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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: 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

March 10, 2016 - Industry News

Altec Wins Work Truck Show Green Award

The Green Award recognizes the product at the Show that best improves work truck fuel utilization, as determined by a panel of trade media editors and truck fleet managers. (PHOTO: PR Newswire)

Altec Inc. won The Work Truck Show 2016 Green Award for its JEMS 4 Series (Jobsite Energy Management System) hybrid-electric system.

Tags: Work Truck Show, JEMS, Awards, Altec

March 9, 2016 - Industry News

Biodiesel Producer Fined $138M for Fraud

The owner of a Texas biodiesel company has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and to pay a $138 million fine in restitution and forfeiture for biofuels fraud.

Tags: Texas, Biofuels, Crime, Renewable Fuels Standard

March 8, 2016 - Industry News

New Subaru Global Platform Enhances Safety, Dynamics

Photo of Subaru's global platform courtesy of Subaru.

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) has begun rolling out a new global Subaru platform that will enhance safety and driving dynamics on a flexible platform that will enable electrified powertrains in future Subaru vehicles, the company announced.

Tags: Subaru, Vehicle Manufacturing, Subaru Impreza

March 7, 2016 - Industry News

Recology Names Fleet Maintenance Manager

Jason Pennington was named fleet maintenance manager for Recology in January.

Tags: Recycling, California, Waste Management, New Hire

March 7, 2016 - Industry News

Loop Energy, Peterbilt to Build Zero-Emission Truck

Photo courtesy of Loop Energy

Loop Energy will use a newly acquired $7.5 million grant to accelerate deployment of its new zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The company plans to install the powertrain in a Peterbilt Class 8 truck and deliver it to a customer for testing.

Tags: Class 8, Powertrains, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Hydrogen

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

DOE Boosts SuperTruck Funding, Medium-Duty Grants

Photo of U.S. DOE Deputy Asst. Secretary Reuben Sarkar by Mike Antich .

The U.S. Department of Energy has boosted funding for its SuperTruck II initiative to increase fuel efficiency of Class 7and 8 trucks and will provide funding for several projects that would develop alternative powertrains for medium-duty vehicles, the agency announced at the Work Truck Show.

Tags: Federal Grants, SuperTruck, U.S. Department of Energy, Work Truck Show, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

February 19, 2016 - Industry News

DOE Cuts Clean Cities, Boosts SuperTruck

Photo: Stephane Babcock

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed 2017 budget would sharply cut funding to the Clean Cities program and add new funding to an initiative seeking to improve the fuel efficiency of Class 7 and Class 8 trucks.

Tags: Clean Cities, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants, SuperTruck, Class 7

February 19, 2016 - Industry News

Pa. Offers $7M in Incentives for Alt-Fuels

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering $7 million in grants to commercial and government fleets to increase use of alternative fuels, the agency announced.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Biofuels, Pennsylvania, State Grants

February 10, 2016 - Industry News

PPG Teams With Bridgestone on Fuel-Efficient Truck Tires

The Department of Energy is providing funding for a $1.25-million collaborative project between Bridgestone Americas and global coatings company PPG that will focus on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Bridgestone, Tires, PPG Industries, U.S. Department of Energy

February 10, 2016 - Industry News

Obama Proposes Oil Tax to Fund Clean Transportation

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.

President Obama hopes to add a $10 tax for every barrel of oil that would fund investments in clean transportation technology as part of his proposed 21st Century Clean Transportation Plan.

Tags: Barack Obama, Taxation, Oil, Alternative Fuels

February 9, 2016 - Industry News

Rochester-Area Fleets Eligible for $1M Alt-Fuel Grants

Fleets in six New York counties around Rochester are eligible for $1 million in federal grants to purchase or convert their vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, the Genesee Region Clean Communities has announced.

Tags: Federal Grants, CMAQ Improvement Program, Alternative Fuels

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

Clean Cities Coalitions Host Green Transportation Event in Illinois

Photo courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.

Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana today will jointly host a host a green transportation conference in the Chicago area on May 19, the groups have announced.

Tags: Clean Cities, Fleet Events

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: 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: UPS, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Volt, Ford, 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

 

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