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Audi to Expand Electrification Initiatives in China

Jan 17, 2017

Audi AG and local partner FAW Group have created a 10-year strategic growth plan, including 21 defined key strategy fields with respective goals, in China, with a strong focus on electrification and digitalization. As reported, Audi will significantly expand its model portfolio locally [Read More]

Chevy Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica Win Vehicle of the Year Awards

Jan 11, 2017

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt electric car, Honda Ridgeline pickup and Chrysler Pacifica minivan were named 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year, respectively. The announcement was made at the North American International Auto Show Monday in [Read More]

OPW Celebrates 125th Anniversary in 2017

Jan 10, 2017

OPW, a Dover company providing solutions for the safe and efficient handling and distribution of fuels and critical fluids, has announced that it will observe a yearlong celebration of the company’s 125th anniversary in 2017. According to the company, OPW was [Read More]

Tesla Begins EV Battery Cell Production at Gigafactory

Jan 04, 2017

Electric automaker Tesla and Panasonic have officially begun the mass production of lithium-ion battery cells, which will be used in Tesla’s energy storage products and its Model 3 electric vehicle, according to the Tesla blog. The blog states, “Production of [Read More]

Electric Bus Company Secures Funding for Capacity Expansion

Jan 03, 2017

In its latest announcement, electric transportation company Proterra says that it has raised $140 million in a Series 5 round, signaling an accelerated manufacturing phase as the company doubles production to meet growing U.S. demand. Proterra says it partnered with J.P. Morgan to [Read More]

ACT Research Offers Free Nat-Gas Report, Alt-Fuel Coverage

Dec 29, 2016

ACT Research, publisher of new and used commercial vehicle industry data, market analysis, and forecasting services for North America, believes the natural gas and alternative fuel industries in the U.S. are “very much alive and kicking.” The company will continue [Read More]

BYD Names Leonardo DiCaprio Ambassador for New Energy Vehicles

Dec 23, 2016

BYD Co., one of the world’s largest electric vehicle companies specializing in battery technology, has announced that Leonardo DiCaprio, the UN Messenger of Peace and Academy Award-winning actor, will serve as the new brand ambassador in China for BYD’s line of [Read More]

NGVAmerica Applauds Rick Perry Nomination for Energy Secretary

Dec 21, 2016

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica), the key trade association for the NGV and natural gas refueling industries, has announced its support for Rick Perry, the former Gov. of Texas, to be named the next Secretary of Energy. The association says [Read More]

EDI Adding Capacity to Support Electric Drivetrain Operations

Dec 20, 2016

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI), a developer of zero-emissions hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrains, says it is increasing the size and capacity of its Dixon, Calif., vehicle engineering and support facility via a move to a new 10,000-square-foot space in February [Read More]

CARB Gives EV550 All-Electric Bus the Nod

Dec 20, 2016

GreenPower Motor Co. Inc. says the California Air Resources Board has approved its EV550 45-foot, all-electric, double-decker bus and confirmed the vehicle’s eligibility for Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) incentive funds of $95,000 for each [Read More]

TruStar Energy Appoints New CFO

Dec 15, 2016

Compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station developer TruStar Energy has hired John Snell as its chief financial officer. His first day in his new role was Dec. 1. Snell, who has nearly 20 years of experience in corporate finance, strategy [Read More]

Clearview Energy Now Offers Free EV Charging

Dec 08, 2016

Clearview Energy, a residential supplier of 100% renewable energy, has announced that it now offers free electric vehicle (EV) charging for all of its customers. According to the company, this is made possible through a partnership between Clearview Energy and ChargePoint, [Read More]

CNG Fueling Developer Adds Another Alt-Fuel Veteran

Dec 06, 2016

Freedom CNG, a developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure, has announced that Jimmy Ramsey has joined the company’s business development team. In this new role, Ramsey will be responsible for further developing Freedom CNG’s growing portfolio of fleet [Read More]

Webinar: How Will a Trump Presidency Affect AFVs?

Dec 06, 2016

Transportation Energy Partners will be hosting a free webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 7, on the impact that the Trump administration may have on alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). The host says that the webinar will address the following [Read More]

Freedom CNG Promotes Eddie Murray to Encourage Fleet Adoption

Nov 30, 2016

Freedom CNG, a developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure in Texas, has promoted Eddie Murray to director of business development. The company says that in this role, Murray will develop, execute and manage strategies to encourage the adoption of [Read More]

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Appoints CEO of Nat-Gas Subsidiary

Nov 28, 2016

NG Advantage LLC, which is majority-owned by Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has named Enrico “Rico” Biasetti the company’s CEO to expand its executive team and develop its customer base. As reported, Biasetti succeeds Tom Evslin, who will remain chairman of [Read More]

Bennett Pump Co. Appoints Director of Clean Fueling Products

Nov 22, 2016

Bennett Pump Co., a Spring Lake, Mich.-based provider of fuel dispensing technology for retail and commercial applications, as well as alternative fuels technology, has announced that George Slater has joined the team as director of clean fueling products. In this new role, [Read More]

Lightning Hybrids Names International Business Director

Nov 17, 2016

Lightning Hybrids, a Colorado-based manufacturer of hybrid systems, says that Ross MacKerron has joined Lightning Hybrids International (LHI) as director of international business development, based in the U.K. According to the company, MacKerron will lead the international market and business development [Read More]

ChargePoint Applauds White House’s EV Network Initiative

Nov 14, 2016

Electric vehicle (EV) charging network ChargePoint has released a statement commending the new White House initiative to designate 48 EV charging corridors alongside interstate highways and has solidified its commitment to further EV station development. As reported, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s [Read More]

Duke Energy Cites EV Focus Among New Appointments

Nov 04, 2016

Duke Energy has announced a string of executive appointments focused on strengthening the company’s regulatory and economic development initiatives, including a focus on electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. Duke Energy’s current South Carolina state president, Clark Gillespy, will become senior [Read More]

Agility Fuel Solutions Celebrates Anniversary of Nat-Gas Facility

Nov 02, 2016

Agility Fuel Solutions, an international developer and manufacturer of all-composite cylinders and natural gas fuel systems for heavy-duty vehicles, is celebrating one year of production at its $20 million flagship plant, located in Salisbury, N.C. Opened in October 2015, this plant [Read More]

Retail Sales for Nat-Gas Heavy-Duty Trucks Decline

Oct 31, 2016

U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales declined in the June-to-August period, according to ACT Research’s Natural Gas Quarterly. Year-to-date sales through August continued to lose ground, falling 29% behind last year’s comparable level from a reading [Read More]

TruStar Energy Names Alt-Fuel Veteran New VP of Sales

Oct 26, 2016

TruStar Energy, a subsidiary of Fortistar and developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, says that it has hired alternative fuel systems veteran Aaron Lay to lead the company’s sales group. Lay, who spent the past 14 years in [Read More]

BYD, Long Beach Transit Win CleanTech Award

Oct 24, 2016

Electric vehicle manufacturer BYD and Long Beach Transit (LBT) have received the Long Beach – Qingdao Sister City Association’s (LBQA) inaugural Green Partners CleanTech Award for their contribution to improving the environment through LBT’s zero-emission, battery-electric bus program. “BYD is [Read More]

DTF, Industry Leaders Release Video Series on Clean Diesel Benefits

Oct 19, 2016

The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) is releasing a series of short videos featuring industry leaders from Caterpillar Inc., Cummins, CNH Industrial, John Deere, Neste and Volvo Group highlighting the major efficiency improvements and emissions reductions being achieved with new clean [Read More]

AECOM to Build $1 Billion North American EV Manufacturing Plant

Oct 18, 2016

AECOM, a fully integrated global infrastructure firm, says it has been selected to construct the $1 billion, 3 million-square-foot electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant for Faraday Future (FF) in North Las Vegas. The project, to be delivered with a guaranteed [Read More]

First Element Fuel Wins Clean Air Award for True Zero Network

Oct 17, 2016

First Element Fuel Inc., which is building the True Zero Network of hydrogen charging stations throughout California, has been named winner of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Clean Air Award for 2016 in the category of Business [Read More]

Matheson Trucking Receives Award for CNG/LNG Fleet Conversion

Oct 11, 2016

Sacramento, Calif.-based Matheson Trucking Inc. says it has received a Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) achievement award for its ongoing fuel transition program involving both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversions of 37 truck tractors [Read More]

Air Liquide Launches Hydrogen Website, Infrastructure App

Oct 10, 2016

In support of National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, which was created to raise awareness of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies that provide reliable and resilient power, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, and increase America’s energy security, Air Liquide has launched the [Read More]

Clean Fuels Michigan Hires New Executive Director

Oct 05, 2016

Clean Fuels Michigan (CFM) says that Mike Alaimo has been brought on board to assume the role of executive director, effective immediately. CFM is a statewide nonprofit organization of businesses and other industry stakeholders dedicated to growing a high-tech, clean [Read More]