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June 23, 2017

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.

June 21, 2017

Pittsburgh Orders First EVs

The city purchased two Ford Focus Electrics and two Chevrolet Bolt EVs, and installed four electric vehicle charging stations in its motor pool lot.

June 16, 2017

Wash. Fleets Saved 20M Gallons of Petroleum in 2016

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.

June 7, 2017

California Carrier Doubles CNG-Powered Fleet Size

Despite the fall-off in interest in natural gas fuel with the return of cheaper diesel prices, Sacramento's Matheson Trucking remains committed to increasing the use of clean energy fuels.

June 7, 2017

Los Angeles Completes Battery-Electric Refuse Truck Demo

The City of Los Angeles Sanitation has completed its battery-electric refuse truck demonstration project with BYD and Wayne Engineering. This demo vehicle logged more than 5,200 miles and drove up to 108 miles per day.

June 7, 2017

Md. County Adds 16 Bolt EVs

Montgomery County, Md., has purchased 16 new Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) at a cost of $622,254. These additions bring the county up to 243 electric and hybrid vehicles.

June 5, 2017

Tulsa Opens Public CNG Station

The City of Tulsa, Okla., is opening its second public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on June 8. It will be used to fuel its fleet vehicles and will be open to the public.

June 1, 2017

Storing, Dispensing & Using Ethanol-Gasoline Blends

Ethanol-gasoline blends are prevalent in the United States, and fleet managers should know ethanol's effects on engines and how to use and store this fuel effectively.

June 1, 2017

The House of Electric Vehicles

It’s becoming clear that there are some real changes brewing in our industry: everything from powertrains to new vehicle classes, to autonomous vehicles, and new safety technology.

May 31, 2017

Ind. City Unveils CNG Patrol Cars

Each vehicle is equipped with bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) systems, capable of carrying 8.5 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) of CNG as well as regular gasoline.

May 25, 2017

Trump’s Budget Slashes Vehicle Technology Funding

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.

May 24, 2017

Fla. City Adopts E-85

Unlike gasoline, which is delivered to the city by cargo ship, E-85 is transported by rail and is less likely to be delayed during severe weather or hurricanes.

May 19, 2017

Chicago Clean Cities Fleets Reduce 230K Tons of GHG

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.

May 17, 2017

PERC Launches Online Propane Resource for Municipalities

The Propane Education & Research Council has added a new page to its website solely focused on helping public organizations learn how propane maintenance equipment can improve their grounds maintenance operations.

May 17, 2017

NYC Adds Auto-Braking Vehicles, Solar EV Chargers

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.

May 17, 2017

NGVAmerica Changes Top Leadership

NGVAmerica has appointed a new chairman and interim executive director, as well as set up a search committee to find a new president, who resigned in April.

May 15, 2017

Ryder Offers Renewable Diesel at San Francisco Facility

Ryder System is now offering renewable diesel fuel at a San Francisco fueling facility.

May 11, 2017

Koel to Head U.S. Gain, Promote Compressed Natural Gas

U.S. Venture has promoted Mike Koel to president of U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas division of the company.

May 10, 2017

San Francisco to Replace Passenger Fleet with ZEVs

The City and County of San Francisco has passed an ordinance that mandates the purchase of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles for the fleet. The ordinance affects 400 passenger cars.

May 2, 2017

UPS to Deploy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck in California

UPS will begin using a medium-duty delivery truck that uses gaseous hydrogen to power an electric battery and motor in Sacramento, California, with an eye toward expanding use of the alternative fuel after a successful test.

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