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Face of Westport Board of Directors Changes
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Natural gas engine and vehicle systems specialist Westport has elected Jill Bodkin as chairwoman of the company's board of directors, as well as appointed Joseph Caron to the board. Also, John Beaulieu has stepped down as chairman but remains on the Westport board as a director and has been named chairman emeritus. He was Westport's chairman for 16 years.Bodkin joined [read more]
CARB Certifies Cummins' 6.7-Liter
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Cummins Inc. says the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified its 6.7-liter turbo diesel engine against the 2015 Low-Emission Vehicle III (LEV III) standards, which apply to all vehicles under 14,000 lbs. GVWR. Under LEV III, nitrogen oxide (NOx) and non-methane organic gas (NMOG) standards are combined into a single NOx+NMOG standard, along with extension of emissions-useful life to [read more]
New Online Education for Natural Gas Fueling Topics
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The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has added a pair of new e-learning options - CNG Fueling Station Design Training and CNG Fueling Station Operation and Maintenance Training - to its CNG Fueling Training program. CNG Fueling Station Design Training provides engineers, project managers, fueling equipment providers and other fueling professionals with detailed technical information needed to successfully size, design [read more]
Model-Year 2016 Volvo VN Series Trucks Receiving Enhancements
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Volvo Trucks says its model-year 2016 VN series of heavy-duty tractors will feature new powertrain enhancements and aerodynamic-design elements in order to increase the trucks' fuel efficiency. Central to the improvements is an XE-Adaptive Gearing package: "a direct and overdrive driveline depending on rear axle load, which the system senses in real-time," the company says. When loaded, the transmission locks [read more]
Virginia-Based Firm Developing Hydrogen Storage Cylinders
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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected WireTough Cylinders LLC to lead a $2 million project aimed at developing low-cost, high-pressure storage vessels for hydrogen refueling stations. WireTough says its goal is to develop a 30-foot tank with a large storage volume of 700 gallons (2,600 liters) at high pressures (12,700 psi). The project result will be a cost-effective [read more]
All-Electric Terminal Truck Makes the Grade in Intermodal
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ITS Technologies & Logistics, a provider of rail intermodal terminal services, has successfully completed pilot testing of Orange EV's T-Series electric terminal truck at its facility in Edgerton, Kan. The T-Series is a heavy-duty, all-electric truck platform that Orange EV has positioned as an alternative to diesel-powered trucks for warehouse/transportation, intermodal, manufacturing and parcel delivery terminal operations."Terminal trucks work long [read more]
Training for CNG Fueling Station Design Coming to Las Vegas
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The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) says it is offering its CNG Fueling Station Design Training program on Oct. 6-7 in Las Vegas. The two-day course, which is oriented to engineers, designers, construction firms and those interested in acquiring compressed natural gas refueling assets, will provide attendees with up-to-date methods and practices for sizing, designing, specifying and constructing CNG fueling [read more]
Ryder Orders Quantum CNG Storage Systems for Over 80 Vehicles
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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. says it has received purchase orders from Ryder for more than 80 vehicles for the Q-RailLITE and Q-CabLITE compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system modules. In May, Quantum and Ryder entered into a long-term agreement for the purchase and supply of complete CNG fuel systems for businesses that lease and rent CNG vehicles from [read more]
APG Names Authorized Dealer and Installer for Colombia
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American Power Group Inc. (APG) has appointed Organizacion Equitel SA (Equitel) its authorized Dealer and Certified Installer in Colombia. In addition, APG received an evaluation order from one of Equitel's business units, Cummins de los Andes, to convert three heavy-duty trucks and two cement mixers to operate on APG's Turbocharged Natural Gas dual-fuel system. APG anticipates the evaluation period to [read more]
NGVAmerica Introduces New and Improved Website
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Natural gas vehicle trade group NGVAmerica says it has launched a redesigned website with improved and expanded features. The homepage now features a navigation bar and drop-down menu with a new "stations" section that provides current station counts and analysis, as well as detailed pages covering compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas station design, construction and economics. In addition, [read more]
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