September 23, 2014 - Product News
Westport Innovations says it's introduced the first generation of enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) natural gas system. This new approach to natural gas combustion technology is designed provide a "downsized" natural gas solution that is cost competitive while providing similar levels of power, torque, and fuel economy to a larger diesel engine.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Engines, Westport Innovations
September 19, 2014 - Industry News
Trillium CNG and Mirabito Energy Products opened a newly constructed natural gas fueling station in Kirkwood, N.Y.
Tags: Trillium CNG, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Natural Gas Vehicles
September 17, 2014 - Industry News
ACT Research published a new report that shows natural gas adoption in the heavy-duty truck market has grown, but at a slower rate than predicted.
Tags: Truck Sales, ACT Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG, Alternative Fuels
September 12, 2014 - Industry News
Bimbo Bakeries USA is leasing 16 natural gas trucks for its California trucking fleet. Bimbo has a fueling agreement in place with Clean Energy Fuels to fuel the fleet of Class 8, heavy-duty trucks using Clean Energy's network of public-access CNG stations throughout Northern California.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, Bimbo Bakeries, Clean Energy Fuels Corp., CNG trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Private Fleets
September 11, 2014 - Industry News
Omnitek Engineering has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions of Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine families for model years 1988 to 2009.
Tags: Detroit Diesel, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engines, Natural Gas Conversions, Omnitek Engineering
September 5, 2014 - Industry News
Anheuser-Busch is converting its 66-tractor fleet in Houston from diesel to compressed natural gas to help it meet new sustainability goals.
Tags: Ryder, CNG Conversions, CNG, Anheuser-Busch, Private Fleets, Natural Gas Vehicles, Texas, Alternative Fuels
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
The House and Senate have bills that would raise federal truck weight limits to accommodate the heavier fuel systems of natural gas vehicles.
Tags: Congress, Natural Gas Vehicles, Truck Weights, Legislation
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
The increased output of the Cummins-Westport ISX12 G will open new markets to the 114SD, including mixer, dump, and roll-off applications. At 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds-feet, the IXS12 G is an ideal engine for the severe-duty market, where natural gas is fast becoming an alternative to diesel fuel.
Tags: Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins ISX12 G, LNG, Cummins Westport, CNG, Vocational
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
Medium and heavy duty vehicles represent less than 5% of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use conventional internal combustion engines powered by either gasoline or diesel. That is changing as less expensive alternatives to petroleum-based fuels, such as natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and electricity make inroads in the market.
Tags: Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Navigant Research
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
Alternative-fueled engine maker Power Solutions International has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the company's 8.8-liter propane and natural gas fueled engine can be used for on-highway applications.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, Engines, Power Solutions International
June 25, 2014 - Industry News
Compressed natural gas component supplier, Mainstay Fuel Technologies, said Tuesday Watson Engineering will provide components and fabrication services for its proprietary on-board CNG fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy duty commercial vehicles.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG
June 24, 2014 - Industry News
Blu partners with Comdata to deploy system that allows the trucking industry to use any fleet fueling card or major credit card at all Blu LNG fueling stations
Tags: Comdata Smart Solutions, Blu, Compressed Natural Gas, Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Comdata
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
EVO CNG and its joint venture partner, Trillium CNG, celebrated the grand opening this week of what they say is the largest compressed natural gas fueling station in Wisconsin, located in Oak Creek, and the first to open in their partnership.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Trillium CNG, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, EVO CNG
June 3, 2014 - Industry News
The Eaton UltraShift Plus is available in the 13-speed MHP and 10-speed LAS series and the 11.9-liter Cummins Westport ISX12 G is available up to 400 horsepower and 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque.
Tags: Peterbilt, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins ISX12 G, UltraShift Plus
May 28, 2014 - Industry News
The company says its dual-fuel gliders outperform and are more reliable than dedicated natural gas engines that customers are evaluating.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, American Power Group, WheelTime Network, Dual Fuel, Alternative Fuels
Certain pressure relief valves for use on compressed natural gas fuel tanks are being recalled by Circor, which does business as Circle Seal Controls. The affected valves have O-rings that could fail after being exposed to cold temperatures, allowing natural gas to leak from the fuel tank.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Recalls, NHTSA, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG, Circle Seal Controls
May 8, 2014 - Industry News
Ryder System has reached a long-term agreement with Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide to purchase compressed natural gas tank systems directly from Quantum for installation onto the company’s CNG-powered vehicles.
Tags: Ryder, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG
May 6, 2014 - Industry News
Kroger announced will be the first in Oregon to deploy a fleet of heavy-duty trucks that run on liquified natural gas. The 40 LNG trucks will replace 40 diesel trucks currently in use, and are expected to start making store deliveries in the Portland metropolitan area by the end of 2014.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, LNG, Kroger, Private Fleets, Alternative Fuels
May 5, 2014 - Industry News
A Clean Trucks Bill has received final approval from Colorado lawmakers and is expected to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Tags: Emissions, Colorado, EPA SmartWay, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Liquefied Natural Gas, Idle Reduction, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
April 14, 2014 - Industry News
Autocar is recalling 4,100 model year 2008-2014 ACX, WX, and WXLL vehicles manufactured July 30, 2007, through Feb.10, 2014, and equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G or ISX12 G engines, which are powered by natural gas..
Tags: Cummins, Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Recalls, Autocar, Safety & Compliance, Cummins Westport, NHTSA
April 3, 2014 - Industry News
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 24, 2014 - Industry News
Commercial vehicle drivers and motorists fueling with natural gas in Alabama could ultimately start paying motor fuel road taxes at the pump rather than by buying an annual decal.
Tags: Taxes, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alabama, Liquefied Natural Gas, Compressed Natural Gas
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 3, 2014 - Industry News
Westport Innovations Inc. announced a joint development agreement with Delphi Automotive to combine their intellectual propety to co-develop and manufacture high-pressure natural gas fuel injectors designed for multiple engine original equipment manufacturers.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Westport Innovations, Delphi, Natural Gas Injector
February 20, 2014 - Industry News
A group dedicated to the development of a market for natural gas powered vehicles has issued a call to action over possible changes in the way compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas are priced and sold.
Tags: NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Compressed Natural Gas, Weights and Measures
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