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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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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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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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HHP: Gothenburg Makes LNG History

November 3, 2017 in HHP, HHP Summit 2017, LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Breakthrough’ Bunkering of LNG-Powered Tankers
Means LNG Has Arrived at the Port, ‘And Is Set to Stay’

“Liquefied natural gas has arrived at the Port of Gothenburg and is set to stay,” Port management said last week. An LNG-powered oil and chemical tanker was bunkered with LNG while taking on cargo late in October. Earlier in the month, the Swedish port saw its first quayside LNG bunkering, ship-to-ship – “two very important milestones for LNG bunkering in just a few weeks,” states a release.

Anthony Veder’s bunker vessel Coralius bunkering Terntank’s Ternsund quayside at the Port of Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden.



The ships taking on LNG fuel at the port were Terntank’s Wärtsilä-powered Ternsund and Tern Ocean.

“In the interim, five ships bunkered whilst they were at anchor just outside the port,” states a Port release.

Skangas LNG via Veder

Fuel was provided by Skangas via the bunker and distribution vessel Coralius, which is operated by Anthony Veder.

“Even five to ten years ago the idea of ships running on liquefied natural gas would have almost been regarded as science fiction,” Gothenburg Port Authority operations manager Dan-Erik Andersson said in the Port’s bunkering announcement. “Now we have had seven LNG-bunkerings here in less than a month.

HHP Summit in Florida This Coming Week

“It would be no exaggeration to describe this as a major breakthrough,” Andersson said.

Similar breakthrough in North America? Inevitable. Come learn all about it, from high-level policy decisions to the natural gas engines that are displacing diesel now at the sixth Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit November 6-9 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

The HHP Summit series is organized and hosted by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Santa Monica, Calif.-based Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

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Source: Port of Gothenburg with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Mack Offers L9N on Two Refuse Models

November 1, 2017 in milestones, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cummins Westport Engine for the Mack TerraPro and LR

Mack Trucks says it’s taking orders now for its TerraPro and LR refuse truck models with the 8.9-liter L9N engine from Cummins Westport. Mack made the announcement at October’s 2017 Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
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Iveco Notches Order for 500 LNG Trucks

October 24, 2017 in Companies, Europe, Fleet Order, LNG, milestones, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Order for Its NGVs by Pan-European Jost Group
Is ‘Largest Deal for Its Stralis NP Vehicles to Date’

Europe’s Jost Group has ordered 500 liquefied natural gas-fueled Stralis NP (Natural Power) trucks manufactured by the Iveco unit of multinational CNH Industrial NV.
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TriMet’s First Five eBuses: New Flyers

September 29, 2017 in CNG, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Oregon Agency’s ‘First Move’ Toward All-Electric Fleet

TriMet, Oregon’s Portland-area Tri-County Metro Transportation District, has ordered five 40-foot all-battery Xcelsior buses from New Flyer, the manufacturer said yesterday. “It is TriMet’s first move in deploying a long-term test of battery-electric buses within their network, in consideration of transition to an all-electric fleet,” New Flyer said.
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Amp Claims Lowest CI Rating Ever By Far

September 28, 2017 in Biomethane, certifications, milestones, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Dairy-Derived RNG Fuel Cleaner than Electricity
As the Company Opens New Office in Los Angeles
And Pledges 100% RNG to All Its CNG Customers

Amp Americas said yesterday that its RNG/renewable natural gas operation at Indiana’s Fair Oaks Farms is the first dairy-derived, waste-to-vehicle fuel pathway certified by California’s Air Resources Board – chalking up a CI/carbon Intensity score of negative 254.94 gCO2e/MJ, “which is the lowest ever issued by CARB.”
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BYD Expands Its U.S. Battery Bus Factory

September 25, 2017 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$22 Million for Expansion to 450,000 Square Feet
As eBuses Near Price Parity with Competing AFVs,
IndyGo Orders as Many as 75 All-Battery 60-Footers

BYD, the busy builder of all-battery buses, has completed a $22 million expansion of its factory in Lancaster, Calif. – a former RV plant that’s expected to soon employ more than 600 people, able to produce some 1,500 buses annually.
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Proterra Range Mark, Batteries with LG

September 19, 2017 in batteries, Companies, EVs, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

1,100-Plus Miles on a Single Charge for 40-Foot Bus
And Ramping Up Battery Packs with New Lithium Ion Cell
As FTA Makes New Awards Under the Lo-No Program

Proterra reported this morning a run of 1,101.2 miles by a 40-foot all-electric transit bus on a single charge. The 100% battery busbuilder is also talking up development of battery packs with LG Chem a using a new lithium ion cell optimized for transit applications, and a host of new FTA-supported orders.
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EnerDel Trumpets 20 Million Transit Miles

September 13, 2017 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, Hybrids, maintenance, milestones, transit, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Milestone for Vigor + Lithium Ion Replacement Units

“Vigor+” brand lithium ion replacement battery packs – ESS units, for energy storage systems – for hybrid buses have logged more than 20 million miles of service and “are playing a major role in fueling the company’s resurgence as a major U.S. manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion battery systems,” according to a release yesterday.
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ENC for LA Metro: CNG Bus Contract

September 6, 2017 in CNG, Fleet Order, milestones, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

ElDorado National – California Gets $200 Million Contract
And Critical NtP for 295 Forty-Foot CNG-Fueled Transit Buses,
Local Employment Was Factor, as ENC Builds Buses in Riverside

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority last week awarded a $199.1 million contract to ElDorado National – California for 295 forty-foot compressed natural gas-fueled transit buses. Also received from the agency is an NtP/notice to proceed.
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Flogas for First LNG Bunkering in Britain

September 4, 2017 in LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Flogas & Associated British Ports at Immingham:
‘A Significant and Unprecedented Step Forward’

Flogas and Associated British Ports are celebrating the UK’s first bunkering with liquefied natural gas, as the 361-foot cement carrier Ireland, operated by Norway’s KGJ Cement, was fueled at the Port of Immingham on August 16.
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Waste Management NG: 100 and 6,000

August 9, 2017 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, milestones, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Company’s 100th Natural Gas Fueling Facility Opens,
Helping Support a Fleet of 6,000 Natural Gas Trucks

Waste Management celebrated the opening of its 100th natural gas fueling station yesterday in Oklahoma City, and “also celebrated a significant milestone of operating 6,000 natural gas trucks, which is the largest heavy-duty fleet of its kind in North America.” updated August 10
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Tesla’s New Model 3: the EV Tipping Point?

August 1, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

It Appears That the Electric Vehicle Is Winning After All

Tesla dominated the alt fuel news this past weekend following Friday evening’s long-awaited debut of the electric automaker’s Model 3. Far more affordable at $35,000 (before incentives and without options) than its premium predecessor the Model S, the 220-mile car is seen by many as tipping the macro argument of electric versus fuel power in favor or the electric.
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