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

Feb 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]

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

Feb 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]

BMW Announces Installation Services Program, QMerit Partnership

Feb 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]

Report Forecasts Advanced Biofuels Will Nearly Double in Five Years

Feb 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]

Renault-Nissan Alliance Extends EV Sales Record

Feb 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]

EV Charging Networks Create Open Fast Charging Alliance

Feb 08, 2017

Five European fast-charging networks have joined together to create the Open Fast Charging Alliance for electric vehicles (EVs). According to the joint release, the alliance members will enable roaming to create a premium network of fast chargers all over Europe. This [Read More]

Groupe Renault Acquires Electric Conversion Specialist PVI

Feb 06, 2017

Groupe Renault has announced the acquisition of French company Power Vehicle Innovation (PVI), a specialist in the electrification of light commercial vehicles (LCVs). According to Groupe Renault, the assets of PVI, which boasts expertise in the design and conversion of [Read More]

CalEPA, CARB Host Climate Investment Meetings

Feb 02, 2017

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff are hosting public meetings to discuss use of proceeds raised through the state’s cap-and-trade auctions to fund projects that reduce greenhouse gases in disadvantaged and low-income communities through the California [Read More]

Companies Sign MOU to Provide Multi-Fuel, LNG Solutions

Feb 01, 2017

Total, an international oil and gas company, and CMA CGM, a worldwide shipping group, have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) to supply a range of multi-fuel solutions, including liquefied natural gas (LNG). According to the joint release, the two [Read More]

CARB Appoints First Environmental Justice Liaison

Jan 30, 2017

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced the appointment of its first environmental justice liaison, officially naming Veronica Eady CARB’s inaugural Assistant Executive Officer for Environmental Justice. Eady is currently vice president and director of Conservation Law Foundation Massachusetts and [Read More]

Muncie Sanitary District Recognized for CNG Fueling Station

Jan 25, 2017

The City of Muncie, Ind., and the Muncie Sanitary District were recognized for their GreenLine compressed natural gas (CNG) station by the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition at the 14th Annual Indiana Legislator’s Luncheon, which was held on Tuesday, Jan. [Read More]

Alstom Invests in Electric Autonomous Vehicle Company

Jan 24, 2017

Rail transport company Alstom says it is investing $15 million and taking a minority stake in EasyMile, a start-up company developing the EZ10 electric driverless shuttle. As reported, the investment forms part of the start-up’s ongoing capital increase. In parallel, Alstom and [Read More]

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]