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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

January 23, 2017 - Industry News

CARB Proposes Plan Reducing Emissions to 40% Below 1990 Levels

Photo: Tom Berg

The California Air Resources Board has released a Proposed Scoping Plan that sets new goals for the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.

Tags: CARB, California, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

January 18, 2017 - Industry News

Trump's EPA Pick Questions Emissions Regs

Photo of Scott Pruitt via Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's choice to lead the EPA, questioned emissions regs during a Jan. 18 hearing and said he disagrees with giving California power to impose stricter standards.

Tags: Emissions, EPA, Donald Trump

January 13, 2017 - Industry News

EPA Maintains Fuel Economy Standards Through 2025

Photo of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy via Chesapeake Bay Program/Flickr.

The EPA expects that automakers will raise fuel economy 10 mpg higher than the current fleet average by model year 2025.

Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, CAFE Standards, Emissions Reduction

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

EPA Accuses FCA of Excess Diesel Emissions

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel courtesy of FCA.

The U.S. EPA has accused Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose engine management software that increased air pollution in 104,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in the 2014 to 2016 model years.

Tags: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Diesel Emissions, EPA, FCA, Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Orlando Cuts Fuel Use from Idling

Photo courtesy of City of Orlando

The City of Orlando has saved over 400,000 gallons of fuel in one year through a number of fuel-saving measures, including idle reduction technology in its law enforcement vehicles.

Tags: Idle Reduction, Derive Efficiency, City of Orlando, Police Vehicles, Idling

December 21, 2016 - Industry News

EMA to Work with EPA on Proposed Diesel NOx Rule for 2024

EPA said its new proposed rule to further reduce diesel NOx emissions by 2024 was spurred by several state and city petitions from around the country. Photo: Jim Park

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will begin work on a new proposed rule aimed at setting lower standards for NOx diesel emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines beginning in model year 2024.

Tags: CARB, EPA, NOx, EMA

December 16, 2016 - Press Release

2017 Green Truck Summit Covers Clean Energy

What does “clean energy” mean for work trucks in 2017 and beyond? The answers can be found at the Green Truck Summit 2017, an alternative fuel and advanced technology conference held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Clean Energy, Green Truck Summit

December 8, 2016 - Industry News

Clean Cities Honors Alt-Fuel Fleets

Photo of an Alpha Baking Company fleet vehicle courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition has honored five companies at its Green Fleet Award ceremony for leading in the adoption of alternative fuels and clean-vehicle technologies for their fleets.

Tags: Clean Cities, Awards, Delivery Fleets

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