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Hybrid Truck Project Launches in Southern Calif.

DIAMOND BAR, CA -- The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is now working with Volvo, Capstone Turbine Corp. and Kenworth Truck Co. on a new commercial hybrid truck project. In November, AQMD approved $1.56 million to develop and demonstrate two hybrid trucks in partnership with the truck manufacturers.

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.

Pipeline-Fed Hydrogen Station Opens in Calif.

TORRANCE, CA - A new Shell hydrogen fueling station opened for business in Torrance, Calif., on May 10 -- the first in the U.S. that's fed directly from an active industrial hydrogen pipeline.

CARB Begins Second Year of Fleet Grants for Hybrids

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board on Feb. 15 began the second year of grants totaling $19 million for hybrid vehicle technology that significantly reduces smog-forming and greenhouse gas emissions. 

DOE Lab & Partners to Develop Natural Gas Engines

GOLDEN, CO - Together, the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will invest up to $13.5 million to support the development of natural gas engines and vehicles.

Grants to Help Pay for Greener Trucks Serving Calif. Ports

LONG BEACH, CA - The South Coast Air Quality Management District on June 4 awarded more than $34 million in state and federal grants to replace 598 trucks operating at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as trucks delivering goods across the region, the Daily Breeze newspaper reported.