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Blossman Gas Acquires Southern Propane in Florida
on 13 Oct 2015
Propane retailer and Alliance Autogas founder Blossman Gas Inc. has acquired Jacksonville, Fla.-based Southern Propane. Southern Propane's 2,500 customers will join Blossman's customer base of 150,000. In addition, Blossman will be servicing its Jacksonville-based propane autogas customers from the new branch. Southern Propane has been in business for 34 years in the Jacksonville market. Six of its employees will be [read more]
EDI and Ford Enter Hybrid Vehicle Patent License Agreement
on 13 Oct 2015
Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI), a California-based hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions provider, has announced it entered into a license agreement for hybrid vehicle patents with Ford Motor Co. effective in August. According to EDI, the license includes a portfolio of patents owned by the University of California (UC), which originates from the work of Dr. Andrew A. Frank at the [read more]
National Lab Dedicates Colorado Hydrogen Fueling Station
on 09 Oct 2015
On Oct. 8, designated National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) dedicated its 700-bar hydrogen fueling station in Golden, Colo. NREL says the fueling station is part of the lab's new Hydrogen Infrastructure Testing and Research Facility (HITRF), where scientists will be able to produce hydrogen through electrolysis, test fuel [read more]
Washington Transit Authority Adding Electric Xcelsior Bus
on 09 Oct 2015
New Flyer of America Inc. has announced that it will deliver an all-electric transit bus to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) in 2016. New Flyer says the Xcelsior XE40 battery-electric bus will be the next advancement in WMATA's alternative-fueled fleet, which includes over 780 hybrid diesel-electric buses. The Xcelsior XE40 is equipped with 200 kWh of energy stored [read more]
Linde Opens Hydrogen Fueling Station in California
on 08 Oct 2015
Linde North America Inc. has opened its second California retail hydrogen fueling station, located at San Juan Capistrano Gas and Auto Services on Junipero Serra Road in San Juan Capistrano. "This newly operational fueling station follows the one we opened at the Ramos Oil Co. station in West Sacramento earlier this year," explains Mike Beckman, Linde North America's vice president [read more]
MBTA Purchases Dozens of Diesel-Hybrid Buses
on 08 Oct 2015
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) says its fiscal and management control board has unanimously approved the purchase of 44 diesel-hybrid buses for its Silver Line and other high-volume bus routes. The 60-foot-long buses will replace a fleet of existing compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered buses that began serving the Silver Line in 2003 and is approaching the end of its [read more]
Kia Extends Soul EV Availability to Northeast States
on 08 Oct 2015
Following the launch of the Soul EV late last year in California, along with sales beginning in Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii earlier this year, Kia Motors America (KMA) is expanding availability of its all-electric car into four new states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland. KMA's announcement will bring the total number of states selling the Soul [read more]
N.C. Law Enforcement Fleets Receive Propane Autogas Training
on 07 Oct 2015
Alliance AutoGas recently held a Law Enforcement Alternative Fuel Training event at its research and technology center in Asheville, N.C., to give local county and municipal fleet managers the opportunity to learn more about how converting fleets to autogas could help lower emissions and save costs. Attendees of the one-day event heard remarks from Ed Hoffman, president of Blossman Services [read more]
Off-Highway Pilot Program to Use APG Dual-Fuel Systems
on 07 Oct 2015
American Power Group Inc. (APG) has been selected by Go Freedom Fuel Inc. to provide APG's Turbocharged Natural Gas dual-fuel systems in conjunction with a pilot program focusing on the quarries and mines of northeast Oklahoma. Established in 2008 and based in Tulsa, Okla., Go Freedom provides compressed natural gas (CNG) up-fits and specializes in implementing CNG pilot programs for [read more]
MAN Truck & Bus Extends CNG System Deal with Hexagon
on 07 Oct 2015
Hexagon Composites says MAN Truck & Bus AG has extended an agreement under which Hexagon Bus Systems is the Germany-based vehicle manufacturer's supplier of choice for compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems. According to Hexagon, the deal extends the relationship for another 10 years. "Since teaming up, our companies have brought valuable product development to the marketplace. We look forward [read more]
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