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EV Manufacturer BYD America Expands Team in Los Angeles

May 26, 2016

Electric vehicle manufacturer BYD has announced the promotions of several executives in an expansion of the company’s leadership team at its downtown Los Angeles headquarters. Macy Neshati has been promoted to senior vice president of BYD’s newly created B2B division, [Read More]

Hexagon Composites, Siddha Gas Technik Agree to Joint Venture

May 26, 2016

Hexagon Composites, the Norway-based company that develops and produces composite pressure cylinders and systems for the storage and transportation of various gases, says it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Siddha Gas Technik Pvt Ltd. to pursue opportunities [Read More]

Air Products, NSPE Develop Hydrogen Fueling Market in Japan

May 24, 2016

Air Products, an industrial gases company and supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment, has jointly constructed and placed online its first hydrogen fueling station in Tokyo with Nippon Steel & Sumikin Pipeline & Engineering Co. Ltd. (NSPE), [Read More]

Electric City Transit to Deploy Two CNG Buses

May 23, 2016

Electric City Transit, a transportation agency in Anderson, S.C., received its first compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered bus last week and is currently awaiting the delivery of a second CNG bus and a separate diesel-fueled bus, which will be used on a [Read More]

New Facility to Supply Fuel for LNG-Powered Trade Ships

May 18, 2016

Eagle LNG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferus Natural Gas Fuels LP, has begun constructing a natural gas liquefaction plant in West Jacksonville, Fla., that will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Crowley Puerto Rico Services Inc. to power its [Read More]

TRUE ZERO Expands Hydrogen Fueling Network with New Station

May 16, 2016

TRUE ZERO has opened a new hydrogen fueling station in Santa Barbara, Calif., effectively expanding its hydrogen fueling network of stations being built by Irvine, Calif.-based FirstElement Fuel Inc. “With Phase one of the True Zero network taking shape, fuel cell [Read More]

All-Electric BMW i3 Saw Sales Jump in April

May 13, 2016

The BMW Group reports that it sold a total of 4,504 pure electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles globally in April, with the U.S., Scandinavia and the U.K. topping the list of markets. The company asserts that global sales of the [Read More]

London Receives Its First HyFive Hydrogen Refueling Station

May 11, 2016

ITM Power, an energy storage and clean fuel company, says it has launched its first public-access hydrogen refueling station in London at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington for commercial and private fleets operating fuel cell electric vehicles. According to ITM [Read More]

Shell Deploys Third LNG-Powered Supply Vessel Offshore Gulf of Mexico

May 11, 2016

Shell Offshore Inc. says it has deployed a third liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered offshore supply vessel in Port Fourchon, La. The “Harvey Liberty,” chartered from specialist company Harvey Gulf International Marine, will join her sister ships, the “Harvey Energy” and “Harvey Power,” [Read More]

Moran Transportation Orders Another Orange EV T-Series Truck

May 10, 2016

Moran Transportation Corp. has placed a follow-on order for Orange EV’s T-Series electric terminal truck for use in Moran’s Chicago operations. Company officials say that the electric truck has had an immediate and substantial effect on reducing their carbon footprint [Read More]

San Juan County Introduces Converted CNG Truck to Fleet

Apr 29, 2016

San Juan County in New Mexico has added a new bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) truck to its fleet and has plans to add two more later this year. The county told KOB News that the truck is the first [Read More]

Report Highlights Role of Utilities in EV Deployment

Apr 29, 2016

The Center for American Progress has released a report offering recommendations on how electric utilities can contribute to the affordability and adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), as the U.S. continues to strive to meet climate goals. “The advancement of electric [Read More]

PowerCell Sweden, Swiss Hydrogen to Market Fuel Cell Systems

Apr 28, 2016

The Nordic fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB has signed a memorandum of understanding with Swiss Hydrogen SA, a Switzerland-based company that develops hydrogen fuel cell systems for a variety of applications, so that the two companies can market and [Read More]

Eastern Washington University Opens EV Charging Stations

Apr 27, 2016

Eastern Washington University (EWU) has opened four new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Challenge. The Level 2 PowerPost EV charging stations were installed by Telefonix Inc., a developer of cord reel [Read More]

Renault Provides French Postal Company with First CNG Truck

Apr 21, 2016

Renault Trucks has handed over the keys of a D WIDE CNG vehicle to the French postal service company La Poste. Renault says this represents La Poste’s first compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered truck, and it is currently being used for [Read More]

Edmunds.com: Hybrid and EV Loyalty Hits All-Time Low

Apr 21, 2016

Only 27.5% of all hybrid and electric vehicle trade-ins recorded by Edmunds.com this year have been applied to the purchase of another hybrid or EV. In its new analysis, which covers U.S. trade-ins through the end of March, the car [Read More]

Faraday Future Breaks Ground on Billion-Dollar EV Factory

Apr 19, 2016

Last week, upstart electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Faraday Future broke ground on its billion-dollar factory in Nevada. The factory will utilize solar, wind and geo-thermal energy for power to design and build a new generation of EVs. Located in north [Read More]

World’s First Fuel Cell Car Sharing Service Opens in Germany

Apr 13, 2016

Hyundai Motor’s ix35 Fuel Cell will serve the world’s first fuel-cell-powered, zero-emission car sharing service, BeeZero, to be launched in Munich, Germany, this summer. BeeZero, run by a newly founded subsidiary of The Linde Group, will feature 50 Hyundai ix35 [Read More]

UPS Chooses Ariel Compressors for CNG Station Expansion

Apr 06, 2016

Ariel Compressors has been chosen to provide the compressed natural gas (CNG) compressors for 12 new CNG stations that were announced as part of a $100 million expansion by UPS. The 12 CNG stations will feature Ohio-made Ariel gas compressors [Read More]

Tesla Model 3 Pre-Orders Top 276,000 in Three Days

Apr 05, 2016

In the three days following the debut of the $35,000 Tesla Model 3, the California-based automaker has been flooded with orders from around the world. Elon Musk’s last update on the total order tally put it somewhere north of 276,000 [Read More]

TruStar to Discuss Challenges, Opportunities of Transitioning to CNG

Mar 30, 2016

Anthony Flynn, southeast sales director at TruStar Energy, will address challenges and opportunities in converting fleets to compressed natural gas (CNG) at the Fleet Management Expo in Charleston, S.C., on April 5. Andrew Burnham of Argonne National Laboratory will co-host [Read More]

EIA: Global Plug-In Vehicle Sales Grew 80% in 2015

Mar 29, 2016

The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) and the Argonne National Laboratory recently compiled data showing that global light-duty plug-in vehicle sales, led by China and Western Europe, grew 80% in 2015. The EIA estimates that over 565,000 plug-in vehicles were sold [Read More]

BYD Receives More Electric Bus Orders from California, Washington

Mar 23, 2016

BYD has received orders for its all-electric buses from two West Coast transit authorities, Solano County Transit (SolTrans) in California and Link Transit in Washington. The electric buses will be built in Southern California, with both transit authorities taking delivery [Read More]

Free Propane Autogas Technician Training Sessions Offered This Spring

Mar 22, 2016

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is offering a free, three-day training course designed to give automotive service technicians an in-depth look at servicing and maintaining propane-autogas-powered vehicles. The NAFTC launched the course to help fill a need for [Read More]

Ontario Invests in New Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Parts Manufacturing

Mar 21, 2016

The Canadian province of Ontario has announced that it will invest up to $2 million through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund to support a new Mitsui High-tec facility in Brantford that will build hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) components. The [Read More]

CCW Delivers Final Bus for CNG Rehab Project for Yolo Transportation District

Mar 17, 2016

Complete Coach Works (CCW) has announced the delivery of the final bus for a project to replace compressed natural gas (CNG) engines on seven buses for Yolo County Transportation District in California. “The project will extend the service life of [Read More]

GM to Offer 2.8 Liter Duramax Diesel in Express, Savana Vans

Mar 14, 2016

GM will begin offering the 2.8 liter Duramax four-cylinder diesel engine in 2017 Chevy Express and GMC Savana cargo and passenger vans, the automaker has announced. The engine will be available on 2500 and 3500 models in both short- and [Read More]

Oak Ridge National Lab Testing Next-Gen Wireless Charging for EVs

Mar 09, 2016

With support from the Vehicle Technologies Office, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. have been working since 2012 to demonstrate wireless charging on a variety of plug-in and electric vehicles (EVs). ORNL is working with [Read More]

Loop Energy Wins $7.5 Million Grant to Deploy Zero-Emissions Truck

Mar 04, 2016

Loop Energy has been awarded a $7.5 million grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to accelerate deployment of the company’s new zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. “SDTC is a real leader in vetting and supporting green technologies that will [Read More]

Argonne, Los Alamos National Labs Work to Develop Affordable Fuel Cells

Mar 04, 2016

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne and Los Alamos national laboratories have teamed up to support an initiative called the Electrocatalysis Consortium (ElectroCat), a collaboration devoted to finding an effective but cheaper alternative to platinum in hydrogen fuel [Read More]