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May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Duke Energy to Test Truck Stop Electrification

Photo courtesy of Duke Energy

Drivers will be able to plug in their vehicles and keep electricity and hot or cold air on during overnight stays, avoiding idling engines.

Tags: Duke Energy, Truck Stops, Idle Reduction

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

Washington Gas Fleet Facility Receives LEED Gold Certification

Photo courtesy of Washington Gas

Washington Gas announced its new fleet facility earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Tags: Fleet Facility, Utility Fleets, LEED Gold Certification

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

NGVAmerica Changes Top Leadership

Godlewski

NGVAmerica has appointed a new chairman and interim executive director, as well as set up a search committee to find a new president, who resigned in April.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Leadership, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Associations

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Ryder Offers Renewable Diesel at San Francisco Facility

Ryder tractor and trailer parked at a Ryder fuel island. Photo: Ryder System

Ryder System is now offering renewable diesel fuel at a San Francisco fueling facility.

Tags: Ryder System, Fueling Facility, Renewable Diesel, Alternative Fuels, California

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Parcel Delivery Fleets Up Orders from Utilimaster

The vans are available in lengths of 12 feet or 14 feet, the Reach provides 540 or 630 cubic feet of storage and up to 27 inches more headroom than a conventional cargo van. (Photo courtesy of Utilimaster)

Spartan Fleet Vehicles & Services announced an expanded order from a leading American-based delivery services company to include 800 of Spartan’s fuel-efficient Utilimaster Reach walk-in vans. Additionally, a separate global logistics leader ordered 72 of the same vehicle this past week.

Tags: Utilimaster, Spartan Motors, Reach, Parcel Delivery Service, Step Vans, Deilvery Fleets

May 12, 2017 - Global News

MitFuso Opens Truck Power Charging Station in Japan

The “FUSO EV power charger” consists of eight chargers in two locations, which provide DC 50-500 Volt, 125 Ampere via CHAdeMO, and CHAdeMO Compo charging plugs. (Photo courtesy of FUSO)

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) inaugurated the first public power charging station dedicated to trucks in Japan, directly outside its Kawasaki manufacturing facility.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Electric Trucks, EV Charging Stations, eCanter

May 11, 2017 - Industry News

Koel to Head U.S. Gain, Promote Compressed Natural Gas

Koel

U.S. Venture has promoted Mike Koel to president of U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas division of the company.

Tags: Leadership, People, CNG, Promotions, Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas

May 10, 2017 - Product News

Geotab Offers Accurate Readings of Momentum CNG Fuel Tanks

Geotab has announced support of compressed natural gas fuel level and temperature on all Momentum Fuel Technologies CNG fueling tanks and systems.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, CNG, CNG Tanks

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

NGVAmerica Awards Total Trasportation Fleet

NGVAmerica presented the NGV Achievement Award to Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI) for its natural gas fleet program.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Awards, Compressed Natural Gas, Total Transportation

May 10, 2017 - Industry News

McNeilus and Agility Fuel Solutions Strengthen Partnership

The newly strengthened alliance will authorize McNeilus to process claims, provide parts, and service for Agility’s CNG systems and conduct Agility CNG installations throughout its branch network.

Tags: Waste Management, Agility Fuel Systems, CNG, McNeilus

May 9, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Adds Three Model 520 Configurations, Shows Electric Demo

Photo by Peterbilt.

Peterbilt showcased three new cab configurations of the Model 520 refuse truck and displayed a battery-electric demo version at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans.

Tags: Peterbilt, Refuse Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Model 520, Ergonomics

May 8, 2017 - Press Release

Utility Opens Propane Autogas Station for Fleets

Airport shuttles, school bus companies, and commercial fleets can use this new fueling station to power their fleets with propane autogas.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Utility Fleets

May 8, 2017 - Press Release

Natural Gas Utility Awarded for Environmental Initiatives

Photo courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas

Piedmont Natural Gas was named a Top Utility Environmental Champion of 2017 for initiatives such as slashing emissions in its vehicle fleet and making its facilities more energy efficient.

Tags: Green Fleet, Utility Fleets, Compressed Natural Gas

May 4, 2017 - Press Release

Colo. Utility Recognized for Sustainable Fleet

Photo courtesy of Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Springs Utilities was recognized for promoting compressed natural gas for both fuel independence and environmental stewardship.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Natural Gas Vehicles, Awards, City of Colorado Springs

May 3, 2017 - Product News

Lightning Hybrids Renames Itself Lightning Systems

Rendering courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Loveland, Colo.-based Lightning Hybrids has renamed itself as Lightning Systems and will release several new fleet products this year, including a new vehicle analytics system, the company announced today.

Tags: Vehicle Modifiers, Branding, Lightning Systems, Refuse Fleets

May 3, 2017 - Industry News

Republic Services Expands Twin Cities CNG-Powered Fleet

Event guests took a tour of the new CNG trucks. (Photo courtesy of Republic)

Republic Services unveiled today a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and more than 50 new CNG-powered trucks to serve customers throughout the Twin Cities region. The new CNG trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks in the Company’s Twin Cities-based fleet.

Tags: Republic Services, CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles, Refuse Fleets

May 2, 2017 - Industry News

Workhorse Unveils PHEV Pickup Concept

Photo of Workhorse W-15 by Chris Brown.

Testing of the plug-in hybrid half-ton pickup begins this year, while production is slated for late 2018, the company says.

Tags: Workhorse, Large Pickups, Workhorse W-15, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

May 2, 2017 - Industry News

UPS to Deploy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck in California

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS will begin using a medium-duty delivery truck that uses gaseous hydrogen to power an electric battery and motor in Sacramento, California, with an eye toward expanding use of the alternative fuel after a successful test.

Tags: UPS, Class 6, Medium-Duty Trucks, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Delivery Fleets, Hydrogenics

May 1, 2017 - Industry News

Cummins Westport Introduces 2018 Natural Gas Engines

Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero Engine (Image courtesy of Cumins)

Cummins Westport announced its model year 2018 lineup of renamed natural gas engines for regional haul, vocational, transit, bus and refuse applications.

Tags: RNG, Cummins Westport, CNG, LNG, Natural Gas Engines, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Engines

April 26, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo Adds Warranty for 2018-MY CNG Systems

Photo of 2018-MY Ford F-150 courtesy of Landi Renzo.

Landi Renzo USA is introducing a new warranty program on all of its CNG-fueled systems beginning with MY-2018 Ford vehicles with three-years/50,000 miles

Tags: Warranty, Ford, CNG, 2018-MY, Landi Renzo

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

Natural Gas Truck Sales Facing Headwinds

The natural gas truck market had a strong start to 2017 but it faces increased competition from traditional fuels, electric, and hybrid-electric options.

Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, Refuse Fleets

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo to Offer CNG 2018 F-150

Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Landi Renzo USA will offer a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2018 F-150 pickup, including multiple CNG tank configurations, the Torrance, Calif. vehicle modifier announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Natural Gas Vehicles, Vehicle Modifiers, Landi Renzo

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Food and Beverage Fleets Choose Propane Autogas

Alpha Baking Company, Inc., a national bakery products distributor and home to the iconic S. Rosen’s brand, selected Penske Truck Leasing to serve as its commercial truck fleet maintenance service provider for its 2013 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas powered Ford E-450 bread delivery trucks operating in the Chicago-metro area. (Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech)

Food and beverage fleets are moving toward the use of propane autogas as a fuel source with increasing numbers. From such fleets as Bimbo Bakeries to Alpha Baking company, more and more fleets in the food and beverage vocation are seeing the benefits from this domestic alternative-fuel.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Bimbo Bakeries, ROUSH CleanTech, Alpha Baking Company, Food and Beverage Fleets

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Gains Approval from California for Conversions

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids has gained approval from the California Air Resources Board to sell a modified hybrid version of Ford's Transit cargo van to fleets in that state. The XL Hybrids Transit has also gained eligibility for a $2,500 state voucher to defray the cost to fleet purchasers.

Tags: CARB, California, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Hybrid Conversion, State Grants

April 13, 2017 - Industry News

Tesla Gets Set to Run with the Big Rigs with Electric Truck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted today that his company would unveil a new, electric, autonomous truck this September. Photo: Jack Roberts

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tease-tweets an all-new, electric, autonomous semi truck set to be unveiled this September.

Tags: Elon Musk, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles

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