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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]
Boston School District Buys Slew of Propane Autogas Buses
on 21 May 2015
Boston Public Schools will operate 11% of its bus fleet with Blue Bird propane autogas buses, starting with the 2015-2016 school year. The school district is purchasing 86 Blue Bird Propane Vision school buses and hopes to convert more of its diesel fleet to autogas buses in the future. Like many urban cities, Boston has implemented mandates for reducing tailpipe [read more]
Cleveland Transit Agency Adds 90 CNG Buses to Its Fleet
on 20 May 2015
On Tuesday, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) unveiled its new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses at a ceremony at the Great Lakes Science Center. RTA is adding 90 new CNG buses to its big-bus fleet this summer, with 25 more expected in 2016. The Gillig buses will replace clean diesel buses that have reached the extent of their [read more]
Optimum Composite Technologies Announces New CNG Tank
on 20 May 2015
Optimum Composite Technologies LLC has announced a new compressed natural gas (CNG) tank that measures 18 inches in diameter and 37 inches in length. The product is certified to ANSI's NGV2 standard for CNG fuel containers and meets the U.S. Department of Transportation's FMVSS 304 standard. The tank, which Optimum says passed all the required bonfire tests, offers two port [read more]
GM Taps IMPCO for Bi-Fuel CNG Chassis Cab Program
on 20 May 2015
General Motors is continuing its work with IMPCO Automotive, a division of IMPCO Technologies Inc. and a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions Inc., via a new three-year program whereby IMPCO will perform bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions on model-year 2016, 2017 and 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD chassis cab applications. The new agreement expands IMPCO Automotive's existing CNG programs with [read more]
Connecticut Launches Electric Vehicle Rebate Program
on 20 May 2015
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, D-Conn., has announced the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR). Under this new initiative, a cash rebate of up to $3,000 is now available for Connecticut residents, businesses and municipalities that purchase or lease an eligible electric vehicle (EV). EVs covered by CHEAPR include battery electric, fuel cell and plug-in hybrid vehicles.  "This [read more]
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