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June 23, 2017 - Industry News

NYC Sanitation Completes Efficiency Initiatives

The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) published an update to its four-year Strategic Plan to modernize fleet and facilities and improve safety.

Tags: New York City, Alternative Fuels, Anti-Idling, Refuse Fleets

June 19, 2017 - Industry News

Southern California Mayors Aim for Zero Emissions at Ports

(Left) Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a joint declaration to set goals for the transition to zero emissions at Southern California ports. Photo: Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, are aiming for zero emissions at the ports or Los Angeles and Long Beach by 2035 as part of their commitment to adopting the Paris Climate Agreement goals in their cities.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Emissions Reduction, Diesel Emissions, Emissions, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Electric Vehicles, California, Drayage

June 16, 2017 - Industry News

Wash. Fleets Saved 20M Gallons of Petroleum in 2016

Photo courtesy of State of Washington

Western Washington Clean Cities partners and member fleets collectively saved 20.6 million gallons of petroleum last year through fleet efforts. The group recognized eight public-sector fleets and fleet professionals for their efforts.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Washington, Clean Cities, Recognition

June 16, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Custom Chassis Touts Fuel Agnosticism

FCCC S2G Flatbed (propane autogas). Image: FCCC

As a company, FCCC is strategically fuel-agnostic, currently building products powered by a range of alternative fuels, including liquified propane gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) as well as traditional diesel and gasoline products.

Tags: UPS, Propane Autogas, CNG, Fuel, Freightliner Custom Chassis

June 12, 2017 - Industry News

Attorneys General Vow to Fight Emissions Easing By Trump

Photo via Wikimedia.

A coalition of 13 attorneys general led by New York's Eric Schneiderman told the Trump administration it could expect a "vigorous" legal challenge to any attempt to weaken pollution standards for light duty vehicles.

Tags: Regulations, Emissions Reduction, Donald Trump, CAFE Standards

June 1, 2017 - Industry News

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Vehicle Technology Bill

Photo: Peloton

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have announced that they are reintroducing the Vehicle Innovation Act, which is aimed at encouraging investment, research, and development in clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies.

Tags: Legislation, Department of Energy, Fuel Efficiency, Advanced Technology

May 30, 2017 - Global News

Canadian Company Invests in eNow

Image courtesy of eNow

Canadian Solar Inc., a solar power company, announced that it has acquired a minority equity interest in eNow, a U.S. company specializing in solar-based energy management system for the commercial transportation industry.

Tags: Upfitting, Solar Power, eNow, Canada

May 25, 2017 - Industry News

Trump’s Budget Slashes Vehicle Technology Funding

Photo via Max Pixel

President Trump’s 2018 proposed budget slashes the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology program funding, reducing it by nearly 74%. The cuts include terminating funding for the Clean Cities program.

Tags: Research, Alternative Fuels, Federal Grants, Donald Trump, Clean Cities

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

NAFA Honors Fleets for Sustainability

Pictured left to right in the back at the Sustainability pre-con at NAFA are George Survant, sr. director fleet relations, NTEA, Alexander Barton, president, Barton Marketing Group, and Gary Lentsch, CAFM, fleet manager, Eugene Water & Electric Board. Photo courtesy of Kristen Driscoll.

Over 25 honorees of NAFA’s inaugural Sustainable Fleet Certificate program have been named.

Tags: Sustainability, NAFA, Certification Program

May 19, 2017 - Industry News

Chicago Clean Cities Fleets Reduce 230K Tons of GHG

Companies such as Alpha Baking Company (pictured), Ozinga and Testa Produce are examples of companies in the Chicago area that are using clean-burning alternative fuels. Photo courtesy of CACC.

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) and its member fleets helped to displace nearly 26.5 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum in 2016, and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 230,000 tons.

Tags: Clean Cities, Chicago, Alternative Fuels, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas

May 17, 2017 - Industry News

NYC Adds Auto-Braking Vehicles, Solar EV Chargers

New York City's 30 solar carports wil charge electric vehicles completely off the grid. Photo courtesy of NYC DCAS

New York City is rolling out auto-braking vehicles, expanding solar electric vehicle charging carports, and working to promote safety in the city’s automotive high schools.

Tags: New York City, Alternative Fuels, Safety, EV Charging Stations, Vision Zero, Solar Charging

May 16, 2017 - Global News

New EU Rule Aims to Boost Transparency of Truck MPG

Infographic lays out how EU’s Vecto computer simulation tool functions. Image: ACEA

A new European Union procedure for determining emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2 from new trucks has won praise from a key industry group for its expected positive impact on transparency.

Tags: GHG emissions, CO2 Emissions, European Union, Global

May 15, 2017 - Industry News

Parcel Delivery Fleets Up Orders from Utilimaster

The vans are available in lengths of 12 feet or 14 feet, the Reach provides 540 or 630 cubic feet of storage and up to 27 inches more headroom than a conventional cargo van. (Photo courtesy of Utilimaster)

Spartan Fleet Vehicles & Services announced an expanded order from a leading American-based delivery services company to include 800 of Spartan’s fuel-efficient Utilimaster Reach walk-in vans. Additionally, a separate global logistics leader ordered 72 of the same vehicle this past week.

Tags: Utilimaster, Spartan Motors, Walk-In Van, Reach, Parcel Delivery Service, Deilvery Fleets

May 4, 2017 - Press Release

Colo. Utility Recognized for Sustainable Fleet

Photo courtesy of Colorado Springs Utilities

Colorado Springs Utilities was recognized for promoting compressed natural gas for both fuel independence and environmental stewardship.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Natural Gas Vehicles, Awards, City of Colorado Springs

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Ohio Fleets Partner to Analyze Fuel Use

Five Ohio agencies will participate in a study conducted by Clean Fuels Ohio to analyze its existing vehicles and utilization rates, as well as available fuels and what they cost.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Clean Fuels Coalition, Utilization

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Volkswagen Announces First Round of ZEV Investments

Photo via Wikimedia

Volkswagen released its plan for national and California-specific zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) investments, as part of its diesel emissions settlement.

Tags: VW Diesel Scandal, EV Charging Stations, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Carrier Transicold to Buy Westport’s APU Business for $70M

Carrier Transicold has signed an agreement to acquire certain IMPCO road and rail transport product lines, including the ComfortPro auxiliary power unit business, from Westport Fuel Systems.

Tags: Carrier Transicold, Mergers & Acquisitions, Westport, APUs

April 10, 2017 - Global News

Korea Speeds Up Plan to Build Alt-Fuel Refueling Infrastructure

The South Korean Ministry of Land Transportation announced plans to build 200 multipurpose stations to charge vehicles powered by fuel cells, batteries, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by 2025.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, South Korea, Global, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 27, 2017 - Global News

AkzoNobel Commits to Carbon-Neutral Fleet by 2050

AkzoNobel has committed to accelerating its sustainability agenda by announcing a new ambition to use 100% renewable energy and become carbon neutral by 2050.

Tags: Sustainability, Alternative Fuels, Global

March 17, 2017 - Industry News

Alkane to License Assembly Operations in North America

Photo: Alkane Truck Company

Alkane Truck Company, a South Carolina-based assembler of alternative fuel vehicles, has announced plans to establish more than a dozen assembly facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico over the next three years.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Alkane Truck Company, Assembly Plants

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

Federal Grants Fund Green Tech Despite Uncertain Future

Photo: TransPower

While U.S. Department of Energy grants are still funding electric vehicle and alternative fuel technologies, it is uncertain how the Trump administration could affect this funding in the future.

Tags: Grant Funding, ACT Research, Alternative Fuels, DOE, Electric Vehicles, Donald Trump

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

Midwest Fleets Testing Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Screenshot via Clean Fuels Ohio.

Clean Fuels Ohio's Midwest Drives initiative has allowed 35 public and private fleets to test drive various alternative-fuel vehicles in three states and logged 2,000 miles in the first year of the program, according to the group.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Ohio, Alternative Fuels, Clean Fuels Coalition

February 14, 2017 - Industry News

Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

Image: WhiteHouse.gov

A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on Jan. 30 that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.

Tags: FMCSA, NHTSA, Donald Trump, Regulations, Lawsuits

February 13, 2017 - Industry News

Automakers Ask Trump to Reopen Fuel Economy Review

The chief executives of 18 automakers have asked President Donald Trump to revisit fuel economy regulations through 2025 that were finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration, reports Bloomberg.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Barack Obama

January 30, 2017 - Press Release

Diesel Engine Control Firm CDTi Appoints COO

Chase

Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. has appointed Peter J. Chase as chief operating officer of the company that develops advanced emission control technology, the company announced on Jan. 30.

Tags: C-Suite, Clean Diesel Technologies, New Hire, Impco

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