ACT News 2017

Fleet Order

BYD 60-Footers for ART/Albuquerque

August 11, 2017 in EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Twenty All-Battery K11 Vehicles by the End of 2017

BYD has delivered the first of 20 of its K11 model 60-foot all-battery buses for Albuquerque Rapid Transit, and pledged this week to deliver the remainder of an order of 20 by year-end.
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Clean Energy CNG for LSG Sky Chefs

August 11, 2017 in Airports, CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Will Furnish Fuel for 20 Vehicles to Operate at DFW International:
Ford F-750s with Dedicated-CNG Fuel Systems by Landi Renzo USA

Clean Energy Fuels will support of new fleet of 20 compressed natural gas vehicles to be operated by LSG Sky Chefs the DFW International Airport outside Dallas. updated August 15
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Tennessee’s CMCSS Gets Propane Buses

August 1, 2017 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

15 More Type C Blue Birds with Roush CleanTech Engines

The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in Tennessee yesterday launched its new fleet of propane-autogas-fueled Type C Blue Bird school buses, and said that the vehicles with Roush CleanTech fuel systems will begin transporting pupils this coming Monday, August 7.
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LA Metro Orders e-Buses, CNG too

July 31, 2017 in CNG, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Is Buying 95 Battery Vehicles from BYD and New Flyer
As Actions Include CNG/RNG Vehicles from Two Suppliers,
And Up to $26.5 Million for Near Zero Replacement Engines

The busy board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority – LA Metro – voted last week to buy 95 all-battery buses. And while it endorsed the idea of an all-electric fleet in future, the board voted too to buy 360 compressed natural gas-fueled buses and to replace the engines in as many as 395 existing CNG buses with super low-NOx “Near Zero” engines from Cummins Westport. updated August 2
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BYD-ADL e-Buses for London Fleets

July 26, 2017 in batteries, Electric Drive, Europe, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

China’s BYD and Britain’s Alexander Dennis
Supplying All-Electric Vehicles to UK Transit

China’s BYD and ADL, Britain’s Alexander Dennis Ltd, are talking up deployment of fully battery-electric transit buses in and around London.

BYD is also stepping up its manufacturing and assembly work in Europe.
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Disney Orders a Third LNG Cruise Ship

July 21, 2017 in Fleet Order, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Three Instead of Two by Meyer Werft in Germany

Disney Cruise Line has added a third to its order for new cruise ships to be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, according to a Meyer Werft announcement.
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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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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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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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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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Motiv Power for Sacramento Schools

May 16, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Trans Tech Vehicles Distributed by First Priority GreenFleet

Motiv Power Systems and partners are talking up a project to field 13 battery-electric Type A school buses with two school districts as part of the California Air Resources Board’s Sacramento Regional Zero-Emission School Bus Deployment Project.
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New Flyer 110 CNG Artics for NYCT/MTA

May 13, 2017 in CNG, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

They Are the Agency’s First CNG-Fueled 60-Foot Artic Buses
Under a Contract Worth $95 Million, the Manufacturer Says

New Flyer Industries disclosed a contract with New York City Transit/MTA Bus for 110 of its CNG-fueled 60-foot articulated Xcelsior buses.

“The state-funded contract is a firm order,” New Flyer said, “valued at $95 million (U.S.).”

“Since 1988, MTA has purchased over 2,200 buses from New Flyer,” executive VP for sales, marketing and customer program management Paul Smith said in a release.

Long Experience

“This will be the first time the MTA is taking delivery of compressed natural gas buses in a 60-foot configuration,” he said.

New Flyer cites “nearly 20 years of experience developing CNG systems and delivering over 8,500 CNG-powered transit buses.” The Winnipeg-based company claims “invaluable experience that benefits our customers with the most advanced CNG bus in the industry… benefits include a 20-year certified CNG tank and a fire- suppression system that comes as a standard feature on all New Flyer CNG buses.”


New Flyer noted too that it’s opened a facility in Jamestown, N.Y. facility to manufacture bus components, and that “components assembled in Jamestown will be integrated into these 110 XN60 Xcelsior CNG buses” for New York City.

Long in Gestation

The company said last year that it was bidding to supply 139 of its 60-foot CNG buses to NYCT (F&F, March 18, 2016).

Also last year, Hexagon Composites reported a long-term supply agreement with New Flyer for all-composite Type IV CNG cylinders from its Hexagon Lincoln subsidiary, now part of Agility Fuel Solutions (F&F, February 26, 2016).


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Source: New Flyer with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Pasha Taps Keppel for New LNG Ships

May 12, 2017 in Dual Fuel, Fleet Order, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two New Dual Fuel Vessels with Options for Two More

Honolulu-based Pasha Hawaii said yesterday that it’s selected Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine, to build two new liquefied natural gas-fueled containerships, with the option to order two additional vessels.
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US Hybrid Hydrogen Sweeper for Caltrans

May 8, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

GEP Unit with an 80-Kilowatt FCe80 Fuel Cell

US Hybrid reported an order at ACT Expo for a hydrogen fuel cell-powered street sweeper for Caltrans, the California Department of Transportation.
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FCA Pacifica Hybrids: 500 More for Waymo

April 25, 2017 in Fleet Order, Hybrids, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Self-Driving Car Company Is Adding to 100 Already Delivered

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is gearing up to produce an additional 500 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans for self-driving developer Waymo, the automaker said this morning.
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