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July 26, 2013

Stretching Every Gallon in Vermont

Vermont Clean Cities Coalition is helping fleets boost fuel economy through driver training.

March 27, 2013

Volkswagen & Greenpeace Underline Strict CO2 Limits for New Cars

For two years, Volkswagen and Greenpeace have been engaging in dialogue concerning the reduction of the CO2 emissions of the entire Volkswagen fleet to an average of 95 grams by 2020.

March 20, 2013

New EPA Report Cites Significant Gains in Fuel Economy for 2012

In 2012 alone, miles per gallon (mpg) for cars and trucks improved 1.4 mpg, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual report that tracks the fuel economy of vehicles sold in the U.S.

February 13, 2013

EcoPower Re-Refined Oil Approved for Use in Detroit Diesel Engines

Detroit Diesel has approved EcoPower Heavy-Duty Diesel 10W-30 CJ-4/SM for use in Detroit Diesel engines. The re-refined engine oil is designed to improve fuel economy up to 1.5 percent, deliver better cold-weather starts, and protect engines.

January 9, 2013

2013 Fiat 500e Rated by EPA at 108 Highway MPGe with 87-Mile Range

AUBURN HILLS, MI – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the battery-electric Fiat 500e's highway-cycle performance at 108 MPGe. The EPA also found that the zero-emissions vehicle will travel about 87 miles when fully charged.

January 3, 2013

Making Sustainability Work: 10 Ways to Turn Users Into Stakeholders

The No.1 reason corporate sustainability programs are not “sustainable” is due to driver non-compliance. To make sustainability programs work, you need to turn drivers into stakeholders in the program. The overwhelming majority of drivers want to do the right thing; but most do not see sustainability as part of their job responsibilities. How do you create a corporate culture that encourages compliance with corporate sustainability policy?

January 2, 2013

Ford Fusion Energi EPA-rated at 108 MPGe City

DEARBORN, MI – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified the new 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid at up to 108 MPGe city driving.

December 12, 2012

DOE and EPA Release 2013 Fuel Economy Guide

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have officially released their 2013 Fuel Economy Guide, which provides EPA fuel economy rating information for new vehicles.

August 28, 2012

Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG 2025 Fuel Economy Standards

WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration announced it has finalized the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards up through model-year 2025. The Administration originally announced the proposed standards in July 2011. These standards build on previous rules, which set the mpg requirement for model-year 2016 to 35.5.

August 15, 2012

DOE Invests in Lighter, Stronger Vehicle Materials to Help Boost Fuel Economy

WASHINGTON – Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced seven new projects to accelerate the development and deployment of stronger and lighter materials for the next generation of American-made cars and trucks.

May 14, 2012

What’s the ‘Tipping Point’ for Fuel Prices?

During the past decade, we’ve witnessed a steady escalation of fuel prices with forecasters extrapolating these trend lines to predict even higher future prices. What is the “tipping point” for the price of fuel before it starts to have a significant negative impact on senior management’s desire to operate a company-provided fleet?

April 10, 2012

Green Fleet Initiatives Gain Momentum Despite Cost Constraints

Most fleets want to be environmentally friendly, but are often hamstrung by fiscal constraints when procuring greener vehicles. But, as many fleets have shown, where there is a will, there is a way to meet fleet sustainability goals, despite fiscal austerity. Since most companies replace approximately one third of their fleet vehicles each year, they can tailor selectors to favor more fuel-efficient vehicles, so long as they are able to fulfill the fleet application.

April 3, 2012

Eco-Driving Helps Public Transit Fleets Cut Fuel Use 18%

SAN DIEGO – Transit fleets can reduce fuel consumption, on average, as much as 18.7 percent by engaging in fuel-efficient, eco-driving best practices, according to the results of a public transit fuel efficiency study conducted by SmartDrive Systems.

March 14, 2012

Lighter-Weight Truck to Help Deli Express Boost Fuel Economy

MT. LAUREL, NJ – Deli Express/E.A. Sween Company has been working with several fleet suppliers to produce a new, lighter-weight diesel truck design that improves fuel economy by 50 percent, while significantly reducing emissions and increasing cost-effectiveness.

March 6, 2012

Ford F-750 to Cut Back on Fuel with New Hybrid System

INDIANAPOLIS – The Ford F-750 will be able to lower fuel use while reducing emissions and operating more quietly at the work site, thanks to a new hybrid power plug-in system by Odyne Systems, a manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty work trucks.

December 6, 2011

Clean Cities Resource/Tool Tip

Improving your fleet’s fuel economy is a sure-fire way to reduce fuel costs, vehicle emissions and petroleum use. To get started, visit FuelEconomy.gov, the official U.S. government source for fuel economy information.

November 22, 2011

Weight Reduction as a Green Fleet Strategy

There's a direct correlation between vehicle weight, fuel consumption, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Every pound of extra weight requires an engine to work harder, increasing fuel consumption and, as a consequence, increasing tailpipe emissions. For instance, an extra 100 lbs. in vehicle weight can reduce mpg up to 2 percent. If you reduce vehicle weight, you reduce fuel consumption,and, by default, you will decrease emissions. Here are some ways to put your fleet on a "diet."

November 3, 2011

Energy Department Launches Vehicle Cost Calculator

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has launched a new vehicle cost calculator and accompanying widget. These online tools are now available on DOE's Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC), currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.

October 11, 2011

Using Data to Green Your Fleet

Meaningful data can guide you toward the most effective solution, help establish goals, and demonstrate opportunities for both fuel savings and carbon reduction.

February 7, 2011

2012 Infiniti M Hybrid Officially Rated at 32 MPG Highway

FRANKLIN, TN - Infiniti announced official EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) fuel economy figures of 32 mpg highway for the all-new 2012 Infiniti M35h.

 

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