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Proterra Unveils ‘Nimbler’ 35-Foot Bus

October 7, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Opens Northern California Headquarters South of San Francisco
And Announces DART in Texas as the Lead Customer for 35-Footer

Proterra celebrated the opening of its new Northern California headquarters yesterday evening, and unveiled a new, “nimbler” 35-foot Catalyst bus to complement its standard 40-foot offering.

Clean Energy for School, Transit Buses

August 25, 2015 in CNG, Companies, Fleet Order, LNG, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Clean Energy Details Numerous New Contracts for CNG Fueling Stations,
Cites Dallas, Where DART Will Save $120 Million in Ten Years on 675 NGVs

Clean Energy Fuels today announced a bevy of new contracts for compressed natural gas for buses, including Arlington Transit in Arlington County, Va.; Nassau Inter-County Express on Long Island, N.Y.; and the North Kansas City School District in Missouri, “which is set to become the largest school district in the U.S. to transition its school bus fleet to CNG.” updated August 26

CNG New Flyers & NABIs for DART

May 26, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Options Exercised for 46 Xcelsior and 17 NABI 40-Footers

New Flyer of America said Friday that Dallas Area Rapid Transit has exercised options on 17 low-floor NABI LFW buses and 46 New Flyer Xcelsior model vehicles, all of them 40 feet in length, and all compressed natural gas-fueled.

Vehicles like this CNG-fueled NABI 40-LFW for Dallas Area Rapid Transit will complement the existing New Flyer line.

DART expects delivery of 17 more CNG-fueled NABI 40-LFW buses from New Flyer, complementing 459 already in-hand, by year-end.

The 17 North American Bus Industries-design vehicles are expected to be delivered in October and November, says DART maintenance VP Mike Hubbell. The 46 New Flyer Xcelsior buses are slated for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2016, he told F&F.

“These buses are part of our fleet renewal and represent our commitment to deliver the best possible customer experience for the tens of thousands of North Texans who make riding a DART bus a daily part of their lives,” DART president and executive director Gary Thomas said in a New Flyer release.

Proterra Battery Buses Coming to Dallas Too

“DART is one of the key customers that we began supplying buses to through the acquisition of NABI in 2013,” said New Flyer president and CEO Paul Soubry. “DART exercising these options demonstrates the strong relationship that we‘ve built together.”

DART currently has 459 CNG-fueled NABI buses, fueling at four different Clean Energy Fuels stations (F&F, October 14).

DART is negotiating final contracts for seven federally funded 100% battery electric 35-foot buses from Proterra too (F&F, February 9).

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Source: New Flyer/NABI with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Clean Energy for NGV Easy Bay

October 14, 2014 in CNG, event, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Low Cost Separation and Vapor Containment for NGV Facilities
And a Strong Showing for CNG Transit at APTA Expo in Houston

Clean Energy Fuels is introducing NGV Easy Bay as a low-cost way to sequester natural gas vehicles in existing maintenance facilities. The patent-pending product, is said to be “the first code-compliant fabric barrier system utilizing an industrial curtain designed for quick, cost-efficient installation and operation.”

Clean Energy LNG Said a Florida First

January 20, 2014 in CNG, Companies, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘ANGH’ LNG Stations Opened in Illinois & in Fontana, Calif. Too
As Supplier Trumpets Multi-Year CNG Deal for 580 DART Buses
And Renewing Customer Smithtown Sees More CNG Acceptance

Clean Energy Fuels is talking up the opening of the first liquefied natural gas fueling station in Florida, as well as the opening of America’s Natural Gas Highway LNG stations in Pontoon Beach, Ill., and Fontana, Calif. updated January 21


CNG Vehicles Mean Savings for DART

July 9, 2012 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hundreds of NABI Buses and Dozens of Diverse Shuttles

Dallas Area Rapid Transit expects to cut its fuel bills by 60% or even 65% through 2020 via a combination of hundreds of new CNG vehicles and an eight-year natural gas supply contract with the state.

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