The following are summaries of the 24 Fleets & Fuels newsletter issues from 2011.
The full issues, available to paid Fleets & Fuels subscribers, contain far more detail and include contact information — telephone numbers and e-mail addresses — for key people at the companies and organizations mentioned in the newsletter articles.
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December 12 issue of Fleets & Fuels
Snack food trucks! LNG locomotives!
Chargers for the electric vehicles of a huge U.S. fleet (as usual, we name names);
more LNG trucks for an Owens Corning hauler;
Daimler investigates inductive charging for EVs in Berlin via the Effizienzhaus-Plus mit Elektromobilität initiative;
the U.S. Navy makes the U.S. government’s largest ever biofuels buy, $12 million worth;
the first of Mitsubishi’s new battery electric cars for a North America fleet is delivered in San Francisco;
Daimler Atego hybrids for Deutsche Post DHL;
LNG eyed for the last coal-fired ship on the Great Lakes;
B30 biodiesel from Argent Energy for Transport for London Dial-a-Ride trials;
one of the world’s largest advanced battery manufacturers takes another look at electric vehicles; and
Westport Innovations reveals its partners for Sustainable Development Technology Canada-backed LNG rail project.
And, meanwhile, California is staging a total re-vamp of its clean car regulations.
Agility Fuel Systems • Argent Energy • ASES-American Solar Energy Society • BAE Systems • Balqon • Bates Troy Healthcare Linens • Beijing Qifa • California Air Resources Board • Calstart • City CarShare • Clean Energy Fuel Via Quarles • Clean Energy Fuels • ClipperCreek • Conductix-Wampfler • Daimler/Mercedes-Benz • Deutsche Post DHL • Dillon Transport • DNV-Det Norske Veritas • Dynamic Fuels • Ecotality • EMD-Electro-Motive Diesel • Gaz Metro • GLMRI-Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute • GNA-Gladstein, Neandross and Associates • Great Lakes Waterways Conference • IDTechEx • Lime Energy • Mansfield Gas Equipment Systems • Mansfield Oil • MEA-Maryland Energy Administration • Mitsubishi Motors • Mol Transport Solutions • NBB-National Biodiesel Board • NGV Global • NGV Global • NTEA-National Truck Equipment Association • Pennsylvania DEP • PepsiCo/Frito-Lay • Progress Rail • Quarles Petroleum • S.S. Badger/Lake Michigan Carferry • Saft • San Rafael Mitsubishi • SCIenergy (Servidyne) • Silver Spring Networks • Solazyme • Syntroleum • TfL-Transport for London • U.S. Navy • UC Davis/Institute of Transportation Studies • Valence Technology • Westport Innovations
November 28 issue of Fleets & Fuels
Pay no more for battery electric trucks, say Freightliner Custom Chassis and Enova;
SoCal Gas moves to handle customers’ compression as it pledges to field 1,000 more NGVs of its own, with the first 50 by Landi Renzo;
300! pure-battery Daimler Smart cars for San Diego Car2go;
Honda unveils battery electric Fit EV;
Alliance Autogas propane for police fleets;
Coda commences production with UQM drivetrain, signs GE for WattStation chargers;
Calgary Transit seeks infrastructure partners for CNG buses;
Toyota details the fuel-efficient Prius c;
CAP dual fuel for 16 Bestway Express trucks;
NHTSA launches formal Volt battery fire investigation;
Propel Biofuels for Econation’s limos; and
Senate NAT GAS Act has ‘pay-for’ provision.
Achates • Alliance AutoGas • American Honda • BAE Systems • Bestway Express • Calgary Transit • Calstart • CAP-Clean Air Power • CEC-California Energy Commission • CFC-Clean Fuels Consulting • CNGVA-Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance • Coda Automotive • Czech Gas Association- Ceský Plynárenský Svaz • Econation • Ecotality • EnerSys • Enova Systems • EV Update • FCCC-Freightliner Customer Chassis Corp • FTA-Federal Transit Administration • Fleets & Fuels ShowTimes • GE • GM–General Motors • Go Riteway • Landi Renzo USA • London Business Conferences • LTC-Lithium Technology Corporation • Mercedes-Benz • Mercedes-Benz of San DiegoTesla Motors • NGVAmerica • NHTSA-National Highway Traffic Safety Administration • NTEA-National Truck Equipment Association • Oberon Fuels • Organized by Electric Vehicle Update. • Propel Biofuels • Roush CleanTech • Royal Truck Body • Smarter Shows • Smith Electric Vehicles Corp • SoCal Gas-Southern California Gas (Sempra Utilities) • Toyota • U.S EPA • Wondries Fleet • Zytek
November 14 issue of Fleets & Fuels
Milestones in natural gas vehicles in North America, from California to Quebec: Daimler-Freightliner, Ryder, Gaz Metro…
Ryder picks Southern California fueling station contractor
wireless charging of electric vehicles gains momentum as Qualcomm acquires HaloIPT and WiTricity signs Mitsubishi as a partner (we profile WiTricity)
Long Island NGV pioneer Smithtown sees incremental costs of NGVs dropping
More propane autogas for Virginia and elsewhere in the Southeast
the UK’s Zytek sets an $8 million tech center for EV drives
ASTM-grade biodiesel from camelina.
Agility Fuel Systems • Alliance AutoGas • AVSG • BRC Sweden • Calstart • CEC-California Energy Commission • Canadian Gas Association • Canadian NGV Association • Chart • Clean Energy Fuels • Clean Fuels Consulting • Clean Vehicle Solutions • Coda • Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper • Cummins Westport • Daimler Trucks North America • Don Brown Bus Sales • Dunbar Armored • Electric Drive Transportation Association • Excellence Peterbilt • Freightliner, Ryder System • Gabrielli Truck Sales • Gaz Metro • General Physics • GNA-Gladstein, Neandross & Associates • Green Oil Solutions • HaloIPT • IDTechEx • Long Island Freightliner • Madison County Mass Transit • Mansfield Gas Equipment Systems • Mitsubishi Motors • National Trade Productions • Nextran Truck Center • NGV Communications • NGV Global • Paper Transport, Inc. • Qualcomm • Riverside Transit Agency • Smithtown • Société des Traversiers du Québec • Stadtwerke Augsburg • Subaru Nordic • Tidewater Car Service • Toyota • Transport Robert • Vehicle Products Group • Verbio Biomethane • Virginia Clean Cities • Wal-Mart • Wartsila North America • Waste Management • Waste Pro USA • Westport Innovations • WiTricity • Zytek
October 31 issue of Fleets & Fuels
AC Propulsion is turning the tables by supplying key components to China for an electric vehicle…
NGV momentum continues to build as Ryder extends CNG truck leasing to Michigan…
Pressure swing adsorption will be used to purify landfill gas in Georgia…
Battery Smart cars to deploy in Amsterdam and then San Diego…
Cummins Westport 11.9 engine details at the NGV Tech Forum in San Francisco…
China’s (and Warren Buffett’s) BYD opens its Los Angeles headquarters and supplies small and large EVs to Hertz…
We profile Cleveland’s Quasar Energy Group, which is bringing biomethane to motorists in Ohio.
A.R.C. Technologies • AC Propulsion • Agility Fuel Systems • AM General • Amsterdam Electric • ANGI • Atlanta Clean Cities • Atlanta Gas Light • Beiqi Foton • Bright Automotive • BYD • Car2Go • Carbon Sciences • CEC-California Energy Commission • CFC-Clean Fuels Consulting • Chesapeake Energy • City of Amsterdam • Clean Energy Coalition-Clean Cities Detroit • Clean Energy Fuels • Clean Energy Renewable Fuels • Clean Fuel Connection • CNGci-CNG Cylinders International • CTE-Center for Transportation and the Environment • Cummins Westport • Daimler-Mercedes Smart • DeKalb County Sanitation • DTE Energy-MichCon • E.Motor Advance • EBCC-East Bay Clean Cities • EDTA-Electric Drive Transportation Association • Encana • ESG-Energy Systems Group • Freightliner • Galileo • Hertz • IDTechEx • Kinsley Meetings • Knox Western • Linde • MU-University of Missouri • NAFA Fleet Management Association • Natural Gas Vehicle Technical Forum • NBB-National Biodiesel Board • NGV Global • NGV Technical Forum • NGV2012 • Northwest Gas Association • NREL-National Renewable Energy Laboratory • NTP-National Trade Productions • Peach State Freightliner • Quasar Energy Group • Ryder System • SoCalGas • Southern California Gas • SWANA-Solid Waste Association of North America • Terresolve Technologies • Tesla • U.S. EPA • UBCR • Zytek
October 17 issue of Fleets & Fuels
Biomethane, a Paradox, and someday an answer…
HTUF 2011 in Baltimore…
Westport LD’s WiNG (a full-page report)
the Honda Civic Natural Gas (another full-page report)
Maxwell ultracapacitors for Yutong buses
the new High Horsepower Summit
AFV-Alternative Fuel Vehicle Sweden • Agility Fuel Systems • American Honda • BEES-Bioénergie Evénements et Services-Bioenergy Events and Services • Calstart • CARB-California Air Resources Board • CEC-California Energy Commission • CFC-Clean Fuels Consulting • Clean Energy Fuels • Cummins Westport • Daimler-Freightliner • Dow Kokam • Eaton • Flights Hallmark-Rotala • FortisBC • Freightliner • GM-General Motors • GNA-Gladstein, Neandross & Associates • GPC-Green Power Conferences • Impco Automotive • Kollmorgen • LA Metro • Maxwell Technologies • NGV Global • NGVAmerica • Nissan Motor • NTEA-National Truck Equipment Association • Optare • Republic Services • Saddle Creek Transportation • Stako • Tampa Truck Center • Team Energy • Valence Technology • Vedder Transportation • Voith Turbo • VVS-Venchurs Vehicle Systems • Waste Management • Westport Innovations • Worthington Cylinders-SCI • Worthington Nitin • XL Hybrids
September 26 issue of Fleets & Fuels
Pacific Century? Some two dozen U.S. firms took the opportunity to show their clean transportation products to Asia Pacific decision-makers at a FedEx-hosted APEC USA 2011 event in California this month.
And, in what can only be seen as a related development, Calstart has a $300,000 federal grant to extend its HTUF efforts to China.
a natural gas exploration company expands its natural gas fleet and offers very generous incentives to its employees to buy NGVs of their own
we reveal batteries and a key motor supplier for two plug-in truck projects
two more companies promote bi-fuel natural gas-gasoline Ford Super Duty upfits
we detail new motors from a big-name producer
at least two companies see partners with parking lots as the key to a public EV infrastructure
We profile one of them, 350Green.
350Green • A123 • AC Transit • Advantage Chevrolet • Agility Fuel Systems • AltCar Expo • Altec • Alliance AutoGas • American Honda • Apache • APEC USA 2011 • ARI-Automotive Resources International • A&CM-Association & Conference Management • BAE Systems • Bobit Business Media • Busworld Kortrijk • Calstart • Car Charging Group • Carter Chevrolet-OEM Systems • CFC-Clean Fuels Consulting • Coca-Cola • Coulomb Technologies • Efacec USA • EVI-Electric Vehicles International • Encana • Eco-Engine Certification Organization • FC Business Intelligence • GE Capital Fleet Services • Golden Eagle Distributors • Hribar Logistics • Hydrogenics • Impco Automotive • International Navistar • Iredell County Sheriff’s Office • MEC-Metropolitan Energy Center / Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition • Kenworth • Koppy’s Propane • Lone Star Chevrolet • NGVAmerica • PG&E-Pacific Gas & Electric • Parker Hannifin • Parkway Chevrolet • Peterbilt • Pit Stop Travel Center • Roush CleanTech • Ryder System • San Francisco Muni • Shaffer’s Bottled Gas • Siemens • TLPA-Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association • TTSI-Total Transportation Services, Inc. • UQM Technologies • UTC Power • Vision Industries • Walgreens • Waste Management • Westport Innovations • Wisconsin Kenworth • Wrightspeed
September 12 issue of Fleets & Fuels
Shell Oil enters LNG and partners with Westport Innovations.
Utility parent Integrys enters CNG by buying Trillium USA and Pinnacle CNG.
Johnson Controls splits with Saft and invests in Odyne
another $100 million from the California Energy Commission
biodiesel-burning utility cashes in on RIN
new robust hoses promoted for CNG vehicles
Iveco brings hybrid truck to the UK (we I.D. the drive supplier)
Lazard Capital is bullish on NGVs
hybrid beltless alternator ias option on OEM hybrid buses
more CNG for refuse trucks in New Jersey
Zytek trumpets new KERS drive for racing
copper group promotes non-rare earth induction motors
We profile LNG equipment leader Chart.
Agility Fuel Systems • AltCar Expo-Platia Productions • APEC 2011 USA • ANGV-Asia Pacific Natural Gas Vehicles Association • Better Place • Blue Diamond Disposal • California Energy Commission • Chart • Clean Energy Fuels • CVEF-Clean Vehicle Education Foundation • CDA-Copper Development Association • EBCC-East Bay Clean Cities • EDTA-Electric Drive Transportation Association • Eaton (Germany) • FP&L-Florida Power & Light • Ford • Gillig • GNA-Gladstein, Neandross and Associates • Go Natural CNG • The Glosten Associates • Integrys Energy • Iveco UK • Japan Gas Association • Johnson Controls, Inc. • Kenworth • Lazard Capital • NBB-National Biodiesel Board (Kinsley Meetings) • NREL-National Renewable Energy Laboratory • NTEA- National Truck Equipment Association • New Jersey Clean Cities • NGV Global News • Odyne • Pacer Cartage • Pinnacle CNG • Pilot Flying J (Shell Flying J) • Plug-In 2012 • Quantum Technologies • RINAlliance • Ryder System • Shell Oil • Smarter Shows • Staples • SwRI-Southwest Research Institute-International Alternative Fuel Technology Center • SunTran • The T-Fort Worth Transportation Authority • Trillium USA • U.S. Steel • Vanner • Volvo Bus • Westport Innovations • Zytek
August 29 issue of Fleets & Fuels
100 battery electric trucks for UPS in California marks state’s largest zero-emission delivery vehicle deployment ever – we I.D. the vehicle chassis and component suppliers.
Alaska natural gas group advocates propane, says propane proponent.
more battery trucks for FedEx
Air Products hydrogen from sewage in California
Daimler’s new fuel cell buses with regen deployed in Hamburg – we I.D. component suppliers
another $150 million for Clean Energy Fuels
new motors and batteries for eSmarts
LNG eyed for ferries on both coasts
new parallel hybrid electric drive to get a trial in the UK
Propel Fuels teams with 570-big-name location Pacific Convenience and Fuels c-store chain
Fyda developing Hardstaff dual fuel in the U.S.
We detail plans for EV advocate Shai Agassi of Better Place to deliver keynote speech at the APEC 2011 USA Pacific Rim ministerial meeting in San Francisco.
A123 • AC Transit • AAB-Advanced Automotive Batteries • Air Products • ANGDA-Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority • AmeriGas Alaska • APEC 2011 USA • BAE Systems • Better Place • Bing Energy • CEC-California Energy Commission • Capstone Turbine • Chicago Yellow Cab • Cisco • Clean Energy Fuels • CVEF-Clean Vehicle Education Foundation • Daimler-Mercedes • Dennis Eagle • East Bay Clean Cities EVI-Electric Vehicles International • Emap Connect • Encana • FC Business Intelligence • Ford • FCCC-Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp • FuelCell Energy • Fyda Energy Solutions • GM-General Motors • Gillig • The Glosten Associates • Goshen • GAS-Green Alternative Systems • Hamburger Hochbahn • Hardstaff • Liquiline • Luxfer • MAP Consulting • LA Metro • Navistar eStar • NuCellSys • OCSD-Orange County Sanitation District • PCF-Pacific Convenience and Fuels • PetroCard • Pilot Flying J • Pivotal LNG • Propel Fuels • Roush CleanTech • Sonoma County • New York City Staten Island Ferry • Smart USA • SARTA-Stark Area Regional Transit Authority • Tesco Bus • Trimac • UPS • UQM Technologies • Valence Technologies • Washington State Ferries • Crain Waste Fleet • Waste Management • World CNG • Worthington-SCI
August 15 issue of Fleets & Fuels
First commercial sale of a heavy duty CNG hybrid — and it’s a hydraulic hybrid (we name the suppliers and the customer).
More hydraulic hybrids for Austin too, and for Miami.
DoE antes another $175 million for clean vehicles, with an emphasis on EVs
NGVAmerica is disappointed in proposed federal mileage standards for heavy vehicles
Beyond Recycling: WCT at WasteCon 2011
Toyota to build EVs in Canada, taps Leviton for charging
All Bright Sanitation swears by CNG
Ryder CNG trucks, 25 of them, for the Fresh & Easy grocery chain
propane for the Raleigh police
Impco gets CARB certification for its CNG Transit Connect
battery Transit Connects for Detroit Edison
Kenworth opens its doors to customers and the press, making the case for natural gas trucks.
We profile Michigan- and UK-based Protean Electric, which promises big savings by using wheel motors to convert existing (or OEM) vehicles into over-the-road parallel hybrids.
All Bright Sanitation • Alliance AutoGas • UARL-University of Arkansas at Little Rock • City of Austin • Autocar • Bayou City Autocar • Azure Dynamics • BAE Systems • Calstart • Cenex • CATA-Central Arkansas Transit Authority • Clean Energy Fuels • CleanScapes • Covanta Essex • Crane Carrier • Cummins Westport • Daimler-Mercedes • Eaton • Ford • Fresh & Easy • GNA-Gladstein, Neandross & Associates • Impco • Kenworth (Paccar) • Knox Western • Leviton • City of Miami • New Jersey Clean Cities • Parker Hannifin • Protean Electric • Quantum • Ryder System • McNeilus • Monster Trash • City of North Little Rock • OCSD-Orange County Sanitation District • Quantum • Greater Sacramento Regional Clean Air Coalition • Suburban Ford • Toyota • WasteCon-SWANA • Westport Innovations
August 1 issue of Fleets & Fuels
Azure Dynamics will devise a plug-in hybrid electric version of the Ford F-550, to be followed by other F-Series models.
BAE’s parallel drive for trucks is to be tested on a Crane Carrier LET2.
ARS/Rescue Rooter deploying Roush propane trucks,
El Paso wants CNG for its BRT,
AAA is embarking on roadside charging for stranded EVs – and will test a CNG generator to do so,
Norway’s Think Global is rescued again,
Coca-Cola is to deploy biomethane trucks in the UK as Coke U.S. gets ready for NGVs too, and
Volvo offers a natural gas-fueled VMN daycab tractor.
We profile Vision Industries, which has delivered a Freightliner Cascadia-based, Class 8 Tyrano hydrogen fuel cell port truck to TTSI, and has a letter of intent for as many as 400 more.
AAA • Agility Fuel Systems • Air Products • American Honda • ABDA-Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (UK) • Argonne National Laboratory • ARS/Rescue Rooter • Azure Dynamics • BAE Systems • BusCon-Bobit • CEC-California Energy Commission • Celgrad-Polypore • Cenex • Coca-Cola Enterprises-Coke UK • Coca-Cola Refreshments-Coke U.S. • Commercial Vehicle Show-Crystal Communications • Coulomb Technologies • Crane carrier • Daimler-Mercedes • Daimler Netherlands • Dennis Eagle • eCarTec • Eurisko Scientific • FerrellGas • Ford Motor Company • City of Grand Junction • GCS Gas Container Services-RoadGas • Gasrec • Giant Eagle-Talon Logistics • GNA-Gladstein, Neandross & Associates • Green Charge Networks • Hardstaff • Hydrogenics • Iveco UK • LNGEurope • NTEA-National Truck Equipment Association • NABI-North American Bus Industries • Roush CleanTech • SRCSD-Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District • Shell Hydrogen • Siemens • Simon Loos Logistic • Sun Metro-El Paso • Tesco.com • Think Global-Electric Mobility Solutions • TTSI-Total Transportation Services, Inc. • Vision Industries-Vision Motor Corp • Volvo Trucks • California Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski • Western Colorado Truck Center (formerly Mesa Mack) • World LP Gas Forum • Worthington Cylinders-SCI • Xcel Energy
July 18 issue of Fleets & Fuels
Chesapeake Energy has made a blockbuster investment in Clean Energy for LNG truck stops and is putting even more money into Sundrop’s gas-enhanced biofuel.
Daimler is bringing in 300 battery electric Smart cars for Car2go car-sharing in San Diego this year. We detail vehicle componentry.
Upset winner is close to a contract for 76 CNG coaches for New Jersey Transit
AC Propulsion ships battery eBox to Denmark for V2G trials
Waste Management celebrates its 1,000th natural gas trash truck
New York City takes delivery on its largest EV order ever
Energy hedge fund boss takes ‘top-up’ approach to NGV promotion with a million-dollar LNG race car
We summarize Toyota USA’s hybrid and EV plans for 2012.
AC Propulsion • AeroVironment • Agility Fuel Systems • Alliance Autogas • AltCar Expo-Platia Productions • Altec • AltWheels • American Honda • Autocar • AutoPort • CPUC-California Public Utilities Commission • Calstart • Car2go-Daimler • Centaur Performance/McMahan Securities for Maxximus LNG 2000 • Charter Fuels • Chesapeake Energy • CFC-Clean Fuels Consulting • Clean Energy Fuels • CVEF-Clean Vehicle Education Foundation • Coca-Cola Refreshments • Con-Ed-Con Edison • DTU-Danmarks Tekniske Universitet • DoD-U.S. Department of Defense • DesignLine • Ecotality • Ehrhart Propane & Oil • Ener1-EnerDel • DoE-U.S. Department of Energy • Enterprise • EV Connect • Federal-Mogul • FTA-Federal Transit Administration • Fisker • General Electric • Giant Eagle • GAMC-Global Automotive Management Council • Hino Trucks • Linde (High Mountain Fuels) • Mobility 21 • Nantucket Energy • NJNG-New Jersey Natural Gas • NJ Transit-New Jersey Transit • New York City DoT • NYSERDA-New York State Energy Research and Development Authority • Nissan • NorthStar • Nuvve • Pilot Flying J • Plug-In 20-11 • Poet, LLC • Polaris Industries • RFA-Renewable Fuels Association • Ryder • Staples • Sundrop Fuels • Sylvania-Osram Sylvania • Tesla • Think North America • TAEC-Toshiba America Electronic Components • Toyota USA • Washington State DoT • Waste Management • Zytek
July 4 issue of Fleets & Fuels
Westport Innovations-Juniper is hedging its bets on big natural engines by investing in smaller ones — and has a new technology pact with GM.
FedEx Express is adding battery trucks (and many more clean diesels). Ryder System has named its first NGV customers.
Quantum has a multi-million order for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from Florida Power & Light
Propel launches biofuels fleet rebate program
Better Place opens in Denmark, advances its battery switch concept in Israel and Australia, too – and the U.S.
Isuzu blesses B20 blends
AC Propulsion and UQM Technologies power record-setting Pikes Peak EVs
biodiesel stands ready to fill RFS2 cellulosic ethanol gap
We detail Indiana’s 10,000-cow, 42-Kenworth biomethane milk truck project (two Clean Energy CNG stations, new Agility CNG fuel arrays on the trucks).
We deliver a roundup of the surprisingly pervasive and varied green aviation news at this year’s Paris Air Show – camelina, batteries, solar…
AC Propulsion • Agility Fuel Systems • Better Place • Clean Energy Fuels • Clean Energy Pathways • Central Indiana Clean Cities • Cruise Car • Cummins Westport • Dean Foods/Alta Dena • Dow Kokam • EUFMC-Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference • Fair Oaks Farms/Dairy • FedEx Express • FedFleet 2011 • FP&L-Florida Power & Light • FSA-Fujitsu Semiconductor America • GE Energy • GM-General Motors • GNA-Gladstein, Neandross and Associates • Golden Eagle Distributors • Green Drive Expo • Greenlane Biogas • IFT-International Fuel Technology • IQPC • Isuzu • Kenworth • Lincoln Composites • Mohawk Industries • NBB-National Biodiesel Board • Palmer Leasing/Palmer Trucks • Plug-In 2011 • Propel Fuels • Quantum Fuel Systems • Ruan Transportation • Ryder System • Sanbag-San Bernardino Associated Governments • Sanyo USA • SWANA-Solid Waste Association of North America • Sturman Industries • Swigz Pro Racing • UQM Technologies • UTS Residual • Westport Innovations-Juniper Engines
June 13 issue of Fleets & Fuels
The battery electric version of the Ford Transit Connect by Azure Dynamics is under GSA contract, and Volvo has launched its FM MethaneDiesel dual fuel truck, developed in league with Clean Air Power, for limited sales in Europe, this year.
Westport Innovations is buying Italy’s Emer to boost its Juniper Engines gaseous fuel components business, and inductive EV charging specialist Evatran gets a boost via a development pact with Yazaki North America.
New CNG garbage trucks in Vermont, Florida, New Jersey and Illinois
South Carolina commits to GreenGo Tek battery LSVs
Remy Motors for ALTe hybrids
Dynetek targets Asia and hydrogen
Novozymes, which is building the world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant via a collaborative effort in Italy, has entered into a new collaboration in Canada.
Acrion • ALTe • AT&T • Autocar • AVSG • Azure Dynamics • Boston-Power • Calstart • CRFA-Canadian Renewable Fuels Association • Casella Waste Systems • Choice Environmental • Clean Air Power • Clean Energy Fuels • Central Indiana Clean Cities Alliance • New Jersey Clean Cities • Dynetek • Energy Vision • Evatran • FirmGreen • GreenField Ethanol • GGT Electric-GreenGo Tek • HPEVS-Hi Performance Electric Vehicle Systems • Impco Automotive • Indianapolis DPW • Marion County Sheriff’s Office • McNeilus • NSA-National Sheriffs’ Association • Northside Ford • Novozymes • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality-DEQ • Pearson Ford • People’s Gas • PetroCard • Qteros • Remy • Roush CleanTech • Team Energy • Volvo Trucks Waste Management • Westport Innovations • City of Winnipeg • Yazaki North America • Zeus Development
May 30 issue of Fleets & Fuels
Contracts for some $15 million in research into new heavy duty engines for natural gas vehicles may be finalized as early as this week You saw it here first.
The California Energy Commission doles out some $16 million for alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles — Fleets & Fuels readers know who’s getting the money and how to reach them.
UPS is using biodiesel, starting with B5 for aircraft ground support equipment (GSE) at its largest hub, the Worldport in Kentucky. We name the supplier of the soy-based fuel.
PacLease is providing LNG trucks to C.R. England. See why leasing is the way to go.
Hundreds of PHEV pickups — of two very different varieties and placement strategies.
New pacts for motors, a battery venture looks to be dissolving, more retail (and, separately, algae-based) biofuels for California, and a world-renowned manufacturer of Type I and other CNG cylinders tackles North America,
Autocar • BAE Systems • Baker Equipment • Big Valley Ford • Bobit• CEC-California Energy Commission • Calstart • Chalybs Cylinders • Chrysler • Clean Vehicle Education Foundation • ClipperCreek • Commonwealth Clean Cities Partnership Coalition-Kentucky Clean Cities • Community Transit • C.R. England Dedicated • Cummins Westport • Doosan • Dow Chemical • Dow Kokam • Electrovaya • ESI-Emission Solutions, Inc. • EPRI-Electric Power Research Institute • EUFMC-Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference • Extreme Biodiesel • Faber Industrie • Freightliner (Daimler) • Galpin Ford • The GVR • Gillig • GNA-Gladstein, Neandross & Associates • Inland Kenworth • John Ray & Sons • Kenworth (Paccar) • LADoT-Los Angeles Department of Transportation • MCI-Motor Coach Industries • MARTA-Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority • NGVAmerica • NGVA Europe • NREL-National Renewable Energy Laboratory • New Flyer • Odyne • OES CNG • PacLease • Propel Fuels • Quallion • Quantum Technologies • Red Rose Transit • Remy Electric Motors • City of Santa Rosa (Transit) • Smarter Shows • Solazyme • South Bay Ford • SCAQMD-South Coast Air Quality Management District • Southern California Gas • UPS • WMATA- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (D.C.)
May 9 issue of Fleets & Fuels
The May 9 issue of Fleets & Fuels was dedicated primarily to ACT Expo, the blockbuster advanced clean transportation meeting held May 4-6 in Long Beach, Calif.
Standout items were the announcement of NGVFF — the new Natural Gas Vehicles Fleet Forum, the opening of Ryder Systems facility for renting and leasing natural gas trucks in Ranch Dominguez, Calif., and the showing of a proof-of-concept Freightliner Cascadia truck with a new, and possibly game-changing, 11.9-liter methane engine from Cummins Westport. A new battery-electric terminal tractor from Balqon and a plug-in hybrid pickup from Quantum.
Beyond ACT Expo, we point readers to an excellent report on an historic biofuels collaboration in China, and outline the opening this week of a pipeline-fed hydrogen vehicle fueling station in Torrance, Calif.
Agility Fuel Systems • Air Products • ALT-Applied LNG Technologies • BAF Technologies • Balqon • Calstart • City of Barstow • Boeing • Clean Energy Fuels • CNG Cylinders International • Cummins Westport • Faber Industries • Freightliner • Honda • GNA-Gladstein, Neandross & Associates • Greenkraft • Kenworth • Qingdao Institute of Bio-Energy and Bio-Process Technology • Quantum Technologies • Ryder • SCI-Structural Composites Industries-Worthington • Shell Hydrogen • Trillium USA
April 25 issue of Fleets & Fuels
Chrysler shares its position on natural gas vehicles
EDTA’s national electric vehicles show wraps up in Washington
300 battery electric Daimler Mercedes Smart Fortwo cars for Amsterdam
Nine more Ecoliner battery buses for Foothill
Siemens expands in drivetrain components
Maxwell expands in ultracapacitors
Netherlands company using glass fiber Type IVs for vehicle upfits
Ecotality sales via ABB
Half a dozen in Dallas for Clean Energy, CNG for Tulsa too
Gaseous-fuel Transit Connects for Canada fleet
Icom-Jasper diesel-propane dual fuel
electrolysis for Connecticut’s hydrogen buses, pipeline hydrogen for Southern California
FEV outline lean burn CNG engine concept
May’s ACT Expo in Long Beach is shaping up to be a monster.
We profile Chesapeake Energy, the shale gas leader that sees NGVs as a standout market for all that methane.
3B Fiberglass • AeroVironment • Air Products • ABO-Algal Biomass Association • Altairnano • American Honda • APTA-American Public Transit Association • Arboc Mobility • Avalence • Bobit Business Media • Car2Go • CEC-California Energy Commission • CTA-California Transit Association • Canada Post • Chesapeake Energy • CDMC-China Decision Makers Consultancy • Chrysler • Clean Energy Fuels • Connecticut Transit • City of Dallas • DART • Dallas Area Rapid Transit • Ebus • Ecotality • EDTA-Electric Drive Transportation Association • EV Autos • Farmbro • FEV • Foothill Transit • FSSI-FSYS-Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. • Gastank Sweden • Gazprom-NGVRus • GM-General Motors • Gillig • GNA-Gladstein, Neandross & Associates • GBHCC-Greater New Haven Clean Cities • GNHTD-Greater New Haven Transit District • Greenes Group • Impco Automotive • Jasper Alternative Fuels • Link Transit • Mitsubishi Electric • Maxwell Technologies • Mercedes Canada • National Bus Sales • National Energy Equipment • NaturalDrive • NGVA Europe • Navistar • NABI-North American Bus Industries • NCTCOG-North Central Texas Council of Governments • Proterra • San Antonio Via • Shell Hydrogen • Siemens • Sleegers • Smarter Shows • Tesla • TGLO-Texas General Land Office • Toyota • Tulsa Transit
April 11 issue of Fleets & Fuels
A grand week for NGVs as President Obama gave natural gas a boost in at least two energy speeches, the EPA published its final rule easing conversions, a 200-unit LNG truck order was detailed (the partners will use the vehicles for shale gas production) and Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. publicized two more acquisitions.
Ten hydraulic hybrid trucks for the New York City Department of Sanitation
Navistar showed an LNG truck with CAP dual fuel
DHL embraces e-drive Azure Fords for Manhattan
Apache sets a new CNG division with an old friend at the helm
Navistar eStar battery step vans for Canada Post
ALTe names Manheim as its hybrid drive upfitter
We name the evident winning bidder to fuel hundreds of new CNG buses in Dallas.
We profile Propel Fuels, which offers renewables for high-volume vehicles – E85-ethanol and B5 biodiesel.
ALTe • AFS-Alternative Fuel Systems • Apache Corp • Atlanta Clean Cities • Autogas for America • Azure Dynamics • BAE Systems • Bobit Business Media • Bosch Rexroth • CRFA-Canadian Renewable Fuels Association • Clean Air Power • Clean Energy Fuels • CVA-Cryogenic Vessel Alternatives • DHL • EBCC-East Bay Clean Cities • EDTA-Electric Drive Transportation Association • EUFMC-Electric Utility Managers Fleet Conference • Encana • FSSI-FSYS-Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. • GNA-Gladstein, Neandross & Associates • Heckmann Water • Impco Automotive • JC Carter • Mack Trucks • Manheim • Maxwell Technologies • NaturalDrive • Navistar International • New York City Department of Sanitation • NGVAmerica • Peterbilt • PCI-Productive Concepts International • Peterbilt (Paccar) • Propel Fuels • PS Energy • Ryder System • Sanbag-San Bernardino Associated Governments • Think • TransPower • U.S. EPA • Westport Innovations
March 28 issue of Fleets & Fuels
700 more CNG buses for a major U.S. transit agency… Expect the solicitation in mid-April.
USABC antes $8.4 million to bring Cobasys into lithium ion batteries, and $7 million to help Maxwell boost the energy storage capability of ultracapacitors.
Georgia’s Mansfield Oil thunders into natural gas vehicles with purchase of California’s GESI – Gas Equipment Systems, Inc.
Azure taps Lotus for European production of the battery electric Ford Transit Connect in the UK as Norwegian Post takes 20
VPG has more than 120 firm orders for the CNG version of its MV-1 accessible paratransit vehicle
101 GM vans for AT&T
AeroVironment EV chargers for Hawaii
Coulomb EV chargers for the Carolinas
3M claims a game-changer in materials for CNG tanks
Mercedes will make fuel cells in space leased from Ballard in Canada
We deliver a run-down of the latest round of CHIC hydrogen bus projects in Europe.
A123Systems • 3M • AC Transit • Air Products • Agility Fuel Systems • ATM-Azienda Transporti Milanesi (Milan) • Azure Dynamics • Ballard Power Systems • Calstart • CTA Canadian Trucking Alliance • Clean Energy Fuels • CHIC-Clean Hydrogen in European Cities • Cobasys • Connecticut Transit • DesignLine • Dillon Transport • Dufresne (Singapore) • Dynetek Industries • EDTA-Electric Drive Transportation Association • EnerDel • Energy Xtreme • GESI-Gas Equipment Systems, Inc. • GNA-Gladstein, Neandross & Associates • Hydrogenics • HyPerComp • Isuzu Truck • LA Metro • Mansfield Oil • Maxwell Technologies • Mercedes-EvoBus • NTEA-National Truck Equipment Association • NGVAmerica • New Flyer • Roush Cleantech • Ruter (Oslo) • Siemens • Südtiroler Transportstrukturen (Bolzano) • Thomas Built Buses • Transport for London • UTC Power • Valence Technology • Van Hool • Vehicle Products Group-VPG • Wrightbus
March 14 issue of Fleets & Fuels
Hino Trucks launches its hybrid (two!)
BAE Systems names Caterpillar as its transmission partner for hybrid trucks.
New gaseous fuel partnerships, hydraulic hybrids, biomethane, anti-idling.
An overview of the clean trucks market at the Green Truck Summit.
It all took place in the context of WTS 2011, NTEA’s Work Truck Show last week in Indianapolis.
ALL Work Truck Show in the March 14 issue of Fleets & Fuels.
Alliance AutoGas • ALTe • BAE Systems • BAF Technologies-Clean Energy Fuels • CARB-California Air Resources Board • Calstart • Campbell-Parnell • City of Chicago • Cornerstone Environmental • Dow Kokam • Energy Xtreme • Ford • GNA-Gladstein, Neandross & Associates • GAS-Green Alternative Systems • Hino Trucks • Impco Automotive-PCI-Productive Concepts, Inc. • INDOT-Indiana Department of Transportation • Knapheide Manufacturing • Leggett & Platt • Landi Renzo USA • NTEA-National Truck Equipment Association • New Eagle • NRG Dynamix • Palmer Trucks-Kenworth of Indianapolis • Quallion • Roush CleanTech • Siemens • Unison Technologies • Zapi
February 28 issue of Fleets & Fuels
CNG Ram/Dakota is certified, giving Dodge-lovers an alt-fuel option.
A California racing veteran applies its EV chops to a plug-in truck.
Terex will distribute Odyne plug-ins…
UPS commits to 48 LNG Kenworth tractors to fuel at a new, corridor-enabling Clean Energy Fuels station in Las Vegas…
Update on Mitsubishi’s battery iMiev, fruit of a terrific plug-in conference in Napa, Calif.
Type IV cylinders break into Peru for over-the-road CNG transport
a summary of the five biomethane projects for which the California Energy Commission has proposed $26 million – with contacts, of course
Argonne National Laboratory • BAAQMD-Bay Area Air Quality Management District • BioGas Energy • Bi-Phase technologies • Calgren • Calstart • Clean Energy Fuels • Clean Fuels Consulting • Clipper Creek • Coda Automotive • CR&R Incorporated • EBCCC-East Bay Clean Cities Coalition • Dansk Gasteknisk Center-Danish Gas Technology Center • Eaton • Electra Drive • Enbridge Gas • Eurisko Scientific • Gazprom • GM-General Motors • GNA- Gladstein, Neandross & Associates • High Mountain Fuels • Kenworth • Knapheide Manufacturing • Linde • MHC Kenworth • Mitsubishi North America • NTEA-National Truck Equipment Association • NatGasCar • NextEnergy • NGVRus • NorthStar • Northstate Rendering • Odyne• Pixley Biogas • Schwan’s-Schwan Food • SCAQMD-South Coast Air Quality Management District • Terex • Toronto Fleet Services • Toyota • University of California, Berkeley, TSRC-Transportation Sustainability Research Center • UPS • Westport Innovations • Wrightspeed • Xperion
February 14 issue of Fleets & Fuels
GM launches propane cutaway vans for 2012, naming an upfitter in Missouri for two separate LPG fuel systems.
Volvo’s diesel-fueled plug-in hybrid to be unveiled in Geneva – we say whose lithium ion batteries.
We reveal a diesel-looking CNG fuel rig for trucks from Agility Fuel Systems.
DesignLine electric buses to be built in Abu Dhabi
biodiesel on the rebound at upbeat annual meeting in Phoenix
CNG Kenworth concrete mixers n New York City
Bay Area agency antes $3.9 million for EV charging
Quantum names more CNG cylinder customers
CNG Freightliners for Foodliner
Air Liquide hydrogen for Coca-Cola
Canada looks beyond Shell CNG
We profile China’s BYD, the Warren Buffett-backed company that’s betting on vertical integration, with a strong position in economical batteries leading to high-volume pure battery and range-extended EV sales.
AeroVironment • Air Liquide U.S. • Agility Fuel Systems • AVS-Alternative Vehicle Solutions (Utah) • BAAQMD-Bay Area Air Quality Management District • BAF Technologies (Clean Energy Fuels) • Bi-Phase Technologies • Bing Energy • BYD • Calstart • CNGVA-Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance • CRFA-Canadian Renewable Fuels Association • Chrysler • Clean Cities Chicago • Clean Cities East Bay • CleanFuel USA • ClipperCreek • ConEd-Consolidated Edison • Coulomb Technologies • DesignLine • Ecotality • EPRI-Electric Power Research Institute • Enbridge Gas • Ferrara Bros. • Foodliner • Ford • Frito-Lay • FCHEA-Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association • Gabrielli Trucks • GM-General Motors • GNA-Gladstein Neandross & Associates • GTA-Green Truck Association • HACLA-Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles • Kenworth • Kinsley Meetings • Knapheide Manufacturing • McNeilus Concrete • Metroplex NGV Consortium • NATSO- National Association of Truck Stop Operators • NBB-National Biodiesel Board • NTEA-National Truck Equipment Association • NGVAmerica • NGVi-Natural Gas Vehicle Institute • Quantum Technologies • Roush Cleantech • Ryder • Semi Service • Shell Canada • Volvo Cars • Zeus Development
January 31 issue of Fleets & Fuels
$405 million for biofuels from the USDA for cellulosic ethanol with Coskata getting the lion’s share
Cisco Systems, eyeing cars that are as connected as computers, follows Sprint Nextel in a partnership with EV network charging specialist Ecotality.
Azure lands an order for 600 Ford-based Balance parallel hybrids from Purolator Courier.
Chicago gets its first CNG taxis and they’ll have a new Type IV fuel assembly.
Rare earths: Who needs ’em?
Ford’s running Fords on propane outside Detroit
Hydraulic hybrids at CCEFP and Chrysler
Zipcar will test plug in the factory plug-in Prius
LNG vehicle fueling specialist talks up its new fleet-size liquefier (‘Tango’ unit employs economical liquid nitrogen as a refrigerant) at an LNG conference in Houston
Lots of news about important upcoming meetings, with a special focus on the Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show coming up in Indianpolis.
AC Propulsion • Aramark • AutoPort • Auto Truck • Azure Dynamics • BAF Technologies • CEC-California Energy Commission • Calstart • CCEFP-Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power • Chart-NexGen • Cisco Systems-Cisco ISBG • Clean Cities Chicago • Clean Cities Maryland • Clean Energy Fuels • City of Columbus (Ohio) • Coskata • Cummins • DART-Dallas Area Rapid Transit • DNV-Det Norske Veritas • Eaton • Ecotality • EDTA-Electric Drive Transportation Association • Electrovaya • Ferrellgas Autogas • Ford • Freightliner • Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp • Hawk Ford • GNA-Gladstein Neandross and Associates • GTA-Green Truck Association • Hino Trucks • Inter-State Ford • Iveco • Lincoln Composites-Hexagon • NTEA-National Truck Equipment Association • NABI-North American Bus Industries • Odyne-Dueco • Olathe Ford • Packey Webb Ford • Peoples Gas • Purolator Courier • Roush Cleantech • Southeast LNG • Taxi Medallion Management-Chicago Yellow Cab • Toyota • USDA-U.S. Department of Agriculture • USPS-U.S. Postal Service • UQM Technologies • Valence Technology • Xperion • Zeus Development • Zipcar
January 17 issue of Fleets & Fuels
A Belgian hybrid drive specialist with ultracapacitor expertise has emerged as the buyer of bankrupt ISE in San Diego – we include contact information and say for how much.
A key Dallas Area Rapit Transit committee recommends the purchase of 452 CNG buses – we say who’ll build them.
Azure Dynamics is to announce an order today for 600 Balance hybrids by Purolator Courier (we were right).
Agility Fuel Systems is born as Fab Industries and Enviromech merge
Allison claims world hybrid bus lead
CNG school bus passes California crash tests
CNG backup for LNG in The Netherlands
GM licenses lithium ion cathode technology from Argonne
Utah is getting its first LNG
LA Metro retires its last diesel bus (and has logged a billion miles on CNG)
Honda is taking the Civic GX nationwide
Ecotality gets tight with ABB and taps Sprint for EC charger networking
Calstart has $19 million for hybrids via HVIP 2011
Praj for Qteros and Valero for Mascoma in cellulosic ethanol
We detail reaction in Canada to deployment road map for natural gas vehicles.
AFCC-Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation • Agility Fuel Systems (Enviromech & Fab Industries) • Allison Transmission • American Honda • Argonne National Laboratory • ACJA-Atlantic City Jitney Association • Azure Dynamics • Bluways • Calstart • CGA-Canadian Gas Association • CNGVA-Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance • CTA-Canadian Trucking Alliance • CH4 Energy • Chart-NexGen • Clean Air Power • Clean Energy Fuels • Clean Fuels Consulting • Creative Bus Sales • CTN Publishing for Fleets & Fuels ShowTimes • DART-Dallas Area Rapid Transit • Ecotality • ESI-Emission Solutions, Inc. • EnerDel-Ener1 • Ford • FCHEA-Fuel Cell Hydrogen and Energy Association • Fuel Solutions, Inc. • Gasrec • GM-General Motors • GNA-Gladstein, Neandross & Associates • GNG-Go Natural Gas • GTA-Green Truck Association • Huybregts • ISE • Iveco • JCI-Johnson Controls-Saft • Karco Engineering • Kenworth Sales • Leviton • Linde • LA Metro • Maryland Clean Cities • Mascoma • Mercedes-Benz • Metatron • NTEA-National Truck Equipment Association • NABI-North American Bus Industries • NGVA Europe • NorthStar • NuCellSys• Pilot Flying J • Praj • Primearth ex-Panasonic EV • Qteros • Robert Transport • Rolande LNG • SWANA-Solid Waste Association of North America • Southern California Gas • Springboard Biodiesel • Stako (Poland) • Sysco • U.S. EPA/LMOP-Landfill Methane Outreach Program • Valero • Volvo Cars • Volvo Buses • Westport Innovations • Worthington-SCI • Xebec • Zeus Library
January 3, 2011 issue of Fleets & Fuels
Major East Coast city is readying a solicitation for as many as 300 hydraulic hybrid garbage trucks to be purchased over the next three years…
WMATA CNG supplier being announced today…
Bids are due on bankrupt California drivetrain supplier next week…
Paccar scores in LNG: more Peterbilt trucks for Canada as Connecticut gets its first: Kenworth T800s
Azure expects a banner year and an even better 2012
Europe is warming to methane
Alliance AutoGas emphasizes the whole propane package, bi-fuel now and dedicated coming
Lots more hydrogen fueling for California
Worthington buys controlling Nitin India stake
Eaton marks 100 million hybrid miles (and 4 million gallons of fuel saved)
California Energy Commission boosts biomethane
Shenzhen firm promotes its lithium iron phosphate batteries
CNG for Central Asia buses
We profile Clean Energy Fuels, which expects a strong 2011 and an even stronger 2012 (and we reveal a new Clean Energy strategy for 2011).
AC Transit • Air Products • Alliance AutoGas (Blossman) • American Alternative Fuel (Prins) • American Honda • Autocar • Auxier Gas • Azure Dynamics • BAF Technologies • Biodiesel Industries • Blue Star Gas • Bosch Rexroth • CARB- California Air Resources Board • CEC- California Energy Commission • CaFCP- California Fuel Cell Partnership • Calstart • Capstone Turbine • Clean Cities • Clean Energy Fuels • Clean Fuels Consulting • Crane Carrier • Denver Yellow Cab • Eaton • EDTA-Electric Drive Transportation Association • Electrovaya • EBRD-European Bank for Reconstruction and Development • FCHEA-Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association • GNA-Gladstein Neandross and Associates • GTA-Green Truck Association • IMW • ISE Corp • John’s Auto Care • Lee Enterprises • Linde • NGPA-National Propane Gas Association • NSA-National Sheriffs’ Association • NTEA-National Truck Equipment Association • NGVi-Natural Gas Vehicle Institute • New York City Department of Sanitation • Nitin • NAVC-Northeast Advanced Vehicle Consortium • NorthStar • O’Cell Technology • Peterbilt Pacific • Prins Autogassytemen • SAE International • Senexpo (Istanbul) • Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. • SCI-Structural Composites Industries • Terasen Gas • Trillium USA • U.S. EPA/LMOP-Landfill Methane Outreach Program • Vedder Transportation Group • Westport Innovations • Hanley Wood-World of Concrete • WorldCNG/World Alt Fuels • Worthington Cylinders • Xtreme Performance