Products & Technology

Simple-Fill Inc. Develops Nat-Gas Compressor Technology

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 16, 2017

Simple-Fill Inc., an Ohio State University spin-off that develops natural gas compression technologies, says it has raised $420,000 of a possible $450,000 round for the development of new compressed natural gas (CNG) compressor technologies, according to a report from Columbus Business First. According to the [Read More]

SoCalGas, Onboard Dynamics to Test Mobile CNG Refueling Solution

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 12, 2017

Natural gas distribution utility Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has signed a contract with Onboard Dynamics Inc. (ObDI) to fund the demonstration and testing of a new mobile natural gas compressor that can be used to refuel compressed natural gas (CNG) [Read More]

Sustainable Innovations Develops Fuel Sensor for Hydrogen Vehicles

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 11, 2017

Sustainable Innovations, which develops and manufactures clean energy products, says it is teaming up with the University of Connecticut (UConn) Center for Clean Energy Engineering to meet a critical need in the rollout of hydrogen vehicles by developing a hydrogen fuel quality sensor [Read More]

Samsung SDI Exhibits Next-Gen Fast-Charging Battery for EVs

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 10, 2017

At the North American International Auto Show 2017, held on Jan. 9 in Detroit, Samsung SDI introduced a “high-energy density battery cell of the next generation for a driving range of up to 600 kilometers that can fast charge EVs in 20 minutes” [Read More]

Blackmer Launches SGLWD Series Pump with ‘Zero Leakage’

Posted by Lauren Tyler on January 05, 2017

Blackmer, part of PSG, a Dover company in positive displacement, regenerative turbine and centrifugal pump, and reciprocating compressor technologies, says that its new SGLWD Series Sliding Vane Pumps with double mechanical seals are now available. Available in two sizes – SGLWD3 [Read More]

General Motors to Test WiTricity’s Wireless EV Charging System

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 23, 2016

WiTricity, a wireless power transfer technology provider, says it is partnering with General Motors (GM) to test an advanced wireless charging system prototype for electric vehicles (EVs). Specifically, the companies are working together to test WiTricity’s Drive 11 park-and-charge system, [Read More]

Landi Renzo Gains EPA Certification on Nat-Gas Engine

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 21, 2016

Landi Renzo USA, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), has announced the natural gas U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification of the 2017 model-year Ford 6.8 L, V10, heavy-duty engine utilized in E-series trucks, including the E-450 Cutaway. According to Landi Renzo, [Read More]

XL Hybrids to Offer ‘Fleet-Ready’ PHEV Upfit in 2017

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 14, 2016

XL Hybrids Inc., a provider of connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has announced the launch of the company’s new product line, the XLP plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) upfit solution. According to the company, the XLP will be [Read More]

Calif. Transit Agency Orders 13 EV ARC Charging Units

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 12, 2016

Envision Solar International Inc., the renewable energy and electric vehicle (EV) charging company, says that the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency (FCRTA) has ordered 13 EV ARC units against the California state contract awarded to Envision Solar in 2015 and renewed in [Read More]

Cummins Westport Expands Market for Mid-Range Nat-Gas Engine

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 09, 2016

Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has announced that the ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter, mid-range, factory-built natural gas engine is now fully available as a production engine for shuttle bus, medium-duty truck and vocational applications in North America. CWI notes that the engine has [Read More]

BorgWarner Supplies BYD Auto with Turbocharge Tech for Hybrids

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 09, 2016

BorgWarner, which offers clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, has provided its advanced wastegate turbocharging technology for numerous hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) to BYD Auto Industry Co. Ltd. According to BorgWarner, the turbochargers boost BYD Auto’s 1.5-liter direct injection gasoline engine [Read More]

eMotorWerks, Nayax to Develop Smart-Grid EV Charging Stations

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 07, 2016

In order to provide affordable, smart-grid-enabled charging options with flexible payment methods for electric vehicle (EV) charging, eMotorWerks teamed up with EV Meter, a subsidiary of Nayax, to develop the JuiceStation EV supply equipment (EVSE) platform. According to the companies, the [Read More]

Westport Gains EPA Certification for WiNG System on CNG, LPG Models

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 06, 2016

Westport, a division of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. that engineers advanced natural gas engines and vehicles, says it has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Westport WiNG Power System on multiple 2017 model-year Ford products. [Read More]

Alliance AutoGas, Donaldson Offer Propane Filters for Autogas Fleets

Posted by Lauren Tyler on November 18, 2016

Alliance AutoGas, an international network providing a comprehensive propane autogas solution to medium- and heavy-duty fleets, says it has aligned with Donaldson Co. to release a new line of clean, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) filters that remove potentially harmful particulate matter [Read More]

BorgWarner Introduces Integrated Electric-Drive Module to EV Market

Posted by Lauren Tyler on November 16, 2016

BorgWarner, a clean and efficient technology solutions provider for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs), says it will launch its electric-drive module (eDM) with integrated eGearDrive transmission in two pure EVs from a major Chinese automaker. According to the company, production [Read More]

Cyber Switching Unveils High-Current EV Bus, Truck Charging Product

Posted by Lauren Tyler on November 11, 2016

Cyber Switching Solutions Inc., a power management company, has revealed the next product in its line of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions. The Electric Vehicle Master Controller – High Current, or EVMC-HC, provides the same electrical infrastructure cost reductions offered by [Read More]

Dana Inc. Introduces Electrified Portfolio for EVs, Hybrids

Posted by Lauren Tyler on November 11, 2016

Expanding the company’s extensive portfolio of power technologies and drive axles for electric and hybrid vehicles, Dana Inc. has introduced the Spicer Electrified portfolio of fully integrated motor, control and e-drive technologies that advance electric propulsion systems. Addressing each of its [Read More]

Qualcomm, Preh Sign WEVC License Agreement

Posted by Lauren Tyler on November 08, 2016

Qualcomm Inc. and Preh GmbH, part of the Joyson Electronics Group, say they have entered into a wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) license agreement. Based on the agreement, Preh intends to develop, make and supply WEVC systems based on Qualcomm [Read More]

Nissan Introduces New Hybrid-Electric Drivetrain

Posted by Lauren Tyler on November 07, 2016

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has unveiled its new hybrid-electric drive system, called e-POWER. According to the company, this marks the first time that e-POWER technology is available for consumers – a significant milestone in the electrification strategy under Nissan Intelligent [Read More]

UQM Obtains Certification For PowerPhase HD250 Electric System

Posted by Lauren Tyler on November 02, 2016

UQM Technologies Inc. says it has received a new and updated China certification on its PowerPhase HD250 electric propulsion system that meets the latest 2015 version of the Chinese general specifications for electric motors and inverters for electric vehicles. According [Read More]

Altech-Eco Chooses Cobham Type 4 CNG Cylinders

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 26, 2016

Cobham, which designs and produces high-performance composite pressure vessels and hybrid integrated structures for alternative energy and other applications, has announced that Altech-Eco Corp., one of the premier manufacturers of fuel conversion systems for light-duty vehicles, has chosen Cobham as [Read More]

Omnitek Engineering to Build Nat-Gas Engine for Class 8 Truck Fleet

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 24, 2016

Omnitek Engineering Corp. says it has signed a contract with a European customer to develop a heavy-duty, 13-liter natural gas engine for Class 8 trucks and certify the engine to EURO 6 emissions standards, utilizing its patented technology. According to Omnitek, [Read More]

ITT to Introduce Ultra-Fast EV Charging Solutions for Next-Gen Mobility

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 14, 2016

ITT Inc., through its Cannon brand, says it will introduce a next-generation, ultra-fast DC charging solution that dramatically reduces electric vehicle (EV) charging time at eCarTec 2016 in Munich, Germany, Oct. 18-20 – a business-to-business trade show for electric and [Read More]

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Granted Patent for NGV Pressure System

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 12, 2016

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products Inc. (ANGP) says it received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its Sorbent Based Low Pressure Gaseous Delivery System, which ANGP refers to as its Fuel Extraction Pressurization System (FEPS), [Read More]

Ebsray Unveils RC40 Pump for Liquefied Gas Applications

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 05, 2016

Ebsray Pumps Pty. Ltd., part of PSG, a Dover company in the design and manufacture of regenerative turbine and positive displacement pump technologies, has announced the availability of its new RC40 Series Regenerative Turbine Pump for liquefied gas applications, including [Read More]

Kenworth to Offer Cummins Near Zero NOx Nat-Gas Engine

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 04, 2016

Kenworth, a manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty trucks, says it will offer the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for the Kenworth T680 and T880. The manufacturer made this decision considering emissions from the ISL [Read More]

Hyperdrive Innovation to Use Nissan LEAF Battery Tech

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 22, 2016

Hyperdrive Innovation, a technology company in electronic vehicle systems for automotive, industrial, offshore and subsea applications, says it has secured the supply of Nissan’s LEAF lithium-ion battery technology for its own commercial products, which can be used to power electric vehicles [Read More]

IMPCO Technologies Unveils New Hydrogen Fuel Delivery Module

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 16, 2016

IMPCO Technologies Inc., an alternative fuel company and a division of Westport Fuel Systems Inc., has released a new GFI-branded 350 bar (5,000 psi) Hydrogen Integrated Tank Valve Regulator (H-ITVR), available globally. According to IMPCO, the H-ITVR simplifies fuel cell [Read More]

Silicon Mobility Releases Hybrid, Electric Powertrain Tech

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 15, 2016

Silicon Mobility, a semiconductor company offering products for engine electrification, hybridization, autonomous and driverless vehicle control, says it has officially introduced OLEA T222, a new solution for hybrid and electric powertrain control. The company states that OLEA T222, a new member [Read More]

UQM Technologies Unveils Next-Gen EV Motor Inverter

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 13, 2016

UQM Technologies Inc., a developer and manufacturer of high-efficiency electric motors, generators, power electronic controllers and fuel cell compressors for the commercial truck, bus, automotive, marine, military and industrial markets, says it will display its next-generation electric vehicle (EV) inverter [Read More]