April 3, 2014 - Industry News
Alabama senators Thursday approved legislation to change the way motor fuel road taxes are collected on natural gas sold in the state, which supporters say will help expand the market for alternative fuels.
Tags: Natural Gas, Taxes, Alabama, Alternative Fuels, State Legislation
Expanding the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and greater use of aerodynamic devices on trailers are among the strategies recommended by a new National Research Council report for reducing fuel consumption by tractor-trailers, transit buses, commercial vehicles, trucks, and other medium and heavy-duty vehicles.
Tags: Regulations, Environmental Protection Agency, Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, GHG, EPA, Fuel Economy, NHTSA, Aerodynamics, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels
Clean Energy Fuels continues to grow its natural-gas fueling network, with expansions in Texas, Pennsylvania and New York, and more fleets signing on to fuel at the nationwide network.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, LNG, Liquified Natural Gas
March 31, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Energy has made it easier for state and utility fleets to comply with alt-fuel vehicle purchasing mandates by giving them credit for hybrid vehicles, alt-fuel fueling infrastructure, alt-fuel non-road equipment, and emerging technologies.
Tags: State Fleet, Utility Fleets, Environmental Regulations, EPAct, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels
March 24, 2014 - Industry News
The National Conference of Weights and Measures has announced that a special steering committee is recommending that compressed and liquefied natural gas be sold in gasoline and diesel gallon equivalents.
Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Weights and Measures, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, LNG, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels
March 9, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and the UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission.
Tags: Natural Gas, Eaton Corp., Cummins ISX12 G, TMC, Engines, Alternative Fuels
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
Cummins and Cummins Westport are recalling just over 25,000 Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines manufactured Sep.12, 2007, through Feb. 2, 2014, and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines manufactured Feb. 19, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Recalls, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines
February 18, 2014 - Industry News
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. to reinstate a tax incentive that expired at the end of 2013 when it comes to the production of domestic biodiesel fuel.
Tags: Diesel, Biodiesel, legislation, Alternative Fuels, U.S. Senate
February 13, 2014 - Industry News
Testing standards group ASTM International has issued a standard specification for the diesel alternative in truck engines, dimethyl ether.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Alternative Fuels, DME, Oberon Fuels
February 5, 2014 - Industry News
Two major players who are developing their own networks of natural gas fueling stations have cut back on expansion efforts.
Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Engines, Blu, LNG, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
Biodiesel producers continue to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to cut the volume of renewable fuels next year. At a Thursday hearing, producers told the agency that the planned cutback threatens investments that already have been made and could lead to layoffs.
Tags: Biodiesel, National Biodiesel Board, EPA, Alternative Fuels, Fuel and Oil
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
The California Energy Commission is seeking proposals to spend $200 million starting in 2015 to build out fueling stations and other infrastructure to support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.
Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, Grant Funding, California Energy Commission, Medium-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Heavy-Duty Trucks, California
October 4, 2013 - Industry News
Securing America’s Future Energy recently recognized Cummins Westport Inc., General Motors, Nissan, and Shorepower Technologies as the winners of its Advanced Technology Award for their leadership in driving fundamental improvements to America’s energy security.
Tags: Nissan, Alternative Fuels, General Motors, Cummins Westport, Shorepower Technologies
September 9, 2013 - Industry News
Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van.This vehicle is envisaged for use as a delivery van.
Tags: Nissan, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles
September 8, 2013 - Industry News
The Houston-Galveston Area Council is partnering with the Center for Transportation and the Environment and Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. to replace existing diesel-powered delivery vehicles with all-electric medium- and heavy-duty Smith Newton trucks in the Houston-Galveston area.
Tags: Smith Electric Vehicles, Smith Newton, Alternative Fuels
Central Freight Lines Inc. has added 100 2014 Freightliner M2 112 compressed natural gas tractors equipped with Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engines to its fleet of more than 1,600 trucks.
Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Central Freight Lines
June 6, 2013 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks announced Thursday it plans to begin limited production in 2015 of dimethyl ether (DME) powered heavy-duty commercial vehicles. It's teaming up with Safeway and Oberon Fuels for a test funded with $500,000 from California's San Joaguin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
Tags: Volvo, Alternative Fuels, DME, Safeway, Oberon, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
March 28, 2013 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE -- Power Solutions International and Capacity of Texas announced a collaboration to bring the attractive economics of natural gas engines to the medium-duty truck market.
Tags: Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Mid-America Trucking Show
February 28, 2013 - Industry News
YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that it has completed an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to purchase four liquefied natural gas trucks to operate in Southern California.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Clean Energy, Liquefied Natural Gas, YRC
February 21, 2013 - Industry News
Roush CleanTech expands alternative fuel technology product offerings with new propane autogas fuel systems for Ford F-59, F-53 and E-450 stripped chassis.
Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Alternative Fuels, Ford
February 5, 2013 - Industry News
The National Biodiesel Board announced a new goal Tuesday during the Biodiesel Conference & Expo in Las Vegas: 10% of the on-road diesel market by 2022. The Diesel Technology Forum has signed on to help the industry get there while making sure engines are protected.
Tags: Biodiesel, Alternative Fuels, Diesel, biodiesel emissions, National Biodiesel Board
January 31, 2013 - Industry News
Beer distributor J.J. Taylor Companies Inc. announced it will replace its Tampa-based fleet with compressed natural gas tractors as part of an ongoing commitment to sustainability.
Tags: Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Florida, Alternative Fuels, Freightliner
November 27, 2012 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The American Petroleum Institute, which represents the petroleum industry, is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, challenging its mandate for the use of 1.28 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2013, a 28% increase from the 2012 requirement.
Tags: Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels, Biodiesel, API, EPA
The City of Chicago will launch an incentive program to encourage private and public fleets to convert their diesel trucks to electric operations. The Chicago program will be the first program in the nation based on the size of the battery being placed in the vehicle, according to city officials
Tags: Fuel and Oil, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Illinois, Chicago
November 15, 2012 - Industry News
Linde North America, a gases and engineering company, reported a successful trial of its liquefied natural gas mobile fueling unit. The Linde mobile fueler allows customers to test the feasibility of using LNG as an alternative to fuels such as diesel
Tags: Fuel and Oil, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas
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