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New Initiative to Bring Solar-Powered EV Charging to San Fran
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Charge Across Town, a nonprofit organization that promotes electric transportation in California's Bay Area, has launched a new campaign to bring solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging to San Francisco. The Driving on Sunshine program, a collaboration between the San Francisco Department of the Environment and Envision Solar, will sponsor free solar-powered EV charging in highly visible locations across the city's [read more]
AMP Holding Inc. is Now Workhorse Group Inc.
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AMP Holding Inc., the parent company of AMP Electric Vehicles Inc. and AMP Trucks Inc., has changed its name to Workhorse Group Inc. The name change was initiated to coincide with the company's Workhorse brand. The company also has a new stock symbol, WKHS, to replace AMPD. AMP Electric Vehicles manufactures electric drive systems for medium-duty, Class 3-6 commercial truck [read more]
U.S. Gain Expands its Business Development Team
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Compressed natural gas (CNG) provider U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture Inc., has hired Mike McLouth and Brandon Henderson as business development managers. McLouth and Henderson will be responsible for developing partnerships with businesses seeking to convert their trucking fleets from diesel to CNG. McLouth's sales territory includes Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana and Colorado. [read more]
Chevy Chops Price of Spark Electric Vehicle
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Chevrolet has brought down the price of its 2015 Spark EV 1LT from $27,645 to $25,995. Chevy notes that the vehicle is eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. After full federal and state tax credits and Chevrolet bonus cash, the Spark EV may be available for as low as $14,995. Chevy is also offering - for [read more]
Cadillac Upgrades 2016 ELR Electrified Coupe
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Cadillac has announced that its ELR plug-in hybrid coupe will offer a host of upgrades for the 2016 model year, including boosts in acceleration, driving performance and connectivity. Major product upgrades include a more than 25% boost in power and torque, faster acceleration that improves 0-60 mph by 1.5 seconds, higher top speed, retuned chassis and steering for better handling, [read more]
Linde Supplying LNG Fuel System for High-Speed Ferry
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The Linde Group, via Swedish engineering subsidiary Cryo AB, has been awarded a contract by Meyer Turku Shipyard of Finland to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel system for a high-speed ferry being built for AS Tallink Grupp. The ferry will operate in the Baltic Sea between Helsinki, Finland, and Tallinn, Estonia. Thanks to the use of LNG as [read more]
Ballard Helping to Support Fuel-Cell Transit Bus Program
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Ballard Power Systems says it has received an order from a Chinese customer to supply its FCvelocity-HD7 power modules for eight buses that will be deployed in a number of Chinese cities. A program involving 48 Chinese cities has an objective of expanding public transit while also reducing the number of vehicles in cities. One of the program's specific goals [read more]
Major Partners Selected for Louisiana LNG Facility
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Venture Global LNG Inc. has selected Chart Energy & Chemicals Inc. and Tecnicas Reunidas as two of the key manufacturing and engineering companies that will support the build-out of its Calcasieu Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Cameron Parish, La. Chart Energy & Chemicals, a subsidiary of Chart Industries Inc., will provide its mid-scale modular technology, and Tecnicas Reunidas [read more]
Love's Network Expanding to Include CNG West of Flagstaff
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A new Love's Travel Stop has opened in Williams, Ariz., located off exit 163 on Interstate 40. The facility will be equipped with fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) capacity later this year, the company says. "Love's is committed to serving professional drivers, and this location fills a gap in Love's network of locations in Arizona and along Interstate 40," says [read more]
Energy Department Backs Advanced Hydrogen Storage Projects
on 09 Apr 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $4.6 million for four projects to develop advanced hydrogen storage materials that have the potential to enable longer driving ranges and help make fuel cell systems competitive for different platforms and sizes of vehicles. The DOE says advanced hydrogen storage systems will be critical to the widespread commercialization of hydrogen [read more]
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