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CNG Source Adds Office in Houston to Lead Expansion
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CNG Source, a provider of compressed natural gas vehicle solutions and CNG station development services, has opened a regional office in Houston that will "serve as a launch pad for increasing the company's presence in the Southwest and Latin America." The new office will be led by Karim Bousfina, who has been appointed vice president of marketing and development."We have [read more]
Natural Gas Vehicle Event to Convene in Western New York
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U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities group Clean Communities of WNY, American Natural Gas LLC and Try-It Distributing Co. Inc. are presenting the 2014 WNY NGV Expo on October 8 in Lancaster, N.Y. The event revolves around the theme "Exploring CNG for your fleet." Try-It is among New York-based fleets that have gained experience with compressed natural gas (CNG), having [read more]
Session Details for Tulsa Natural Gas Vehicle Conference Are Complete
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NG Productions has filled out the details of the breakout sessions that will be presented during the upcoming NGVOK conference, which convenes in Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 23-24. Attendees will be able to choose among three educational tracks: CNG 101, CNG 201 and Heavy Duty. The comprehensive session schedule - accessed here - includes two days of discussions that address [read more]
Volvo Buses Introducing Volvo 7900 Hybrid-Electric Transit Bus
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Volvo Buses is launching its Volvo 7900 electric-hybrid full-size bus, which has been shown to reduce fuel consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions by up to 75%, compared to a conventional diesel bus. Volvo says a number of public transportation fleets in Europe, where the model will be initially rolled out, have already signed contracts to acquire Volvo 7900 buses. Three Volvo [read more]
Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Course Convening in Nashville
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The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) is hosting its Heavy-Duty NGV Maintenance and Diagnostics Training program Oct. 14-16, in Nashville. The course is designed to give heavy-duty vehicle technicians comprehensive NGV training, focusing mainly on maintenance and diagnostics. The three-day course examines the operation, maintenance, diagnosis and repair of these vehicles, covering both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural [read more]
New Galileo Technologies Brand Captures Scope of CNG, LNG Work
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CNG Galileo S.A. has shifted its corporate name and brand identity to Galileo Technologies S.A., which the company says better reflects the scope of products and services offered by this arm of the Galileo Group. For more than three decades, Galileo Technologies has been developing and manufacturing various equipment, from gas-production platforms to modular fueling devices. The company has a [read more]
Seattle Transit Fleet Piloting All-Electric Heavy-Duty Buses
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Seattle-based King County Metro is deploying two 40-foot all-electric transit buses from Proterra Inc. as a part of a new pilot program. The agreement also includes the provision of Proterra's fast-charge system to the fleet. King County Metro already operates electric trolleys and diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. Proterra's buses will help the fleet assess the potential for adding new electric-vehicle platforms [read more]
E-Book Discusses Seven Steps to Spur NGV Adoption
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Western Research Institute has published a new e-book entitled "Recommendations: The Fight Over Using Natural Gas for Transportation" that proposes seven strategies intended to increase the adoption rate of natural gas vehicles in the U.S. Authored by Jerry Fenning, the e-book outlines recommendations that stress local leadership and initiatives rather than relying on Congress to effect change. For example, one [read more]
Navistar Adding Allison FuelSense Transmissions to International Trucks
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Navistar Inc. says it is now offering Allison Transmission's FuelSense fuel-efficiency package on its medium-duty and vocational International trucks. FuelSense is already available in Allison's 3000 and heavy-duty 4000 series transmissions, and the package is rolling out for the 1000 and 2000 series later this year. "This is a great option for customers who operate in high-density city environments or [read more]
EPA Approves AMP's E-GEN Platform for Workhorse Electric Trucks
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Medium-duty truck OEM AMP Holding Inc. says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved its Workhorse E-GEN electric truck, which uses an alt-fuel engine as a generator to charge the truck's battery pack. The E-GEN vehicle incorporates a 2.4-liter spark-ignition engine as an emergency generator that automatically turns on to recharge the battery pack if the pack's state of [read more]
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