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Nebraska Clean Fuel Vehicle Rebate Bill Advances
on 27 May 2015
A bill in the Nebraska legislature would create a rebate program for owners of alternative fuel vehicles. L.B.581, introduced by state Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha, advanced from general file on May 26. According to the Unicameral Update, the official news source produced by the legislature's Unicameral Information Office, L.B.581 would allow the owner of a qualifying vehicle to apply [read more]
State Funding Helps Motiv Power Systems Open New Plant
on 27 May 2015
Thanks to funding support from the California Energy Commission (CEC), Motiv Power Systems has opened a new manufacturing facility in Hayward, Calif. At full capacity, the facility is anticipated to employ 20 workers and produce 480 all-electric powertrains annually. Motiv says the new plant will help continue the commercialization of its solutions and meet growing demand for electric trucks and [read more]
Alabama School District Fleet Switching to Propane Autogas
on 26 May 2015
Tuscaloosa City Schools, a public school district headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Ala., plans to replace most of its aging bus fleet with new vehicles, the majority of which will be powered by propane autogas. According to a report from The Tuscaloosa News, the city's board of education recently signed off on the purchase of 63 autogas buses and 10 diesel models [read more]
Gibson County Utility District Opens CNG Station
on 26 May 2015
As part of the Tennessee Gas Association's compressed natural gas (CNG) rally across the state last week, the Gibson County Utility District celebrated the grand opening of its public CNG fueling station in Trenton, Tenn. According to a report in The Jackson Sun, the natural gas distribution company broke ground on the CNG station in September 2014. A Gibson County [read more]
Tennessee Announces Rebates for Qualifying Electric Vehicles
on 26 May 2015
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) Office of Energy Programs has announced rebates of up to $2,500 for qualifying electric vehicles (EVs) that are purchased or leased and registered in the state. "Electric vehicles are a great alternative for Tennesseans looking to do their part in protecting the air we breathe," says TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau. "This rebate [read more]
Parker Hannifin Unveils New Tube Fitting Ideal for LNG Applications
on 22 May 2015
Parker Hannifin Corp. has introduced Seal-Lok Xtreme, a tube fitting solution whose applications include liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and fueling systems. The company says this O-ring face seal tube fitting is equipped with a metal sealing ring that makes it ideal for applications where typical elastomeric sealing is not a possibility due to extreme temperature. Seal-Lok Xtreme is a [read more]
Indian River Transport Adds Freightliner CNG Trucks
on 22 May 2015
Indian River Transport Co. has added five Freightliner Cascadia 113 compressed natural gas (CNG) day cab trucks to its fleet. The new trucks mark the first alternative fuel vehicles in the company's 600-tractor fleet. Headquartered in Winter Haven, Fla., Indian River Transport is a large food grade tank carrier providing transportation services throughout the U.S. Each new CNG truck will [read more]
Michigan's SMART Introduces Propane Autogas Paratransit Fleet
on 21 May 2015
SMART, a regional public transportation provider in southeast Michigan, is adding 61 new propane autogas shuttle buses to its fleet. Under SMART's Connector curb-to-curb service, the paratransit buses will transport seniors and people with disabilities, helping them get to work, school and medical appointments throughout the region. "SMART is committed to responsibly and eco-consciously serving the communities in southeast Michigan. [read more]
Ryder Providing CNG Trucks to Two Arkansas Fleets
on 21 May 2015
Ryder System Inc. has expanded its natural gas vehicle (NGV) offering into Arkansas for the first time and will lease NGVs to two current fleet customers in the state. Alpha Packaging Inc., a corrugated box manufacturer, has signed a full-service lease agreement for seven compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors. The NGVs will replace current Ryder-leased diesel vehicles and will be [read more]
Registration Open for North American NGV Conference & Expo
on 21 May 2015
NGVAmerica has announced that registration and exhibition sales for the 2015 North American NGV Conference & Expo, to be held Sept. 15-17 in Denver, are now open. Now in its third year, the 2015 North American NGV Conference & Expo is anticipated to be the largest natural gas vehicle (NGV)-focused event of the year, attracting more than 100 exhibitors, 1,000 [read more]
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