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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow Coming Soon to the Mid-Atlantic
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Maryland Clean Cities and Virginia Clean Cities are collaborating for a four-city educational tour of the Mid-Atlantic region to showcase alternative fuel vehicles. Taking place on Nov. 18-21, the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow will feature a complete introduction on clean fuels as a replacement for gasoline and diesel and will visit Baltimore County, Montgomery County, Richmond and the City of [read more]
Company Gets EPA Nod for Mono-Fuel CNG Cruze and Sonic
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Crazy Diamond Performance (CDP), a Detroit-based company that focuses on alternative fuel and performance vehicle technologies, has received approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its mono-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Sonic. These new mono-fuel CNG platforms are the first of a series of small and fuel-efficient vehicles coming from CDP, the company says. It [read more]
DOE Announces $1M Competition for Hydrogen Refueling System
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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the Hydrogen Education Foundation have launched a new competition for developing affordable systems for small-scale hydrogen fueling. Entries will install and test systems that generate hydrogen using electricity or natural gas for refueling hydrogen vehicles. The winning team will receive a $1 million cash prize. Called the $1 Million [read more]
Plug Power Supplies Fuel Cells for Calif. Food Distributor
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Plug Power Inc. says food manufacturer and distributor Golden State Foods has deployed GenDrive hydrogen fuel cells in the material-handling fleet at its new distribution center in Illinois. Plug Power will supply GenDrive fuel cells to power 39 material-handling vehicles: 11 Class 2 stand-up reach lift trucks and 28 Class 3 rider pallet trucks. Plug Power will also provide Golden [read more]
Virginia Clean Cities Presenting Part Two of NGV Webinar
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On Nov. 20, Virginia Clean Cities is hosting the second installment of its NGV Webinar Series, "NGVs Past & Prologue: Lessons Learned to Create Deployment Strategies for Commercializing NGVs."This second webinar, called "Technology, Best Strategies, and Lessons Learned," will be given by Dr. Jeffrey Seisler, CEO of Clean Fuels Consulting. He will discuss topics such as composition and quality, engine [read more]
Massachusetts Fleet Shifting Handful of Vans to Hybrid Electric
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Square One, a Springfield, Mass.-based nonprofit agency for families and children, is converting five of its gasoline-powered passenger vans to hybrid-electric vehicles with the assistance of XL Hybrids Inc. "The converted hybrid-electric vans will allow Square One to immediately save on fuel, reduce vehicle maintenance and support its green initiatives," says Tod Hynes, president and founder of XL Hybrids.The XL3 [read more]
Biodiesel Now Commercially Available from Louisiana Facility
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Renewable Energy Group Inc. says it is now producing renewable hydrocarbon diesel fuel at commercial-scale quantities at its new biorefinery in Geismar, La. Fuel sales to users such as heavy-duty trucking firms and marine companies have commenced. "REG-9000/RHD is a new addition to our fuel product line-up designed to serve our customers' needs for great fuel that also delivers towards [read more]
Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations Coming to San Francisco
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Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Co. is partnering with Powertree Services Inc. to construct 68 solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at multi-unit residential properties in San Francisco. Panasonic is providing engineering, construction and procurement services to Powertree to build the stations, which are already under construction and are scheduled for completion by Earth Day 2015. The charging stations, which will be [read more]
NRG eVgo Adds 60 EV Charging Stations in SoCal
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NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc., has completed the installation of what it says is the largest corporate deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Southern California. The company has installed and will manage 60 charging stations - with Level 2 chargers - at Sony Pictures Entertainment's (SPE) lot and its offices in Culver City in order [read more]
XL Hybrids Reaches Hybrid-Electric System Milestone
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XL Hybrids Inc., a developer of hybrid-electric powertrain technology for commercial and municipal fleets, says its customers have logged 4 million cumulative on-road miles. XL Hybrids' fleet customers continue to log high mileage using its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System: an average of over 500,000 miles per month, the company says. The Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo are some of the [read more]
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