BMW Develops Fast Charging System

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BMW has developed a new fast charging system that can restore the battery in its i3 all-electric vehicle to 80 percent in 30 minutes, the automaker announced.

Porsche Introduces Plug-In Hybrid Cayenne for 2015

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Porsche will bring a third plug-in hybrid vehicle to the U.S. later this year when it introduces the 2015 Cayenne S E-Hybrid luxury SUV, the German automaker announced on July 23.

Cruze CNG Conversion Arriving This Fall

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Fleet managers looking for more choice of compact cars powered by natural gas should be able to purchase a dedicated CNG Chevrolet Cruze in the fall.

Weights and Measures Conference Fails to OK LNG Standard

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Fleets that rely on LNG-fueled vehicles will have to wait at least another year for a recognized national standard measure for sales of liquefied natural gas in the U.S.

Nissan to Offer Free Charging for LEAF Customers in Los Angeles

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Nissan will begin offering free public charging to new LEAF customers in the Los Angeles area next month, including access to fast chargers that can restore a battery pack from zero to 80 percent in under a half hour.

Two EVs, Mild Hybrid Discontinued for 2015

Photo of 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco courtesy of GM.

The list of models that have been discontinued for the 2015 model year include such vehicles as General Motors' Eco versions of the Malibu and Impala mild hybrid sedans.

Indiana CNG Tax Break Earns Recognition

Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition Executive Director Kellie Walsh (left) and Indiana Rep. Randy Frye (far right) celebrate passage of legislation to support the use of alternative fuels.

The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition worked with a state representative to boost fleet incentives to use natural-gas vehicles.

Connecticut Leads LNG Revolution on East Coast

The GNHCCC manages a combined LNG- and CNG-fueling facility.

For the past two decades, the Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition (GNHCCC) has worked to make fleets in Connecticut and surrounding states more efficient and sustainable.

A Fleet Manager's Guide to Switching to Natural Gas Medium-Duty Trucks

Queens-based Ferrara Brothers Building Materials employs a Kenworth T440 CNG truck equipped with the 8.9L Cummins Westport ISL engine to haul cement around New York City.

Fleet managers must consider a wide range of options when deciding on converting their truck fleet to natural gas.

Omaha Schools’ Propane Bus Investment Pays Off

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Omaha Public Schools (OPS) and Student Transportation Inc. (STI) collaborated on the district’s deployment of 435 Blue Bird Vision propane school buses last summer, and over the last year of operating the buses, OPS estimates it has saved $200,000-plus with propane autogas versus diesel.


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