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KCP&L Building Massive EV Charging Network
on 27 Jan 2015
Kansas City Power & Light Co. (KCP&L) has announced plans to install and operate more than 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The utility says its Clean Charge Network is the next step in the company's pursuit of environmental sustainability. Over the next several months, KCP&L will install the charging stations throughout the Greater Kansas City region. The network will [read more]
Transit Authority Wins Funding to Help with CNG Switch
on 26 Jan 2015
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has won millions of dollars in funding to help transition its fleet over to compressed natural gas (CNG). Last week, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) awarded $42.7 million to support transportation projects in its five-county region. The RTA will receive about $22 million of the funds, though not all of it [read more]
Zenith Motors' Electric Shuttle Vans OK'd for California Vouchers
on 23 Jan 2015
Zenith Motors LLC, a Kentucky-based electric vehicle manufacturer, has announced that its all-electric shuttle vans are California Air Resources Board approved and now eligible for a California voucher program. The California Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) aims to help introduce fleet operators to sustainable truck and bus solutions by reducing the incremental cost of hybrid and [read more]
Energy Department Unveils $55M for Advanced Vehicle Technologies
on 23 Jan 2015
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $55 million in new available funding to help develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies. The funding opportunity covers a wide range of research, development and demonstration projects that aim to reduce the price and improve the efficiency of plug-in electric, alternative fuel and conventional vehicles. Topics addressed include advanced batteries [read more]
Cal State L.A. Station Certified to Sell Hydrogen Fuel to the Public
on 22 Jan 2015
Cal State L.A.'s on-campus Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility has been certified to sell fuel to the public. The university says its hydrogen station recently passed a California government performance evaluation and can now offer hydrogen by the kilogram to drivers of fuel cell vehicles. "This is a milestone in the commercialization of hydrogen in preparation for the next generation [read more]
Containerships Ltd. and BOC Sign LNG Station Contract in U.K.
on 22 Jan 2015
Containerships Ltd.'s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered trucks in the U.K. are now being refueled at BOC's new station in Teesport, Middlesbrough. Opened recently by BOC, a member of The Linde Group, the station is designed to serve 10 dual-fuel (LNG and diesel) BOC vehicles transporting industrial gases. Containerships Ltd. is the first third party to sign up to access [read more]
Odyne's Hybrid System Eligible for 'Drive Clean Chicago' Vouchers
on 22 Jan 2015
Odyne Systems LLC says its plug-in hybrid drive system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks now qualifies under the recently expanded Drive Clean Chicago program. Drive Clean Chicago aims to accelerate the adoption of advanced vehicle technologies in the city. Vouchers under the program cover 80% of the incremental cost of all-electric or hybrid vehicles. Odyne says its hybrid system lowers [read more]
CleanFUEL USA Hires Engine Systems Director
on 22 Jan 2015
CleanFUEL USA, a provider of propane autogas technology, has hired Victor Saenz-Vota as director of engine systems. He will be responsible for the company's operation in Wixom, Mich. Saenz-Vota comes to CleanFUEL from IAV Automotive Engineering Inc., where he worked as program manager on a number of OEM projects and served as the lead for all alternative fuel efforts at [read more]
Trucking Company Plans CNG Station in Pennsylvania
on 21 Jan 2015
Iowa-based W.W. Transport, through its Great River Energy LLC subsidiary, has proposed to install a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Pennsylvania. According to a report from The Morning Call, W.W. Transport says the station would help the company convert 30 of its vehicles servicing a local flour mill to CNG. The transportation services firm, which won a grant [read more]
U.S. Venture Taps Bill Renz to Lead New CNG Division
on 20 Jan 2015
U.S. Venture has promoted Bill Renz to general manager of its newly created U.S. Gain division, which manages the GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) brand. In his new role, Renz will continue to focus on U.S. Gain's expansion efforts across North America. He will provide strategic oversight to the company's plans to build and operate more than 100 [read more]
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