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Quantum Secures Funding to Advance CNG Virtual Pipeline Offerings
on 01 Jul 2015
With plans to continue its newfound focus on the emerging compressed natural gas (CNG) virtual pipeline market, Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has announced additional funding. The company says it has entered into definitive agreements with certain accredited investors for a private placement of 2% senior-secured convertible notes in the cumulative principal amount of $2 million. Kevin Douglas of [read more]
AGA Systems Nets EPA Approval for Bi-Fuel Propane Chevy Impala
on 01 Jul 2015
AGA Systems LLC, a Utah-based manufacturer of alternative fuel conversion systems, says it has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for bi-fuel propane autogas applications for a Chevy Impala direct-injection engine platform. According to the company, the new bi-fuel propane system uses the same EcoSync technology AGA Systems developed for the GM EcoTec3 engine platform and certified with the [read more]
Toyota: Mirai Hydrogen EV Offers 67 MPGE, 'Record Setting' Range
on 01 Jul 2015
Toyota says its new Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (EV) will offer a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-estimated 67 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) city/highway/combined when it hits dealerships in California this fall. The vehicle will also have an EPA-estimated driving range rating of 312 miles on a single fill of hydrogen, and Toyota claims the Mirai is the [read more]
Propane Autogas a 'Smart Choice' for Texas Schools, Says ProCOT
on 01 Jul 2015
School transportation directors from all over Texas converged in Dallas for the Texas Association of Pupil Transportation Conference last weekend. The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) said it was on hand to educate transportation officials on propane autogas technology to help districts lower school bus emissions. According to the nonprofit, there are nearly 2,500 school buses powered by propane operating [read more]
MBTA Buying 325 New Alternative Fuel Buses to Replace Old CNG Fleet
on 30 Jun 2015
After winning contract approval, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is slated to receive over 300 new alternative fuel buses to replace its old fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) models. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) board of directors has signed off on a contract with New Flyer Industries Inc. for 325 replacement buses for the MBTA fleet. According [read more]
GAIN Clean Fuel and Fast Flow CNG Partner on Texas Stations
on 30 Jun 2015
GAIN Clean Fuel, a brand of U.S. Gain, has announced it is partnering with Fast Flow CNG, a division of Independence Fuel Systems (IFS), to co-locate three GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Texas. Two of the GAIN stations will be co-located with existing Fast Flow CNG facilities, with one along Interstate 20 in Longview and the [read more]
Electric Bus Maker Proterra Raises $55M in Strategic Financing
on 30 Jun 2015
Proterra, a North Carolina-based battery-electric bus manufacturer, says it has raised $55 million in strategic financing. According to the company, this signals a new growth phase for Proterra as the manufacturer scales production to meet growing demand and accelerates cash realization. Proterra has closed a $30 million Series 4 equity round led by $19 million from several new strategic investors. [read more]
All-Green Transit Fleet Awarded Funds for New CNG Buses
on 29 Jun 2015
Big Blue Bus (BBB), a municipal bus operator serving Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area in California, has announced it will receive $6.9 million in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding to help upgrade BBB's all-green fleet, as well as for bus stop improvements. BBB says it was awarded $5.9 million to purchase nine replacement compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered buses. [read more]
GE to Offload Majority of Global Fleet Business
on 29 Jun 2015
GE has reached an agreement to sell its U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand fleet businesses to Element Financial Corp. for $6.9 billion. Separately, GE has signed a memorandum of understanding for the potential sale of its European fleet businesses to Arval, a fully owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas. Arval and GE will now consult with their respective works councils. [read more]
Team Completes Cross-Country Trip on One Tank of Renewable Diesel
on 29 Jun 2015
Renewable diesel producer Neste and partner CLP Motorsports are touting the successful completion of the previously announced "One Tank Across the USA Challenge." Earlier this month, Neste revealed plans for a team of motorsport enthusiasts to drive a custom-built car from Florida to California on just one tank of Neste NEXBTL renewable diesel fuel. On June 26, one of the [read more]
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