ACT Expo 2018

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ZapGo Carbon-Ion for Battery ‘Pods’

October 3, 2017 in Airports, batteries, Companies, EVs, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fast-Charge Technology Expected to Slash Down Times
In Autonomous Electric Vehicles Now Operating in the UK

UK- and North Carolina-based ZapGo (aka Zap&Go) is promoting a hybrid battery design that allows for super-fast charging via a combination of supercapacitor and conventional battery technologies.

XL Hybrids Adds Its XL3 for Ford F-250s

September 28, 2017 in Hybrids, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Claims ‘First-Ever Hybrid Electric Upfit’ for Pickups & Chassis

XL Hybrids said this week that it will begin ship-thru upfits of Ford F-250 vehicles, both pickups and chassis for commercial fleets, starting with model year 2018. It’s the “the first-ever hybrid electric upfit” for the three-quarter-ton vehicle, the Boston-based company said.

Workhorse Low-Floor EV Delivery Chassis

September 21, 2017 in delivery vehicles, EVs, Hybrids, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Maximized Cargo Space Coupled with Ease of Operation

Workhorse will unveil a new low-floor chassis for delivery vehicles next week, to be available for both 100% battery and range-extended electric vehicles. Production is to commence late next year.

BMW’s 373-Mile EV: ‘i Vision Dynamics’

September 15, 2017 in Companies, EVs, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘A New Form of Electrifying Driving Pleasure,’ Automaker Says

BMW has announced a luxury electric vehicle with a single-charge range of 600 kilometers – 373 miles – and says that with the four-door i Vision Dynamics, it’s introducing “a new form of electrifying driving pleasure.”

Lightning-New Eagle Battery Ford Transit

September 13, 2017 in delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, New Products, paratransit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

LightningElectric Zero-Emission Van to Go on Sale in Early 2018
By Ford Dealers as eQVM vehicle with Ford Warranties, Financing

Lightning Systems and New Eagle are unveiling today a zero-emission, all-battery version of the Ford Transit van, a 10,360-pound GVWR vehicle to go on sale in early 2018. LightningElectric Transit passenger wagon, van, cutaway and chassis cab models are to be available directly from Ford dealers.

TM4 Launches BCI20, a Charger-Inverter

September 6, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Unit Functions as Both Battery Charger and Inverter

Canada’s TM4, “in a strategic move to broaden its product offering,” is talking up its new BC102 as an innovative and economical combination charger and inverter for electric vehicles.

Worthington CNG: Type III Rail Mount

August 23, 2017 in CNG, New Products, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Claims ‘The Lightest Fuel System on the Market,
Offering a Similar Operating Experience to Diesel,’
Company Details Its Extensive Crash-Test Efforts

Worthington Industries has introduced its heavily tested rail mount compressed natural gas fuel system for trucks employing its Type III carbon fiber-on-aluminum CNG cylinders.

Chart-GFW Fueler for LNG Quarry Trucks

August 23, 2017 in Dual Fuel, LNG, Mining, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vehicle Developed with Ground Force Worldwide
Can Handle LNG and Diesel: As Such Is a First-Ever

Chart Industries and Idaho-based Ground Force Worldwide are talking up a new fuel delivery vehicle capable of providing operators with both liquefied natural gas and diesel fuel. The truck marks GFW’s first venture into LNG fueling.

What’s Changed at Chanje? Ryder

August 15, 2017 in Companies, delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘A Commercial All-Electric Truck Available at Mass Scale
In the U.S. Market, a First for the Industry,’ Says Company,
Which Now Has Ryder System as Sales and Maintenance Partner

Los Angeles-based Chanje Energy has announced its all-new V8070 as “a commercial all-electric truck available at mass scale in the U.S. market, a first for the industry.” Chanje, born of the defunct Smith Electric Vehicles and the short-lived Nohm, gains credence by partnering via a sales/leasing and maintenance partnership with Ryder System (F&F, August 15).

This item was initially posted on August 11

Biodiesel Gets Boost: CARB Nod for Vesta

July 26, 2017 in Biofuels, certifications, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

B20 Additive Is Certified by California Air Resource Board

The California Air Resource Board’s approval of the additive Vesta 1000 from California Fueling and Pacific Fuel Resources “will make B20 blends in California the cleanest proven and tested diesel fuel with the lowest emissions profile available anywhere in the U.S.,” the National Biodiesel Board said yesterday.

“Biodiesel has been a key to help California meet its intense carbon reduction goals,” NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen said in a release.

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“With this announcement,” he said, “America’s Advanced Biofuel will continue to deliver a cleaner burning, American made alternative under the state’s low carbon fuel standard.”

‘Reduces Every Measurable Regulated Emission’

“Biodiesel will gladly take the role as the cleanest certified diesel fuel available,” Rehagen said.

According to NBB, Vesta 1000 additive takes already clean-burning biodiesel and ensures that it reduces every measurable regulated emission, including NOx, “when blended with California’s unique diesel formulation called CARB diesel.”

B20 with Vesta 1000 reduces NOx by 1.9% and particulate matter by 18% compared with CARB diesel fuel, the association says.

California Fueling, LLC will produce the formula, and Pacific Fuel Resources, LLC will deliver the product to market, NBB reports.

An NBB-Led Effort

“This impressive NBB-led effort, over the course of the past eighteen months, has resulted in a first-of-a-kind CARB approval, which enables biodiesel to be the renewable fuel of choice to meet California’s stringent LCFS carbon reduction requirements,” California Fueling CEO Pat McDuff says in the NBB announcement.

“As a result of this effort, biodiesel will continue to play a major role in helping Californians meet their renewable energy and clean air goals,” said Pacific Fuel Resource president Paul Nazzaro.

“By increasing biodiesel use up to a B20 blend, estimated to be an additional 600 million gallons of cleaner-burning biodiesel annually, California can now achieve its goals under the LCFS,” he said.

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Source: National Biodiesel Board with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

TruStar Offers ‘CFS’ Compact CNG Units

July 26, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Portable Compressor Skids Are Designed to Allow Fleets
That Are Now Fueling Publicly to Lower Their CNG Costs

TruStar Energy has launched a program called CFS, for Compact Fuel Station and CNG Fleet Development, allowing smaller fleets to take advantage of clean compressed natural gas “and fleets fueling at public CNG stations the ability to lower their costs.”

Tropos for Cenntro’s Battery ‘Metro’ CUV

July 19, 2017 in delivery vehicles, EVs, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Compact Electric Utility Vehicle Is Already in Asia & Europe

Tropos Technologies is introducing Cenntro Automotive’s Metro all-battery vehicle to the U.S. market today.

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.”

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.

Momentum 155-DGE CNG Refuse Tailgate

May 12, 2017 in CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A New Fuel Cylinder Assembly Holds 115 DGEs,
Drop-In Fuel Management Modules Offered Too

Momentum Fuel Technologies has added a 115-DGE/diesel gallon equivalent tailgate system to its lineup of compressed natural gas fuel system products for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks.

ANGI Offers App for CNG Fuel Providers

May 8, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, CNG, New Products, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Status of Your ANGI CNG Sites from Anywhere in the World’

ANGI Energy is promoting a new app for iPhones and other devices allowing CNG fuel providers to remotely monitor the operation of their stations.

Developed for existing customers as well as new ones, the ANGI “CNG Live” application makes checking the status of ANGI CNG equipment “easier than ever,” the company says: the app “provides you with 24/7 remote access to the operating status of your ANGI CNG sites from anywhere in the world.”

ANGI’s ‘CNG Live’ application makes checking the status of ANGI CNG equipment ‘easier than ever,’ the company says, providing ’24/7 remote access to the operating status of your ANGI CNG sites from anywhere in the world.’

The app features an intuitive, user-friendly graphical interface scalable for any site configuration. It handles live operating data on compressors, boosters, dryers, dispensers, and most valve panels, and can provide history reports covering compressor pressure and temperature, run times, dispenser fill totals, and site alarms.

Designed for the CP-400

The app is automatically connected with ANGI systems with CP-400 delivered from the fourth quarter of 2016, and “any site that includes a CP-400 unit with ANGI server connectivity can be set up.

“While the market has been challenging, we are making great progress at ANGI,” sales VP Jared Hightower said on the eve of ACT Expo.

“We have several new products in development, which are following the launch of our class-leading Encore dispenser.”

ANGI Is Nigh-On Ubiquitous

“ANGI is also supporting some of the largest CNG fleet programs in North America,” Hightower said. The firm furnished the fueling infrastructure for “many of Waste Management’s CNG installations,” he noted, and “is working with TruStar and utilities such as Piedmont, FortisBC, and AGL on the UPS program.

“Transit has continued to be a critical sector for us with equipment supply to Trillium CNG for the RTC Las Vegas projects and to Clean Energy Fuels for the NICE and New Jersey transit projects.

“Finally,” Hightower said, “ANGI is pleased with the progress we are making in Latin America, especially Mexico, where the conditions are right for CNG vehicles and virtual pipeline applications.”

ANGI Energy Systems was acquired by Gilbarco Veeder-Root in mid-2014.

ACT Expo 2018 – the next Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo – has been scheduled for April 30-May 3, 2018 – again at Southern California’s Long Beach Convention Center.

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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2017 in Long Beach

BYD for All-Battery Trucks, Buses, Lifts

May 7, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, industrial, New Products, refuse, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Small to Large for Chinese EV Leader at ACT Expo 2017

BYD, the automotive arm of a large Chinese battery manufacturer that says it’s the world’s largest producer of electric vehicles, is continuing its North America push by showcasing its latest advancements in battery-electric buses, trucks and materials handling equipment here at ACT Expo.

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