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SoCalGas, Oberon Team on Alt-Fuel R&D Project

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.

Chevrolet Volt

Volt Broadening Chevrolet Customer Base

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.

Ford Expands EcoBoost Commitment for 2012

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.

Ford Opts for Sustainable Material in New Head Restraints

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. and Lear Corp. have introduced new head restraint foam that has 25 percent of the polyol replaced with soy.

Volvo C30 Electric

Volvo, Siemens Collaborate on EV Technology

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.

New CNG Station Opens in Calif.’s Orange County

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).

New Mercedes-Benz V6 Diesel Engines Boost Fuel Efficiency

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.

Three Companies to Invest $150 Million in Clean Energy Fuels

SEAL BEACH, CA — Three investment companies have agreed to invest $150 million in Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a leading natural gas transportation fuel provider.

The smart forvision concept car

Daimler, BASF Team on Concept EV

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.

Odyne Systems is a leader in hybrid systems for truck fleets.

Odyne Awarded Plug-in Hybrid Truck Project

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.

Johnson Controls, Saft to End Battery Joint Venture

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.

Volvo Develops Downsized 4-Cylinder Engines

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.

Alliance AutoGas Welcomes New Georgia Fuel Source Partner

TIFTON, GA – Georgia energy provider LP Gas Holding Co. has partnered with Alliance AutoGas to provide area fleets with propane.

Assist. DOD Secretary to Speak at Hybrid Truck Users Forum Conference

PASADENA, CA - Burke will discuss the economic and national security benefits of using fuel-efficient technologies in fleets.

Greenkraft Obtains CARB Certificate for Natural Gas Engine

SANTA ANA, CA - The system can be installed in 14,000 GVWR trucks as a repower option.

CNG Oklahoma’s Cross-Country Trek to Promote Natural Gas Vehicles

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.

National Fuel Cell Research Center Associate Director Jack Brouwer at the new hydrogen station in Fountain Valley, Calif. Photo/Steve Zylius-UCI

Calif. Welcomes Hydrogen Fuel Cell Energy Station

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.

Central Hudson's new Chevrolet Volt

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Adds Volt to Growing Alt-Fuel Fleet

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.

A biodiesel truck in Denver's fleet fuels up

Biodiesel Industry Producing Record Volumes

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.

Blink pedestal charging stations installed in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of downtown Dallas., Texas. (Source: ECOtality).

ECOtality Launches Blink Commercial Charging Network in Dallas

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 Science Center’s new CNG-powered Chevrolet Express van.

GM Foundation Donates CNG Van to Detroit Science Center

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.

AT&T Fleet Deploys 4,000th Alt-Fuel Vehicle and 3,000th CNG Vehicle

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).

One of EVI's all-electric vehicles

UPS Purchasing 100 Electric Vehicles for California Deployment

ATLANTA -- UPS announced the purchase of 100 all-electric delivery vehicles for deployment in California.

A123 Systems to Provide Battery Packs for ALTe Hybrid Electric Powertrains

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.

James Giovanni

Ferrellgas Hires VP of Autogas

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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