FTA Proposes Revisions to Safety Requirements for Buses and Vans

This past week, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that it will revamp the safety regulations and testing requirements for buses and modified vans.  In a cost-saving effort, FTA intends to do away with the on-road fuel economy test and instead will rely on testing done on chassis dynamometers.  Excerpts from the FTA notice are included below: The FTA intends to “establish a new … [Read More...]

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Divergent Microfactories Introduces Innovative Natural Gas Vehicle

Divergent Microfactories unveiled a new approach to auto manufacturing that incorporates 3D printing to reduce the pollution, materials and capital costs associated with building automobiles. The centerpiece of the Divergent Microfactories announcement is Blade, the world’s first 3D-printed supercar. Designed and built using Divergent Microfactories’ … [Read More...]

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Waste Management Launches Waterloo CNG Truck Fleet

Waste Management (WM) celebrated the launch of a new fleet of CNG fueled trucks with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company’s facility on Conrad Place in Waterloo, Ontario. The initiative represents an investment of more than $13 million in the community. “These new vehicles support our overall efforts of reducing carbon emissions from our heavy duty fleet … [Read More...]

Innovative LNG Tank Receives EU Grant for Further Development

Cryoshelter, an Austrian-based LNG tank manufacturer, has received a European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program grant for the company to complete the required testing for full certification and commercialization of its innovative LNG tank.  The grant total is for €1.7 million (~$1.9 … [Read More...]

APG Earns CARB Certifications for Turbocharged Dual Fuel System

American Power Group (APG) has achieved its first California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO) Certifications for its Turbocharged Natural Ga Dual Fuel System. APG received certifications for seventeen specific Volvo/Mack D-13/MP8 engine models within the 2010–2012 model years for the … [Read More...]

North American Repower to Deliver First PHEV-RNG Armored Truck

North American Repower, a natural gas engine management and conversion company based in California, and Efficient Drivetrains, a developer of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) solutions, will convert a fleet of six 26,000 pound, Class-5 medium-duty armored vehicles operated by Sectran Security … [Read More...]

GFS Corp Releases Natural Gas System for Caterpillar 793D Truck

GFS’s new system incorporates all of the same benefits and features of the previous systems that allow mine operators the option of using more sustainable and less expensive LNG as a substitute for diesel fuel in their haul trucks. The first of these systems has been installed at a coal mine in the … [Read More...]