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Siemens eHighway Runs for SoCal Ports

November 17, 2017 in CNG, Electric Drive, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

One-Mile Demo Line with Three Heavy Trucks in Carson,
TransPower and Volvo-Mack for the Electric-Drive Vehicles

A diesel-hybrid truck by developed Volvo-Mack, and a battery-electric truck and CNG-fueled hybrid-electric truck developed by TransPower are taking part in the Siemens-led, SCAQMD-backed eHighway project.

A long-discussed idea to use overhead catenary lines to power trucks exiting Southern California’s big ports is moving closer to fruition: Siemens reports that America’s first “eHighway” demonstration is running, with three different heavy duty trucks “hauling frieght.”
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Trillium for FWTA’s CNG Station Upgrade

November 17, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Early Transit Adopter’s Private Station Is Getting a Makeover
With Ariel Compressors by ANGI & J-W Power, TGT Dispensers

Following a competitive solicitation process, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority in Texas has selected Love’s Trillium CNG to provide a series of upgrades to its private compressed natural gas fueling facility.
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Motiv-Drive Shuttle for UCLA Campus

November 17, 2017 in campus vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Deployment Is to Bring Firm’s All-Battery Bus Tally to 27,
With HVIP Funds, No Extra Cost to Fleet for Zero Emissions

The University of California, Los Angeles, has placed an order for a new all-electric shuttle bus powered by Motiv Power Systems’ all-electric driveline. Motiv reports.
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Tesla Touts ‘Semi,’ NGVA Is Skeptical

November 17, 2017 in EVs, NGVs, Opinion, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Pronouncements Grab Headlines and Not Much Else,’ Says Gage
After Elon Musk Introduces a 500-Mile All-Battery Class 8 Truck

New NGVAmerica president Dan Gage came out swinging after Tesla said Thursday that it would introduce the Class 8 “Semi,” touted as “the safest, most comfortable truck ever,” with range up to 500 miles, to the over-the-road market with production commencing in 2019.
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Phoenix Zeus EV for S. Pasadena Seniors

November 17, 2017 in EVs, Fleet Order, paratransit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vehicle Available via Town’s Dial-a-Ride Program

All battery-electric vehicle supplier Phoenix Motorcars reports the sale of a Zeus 305 shuttle bus to the City of South Pasadena in California, noting that the vehicle is used in the local the dial-a-ride program for senior citizens.
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HHP: Florida Railroad Shows Off LNG Ops

November 17, 2017 in Dual Fuel, event, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Exclusive’ Tour in Connection with the HHP Summit

The Florida East Coast Railway gave High Horsepower (HHP) Summit participants a look at its liquefied natural gas operations in Jacksonville, Fla. last week. The “exclusive tour,” FECR says, included participants not only from rail but from the marine, mining, E&P/energy exploration and production and power generation HHP sectors.
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Honda Clarity PHEV: MSRP Is $33,400

November 17, 2017 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Five-Passenger PHEV Goes on Sale December 1

Honda’s 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will go on sale December 1 with a base MSRP of $33,400 “with highly equipped standard equipment.” The PHEV with touring trim package will be offered for $36,600.
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BYD Claims a Battery Refuse Truck First

November 17, 2017 in Companies, EVs, milestones, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First All-Electric Automated Side Loader Delivered in California

All-battery vehicle manufacturer BYD has claimed a world first with Monday’s delivery of a 100% electric refuse truck in California.
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Nikola’s FCs & H2 – Perry Named COO

November 16, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, people, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PowerCell AB for the New Class 8 Trucks’ Fuel Cell Stacks,
With Norway’s Nel ASA for a 16-Station H2 Fueling Network
As Nikola Rocks Truck World by Hiring Scott Perry from Ryder

Nikola Motor has named PowerCell AB and Bosch as the primary suppliers of fuel cells for its Class 8 hydrogen-fueled electric truck, and Norway’s Nel ASA “as the sole equipment supplier to create the largest hydrogen network in the world that will cover over 2,000 miles and include 16 stations.”
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Phoenix-Valley Metro CNG New Flyers

November 15, 2017 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agility to Supply Fuel Cylinders for as Many as 396 Buses

New Flyer of America has disclosed a contract to supply, through a joint procurement, as many as 396 compressed natural gas-fueled 40-foot Xcelsior brand buses to the City of Phoenix and the Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority – aka RPTA, or Valley Metro.
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CLNE’s Redeem RNG for DFW Airport Fleet

November 15, 2017 in Airports, Biomethane, CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Biomethane Fuel for the Airport’s Fleet Vehicles
As Pact to Support Public-Access Stations Extended

Clean Energy Fuels said today that the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in Texas is the first airport outside California to use the company’s Redeem brand RNG/renewable natural gas.
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Tote Taps MAN for LNG Conversions

November 14, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Marine by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Alaska-Trade Ships Each to Have Four Engines Converted

Tote took the occasion of last week’s High Horsepower (HHP) Summit in Florida to detail its plans to convert the engines of its two Alaska cargo ships to liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel operation.
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Mercedes’ Battery Bus: the Citaro E-Cell

November 11, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, New Products, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Production Is Planned ‘Towards the End of Next Year,’
Manufacturer Says It’s ‘Already Tendering for Contracts’

Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz unit has joined in the drive for fully electric transit, announcing Friday its plans for the Citaro E-Cell, with series production commencing “towards the end of next year.”
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Proterra in Louisiana and in California

November 10, 2017 in Airports, EVs, Fleet Order, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Five 40-Foot Catalyst E2 Buses for Shreveport’s SporTran,
San Jose Approves Purchase of Ten for SJC/Mineta Airport

Five 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 vehicles for Shreveport’s SporTran, entering service this month, are the first 100% battery-electric buses for Louisiana, Proterra said this week.
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HHP: Biggest Box Ships: LNG-Fueled

November 8, 2017 in Dual Fuel, HHP, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

GTT Is Designing Membrane LNG Tanks for Nine Vessels

The Marseille, France-based CMA CGM Group said yesterday that nine new container ships to be built in China will be powered by liquefied natural gas.
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Sparq Starts Large Tulsa CNG Station

November 7, 2017 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Breaks Ground Today with Timmons in Oklahoma
That’s the First in State with J-W Power’s PowerFill

Sparq Natural Gas broke ground today on a new natural gas fueling outlet in Tulsa – “Oklahoma’s 121st and fastest public-fill CNG station,” Sparq says, and the first in the state to employ J-W Power’s new PowerFill technology.
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HHP: Cat Offers 785C Mine Truck on LNG

November 7, 2017 in Dual Fuel, HHP, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Mining, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Retrofit Kit Uses DGB/Dynamic Gas Blending

Caterpillar is getting ready to offer its DGB/dynamic gas blending retrofit kit for the Cat 785C mine haul truck, allowing the vehicle to run on a mix of liquefied natural gas and diesel fuel, “lowering fuel cost and maintaining diesel power and transient performance.”
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