New & Noteworthy

All In: Ford Launches Major Plug-In Hybrid Van Transit Project

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 20, 2017

Ford Motor Co. is launching a major project designed to help improve air quality in London, as the automaker accelerates its electrification plans with 13 new global electrified vehicles (EVs) scheduled for introduction in the next five years. The project, supported [Read More]

True Zero to Post Sustainability Analysis Labels at Hydrogen Stations

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 20, 2017

The number of fuel cell cars on California roads increased dramatically during 2016 and is expected to more than quadruple during 2017, according to a True Zero announcement. The company says that fuel from its hydrogen charging stations during 2016 powered [Read More]

Report: 5,000 Hydrogen Stations to Be Deployed Globally by 2032

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 20, 2017

A new report says that nearly 5,000 hydrogen fueling stations will be deployed globally by 2032, just as Audi and Mercedes-Benz are getting ready to roll out fuel cell vehicles on the heels of rollouts of hydrogen-powered vehicles by Toyota, Honda and [Read More]

Transit System Operates Proterra Electric Bus at Sundance Festival

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 20, 2017

Park City Transit, a fare-free system serving Park City and areas of Summit County, Utah, says it will operate a zero-emission Proterra Catalyst electric shuttle during the 33rd edition of the Sundance Film Festival, which began Tuesday, Jan. 17, and runs through Sunday, [Read More]

CARB Releases Midterm Review of Advanced Clean Cars Program

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 19, 2017

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released the Midterm Review of Advanced Clean Cars Program report, which found the greenhouse-gas (GHG) emission standards currently in place for model years 2022-2025 are readily feasible at or below the costs estimated back in [Read More]

New Council Launched to Promote, Invest in Hydrogen Tech

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 19, 2017

Toyota Motor Corp., which produces the Mirai fuel cell sedan, has joined together with several other companies and automakers to launch a global initiative to promote hydrogen technology and help achieve the ambitious goal of reaching the 2 degrees Celsius target as agreed in [Read More]

UQM Technologies Nets Proterra Order for Electric Drive System

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 19, 2017

UQM Technologies Inc., which develops propulsion systems for electric, hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles, says it has received a new follow-on order from Proterra for its PowerPhase HD electric drive systems to be manufactured and shipped throughout 2017. [Read More]

NYPA Supports Cuomo’s Plan to Install More EV Charging Stations

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 18, 2017

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) says that it will help municipalities secure state-funded rebates to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in an effort to support Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s push for expanded EV use. In his State of the State [Read More]

Efficient Drivetrains Wins Major Order for Motor Coach Fleet

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 18, 2017

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI), a provider of advanced high-efficiency, zero-emissions hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) drivetrain solutions, says that it has received a major order for its EDI PowerDrive 6000 systems from the city of Sheyang in China. According to EDI, [Read More]

PG&E Launches Clean Fuel Rebate for EV Drivers

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 18, 2017

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corp., one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the U.S., has launched the new Clean Fuel Rebate for residential, electric customers who are electric vehicle (EV) [Read More]

XL Hybrids Expands Availability with Public Fleet Contract

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 18, 2017

XL Hybrids Inc., a provider of fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, says it has been selected by the commonwealth of Massachusetts, Operational Services Division (OSD), to be a vendor on the newly released Advanced Vehicle Technology statewide contract, VEH102. [Read More]

LADOT to Expand DASH Fleet with Four Electric Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 17, 2017

At a recent ceremony, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a new 35-foot, zero-emission, pure electric bus that will be the first of four to be added to the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s (LADOT) Transit DASH fleet. According to LADOT [Read More]

BC Ferries Receives First of Three New LNG Vessels

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 17, 2017

BC Ferries has received the first of three new liquefied natural gas (LNG) Salish Class vessels that will be added to its ferry fleet – the company’s first natural gas-fueled vessels to date. According to the company, the first vessel [Read More]

Grande West Transportation Offers CNG Option for Vicinity Line

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 16, 2017

Grande West Transportation Group Inc., a Canadian bus manufacturer of heavy-duty midsize transit buses for sale in Canada and the U.S., is now offering clean-burning, low-emission Cummins ISB G engines for delivery on 2017 orders – a major addition to clean air [Read More]

New Flyer Nets Slew of CNG Bus Contracts for BC Transit

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 16, 2017

New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, says that BC Transit has awarded New Flyer three separate contracts for 70 New Flyer [Read More]

Cummins Doesn’t Supply Engines for Alleged ‘Cheating’ FCA Vehicles

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 13, 2017

Shortly after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) charged Fiat Chrysler with Clean Air Act violations, Cummins released a statement asserting that it does not supply engines for the FCA vehicles that are discussed in [Read More]

New Flyer Zero-Emission Bus Deliveries Surged in 2016

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 13, 2017

New Flyer of America Inc. has announced that deliveries of zero-emission buses (ZEBs) in 2016 reached their highest level in company history, delivering 213 equivalent units (EUs) in 2016. As reported, this ZEB milestone was a dramatic increase of 48% [Read More]

Mack Demonstrates Dimethyl Ether Truck as Diesel Alternative

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 12, 2017

In collaboration with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Oberon Fuels, Mack Trucks says it has begun a demonstration to test the performance of a Dimethyl Ether (DME)-powered Mack Pinnacle model. According to Mack, DSNY is its first [Read More]

Report: 68 Million Hybrids, EVs Deployed Worldwide by 2025

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 12, 2017

More than 68 million light-duty hybrid electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid EVs and battery EVs (BEVs) are expected to be in use across the globe by 2025, with over half of that number being plug-in vehicles, according to a new report [Read More]

BYD Selected to Deliver 50 Electric Buses in Argentina

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 12, 2017

In the latest company news, electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer BYD has been officially selected by the evaluation committee in Argentina as the recommended company for the purchase of 50 electric buses on behalf of the Ministry of Environment. As reported, [Read More]

‘Fuel For Thought’: Earth Day Coalition to Hold Alt-Fuel Workshops

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 11, 2017

With support from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund, the Earth Day Coalition (EDC) says it will produce the Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions project, which will include three Fuel for Thought workshops designed for local fleet directors and one Workforce Development Opportunity [Read More]

Honda to Launch a New Hybrid in Electrification Initiative

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 10, 2017

Honda has announced a new dedicated hybrid model that will be made in America and launch nationwide in 2018 as part of the Honda Electrification Initiative, which will expand the company’s portfolio of electrified vehicles. The automaker also announced it will expand [Read More]

EPA, CARB Approve Emissions Remedy for VW ‘Gen 3’ Diesel Vehicles

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 09, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have announced the approval of an emissions modification remedy, proposed by Volkswagen (VW), that will reduce the excess NOx emissions from a limited number of the VW 2.0-liter [Read More]

MTA Expands Alt-Fuel Fleet with 32 New CNG Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 09, 2017

Over the next 18 to 24 months, 32 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses are to be delivered to the Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) of Genesee County, Mich., according to a recent report from the Davison Index. As reported, this move was [Read More]

Diesel Tech Forum Remains Optimistic about Clean Diesel

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 09, 2017

The Diesel Technology Forum says that despite the Dieselgate scandal, the diesel “take rate” doubled by the end of 2016 and that the American public largely remains open to considering clean diesel vehicles. Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel [Read More]

NGVAmerica Touts Study Examining Heavy-Duty NGV Methane Emissions

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 09, 2017

West Virginia University (WVU) scientists at the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions (CAFEE) have conducted a new study on methane emissions from heavy-duty natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and refueling stations. The report, recently published by Environmental Science & [Read More]

EPA School Bus Funding Expected to Promote Clean Diesel Tech

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 06, 2017

The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) says that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funds for cleaner school buses, as previously announced, will enable significant air quality improvements by replacing older diesel buses with newer, more efficient technology – primarily, advanced clean diesel technology. “These [Read More]

FCA US Targets Millennials with New Electric Chrysler

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 05, 2017

FCA US LLC, the American subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., has unveiled the Chrysler Portal concept, an all-electric, semi-autonomous interpretation of the “fifth generation” of family transportation focused toward millennials. When it came to thinking about the future of family [Read More]

ChargePoint Introduces New Ultra-Fast EV Charging Solution

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 05, 2017

ChargePoint, an electric vehicle (EV) charging network, has now announced ChargePoint Express Plus, the ultra-fast DC charging solution that is “ready for the electric cars, buses and trucks of today and tomorrow.” According to ChargePoint, Express Plus can charge the newest [Read More]

Report: Electric Truck Sales Forecast to Surge Over Next Decade

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 04, 2017

Global annual sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks are expected to grow from about 31,000 vehicles in 2016 to nearly 332,000 by 2026, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report, which forecasts sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks [Read More]