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Caesars Entertainment Adds EV Charging Stations to 13 Locations
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Caesars Entertainment Corp. and NV Energy have teamed up to provide nearly all of Caesars' northern and southern Nevada resorts and casinos with electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on-site. Caesars has just added charging stations to 13 resorts and casinos - bringing a total of 48 charging ports installed in guest parking lots and valet areas and available for guests [read more]
Ballard to Supply New Flyer Industries with Power Module for Fuel Cell Bus
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Ballard Power Systems says it has received from New Flyer Industries a purchase order for its first next-generation FCvelocity-HD7 fuel cell power module. The module will be used in a next-generation New Flyer Industries fuel cell bus that will be sent to Altoona, Pa., for testing and qualification prior to being deployed into revenue service under the U.S. Federal Transit [read more]
Verdek Inks Contract to Supply EV Stations to Federal Agencies
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Verdek LLC, a supplier of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, compressed natural gas refueling stations and liquefied natural gas production, says it is now certified to supply EV charging stations and supplies to federal agencies. It has been awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 56 contract under the "Buildings and Building Materials; Industrial Services and Supplies" category. Acknowledging the [read more]
24-7 Van Lines Switches Entire Truck Fleet to Biodiesel
on 22 Jul 2014
24-7 Van Lines, a California-based moving company, says it has upgraded its entire fleet of Class 4-8 trucks with biodiesel engines. The company says the energy-efficient engines burn cleaner than standard diesel ones and also increase the mile-per-gallon ratio, thus leading to substantial savings. "We strive to make our services as valuable to our customers as possible while also being [read more]
Voith to Supply Transmissions for Pittsburgh-Bound Clean Diesel Buses
on 22 Jul 2014
Voith Turbo Inc. has announced it is supplying 60 of its DIWA.5 automatic transmissions to heavy-duty bus manufacturer Gillig LLC. The transmissions will be used in clean diesel buses bound for the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) transit system in Pittsburgh. "Pittsburgh is already benefiting from DIWA technology, as at least 325 PAT buses currently utilize a DIWA transmission," [read more]
USABC Awards $7.7M Contract to Envia for Advanced EV Battery Tech
on 22 Jul 2014
The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), a collaborative organization operated by Chrysler Group, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors, has awarded a $7.7 million advanced battery technology development contract for electric vehicle (EV) applications to California-based Envia Systems. The competitively bid contract award is co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and includes a 50% Envia Systems cost [read more]
Alliance AutoGas Tech Provider Blossman Services Appoints President
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Blossman Services Inc., a subsidiary of The Blossman Companies that serves as the principal vehicle technology provider for Alliance AutoGas, has named Ed Hoffman president. Hoffman was most recently the fleet and asset manager for Keystone Automotive Operations, an aftermarket auto parts distributor. In that role, he oversaw the conversion of a third of the company's fleet to propane autogas. [read more]
Patent Office Files Paperwork for Greenkraft's Propane Autogas System
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Greenkraft Inc., a manufacturer of alternative fuel trucks and systems, says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has filed and recorded rights and patents associated with the company's propane autogas fuel system. Greenkraft says the invention relates to the conversion of vehicles to run on propane (liquefied petroleum gas) and "can be used to produce trucks running on propane fuel [read more]
California Transit Company Buying Electric Buses
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West Covina, Calif.-based Foothill Transit is acquiring two battery-electric buses from Proterra Inc., expanding on a relationship that the organizations initiated in 2010. The agency was the first customer in the U.S. to operate Proterra electric buses in revenue service. Foothill Transit serves over 14 million customers on 36 fixed-route bus lines each year in the San Gabriel and Pomona [read more]
Linde Unveils Small-Scale Hydrogen Production Unit
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The Linde Group has opened in Vienna what it says is the world's first small production facility for hydrogen fueling stations. Based on the company's IC 90 compressor technology, the new production platforms feature standardized components packaged in a compact, 14-foot container designed for ease of transport and integration in existing hydrogen refueling stations. Linde will be working with Iwatani [read more]
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