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Category: Green

New Flyer Expands Electric Bus Production

New Flyer Expands Electric Bus Production

| April 26, 2017

New Flyer Industries, the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, has signaled its expansion in electric mass transportation recently, showcasing the Xcelsior® XE40 electric bus it has delivered to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) Earth Day Fair. “New Flyer […]

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Natural Gas Class 8 Retail Sales Start Strong in 2017

Natural Gas Class 8 Retail Sales Start Strong in 2017

| April 26, 2017

U.S. and Canadian natural gas heavy duty retail sales had a healthy start to 2017, boosted mostly from refuse fleets, transit, and school bus operators, according to ACT Research. “The best January in the past three years set up the positive year-to-date February performance,” said Steve Tam, ACT’s Vice President. He continued, “Among truckers, it […]

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Earth Day Tips for Fleets to Reduce Environmental Impact

Earth Day Tips for Fleets to Reduce Environmental Impact

| April 21, 2017

To help celebrate Earth Day, telematics fleet routing leader Omnitracs has shared some tips on how fleets owners can take proactive steps to reduce the environmental impact of their fleets.   Monitor consistently – Use a tire pressure monitoring system to keep your tires at the proper operating inflation pressure. Not only will this ensure […]

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Battery-Electric Transit Buses Coming to Maryland

Battery-Electric Transit Buses Coming to Maryland

| April 21, 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, has announced that Howard County Transit, a division of the Regional Transit Authority of Central Maryland (RTA), has received delivery of three 35-foot BYD K9S Battery-Electric, Zero-Emission Buses. The company reports that these are the first zero-emission electric transit buses in Maryland. To support the effort, an […]

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Toyota to Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems in Heavy Duty Truck Applications

Toyota to Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems in Heavy Duty Truck Applications

| April 21, 2017

Toyota Motor North America has unveiled a new initiative that its calls “Project Portal” – consisting of a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy duty truck use at the Port of Los Angeles. The approached was announced at a press conference with Port officials and representatives from California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the […]

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XL Hybrids to Deliver Ford Transit Hybrid EV Conversions to CA Air Resources Board

XL Hybrids to Deliver Ford Transit Hybrid EV Conversions to CA Air Resources Board

| April 20, 2017

Fleet electrification leader XL Hybrids has announced the company received a California Air Resources Board Executive Order (CARB EO) allowing aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered Ford Transit cargo vans and passenger wagons to be upgraded with the XL3® Hybrid Electric Drive System. This executive order is the first-ever awarded by CARB for electrifying Ford Transit vans […]

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