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MV-1s Headed to Veterans Affairs Medical Centers

MV-1s Headed to Veterans Affairs Medical Centers

LIVONIA, Mich., Aug. 2, 2016 -- Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the purpose-built, wheelchair-accessible MV-1, today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has purchased five MV-1 vehicles for use at medical centers in Colorado, Florida and Tennessee. The purchase was made through M ... Continue reading

Blue Bird Provides First Chance to Drive New Vision Gen 4 Propane Bus and Vision CNG Bus at STN Expo

Blue Bird Provides First Chance to Drive New Vision Gen 4 Propane Bus and Vision CNG Bus at STN Expo

RENO, Nev.—Attendees at this year’s STN Expo will have their first opportunity to experience Blue Bird’s new Vision CNG bus, along with Blue Bird’s newest offering, the Vision Gen 4 Propane bus. “At Blue Bird, we have an unwavering commitment to be the best in passenger safety and total cost of ownership, as ... Continue reading

New Energy Vehicle Makers Gather at Shanghai International Green Auto Show

New Energy Vehicle Makers Gather at Shanghai International Green Auto Show

SHANGHAI, June 30, 2016 -- The Shanghai International Green Auto Show, the largest new energy vehicle exhibition in China, is being held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from June 28 to June 30, 2016. Nearly one hundred new energy vehicles will be on display at the event, drawing much attention fro ... Continue reading

Volvo Introduces BiFuel Version of New V90 Station Wagon

Volvo Introduces BiFuel Version of New V90 Station Wagon

VANCOUVER, June 23, 2016: Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a premier global company for the engineering, manufacturing and supply of alternative fuel systems and components, today announced that Volvo Car will launch the BiFuel version of its new V90 station wagon. This vehicle is based on the same engine technology as the ... Continue reading

Government Needs To Look For Real GHG Solution And Electric Ain't It +VIDEO

Government Needs To Look For Real GHG Solution And Electric Ain't It +VIDEO

ABBOTSFORD, BC, June 13, 2016 - The Canadian Propane Association (CPA) supports the British Columbia government's commitment to a practical, affordable and immediate strategy to reduce automotive GHG emissions. However, the government needs to look beyond the promotion of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and consider low-emissi ... Continue reading

Santa Monica Approves Multi-Year Contract to Support "Redeem" CNG Deployment

Santa Monica Approves Multi-Year Contract to Support "Redeem" CNG Deployment

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Clean Energy Fuels Corp., announced that the City of Santa Monica has awarded Clean Energy a multiyear liquefied natural gas (LNG) contract to fuel its Big Blue Bus (BBB) fleet of vehicles. The 5-year deal, worth an estimated $3 million per year, will enable BBB to continue using Clean Energy ... Continue reading

Chicago Clean Cities Fleets Reduce Petroleum Use by 25 Million Gallons in 2015

Chicago Clean Cities Fleets Reduce Petroleum Use by 25 Million Gallons in 2015

NAPERVILLE, Ill., May 19, 2016 – The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition today announced that in 2015 its member fleets saved more than 25 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and 225,000 tons of greenhouse-gas emissions. “That is the equivalent of removing 3,000 tanker trucks of gasoline f ... Continue reading

Nicola One Electric Semi With Onboard CNG Turbine To Extend Range Up To 1200 Miles

Nicola One Electric Semi With Onboard CNG Turbine To Extend Range Up To 1200 Miles

SALT LAKE CITY. May 9, 2016 -- Nikola (pronounced Neek-oh-la) Motor Company (NMC), announced today that it has designed, engineered and is finalizing assembly of the first-ever, electric-driven class 8 semi-truck, dubbed “Nikola One”, which is capable of pulling a total gross weight of 80,000 pounds and offer ... Continue reading

Fiat-Crysler US Receives 2016 NGV Achievement Award for Converting Transport Fleet to Compressed Natural Gas

Fiat-Crysler US Receives 2016 NGV Achievement Award for Converting Transport Fleet to Compressed Natural Gas

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 6, 2016 -- Company honored for creating the largest private fleet of compressed natural gas-powered heavy-duty vehicles in the state of Michigan Detroit terminal's 179 Class 8 tractors all transitioned from diesel to CNG in late 2015 Initiative aims to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 16,000 t ... Continue reading

Students Competition - Future Of Transportation - Natural Gas and Electricity Model Wins

Students Competition - Future Of Transportation - Natural Gas and Electricity Model Wins

Fuels Institute names University of California at Berkeley proposal as its 2016 case competition winner. Explore our Fuels Resource Center for everything you need to know about fuels — from the source that knows the subject best. ​SAN FRANCISCO May 2, 2016 – A proposed natural gas and electricity model ... Continue reading

Shrinking Diesel Car Sales Open Up Growth Opportunities for Alternate Propulsion Systems

Shrinking Diesel Car Sales Open Up Growth Opportunities for Alternate Propulsion Systems

LONDON, April 28, 2016 -- WHEN Thursday, 5th May, 2016 at 2:00 pm BST LOCATION: Online, with Complimentary Registration SPEAKERS: Frost & Sullivan Program Manager Anjan Hemanth Kumar, Principal Consultant Pietro Boggia and special guest Silvia Leone of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Powertrain The recent diesel engine scand ... Continue reading

NADA Used Car Guide Analysis: Are "Green Cars" on the Way Out?

NADA Used Car Guide Analysis: Are "Green Cars" on the Way Out?

MCLEAN, Va., April 26, 2016 -- The latest bimonthly edition of NADA Used Car Guide's Perspective report pits the retention values of traditionally powered (gasoline or diesel) vehicles against more eco-friendly alternatives in the marketplace (think hybrids, plug-in hybrids, electrics, natural gas and fuel cells). The ... Continue reading

U.S. Senate Flushes Another $1.6 Billion On Energy Bill - They Just Don't Get

U.S. Senate Flushes Another $1.6 Billion On Energy Bill - They Just Don't Get

WASHINGTON April 20, 2016; The AP reported that The Senate overwhelmingly approved a far-reaching energy bill Wednesday that reflects significant changes in U.S. oil and natural gas production over the past decade and boosts alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power. The bill also would speed federal appr ... Continue reading

It's Time to Bet on Natural Gas

It's Time to Bet on Natural Gas

WELLESLEY, Mass., April 12, 2016 -- According to Joe Petrowski, Founder of Mercantor Partners, at its peak, the United States was producing almost 100 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day (bcf/day) - the equivalent of 1 billion barrels of oil. There were a number of factors that finally reduced the price of U.S. o ... Continue reading

Future Propulsion And Connected Vehicle Systems - FEV Exhibit at 2016 SAE World Congress

Future Propulsion And Connected Vehicle Systems - FEV Exhibit at 2016 SAE World Congress

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 8, 2016 -- The future of the automobile is changing at cyber speed. Just yesterday, the buzz was the electric vehicle, and now connected and autonomous vehicles have been added to the mix. Automakers are scrambling to keep abreast of the challenges inherent in this changing landscape in order ... Continue reading

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