Up Front

True Zero Achieves 2 Million Emission-Free Miles with Hydrogen Network

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 26, 2016

Reaching another significant milestone, True Zero, operating a large network of retail hydrogen charging stations, says it has powered 2 million miles of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) driving on California roads only 60 days after reaching its first million miles. In comparison, [Read More]

Approved: Volkswagen Settlement to Fund ZEV Projects

Lauren Tyler
Written by Lauren Tyler on October 25, 2016

Having officially approved the $14.7 billion settlement, the Federal court is now allocating funds to further pollution mitigation efforts and deploy zero-emission vehicle projects.

Toyota to Introduce 100 Fuel Cell Buses Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 21, 2016

As part of its plans to introduce over 100 fuel cell buses mainly in the Tokyo area ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota Motor Corp. says it will begin to sell fuel cell buses under the Toyota [Read More]

Alt-Fuel, Hybrid Market Expected to Surge to $614 Billion

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 21, 2016

A new report projects that the AFHV market, which includes electric and natural gas vehicles, will reach $614 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 12.9%.

ATRI Investigates Fuel Economy, Usage for Heavy-Duty Fleets

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 19, 2016

A new survey found that biodiesel blends (B5, B10 and B20) are the most common alternative fuels in use by heavy-duty trucking fleets today.

Survey: 43% of Californians Would Buy or Lease an EV by 2025

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 19, 2016

Californians are embracing electric vehicles (EVs) and want the state to do more to encourage their widespread adoption, with 43% considering buying or leasing an EV before 2025, according to research commissioned by CALinnovates, a non-partisan technology advocacy coalition of [Read More]

Cummins Westport Begins Production of ISL G Near Zero Nat-Gas Engine

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 17, 2016

Cummins Westport Inc. has announced that production of the ISL G Near Zero (NZ) NOx natural gas engine has officially commenced and orders are now being processed. According to the company, the ISL G NZ is the first mid-range engine in [Read More]

Going Electric: Navy to Lease 205 New EVs in California

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 13, 2016

As part of an agreement to develop alternative energy projects, the Department of the Navy is rolling out the largest integration of EVs in the federal government.

UPS Adds 200 Hybrid-Electric Vehicles to Growing Alt-Fuel Fleet

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 12, 2016

UPS has announced its plans to add 200 new hybrid-electric delivery trucks to the company’s growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. According to the delivery company, the vehicles have the same two-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis as the 125 [Read More]

DTE Says VW Settlement Funds Should Advance Clean Diesel Tech

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 12, 2016

DTE urges policymakers to invest the $2.7 billion Environmental Mitigation Trust in clean diesel tech to mitigate the excess NOx emissions.

Detroit Diesel to Shell Out $28.5M for CAA Violations, Clean Diesel Projects

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 07, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have announced a settlement with Detroit Diesel Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, that resolves alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) [Read More]

DOE Celebrates National Hydrogen, Fuel Cell Day with $30M Investment

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 06, 2016

The agency recently announced a notice of intent for $30 million to advance hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in support of the Oct. 8 holiday.

EPA Proposes Key Changes to Renewable Fuel Standard

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 05, 2016

The Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule seeks to update regulations to promote the use of biofuels and adjust to the current state of the renewable fuels market.

Agility Fuel Systems, Hexagon Composites Finalize NGV Merger

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 04, 2016

Agility Fuel Systems, which provides natural gas fuel systems for commercial vehicles, and Hexagon Composites, which provides composite cylinders for natural gas vehicles (NGVs), say they have finalized their merger, effective Oct. 3. As previously reported, the merger unites Hexagon [Read More]

EPA Offers $7M in Rebates to Reduce School Bus Emissions

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 30, 2016

The agency is now requesting applications for the fourth rebate program to fund cleaner school buses under the Diesel Emission Reduction Act reauthorization.

UPS Fleet Adds 50 Lightning Hybrids Hydraulic Trucks

Posted by Amanda Fava on September 29, 2016

Colorado-based Lightning Hybrids says it has received an order from delivery company UPS for 50 hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks to support its Chicago fleet. The hybrid systems were partially funded by Drive Clean Chicago, a program that aims to accelerate the [Read More]

D.C. Area Transit Agency Grows with 100 New Flyer CNG Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 28, 2016

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority exercised 100 options, valued at approximately $56 million, to add the heavy-duty, 40-foot Xcelsior CNG buses to its fleet.

EVgo Completes EV Charging Corridor for State Network

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 27, 2016

Following National Drive Electric Week, EVgo has announced the completion of a segment of its Colorado electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging network, currently one of the longest continuous corridors in the country, adding five new stations in the Colorado Springs area. [Read More]

NYC Clean Fleet Surpasses 500 EVs, Expects to Double by 2017

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 26, 2016

Mayor de Blasio says that the city’s fleet now operates more than 500 EVs and expects to reach 1,000 EVs by next year, working to cut vehicle emissions 80% by 2035.

USPS Announces $37M in Contracts to Build Next-Gen Delivery Vehicles

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 26, 2016

After a rigorous evaluation process, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) says it has awarded contracts to six prime suppliers that will produce 50 prototype vehicles as part of the next phase of the Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDVs) acquisition process. According to the [Read More]

CARB to Host Clean Vehicle, EV Tech Symposium at SCAQMD Facility

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 21, 2016

The event will feature sessions on PEV and FCEV tech; electric charging and hydrogen infrastructure; and clean engine advancements.

EDI Announces $15M Financing to Fuel Hybrid, EV Market Expansion

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 21, 2016

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI), a global provider of advanced, high-efficiency hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions, says that it has closed initial funds in its Series C financing round, highlighted by an initial infusion of $7.85 million in new capital, led [Read More]

NGVAmerica White Paper Touts Natural-Gas Benefits for Fleets

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 19, 2016

The association released new documents as a resource for its members and the industry when discussing the benefits of using NGVs, including CNG, LNG and RNG vehicles.

Energy Commission Funds Nat-Gas Development, CNG Infrastructure

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 15, 2016

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a $1 million grant to develop a 12-liter natural gas engine suitable for heavy-duty vehicles that produces near-zero nitrogen oxide tailpipe emissions. According to the CEC, the South Coast Air Quality Management District [Read More]

UPS Wins DOE Funding for Emissions Reduction, EV Charging Research

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 14, 2016

UPS says it has received two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grants intended to enable the transport company and a team of engineers to conduct research aimed at reducing emissions and revolutionizing the charging process for electric trucks. The grants are part [Read More]

FedEx Freight Invests Big with 100 CNG Vehicles, Fueling Station

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 14, 2016

The company contracted with Clean Energy Fuels to design, build and maintain the CNG station, which will fuel the natural gas fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center.

California Sets Ambitious GHG Emissions Reduction Targets

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 12, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., has strengthened California’s commitment to reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, having signed S.B.32 by Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, and A.B.197 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, which require the state to cut emissions at least 40% below 1990 levels [Read More]

DOT Funds Nat-Gas Projects Through $211M Bus Program

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 09, 2016

Several CNG projects have been chosen for the DOT’s Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program, which is designed to provide more reliable transit service across the U.S.

Clean Energy Wins CNG Contract, Touts Calif. Clean Air Laws

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 02, 2016

Adding to its extensive natural gas portfolio, the company says its latest contract will enable fueling for over 580 CNG transit vehicles.

Cummins, Peterbilt Partner on Fuel-Efficient Tech for SuperTruck II

Posted by Lauren Tyler on September 02, 2016

Cummins Inc., which designs, manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, says that it will partner with Peterbilt Motors Co., a division of PACCAR, to develop and demonstrate technologies under the U.S. Department of Energy [Read More]