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February 3, 2016 - Industry News

Colorado Offers $4M in Grants for Alt-Fuels

Fleets predominantly working within the marked region qualify for the AFV funding.

Fleets in Colorado can now apply for funding to pay for the incremental cost of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs). Public fleets can receive between $7,000 and $35,000 for each vehicle.

Tags: Grant Funding, State Grants, Colorado

January 26, 2016 - Industry News

Energy Department Offers $58M for Advanced Vehicle Tech

The 2015 Chevrolet Volt, photo by Kareem Girgis.

The U.S. Department of Energy has offered $58 million in funding for vehicle technology advancements through its Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan program, the agency has announced.

Tags: CALSTART, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

Calstart Opens Regional Clean Transportation Center

Calstart has opened the San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center, aimed at accelerating the user of clean vehicles and fuels in the region.

Tags: Green Fleets, CALSTART

January 5, 2016 - Industry News

Iowa Utility Cuts Idling With Altec PTO System

Photo courtesy of MidAmerican Energy.

Midwest electrical power provider MidAmerican Energy has begun rolling out bucket trucks that reduce idling by using a large battery pack that operated the boom and other vehicle features, the utility announced.

Tags: MidAmerican Energy, Utility Fleets, PTO

January 4, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins Engine Lineup Gains 2017 GHG Certification

Photo: Cummins

Cummins has received EPA certification for its lineup of on-highway diesel and natural gas engines meeting current and 2017 greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards.

Tags: Emissions, Cummins, EPA, Engines

December 28, 2015 - Industry News

San Diego Sets Green Fleet Targets

Photo via Flickr

The San Diego City Council has approved the mayor's climate plan that calls for the city to eventually convert a majority of its fleet vehicles to electrified powertrains, and cycle out diesel-powered refuse trucks for cleaner-burning fuels over the next several decades.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, City of San Diego, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EV Charging Stations, CNG, Refuse Fleets

December 24, 2015 - Industry News

Top 10 News of 2015 on GreenFleetMagazine.com

(Clockwise from l. to r.) Volkswagen's 2015 Golf TDI clean-diesel compact car; UPS alternative fuel and technology truck fleet; Tesla Model S; Fleet Technology Expo replaces Green Fleet Conference

As 2015 comes to a close, take a look back at the 10 most-read articles on the Green Fleet website.

Tags: Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Volt, Ford, UPS, Tesla Model S, Fleet Technology Expo, Volkswagen Golf, Emissions Reduction

December 23, 2015 - Industry News

Indianapolis EVs Saved 90K Gallons of Gasoline

Photo courtesy of Vision Fleet

The City of Indianapolis’ 212 plug-in electric vehicles leased from Vision Fleet have saved the city more than 90,000 gallons of gasoline since they were deployed in early 2014, according to new data from Vision Fleet.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Indianapolis, Vision Fleet

December 21, 2015 - Press Release

Hino Motors Finalizes 2020 Environmental Plan

Photo of Hino 195 class 5 cabover with stake body courtesy of Hino.

Under the plan, Hino will focus on building a low-carbon society, creation of a closed loop economy, environmental conservation & creation of a society coexisting in harmony with nature, and environmental management.

Tags: Emissions, Hino, Environmentally Friendly, Fleet Operations, Low Carbon Fuel Standard

December 18, 2015 - Product News

Volvo Releases Waterless Car Wash Solution

Photo courtesy of Volvo.

The solution, called “Consciously Clean,” is a waterless car wash spray that will help drivers keep their cars clean without having to waste water at a car wash.

Tags: Volvo, Awareness Campaign, Vehicle Washing, Environmentally Friendly

December 14, 2015 - Global News

Delhi Diesel Ban May Not Improve Air Quality

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) order banning diesel vehicle registrations in Delhi may impact India's investment reputation but not substantially improve the city's smog-filled air.

Tags: India, Diesel Emissions, Emissions Reduction

December 2, 2015 - Press Release

GM Leads Automakers in Solar Energy Use

Photo courtesy of GM.

General Motors is leading the automotive industry in solar energy use in the U.S., according to the Solar Means Business report from the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Tags: Solar Power, General Motors, Solar Array

November 30, 2015 - Press Release

ET Environmental and WIH Resource Group Form Partnership

ET Environmental Corporation, LLC and WIH Resource Group, Inc. have formed a partnership that brings together industry veterans in the solid waste and alternative energy fields to provide complete client solutions for projects from conception through final completion.

Tags: Partnership, Alternative Fuels, ET Environmental

November 19, 2015 - Industry News

UPS Earns Recognition for Carbon Disclosure

Photo courtesy of UPS

For the second consecutive year, UPS received a perfect score of 100 on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) S&P disclosure leadership index for its transparency, corporate governance regarding climate change, and the manner in which it tracks and discloses its impact on the environment.

Tags: UPS, Carbon Footprint, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Awards

November 12, 2015 - Industry News

L.A. County Cuts Fleet Car Washing Frequency

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The Los Angeles County government has made an effort to cut back on the amount of times fleet vehicles are washed, allowing employees to do so only once a month.

Tags: Los Angeles County, Vehicle Washing, California

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Delaware Grants to Expand Alternative Fuel Station Network

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Delaware will offer $1.4 million in grants to businesses and fleet owners based in the state to increase their use of alternative-fueled vehicles by expanding the state’s network of alternative fueling stations.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Delaware, State Grants

October 23, 2015 - Press Release

PG&E Creates External Advisory Council to Improve Sustainability Efforts

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is making an effort to become more transparent in regards to corporate responsibility and sustainability by creating an external advisory council to keep things in check.

Tags: Sustainability, PG&E, External Advisory Council

October 21, 2015 - Industry News

DHL Express Receives Award for Green Initiatives

Photo courtesy of DHL.

DHL Express has received a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which recognizes the global delivery fleet as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

Tags: EPA SmartWay, EPA, DHL Express, Clean Diesel Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, LPG

October 9, 2015 - Industry News

EPA Fines Estes Express $100,000 for California Violations

Image via Estes YouTube

EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for failing to install diesel particulate filters on 15% of its California fleet.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, California, EPA, Fines

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Save the Date: 2016 Fleet Technology Expo

The Fleet Technology Expo will take place from Oct. 17-19, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events, Bobit Business Media

October 2, 2015 - Industry News

30 Entities Form Clean Fuels Michigan

Nearly 30 companies and organizations in Michigan have announced the formation of Clean Fuels Michigan. The nonprofit coalition seeks to advance policies for alternative-fuel vehicles, such as electric, natural gas, propane, and hydrogen fuel cell models.

Tags: Michigan, Alternative Fuels

October 1, 2015 - Industry News

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Expand Fleet Efficiency Efforts

Coca-Cola hybrid delivery van, photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo continue to find new ways to reduce their reliance on high-carbon fuels, improve their fleets' fuel efficiency, and maintain a level of transparency with the reporting of this information.

Tags: PepsiCo, Carbon Footprint, Coca-Cola, Fuel Efficiency, Frito-Lay, Alternative Fuels

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Derive Efficiency, Clean Cities Ohio Partner in Fuel-Saving Initiative

Derive Efficiency has former a partnership with Clean Fuels Ohio as part of the Midwest DRIVES Initiative, which aims to provide a simple and cost-effective way for fleets in the Midwest and throughout the U.S. to save fuel and reduce emissions, the engine software developer announced.

Tags: Ohio, Derive

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

USPS Should Use Mass-Market Vehicles, Report Says

Photo by Paul Clinton.

The USPS could save as much as $1.9 billion by using modified, off-the-shelf mass-market vehicles and upgrading its fleet at least once in the next 20-25 years, according to a report from the organization Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE).

Tags: Vehicle Purchasing, USPS, Replacement Cycles, Delivery Fleets

September 28, 2015 - Global News

UAE Company Launches Eco-Fleet

Bee'ah the Sharjah Environment Co has launched its Tandeef Smart Eco-fleet. The Smart Eco-fleet is a selection of technologically advanced environmental vehicles added to the fleet of Tandeef Bee'ah's waste collection division.

Tags: UAE, CNG, Refuse Fleets, Battery-Electric Vehicles

 

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