Rush Truck Centers to Install APG Dual-Fuel Systems

| USA, Lynnfield MA

Rush converts vehicle to natural gasIn a bid to grow its natural gas dual-fuel system market in North America, American Power Group, Inc. (APG), has signed a multi-year Dual Fuel Dealer/Installer Agreement with Rush Truck Centers to initially cover fourteen states (AL,CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, MO, NC, OH, OK, TN, VA, and TX). Rush Truck Centers is the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in the United States with more than 100 dealership locations in 21 states. Read more »

First Anniversary for Agility’s Vertically Integrated Plant

| USA, Santa Ana CA

Agility workshop at SalisburyAgility Fuel Solutions, an international developer and manufacturer of all-composite cylinders and natural gas fuel systems for heavy-duty vehicles, is celebrating one year of production at its state-of-the-art facility in Salisbury, N.C. The $20 million flagship plant, opened in October 2015, is the only vertically integrated facility of its kind in North America and has revolutionized how natural gas fuel systems are manufactured and assembled. Read more »

Westport Builds Capacity for US Shuttle Bus CNG Conversions with A-1

| Canada, Vancouver BC
Shuttle bus with Ford E-450 chassis

Shuttle bus with Ford E-450 chassis

Westport has named A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems of Elkhart, Indiana as its exclusive national distributor for compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems targeting the growing shuttle bus market, which utilize the E-450 and F-450/550 chassis. Read more »

Hexagon Composites Acquires xperion

| Norway and Germany

xperion x-store CNG cylindersNorway’s Hexagon Composites ASA has enhanced its commitment to alternative energy by entering into an agreement to acquire German company xperion Energy & Environment. The acquisition will enable Hexagon Composites to strengthen its global market presence and further broaden its gas storage product and technology portfolio. Read more »

Agility Fuel Solutions Merger Finalized

| USA, Santa Ana CA

agility-fuel-systems-global-locationsAgility Fuel Systems and Hexagon Composites have finalized their merger effective October 3, 2016. The merger unites Hexagon Composites’ CNG Automotive Products Division, which includes medium- and heavy-duty vehicle composite cylinder manufacturing operations and its bus systems, with Agility to form the new company, Agility Fuel Solutions. Read more »

Ecomotive Solutions and Autogas Italia Unite for Alt-Fuel Solutions

| Italy, Serralunga di Crea

Ecomotive Solutions of ItalyItaly’s Ecomotive Solutions, a Holdim Group company and engine performance specialist, has entered into a partnership with Autogas Italia to collaborate on challenges facing the alternative fuel market. Through the arrangement, Autogas Italia joins the Holdim group with which it has been trading for many years. Read more »

Weichai Adjustments for Westport; HPDI 2.0 for China in 2017

| Canada and China
Weichai Westport Facility in China

Weichai Westport Facility in China

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. is to sell an 11.7% interest in the Weichai Westport Inc. (WWI) joint venture to Weichai Holding Group Co., Ltd. (Weichai) and an additional undisclosed purchaser. The Company is supportive of Weichai’s goal to increase its majority ownership position in WWI and remains a committed partner in the joint venture, retaining a minority interest in WWI. Read more »

Merged Westport Consolidates Tech Centers

| Canada, Vancouver BC

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (Westport) has kicked off post-merger actions targeted at consolidating operations and driving efficiencies with the sale of its Michigan Tech Center assets located in Plymouth, Michigan for a total value of over $12 million. Of the total, $11.5 million was received in cash with the remaining to be received as in-kind strategic value including access to test cells, facility space and other supporting equipment. Read more »