in the popular press, natural gas vehicle purchases continued to be dominated by refuse fleets, as well as transit and school bus operators.”

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Topics: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Press Releases

ACT Research: China’s CV Truck Market Softening; Bus Markets Flat, Supported by Demand for New Energy Units Amid Environmental Concerns

Posted by Jennifer McNealy on Sep 27, 2018 10:04:29 AM

cover for reports_China_2016 undatedWhile not impacting each commercial vehicle segment every year, structural changes within China’s CV market are expected to exert downward pressure through 2022, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle Outlook, jointly published quarterly by ACT and China’s State Information Center (SIC). The Outlook includes an overview of the China economy and a review and forecast of China’s heavy and medium-duty truck and bus markets, as well as analysis of OEM market shares within China.

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Topics: Alternative Fuels, China, Press Releases

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