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FedEx Buying Renewable Jet Fuel from Red Rock Biofuels
on 22 Jul 2015
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has signed a deal for renewable jet fuel with Colorado-based Red Rock Biofuels. According to Red Rock, the company will produce approximately 3 million gallons of the fuel annually for FedEx Express. The agreement runs through 2024, with first delivery expected in 2017. FedEx joins Southwest Airlines in purchasing Red Rock’s total available [read more]
Partners Integrate Energy Storage with EV Charging
on 22 Jul 2015
Green Charge Networks, a California-based provider of commercial energy storage, has announced a partnership with ChargePoint, a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging networks. The partners say that combining energy storage with EV charging eliminates the high cost of demand charges caused by spikes in power usage, often a barrier to installing EV charging stations. Demand charges are part [read more]
Toyota and Hino Testing Fuel Cell Bus on Public Routes in Tokyo
on 22 Jul 2015
In the next stage of development for their previously revealed fuel cell bus, Toyota Motor Corp. and Hino Motors Ltd. have announced they will carry out field tests in Tokyo from July 24 to July 30, with hopes to accelerate technological development of the bus and bring it to market. The companies jointly developed the vehicle based on a Hino [read more]
London Plans Over 50 More All-Electric Buses
on 21 Jul 2015
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that two further bus routes, the 507 and 521, will operate entirely with all-electric buses next year, lowering carbon emissions and helping to improve London's air quality. According to TfL, the five-year contract to operate the routes has been awarded to Go Ahead following a competitive tender process and will mean that 51 electric [read more]
UQM Technologies Announces Executive Shakeup
on 21 Jul 2015
UQM Technologies Inc. has promoted Joseph Mitchell to the position of chief operating officer with additional responsibilities of interim president and CEO, effective immediately, as the company's board sets out to identify a permanent CEO through a disciplined search process. Eric Ridenour, UQM's former CEO, president and director, has left the company to pursue other interests. Based in Colorado, UQM [read more]
Arizona Community Developer Offering In-Home CNG Stations
on 20 Jul 2015
Arizona-based developer Fulton Homes has announced it will offer in-home compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations to home buyers at its newest master planned community, Queen Creek Station. Fulton Homes says it partnered with utility Southwest Gas and AutoNation Honda in Chandler, Ariz., to bring the program to life. Furthermore, AutoNation Honda has provided a 2015 CNG Honda Civic to [read more]
County Sheriff's Office Adds Three Electric Hybrids to Its Fleet
on 20 Jul 2015
Montgomery County, Pa., Commissioners Josh Shapiro and Bruce L. Castor Jr., along with Sheriff Russell Bono, have unveiled three new plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) they say will significantly reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. According to a county press release, the sheriff's office will use the new Ford Fusion PHEV sedans primarily for serving civil paperwork. For instance, the [read more]
TruStar Energy Hires Fleet Expert Steve Phillips
on 17 Jul 2015
Not long after announcing a separate employee appointment, TruStar Energy, a developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, has named Steve Phillips senior vice president of sales and marketing. TruStar Energy says that as a 26-year veteran of the transportation industry, Phillips has been instrumental over the past couple of years in developing Werner Enterprise's CNG trucking fleet. He [read more]
Agility Promotes Aaron Lay to Director of Sales
on 17 Jul 2015
Agility Fuel Systems, a developer and manufacturer of natural gas fuel systems for heavy-duty vehicles in North America, has promoted Aaron Lay to director of sales. In his new position, Lay will have responsibility for national and regional sales. He will also join Agility's senior leadership team and focus on increasing natural gas adoption rates. Lay joined Agility in 2013 [read more]
BorgWarner Inks Deal to Acquire Remy International
on 15 Jul 2015
BorgWarner, a Michigan-based powertrain solutions company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Remy International Inc., an Indiana-based producer of rotating electrical components. BorgWarner says that with key technologies and operations in 10 countries on five different continents, Remy is strongly positioned to benefit from global growth. As of Dec. 31, 2014, Remy employed 6,600 people and, for the [read more]
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