Efficiency

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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.

Workhorse Group Electric Delivery Trucks Achieve Superior Fuel Efficiency

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 14, 2017

Workhorse Group Inc., an original equipment manufacturer of battery-electric vehicles, says that its electric delivery truck models are achieving more than 30 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) during stop-and-go parcel, bakery and uniform delivery routes. This is up to six [Read More]

Report Forecasts Advanced Biofuels Will Nearly Double in Five Years

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 14, 2017

New biofuel technology is finally starting to push aside traditional biofuels, such as first-generation biodiesel, according to a new report from Lux Research. New facilities based on non-food feedstocks and producing novel fuels account for over half of new capacity [Read More]

New Flyer Wins Massive Order for 222 Xcelsior Electric Hybrid Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

The transit agency says that the contract with King County DOT in Seattle is valued at approximately $202 million.

Waitrose Launches Fleet of CNG Trucks with 500-Mile Range

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

Supermarket group Waitrose has introduced a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks with a range of up to 500 miles. The trucks, which use advanced technology developed jointly with Scania and Agility Fuel Solutions, will be fueled with biomethane from [Read More]

ABB, Nova Bus Collaborate to Enhance Electric Transportation

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

ABB, an engineering company specializing in automotive energy technologies, and Nova Bus, the North American buses manufacturer and division of Volvo Buses, have announced a new business collaboration that enables the delivery of ABB’s first electric bus opportunity charger in North [Read More]

Microvast Reaches Electric Bus Milestone, Plans U.S. Operations

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

Microvast, a global leader in battery storage solutions for mobile and stationary applications, says it has delivered more than 7,500 all-electric and hybrid-electric buses in 2016 for metro transit use worldwide – a new high for the company. The company [Read More]

Multistate Campaign Launches to Promote EVs in the Midwest

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest has announced the launch of Midwest EVOLVE, a three-year project to promote electric vehicles (EVs) in seven Midwest states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. In partnership with eight [Read More]

Plug Power Ships ProGen Fuel Cell Engines for Electric FedEx Fleet

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

Plug Power Inc., an energy solutions provider, says it has shipped the first production ProGen fuel cell engines for use in electric delivery vehicles. Through this application, Plug Power extends its reach into the on-road electric vehicle (EV) market, increasing [Read More]

Allison Transmission, Cummins Receive CARB Certification for Hybrid System

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. and Cummins Inc. have received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for model-year 2017 Allison Hybrid H 40 EP/ H 50 EP propulsion systems paired with the Cummins B6.7 and L9 diesel-electric hybrid engines [Read More]

Scania Begins Trial Testing of Battery-Electric Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

Scania, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty vehicles and engines, says it is beginning its first field tests of coming battery-electric buses in the northern Swedish city of Ostersund. As reported, three Scania Citywide LF buses will be in [Read More]

Renault-Nissan Alliance Extends EV Sales Record

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance reports that it delivered significant growth in 2016, with global sales of 9.96 million vehicles and nearly 425,000 electric vehicles (EVs) since the introduction of the Nissan LEAF in 2010, followed by the Renault ZOE. As reported, [Read More]

H2ME Project Deploys First 100 Zero-Emission Vehicles

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 08, 2017

Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME), the multi-country, multi-partner project to demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands, has deployed the first 100 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in Germany, France and the U.K. As reported, 60 of Symbio’s Renault Kangoo ZE-H2 [Read More]

Honda, Hitachi Automotive to Establish Joint Venture for EV Motors

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 07, 2017

Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Feb. 3 aiming to establish a joint venture company for the development, manufacture and sales of motors for electric vehicles (EVs). As reported, the two [Read More]

Odyne Uses DOE Funds to Develop Efficient Plug-In Hybrid Work Trucks

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 06, 2017

Odyne Systems LLC has received a $2.9 million contract from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and demonstrate plug-in hybrid work trucks (Class 5 through 7) that reduce fuel consumption by more than 50% and eliminate fuel consumption [Read More]

Volvo Nets Order for Eight Fully Electric Buses in U.K.

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 06, 2017

While demonstrating its fully electric bus Gothenburg at an event on Feb. 3, Volvo Buses announced that it received an order for eight electric buses from the Harrogate Bus Co., owned by Transdev Blazefiel. According to Volvo, the vehicles will operate [Read More]