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California ARB Beefs Up Enforcement of Clean Diesel Regulations
on 24 Apr 2015
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) says it has teamed up with local and federal agencies to significantly increase enforcement of California's heavy-duty diesel vehicle and equipment regulations statewide. ARB says these partnerships leverage the agency’s ability to bring vehicles that are operating illegally into compliance and level the playing field for those that have already met requirements. ARB currently [read more]
Government-Sponsored Study Outlines How to Boost EV Adoption
on 24 Apr 2015
Vehicle cost, current battery technology, and inadequate consumer knowledge are some of the barriers preventing widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council. The report, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, says developing less expensive, better-performing batteries is essential to reducing overall vehicle cost, and a market strategy [read more]
County Agency Rolls Out New Toyota Prius Fleet
on 23 Apr 2015
The Office of the Orange County, Fla., Property Appraiser (OCPA) has unveiled a fleet of 30 new Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles that will be used by field staff members. The OCPA says its new green fleet is part of the agency's commitment to positively manage its impact on the environment and community. Up until now, employees used their personal vehicles [read more]
NG Advantage's Virtual Pipeline to Provide CNG to N.Y. Paper Mill
on 23 Apr 2015
NG Advantage LLC, a Clean Energy Fuels Corp. company, has signed a contract to deliver compressed natural gas (CNG) to International Paper's Ticonderoga, N.Y., mill using NG Advantage's "virtual pipeline." As NG Advantage explains, its virtual pipeline consists of compressor stations located on natural gas pipelines, a fleet of specially designed carbon-fiber CNG trailers, and off-loading and monitoring equipment that [read more]
Expect 'Dozens' of Product Debuts at Upcoming ACT Expo
on 22 Apr 2015
Gladstein, Neandross and Associates (GNA), organizer of the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, has previewed a sample of alternative fuel and clean vehicle technologies set to debut at its 2015 conference and exhibition. This year's event will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, May 4-7. Throughout the week, GNA says exhibitors will unveil new products [read more]
Siemens Introduces Wi-Fi-Enabled EV Charging Station
on 22 Apr 2015
Siemens has introduced VersiCharge Smartgrid (SG), a Wi-Fi-enabled electric vehicle (EV) charging station that allows residential owners to monitor and control usage remotely through a mobile or online app. With this new technology, the company says an EV owner can automatically turn charging on or off, schedule charging when rates are lowest, and view past power-consumption data, including usage and [read more]
Bus Companies Plan Massive Deployment of Eco-Driving Tech
on 22 Apr 2015
Coach USA and subsidiary megabus.com - a city-to-city, express bus company - have announced a multimillion-dollar investment to deploy the GreenRoad eco-driving system in a fleet of 2,400 buses across the U.S. Beginning this month, the companies say 3,200 megabus.com and Coach USA drivers will start using the GreenRoad system to help reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions, improve customer [read more]
Phoenix Supplies Electric Flatbed to U.S. Navy in Calif.
on 22 Apr 2015
Phoenix Cars LLC, dba Phoenix Motorcars, has delivered an all-electric ZEUS flatbed truck with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging capability to a U.S. Navy base in Port Hueneme, Calif. The ZEUS - short for "zero-emissions utility shuttle" - vehicle will be used as a service vehicle to transport supplies and equipment for facility maintenance around Port Hueneme and Point Mugu. The project [read more]
Introducing the World's First LNG-Powered Containership
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General Dynamics NASSCO has launched what it says is the world's first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered containership. As part of a two-ship contract signed in December 2012 with TOTE, a transportation and logistics company, the 764-foot-long Marlin class containerships will also include a ballast water treatment system. Upon delivery in late 2015, the Jones Act-qualified ships, named Isla Bella, will [read more]
Calif. Hotel Couples EV Charging with Energy Storage System
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Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif., and Green Charge Networks have unveiled an intelligent energy storage system coupled with electric vehicle (EV) charging. Every time an EV is plugged in to a charging station, the electricity demand for a building spikes - leaving businesses with high demand charges, according to Green Charge Networks, which expects the system to decrease charges [read more]
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