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Navistar Is to Build GM Cutaways in Ohio

June 10, 2016 in Companies, manufacturing by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘G Van’ to Be Built in Springfield, Ohio Starting Next Year

Navistar, increasing its role in light duty vehicles, said yesterday that it will manufacture GM’s “G Van” at its plant in Springfield, Ohio starting in the first half of 2017. Citing a multi-year contract, Navistar said it will recommission its second line at the facility, adding “at least” 300 jobs.

Amp Buying Workhorse: $5m

March 7, 2013 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Amp Trucks to Be First with Full Factory Alt Fuel Range

Amp Holding, parent of Amp Electric Vehicles in Ohio, is purchasing Navistar’s Workhorse assets through a new Amp Trucks subsidiary – and says it will be the first to offer a full line of factory alternative fuel vehicles. “If it’s alternatively powered we’ll make it,” says Amp founder and CEO Steve Burns. (this March 4 item re-posted on March 7)

Amp EVs for Navistar Step Van

August 28, 2012 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘First Step’ Toward Large EVs for Urban Delivery Segment

Ohio’s Amp Electric Vehicles reports delivery of a 100-mile, pure battery electric, heavy commercial step van to Navistar. The Amp driveline, which replaces a thirsty diesel engine, is suitable for both retrofit and new-vehicle use, says Amp president Steve Burns.

$35 Million from the CEC

June 1, 2012 in Biodiesel, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The California Energy Commission late last week unanimously approved $35 million worth of funding for “a diversity of alternative fuel and vehicle types,” paving the way for contracts to be signed.

The technologies being fostered will be necessary for the state to meet its own efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction goals, says Calstart president and CEO John Boesel, whose organization is the largest recipient.

Navistar International and Clean Energy Fuels Team on Natural Gas Trucks

February 2, 2012 in NGVs by rich  |  No Comments

Clean Energy Will Front the Incremental Cost of Natural Gas Trucks
As Part of New Pact with Navistar for ‘Commercially Viable Solution’

Navistar and Clean Energy Fuels have launched “a comprehensive natural gas strategy” designed to bring more options to operators who will buy fuel from Clean Energy, including fuel from the firm’s vaunted new network of truck stop outlets. The program “will provide customers with a sustainable, commercially viable solution for adding natural gas powered trucks to their fleets,” Navistar says.

EV Advocates Get Serious

January 15, 2012 in EVs, Fleet Order by rich  |  No Comments

ELC Calls for Large-Scale Fleet Demo Project, Could Be 1,500 Vehicles,
PG&E to Help Create ‘Comprehensive National Model for EV Deployment’

A coalition claiming “blue chip” membership is designing a large-scale electric vehicle demonstration project it says “will help create a comprehensive national model for EV deployment.” This year and next could see more than a thousand EVs, likely in Northern California.

Navistar, Pacific Gas and Electric, FedEx Express, A123 Systems, Hertz, Azure Dynamics, Coda Automotive, Ecotality, Automatiks, and GE Capital are members of the just-announced Electrification Leadership Council.

1,000 EVs? 1,500?

ELC, which according to Navistar eStar battery electric truck VP Mark Aubry has been working for more than a year, also includes large delivery service companies and vehicle manufacturers, and representatives of national, state and local agencies.

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