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Public Safety Fleet Experiencing the Upside of Propane Autogas
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The sheriff's office in Polk County, Ore., has notched 18 months of operation with its propane autogas fleet, and the vehicles have thus far yielded "significant fuel savings and reduced emissions." The agency worked with Blue Star Gas last year to convert 10 patrol vehicles to run on propane, as well as to install private autogas refueling equipment (anchored by [read more]
Clean Energy's Natural Gas Fuel Business Had a Solid Second Quarter
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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. says the company's volume of fuel delivered - including compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) - during the second quarter totaled 64.8 million gallons, up 23% from the 52.6 million gallons delivered in the second quarter of 2013. Also, for the six months ended June 30, 2014, the number [read more]
Interstate Secures Liquefied Natural Gas Supply from Clean Energy
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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. says Interstate Distributor Co., a Tacoma, Wash.-based trucking firm, has signed a multi-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling agreement with the company. Interstate will be rolling out its first complement of 20 LNG-powered heavy-duty trucks this year. This natural gas fleet will serve regional distribution centers in Washington and California, enabling Interstate to evaluate additional deployment [read more]
How Is Westport Doing?
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Fleets and the alt-fuel vehicle supply chain have a number of factors against which they could assess a company such as Westport, including the performance of its products, its support network or the pace of product development and commercialization. The company's investors, however, might judge Westport against more mundane, black-and-white criteria: the bottom line and profitability. The latter group likely [read more]
The Toughest Fleet Jobs Have A New Natural Gas Option
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Freightliner Trucks has announced that Cummins Westport Inc.'s 11.9-liter ISX12 G natural gas engine will be available as a factory-installed option for the Freightliner 114SD severe-duty truck next year. Cummins Westport's 8.9-liter ISL G natural gas engine has been an option in the 114SD since 2011. The 114SD is traditionally used for applications such as mixers, crane trucks, sewer vacs [read more]
Altech-Eco Gets Certification for 2014 Ford Pickup CNG Conversion System
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Altech-Eco Corp. says it has obtained certification from the California Air Resources Board for its dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion system for the 2014 Ford 6.2L V8 F-250/350 pickups with a Ford-supplied CNG gaseous prepped engine. The dedicated version converts the vehicle to operate 100% on CNG. Altech-Eco, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier based in Asheville, N.C., says its [read more]
Pennsylvania DEP Extending Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program
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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says it has extended its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which provides incentives for consumers in the state to purchase alternative fuel vehicles. The program will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid-electric and battery-electric vehicles, or until Dec. 31. Large-battery vehicles that have battery system capacities equal [read more]
Long-Awaited Diesel Gallon Equivalent Proposal Gets Rejected
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The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) announced in March that it would vote on the diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) proposal at its annual meeting in July. The votes are now in: The measure, which holds much prevalence in the natural gas vehicle sector, was not approved. According to an NGVAmerica forum, NCWM's House of State Representatives and House [read more]
Westport Expands 2015 CNG Lineup with Ford Transit Van and Cutaway
on 22 Jul 2014
Westport is expanding its 2015 vehicle lineup with natural gas fueling options for companies that are adding the all-new Ford Transit van and cutaway to their fleets. The company, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifer, is offering the 2015 Ford Transit van and cutaway as dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG Power System vehicles. The Transit cutaway will be offered [read more]
Clean Energy Takes CNG Deeper Into New England
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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has completed a new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in New Hampshire - its first in the state - that will be supplying twice as much CNG as any other Clean Energy facility. In addition to providing fuel for fleet vehicles, the Pembroke, N.H., station is a primary supply location for NG Advantage LLC's unique [read more]
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