Alt Fuels: Alive and well

Alt Fuels: Alive and well

From hybrids to natural gas, propane, and fully electric models, more and more ‘alternative propulsion’ options are being brought to the truck world

Despite what Jim Castelaz, CEO and founder of Motiv Power Systems, describes as a catch-22 created by the volatility of diesel fuel prices—“When diesel prices are high, fleets say they can’t afford to invest in new propulsion technology; but when they are low, they say they don’t need to invest in such technology”—he is finding more of them starting to take a “long-term strategic view” where alternative propulsion is concerned.

For that reason, he thinks the market for alterna

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