February 24, 2015

Colorado keeps alternative fuel vehicles on the road with grant program

Are you considering natural gas or other alternative fuel for your fleet in Colorado? There’s only one 
week left to apply for this cycle of Alt Fuels Colorado program funding.

With applications due March 3, 2015, funding of up to 80 percent of the incremental cost of a Class 2 to Class 8 alternative fuel vehicle is available in 11 Colorado counties.

The grant covers light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles – from pickups to refuse trucks – operated by public, private or non-profit fleets. Alternative fuel vehicles must be new, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) models powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG or propane autogas), electricity (EV), or CNG bi-fuel.

Eligible fleets include those based, “in or near the Colorado ozone non-attainment and/or carbon monoxide maintenance areas” and operating at least 60 percent of the time in those areas.[1]

February 11, 2015

Westport Signs Supply Deal for LNG Pumps with Hema

New Supply Agreement with Hema provides a stable, affordable supply of fuel pumps for Westport’s natural gas fuel systems.

In January, Westport signed a long term supply agreement with Turkish manufacturer Hema Hidrolik to supply pumps for current and future heavy-duty customer applications.

Hema will manufacture and supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) pumps for Westport products such as the Westport iCE PACK™ LNG Tank System, a low pressure product offering many benefits to fleets including the use of either warm or cold LNG refueling.

“Hema believes in the future of the natural gas market and we are backing it up with investment in resources for manufacturing components such as Westport’s pumps,” says Ibrahim Hattat of Hema.

“Ensuring ready supply of quality fuel pumps for our customers is key to Westport,” noted Monica Feregrino, Westport’s Sr. Director, Purchasing & Supplier Development. “We are pleased to have support from our colleagues at Hema as we grow this industry.”
Hema facility in Turkey