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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Colorado Prepares a New Alt Fuels RFP

April 29, 2014 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, EVs, Infrastructure, money available, Propane, Solicitation by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Emphasis is on CNG, But EV Charging and Propane Too

The Colorado Energy Office is preparing a Request for Applications for partial funding of compressed natural gas fueling station equipment, and co-located EV charging and propane autogas stations, to be issued within the next several weeks.

APG Reports 14-Unit Follow-On Order

April 29, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, Dual Fuel, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Follow-On Order via Clarke Makes for Largest APG Fleet

American Power Group said Monday that a follow-on order for 14 trucks by WheelTime dealer Clarke Power Services makes for the largest APG dual fuel fleet thus far deployed.

WiTricity Wireless Charging via TDK

April 29, 2014 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Wireless Charging Will Be Central to the Growth of the EV Market’

Boston-based WiTricity has disclosed an intellectual property license agreement with Japan’s TDK to allow TDK to commercialize WiTricity’s resonant wireless power transfer technology for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Landi-Baker Dual Fuel for Freedom

April 29, 2014 in CNG, Dual Fuel, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Freightliner Coronado Trucks with Pre-EGR, 12.7-Liter DDC Engines

Landi Renzo USA and partner Baker Electromotive are placing trucks with re-manufactured dual fuel engines with Freedom Transport of Illinois. The compressed natural gas-diesel vehicles are Class 8 Freightliner Coronado gliders fitted with factory re-manufactured, pre-EGR, 12.7-liter Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines.

Chart: 6% More Onboard LNG Fuel

April 29, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, LNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Bonus Capacity’ LNG Tank for 2015 Has the Same External Size

Chart Industries will show a new “bonus capacity” liquefied natural gas vehicle fuel tank at ACT Expo 2014 next week in Long Beach, Calif.

ACT Expo: Less Than One Week Away

April 29, 2014 in Alternative Fuels, Conference/Meeting, DME, EVs, Hybrids, Hydrogen, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More than 70 Alt Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles on Show

ACT Expo 2014, this year’s Alternative Clean Technology Expo & Conference is less than two weeks away. Organizer (and Fleets & Fuels publisher) Gladstein, Neandross & Associates said this week that there will be upwards of 70 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, across all alternative fuels and weight classes, on display or in the event ride-and-drive. this item was originally posted on April 22

Kenworth: Four CNG Trucks for ACT Expo

April 29, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

T680, T660, T800 with ISX12 G, T440 with ISL G

Kenworth Truck is bringing no fewer than four compressed natural gas-fueled Class 8 trucks to ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif. next week. Three will have the new 11.9-liter, up-to-400-horsepower ISX12 G engine from Cummins Westport, and one will have the 8.9-liter ISL G – of which more than 20,000 have been sold.

Cobey Energy for CNG Spheres

April 29, 2014 in CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

ASME-Approved Units for Up to 96 GGE Added to Product Line

Cobey Energy has secured the necessary ASME qualification and will commence production of compressed natural gas storage spheres at its facility in Buffalo, N.Y. The Cobey-engineered spheres will store CNG at up to 5,000 psi, and be able to hold some 12,000 standard cubic feet of natural gas, or 96 gasoline gallon equivalents.

Cobey Energy will manufacture ASME spheres for CNG stirage at its factory in Buffalo, N.Y.

Cobey Energy will manufacture ASME spheres for CNG stirage at its factory in Buffalo, N.Y.

“CNG spheres are ideal for sites with space constraints and a need for incremental growth of existing on-site storage,” Cobey says.

“Few manufacturers can offer the diverse array of CNG products manufactured under one roof,” Cobey CNG product manager Craig Jackson said in a release. “I strongly believe that Cobey Energy can offer our customers the most economical CNG system available,” he said.

Spheres Complement Existing Package Offerings

Cobey says it received the required ASME U2 stamp for ASME Div. 2 pressure vessels for high pressure CNG storage via the National Board of Boiler & Pressure Vessel Inspectors.

Buffalo-based Cobey introduced its line of CNG filling station systems – including compressor packages, priority fill panels, gas dryers, dispensers and card readers – in 2012.

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Parker RunWise via Big Truck Rental

April 29, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘First Hybrid Technology Widely Available in the Rental Markets’

Parker Hannifin is promoting an arrangement with Tampa-based Big Truck Rental allowing customers to test its fuel-saving RunWise hydraulic hybrid driveline in an Autocar refuse vehicle before committing to purchase.

XL Hybrids Talks Up a Million Miles

April 28, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Milestone Achieved with Customers in Just Six Months

Customer fleets have driven more than a million miles using the new XL3 hybrid electric drive from XL Hybrids, the Boston-based company said Monday. It’s a “major milestone for both the company and the industry,” XL said, noting that customer fleets are now logging more than 200,000 miles per month.

NGV Solutions – the New G-Force 125

April 28, 2014 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘An Economical American-Made Reciprocating Compressor Package’

Flowood, Miss.-based NGV Solutions is introducing a mid-sized natural gas compressor, the G-Force Model 125, at ACT Expo next week.

Questar Building CNG in DeSoto, Texas

April 27, 2014 in CNG, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

It’s the Company’s Third in Texas with a Fourth Already Planned

Utah-based Questar Fueling is building a compressed natural gas fueling station in DeSoto, Texas, south of Dallas near Interstate-20 and I-35E. The public access station is to open in July.

Clean Energy for HART in Florida

April 27, 2014 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

230,000 DGEs of CNG in First Year and 725,000 Annually by 2018

Clean Energy Fuels is talking up the opening of yet another compressed natural gas fueling station in Florida, this one for HART, metropolitan Tampa’s Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority – “the first transit agency in Florida expected to transition its entire fleet to cleaner-burning natural gas.”

Luxfer-GTM for New CNG Fuelers

April 27, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

 GTM1350-R Can Be Towed by a Pickup, G-Pak Carried on One

The Luxfer-GTM Technologies joint venture is getting ready for the first public display of new mobile fueling units for compressed natural gas. The GTM1350-R and G-Pak both employ aluminum-lined, G-Stor Pro brand Type III CNG cylinders from Luxfer, packaged and plumbed by San Francisco-based GTM in Tulsa.

Lightning Hydraulics for Heavier Vehicles

April 27, 2014 in Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Adopted for Class 7 and 8 Buses and Trucks,
Colorado Company Prepares for Trials on a BMTC Tata Bus in India

Colorado’s Lightning Hybrids has been quietly testing a heavier version of its fuel-saving hydraulic hybrid driveline, suitable for Class 7 and Class 8 buses and trucks. Early installations include an 81-passenger Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner bus in Toronto and, with trials to begin this summer, a Tata BS III vehicle operated by BMTC, India’s Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corp.

Want an Official DGE? Be Heard!

April 26, 2014 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

NGVAmerica Urges Action on Upcoming Equivalent Vote

NGVAmerica is reminding members – and the rest of the natural gas vehicles industry – that several key steps remain before the DGE – diesel gallon equivalent – is established as an official unit of measure.

UQM and Kinetics for Full EV Drives

April 22, 2014 in Companies, EVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PowerPhase HD Motors & Controllers and NexDrive Transmissions

UQM Technologies said Tuesday that it is collaborating with Canada’s Kinetics Drive Solutions on “an efficient and robust integrated electric motor and multi-speed transmission system for commercial vehicle applications that will benefit from a full system approach.”

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