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Wanna Know Nohm? Come to ACT Expo

April 28, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

Start-Up Aims for EVs Boasting ‘Price-Parity’ with Diesels

A new company called Nohm will unveil its fully battery-electric shuttle bus at ACT Expo 2016 next week, and will explain how mass production in China (and later in the U.S.) will allow it to offer a zero-emission vehicle costing operators about the same as a diesel.
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TruStar-Branded CNG for Fort Myers

April 28, 2016 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, NGVs by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

Designed for Easy Access for Commercial Fleets, and Expansion

TruStar Energy celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas fueling station in Fort Myers, Fla. today, following through on a strategy of not only building stations for customer operators, but building stations carrying its own badge.
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Kyrene SD Adds 75 Roush Blue Birds

April 26, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

Phoenix-Area District Has 98 Propane Autogas Buses

The Phoenix-area Kyrene School District now has 98 Blue Bird Vision school buses, having added 73 this year to 25 bought in 2014, says fuel systems provider Roush CleanTech. The addition means that 85% of the district fleet is propane-fueled.
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Onboard Dynamics: $3 Million More

April 26, 2016 in CNG, Companies, NGVs, Technology by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

Advances Concept for a Self-Fueling Natural Gas Vehicle

Oregon’s Onboard Dynamics said today that it’s received $3 million from ARPA-E, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, from the Portland Seed Fund, from NW Natural and other utilities, and from private investors to further its concept of using a natural gas vehicle’s engine to compress the vehicle’s fuel.
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Bauer Launching a Quiet Compressor

April 26, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, CNG, New Products, NGVs by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

The C23 M-Series Q – Just 65 Decibels

Bauer Compressors is taking the occasion of next week’s 2016 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo to introduce a new quiet CNG compressor, the C23 M-Series Q. The unit is “Whisper Quiet,” Bauer says – emitting just 65 decibels.
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PowerPost Chargers for EWU Campus

April 26, 2016 in EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

Four Level 2 Units for Cheney, Washington Campus

Eastern Washington University has installed four new PowerPost electric vehicle charging units from Telefonix at its campus in Cheney, outside Spokane.

‘We are serious about our commitment to sustainability,’ said EWU president Mary Cullinan.

‘We are serious about our commitment to sustainability,’ said EWU president Mary Cullinan.

Two of the Level 2 chargers are located in front of EWU’s Computing and Engineering Building and another two are located outside the campus Visitor Center.

“The installation of these charging stations is part of Eastern’s long-term plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions,” university president Mary Cullinan said in a release.

PowerPost’s new eGauge

“We are serious about our commitment to sustainability and believe PowerPost EVSE furthers our commitment to preserving the earth,” she said.

The chargers for EWU are the first PowerPost EV units installed with an eGauge system, an electrical power meter that will solely monitor EV Charger usage. “The eGauge system is installed directly to the circuit to track total energy consumption, allowing EWU to research the energy efficiency of PowerPost EVSE, without monthly networking fees or maintenance contracts,” the company says.

‘Energy Efficiency and Low Cost Per Use’

“PowerPost EVSE is the perfect charger for installations where cars are parked for two hours or more, like a university,” Telefonix business development manager Bill Williams, says in the EWU announcement.


“The energy efficiency and low cost per use keeps money in the university’s pocket so they can spend it on what truly matters- providing quality education,” he said.

In other recent news, the first PowerPost charger, an L2 Level 2 unit, at a nature preserve was installed at the Wildlands Conservancy's Oak Glen Preserve in Oak Glen, Calif.

In other recent news, the first PowerPost charger, at a nature preserve, an L2 Level 2 unit, was installed at the Wildlands Conservancy’s Oak Glen Preserve in Oak Glen, Calif.

 


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Source: Telefonix/PowerPost with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

True Zero Network for Hydrogen Fueling

April 26, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

15 California Stations Established by FirstElement Fuel
Said to Constitute the World’s Largest Hydrogen Network

A network of 15 hydrogen fueling stations will help drivers and manufacturers alike as significantly larger numbers of electric fuel-cell cars go on sale in California this year “following decades of hard work by thousands of automotive engineers, policymakers, and government-agency personnel,” says FirstElement Fuel, which has established the hydrogen fueling outlets under the “True Zero” mark.
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Volvo Aims for a Million EVs by 2025

April 25, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, New Products by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

‘At Least Two Hybrid Versions of Every Model…
And Releasing the First All-Electric Car In 2019:’
‘It is a Deliberately Ambitious Target,’ Says the CEO

Volvo Cars says it hopes to sell as many as a million electric vehicles by 2025, and that it “plans to achieve this aim by offering at least two hybrid versions of every model in its range and releasing the first all-electric car in 2019.”
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High-Power WEVC for AVTA’s BYDs

April 25, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVSE, Solicitation by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

Minimum of 200 Kilowatts of Inductive Charging Power
Sought for AVTA’s Fleet of All-Battery Buses Built by BYD

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority is looking for a provider of high-power wireless electric vehicle charging equipment to help support its new fleet of 100% battery electric buses. AVTA is seeking WEVC gear capable of delivering at least 200 kilowatts, with 250 kilowatts preferred.
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Penske Sponsoring ACT Expo & Awards

April 22, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, CNG, Companies, Conference/Meeting, NGVs by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

Comes in at Platinum Level, Sponsors First-Ever Fleet Awards

Penske Truck Leasing is talking up its role as an active participant in the 2016 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo running May 2-5 at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center. Penske is the Platinum Sponsor of ACT Expo 2016, and is sole sponsor for the first-ever ACT Expo Fleet Awards.


CNG-fueled Freightliner Cascadia from the Penske Truck Leasing rental fleet

CNG-fueled Freightliner Cascadia from the Penske Truck Leasing rental fleet

Penske will have a compressed natural gas-fueled Freightliner Cascadia tractor from its rental fleet on display.

On the conference side,

  • Tom Scollard, Penske Logistics dedicated contract carriage VP and customer Mike Cullen, senior VP for distribution at Wegmans, will take part in the ACT Expo 2016 Shippers and Carriers Driving Clean Fuel Investment and Sustainability session;
  • Russ Scaramastra, Penske strategic initiatives VP, will moderate the Driving the Future of Transit and Mobility session;
  • Matt Krasney, Penske fuel strategy director, will moderate the Over-the-Road Fleet Success Stories session; and
  • Drew Cullen, Penske fuels and facility services senior VP, will participate in the Achieving Corporate Sustainability Goals: Zeroing in on Transportation executive roundtable session.

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Source: Penske Truck Leasing with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Proterra Notches Orders for 33 Buses

April 21, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, Fleet Order, transit by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

25 Battery Vehicles for Philadelphia Area’s SEPTA
King County Applying New FTA Funding for Eight

Proterra is trumpeting orders for 33 of its Catalyst battery electric buses, noting that three transit agencies are taking advantage of funding from the Federal Transit Administration to field the zero-emission vehicles.
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Honda Adding Clarity Series EVs

April 21, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, New Products by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

Announces ‘Bold Step to Leverage Common Platform’
With Addition of Battery EV and PHEV to Fuel Cell Car

Honda proclaimed a “bold step” this morning, announcing that its new Clarity Fuel Cell car, a hydrogen-fueled vehicle to be launched late this year, will be joined in 2017 by a 100% battery-powered Clarity Electric and later by a Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, all sharing a common platform. updated April 26
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RNG in California: More Than You Think

April 20, 2016 in Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, LNG, NGVs by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

Biomethane Now Has More Than Half the Market, Says CARB

New figures from the California Air Resources Board indicate that, as of the end of 2015, approximately half of the natural gas being used as a vehicle fuel in the state is bio-based RNG/renewable natural gas, aka biomethane. Only 10% of the state’s NGV fuel consumption was bio-based in 2013, rising to 22% in 2014.
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ACT Expo 2016: Partners Gearing Up

April 20, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Alternative Fuels by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CHBC’s Monday Kickoff for Long Beach Gala Is But One Example!

Partners and sponsors are gearing up for ACT Expo 2016, which takes place May 2-5 at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center.
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FTA Lo-No Bus Awards: $22.5 Million

April 19, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Seven Transit Providers to Deploy Battery & Fuel Cell Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration yesterday announced $22.5 million worth of awards for its Low and No-Emission Vehicle Deployment initiative, aka Lo-No. Seven transit providers in five states will receive money to help pay for “buses and related facilities that utilize battery-electric, fuel cell, and other innovative technologies to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and improve operating efficiency,” FTA says. updated April 20

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CEC $22 Million for EV Charging, NGVIP

April 19, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, Infrastructure, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nearly $9 Million on EV-Supporting Infrastructure on Major Routes
As $12.6 Million Is Approved for Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project

The California Energy Commission has approved some $22 million to support the purchase of natural gas vehicles in the state and to install electric vehicle charging equipment along major routes.
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Republic Fields More CNG Trash Trucks

April 18, 2016 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fleets in Florida, St. Louis, Oregon and California Expanded

Republic Services has been gearing up for Earth Day – this Friday, April 22 – with a bevy of announcements on new compressed natural gas-fueled refuse trucks – 124 vehicles in all.
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