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HTUF Renames Its Twitter Account

February 1, 2012 in Uncategorized by kirk  |  No Comments

The Hybrid, Electric and Advanced Truck Users Forum (HTUF) has changed their Twitter account name to @AdvancedTrucks. Same CALSTART folks behind the wheel, just made a name change to the account.

HTUFTwitterLogo.jpgNow when you follow their Twitter feed for news of the annual HTUF event, you will continue to get related tweets year after year without having to follow a new account for each event year.

HTUF 2012 will be the 12th meeting demonstrating the new capabilities and market introductions of hybrid, electric and advanced medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. HTUF is a partnership between CALSTART and the U.S. Army TARDEC-National Automotive Center.

HTUF 2012 will be in Charlotte, North Carolina September 17-20 and details of the event can be found at http://www.calstart.org/events/calstart-events/HTUF-National-Conference.aspx.

HTUF has updated it's Twitter account name to @AdvancedTrucks.

HTUF has updated it’s Twitter account name to @AdvancedTrucks.

Azure Delivers 1,000th Balance, to Purolator

January 14, 2012 in Uncategorized by rich  |  No Comments

Azure Dynamics has delivered the 1,000th Balance hybrid electric, to Purolator Courier, its largest customer, which has 555 of them.

Azure Dynamics has delivered the 1,000th Balance hybrid electric, to Purolator Courier, its largest customer, which has 555 of them.

Azure Dynamics (TSX:Toronto) has delivered its 1,000th Balance hybrid electric, to Purolator Courier, its largest customer, which now has 555 of the parallel drive vehicles.

The 1,000th Balance truck represents Purolator’s 200th received in 2011, as part of a 600-unit order to be delivered over a three-year period. Purolator currently operates 555 of the trucks, out of a total fleet of some 3,500 vehicles. An additional 200 units is slated for delivery this year, and another 200 in 2013, Azure says, subject to annual authorizations.

“Working alongside Azure Dynamics has helped Purolator to consistently deliver industry leading on-time service and reliability to our customers in a sustainable manner,” Purolator president and CEO Tom Schmitt says in a Azure release. In 2005, Purolator was the first express transportation company in Canada to introduce hybrid electric vehicles, Azure says.

The Balance hybrids for Purolator are integrated by Azure on a Ford E-450 chassis with a Ford 5.4-liter gasoline engine. The hybrid electric drive features engine-off at idle and below 20 miles per hour, and electronically supports key ancillary functions like power steering and braking. It “is ideally suited for commercial activity in urban environments,” Azure says.

Azure says it’s the world’s leading provider of hybrid electric powertrain solutions in the Class 2c-5 medium-duty commercial hybrid truck sector, with a market share of approximately 50%.

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.
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