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Altec Industries Opens Its New Green Fleet Facility in Dixon, Calif.

April 25, 2012 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Altec Industries opened its new “Green Fleet” facility east of San Francisco yesterday, attracting Dixon, Calif. Mayor Jack Batchelor, U.S. Congressman John Garamendi, and executives of Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison — two key utility customers.

A PG&E purchase commitment prompted Alabama-based Altec’s decision to expand in California.

Variable Torque Targets Trucks in 2012

February 23, 2012 in Hybrids by rich  |  No Comments

Indiana’s Variable Torque Motors is targeting trucks with its hybrid electric driveshaft retrofits, which until today have been sold mostly for buses.

Napa Valley USD Welcomes New Hybrids

February 6, 2012 in Hybrids by rich  |  No Comments

Northern California’s Napa Valley Unified School District is deploying new hybrid buses, employing parallel drive technology from Eaton and Azure Dynamics.

BAE Parallel for Bates Troy Trial

January 2, 2012 in Fleet Order, Hybrids by rich  |  No Comments

A Freightliner M2 fitted with a HybriDrive Parallel brand hybrid electric powertrain by BAE Systems is entering trials with Bates Troy Healthcare Linens of Binghamton, N.Y.

Quantum & SBE for Power Unit

January 2, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by rich  |  No Comments

Quantum (NASDAQ:QTWW) last week disclosed a technology partnership with Barre, Vt.-based SBE, Inc. (SB Electronics) via which SBE is to provide a novel integrated capacitor/bus structure design, employing power ring capacitor technology, for power electronics for electric drive vehicles.


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