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Volvo's First Electric Hybrid Bus Now in Commercial Service
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Volvo's first electric hybrid bus, the 7900, has been placed into commercial operations in Germany. The bus will run on the Innovation Route 109 in Hamburg and will be used by public transportion company Hamburger Hochbahn AG to run comparative tests of innovative drive technologies under the strict everyday conditions of scheduled services. Alongside three Volvo 7900 electric hybrid buses, [read more]
Blu LNG Appoints Burns to Executive Role
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Blu LNG, a solutions provider of liquefied natural gas (LNG) stations, has named energy-sector veteran James Edward Burns the new company president. In his new role, Burns will lead Blu's day-to-day operations and strategic direction with a specific focus on maximizing the company's recent innovations and working to expand its reach in domestic LNG use. While the trucking market will [read more]
Taxi Company Adds 22 BYD e6 Electric Vehicles to Fleet
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Rotterdam Taxi Co. (RTC), based in The Netherlands, is adding to its fleet 22 e6 electric vehicles from BYD Co. Ltd. following a successful initial deployment of the EVs. BYD says RTC was the first operator in Europe to put the e6 electric taxi into service, in 2013. Work is proceeding between the companies to conclude finance and leasing arrangements, [read more]
Hydrogen Refueling Developed by Quantum, Linde Opens in Calif.
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Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc., in partnership with Linde North America, has installed a hydrogen dispensing system for a retail fueling station in West Sacramento, Calif. According to Quantum, this is the first public-access hydrogen refueling station that has demonstrated SAE-compliant fast-fill performance with accurate mass flow measurement. Linde and Quantum developed the specialized hydrogen dispenser system for 35 [read more]
Cummins Westport Shakes Up Management, Board of Directors
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Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) has announced changes to its board of directors and management in accordance with the terms of the 50/50 joint venture agreement between Cummins Inc. and Westport Innovations Inc. The board of directors changes are as follows: Ed Pence, Cummins' vice president of the high-horsepower engine business, is stepping down as chairman of CWI upon completion of his [read more]
CEC Looking for Applicants for Advanced Vehicle Technology Demo
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The California Energy Commission (CEC) is seeking applications from eligible entities for medium- and heavy-duty advanced vehicle technology demonstration projects. Demonstrations funded under this program opportunity notice must enhance market acceptance of advanced vehicle technologies that will lead to vehicle production and commercialization, reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and reduce petroleum use, the CEC says. The deadline to submit applications is Jan. [read more]
TruStar Energy Names New VP of Service and Maintenance
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TruStar Energy, a developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure, has hired Doug Howell as vice president of service and maintenance. Howell previously spent over 16 years at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Co. - a CNG refuse body manufacturer - and 20 years at Waste Management Inc. Howell says that "with the amount of growth projected for 2015 and [read more]
Westport, Collins Bus to Discuss Advantages of CNG for School Bus Fleets
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Westport and Collins Bus will be presenting a free webinar entitled "Choosing Natural Gas: The Advantages of CNG for Your School Bus Fleet" on Jan. 29. Fleets interested in learning more about the new Type A compressed natural gas (CNG) Collins Bus with the Westport WiNG Power System can hear speakers Matt Scheuler of Collins Bus and Paul Shaffer of [read more]
Three Companies Merge to Form Texas-Based TRF Energy Solutions
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Thigpen Energy, Recapture Solutions and Flex Leasing Power and Service (FLPS) have merged to become TRF Energy Solutions, based in The Woodlands, Texas. According to the company, it offers natural gas solutions including remote power, natural gas fueling and flare reduction to customers across the continental U.S. The company is backed by Intervale Capital, an energy-focused private equity firm.TRF recently [read more]
Chinese Manufacturer Gets Recognition for Diesel, LNG Engines
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China Yuchai International Ltd. says trucks equipped with its YC6K12 diesel and YC6K13N liquefied natural gas (LNG) engines have won first place in their respective categories at the China International Truck Fuel Economy Competition in Beijing. According to China Yuchai, the YC6K13N engine has the highest torque power among similar-sized gas engines. By utilizing lean-burn technology, it reduces average energy [read more]
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