ACT News 2017

Hydraulic Hybrid

Lightning Rebrands, Broadens Its Services

May 30, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Alternative Fuels, Companies, delivery vehicles, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, municipal fleet, New Products, paratransit, Technology, telematics, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Renamed Company Offering Fuel-Saving Capabilities
For Commercial and Government Fleets Using All Fuels

Lightning Systems has re-branded, adding capabilities taking the Colorado company far beyond the fuel-saving hydraulic hybrid to services for all fleets and fuels, and moving its corporate headquarters.

ACT Expo Speakers, Exhibition Hall Peek

March 24, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Alternative Fuels, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, event, EVs, fuel cells, Game Changer, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, investments, LNG, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Key Meeting Is Early This Coming May in Long Beach

Organizers of 2017’s Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo have released the speaker line-up for the event, which takes place May 1-4 at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center. updated March 27

Lightning Hybrids Now a Ford eQVM

March 15, 2017 in Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, event, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Motiv Power Systems and XL Hybrids
Also Named to New Modifier Program

Ford is talking up a new Qualified Vehicle Modifier category its says “electrifies work trucks” but headed yesterday’s announcement with Lightning Hybrids, which uses a hydraulic hybrid design dubbed ERS (for Energy Recovery System) to slash fuel use in light duty vehicles.

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.

GAS for AmeriPride and 185 CNG for UPS

August 19, 2016 in CNG, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hydraulic Hybrid, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Electricity and CNG for AmeriPride, CNG for UPS

Green Alternative Systems is busily converting walk-in vans to 100% battery electric operation and compressed natural gas for AmeriPride – nine and 20 vehicles respectively – and is converting 185 vehicles for UPS to CNG for deployment in Colorado.

Lightning Hybrids Pair for Alaska Park

August 17, 2016 in Fleet Order, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Denali National Park Deploys Two Passenger Shuttles

Lightning Hybrids said late yesterday that two shuttle buses modified with its fuel-saving hydraulic hybrid driveline have been deployed at the Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, is the highest mountain in North America.

Lightning Hydraulic Hybrid #2 for NREL

July 18, 2016 in Fleet Order, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Colorado Lab Is Now Operating Two Lightning Drive Vans

Loveland, Colo.-based Lightning Hybrids said today that technicians at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have installed a hydraulic hybrid driveline from Lightning in a second Ford E-450 van.

Lightning Hybrids 32 More for Kiessling

June 28, 2016 in Fleet Order, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Shuttle Operator Nearly Doubles Hydraulic Hybrid Fleet

Massachusetts-based Kiessling Transit has ordered 32 more shuttle vehicles with Lightning Hybrids driveline upfits, nearly doubling its hydraulic hybrid fleet.

Lightning Hybrids for Peapod in Chicago

May 31, 2016 in Companies, Fleet Order, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Advanced VTech Installs Hydraulic Hybrid Drive in Grocer Vans

Colorado’s Lightning Hybrids has supplied its hydraulic hybrid Energy Recovery System equipment for two gasoline-fueled Workhorse-chassis vans now making deliveries in the Chicago area for the online grocer Peapod.

Autocar RunWise Hybrids for Houston

April 12, 2016 in CNG, Fleet Order, Hydraulic Hybrid, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG Trucks from Autocar Too, WCA Waste and El Paso Adding as Well

The City of Houston is expected to order 18 new Autocar E3 refuse trucks with the RunWise series hydraulic hybrid driveline from Parker Hannifin. Houston is to place an order for 13 trucks in June and another five in July, says Cliff Buck of Autocar.

ACT Expo 2016 Registration Opens

January 5, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Alternative Fuels, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, fuel cells, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, LNG, New Products, NGVs, Propane, propane autogas, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Early Bird Discounts Until February 26 as Agenda Is Released,
EDTA, PERC and CHBC Have Committed as Co-Hosts of the Event,
EVSE/EV Charging Webinar with EDTA Takes Place on January 12

Organizers of the 2016 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo released the conference agenda today as they opened early bird registration for the sixth annual show taking place May 2-5 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California.

ACT Expo 2016 is expected bring the entire transportation industry together for an expansive showcase of the technologies, fuels, policies, and organizations driving innovation and sustainability.

Don't forget that ACT Expo 2016 presentation abstracts are due February 15!

Click here to register for ACT Expo 2016. And don’t forget that ACT Expo 2016 presentation abstracts are due February 15.

Leading advanced transportation suppliers will be on hand to unveil and display today’s latest innovations and next generation technologies –OEMs, suppliers of motors, equipment and fuel, and of fueling and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

The deadline for early bird discount registrations for the full ACT Expo 2016 conference and exhibition hall – fleet registration at just $325 and general registration at $550 – is February 26.

The deadline to submit abstracts for ACT Expo 2016 conference presentations is February 15.

ACT Expo 2016 is co-hosted in Long Beach this year with the Electric Drive Transportation Association, the Propane Education & Research Council, and the California Hydrogen Business Council. ACT Expo is organized by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.

Momentum from Paris

“Building off the exciting momentum from the Paris Climate Conference, hundreds of public and private-sector organizations will convene at ACT Expo as they work to develop the transportation elements of their sustainability plans and their strategies to reduce vehicle emissions and costs,” said Erik Neandross, CEO at GNA.

“By teaming up with the leading clean vehicle technology industry associations, we are able to bring all fuels, and all advanced technologies under one roof,” he said.

Hands-On Access

ACT Expo attendees will gain hands-on access to the wide range of today’s available clean transportation solutions – including electric, hybrid, hydrogen, natural gas, propane autogas, renewable fuels, advanced efficiency technologies, telematics, and connected vehicles.

“From vehicles, to motors, equipment, fuel, fueling infrastructure, and more – today’s latest innovations and next generation technologies will be unveiled and on display,” GNA says.

Co-Located Events

“For the busy fleet executive, we provide an ultra-efficient one-stop-shop for all of the latest advanced transportation technology in the marketplace today and coming out tomorrow,” Neandross said.

The ACT Expo 2016 program will provide a platform for fleet operators, local governments, and other key stakeholders to share case studies on how alternative fuels and vehicle efficiency technologies are improving the environmental performance and sustainability of their operations, reducing costs, helping mitigate the impact of volatile petroleum prices, and driving business growth.

Organizations hosting co-located events throughout the week of ACT Expo include

  • Businesses for Social Responsibility (BSR);
  • California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC);
  • Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA);
  • National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC);
  • North American Council on Freight Efficiency (NACFE);
  • University of California, Davis; and
  • WTS International.

EVSE Webinar January 12

Can’t wait? Want to learn more about EVSE/electric vehicle supply equipment (aka EV chargers)? Take advantage of a sneak preview of the programming offered at ACT Expo 2016 by joining us for the first of ACT Expo webinar series on January 12: Shaking Things Up in EVSEs: A Discussion on Roaming, Pricing Models, Fleet Applications, and Inductive Charging. The webinar takes place at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern time.

“With electric vehicles finally moving past the early adopter stage,” GNA says, “we find ourselves confronted with major infrastructure challenges.”

The complimentary one-hour webinar, presented in concert with EDTA, “will highlight what we can expect from the electric vehicle charging infrastructure industry, including issues of ‘roaming’ and being able to pay by credit card, pricing structures, challenges and the promise of inductive charging, and fleet applications.”

ACT Expo 2016 exhibiting, sponsoring ||| ACT Expo 2015 interactive floor plan

ACT Expo 2016 Call for Papers ||| ACT Expo 2016 Contacts

at GNA for ACT Expo 2016, Alexis Wiley, 310-744-8552; [email protected]

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Source: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

ACT Expo 2016 Call for Papers

December 15, 2015 in ACT Expo 2016, Alternative Fuels, Biodiesel, Biomethane, CNG, DME, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, fuel cells, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, LNG, NGVs, Propane, refuse, Renewable Diesel, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

February 15 Deadline for Abstracts for Early May Meeting

Organizers of this coming year’s Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo have put out a Call for Papers, asking that abstracts be submitted no later than February 15.

Fleets Tapping into LCFS Credits Trading

November 18, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, batteries, Biodiesel, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, Companies, DME, Dual Fuel, Electric Drive, Ethanol, EVs, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, Legislation, LNG, money available, NGVs, Propane, Regulations, Renewable Diesel, Synthetic gasoline by Jon LeSage  |  No Comments

California’s AB 32 Law Has Been Generating LCFS Credits,
Fleets & Fuel Suppliers Are Learning How to Take 

Fleets and alternative fuel suppliers are tapping into credit trading and funding programs that come from California’s AB 32 Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard and cap-and-trade program are offering incentives for adopting renewable diesel, renewable natural gas, advanced biofuels, and clean vehicles. This fall, California Air Resources Board voted to readopt LCFS, and several states and Canadian provinces are considering adopting similar programs.

Parker Says RunWise May Satisfy the EPA

October 2, 2015 in event, Fleet Order, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hydraulic Hybrid Reduces Emission and Fuel Use, Manufacturer Says,
As It Seeks to Offer the Drive in More Trucks with More Engine Options

Heavy duty vehicle manufacturers worried about the federal government’s sweeping new greenhouse gas-fuel use reduction rules need look no further than RunWise hydraulic hybrid drive, already commercially available on Autocar refuse trucks, says developer Parker Hannifin.

Ohio Midwest Green Fleets in September

August 28, 2015 in Conference/Meeting, event, Hydraulic Hybrid, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

MEMA, The 100 Best Fleets, Parker and Honda and OSU/CAR

Clean Fuels Ohio and partners including the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association and The 100 Best Fleets are gearing up for the Midwest Green Fleets Forum & Expo next month in Columbus.

Parker Readies 3-Gen Hydraulic Hybrid

June 2, 2015 in Fleet Order, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Series System for Buses and Medium Trucks Planned for 2016

Parker Hannifin is in the final validation phase for a third-generation series hydraulic hybrid drivetrain, for buses and medium duty trucks, that’s to enter production in January 2016. The new product will complement Parker’s RunWise brand series hydraulic hybrid drive now in service in some 200 Autocar E3 refuse trucks in the U.S.

Lightning Hybrids Opens UK Offices

May 1, 2015 in Companies, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Releases Test Results Showing Hydraulic Hybrid Emission Reductions

Loveland, Colo.-based Lightning Hybrids has opened offices near London’s Heathrow Airport to spearhead the firm’s international expansion, which has already seen placement of vehicles in Canada and India.

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