LOS ANGELES – Southern California Gas Co. and San Diego-based Oberon Fuels announced a joint research and development project aimed at building a commercial facility for the production of dimethyl ether (DME) from natural gas for use as a transportation fuel.
DETROIT – For Chevrolet dealers in the Pacific Northwest and Mid-Atlantic states, the arrival of the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range means new faces coming through the doors of their stores.
DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. is expanding its range of vehicles with the EcoBoost engine, offering the fuel-efficient powertrain in the model-year 2012 Ford Edge and Explorer that are arriving in dealerships now.
DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. and Lear Corp. have introduced new head restraint foam that has 25 percent of the polyol replaced with soy.
GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN -- Volvo Car Corp. and Siemens announced they are jointly developing electric drive technology, power electronics and charging technology that will be integrated into Volvo C30 Electric vehicles.
SANTA ANA, CA – Waste Management and PetroCard opened a new Clean N’ Green Fuel station in Santa Ana, Calif., on Aug. 24 to serve vehicles running on compressed natural gas (CNG).
WIESBADEN, GERMANY -- Federal-Mogul Corp. said it has collaborated with Mercedes-Benz to develop a piston technology for Daimler’s latest V6 diesel engine that helps reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
SEAL BEACH, CA — Three investment companies have agreed to invest $150 million in Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a leading natural gas transportation fuel provider.
LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY -- Daimler and BASF have developed a new concept electric vehicle, the smart forvision, which showcases advances in energy efficiency, temperature management and lightweight design, the companies said.
WAUKESHA, WI – Odyne Systems has been awarded a $2.9 million Department of Energy cost-shared project aimed at further advancing hybrid systems in commercial truck applications. Co-funding will come from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) in California.
MILWAUKEE -- Johnson Controls Inc. and Saft said they have reached an agreement to end their joint venture, Johnson Controls-Saft – a company they formed in 2006 to develop and manufacture lithium-ion vehicle batteries.
GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN -- The Volvo Car Corp. announced that a forthcoming concept car, to be introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show, will showcase the company’s new range of downsized four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines.
TIFTON, GA – Georgia energy provider LP Gas Holding Co. has partnered with Alliance AutoGas to provide area fleets with propane.
PASADENA, CA - Burke will discuss the economic and national security benefits of using fuel-efficient technologies in fleets.
SANTA ANA, CA - The system can be installed in 14,000 GVWR trucks as a repower option.
TULSA, OK – CNG Oklahoma, along with several of its promotional partners, will take the Tulsa Flyer long-range CNG vehicle on the road in September, traveling cross-country in an effort to promote CNG vehicles and federal legislation aimed at stimulating natural gas vehicle sales.
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA – A fuel cell and hydrogen energy station was unveiled Aug. 16 at the Orange County Sanitation District’s wastewater treatment plant in Fountain Valley, Calif.
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- A Chevrolet Volt is now a part of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.’s utility fleet, and the vehicle will be tested as part of a research and development program for plug-in electric hybrid vehicles.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. biodiesel production reached a new monthly high of 81 million gallons in June, according to the latest EPA statistics, marking a third consecutive month of record volumes.
DALLAS -- ECOtality Inc., which specializes in clean electric transportation technologies, on Aug. 18 launched its Blink commercial charging network in the Dallas metro area.
DETROIT – A compressed natural gas-powered Chevrolet Express van now transports the Detroit Science Center’s Traveling Science program to Detroit schools and communities. The General Motors Foundation donated the vehicle on Aug. 25.
DALLAS -- AT&T announced the deployment of the 4,000th alternative-fuel vehicle (AFV) in its corporate vehicle fleet — with more than 2,000 AFVs deployed in California alone. AT&T also said it has deployed its 3,000th compressed natural gas vehicle (CNG).
ATLANTA -- UPS announced the purchase of 100 all-electric delivery vehicles for deployment in California.
AUBURN HILLS, MI – ALTe announced a long-term supply agreement with A123 Systems for complete lithium-ion battery packs that will be integrated into ALTe’s range-extended hybrid electric powertrain systems.
OVERLAND PARK, KS -- James Giovanni has joined Ferrellgas Partners L.P. as vice president of autogas and national sales, the company announced.
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