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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]

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]

Xpress Natural Gas Expands Team for Enhanced Reliability, Reduced Costs

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

Xpress Natural Gas LLC (XNG), a full-service compressed (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) provider, with operations throughout the U.S. and eastern Canada, has hired two executives for key leadership roles. Vince Morrissette has joined the XNG management team as [Read More]

IACMI, Partners Launch CNG Storage Tech Project

Posted by Amanda Fava on February 21, 2017

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), a University of Tennessee, Knoxville- and Department of Energy-driven consortium with more than 100 members committed to increasing domestic production capacity and manufacturing jobs across the U.S. composites industry, has announced the [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]

Miami-Dade Transit Opts for 300 New Flyer Xcelsior CNG Transit Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 20, 2017

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, says it has been awarded a contract to build 300 40-foot Xcelsior compressed natural gas [Read More]

Redlands Nat-Gas Station Sees 71% Increase in Fuel Consumption

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 20, 2017

The City of Redlands, Calif., has reported a significant jump in use at its corporate yard alternative fuel station, which provides compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to both city and non-city vehicles, over the first six [Read More]

State Rep. Files Texas Fuels Bill for Natural Gas Fleet Vehicles

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 20, 2017

Texas State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, has filed H.B.1979, known as the “Texas Fuels” bill, to harness funds restricted exclusively for emissions reduction purposes to promote the use of natural gas-based fuels in state fleet vehicles. “The Texas Fuels bill [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]

Report: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Market to See Staggering Growth

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 16, 2017

The global hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (HFCV) market is expected to grow at a staggering compound annual growth rate of more than 82% during the forecast period, according to the latest Technavio report. The market study covers the present scenario [Read More]

Engie, Partners Receive LNG-Powered Bunker Vessel

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 16, 2017

Engie, Fluxys, Mitsubishi Corp. and NYK have taken delivery of what they say is the world’s first purpose-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel from Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd. in Korea. According to the companies, the vessel [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]

N.Y. Bus System Exercises Options for New Flyer’s Xcelsior CNG Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 15, 2017

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest heavy-duty transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, has announced that Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE), located in Garden City, N.Y., has [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]

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]

Toyota Reaches 10 Million Hybrid Sales Milestone

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 14, 2017

Toyota, creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, has announced that it achieved more than 10 million cumulative units of hybrid vehicle sales globally, including plug-in hybrids, as of Jan. 31. As reported, the latest milestone was achieved [Read More]

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]

Trumbull County Continues Fleet Replacement with CNG Trucks

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

The Engineer’s Office in Trumbull County, Ohio, recently demonstrated its four new compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and announced that it has committed to replacing the rest of its diesel trucks, as well, according to a report from the Tribune Chronicle. As [Read More]

Nashville’s Music City Center Now Offers Blink EV Charging Services

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

Car Charging Group Inc., an owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, has announced that Music City Center, Nashville’s 2.1 million-square-foot convention center, now provides nine Blink Level 2 EV charging stations. Located at 201 Fifth Ave. [Read More]

Study: Natural Gas Will Power Nearly 1 in 10 Trucks Sold by 2025

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

By 2025, nearly one in 10 medium- and heavy-duty (MD-HD) trucks sold will run on natural gas, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. The report says energy price volatility, global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade, tighter emission [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]

Love’s Trillium Signs Off on Two New CNG Stations in Florida

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

In its latest company announcement, Love’s Trillium CNG, part of the Love’s Family of Companies, has finalized an agreement to bring two compressed natural gas (CNG) facilities to south Florida. The stations will be the only CNG locations in Miami-Dade [Read More]

Blue Bird Dealer to Deliver 26 New Propane Buses to South Carolina

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

The state of South Carolina has purchased 26 propane-powered Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses to replace its aging diesel bus fleet. As reported, the alternative-fueled buses will be deployed to service Dorchester and Berkeley counties. “While the South Carolina [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]

Omnitek to Develop Nat-Gas Engine for Off-Road Applications

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 08, 2017

Omnitek Engineering Corp., which develops and sells proprietary diesel-to-natural gas conversion systems, says it will participate in a $1.5 million grant study with its partner Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories, based in Fullerton, Calif., to demonstrate its clean natural gas engine technology for [Read More]

International Airport to Deploy Six Zero-Emission All-Electric Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 08, 2017

Complete Coach Works (CCW), a U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company, says that it has been chosen to provide the Indianapolis International Airport (IAA) with six Zero-Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS), all-electric, 35-foot remanufactured buses. According to CCW, this will be the [Read More]