Content Category: FYI
Portland Airport Installs Dozens of Telefonix EV Chargers
on 18 Aug 2015
Portland International Airport (PDX) now has 42 L1 PowerPost electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in place. Telefonix Inc., designer and manufacturer of the PowerPost units, claims this represents the largest installation of commercial EV chargers at a U.S. airport. "This installation makes a huge statement," says Telefonix's Bill Williams. "Airports are really taking an aggressive approach to delivering on the [read more]
CNG Source Inks Deal with Mexico-Based NatGas
on 18 Aug 2015
CNG Source, an Indiana-based provider of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle solutions and station development services, has announced a full-service agreement with NatGas, a CNG station operator headquartered in Queretaro, Mexico. The agreement comes after CNG Source announced its expansion into Mexico earlier this year. Among other tasks, CNG Source says it will assist NatGas in deploying a monitoring and [read more]
NAFA Names Director of Accreditation Development
on 18 Aug 2015
NAFA Fleet Management Association has announced the formation of a new position that will focus on development for the NAFA Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program. NAFA, in collaboration with CALSTART, unveiled the new Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program during NAFA's Institute & Expo conference in Orlando last April. NAFA says the program encourages fleet fuel efficiency and improved emissions. Alexander Barton will [read more]
Propel Offering Renewable Diesel Brand at More Calif. Stations
on 14 Aug 2015
Propel Fuels has extended the availability of its Diesel HPR-branded renewable diesel to the company's stations across Southern California. The company says Diesel HPR, which stands for "high-performance renewable," consists of 98.5% of Neste Oil's NEXBTL renewable diesel, a low-carbon fuel that can be used in any diesel engine. Propel launched Diesel HPR at 18 of its stations in Northern [read more]
APG Expands 'Fueled By Flare' Initiative with License Agreement
on 13 Aug 2015
American Power Group Inc. (APG) has signed a license agreement with Trident Resources LLC for the exclusive worldwide right to commercialize Trident's proprietary natural gas liquid (NGL) process technology. APG says it sees the opportunity to use the technology to expand its "Fueled By Flare" initiative and produce natural gas for vehicular use in the Bakken region of North Dakota. [read more]
Ford Switches Production of F-650/F-750 Trucks to U.S.
on 12 Aug 2015
Ford Motor Co. has officially shifted production of its F-650 and F-750 medium-duty trucks from Mexico to the U.S. Ford says the vehicles rolled off the line for the first time in the U.S. at its Avon Lake, Ohio, assembly plant on Wednesday. According to the company, the production switch represents a major investment and helps secure more than 1,000 [read more]
Transit Agency Debuts Buses with Allison's xFE Transmission
on 11 Aug 2015
Michigan-based Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) has become the first transit agency to use Allison Transmission Holdings' new xFE transmission technology. Allison says the fully automatic bus transmission, designated xFE for "extra fuel economy," has demonstrated fuel-saving improvements of up to 7%. TheRide and Allison have dedicated the first of 60 new buses equipped with the xFE transmission. The [read more]
Maintenance Firm's New Illinois Location Primed for NGVs
on 10 Aug 2015
Maintenance provider Clarke Power Services Inc. has relocated its Pontoon Beach, Ill., facility, which the company says is equipped to handle natural gas vehicles (NGVs). According to the company, Clarke Power Services works with light-, medium- and heavy-duty fleets of all types and sizes. The company operates 24 branches across several states. Formerly located at 1430 B. East Chain of [read more]
CSA Group Unveils Latest Versions of Natural Gas, Propane Codes
on 10 Aug 2015
CSA Group, a Canadian standards development organization and a global provider of testing and certification services, has announced a new edition of CSA B149.1: Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code. Among other things, B149.1 applies to the installation of vehicle-refueling appliances and associated equipment meeting the requirements of a general-purpose appliance to fill a natural-gas-fueled vehicle.  CSA Group has also [read more]
CarCharging Names Former Schneider Electric Exec CEO
on 10 Aug 2015
CarCharging Group Inc., an owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, has appointed Mike Calise the company's new CEO. Calise will replace Michael D. Farkas, who will continue to serve as chairman of the board and the chief visionary officer. Calise is an executive with more than a decade of cleantech experience managing the hardware, software and [read more]
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