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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Shell Hydrogen in Newport Beach

July 27, 2012 in Electric Drive, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Shell’s Fourth in Area, by Powertech Labs, Natural Gas-Fed

Shell Hydrogen will open its fourth Southern California fueling station in Newport Beach on Tuesday, citing a collaborative effort with the California Air Resources Board “to diversify road transport options.”

Santa Cruz Tests Autocar Trio

July 27, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Straight Diesel, CNG, Parker Hannifin Hydraulic Hybrid to be Compared

The City of Santa Cruz, Calif. will test three different Autocar trucks to see how compressed natural gas and a hydraulic hybrid drive compare with straight diesel.

Linde Launches LNG Website

July 26, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine, NGVs, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cryogenics Specialist Wants to Help Fleets ‘Make the Switch’

Linde North America has launched a new website “to help customers make the switch to liquid natural gas.”

Car2Go Adding Electrics in Portland

July 26, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Daimler Car-Share Program Reports 6,000 Members There

The Car2Go car-share service, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler North America Corp, is adding 30 battery electric Smart vehicles in Portland, Ore. this week as it reports signing up 6,000 customers since launching with 250 gasoline cars there on March 31.

GE Targets a $500 Home Fueler

July 25, 2012 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Chilled Not Squeezed as Targets Include One-Hour Fill-Ups

GE is partnered with Chart Industries and the University of Missouri as with federal ARPE-E support it seeks a home unit, for about $500, that can fuel a natural gas vehicle in an hour.

Fjord Line Ferries: 100% LNG

July 25, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Bergen Fosen Building Two Ships with Rolls-Royce BV12PG Engines

Two new international cruise ferries by the Egersund, Norway-based Fjord Line will be powered solely by liquefied natural gas, rather than the originally announced dual fuel.

NTEA for New Trucks & Forecasts

July 25, 2012 in Conference/Meeting by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Updates from 11 Leading Chassis Manufacturers

The National Truck Equipment Association will hold its New Model Truck Product Conference September 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Mich.

Oklahoma Leads 21-State NGV Buy

July 24, 2012 in Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ultimate Goal is Full Commitmen by U.S. Manufacturers

Oklahoma’s Department of Central Services is looking for bids for a wide range of natural gas vehicles, floating a solicitation on Tuesday on behalf of NASPO, the National Association of State Procurement Officials.

Trillium CNG & Amp Americas Join Forces

July 24, 2012 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Their Amp Trillium JV Targets a Network of CNG Stations

Trillium CNG and Amp Americas have established Amp Trillium to build a network of compressed natural gas fueling stations across the U.S.

Proterra Proliferates: eBuses in Four States

July 24, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Texas, Florida, South Carolina and More for California

EcoRide BE35 battery electric buses by Proterra are spreading from an initial trial with Foothill Transit in Southern California to fleets in Texas, Florida, South Carolina and California’s Central Valley.


DHL to Save with Roush Propane Vans

July 24, 2012 in Fleet Order, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

100 E-250s in California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Texas

DHL Express is fielding 100 Ford E-250 cargo vans for package pickup and delivery work, placing the dedicated, liquid propane-injection vehicles with Roush CleanTech systems in California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Texas by late next month.

Hino Hybrid for California in September

July 24, 2012 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Staged Rollout for Remaining Markets’ in 2013

Michigan’s Hino Trucks said Monday that its new COE 195h cabover diesel hybrid electric Class 5 truck will reach California dealers in September. “As more product becomes available in early 2013, a staged roll out for the remaining markets will be implemented,” the company said.

EvaTran for ‘Apollo’ Wireless Charging

July 23, 2012 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Duke Energy, Clemson-ICAR, Google, Hertz, the State of Virginia

Evatran says it will have installed half a dozen of its Plugless Power brand wireless inductive electric vehicle charging units with major partners by July’s end.

Kleven LNG Ship for Norway’s Remøy

July 23, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Norway’s Kleven Maritime has disclosed a $66 million contract with Remøy Shipping, also of Norway, for a liquefied natural gas-fueled platform supply vessel. The 302-foot (92.2-meter) PSV is to be built at the Kleven Verft yard in Ulsteinvik, and enter service with Statoil.

Eaton Targets $500 for NGV Fueler

July 23, 2012 in CNG, EVs, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Eaton is targeting just $500 for the NGV home fueler it’s developing with the support of ARPA-E, the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

Veolia Taps Vocational in Wisconsin

July 23, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Starts with 13 Autocar Trucks in Waunakee, Can Handle 48

Vocational Energy is talking up completion of another Veolia-owned compressed natural gas fueling station – this time in Waunakee, Wisc., just north of Madison.

CMAQ Money via New York for Clean Trucks

July 22, 2012 in CNG, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

NYSERDA and Calstart Rev Up $19 Million NYT-VIP Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and Calstart are launching NYT-VIP, the $19 million New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program, aiming to “speed up the market acceptance of advanced vehicle technologies in the commercial truck and bus sectors” and “reduce the incremental costs of purchasing or retrofitting cleaner medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks and buses.”

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