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Gauges and Instrument Clusters Now Heavy-Duty NGV-Ready
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AMETEK Vehicular Instruments Systems (VIS) says it is now offering versions of its dashboard gauges and instrument clusters that are compatible with heavy-duty natural gas vehicle systems. Based on AMETEK's field-proven Next Generation Instrumentation (NGI) architecture, the gauges and clusters satisfy the requirements for a broad range of natural-gas-fueled vehicles and offer a variety of customized gauges, telltales and displays, [read more]
CA Regulator Approves Investment Plan for Alt-Fuel Vehicles
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The California Energy Commission has unanimously approved the investment plan for the state's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program for fiscal-year 2014-2015. A report outlining the recommended funding levels was released a couple weeks ago. "The Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program invests in projects that are anticipated to spark innovation to transform California's transportation fleet," [read more]
Aftermarket Electric Vehicle Training Center Opening in Midwest
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Automotive Research and Design (AR&D), a company focused on developing and manufacturing specialty diagnostic equipment and offering alt-fuel vehicle solutions, is launching a training center in Fitchburg, Wis., that will concentrate on training related to hybrid and electric vehicles. "This training center environment will be the first of its kind in the automotive aftermarket, to educate and train students by [read more]
New Compressed Natural Gas Refueling Player
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Natural gas company MetroGas has partnered with EMT Madrid, a large Spain-based transit company and compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station operator, to develop CNG infrastructure primarily in and around Miami-Dade County, Fla. The consortium, which intends to ultimately branch out to build CNG stations throughout Florida, includes fueling infrastructure firm ET Environmental and natural gas producer Enrema."Our community has [read more]
PA Company Adding Vehicles to Existing CNG Fleet
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Pennsylvania American Water is expanding its fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its northeast Pennsylvania operations, starting with the purchase of 18 new natural-gas-powered trucks. These new NGVs will be stationed at the company's operations in Scranton, joining its existing CNG-powered fleet in Norristown, Royersford, Coatesville, Bangor, Clarion and Punxsutawney. Pennsylvania American Water deployed its first four CNG-powered [read more]
Gas Utility Gets Behind New Storage Technology for NGVs
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NW Natural, a natural gas distribution utility based in Oregon, is working with Seattle-based EnerG2 to develop adsorbed natural gas technologies aimed at improving on-board compressed natural gas (CNG) storage for natural gas vehicles. "We believe the adsorbent technology that we're developing with EnerG2 will make natural gas fleets an even more attractive choice for business owners," says Chris Galati, [read more]
Wrightspeed Electric Powertrain Finds Suitor in Refuse Fleet
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The Ratto Group, a refuse and recycling company that serves approximately 140,000 customers in Sonoma and Marin counties in California, will be working with Wrightspeed Inc. to integrate electric powertrains into its heavy-duty trucks. "We're always looking for ways to reduce greenhouse gases in our pursuit of an environmentally sustainable economy," says Lou Ratto, the company's chief operating officer. "Wrightspeed's [read more]
Bauer Compressors Micro Unit Backs Ozinga-Built CNG Refueling Capacity
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Ozinga Energy has completed the installation of CNG equipment from Bauer Compressors Inc. to support the fueling of heavy-duty concrete mixer trucks. The Terex Construction business unit of manufacturer Terex Corp. recently introduced its CNG-powered FD5000 "Great Lakes" and related front-discharge mixers. Ozinga Energy's new CNG refueling setup will be used primarily to fuel the CNG trucks that come off [read more]
CNG-Powered Delivery Fleet Now Accesses Fuel On-Site
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City Furniture Inc., a large furniture retailer based in Florida, has begun fueling its fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) delivery trucks with time-fill CNG refueling infrastructure built by TruStar Energy LLC. The station is located at City Furniture's headquarters and warehouse location in Tamarac, Fla. The company is on track to shift its entire 90-truck fleet to natural gas [read more]
dHybrid Debuts 145 DGE Compressed Natural Gas Fuel System
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Utah-based alternative fuel systems provider dHybrid Systems has introduced its new 145 DGE back-of-cab compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel storage platform for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The system, dubbed the Model 206, "eliminates many of the hurdles that the natural gas fuel system industry has encountered over the last several years: weight, fuel range, chassis clearance and installation times," the [read more]
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