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AMP Enters Chicago Market with Electric Truck Order
on 24 Feb 2015
AMP Holding Inc. is entering the Chicago market, having inked a purchase agreement to supply Standard Equipment Co. with three new Workhorse E-GEN medium-duty electric trucks. Standard Equipment Co. is an environmental equipment solutions provider for companies and municipalities and exclusive dealer of electric vehicles (EVs) to the City of Chicago. "As an environmentally conscious company, we welcome AMP Holding's [read more]
Tennessee Launches Sustainable Transportation Awards
on 24 Feb 2015
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has announced a Sustainable Transportation Awards initiative. The awards will recognize outstanding and voluntary achievements by governments, businesses, industries, public and private institutions of higher learning, and utilities that demonstrate leadership in advancing sustainable transportation in the state. "According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, transportation accounts for nearly 30 percent of [read more]
XL Hybrids Installs System on Lasell College Vans
on 23 Feb 2015
XL Hybrids Inc., a developer of hybrid electric powertrain technology for commercial and municipal fleets, has installed its XL3 system in passenger vans for Lasell College in Newton, Mass. The project was funded by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources as part of the Massachusetts Clean Cities initiative, and it includes the passenger vans, as well as a shuttle bus [read more]
FedEx Helps with New York Research Project on EV Fleet Charging
on 23 Feb 2015
FedEx took part in a research initiative with New York-based utility Con Edison, General Electric and Columbia University aimed at making charging big fleets of electric vehicles (EVs) more energy-efficient and less expensive. The partners worked to show how smart grid technology in charging stations can track and manage the power flow to EVs in a way that saves energy [read more]
Quantum Wins CNG System Order from Food Distributor
on 19 Feb 2015
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. says it has received an initial order from "one of the nation's largest private food distributors" for its Q-RailLITE and Q-CabLITE compressed natural gas (CNG) storage systems. "We are developing relationships within new market segments that have initiated a shift away from diesel fuel, despite recent changes in diesel pricing, to take advantage of [read more]
Citi's $100B Green Initiative Might Help Sustainable Transportation
on 19 Feb 2015
Citi suggests the sustainable transportation market could be one of many sectors that benefit from a new $100 billion financing initiative. The bank has announced a commitment to lend, invest and facilitate a total of $100 billion within the next 10 years to finance activities that reduce the impacts of climate change. Citi's previous $50 billion goal was announced in [read more]
UQM Expands into Fuel Cell Business with Acquisition
on 19 Feb 2015
UQM Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of electrical motors, generators and hybrid systems for passenger and commercial vehicles, has announced that it will expand directly into the fuel cell industry by taking over the fuel cell compressor module business from Roush Performance Products. These compressor modules are an integral component of hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. UQM will now manufacture the complete [read more]
U.S. Gain Taps Stephenie Wix to Lead Business Development Team
on 19 Feb 2015
U.S. Gain - U.S. Venture's recently established division for its GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) business - has promoted Stephenie Wix to director of divisional sales. Wix will oversee all aspects of U.S. Gain's sales throughout North America. Prior to the promotion, she was U.S. Gain's business development manager for the lower Midwest market, which includes Illinois, northern [read more]
Applied LNG and BP Energy Ink Biogas Agreement
on 18 Feb 2015
Applied LNG has signed an agreement to purchase biogas from BP Energy Co. BP Energy will supply biogas from waste landfill sites, which produce methane as a byproduct. Applied LNG says it will use this biogas to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) in its liquefaction facility in Topock, Ariz., and then sell the LNG to the transportation fuel market. "We [read more]
Lightning Hybrids Debuts Its System on Walk-In Box Truck
on 17 Feb 2015
Lightning Hybrids, a developer of hydraulic hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, has showcased the application of its first hybrid system on a walk-in box truck. The vehicle, featuring a Ford F-59 chassis and Morgan Olson Route Star walk-in van body, debuted at the South Shore Clean Cities annual meeting in Merrillville, Ind. As Lightning Hybrids explains, [read more]
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