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Quantum to Supply AGA Systems with Q-Lite CNG Cylinders
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AGA Systems has selected Q-Lite compressed natural gas (CNG) storage tanks from Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. for use in its new bi-fuel natural gas vehicles equipped with General Motors' 5.3- and 6.2-liter direct-injection engines. "We are excited to have AGA Systems as a customer and to support their GM aftermarket programs," says Brian Olson, president and CEO of [read more]
CARB OKs Allison Hybrid Application on Cummins Engines
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Allison Transmission and Cummins have received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to sell the Allison H 40/50 EP hybrid propulsion system paired with Cummins ISB6.7 and ISL9 diesel-electric hybrid engines for transit buses and coaches. Allison says the system, which is used for both straight and articulated transit buses, has been shown to improve fuel economy up [read more]
VIA Motors eREV Van Attains EPA Certification
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified VIA Motors' eREV van - an extended-range, light-duty electric vehicle (EV) designed for fleet customers. VIA Motors' V-DRIVE powertrain delivers a battery range of up to 40 miles and unlimited extended range, averaging over 100 miles per gallon in typical daily driving, the company says. VIA has already begun the shipping and [read more]
2015 Green Transportation Summit Taking Shape in Portland
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Registration is opening this week for the 2015 Green Transportation Summit & Expo, to be held at the Portland Expo Center in Oregon on April 21-22, 2015. The event builds on previous years' gatherings in the Pacific Northwest, coordinated by longtime transportation, trucking and alternative fuels stakeholder Brian Trice. National in scope but regional and local in focus, the conference [read more]
Allison Heavy-Duty Hybrid System Can Now Power Components
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Allison Transmission is rolling out a new option complementing its H 40/50 EP hybrid propulsion system for transit buses and coaches that enables the full electrification of components onboard these vehicles. Allison co-developed this Increased Accessory Power II (IAP II) system with Vanner Inc. It is a customizable electric distribution platform that provides power from the hybrid system to accessory [read more]
Florida County Ready to Make a Move to CNG
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The Board of Commissioners in St. Johns County, Fla., has approved a plan to build a new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station that will support the county's own fleet of NGVs, as well as be open to the public. The Jacksonville Business Journal reports that the county is partnering with CNG station developer Nopetro LLC to build the facility, [read more]
Greenkraft Supplies Natural Gas Trucks for Waste-Container Manufacturer
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California-based Greenkraft Inc. is supplying natural gas-powered heavy-duty trucks for Otto Environmental Systems North America Inc. The forward-cabin trucks will be used for Otto's container services for waste-management contracts throughout California. Otto is a manufacturer of waste and recycling containers for residential and commercial markets. Greenkraft develops and manufactures compressed natural gas and propane autogas forward-cabin trucks, alternative fuel systems [read more]
Quantum Provides Q-Lite Storage Tanks for Nat G CNG Solutions
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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has supplied its Q-Lite compressed natural gas (CNG) storage tanks for Nat G CNG Solutions' recently introduced CNG-based Navistar spark-ignited DT 466 vehicle application. Houston-based Nat G CNG Solutions performed the system integration of the tanks and installation of the CNG system on Navistar heavy-duty trucks. Brian Olson, president and CEO of Quantum, says [read more]
Clean Energy Names New CFO
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Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a firm that specializes in providing natural gas fueling solutions for transportation applications, has appointed Robert Vreeland as the company's new chief financial officer (CFO). He served as vice president of finance and accounting at Clean Energy from 2012 to 2014. Before joining Clean Energy, Vreeland was a consultant at RV CPA Services PLLC, a provider [read more]
Republic Services Expands NGV Fleet in the Pacific Northwest
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Refuse and recycling company Republic Services has added 14 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to its fleet in suburban Seattle (the greater Eastside, specifically), bringing the company's total CNG-powered fleet in the Puget Sound, Washington, area to 109 units. Republic Services installed a natural gas refueling station at its Bellevue, Wash., facility in 2010. This station recently underwent an expansion [read more]
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