HHP Summit 2017

Hybrids

The Best Alternative Fuel for the Fleet

January 20, 2017 in Alternative Fuels, Hybrids, Opinion, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fleet Managers Need to Be Able to Choose ‘The Right Fuel for the Job’

Special to Fleets & Fuels by Darren Engle,
director of governmental relations with Blue Star Gas

Diversification is just smart business, but for a long time fleet managers and even fuel providers were only thinking in terms of a one alternative fuel for their entire fleet. Fortunately, the idea that fleet managers need to select one alternative fuel to meet all their needs is beginning to fade.
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Honda Hybrid to Be Made in America

January 9, 2017 in Companies, EVs, Hybrids, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

OEM Emphasizes Automobile Electrification & U.S. Manufacturing

Honda said today that it’s readying a new hybrid electric vehicle, to be built in America for nationwide launch in 2018. The new car is part of the “Honda Electrification Initiative, which will expand the company’s portfolio of electrified vehicles,” the OEM said.
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Schaeffler Group for e-Mobility Drives

January 9, 2017 in Companies, Conference/Meeting, EVs, Hybrids, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Standout 48-Volt Axle Technology at NAIAS in Detroit
As German Manufacturer SeeBig Potential Promise in U.S.

Germany’s Schaeffler AG and its U.S. affiliates are promoting driveline equipment to reduce fuel consumption “while increasing comfort and driving dynamics,” emphasizing in particular a 48-volt system with an electric rear axle to aid the internal combustion engine that drives a hybrid vehicle’s front wheels at NAIAS, this month’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit..
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New Flyer Hybrids for Suffolk County

January 6, 2017 in Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

30 Allison Drive Buses Are First New Flyers for Long Island Agency

New Flyer of America reports a contract with the Suffolk County Department of Public Works, located in Yaphank, N.Y., for as many as 73 diesel-fueled Xcelsior hybrid electric buses.
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SDG&E Orders XL’s New XLP Plug-In

December 19, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids, New Products, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

San Diego Gas & Electric Pledges to Purchase 110

XL Hybrids, known for its fuel-saving XL3 driveline that requires no EV charging infrastructure, has launched a plug-in variant dubbed the XLP, and has timed its announcement with an order by San Diego Gas & Electric for 110 units between 2017 and 2020.
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167 More New Flyer Hybrids for SF Muni

December 19, 2016 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

167 More Buses as All Contract Options Are Exercised

San Francisco has exercised the remaining options under a December 2014 contract and will take delivery of an additional 167 diesel-fueled hybrid electric buses, says manufacturer New Flyer.
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XL Adds Ambulances to Growing Fleet

December 13, 2016 in Companies, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vehicles for Seattle Are First Emergency XL Hybrids
As Total Deployed Fleet Has Logged 35 Million Miles

XL Hybrids has broken into emergency vehicles with nearly a dozen Ford E450-based ambulances for the City of Seattle – all with the bolt-on XL3 driveline modification that increases fuel efficiency by nearly 25%.
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Chrysler Claims the First Minivan Hybrid

December 2, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, milestones, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pacifica PHEV Fuel Economy Is Rated at 84 MPGe,
With 33 Miles on Battery Only, Assembly in Windsor

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is talking up the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as the first-ever PHEV/plug-in hybrid electric vehicle minivan, crediting “e-Flite” EVT/electrically variable transmission technology for an all-electric range of 33 miles and a miles-per-gallon-equivalent fuel economy rating of 84.
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EnerDel Names NEDDA as Distributor

December 2, 2016 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New England Detroit Diesel Allison for Replacement Bus Packs

EnerDel has named Boston area-based New England Detroit Diesel Allison Power Products as a distributor for its Vigor+ ESS/energy storage systems for buses with the Allison H40/50 EP parallel hybrid electric drive.
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Workhorse Plans a PHEV Pick-up Truck

November 8, 2016 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Reports Letters of Interest from Duke Energy, Orlando,
Says W-15 Will Be First-Ever Electric Pickup from OEM

Workhorse is developing a range-extended electric pickup with a 2018 production target, the company said yesterday. Duke Energy is supporting the effort with a letter of interest, as is the city of Orlando, Workhorse says.
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XL3s for Maryland’s P.G. County Fleet

October 18, 2016 in Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Five Vans, Fleet Chief Cites ‘Minimal Maintenance Requirements’

Maryland’s Prince George’s County is operating five cargo vans – two Ford and there GM – converted to fuel-saving hybrid electric operation using XL3 kits from XL Hybrids.
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200 More Workhorse E-Gen Vans for UPS

October 14, 2016 in ACT Expo 2015, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Follow-On Order Is a First for the Industry, Says CEO

UPS has confirmed that the order for 200 E-Gen vans reported by Workhorse last month is indeed for UPS, stating that, “Equipped with lithium ion batteries and a range-extender engine, these trucks will deliver significant fuel economy equivalency gains, approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.”
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50 Lightning Hybrids for UPS in Chicago

October 3, 2016 in delivery vehicles, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

FCCC MT-55 Vans with Gasoline Engines
Partially Funded via Drive Clean Chicago

Lightning Hybrids is spreading the word that UPS has deployed the first of 50 delivery vehicles fitted with Lightning’s fuel-saving hydraulic hybrid driveline. The vans for the Chicago area were partially funded via the Drive Clean Chicago program.
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XL Hybrids Two Dozen+ for Maryland

September 27, 2016 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Montgomery County Takes 15-Unit Add-On

Maryland’s Montgomery County has taken 15 additional Ford vans with the XL3 hybrid electric driveline upfit from XL Hybrids, XL said today. The county now has 25 Ford cargo vans with the fuel-saving XL3 drive.
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BAE Systems Touts Boston ‘Bendies:’ 90?

September 23, 2016 in Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

44 Articulated Buses with HDS300 Driveline, Options for 46 More,
BAE Notes Availability of Its HybriDrive on Artics by Nova Bus Too

New Flyer is commencing deliveries of 44 of its 60-foot Xcelsior buses to the MBTA/Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority in Boston, reports series hybrid electric driveline supplier BAE Systems.
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Workhorse Reports 200-Unit E-Gen Sale

September 15, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Purchase Order with a Major Industrial Company’

Workhorse has “entered into a purchase order with a major industrial company” for 200 of its E-Gen range-extended electric trucks, the company said in an SEC filing earlier this month.
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XL3 Diesel Reach Van Has DoE Backing

September 15, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, Hybrids, milestones, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Small Business Vouchers Pilot on Isuzu-Utilimaster Platform

XL Hybrids reports funding from the U.S. Department of Energy under DoE’s SBV/Small Business Vouchers Pilot program. XL’s efficiency-boosting hybrid electric upfit, tradenamed XL3, will be tested at DoE’s Argonne National Laboratory on an Isuzu Reach commercial van with Utilimaster body.
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