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BNEF Report on Second-Life EV Battery Storage

Aug 26, 2016

The electric vehicle (EV) market is set to grow quickly, but so far there has been no consensus on the ‘second-life’ of the used EV batteries. In a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), senior analyst Claire Curry has [Read More]

Nel ASA Secures Repeat Order for Two New Hydrogen Stations

Aug 23, 2016

Nel Hydrogen Solutions says it has secured a repeat order for two new CAR-200 hydrogen stations from an undisclosed European customer, as Nel Hydrogen Fueling, formerly known as H2 Logic A/S and a division of Nel ASA, has initiated production [Read More]

Romeo Power Launches Line of High-Performance EV Battery Systems

Aug 22, 2016

Romeo Power, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based electric vehicle (EV) battery systems start-up company, says it is now launching a line of high-performance battery packs that are optimized to outperform other battery systems on the EV market today. Specifically, the company, [Read More]

EVEN Electric to Develop EV Retail Distribution Network

Aug 19, 2016

EVEN Electric, a new venture announced this week in Ottawa, Ontario, intends to create the first global sales and distribution network for electric vehicle (EV) transportation, offering multi-brand new and pre-owned vehicles through an innovative retail and online customer experience. [Read More]

Orange EV Launches Class 8 Electric Truck, Provides Fleet Options

Aug 18, 2016

Orange EV, a Kansas City, Mo.-based original equipment manufacturer providing heavy-duty electric vehicle (EV) solutions to industrial fleets, is now accepting orders for its all-new T-Series pure electric terminal truck. “Orange EV’s initial T-Series, a complete remanufacture of existing trucks, has been operating [Read More]

CCW Provides ZEPS Electric Bus to Orange County for Fair Route

Aug 17, 2016

Complete Coach Works (CCW), a transportation solutions company specializing in bus remanufacturing and complete electronic drive systems, says it has provided its Zero-Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) demo bus to Orange County Transit Association (OCTA) to support one of the Orange [Read More]

DOE Reports Median EV Range Jumped More Than 10 Miles

Aug 16, 2016

According to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the median all-electric vehicle (AEV) range in the U.S. has increased by more than 10 miles – from 73 miles in 2011 to 83.5 miles in 2016. The DOE [Read More]

BMW: Electrified Model Vehicle Sales Soar in July

Aug 12, 2016

BMW says that its electrified models continue to exceed expectations, announcing that 4% of all BMW sales in Western Europe in July were electrified vehicles – and that percentage increases significantly in markets where electric mobility is supported through financial [Read More]

Fueling the Future: Students Build Fuel Cell Vehicles with Toyota

Aug 09, 2016

Toyota says it is partnering with Horizon Educational Group to bring the Hydrogen Horizon Automotive Challenge, a semester-long, after-school program focused on alternative fuels and climate change, to 20 California schools in Los Angeles and Orange counties. During the hands-on [Read More]

FMC Corp. Revs Up Production to Meet Growing EV Demand

Aug 04, 2016

FMC Corp. says it has entered into a new multiyear supply agreement with a major electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer to accelerate the expansion of its global lithium hydroxide production capacity. FMC says it had previously announced plans to triple its global [Read More]

VW’s BUDD-e Electric Microbus Named Concept Truck of the Year

Aug 02, 2016

Volkswagen of America Inc. has announced that the Volkswagen BUDD-e, an all-electric microbus, has been named “2016 Concept Truck of the Year” at the 15th Annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards, which was held in Plymouth, Mich., [Read More]

Navigant: Li-ion Battery Manufacturers Compete for EV Market

Aug 01, 2016

A recent report from Navigant Research has found that the leading lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturers are now competing for the developing market for vehicle electrification and that, further, large, financially stable Asian Li-ion battery manufacturers will lead the plug-in electric [Read More]

Cleantech Company Brings Exhaust System to Gray Line Licensees

Jul 26, 2016

Sightseeing tour provider Gray Line Worldwide has chosen cleantech solutions company NG1 Technologies as an Allied Partner to bring TechFlo Exhaust, NG1’s aftermarket exhaust system, to Gray Line licensees. As an Allied Partner, NG1 joins a select group of brands [Read More]

Westport Fuel Systems Appoints New Leadership

Jul 25, 2016

The board of directors at Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a global company for the engineering, manufacturing and supply of alternative fuel systems and components, has appointed Nancy S. Gougarty CEO, effective immediately, now that Westport’s current CEO, David R. Demers, [Read More]

Dieselgate Fallout: Production of BMW’s 2017 Diesel Vehicles Delayed

Jul 21, 2016

Production of BMW Group’s 2017 model-year diesel vehicles has been delayed due to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s further inspection and enhanced emissions analysis following Volkswagen’s recent Dieselgate scandal, according to several recent reports. “In light of recent events, agencies [Read More]

Fuel Cell, Hydrogen Association Introduces Resource Guides

Jul 18, 2016

The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), the trade association dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies, says it has released two new resources that confirm the widespread impact these technologies are making on today’s [Read More]

CARB Rejects VW’s Plan to Fix 3.0L Emissions-Cheating Vehicles

Jul 14, 2016

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has rejected Volkswagen Group’s recall plan for the 3.0-liter diesel vehicles equipped with emissions-cheating devices, according to a letter sent to the German automaker this week. According to CARB, Volkswagen’s submissions are “incomplete, substantially [Read More]

Virginia Clean Cities Launches Hydrogen, Fuel Cell Nexus Website

Jul 12, 2016

Virginia Clean Cities at James Madison University (JMU) has launched the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Nexus supply chain website, a business-to-business online platform that will connect hydrogen and fuel cell companies to strengthen the zero-emission energy sector and pave the way [Read More]

Gaz Metro Conducts Renewable Natural Gas Conversion Project

Jul 11, 2016

Gaz Metro, one of the largest natural gas distribution companies in Quebec, says that it has been conducting a demonstration project over the past several months aimed at converting forestry biomass into second-generation renewable natural gas. According to the company, [Read More]

Skangas Provides Nat-Gas for Polaris LNG-Powered Icebreaker

Jul 01, 2016

Skangas, which supplies liquefied natural gas (LNG) for shipping, industrial and heavy road transport needs, says it has made the first delivery of LNG for Polaris – the world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker. According to Skangas, Polaris is a dual-fuel icebreaker [Read More]

Kreisel’s System Enables Faster EV Charging with 9.6 kW Output

Jul 01, 2016

Austrian manufacturer of high-performance batteries Kreisel Electric has introduced MAVERO, a wall-mounted home energy storage system that stores electricity from renewable energy sources, which can provide faster charging for electric vehicles (EVs). According to Kreisel, the Li-Ion battery packs are [Read More]

State DEP Reminds Car Buyers Alt-Fuel Rebates Are Still Available

Jun 29, 2016

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released a statement reminding car buyers that rebates to assist with the cost of purchasing new alternative fuel vehicles are still available. “Rebates are available for battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles [Read More]

Mitsubishi Motors Releases New PHEV Concept

Jun 27, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. says it will premiere the new Ground Tourer Concept high-end SUV coupe, a midsize plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), at the 2016 Paris Motor Show this fall. Following the Concept XR PHEV introduced at the 2015 Geneva [Read More]

Va. Transit Agency Touts CNG, Promotes Clean Energy

Jun 24, 2016

As part of its “Did You Know?” educational advertising campaign, the Greater Richmond Transit Co. (GRTC) has wrapped its compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, along with others in its fleet, with messages highlighting key facts about its use of CNG and [Read More]

EV Network Adds Fast-Charge Stations Along Quebec Corridor

Jun 21, 2016

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has announced that electric vehicle (EV) fast-charge stations will soon be completed along Highway 20, one of Quebec’s busiest corridors. The Electric Circuit – the largest public charging network in Quebec – has signed agreements with the [Read More]

NG1 Technologies Announces New Executive Hire, Internal Promotion

Jun 21, 2016

NG1 Technologies, a cleantech solutions company in the diesel transportation and diesel engine industry, has hired Sam Ray as vice president and director of sales and promoted Art Meissner to vice president of development. Ray, with more than 20 years [Read More]

Ohio County Approves Funding for CNG Trucks

Jun 20, 2016

Commissioners of Trumbull County, Ohio, have approved the purchase of four new compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks for the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office. The Board of Commissioners stated that 80% of the cost will be covered by the Federal Transportation [Read More]

Iveco Launches CNG-/LNG-Powered Truck for Long-Haul Routes

Jun 20, 2016

Iveco, an Italian industrial vehicle manufacturing company, has introduced the New Stralis NP natural gas truck, which runs on compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG), at its manufacturing base in Madrid. According to Iveco, the natural gas truck [Read More]

Container Transport Specialist Adds LNG-Fueled Truck to Fleet

Jun 17, 2016

Gasum, a natural gas and biogas company, says that Finnish shipping container transport specialist Speed Oy has introduced a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered Volvo FM 460 hp dual-fuel truck to its fleet operating from the Vuosaari Harbor in Helsinki. Gasum says it’s working [Read More]

PlugShare to Offer Free Residential EV Charging Stations, Installation

Jun 16, 2016

PlugShare, maker of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station locator app, has announced the California statewide launch of Drive Solar, a program that now provides eligible PlugShare community members with a free home EV charging station plus free station installation [Read More]