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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Thomas Sticks with Agility for Propane

June 28, 2017 in Companies, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Partnership Continues Relationship with CleanFuel USA,
Which This Spring Became an Agility Fuel Solutions Entity

Thomas Built Buses disclosed a strategic partnership with Agility Fuel Solutions for propane autogas systems for school buses yesterday. The announcement by the Daimler North America busbuilder noted that it’s continuing the relationship with CleanFuel USA now that CleanFuel has been acquired by Agility.
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Exxon with Eagle and Crowley for LNG

June 28, 2017 in Companies, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pact ‘Will Support Growth,’ Exxon Says,
‘For LNG as a Marine Fuel in North America’
Crowley Shares Glimpse of Developmental LNG ATB

ExxonMobil, Eagle LNG and Crowley have signed a liquefied natural gas collaboration, Exxon said Wednesday, pledging to “support growth for LNG as a marine fuel in North America.” updated June 29
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ChargePoint Gets GE’s EVSE Network

June 28, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nearly 10,000 Home & Commercial Charging Spots in U.S.
To Be Switched Over in a Manner as ‘Seamless as Possible’

ChargePoint is taking charge of GE Industrial’s EVSE/electric vehicle supply equipment business, and will integrate some 1,800 commercial and 8,000 residential charging spots in the U.S. into its own system of nearly 36,000 charging locations.

ChargePoint said late Wednesday that it’s raised $125 million
in its Series G funding round, including $43 million from Siemens, “catapulting European expansion efforts.”

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Cenergy ANG for 2 Commercial Fleets

June 27, 2017 in Companies, Fleet Order, milestones, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Adsorbent Natural Gas in Two Cylinder Types
With Rectangular Containers to Follow Soon

Cenergy Solutions is trumpeting a breakthrough for its adsorbent natural gas technology, which allows fuel to be stored at far lower pressure than conventional CNG/compressed natural gas. Two commercial fleets are using or have agreed to install ANG systems in their vehicles.
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Metro Nod for ENC’s Low-NOx CNG Buses

June 27, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, CNG, Companies, Fleet Order, milestones, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Board Approves Staff Recommendation for Eldorado
To Supply Up to 600 Forty-Footers with L9N Engines

The board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has approved a staff recommendation to purchase 295 forty-foot compressed natural gas-fueled transit buses from ElDorado National – California. If contracted, ENC will be a new supplier to the agency.
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Trillium CNG Opens in York, Pennsylvania

June 27, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs, paratransit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Eighteen More PennDoT Stations Through 2018
As Provider Extols the Public-Private Partnership

Love’s Trillium CNG this month opened another of its 29 transit-centric but compressed natural gas fueling outlets in Pennsylvania. The latest public-access outlet is for RabbitTransit in York.
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Shell Steps It Up in Marine LNG Sector

June 26, 2017 in LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Gets the First of 15 LNG Inland Waterways Barges for Europe
As New Cardissa Participates in Historic Singapore Operation

Shell Trading Rotterdam has received the first of 15 powered barges for transporting petroleum products on European inland waterways service, that the barges “will predominantly run on liquefied natural gas.” Shell has a time-charter agreement with operator Plouvier Transport.
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Workhorse Unveils e-Helicopter in Paris

June 26, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Aviation, Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Debuts the SureFly Two-Seater for 2019
With Honda Motor Backing Electric Drive

Workhorse unveiled an eVTOL – hybrid-electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing – aircraft at last week’s Paris Air Show. Flight tests of the two-seat SureFly are planned to begin this year, according to an Aviation Week report at the show, and the company is aiming for U.S. FAA certification of an initial piloted model in 2019. updated with Paris Air Show photos June 28
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Van Go Happy with Its 54 Propane Vans

June 26, 2017 in Education, paratransit, PERC Straight Talk, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fifth in the Series of ‘Straight Talk’ Videos Extols Autogas:
Virginia’s Van Go Paratransit Operation Likes the Numbers

Richmond-Va.-based Van Go converted all 54 of its paratransit vehicles to propane autogas in 2012, opting for propane gasoline bi-fuel systems to extend the vehicles’ range, according to Going Further with Autogas, the fifth in the current series of Straight Talk videos from PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council.
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Wärtsilä LNG Engines for Four More Tankers

June 26, 2017 in Dual Fuel, Fleet Order, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Sweden’s Erik Thun Is Adding to Dual Fuel Tanker Fleet:
Four LNG-Diesel Ships Built by Netherland’s Ferus Smit
Powered by 34DF Engines with LNGPac Fuel Supply Units

Wärtsilä is providing engines, propellers, and fuel supply systems for four new liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel-powered vessels for Thun Tankers, a unit of Lidköping, Sweden-based based Erik Thun AB and member of the Gothia Tanker Alliance.
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Motiv and BYD for Battery Trash Trucks

June 13, 2017 in batteries, EVs, Fleet Order, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Motiv Adds Sacramento to Pioneering Chicago,
As BYD Reports Successful Wrap of Wayne Tests

The all-electric vehicle specialists Motiv Power Systems and BYD have reported progress with their development of fully battery-powered refuse trucks.
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Orange EV Reports e-Truck Milestones

June 12, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Deployed Fleet Has Surpassed 50,000 ‘Key On Hours

Orange EV’s commercially deployed fleet of fully battery-electric T-Series Class 8 terminal trucks surpassed 50,000 “key on” hours and 110,000 miles, the company said last week.
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Matheson Adding Kenworth CNG Trucks

June 11, 2017 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Twenty-Seven New T680 Tractors with Agility Fuel Systems
Plus New Green Logo: a ‘Fresh, Contemporary Brand Identity’

Matheson Trucking said this past Tuesday that it’s adding 27 new compressed natural gas tractors to its clean energy fleet this year, boosting the company’s total to 64 alternative energy vehicles.
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Gaz Métro LNG at the Port of Montreal

June 9, 2017 in LNG, Marine, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Groupe Desgagnés Vessels Spur Availability
Of Gaz Métro Fuel via Montreal Port Authority

The Gaz Métro utility and the Montreal Port Authority are making liquefied natural gas available as a marine fuel. Gaz Métro will deliver LNG using shore-to-ship equipment at multiple Port of Montreal shoreside locations.
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ChargePoint Power via U.S. Bank Card

June 9, 2017 in Companies, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Voyager Fleet Card to Pay for Electricity for EVs

ChargePoint and U.S. bank have announced a partnership whereby fleet operators of electric vehicles will be able to pay for their electricity at ChargePoint outlets using the financial providers Voyager Fleet Card.
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Blue Star Propane for PreFlight Phoenix

June 9, 2017 in Airports, Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Prins VSI-2 Bi-Fuel Kits for Sky Harbor Parking Shuttles

Blue Star Gas reports the conversion of three shuttle buses operated by PreFlight Airport Parking to propane-gasoline bi-fuel operation at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.
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Indy Schools Opt for Propane Autogas

June 8, 2017 in Education, PERC Straight Talk, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fourth in the Series of ‘Straight Talk’ Videos Extols Autogas:
Indianapolis Public Schools Has 100 Propane-Powered Buses

“Our fleet was aged. It was getting to the point where it was more costly to keep them maintained than to look at the expense of a new bus,” Indianapolis Public Schools director of transportation Manny Mendez says in Indianapolis Public Schools: Upgrading an Aging Fleet.
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