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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]
Hydrogenics Debuts Fuel Cell System for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles
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Hydrogenics Corp., a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, has introduced a new fuel cell system for medium- and heavy-duty buses and trucks. Dubbed "Celerity," the system offers original equipment manufacturers what the company calls an "all-in" design, including optimal voltage and form factor configurations for swift integration into vehicles, without the need for voltage-conversion packages. [read more]
Partners Developing Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell/Battery-Electric Bus
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New Flyer Industries Inc. is working with nonprofit CALSTART to develop a new zero-emission, 60-foot, battery-electric/hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty transit bus based on the company's Xcelsior X60 platform. The bus will include a combination of batteries, a fuel cell and hydrogen storage. The electric-drive propulsion system will allow the bus' fuel cells to operate at a relative steady state, while [read more]
XL Hybrids Attains CARB Approval for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Conversions
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XL Hybrids Inc. says the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved the company's aftermarket hybrid electric vehicle conversion platform for model year 2012-2014 General Motors vans. XL Hybrids notes that the approval covers gasoline-powered Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana 2500 and 3500 vans upfitted with the XL3 hybrid-electric drive system. The XL3 is a regenerative braking system that requires [read more]
BYD Motors Debuts 60-Foot All-Electric Articulated Bus
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BYD Motors has introduced its Lancaster model all-electric transit bus: a 60-foot articulated unit named after the California city in which the vehicle is manufactured. The bus was designed specifically for the rapid transit fleet market, with the capability of traveling about 170 miles on a single charge, fully loaded with up to 120 passengers. The company uses its proprietary [read more]
Companies Ink Alternative Fuel Vehicle Supply Agreement
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Enerpulse Technologies has signed an exclusive distributor agreement with Imega International Group whereby the company will supply its Pulstar brand of spark plugs to Imega for alternative fuel vehicle applications. This five-year agreement will focus solely on the European market, where Imega performs compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), propane autogas and E85 ethanol vehicle conversions."Plasma produced by [read more]
Natural Gas Transportation Summit Coming Up Soon in Indiana
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The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition, in partnership with the Indiana Motor Truck Association and Americas Commercial Transportation Research Co., is hosting a summit on natural gas as a transportation fuel for logistics fleets on Oct. 17. Located at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ind., the conference will offer information, data and fleet evaluation tools to guide [read more]
Ballard, Plug Power Sign Fuel Cell Supply Agreement for Forklift Trucks
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Ballard Power Systems has signed a long-term supply agreement with Plug Power Inc. to provide fuel cell stacks for use in Plug Power's GenDrive systems in forklift trucks. The new supply agreement, effective immediately, replaces an existing agreement and runs to the end of 2017, with the provision for two one-year extensions. Ballard says it will be providing the same [read more]
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