EPA awards $8M in FY2014 clean diesel grants in 21 states, Puerto Rico

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $8 million to communities in 21 states and Puerto Rico to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines through the agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act ( DERA ) program. South Coast Air Quality Management District is replacing 11 on-road drayage trucks (model year 1991-1995), nine school buses with compressed natural gas (CNG), and one school bus with a battery-electric vehicle. Puerto Rico.

Altairnano to provide 2MW Li-ion storage system for solar project in Puerto Rico

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will provide a 2MW ALTI-ESS Advantage advanced energy storage system to provide ramp-rate control for smoothing the power fluctuations associated with photovoltaic applications in addition to frequency regulation for the San Fermin 26 MW photovoltaic solar farm in Loiza, Puerto Rico. The batteries are housed in a standard 40-foot container that also includes fire safety, heating and cooling, and computer systems necessary to operate the system. Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.

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smart USA names Coulomb Technologies as Preferred Supplier of Charging Stations for EVs

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smart USA Distributor LLC, headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is the exclusive distributor of the smart fortwo in the United States and Puerto Rico and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. The company is planning a 2010 entry into the USA market with its smart fortwo electric drive vehicle featuring Li-ion battery technology.

smart USA and Nissan to Collaborate on New Gasoline-Powered B-Segment Vehicle for the US Market

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smart USA Distributor LLC, headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, is the exclusive distributor of the smart fortwo and related parts in the United States and Puerto Rico and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. Sketch of the proposed new vehicle.

Daimler Buses North America Crests 3,000 Hybrid Bus Sales Mark

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More than 2,200 units are already in service, with an additional 850 firm orders in backlog from cities such as New York City, Seattle, Houston, Ottawa and Puerto Rico. Another long-term customer, Puerto Rico, is transitioning into hybrid buses for its existing fleet of conventional diesel Orion transit buses with an order of 40 Orion VII diesel-electric hybrid buses.