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Motiv’s 100% Battery Garbage Truck

September 16, 2014 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Proprietary Controls and Fiamm Sodium Electric Batteries
Allow for Collection Route Service of Up to 60 Miles Per Day

Motiv Power Systems is to unveil North America’s first fully battery-electric, fully functional garbage truck, operated by the City of Chicago, at Calstart’s HTUF meeting in Chicago next week.

Peco Receives 22 Odyne Plug-Ins

June 9, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Utility Receives 22 Trucks with Terex XT55 Lifts
As the First Under EPRI-DoE-SCAQMD Initiative

Philadelphia’s Peco utility is talking up receipt of 22 Ford chassis bucket trucks with Odyne plug-in hybrid electric drivetrains – the first to be deployed under a joint U.S. Department of Energy, Electric Power Research Institute, and South Coast Air Quality Management District program.

$3m for Plug Power’s Range-Extender

December 18, 2013 in EVs, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

FedEx Express to Test Smith Trucks with Plug Power Fuel Cells

FedEx Express has been awarded $3 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a hydrogen fuel cell delivery truck with a single-fill range of up to 150 miles. Twenty vehicles are to be tested at FedEx facilities in Tennessee and California, DoE said Tuesday.

Improved Alt Fuel Web Tools from NREL

November 12, 2012 in Biodiesel, Ethanol, EVs, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

DoE Site Aims to Help Fleet Managers Make Decisions

The U.S. Department of Energy is talking up a revamp of its Alternative Fuels Data Center website, including a Petroleum Reduction Planning Tool to help fleet managers, municipalities and consumers evaluate alternative fuel and energy efficiency strategies.

$10 Million for ZECT

March 23, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy has floated a solicitation for Zero Emission Cargo Transport via the National Energy Technology Laboratory in West Virginia.

$7 Million for EV Chargers

January 14, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The U.S. Energy Department has awarded nearly $7 million to four companies to develop better connected and more economical electric vehicle chargers – cutting costs by as much as 50% in three years.

“Developing smart electric vehicle chargers will provide more options to consumers and accelerate the build-out of charging infrastructure in ways that strengthen the electric grid,” U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said in a release.

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