Westport Innovations Inc. launched a liquefied natural gas (LNG) locomotive tender product solution with an order for four tenders from Canadian National Railway (CN); CN is currently testing two Electro-Motive Diesel locomotives converted for operation on natural gas. The first tender to supply fuel to an adjacent natural-gas powered locomotive will be delivered in the [...]
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Volvo is working with key partners to bring dimethyl ether-powered (DME) commercial trucks to the North American market. DME is readily available and often captured as a fuel for use in various industrial power and chemical uses, but is not common used as a vehicle fuel. It can be sourced from both petroleum energy sources [...]
ABB has developed and is demonstrating a high-capacity “flash charging” system for electric buses. The system enables onboard batteries to be charged in 15 seconds with a 400 kW boost at selected stops using a roof-mounted system (“Flash station”). The flash stations are connected to the 50kVA electricity network and also have a 3kWh storage [...]
Ricardo released an analysis of two years of on-the-ground testing of the Ricardo-engineered Fuel-Efficient Ground Vehicle Demonstrator (FED) showing that, when compared to the US military’s regularly outfitted M1151 HMMWV (“Humvee”), the FED experienced a 72% improvement in fuel economy. The FED’s performance was assessed using a number of realistic duty cycles including highway, off-road [...]