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How Autogas Dispenser Standards Can Maximize Fleet Operator Safety

NGT Staff
Mike Walters on May 25, 2016

Adherence to NFPA 58, along with UL 495 and CAN1-124 listings, can create an ideal user experience.

CNG Road Rally Vehicles Set to Depart from Long Beach, Calif.

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on May 25, 2016

The City of Long Beach, Calif., says that three compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered vehicles will take off from Long Beach on the previously announced CNG From Sea to Shining Sea Road Rally on Monday, May 30. According to the city, [Read More]

DOE Chooses Climate Action Champion for Hydrogen, FCEVs

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on May 23, 2016

The City of San Francisco is embracing hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for local transportation.

California Zero-Emissions Program Features Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Trucks

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on May 23, 2016

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has awarded $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for a zero-emissions transportation test program in California to develop commercial vehicle technologies that would reduce greenhouse gases, smog and petroleum usage [Read More]

Tennessee Clean Fuels Gives Eight Fleets ‘Tennessee Green Fleets’ Certification

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on May 18, 2016

Tennessee Clean Fuels (TCF) inducted the first eight fleets into the Tennessee Green Fleets Certification Program last week at the University of Chattanooga during the second annual Sustainable Transportation Awards & Forum, which is managed by the Tennessee Departments of [Read More]

SDG&E Injects $7.5M in Education Push to Encourage EV Ownership

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on May 17, 2016

With this investment, San Diego Gas & Electric moves to “lead the charge” among large cities in electrifying the transportation sector.

SCE Launches $22M Charge Ready Program for 1,500 EV Stations

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on May 16, 2016

SCE says it will eventually seek to expand the program to approximately 30,000 EV charging stations.

Proterra Announces New Battery Design, EV Simulator Offering

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on May 16, 2016

Proterra, a designer and manufacturer of zero-emission, battery-electric buses in North America, has announced a new battery design for the Proterra Catalyst XR transit vehicle and added the Proterra EV Simulator to its suite of products and services. The company says that the [Read More]

LeeTran to Switch Entire Fleet to Autogas Within Five Years

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on May 11, 2016

A Florida public transit agency adds autogas vehicles to its paratransit fleet and plans a full conversion in five years.

UPS Expands San Antonio Operations, Adds CNG Tractors

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on May 11, 2016

In its latest announcement, UPS says it has expanded operations in its San Antonio facility and plans to add compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors and a CNG fueling station on-site. According to the company, the expansion will add about 171,000 square [Read More]

IHS Says Auto OEMs Will Introduce 17 FCEV Models by 2027

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on May 09, 2016

A report from IHS Automotive says global FCEV production will reach more than 70,000 vehicles annually by 2027.

UPS Introduces Hybrid-Electric Fleet with Extended Range

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on May 05, 2016

UPS has announced that it is working with Cincinnati-based truck vendor Workhorse Group to update 125 hybrid electric delivery trucks, extending their range and improving fuel economy as part of the postal service’s “rolling laboratory” approach. UPS says it is [Read More]

Luxfer Launches Higher-Performance Type 4 Alt-Fuel Cylinders

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on May 03, 2016

Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a manufacturer of high-pressure aluminum and composite cylinders, says it has officially launched its second generation of G-Stor Go Type 4 carbon composite cylinders for alternative fuel containment at the sixth annual ACTExpo in Long Beach, Calif., on [Read More]

DOE, DOT Partner on Alt-Fuel Technologies, Smart Transportation

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on May 02, 2016

The two agencies signed an MOU to leverage their expertise in transportation energy technology and safety systems.

DOE to Offer $22.3M in Funding for Plug-In EVs, Alt-Fuel Projects

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 29, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says it will issue a $22.3 million multi-topic funding opportunity for vehicle technologies including medium- and heavy-duty plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs); direct injection propane engines; and alternative fuel vehicle community partner projects. According to the [Read More]

Shhhhhhh: Bauer Rolls Out ‘Whisper Quiet’ CNG Compressor Package

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 27, 2016

Bauer Compressors Inc. has released its M-Series Q compressed natural gas package – a compression solution for medium and large fleets that require the quietest possible operating noise level. The C23 M-Series with proprietary Q technology uses a 50 hp [Read More]

Does Buying an Electric Vehicle Make Sense?

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 27, 2016

Want an electric vehicle? A new study by Carnegie Mellon University says the one you should buy depends on where you live.

Volvo Aims to Sell 1 Million Electrified Cars by 2025

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 26, 2016

Swedish company Volvo Cars has announced that it aims to sell a total of up to 1 million electrified cars by 2025. According to Volvo, the company plans to achieve this goal by offering at least two hybrid versions of [Read More]

U.S. Senate Passes Vehicle Innovation Act

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 21, 2016

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate approved the Vehicle Innovation Act (VIA) as part of a broader energy bill that passed, the Energy Policy Modernization Act. Authored by U.S. Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., VIA [Read More]

Record Fleet Sales for Nissan EVs In Europe

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 20, 2016

Nissan sold more than 7,500 LEAFs and e-NV200s to fleet operators and municipalities in Europe, notching a 28% share of the EV fleet market. That marks over 20,000 Nissan EVs sold to fleet customers across Europe since its launch.

Indianapolis Approves Lease of 100 Propane School Buses

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 20, 2016

The Indianapolis Public School board has approved the lease of 100 propane-powered school buses that also add safety belts as standard features, reports FOX59. The district has been saving its funding for several years in a move designed to increase [Read More]

Largest Public/Private CNG Station Opens in Central Florida

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 15, 2016

The six-acre facility, which includes five CNG dispensers with the capacity to distribute 40 gallons per minute, comprises two stations within one location – a private station for LYNX and a second station open to the public at large.

CNG from Sea to Shining Sea Road Rally

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 14, 2016

The American Public Gas Association (APGA) and NGVAmerica are the presenting sponsors of the “CNG from Sea to Shining Sea Road Rally” set to leave Long Beach, Calif., at the end of May. According to the APGA, the mission of this [Read More]

Republic Services Adds CNG Garbage Trucks to Florida, St. Louis Fleets

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 13, 2016

The new CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered collection trucks and bring the total number of natural gas vehicles operated by Republic in South Florida to 127 and grows Republic’s St. Louis fleet to 107 CNG-powered vehicles.

Tesla Updates the Model S with Facelift, New Features

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 13, 2016

In addition to this new look, the Tesla Model S has been updated with faster charging, interior improvements and a HEPA air filtration system.

CleanFUEL CEO Talks Bankruptcy, Future of Alternative Fuels

Christopher DeMorro on Apr 11, 2016

Curtis Donaldson, CEO of CleanFUEL USA, spoke with NGT News about the bankruptcy and what it means for his company, and the industry, going forward.

Cummins Developing Class 6 Plug-in Hybrid that Reduces Fuel Use by 50%

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 07, 2016

Cummins Inc. has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50% over conventional Class 6 [Read More]

CleanFUEL USA Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 06, 2016

“We are taking this action so we can continue to strengthen and adapt our business to meet the changing dynamics in the alternative fuel industry,” says Curtis Donaldson, founder and president of CleanFUEL USA.

Ford F-150 Plug-In Hybrid Spotted Testing

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 05, 2016

In December, the Ford Motor Co. announced that it would invest $4.5 billion in vehicle electrification, with the goal of bringing 13 new electrified vehicles to market by 2020. Although executives didn’t go into too much detail, a hybrid SUV/pickup truck [Read More]

Trade Group Urges Continuance of CNG Incentives in Oklahoma

NGT Staff
NGT Staff on Apr 04, 2016

Facing a budget shortfall of an estimated $1.3 billion, legislators are proposing to cut a number of tax incentives, including those for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and fueling stations. This has prompted a response from NGV trade group NGVAmerica, as [Read More]