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August 5, 2016 - Industry News

Frito-Lay Fleet Reaches CNG Milestone

Frito-Lay's fleet of compressed natural gas-fueled trucks and vans have logged more than 100 million miles in the past five years, the PepsiCo division has announced.

Tags: Frito-Lay, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, CNG

August 5, 2016 - Industry News

Postal Fleet Services Leases 20 CNG Trucks from Ryder

Postal Fleet Services has signed a Ryder ChoiceLease Full Service agreement for 20 compressed natural gas heavy-duty trucks to support its mail-delivery operations in four states.

Tags: Leasing, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, CNG

August 3, 2016 - Industry News

Natural Gas Fuel Approved to be Sold as DGE Standard

The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) has voted to approve the diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) standard as a legally authorized method of sale for natural gas that is sold as fuel for vehicles.

Tags: NGVAmerica, Taxation, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG

August 2, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Reaches Alternative Fuels Goal a Year Early

By the end of 2016, UPS will have invested more than $750 million in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations globally since 2009, including propane autogas vehicles. (Photo courtesy of UPS)

UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, the global delivery company announced.

Tags: UPS, Alternative Fuels, Fleet Sustainability, Delivery Fleets

August 2, 2016 - Industry News

Hybrid-Electric Class 8 Truck Scores Zero Emissions in Testing

The Nikola One concept truck Image: Nikola Motors

Nikola Motor Company’s advanced research and development team says it has achieved 100% zero emissions on the company’s hybrid-electric Class 8 truck, the Nikola One.

Tags: Turbine Truck Engines, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Hybrid Trucks

July 28, 2016 - Industry News

M-B Class 8 Electric Truck to be Tested in Urban Delivery Service

Heavy electric delivery truck's range is 200 kilometers (124 miles) and its batteries can be recharged in as little as two hours. Photos: Daimler Trucks

Heavy-duty Urban eTruck for “short radius” use in Germany and elsewhere could be in production by 2020 or soon thereafter, Daimler says.

Tags: Europe, Daimler Trucks North America, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles

July 28, 2016 - Industry News

College of New Jersey, PSE&G Unveil New EV Charging System

Lee Ann Riccardi, professor of art history and interim director of the college's Center for Global Engagement, plugs in her 2014 Chevy Volt. Photo Courtesy of PSE&G

The College of New Jersey and Public Service Electric and Gas Corporation have opened a five-station electric vehicle charging system at the college.

Tags: Colleges and Universities, EV Charging Stations, Public Service Electric and Gas Company

July 28, 2016 - Press Release

TruStar Energy Nominated for Qualitas Vendor Awards by FCA US

FCA US LLC’s high-volume Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station, designed and built by TruStar Energy. The station, powered by six Ariel compressors and capable of dispensing nearly 40 gasoline-gallon equivalent (GGE) per minute, is owned and maintained by TruStar Energy and represents the largest private fast-fill CNG fueling station in North America. Photo Courtesy of Trustar Energy

TruStar Energy, a developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, was nominated for three awards during the FCA US LLC Qualitas 2016 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony.

Tags: Awards, TruStar Energy, FCA

July 27, 2016 - Industry News

Greenlots Chooses Avista Utilities for EV Charging Pilot

Beginning in August of 2016, Avista will install and maintain 200 Level 2 chargers across different locations as part of a two-year pilot with Greenlots. (PHOTO: Greenlots)

Greenlots was selected by Avista Utilities for a grid-integrated electric vehicle charging pilot that enables the utility to own and operate EV infrastructure.

Tags: Avista, Electric Vehicles, Greenlots, EV Charging Stations

July 22, 2016 - Industry News

Tesla's Master Plan Includes Commercial Trucks

Photo of Elon Musk in 2013 via Dan Taylor/Flickr.

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk plans to build a battery-electric pickup truck, heavy-duty truck, and a bus that would turn the driver into a "fleet manager," according to his Master Plan, Part Deux.

Tags: Tesla, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Class 8, Electric Trucks

July 14, 2016 - Press Release

SoCalGas Opens Heavy-Duty Ready CNG Station

The new CNG station extends the network of CNG stations across a key regional goods movement corridor and will provide owners and operators of natural gas-fueled trucks and other vehicles with a new, convenient place to fuel.

Tags: Heavy-Duty Trucks, SoCalGas, CNG Fueling Stations

July 12, 2016 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Vans Granted Voucher Eligibility in Calif.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Fleets who deploy XL Hybrids vans for delivery or service uses in California can now defray the cost of the conversion with a $2,500 voucher, the company has announced.

Tags: CARB, California, XL Hybrids, Full-Size Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Hybrid Conversion

July 7, 2016 - Industry News

Natural Gas Stations to Cross 39K by 2026

According to the new report from Navigant Research, the total number of NG refueling stations globally is expected to reach almost 39,300 locations by 2026. (PHOTO: NADA)

A new report finds that natural gas offers additional benefits for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, as well as fleets, with total stations expected to hit 39,300 by 2026.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG, CNG Fueling Stations

July 5, 2016 - Industry News

Alkane Truck Adds Gasoline Option

The Dominator (left) and Class 7 truck offerings from Alkane will now be able to be fueled with gasoline as an option. (PHOTO: ALKANE)

Alkane Truck Company will still pursue alternative fuels as its primary source of fuel, but has decided to add the gasoline option to both its line of Class 7 trucks as well as its off-road vehicle, the Dominator.

Tags: Gasoline, Class 7, Propane Autogas, CNG, Alkane Truck Company, The Dominator

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

PG&E's EV Showcase Encourages Employees to 'Drive Electric'

The event featured the latest electric vehicles from virtually all major manufacturers, giving more than 450 employee attendees an opportunity to drive several models. (PHOTOS: PG&E)

As part of the company’s efforts to encourage employees to adopt electric vehicles (EV), Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) hosted an electric vehicle showcase at the company’s San Ramon, Calif., campus.

Tags: Electric Vehicles, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PG&E, Utility Fleets

June 24, 2016 - Industry News

Alliance AutoGas Launches System for Ram ProMaster

Photo of Ram ProMaster powered by propane autogas courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

The Alliance AutoGas engineered single-plug connector, no cut or drill fuel system, installed on a Ram ProMaster, was spotted at the Government Fleet Expo.

Tags: Alliance Autogas, Ram ProMaster, Propane Autogas, Full-Size Vans

June 21, 2016 - Industry News

BMW Range Extender Bolsters Workhorse Hybrid Delivery Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Workhorse Group Inc.

Workhorse Group Inc. will begin offering its E-Gen hybrid delivery trucks with BMW's i3 range-extender solution to produce more on-board electricity that will extend the range of the delivery vehicle, the company announced.

Tags: Workhorse, BMW i3, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Delivery Fleets

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

HVAC Fleet Adds Hybrid GM Vans

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Chicago-area HVAC servicer Climatemp Service Group has added four Chevrolet Express vans to its fleet that have been modified so they operate as hybrids to enhance fuel efficiency for the company, according to vehicle modifier XL Hybrids.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Chevrolet Express, Service Fleets, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Full-Size Vans

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

Utilimaster Showcases Hybrid Electric Technology at EUFMC

Spartan Delivery and Service Vehicles showcased an innovative walk-in van specifically designed for underground utility maintenance, featuring hybrid electric auxiliary power, at the 2016 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC).

Tags: Utilimaster, Step Vans, EUFMC

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

PG&E Hosted Electric Vehicle Showcase

Patrick Kaufman, lead systems engineer for EDI, demonstrates the exportable power capacity on the EDI/PG&E Class-5 utility work truck. (Photo: PG&E)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) hosted an electric vehicle (EV) event showcasing current models from a wide range of automotive manufacturers as part of the utility’s efforts to encourage its employees to adopt EVs

Tags: PG&E, Electric Vehicles

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

California Awards Fleets $9M for Zero-Emission Trucks

One of the 16 Class 5 medium-duty service trucks. (PHOTO: BYD)

The State of California is awarding $9 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission trucks to replace diesel-powered heavy-duty tractors used in rail yards and large-scale freight distribution centers.

Tags: BYD, Class 8, California, Class 5, Electric Trucks

June 9, 2016 - Press Release

American Natural Gas Opens Public CNG Station in Ky.

Bestway Service Station in Georgetown, Ky. (PHOTO: ANG)

American Natural Gas (ANG), a distributor of alternative motor fuels, announced the opening of the first public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Georgetown, Ky.

Tags: American Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

Cenergy Proves Bi-Fuel Ford F-150 Viable

Photo courtesy of Cenergy.

The F-150 was tested pulling a car trailer with a car and performed flawlessly. Under load and running on the ANG system, the vehicle ran the natural gas down to 65 psi in the tank.

Tags: Ford F-150, CNG, ANG, Cenergy, Natural Gas Vehicles

June 6, 2016 - Industry News

McNeilus and Agility Fuel Systems Strike Alliance

Photo: McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, and Agility Fuel Systems have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a comprehensive natural gas solution for North American heavy-duty fleets.

Tags: Agility Fuel Systems, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, CNG, Strategic Alliance

June 3, 2016 - Press Release

SoCalGas Presents Clean Transportation Award

SoCalGas Chevrolet Silverado CNG upfitted by Landi Renzo USA (PHOTO: Landi Renzo)

Southern California Gas Co. presented Landi Renzo USA with their Clean Transportation Award during the 2016 ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif.

Tags: Awards, SoCalGas, Landi Renzo

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