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Houston Clean Cities Meeting Wednesday

January 25, 2016 in Alternative Fuels, Conference/Meeting by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Houston-Galveston Area Council Is the Host

The Houston-Galveston Clean Cities organization is holding its annual meeting this Wednesday, January 27, hosted by the Houston-Galveston Area Council at H-GAC headquarters in Galveston.

CleanCitiesHoustonThe gathering will include briefings on a range of alternative fuels, among them CNG/compressed natural gas, propane autogas/LPG, biofuels and electricity.

Fleet Updates

There will also be presentations on public and private fleet activities in the area.

The meeting will include a briefing on the Houston-Galveston Clean Cities group’s new website.


The meeting may be attended by conference call. RSVP.


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Source: H-GAC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

 

Texas Agency Backs Natural Gas Vehicles

September 11, 2015 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, LNG, money available, NGVs by Mark Conolly  |  No Comments

Coming Solicitations Will Support Both NGVs and Fueling Infrastructure

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality continues to aggressively support the greater use of natural gas vehicles in the state. TCEQ has launched and is preparing multiple solicitations under TERP, the Texas Emission Reduction Plan, to bankroll both NGVs and their associated fueling infrastructure for the next two fiscal years.
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US Hybrid Fuel Cell Trucks for Houston

July 21, 2015 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Multiple Partners to Demonstrate Zero-Emission Port Drayage

The Houston-Galveston Area Council is leading a multi-partner, $7.6 million program with the Gas Technology Institute to deploy and evaluate hydrogen fuel cell drayage trucks for the Port of Houston.
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UPS Getting 18 Amp All-Battery Trucks

December 15, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

H-GAC and CTE Backing Deployment in Houston-Galveston-Brazoria,
HGAC Notes That It’s Seeking Project Partners for ‘At Least’ Another 12

UPS will deploy 18 fully battery electric delivery vehicles from Ohio’s Amp Trucks in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria of Texas, the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Center for Transportation and the Environment reported this morning.
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Amp Reports 18-Unit Texas eTruck Order

December 2, 2014 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Workhorse E-100 Walk-In Vans for ‘Major Transportation Company’

Cincinnati’s AMP Trucks reports an order for 18 of its 100% battery electric Workhorse E-100 walk-in vans to be deployed in the Houston-Galveston area “with a major transportation company.”

Amp EVs acquired the Workhorse name last year with an eye to being the first fully integrated American manufacturer of 100% battery electric step vans (F&F, March 20, 2013).

Amp EVs acquired the Workhorse name last year with an eye to being the first fully integrated American manufacturer of 100% battery electric step vans (F&F, March 20, 2013).

“We are honored to be working with one of the world’s major transportation companies on this project,” Amp Holding CEO Steve Burns said in a release. “Our Workhorse E-100 truck is purpose-built to transform the package delivery vehicle market.”

Amp is using a new, “narrow track” W88 chassis. The electric trucks feature a 100-kilowatt-hour lithium battery pack using Panasonic 18650 cells and a 268-brake-horsepower permanent magnet motor “powerful enough to eliminate the need for a transmission.”

H-GAC and CTE

The Workhorse E-100 is designed and built to meet the transportation company’s daily duty cycle while delivering a zero-emission driving experience and eliminating the consumption of more than 650,000 gallons of diesel fuel over the vehicle’s projected life, Amp says. Proprietary onboard telematics help measure vehicle performance and efficiency.


The order is funded by a DoE/National Energy Laboratory grant the Houston-Galveston Area Council (F&F, September 16; H-GAC funding remains available), and CTE, the Center for Technology and the Environment.


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Source: Amp Trucks with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

H-GAC Money for All-Battery Trucks

September 16, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fleets and OEMs Must Partner to be Eligible

The Houston-Galveston Area Council has partnered with the Center for Transportation and the Environment in offering grant funding to help pay for the deployment of medium and heavy duty zero-emission delivery vehicles.

H-GACPublic and private fleets are invited to apply, as long as the vehicles operate within the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria of Texas. Applications “must include a partnership between a fleet/vehicle owner and an original equipment manufacturer,” H-GAC says, and applicants are expected to provide two years of data collection and reporting.

“In total,” says the agency, “the project includes deployment of at least 30 all-electric medium/heavy-duty delivery trucks. Technologies eligible for this particular project include zero emission all-electric trucks configured as a box trucks or step vans.”


Approximately $1 million in grant funding is available for regional fleets.

The closing date under Call for Projects TRN14-06 is December 31. The initiative is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.


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Smith Electric for Taiwan & Texas

August 27, 2013 in Companies, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

LoI with Taikang Technology Calls for 5,000 Vehicles over Three Years,
Smith Also to Provide 30 Trucks for CTE Effort in Houston-Galveston Area

Smith Electric Vehicles has disclosed a Letter of Intent to form a joint venture with Taikang Technology Corp in Taiwan. The next step, Smith says, is a definitive licensing agreement to cover assembly and distribution of all-electric vehicles in Taiwan, “opening up an important new market.” Separately, the Houston-Galveston Area Council and CTE, the Center for Transportation and the Environment said Smith is to provide 30 diesel-replacing delivery trucks.
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Coleman for H-GAC Clean Cities

November 12, 2012 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, EVs, LNG, Marine, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ford Alt Fuels Strategist is Houston Keynoter Thursday

Jon Coleman, Ford’s chief strategist for alterative fuels, is the keynote speaker at the 2012 Clean Fleet Technologies Conference hosted by the Houston-Galveston Area Council this Thursday.
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Rush Peterbilt CNG Rush for Texas

February 24, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by rich  |  No Comments

Rush Peterbilt has two new compressed natural gas Class 8 truck deals to crow about: 15 new CNG-fueled Peterbilt 384 tractors for Waco-based Central Freight Lines and 17 CNG-fueled four-wheel drive Peterbilt 365 tractors for Pioneer Natural Resources.
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