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GreenPower’s Type D Battery School Bus

July 18, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, New Products, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New ‘Synapse 72’ Said to Be the First of Its Kind

GreenPower Motor is talking up its fully battery-powered Synapse 72 as “North America’s first purpose-built, all-electric school bus, and the only all-electric, Type-D school bus on the market.”
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X3Energy Celebrates Ten CNGs in Colorado

July 18, 2017 in CNG, event, Infrastructure, milestones, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Grand Opening of Greeley-West on July 26

X3Energy will celebrate the grand opening of its tenth compressed natural gas fueling outlet – and second in Greeley – in the Colorado town north of Denver next Wednesday, July 26.
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Piedmont Parallels Growing NGV Mart

July 17, 2017 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, milestones, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Adapts to Larger Natural Gas Vehicles Fleets
With an Improving Infrastructure for Fueling

Piedmont Natural Gas has opened its eleventh compressed natural gas fueling outlet and continues to work with ANGI Energy to both expand its network and update its existing stations. updated July 19
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Volvo Cars Makes Electric Car Waves

July 6, 2017 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Every New Model from 2019 ‘Will Have an Electric Motor…
‘Historic End of Cars’ Driven by Internal Combustion Only

Volvo made mainstream headlines this week as it announced an aggressive vehicle electrification strategy. The vaunted gameplan includes hybrid and mild hybrid cars.
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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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Shell Steps It Up in Marine LNG Sector

June 26, 2017 in LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Gets the First of 15 LNG Inland Waterways Barges for Europe
As New Cardissa Participates in Historic Singapore Operation

Shell Trading Rotterdam has received the first of 15 powered barges for transporting petroleum products on European inland waterways service, that the barges “will predominantly run on liquefied natural gas.” Shell has a time-charter agreement with operator Plouvier Transport.
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Orange EV Reports e-Truck Milestones

June 12, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Deployed Fleet Has Surpassed 50,000 ‘Key On Hours

Orange EV’s commercially deployed fleet of fully battery-electric T-Series Class 8 terminal trucks surpassed 50,000 “key on” hours and 110,000 miles, the company said last week.
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Bizjets Fly Green to the EBACE Static

May 27, 2017 in Aviation, Biofuels, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Bombardier Talks Up Its ‘Commitment to Sustainability’

Bombardier Business Aircraft flew Learjet 75, Challenger 350 and 650, and Global 6000 jets powered by a biofuel blend to last week’s EBACE 2017 event in Geneva. The used cooking oil-based fuel was supplied by Netherlands-based SkyNRG biofuels via EBACE exhibitor AEG Fuels.
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Workhorse to Ride with Ryder System

May 6, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Half-Ton W-15 PHEV Pickup Is Unveiled at ACT Expo 2017,
Ryder System Is to Distribute & Service the Workhorse Line

Workhorse unveiled its half-ton W-15 PHEV pickup at ACT Expo on Tuesday, as Ryder System said it would serve as both distributor and support partner for the W-15 and other Workhorse products.
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OptiFuel for IHB’s CNG Locomotives

April 25, 2017 in CNG, Companies, milestones, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hexagon for Type IVs, ANGI for Fueling Stations
Among the Key Partners for a Pioneering Project
For Natural Gas-Powered Rail in the Chicago Area

OptiFuel Systems is this week publicizing its role in a pioneering project for compressed natural gas-fueled switcher locomotives operated in and around Chicago by the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad.
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SunLine H2 Buses, Hydrogenics H2

April 21, 2017 in Electric Drive, event, Fleet Order, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, milestones, money awarded, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$12.5 Million for Five Hydrogen Fuel Cell New Flyers
With Hydrogenics Stacks and Hydrogen Supply Gear

Timed for Earth Day tomorrow, SunLine Transit Agency is today celebrating the award of a $12.5 million California Climate Investments grant for five zero-emission, New Flyer transit buses, with onboard fuel cell stacks and new renewable hydrogen generating and dispensing gear from Hydrogenics.
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Trillium for PennDot, Earth Day CNG 99¢

April 20, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, milestones, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First of 29, in Johnstown, Will Support CamTran CNG Buses
As Trillium CNG Offers 99¢ Fuel at Ten Stations for Earth Day

Love’s Trillium CNG has opened the first of 29 compressed natural gas fueling stations it’s building for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The company also said today that it will serve up CNG fuel for just 99¢ per gasoline gallon equivalent at ten of its outlets this Saturday, April 22.
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Workhorse W-15 PHEV Prelim Specs

April 14, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Electric Drive, event, EVs, milestones, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Building Anticipation for Early May ACT Expo Launch

The clean-slate W-15 PHEV pickup will have 80 miles of all-electric range, achieve a fuel efficiency rating of 75 MPGe/miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent in all-electric mode, will have true four-wheel drive, and be equipped for 7.2 kilowatts of export power, according to preliminary specs released this week.
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Honda’s Clarity EVs Join H2 Fuel Cell Car

April 14, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, Hydrogen, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric Unveiled:
‘Series Provides Unparalleled Electric Drive Choice’
As Two-Motor Hybrid Electric Truck Is Promised Too

American Honda has expanded its line of Clarity-badged electric drive vehicles beyond the hydrogen-fueled Clarity Fuel Cell sedan, establishing a three-model line of five-passenger midsize sedans including the new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid PHEV and all-battery Clarity Electric car.
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CARB Stands By Its Clean Car Standards

March 28, 2017 in EVs, milestones, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agency Moving Ahead with GHG Rules and ZEV Program

California is sticking to its guns when it comes to clean vehicles, as the California Air Resources Board has voted unanimously to continue with its vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards and zero-emission vehicle program for cars and light trucks sold in the state, through 2025.


CARB’s Mary Nichols

“The action ensures that California and 12 other states that follow its vehicle regulations, together accounting for a third of the U.S. auto market, will move forward greenhouse gas emission standards adopted in the 2012 process involving the federal government, California and the automakers,” states a release.

CARB also voted to support the expansion of the zero-emission vehicle marketplace before 2025, “calling for redoubling current efforts underway to support market growth and paving the way for new regulations to rapidly increase the number of zero-emission vehicles required to be sold in California after 2025.”

“Today ARB affirmed the technical reviews done by our own and EPA staff, as well as the work of independent analysts,” CARB Chair Mary Nichols says in an agency announcement.

“We invite the global industry to bring us their best cars and trucks and take advantage of the willingness of our leaders to provide a broad range of incentives to help make these vehicles affordable.

“And we also invite them to come sit down with us if they have specific concerns about implementation of the existing regulations that can be addressed without weakening the impact overall. The program,” she said, “is delivering cleaner cars that save consumers money and are fun to drive.”

CARB also voted to pursue policies to support more than 4 million zero-emission vehicles in California by 2030, and established a goal to continue reducing average fleet-wide greenhouse gas emissions from new vehicles by 4% to %5 per year between 2025 and 2030.


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Source: CARB with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

 

Daylight Transport’s BYD Battery Trucks

March 28, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More Than 60 All-Electric Vehicles, Including Forklifts

BYD is talking up placement of more than sixty 100% battery electric vehicles, including three dozen forklifts, with Southern California’s Daylight Transport.
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