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June 20, 2016 - Industry News

California Awards Fleets $9M for Zero-Emission Trucks

One of the 16 Class 5 medium-duty service trucks. (PHOTO: BYD)

The State of California is awarding $9 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission trucks to replace diesel-powered heavy-duty tractors used in rail yards and large-scale freight distribution centers.

Tags: BYD, Class 8, California, Class 5, Electric Trucks

June 16, 2016 - Industry News

Lead-Carbon Battery Enhances Fuel Efficiency

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) will show a modified Ford Focus and Kia Optima that utilize an advanced 48-volt lead-carbon battery to meet U.S. fuel efficiency standards and reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 15-20% before 2021.

Tags: Ford Focus, Fuel Efficiency, Kia Optima, Emissions Reduction

June 7, 2016 - Industry News

DOE Offers $22M in Medium-Duty Grants

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing $22 million to fund research, development, and demonstration for numerous alternative fuel projects, especially those that would improve the efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

June 7, 2016 - Industry News

Yale Considers Carbon Tax for Fleet

Photo of Yale University Shuttle courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Yale University launched a self-imposed carbon tax program earlier this year that levies charges against a number of its departments regarding the amount of carbon used, which is something the university is considering applying to its fleet.

Tags: University Fleets, XL Hybrids, Paratransit, Emissions Reduction, Taxation

June 3, 2016 - Industry News

Ohio City Obtains CLEANFleet Certification

Photo courtesy of City of Dublin

The City of Dublin, Ohio, has obtained Tier 5 CLEANFleet certification from the Coalition for Green Fleet Management. This, in addition to the city’s Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) designation, makes Dublin a Fleet Masters operation.

Tags: Certification, GFMA, CFMO, CLEANFleet

June 3, 2016 - Press Release

Alliance AutoGas Drives Fleet Alternative Fuel Use in North America

Photo of the Alliance AutoGas 2016 Annual Member Meeting courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

The US market for propane autogas has been very active in recent years, with the fuel garnering better name recognition and new and returning fleet customers putting more vehicles on the road.

Tags: Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas

May 20, 2016 - Industry News

Calif. Clean Air Plan Calls for Further NOx, PM Reductions

As part of a broad-reaching clean air program, California has proposed a low-NOx engine standard for heavy trucks. Truck and engine makers have said in the past that striving for low NOx in diesels could conflict with federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing fuel economy.

Tags: CARB, Regulations, California, NOx, Diesel Emissions

May 20, 2016 - Press Release

Chicago Fleets Saved 25M Gallons in 2015

Photo of the Green Drives Conference and Expo courtesy of CACC

The Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) Coalition announced that its member fleets saved more than 25 million gasoline gallon equivalents of petroleum and 225,000 tons of greenhouse-gas emissions in 2015.

Tags: Clean Cities, Commercial Fleets, GHG Phase 2

May 19, 2016 - Industry News

DOE, DOT Forge Alt-Fuel Tech Partnership

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced they are collaborating to accelerate research, demonstration, and deployment of alternative fuel technologies and innovative transportation systems.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, U.S. DOT, U.S. Department of Energy

May 11, 2016 - Industry News

Waste Industries Invests $7M in CNG Vehicles, Fueling

Photo of CNG refuse truck courtesy of Waste Industries.

Waste Industries will add 22 refuse and service trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to its fleet at its Wilmington, N.C. facility, and unveil the vehicles at a May 12 event.

Tags: Refuse Fleets, Natural Gas Vehicles, Fuel Depots, CNG Fueling Stations

April 28, 2016 - Industry News

Recycled F-150 Aluminum Can Produce 30K Bodies

Photo courtesy of Ford

Ford recycles as much as 20 million pounds of aluminum stamping scrap per month, which could produce the equivalent of 30,000 F-150 bodies each month, according to Ford.

Tags: Ford F-150, Dearborn Truck Plant

April 21, 2016 - Industry News

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Extension Introduced

Chart courtesy of EPA.

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) has introduced a bill to extend the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) through 2021 to continue to provide EPA grants to reduce diesel emissions.

Tags: Diesel Emissions, EPA, Diesel Technology Forum, Federal Grants, Legislation

April 18, 2016 - Industry News

Ore. Offers $6M for Alt-Fuel Vehicles

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) will provide up to $6 million in state tax credits for fleets that replace at least two existing fleet vehicles with new or converted vehicles powered by alternative fuels.

Tags: Vehicle Replacement, Oregon, Fleet Replacement Fund

April 14, 2016 - Industry News

German Startup Developing Solar Roadways

Photo via Solmove.

German startup Solmove has been experimenting with a solar-paneled flexible glass carpet that could be installed in pathways or parking lots and will showcase the solar roads it has been developing this May in Berlin.

Tags: Solar Power, Germany

April 13, 2016 - Press Release

GM Turning Water Bottles Into Engine Insulation

GM's Global Manager of Waste Reduction John Bradburn shows the Equinox engine insulation made from used water bottles. Photo courtesy of the automaker.

GM is transforming employees' recycled water bottles into noise-reducing fabric insulation used to cover the Chevrolet Equinox engine. These bottles will also be repurposed into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless.

Tags: Green Initiatives, Recycling, Chevrolet Equinox, General Motors

April 8, 2016 - Industry News

MotorWeek Host to Speak at Clean Cities Conference

Photo of Davis courtesy of Chicago Clean Cities Coalition.

The Lake Michigan Consortium announced that John Davis, the Emmy Award-winning host of MotorWeek, will serve as the master of ceremonies and be a featured speaker at its Clean Cities Green Drives Conference and Expo May 19.

Tags: Clean Cities, Alternative Fuels

April 4, 2016 - Industry News

Right-Sizing Helps Ariz. County Reduce Fleet Emissions

Pima County, Ariz., has reduced the number of miles traveled by the county fleet by 21% and reduced carbon intensity of its fleet operations by nearly 6%, according to its Sustainable Action Plan Report Card.

Tags: Emissions Reduction, right-sizing, County Fleets

March 29, 2016 - Press Release

Empire Clean Cities Hosts Stakeholder Meeting

Empire Clean Cities has scheduled its annual stakeholder meeting for May 12 in the Queens neighborhood of Corona.

Tags: Clean Cities, Alternative Fuels, Fleet Events

March 24, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Not Backing off GHG Rules for Trailers, Glider Kits

Photo: Utility Trailer Manufacturing

EPA and NHTSA have again indicated they intend to regulate truck trailers and glider kits under their Phase 2 proposal for limiting the GHG emissions and fuel consumption of on-highway trucks.

Tags: Trailers, EPA, Glider Kits, NHTSA, GHG Phase 2

March 21, 2016 - Press Release

Central Ohio to Host Midwest Green Vehicle Fleet Conference

Clean Fuels Ohio and the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) will host the second annual Midwest Green Fleets Forum & Expo from Sept. 26-28 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Tags: MEMA, Ohio, Fleet Events

March 16, 2016 - Industry News

DOE's $12.5M to Improve Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award $12.5 million in grants and form a consortium to improve the operating efficiency of medium and heavy trucks, the agency has announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, U.S. Department of Energy, Fuel Efficiency

March 15, 2016 - Industry News

Anaheim's GHG Reduction Plan Gains CLEANFleet Certification

The city's "green" fleet currently consists of hybrids, compressed natural gas vehicles, and electric vehicles, including this Toyota Rav4 EV. Photo courtesyof City of Anaheim

The City of Anaheim, Calif., has obtained Tier 5 CLEANFleet certification from the Coalition for Green Fleet Management. This, in addition to the city’s Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) designation, makes the city a Fleet Masters operation.

Tags: City of Anaheim

March 11, 2016 - Press Release

Innova Fleet Services Showcases Fleet Management System

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The Innova Fleet Services website contains detailed information about its fleet management system, which provides an affordable, efficient, and innovative way for managers to manage small- and medium-sized fleets.

Tags: ROI Calculator, Online Tool

March 11, 2016 - Industry News

Seattle Wants to Cut Fleet Emissions in Half by 2025

The City of Seattle would reduce fleet greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% by 2025 by using electric vehicles as well as renewable diesel and biodiesel under a new plan announced by Mayor Ed Murray.

Tags: Seattle, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas

March 10, 2016 - Industry News

First Priority GreenFleet Acquires Assets of Electric Vehicles International

First Priority GreenFleet Ltd. has acquired the assets of Electric Vehicle International, (EVI) LLC.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EV Charging



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