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Virginia Clean Cities Hosting 2015 Rally at the Raceway
on 27 Feb 2015
Virginia Clean Cities will hold its 2015 Rally at the Raceway event on March 26. The organization says this annual rally focuses on air quality, alternative fuel vehicles, infrastructure and fuel savings. The event will be held between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. EST at the Richmond International Raceway, located at 602 East Laburnum Ave. in Richmond, Va. Attendees will [read more]
Institute Wins EPA Contract for Vehicle and Fuel Testing
on 26 Feb 2015
The San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been awarded a five-year, $20.16 million contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to evaluate vehicles, fuels and additives to ensure regulatory and safety requirements. SwRI says it can test all types of fuels and additives, including conventional and reformulated gasoline and diesel fuels; alternative fuels such as methanol, ethanol, compressed [read more]
Charlevoix County Buys Propane Autogas Bus
on 26 Feb 2015
The public transit agency in Charlevoix County, Mich., is adding a propane-powered bus to its fleet. According to a Petoskey News report, the county ordered the $83,925 bus after receiving state and federal funding. Last year, the county piloted a propane-fueled van to gauge the benefits of the alternative fuel. The new bus is slated for delivery this summer and [read more]
Omnitek Supplying Generator to Power Mexican CNG Station
on 26 Feb 2015
California-based Omnitek Engineering Corp. has received an order to provide a 12-cylinder, 600 kW natural gas power generator for the NatGas Bernardo Quintana compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Queretaro, Mexico. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Omnitek says its generator will provide an uninterrupted source of electric power for the fueling station, which has the capacity to serve [read more]
Oberon Lauds Another Approval of DME Alternative Fuel
on 26 Feb 2015
San Diego-based Oberon Fuels Inc., which produces fuel-grade dimethyl ether (DME), has announced that DME is now approved for use as a vehicle fuel in the state of California. The company says this latest approval builds on earlier ones and will help accelerate commercial adoption of the alternative fuel. "The use of fuels like DME will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, [read more]
Applied LNG Secures Contract Renewal from Large Customer
on 24 Feb 2015
Applied LNG has announced a multiyear contract extension with its largest customer in the refuse hauling sector. Under the renewal agreement, Applied LNG will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) and provide comprehensive logistics and delivery services to all of this customer's LNG locations in California. The agreement, which extends through 2020, marks the continuation of a long-term fuel relationship between [read more]
AMP Enters Chicago Market with Electric Truck Order
on 24 Feb 2015
AMP Holding Inc. is entering the Chicago market, having inked a purchase agreement to supply Standard Equipment Co. with three new Workhorse E-GEN medium-duty electric trucks. Standard Equipment Co. is an environmental equipment solutions provider for companies and municipalities and exclusive dealer of electric vehicles (EVs) to the City of Chicago. "As an environmentally conscious company, we welcome AMP Holding's [read more]
Tennessee Launches Sustainable Transportation Awards
on 24 Feb 2015
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has announced a Sustainable Transportation Awards initiative. The awards will recognize outstanding and voluntary achievements by governments, businesses, industries, public and private institutions of higher learning, and utilities that demonstrate leadership in advancing sustainable transportation in the state. "According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, transportation accounts for nearly 30 percent of [read more]
XL Hybrids Installs System on Lasell College Vans
on 23 Feb 2015
XL Hybrids Inc., a developer of hybrid electric powertrain technology for commercial and municipal fleets, has installed its XL3 system in passenger vans for Lasell College in Newton, Mass. The project was funded by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources as part of the Massachusetts Clean Cities initiative, and it includes the passenger vans, as well as a shuttle bus [read more]
FedEx Helps with New York Research Project on EV Fleet Charging
on 23 Feb 2015
FedEx took part in a research initiative with New York-based utility Con Edison, General Electric and Columbia University aimed at making charging big fleets of electric vehicles (EVs) more energy-efficient and less expensive. The partners worked to show how smart grid technology in charging stations can track and manage the power flow to EVs in a way that saves energy [read more]
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