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August 14, 2017

Truck Fuel Calculator Compares Diesel to the Alternatives

ACT Research’s Truck Fuel Calculator now covers operating cost comparisons between diesel, natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell and electric drive train options to help fleets compare and determine the best fit for the application.

August 13, 2017

Siemens to Build eHighway Demo in Germany

A new “eHighway," which will allow specially equipped hybrid trucks to access electric power via an overhead trolley-type system, will be built on a 10-kilometer stretch of autobahn in Germany.

July 27, 2017

Va. Exceeds Alt-Fuel Fleet Goals

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s state and local government agencies have transitioned 319 fleet vehicles to alternative fuels, exceeding Governor Terry McAuliffe’s goal of transitioning 300 vehicles by the end of the administration.

July 21, 2017

Fla. County Agency Benefits from Hybrids

The Hillsborough County, Fla., Property Appraiser’s office plans to update its fleet of hybrid-electric vehicles after successfully cutting fuel and maintenance costs.

July 20, 2017

Shuttle Fleet Discusses Switch from CNG to Propane

For ACE Parking in San Diego, switching from CNG to propane autogas has translated into a fuel cost savings of $12,000 per month for its 29 airport shuttles.

July 13, 2017

Biodiesel Blooms From Algae in Chile

Scientists at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile contend that if biodiesel made from microalgae is used to power trucks and buses, it could cut GHG emissions by as much as 80%, according to a Reuters report.

July 11, 2017

Texas Law Mandates State Fleet Greening

A new bill signed into law in Texas is expected to reduce fleet emissions. State agencies with 15 or more state-owned vehicles will need to purchase vehicles that run on alternative fuels.

July 5, 2017

Kenworth Offers ISL G Natural Gas Engine on T680, T880

Kenworth’s T680 on-highway flagship and T880 and T880S vocational trucks are now available for order with the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural-gas engine.

June 30, 2017

Minn. Adds Region's First Chevrolet Bolt EVs

The State of Minnesota is adding the first Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles available in the region to its fleet. The state partnered with four other public entities to purchase 22 Bolt EVs.

June 27, 2017

Cummins Westport 'Playbook' Offers Guidance on Natural Gas for Fleets

Cummins Westport's new Natural Gas Playbook is a website to give new and existing natural gas customers guidance on evaluating and operating CWI-powered natural gas vehicles.

June 27, 2017

UPS Wants to Reduce Emissions by 12% in 8 Years

UPS plans to reduce emissions from global ground operations 12% by 2025 as part of new sustainability goals, the delivery company said in its latest Corporate Sustainability Report.

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.

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