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The Toughest Fleet Jobs Have A New Natural Gas Option
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Freightliner Trucks has announced that Cummins Westport Inc.'s 11.9-liter ISX12 G natural gas engine will be available as a factory-installed option for the Freightliner 114SD severe-duty truck next year. Cummins Westport's 8.9-liter ISL G natural gas engine has been an option in the 114SD since 2011. The 114SD is traditionally used for applications such as mixers, crane trucks, sewer vacs [read more]
Altech-Eco Gets Certification for 2014 Ford Pickup CNG Conversion System
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Altech-Eco Corp. says it has obtained certification from the California Air Resources Board for its dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion system for the 2014 Ford 6.2L V8 F-250/350 pickups with a Ford-supplied CNG gaseous prepped engine. The dedicated version converts the vehicle to operate 100% on CNG. Altech-Eco, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier based in Asheville, N.C., says its [read more]
Pennsylvania DEP Extending Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program
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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says it has extended its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which provides incentives for consumers in the state to purchase alternative fuel vehicles. The program will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid-electric and battery-electric vehicles, or until Dec. 31. Large-battery vehicles that have battery system capacities equal [read more]
Long-Awaited Diesel Gallon Equivalent Proposal Gets Rejected
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The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) announced in March that it would vote on the diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) proposal at its annual meeting in July. The votes are now in: The measure, which holds much prevalence in the natural gas vehicle sector, was not approved. According to an NGVAmerica forum, NCWM's House of State Representatives and House [read more]
Westport Expands 2015 CNG Lineup with Ford Transit Van and Cutaway
on 22 Jul 2014
Westport is expanding its 2015 vehicle lineup with natural gas fueling options for companies that are adding the all-new Ford Transit van and cutaway to their fleets. The company, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifer, is offering the 2015 Ford Transit van and cutaway as dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG Power System vehicles. The Transit cutaway will be offered [read more]
Clean Energy Takes CNG Deeper Into New England
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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has completed a new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in New Hampshire - its first in the state - that will be supplying twice as much CNG as any other Clean Energy facility. In addition to providing fuel for fleet vehicles, the Pembroke, N.H., station is a primary supply location for NG Advantage LLC's unique [read more]
Major New Propane Vehicle Models Now in Full Production
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Two notable new propane autogas vehicle platforms - Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.'s S2G medium-duty truck and Thomas Built Buses Inc.'s C2 school bus - are now in full production. Both vehicles feature liquid propane injection systems from CleanFUEL USA, paired with Powertrain Integration's purpose-built 8.0-liter engine and Allison's 2300 series automatic transmission. The engine offers 495 ft.-lbs. of torque at [read more]
The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market 2035: One Research Firm's Take
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According to recent work from Navigant Research, the number of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) in use worldwide by 2035 will nearly double from today's 60 million, accounting for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4%. And in that time, the proportion of alternative fuel vehicles in the MHDV segment will balloon to represent 14% of total annual sales [read more]
NHTSA Investigating Fatal Natural Gas Vehicle Accident
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Three months following a tragic natural gas vehicle accident that killed a man and injured his passenger, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says it plans to launch an investigation into the incident. As reported by NGT News in early April, 59-year-old Gerald Throw was fatally injured when the forklift he was transporting in a box truck shifted while [read more]
EPA Awards On-Highway Cert For 8.8-Liter Propane, Natural Gas Engine
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Power Solutions International Inc.'s (PSI) 8.8-liter propane autogas and natural gas engine for on-highway applications. PSI says the engine platform is particularly suited for medium-duty commercial truck and bus fleets, such as vocational trucks, school buses, recreational vehicles, utility trucks and refuse vehicles. PSI worked with Delphi on the engine's advanced controls [read more]
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