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Latest Bi-Fuel CNG Light-Duty Option Now In Circulation
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NewTex Plumbing, headquartered in Houston, and San Antonio-based Pioneer Energy Services have taken delivery of model-year 2015 GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks - the first such equipped half-ton pickups featuring General Motors' 5.3-liter direct-injection engine. Houston-based Nat G CNG Solutions performed the conversions using the new DuraDrive DI natural gas platform from AGA Systems. [read more]
Global Manufacturing Firm Acquires CNG Fuel System Specialist
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One of the largest metals manufacturing companies in the world - a firm that already has its hands in the compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and propane autogas equipment sectors - has added another notable alternative fuels acquisition to its books. Columbus, Ohio-based Worthington Industries Inc. announced that it acquired an 80% equity stake in dHybrid Systems: [read more]
NGV Easy Bay: A New Option for Fleet Maintenance Facilities
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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has debuted the NGV Easy Bay - a separation and vapor-containment system designed specifically for natural gas vehicle (NGV) maintenance and storage facilities. The company says the new code-compliant offering is a scalable product that can accommodate single-bay projects or serve as a barrier to divide a large maintenance building. It is retractable to ensure convenient [read more]
Ohio Transit Agency Initiates Propane Conversions Within Bus Fleet
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The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has acquired 20 propane vehicles featuring autogas systems from ROUSH CleanTech to provide transportation services for individuals with disabilities. The propane-powered paratransit shuttle buses are built on a Ford E-450 chassis with a body designed by ElDorado National - Kansas. Green Alternative Systems installed the ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas fuel systems on [read more]
A Primer on Propane Vehicles: Assessing the Switch
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So, you like what you've heard about using propane autogas as an alternative fuel for your fleet. You've scoped out propane vehicles at trade shows and have a good understanding of the fuel-cost savings and emissions improvements. A couple of peers in fleet management have already made the switch, and their results have been good. You're more or less convinced [read more]
Demo Program Gives Fleets a Trial Run of NGVs
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Westport is giving fleets the opportunity to try out light-duty natural gas vehicles through its new "Drive Now with CNG" program - an initiative designed to serve as a small-scale trial run of the company's Westport WiNG Power System. Fleet operators can work with Westport, at no cost, to test a CNG-powered Ford Transit van in regular service for up [read more]
CNG Road Trip Redux: Canada to Mexico
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Two years ago, a Clean Cities coordinator from Southern California traveled from coast to coast and back again behind the wheel of a natural gas vehicle, using existing compressed natural gas (CNG) stations to refuel. This week, he is heading back on the road, but this time from Canada to Mexico. Curtis Martin, program coordinator for the Antelope Valley Clean [read more]
Construction Company Deploys Significant Light-Duty NGV Fleet
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The Ledcor Group, a large construction firm based in Vancouver, is acquiring more than 200 model-year 2014 and 2015 Ford Transit Connect cargo vans equipped with compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems. The vehicles' CNG systems are from Altech-Eco, and the conversions were performed by Ontario-based G.W. Anglin Manufacturing. "Converting a significant portion of our light-duty vehicle fleet makes good [read more]
How the State of Florida Has Fared from its New NGV Incentives
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The Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (FNGVC) says the state's recently created natural gas vehicle incentive program has produced a total of 1,820 jobs and $68 million in wages since it went into effect at the beginning of the year. Since Jan. 1, the state of Florida has spent $4.7 million in rebates issued under the Natural Gas Fuel Fleet [read more]
Volvo Halts Natural Gas Engine Plans, Dials Back DME
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In early 2012, Volvo Trucks created buzz upon the announcement that it would be developing its own natural gas engine for the North American heavy-duty trucking sector. The 13-liter power plant, paired with liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology, would be a market complement to engines such as Cummins Westport's new 11.9-liter ISX12 G. Those plans are now on hold, with [read more]
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