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LA Metro Orders e-Buses, CNG too

July 31, 2017 in CNG, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Is Buying 95 Battery Vehicles from BYD and New Flyer
As Actions Include CNG/RNG Vehicles from Two Suppliers,
And Up to $26.5 Million for Near Zero Replacement Engines

The busy board of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority – LA Metro – voted last week to buy 95 all-battery buses. And while it endorsed the idea of an all-electric fleet in future, the board voted too to buy 360 compressed natural gas-fueled buses and to replace the engines in as many as 395 existing CNG buses with super low-NOx “Near Zero” engines from Cummins Westport. updated August 2
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Cummins Details 2.8-Liter E85 Engine

July 15, 2014 in Alternative Fuels, Ethanol, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CEC Backing Promise of Reducing Greenhouse Emissions by 80%,
‘Successful Completion of this Project May Result in a New Market’

Cummins and Cummins Pacific are wrapping up road tests of the Ethos 2.8L, a 2.8-liter engine for medium trucks designed to run on E85/ethanol. Cummins Ethos 2.8L development is backed by the California Energy Commission, which is putting some $2.7 million into the overall $6.5 million effort.
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