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March 1, 2017 - Industry News

PERC Expands Nozzle Incentive

Initially launched in November 2015, the incentive program had only been available to propane retailers, but expanded for fleets looking to replace their current refueling technology until the end of June 2017. (Photo: CleanFuels USA)

Effective immediately, private fleets and public refueling stations are eligible to apply for the incentive program, which will now provide $100 per tank-side connector and $1,000 per hose-end connector.

Tags: PERC, Propane Autogas, Incentives, Quick-Connect Nozzle

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Chooses F-150 for PHEV Powertrain

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids, Inc. has decided to pair its XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain with Ford's F-150 pickup, the vehicle modifier has announced. The vehicle will be available in the fourth quarter.

Tags: Ford F-150, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, XL Hybrids, Ship-Thru, Vehicle Modifiers

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

N.Y. Offers $3M to Municipalities and Utilities for EVs

Photo via Flickr/marlordo59

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $3 million in new funding to help eligible municipalities and rural electric cooperatives purchase electric vehicles for their fleets.

Tags: Elected Leaders, Battery-Electric Vehicles, NYPA

February 21, 2017 - Press Release

Bollinger Motors Launches Website, Blog and Social Media Channels

Screencapture of Bollingermotors.com.

Bollinger Motors announced the redesign of its website to provide interested individuals the opportunity to interact, place vehicle orders, and learn more about the company that is creating the world’s first all-electric on- and off-road sport utility truck.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Electric Vehicles, Bollinger Motors

February 15, 2017 - Industry News

PG&E Unveils Plug-In Electric Truck

Photo courtesy of PG&E

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid-electric Class 6 truck. The vehicle, developed by Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated, combines up to 50 miles of all-electric driving with 300 miles of driving range in hybrid mode.

Tags: PG&E, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Utility Fleets

February 14, 2017 - Product News

Workhorse Touts Efficiency of Electric Delivery Trucks

Photo: Workhorse

Workhorse Group has announced that its medium-duty electric trucks are up to six times more efficient than comparable gasoline- or diesel-powered models.

Tags: Workhorse, Fuel Efficiency, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

February 13, 2017 - Industry News

Automakers Ask Trump to Reopen Fuel Economy Review

The chief executives of 18 automakers have asked President Donald Trump to revisit fuel economy regulations through 2025 that were finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration, reports Bloomberg.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Barack Obama

February 10, 2017 - Press Release

PERC Launches Quarterly Newsletter

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is launching a newsletter for transportation professionals interested in propane autogas.

Tags: PERC, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels

February 8, 2017 - Industry News

Alliance AutoGas Announces Live Propane Autogas Conversion

Alliance AutoGas is partnering with the La Crosse, Wis., Police Department to convert two Jeep Wranglers in a friendly side-by-side team competition.(Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas)

Continuing in the spirit of last years’ “Fastest Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion” of the Ford F-150, Alliance AutoGas is taking a live autogas conversion one step further at the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Jeep Wrangler, Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, Propane Conversion

February 7, 2017 - Industry News

Waste Hauler Adds Natural Gas Pipeline for Fleet

Photo courtesy of SoCalGas.

SoCalGas and CR&R estimate that the new pipeline will be operational and bring natural gas to their fleet by June.

Tags: CNG, Refuse Fleets, CNG Fueling Stations, Natural Gas Vehicles

February 7, 2017 - Press Release

Greenkraft Projects Over 1M in Revenue for 2017

Greenkraft’s product line includes alternative fuel trucks, conversion systems, and engines.

Tags: Greenkraft, Alternative Fuels, Vehicle Modifiers, Natural Gas Vehicles

February 2, 2017 - Industry News

Greenkraft Prepping New Medium-Duty Trucks

Greenkraft, Inc. plans to expand to a bigger factory in 2017 and introduce a new line of trucks called the G3 and G4, which are larger-sized trucks in weights of 26,000 pounds and 33,000 pounds respectively, the company announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, Greenkraft, Vehicle Modifiers, Alternative Fuels, Vocational Trucks, Class 7

January 31, 2017 - Press Release

Greenkraft Brings Alternative Fuel Trucks to Several Major U.S. Cities

Several major U.S. cities are now using alternative-fuel trucks produced by vehicle modifier Greenkraft, Inc. for daily operations to help reduce pollution and cost for the cities, according to the company.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Greenkraft, Propane Autogas

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Achates Opposed-Piston Engine Targets 37 MPG for Pickups

Photo courtesy of Achates.

The 2.7L demonstration engine will be integrated into a drivable prototype in 2018 and development engines will also be available for automakers.

Tags: Light-Duty Trucks, CAFE Standards, Achates Power, Opposed-Piston Engine

January 24, 2017 - Industry News

New CNG Fueling Tech Cuts Infrastructure Costs

Photo of City of Long Beach's existing CNG fueling infrastructure by Thi Dao.

A compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling vendor has introduced technology it says significantly reduces the cost of installing CNG fueling infrastructure for a time-fill application.

Tags: Safelite AutoGlass, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations, Refuse Fleets

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. Utilities Vow to Support EV Adoption

Photo courtesy of Edison International

Three California utilities are renewing their commitments to increase electric vehicle (EV) adoption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across their service areas.

Tags: California, Southern California Edison, Utility Fleets, EV Charging Stations, San Diego Gas & Electric, PG&E

January 18, 2017 - Industry News

Cheaper Renewable Diesel May be Possible With Modified Yeast

Photo: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT

Engineers at MIT may have made a breakthrough in the production of renewable diesel fuels using a hyper-efficient version of a common food product, yeast.

Tags: Green Fleets, Renewable Fuel, Massachusetts, Renewable Diesel

January 17, 2017 - Industry News

GM Growing Lineup of B20 Biodiesel Vehicles

Photo of Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

General Motors' lineup of 19 diesel-powered vehicles will reach 20 with the launch of its new Class 4 to 5 straight truck it's co-developing with Navistar – all of them approved for use with B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% ultra-low sulfur diesel.

Tags: Biodiesel, B-20, General Motors, National Biodiesel Conference, Warranty, B20, Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

EPA Maintains Fuel Economy Standards Through 2025

Photo of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy via Chesapeake Bay Program/Flickr.

The EPA expects that automakers will raise fuel economy 10 mpg higher than the current fleet average by model year 2025.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, GHG Phase 2, CAFE Standards, Emissions Reduction

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

EPA Accuses FCA of Excess Diesel Emissions

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel courtesy of FCA.

The U.S. EPA has accused Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose engine management software that increased air pollution in 104,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in the 2014 to 2016 model years.

Tags: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Diesel Emissions, EPA, FCA, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, FCA Diesel Scandal

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

CARB Certifies Landi Renzo's CNG E-450

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has certified Landi Renzo to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2017 model year Ford E-450 cutaway van, which now makes it legal to convert the vehicle to CNG in the U.S.

Tags: CARB Certification, Ford E-Series, Vehicle Modifiers, Landi Renzo, CARB, CNG Conversions, Natural Gas Vehicles

January 11, 2017 - Industry News

SoCalGas to Demonstrate Mobile CNG Refueling

Artist rendering courtesy of Onboard Dynamics

Southern California Gas Co. will fund the demonstration and testing of a new mobile natural gas compressor from Onboard Dynamics that can be used to refuel compressed natural gas vehicles regardless of location.

Tags: SoCalGas, Compressed Natural Gas

January 10, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Prepping Hybrid Pickup Truck

Photo of Clarity Fuel Cell courtesy of Honda.

Honda will launch a new hybrid vehicle in 2018 and plans to eventually offer a hybrid pickup truck, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Tags: Honda, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Detroit Auto Show, Emissions Reduction

January 9, 2017 - Industry News

Bolt, Pacifica, Ridgeline Earn Vehicle of the Year Awards

2017 Honda Ridgeline (photo courtesy of Honda)

The 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year were announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Tags: Honda, North American Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year, General Motors, Awards, Honda Ridgeline, 2017-MY, FCA, Chrysler Pacifica, North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Detroit Auto Show

January 3, 2017 - Industry News

Lightweight, Advanced Tech Demo Trucks at WTS17

Photo of 2016-MY Isuzu NPR Diesel courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Two vehicles — a Ford F-350 Aluminum cab chassis and an Isuzu NPR with 13,000 pounds GVWR — will be upfitted with the selected components/technology as part of the Lightweight and Advanced Technology Demo Trucks Display at the 2017 Work Truck Show.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Ford F-350, Green Truck Summit, Isuzu N-Series, Lightweighting

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