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News Archive - October 2010

A Big Bet on Natural Gas
October 30th, 2010 - Exxon Mobil is the biggest publicly traded company in the world, but its stock price has been lagging over the last year chiefly because a lot of people wonder why it’s making such a big bet on natural gas. click here  >

Westport Announces Robert Transport Order for 180 Peterbilt LNG Trucks Powered by Westport HD Systems
October 28th, 2010 - Westport Innovations Inc., a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, today announces that Robert Transport of Boucherville, Quebec has issued a purchase order for 180 Peterbilt liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks featuring Westport HD Systems. Robert Transport is one of Canada's largest for-hire trucking companies with an estimated 1,100 tractors and 2,300 employees. The new trucks, powered by Westport HD, will be used on line haul routes between Montréal and Québec City, and Montréal to Toronto. click here  >

EPA-DOT Proposals Ignore Natural Gas, NGV America Complains
October 26th, 2010 - Clean-burning domestically produced natural gas has been left out of the federal government's proposed rule to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency in commercial vehicles, in spite of the fact that natural gas is widely used and environmentally sound, said NGV America, a trade group that promotes use of the fuel. click here  >

GM Offers More ‘Green’ Fleet Options
October 20th, 2010 - General Motors (GM) is offering a host of ‘green’ fleet options including compressed natural gas (CNG) carbon vans, flex-fuel vehicles and hybrids to help businesses lower the environmental impact of their fleets. click here  >

SF Taxi Driver Wages 10-Year Battle to Reduce Fleet Emissions, And Wins
October 20th, 2010 - It’s a crisp spring morning in San Francisco, and Mayor Gavin Newsom is standing in front of a row of taxi cabs lined up at City Hall. He points to the TV camera and says, “To Mayor Bloomberg, I say we beat you on this.” He gestures to the taxis, each either a fuel-efficient hybrid or natural gas vehicle. “The Big Apple is not the green apple yet." click here  >

Heavy-Duty Infrastructure Expands
October 18th, 2010 - The chicken-or-egg challenge of infrastructure vs. vehicles may be lessening for NGVs. There are strong signs that momentum for building out the West’s heavy-duty natural gas transportation infrastructure is growing, and major fleets such as UPS, Ryder, J.B. Hunt, and Sysco are recognizing that natural gas is a viable and cost-effective option. click here  >

Autocar Delivers New Natural Gas Refuse Trucks to The City of Culver City California
October 12th, 2010 - The City of Culver City California is pleased to announce the second cycle of dedicated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered front loading refuse trucks to its fleet. These new trucks were purchased from James K. Blakely at Carmenita Truck Center and will complement the City’s growing fleet of Autocar refuse chassis equipped with Amrep bodies and AFV fuel systems. click here  >

Report: Automaker Rankings 2010 - The Environmental Performance of Car Companies
October 8th, 2010 - Our nation is a major contributor to global warming and smog pollution, with its passenger vehicles playing a principal role. The transportation sector accounts for roughly one-third of US carbon emissions, of which more than half (about 60 percent) come from the use of gasoline in our cars, pickups, SUVs, and minivans. click here  >

Verizon brings environmentally-friendly trucks to Caifornia market
October 5th, 2010 - Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is getting its green groove on in California by introducing environmentally-friendly natural gas vehicles to its truck fleets in the state. click here  >

 

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