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Lauren Tyler
Lauren Tyler currently serves as editor of NGT News, while also writing and editing for sister publications North American Windpower and Solar Industry magazine. She began her professional career at Zackin Publications in 2014 as an editorial assistant, where she provided proofreading and copy-editing services to several industry publications and managed the delivery of company newsletters. Lauren graduated from Assumption College with a BA in English: Writing and Mass Communications.

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Announces $3 Million for Municipal EV Fleets

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 24, 2017

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced $3 million in new funding to help eligible municipalities and rural electricity cooperatives purchase electric vehicles (EVs) for use in their municipal use fleets. The initiative is part of the New York Power [Read More]

Rollout Begins: Toyota Delivers First of 100 Fuel Cell Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 24, 2017

Toyota Motor Corp. says it has officially delivered the first fuel cell (FC) bus sold under the Toyota brand to the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. According to the automaker, this FC bus will be put into operation [Read More]

Sierra Club Threatens to Sue EPA Over Clean Air Act Violations

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 24, 2017

The Sierra Club has filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its failure to conduct the required environmental impact analysis on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), effectively violating Section 204 of the Clean Air [Read More]

Chicago’s Drive Clean Program Accepting Applications for Fast Charging

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 23, 2017

With sales of electric vehicles (EVs) on the upswing in 2016, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced that it is hosting two webinars later this month for people who are interested in opening DC fast-charging stations in the [Read More]

Auto Alliance Calls on Pruitt to Withdraw Final GHG Regulations

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 23, 2017

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has sent a letter to the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, requesting the withdrawal of the Final Determination on the Appropriateness of the Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas [Read More]

Air Liquide Plans New Hydrogen Stations in New York

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 23, 2017

Air Liquide, a hydrogen supply-chain company, has recently announced the location of two new public-access hydrogen stations to be built in the New York City area. According to the company, Air Liquide has entered a long-term lease agreement for one station [Read More]

Greenkraft Deploys CNG Trucks in Southern California Cities

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 23, 2017

Greenkraft Inc., a major manufacturer in the alternative fuel engine and vehicle market, says that it has placed six compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks in a Southern California city and will be placing an additional six CNG trucks in a second Southern California [Read More]

UPS Deploys Delivery Drone from Workhorse Battery-Electric Fleet Vehicle

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

In collaboration with Workhorse Group, an Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone developer, UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of an electric UPS fleet vehicle, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to [Read More]

CARB, Highway Patrol to Conduct Emissions Inspections by Calif. Port

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

In its latest announcement, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) says it will be working alongside the California Highway Patrol to conduct inspections on heavy-duty trucks traveling in and around the Port of Oakland. According to the agency, this effort [Read More]

Tecogen’s New Hire to Develop Emissions Tech for Propane Truck

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

Tecogen Inc. has announced that Alan B. Welch will join the research and development team as project manager, leading the initiative to develop Tecogen’s patented Ultera emissions control technology for its propane fork truck application. According to Tecogen, the project is [Read More]

BorgWarner Provides HY-VO Chains for Volt, Malibu Electric Hybrids

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

BorgWarner, a clean and efficient technology solutions provider for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, says it is supplying its HY-VO chains for the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and Malibu hybrid. BorgWarner’s HY-VO chains transmit torque from the two-motor electric drive [Read More]

Advanced Transportation Sector Supports 200,000 U.S. Jobs

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

Based on data from a federal report showing that the U.S. now employs more than 3 million workers in the clean energy sector, the Department of Energy (DOE) says that advanced transportation – including hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles [Read More]

Xpress Natural Gas Expands Team for Enhanced Reliability, Reduced Costs

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

Xpress Natural Gas LLC (XNG), a full-service compressed (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) provider, with operations throughout the U.S. and eastern Canada, has hired two executives for key leadership roles. Vince Morrissette has joined the XNG management team as [Read More]

Energy Commission Makes Moves to Establish Hydrogen Fueling Network

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 21, 2017

The CEC will consider a Shell/Toyota partnership for the installation of hydrogen refueling equipment at seven retail stations and a $16 million award.

A. Schulman Joins ANGP to Develop Low-Pressure ANG Tech for Vehicles

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 21, 2017

A. Schulman Inc., an international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds, masterbatches, powders and resins, and Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Inc. (ANGP) have reached an agreement whereby A. Schulman will join the coalition with ANGP to develop and produce a commercially [Read More]

Miami-Dade Transit Opts for 300 New Flyer Xcelsior CNG Transit Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 20, 2017

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, says it has been awarded a contract to build 300 40-foot Xcelsior compressed natural gas [Read More]

Redlands Nat-Gas Station Sees 71% Increase in Fuel Consumption

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 20, 2017

The City of Redlands, Calif., has reported a significant jump in use at its corporate yard alternative fuel station, which provides compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to both city and non-city vehicles, over the first six [Read More]

Clean Fleet Profile: B.C. District Boasts 100% CNG Fleet

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on February 20, 2017

The Regional District of Nanaimo will operate 49 CNG transit buses in the first fully CNG-powered bus fleet in Canada.

State Rep. Files Texas Fuels Bill for Natural Gas Fleet Vehicles

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 20, 2017

Texas State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, has filed H.B.1979, known as the “Texas Fuels” bill, to harness funds restricted exclusively for emissions reduction purposes to promote the use of natural gas-based fuels in state fleet vehicles. “The Texas Fuels bill [Read More]

San Diego Doubles Number of EV Charging Stations with $500K Grant

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 17, 2017

San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer joined together with City Councilmember Lorie Zapf and environmental leaders on Wednesday to announce that San Diego has more than doubled the size of its electric vehicle (EV) charging station program in an effort to [Read More]

GM Brand to Expand L.A. Car-Sharing Fleet with Chevy Bolt EV

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 17, 2017

Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, says it is working with the City of Los Angeles to evolve mobility and provide easier, more sustainable options by introducing the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle (EV) to the Los Angeles car-sharing and ridesharing services [Read More]

California Energy Policy Report Promotes Clean Transportation

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 16, 2017

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a major report assessing energy trends and issues facing the state’s electricity, natural gas and transportation fuel sectors. The 2016 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update highlights the state’s recent slate of legislative [Read More]

Report: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Market to See Staggering Growth

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 16, 2017

The global hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (HFCV) market is expected to grow at a staggering compound annual growth rate of more than 82% during the forecast period, according to the latest Technavio report. The market study covers the present scenario [Read More]

Engie, Partners Receive LNG-Powered Bunker Vessel

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 16, 2017

Engie, Fluxys, Mitsubishi Corp. and NYK have taken delivery of what they say is the world’s first purpose-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel from Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd. in Korea. According to the companies, the vessel [Read More]

Vattenfall Pledges to Switch Entire Car Fleet to EVs in Five Years

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 15, 2017

Vattenfall, one of the largest utility companies in Europe, with operations throughout Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and the U.K., has committed to switching its entire car fleet – more than 3,500 passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles – to [Read More]

BMW Announces Installation Services Program, QMerit Partnership

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 15, 2017

In its latest announcement, BMW of North America says that it has partnered with QMerit to launch a new BMW Installation Services digital platform that will provide BMW i and BMW iPerformance drivers with customized charging station install options for convenient and reliable [Read More]

Company Uses DOE Award to Develop High-Efficiency Hydrogen Compressor

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 15, 2017

Sustainable Innovations Inc. (SI) and its partners, Greenway Energy and Savannah River National Laboratory, say they will team up to maximize the benefits of two new hydrogen compressor technologies by combining them into one high-reliability, high-efficiency hybrid compressor. According to [Read More]

N.Y. Bus System Exercises Options for New Flyer’s Xcelsior CNG Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 15, 2017

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest heavy-duty transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, has announced that Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE), located in Garden City, N.Y., has [Read More]

ABB to Charge 101 Electric Hybrid Buses Using OppCharge Interface

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 15, 2017

ABB, an engineering company specializing in automotive energy technologies, says it has received an order for a further 12 bus charging systems from Volvo Buses to power the largest single network of electric buses and bus charging systems in Europe. [Read More]

Ballard Joins Consortium to Deploy 20 FCEV Buses in California

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 14, 2017

The Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District will receive 10 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, and the Orange County Transportation Authority will receive the other 10.