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ROUSH CleanTech Begins Production of New Propane Autogas Fuel System

ROUSH CleanTech, a company that specializes in advanced clean mobility solutions, has begun production of its Gen 5 propane autogas fuel system. Ford’s new 7.3 L engine is compact, durable and easy to maintain. It is narrower than the previous 6.8 L, allowing it to fit into multiple vehicle chassis and be serviced with similar automotive parts across each chassis. Innovations for the Gen 5 propane fuel system include stronger and lighter forged fuel rails and a support bracket that keeps the engine fuel distribution well organized. As a Tier 1 supplier and Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier manufacturer, ROUSH CleanTech’s propane autogas vehicles retain all quality Ford performance characteristics, such as horsepower, torque and towing, while maintaining the OEM factory warranty.

Hyliion, ANG Enter Natural Gas Fuel Partnership Agreement

Hyliion Inc., a company that specializes in electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, and American Natural Gas Inc. (ANG), an alternative fuel provider, have entered into a partnership agreement that offers Hyliion customers discounted pricing for renewable natural gas (RNG) at ANG fueling stations across the country. 

Hyliion and ANG also entered into a sales agreement that includes a pre-order of up to 250 Hypertruck ERX vehicles, allowing for early availability of Hyliion’s fully electric powertrain to ANG and its fleet customers. Using RNG, the Hypertruck ERX is an electric solution for Class 8 vehicles that offers a net-negative carbon emissions profile and the lowest total cost of ownership over the life of the vehicle compared to current competitive offerings.

In other Hyliion News…

Hyliion Inc. says it has equipped Canada-based for-hire carrier C.A.T. Transport’s fleet with five of its Class 8 hybrid compressed natural gas systems. Hyliion’s hybrid system adds up to 120 hp through an electric axle, increasing the available horsepower of a conventional CNG truck by 30 percent. C.A.T intends to increase the number of systems deployed to about 100 if things go well.

Our CNG Class 8 Hybrid Webinar with Hyliion is Now Online

Learn about Hyliion’s Hypertruck ERX –  a complete electric drivetrain for a Class 8 truck from any manufacturer without a huge battery pack. The Hypertruck system is designed to be recharged while the truck is under way via a natural-gas-powered generator, capable of a net-negative carbon footprint through the use of RNG. 

Hyliion also produces a hybrid CNG/electric or diesel/electric solution that adds an electric axle to a Class 8 vehicle  to provide more power for natural gas vehicles to help with big hills and heavy loads and greater fuel efficiency for diesels.  Hyliion is based in Cedar Park, Texas and looks forward to sharing their story.

ZE Trucks, Buses in Position to Double in Model Availability

The number of available and announced models of zero-emission trucks, buses and off-road equipment in the U.S. and Canada is on track to rise nearly 78% by the end of 2020 compared to year-end 2019 – and that figure is expected to more than double by 2023, according to the Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI).

Recent corporate commitments to – and investments in – ZE vehicles include:

  • UPS has invested in EV startup Arrival while also ordering 10,000 EV delivery vans for use in North America and Europe. 
  • FedEx will purchase 1,000 all-electric delivery vans from manufacturer Chanje
  • Amazon ordered 100,000 electric delivery vans from Michigan-based startup Rivian. 
  • IKEA has committed to all-electric home deliveries worldwide by 2025, and by the end of 2020 in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Amsterdam and Shanghai.

Electric Vehicles Save Motorists Thousands

Motorists can save as much as $14,500 on fuel costs over 15 years by driving an electric vehicle (EV) instead of a similar one fueled by gasoline, according to a new analysis conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL).
The article, Levelized Cost of Charging Electric Vehicles in the United States was featured in Next-Gen Transportation News.

Propane Council Releases Refueling Infrastructure Guide

New to propane autogas? The first thing many fleet managers ask is, “How will I get the fuel?” Propane autogas is unique in that it offers a variety of refueling options. It gives fleet managers the freedom to shape your refueling plan around your budget and fleet size. To explore all of your options and how they could work for you,
read on.