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SCAQMD Opens Upgraded Hydrogen Fueling Station in California
on 26 Mar 2015
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has opened a public-access hydrogen fueling station at its Diamond Bar, Calif., headquarters. The new station replaces one originally installed at SCAQMD headquarters in 2004. SCAQMD says the upgraded facility allows for both low- and high-pressure hydrogen refueling and is capable of fueling a vehicle in as little as three minutes. The [read more]
Crosspoint Kinetics Adds Two Dealers to Distribution Network
on 26 Mar 2015
Crosspoint Kinetics has expanded its distribution channel with two additional dealers to sell its Kinetics Hybrid system. In the Chicago area, TGEP (The Green Electric Project) provides alternative energy and green transportation solutions. The company's warehouse is centrally located in Crest Hill, Ill. Crosspoint says TGEP is also able to help commercial fleets obtain Drive Clean Chicago vouchers, which could [read more]
British Columbia Announces New Round of EV Incentives
on 26 Mar 2015
The British Columbia government has announced new incentives to help make electric vehicles (EVs) more affordable in the province and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. Earlier this week, Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett said the province will offer incentives of up to C$5,000 for the purchase or lease of a new battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, as well [read more]
Orange EV and Kalmar Ottawa Partner on Electric Terminal Tractors
on 25 Mar 2015
Missouri-based Orange EV has announced it is collaborating with manufacturer Kalmar Ottawa to develop all-electric versions of the new Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors using Orange EV's technology. Orange EV offers its T-Series retrofit solution whereby the company converts existing diesel-powered terminal trucks to pure electric, replacing the powertrain and control systems. This conversion approach recycles and reuses the chassis [read more]
Quantum Nets Follow-On Order for CNG System from Dillon Transport
on 24 Mar 2015
Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. says it has received another follow-on order for its Q-CabLITE compressed natural gas (CNG) storage system from heavy-duty hauler Dillon Transport. "Dillon Transport continues to take advantage of our Q-CabLITE natural gas storage systems and provide forward-thinking, innovative and immediate fleet solutions to the industry," says Brian Olson, president and CEO of Quantum. "It's [read more]
Green Truck Association Appoints New Board Officers
on 23 Mar 2015
The Green Truck Association, an affiliate division of the NTEA seeking to advance the deployment of alternative fuels and sustainable technologies, recently elected new officers for its board of governors. Robert Stevens, vice president of strategy for Michigan-based ROUSH CleanTech, will serve as the association's 2015-2016 chairman. Stevens accepted this responsibility from Bill Burns, the preceding chairman and fleet operations [read more]
Report: Policies Boost Commercial NGV Growth in China
on 20 Mar 2015
The Chinese natural gas commercial vehicle (CV) market is on an upward trend due to the improved economy, infrastructure development and government subsidies, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. With the Chinese government implementing and supporting the new energy resource policy launched by the Department of Science & Technology and State Environmental Protection Administration, the report says [read more]
EPA Awards Clean Diesel Grants in 21 States, Puerto Rico
on 20 Mar 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $8 million to communities in 21 states and Puerto Rico to reduce emissions from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines through the agency's Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) program. The agency says the grants will fund engine replacements, repowers and idle-reduction technologies to clean up a variety of older diesel engines, [read more]
Propel Fuels Launches Renewable Diesel Brand in Northern California
on 19 Mar 2015
In cooperation with supplier Neste Oil Corp., Sacramento-based Propel Fuels has announced it is selling renewable diesel at its retail locations across northern California under the brand name Diesel HPR. Propel says Diesel HPR, which stands for "high-performance renewable," consists of 98.5% of Neste Oil's NEXBTL renewable diesel, a low-carbon fuel that can be used in any diesel engine. According [read more]
NGV Industry Veteran Gordon Larsen Joins NGVi
on 18 Mar 2015
Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi), a provider of technical consulting and training on natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and fueling technologies, has welcomed Gordon Larsen to its team as a new technical instructor. Larsen has over 40 years of experience in the NGV industry. During his tenure at Questar Gas, he managed the company's fleet of 900 vehicles - 800 of [read more]
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