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Westport Attains Certification for Key 2015 Models
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Westport says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified a number of its natural gas vehicle conversions for 2015 Ford models. The Westport WiNG Power System is now approved for model-year 2015 E-450s and F-450s, F-550s, F-650s and F-59s that feature the 6.8-liter V-10 engine. Ford factory-installs a gaseous-prep package on these platforms that enables the engine to run [read more]
Kenworth Continues To Expand Its Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Portfolio
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Kenworth Truck Co. says its T880 - one of the company's strongest offerings in the vocational and other truck markets - is now available with a factory-installed natural gas power plant. T880 daycabs and 52-inch mid-roof sleepers can be ordered with Cummins Westport Inc.'s ISX12 G engine, rated at 400 hp/1,450 lb.-ft. of torque, the company says. The ISX12 G [read more]
Investor Assumes Stake in CNG Station Developer
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Virginia-based HC2 Holdings Inc. has bought a majority interest in ANG Holding Inc., the parent company of natural gas refueling infrastructure specialist American Natural Gas LLC. American Natural Gas, which is headquartered in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has focused largely on the build-out of CNG stations in the Northeast, with projects in states including New York, Maine and Vermont. The company [read more]
CNG Station Developer Opens Third Indiana Site
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CNG Fuel Inc., a Fort Wayne, Ind.-based company that focuses on the development of public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling stations, has opened the newest facility in its network, in Greensburg, Ind. This site joins existing CNG Fuel stations in Indianapolis; Lafayette, Ind.; and Dayton, Ohio. The company is also currently developing refueling facilities in Seymour and Fort Wayne in [read more]
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]
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