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Diesel and diesel-powered vehicles have made huge improvements pollution-wise in the last 10 years. At the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) tenth annual West Coast Collaborative meeting the Diesel Technology Forum highlighted the evolution of diesel power as a workhorse and economical engine through the transformation to near zero emissions with a future focus to […]

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We’ve seen PHEV, diesel-hybrid and natural gas powered vehicles. How about combining compressed natural gas and EV technologies? Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) just did so, announcing a partnership to develop a class-4 vehicle that combines the benefits of compressed natural gas (CNG) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology. Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) describes itself […]

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California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 8 on Sept. 28, a measure that will continue the state’s clean vehicle and fuel incentives through 2023. Assembly Bill 8, authored by Assembly Member Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) and Assembly Member, Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) along with Senator Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), passed on a bipartisan vote, and will […]

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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced August 9 a $19 million New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program to encourage the purchase of battery-electric commercial trucks as well as other energy-efficient transportation, including hybrid and compressed natural gas trucks. The truck voucher program will include two voucher funds: $9 million for battery-electric truck vouchers offered […]

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Echo Automotive, Inc. announced end of May it has joined Calstart, North America’s advanced transportation technologies consortium, with the goal of accelerating awareness and adoption of bolt-on hybrid solutions. Echo is a developer of technologies enabling the cost-effective conversion of existing vehicles into hybrids and plug-in hybrids, Calstart is described by Echo as an industry […]

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News about electric powertrain vehicles, hybrids, charging stations, plug-in hybrids, and the alternative fuel vehicle industry at large is plentiful nowadays. The industry is burgeoning, but where, or rather when, was the industry conceived? No single person, agency, or company can lay claim to birthing the green car revolution. But for the past 20 years […]

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