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BYD Launches EV Truck Lineup, Aims for Full Fleet Conversion

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NGT Staff on Aug 23, 2016

The Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group intends to be completely electric-powered within 2017.

Q&A with Plug In America: National Drive Electric Week 2016

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NGT Staff on Aug 22, 2016

The sixth annual National Drive Electric Week will be held Sept. 10-18, encouraging U.S. adoption of plug-in EVs.

New Flyer Offers Near-Zero Option with Cummins Westport ISL G Engine

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NGT Staff on Aug 19, 2016

New Flyer of America Inc. has announced that it will now offer the “Near Zero” version of Cummins Westport’s 8.9-liter ISL G engine for natural gas-fueled transit vehicles. According to New Flyer, this move makes it the first transit manufacturer to offer the [Read More]

It’s Final: Fuel-Efficiency Standards Finalized for Heavy-Duty Trucks

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NGT Staff on Aug 16, 2016

The EPA and DOT have issued a final Phase 2 GHG and fuel-efficiency rulemaking, encouraging a generation of cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles and advanced fuel technology.

True Zero Boasts 1 Million ZEV Miles Driven with Fuel Cell Cars

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NGT Staff on Aug 16, 2016

True Zero, operating a large network of retail hydrogen-charging stations, says it has reached a major milestone last week of powering more than 1 million zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) miles by fuel cell cars. According to the company, this achievement marks [Read More]

WW Transport Exceeds Milestone with Over 100 CNG/Diesel Conversions

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NGT Staff on Aug 15, 2016

American Power Group Corp. (APG) has announced that its largest customer, WW Transport Inc., is now operating over 100 heavy-haul Class 8 trucks converted to compressed natural gas (CNG)-diesel dual fuel via APG’s turbocharged engine equipment. According to APG, WW Transport’s three-year [Read More]

Clean Energy Releases Spate of Natural Gas Achievements

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NGT Staff on Aug 12, 2016

Selected as a preferred vendor for Cummins’ facility modifications, Clean Energy has announced several nat-gas fueling station openings and contract extensions.

Yet Another NGV Milestone: Ryder Surpasses 100 Million Miles

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NGT Staff on Aug 09, 2016

Following NGV announcements from UPS and then Frito-Lay, Ryder now claims to be the first commercial fleet outsourcing provider to reach this landmark achievement.

City of New Bedford Converts More Than 25% of Fleet to EVs

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NGT Staff on Aug 04, 2016

City Mayor Jon Mitchell, state officials and other leaders recently announced that the City of New Bedford, Mass., has converted more than 25% of its general use fleet to electric vehicles (EVs) as part of an initiative to replace more of [Read More]

New York Extends Tax Exemptions for Alternative Fuels

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NGT Staff on Aug 03, 2016

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has issued a memorandum announcing the extension of current tax exemptions for alternative fuels. Specifically, the memorandum offers guidance on the five-year extension for the alternative fuels E85, compressed natural gas (CNG), hydrogen [Read More]

UPS Shatters Goal: Alt-Fuel Fleet Drives 1 Billion Miles

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NGT Staff on Aug 02, 2016

By the end of 2016, the delivery company will have invested $750 million in alt-fuel and advanced technology vehicles and stations worldwide.

NCWM Approves Adoption of DGE Standard for Natural Gas Fuel Sales

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NGT Staff on Aug 01, 2016

At its annual meeting last week, the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) finally voted to approve the diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) standard as a legally authorized method of sale for natural gas sold as motor fuel. According to NGVAmerica, [Read More]

Eaton Welcomes CNG Station with New GE Technology for NGVs

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NGT Staff on Aug 01, 2016

Located along Highway 85’s “CNG Corridor,” the station is the first to feature GE’s modular CNG In A Box technology.

Ford, MIT to Roll Out Electric Shuttle Fleet for Mobility Project

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NGT Staff on Jul 27, 2016

The initiative is launching a fleet of EVs equipped with LiDAR sensors and cameras to improve transport services.

Blue Bird Offers Ride-and-Drive Event with Propane, CNG Buses at STN Expo

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NGT Staff on Jul 26, 2016

Blue Bird Corp., a school bus designer and manufacturer that offers alternative fuel applications, including propane-powered and compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered vehicles, says that attendees at this year’s STN Expo in Reno, Nev., will have the opportunity to experience Blue [Read More]

Electrifying Politics: Free EV Bus Rides at 2016 Dem Convention

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NGT Staff on Jul 25, 2016

In addition to hosting an EV ride and demo at the DNC, SEPTA plans to purchase 25 Proterra Catalyst buses and five overhead chargers in 2017.

DOE to Back Nationwide EV Charging Network with $4.5 Billion

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NGT Staff on Jul 22, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has pledged $4.5 billion in loan guarantees in order to build out a coast-to-coast network of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs), as intended by the Obama administration, according to a Bloomberg report and a [Read More]

San Diego Nonprofit Wins $5.9M Grant for Trucking Electrification

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NGT Staff on Jul 20, 2016

The California Energy Commission grant will fund the construction of 10 electric freight vehicles and support the Port of San Diego’s emissions reduction goals.

Boreas Natural Gas Launches Operations with CNG, LNG Offerings

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NGT Staff on Jul 20, 2016

Westlake Village, Calif.-based Boreas Natural Gas says it has officially commenced operations, providing products, services and customized turnkey solutions for the natural gas fuels market, including compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). “We will initially focus on [Read More]

Another NREL Shuttle Bus Gets Fitted with Lightning Hybrids’ ERS

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NGT Staff on Jul 18, 2016

NREL has installed Lightning Hybrids’ hydraulic unit on a second fleet vehicle to serve its Golden, Colo., campus.

Indianapolis Public Schools Refreshes Fleet with 100 New Propane Buses

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NGT Staff on Jul 18, 2016

Lisle, Ill.-based IC Bus, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar Inc., says it will fulfill an order by Indianapolis Public Schools for 100 CE Series school buses powered by the Power Solutions International (PSI) 8.8-liter LP propane engine. IC Bus [Read More]

Calif. Companies Push to Stay the Course on Low Carbon Fuel Standard

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NGT Staff on Jul 13, 2016

Nearly 60 producers and providers of clean fuels – ranging from electricity to renewable diesel – have signed a joint letter urging California policymakers to sustain the state’s low carbon fuel policy. According to a release from CALSTART, a national [Read More]

DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office to Achieve Goals with Alt Fuels

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NGT Staff on Jul 13, 2016

The VTO plans to use natural gas and propane fuels to reduce U.S. transportation petroleum use by 2.5 billion gallons a year in 2025.

Los Angeles DOT Shells Out $6.8M to Expand CNG Coach Fleet

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NGT Staff on Jul 11, 2016

With the addition of nine more commuter coaches, the LADOT fleet now has 104 CNG-powered MCI coaches serving its Commuter Express system.

DOE Announces Funding to Advance Fuel Cell, Hydrogen Storage Tech

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NGT Staff on Jul 07, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $13 million in funding for the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to leverage industry, university and laboratory expertise in advanced hydrogen storage and fuel cell performance and durability. [Read More]

Alt-Fuel Fleet Event Headed for California Raceway

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NGT Staff on Jul 06, 2016

The event will include educational presentations, networking opportunities, and a ride-and-drive with AFVs.

State Announces $445,000 Clean Diesel Grant for Bus Fleets

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NGT Staff on Jul 05, 2016

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has announced an approximately $445,000 clean diesel funding opportunity to help finance aging school bus replacement projects from both public and private school bus fleets in the state. According to the WDNR, this [Read More]

Plug-In Vehicle Battery Market Expected to Swell to $10 Billion

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NGT Staff on Jun 29, 2016

A Lux Research report says that six carmakers, including Tesla and Volkswagen, will account for 90% of battery demand, with EVs emerging as the drivetrain of choice.

Proterra Releases EV Fast-Charging Patents to Mass Transit Industry

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NGT Staff on Jun 28, 2016

In a move intended to accelerate widespread electric vehicle (EV) technology adoption and infrastructure development, Proterra, a developer and manufacturer of zero-emission vehicles, has opened its on-route EV fast-charging technology to the transit industry on a royalty-free basis. Proterra says [Read More]

Volkswagen Settles Dieselgate with $15 Billion, EV Ramp-Up

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Lauren Tyler on Jun 28, 2016

The automaker has agreed to provide billions to settle its emissions scandal in what is being called the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history.