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A Yellowstone National Park truck with Michelin tires.Photo courtesy of Michelin.

Michelin to Continue Its Yellowstone Tire Program Through 2016

Since 2008, Michelin has donated more than 1,400 tires to help equip Yellowstone National Park’s fleet of 800 vehicles, which includes everything from patrol cars and garbage trucks to giant earth-moving vehicles, rotary snow plows, and large load-hauling tractor trailers.

Chevron’s Delo to Bring Educational Truck to Green Fleet Conference

With the exhibit hall filling up fast for the 2013 Green Fleet Conference Oct. 1-2 in Phoenix, the Chevron company Delo will bring its 80-foot, rolling education center for attendees to check out its premium performance engine oils, lubricants and coolants.

Venchurs Announces CNG Conversions for Ford F-150

Venchurs Vehicle Systems, a compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions provider for Ford Motor Company, will now offer CNG conversions for the 3.7L Ford F-150.

Icom North America Earns EPA Certification to Convert Ford 6.8L to Propane Autogas

Icom has been approved to convert all Ford E- and F-series platforms to propane autogas, from 14,000 to 33,000 gross vehicle weight rating, from 2009 to 2014 model-year trucks and vans.

A natural gas fueling guage on the F-150 modified by Westport.Photo courtesy of Westport

Westport to Offer Ford F-150 With WiNG Natural Gas Fuel System

The Westport WiNG powered Ford F-150 will offer customers a range of options to meet their needs in a variety of cab, bed, and driveline configurations. Pricing and details on how to order Westport WiNG powered F-150 trucks will be available in September, according to the company.

Why Re-Refined Motor Oil Could Work for Your Fleet

At the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo you’ll hear about two fleet case studies that delve into re-refined motor oil and how it lowered their maintenance costs and furthered their sustainability goals.

DOE Develops IdleBox to Help Clean Cities Coalitions Tackle Idling

IdleBox was developed by Argonne National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities initiative.

NY Gov. Launches $19 Million Truck-Voucher Incentive Program

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $19 million New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program to encourage the purchase of battery-electric commercial trucks and other energy-efficient transportation.

Report Says Fuel Cell Vehicle Market Value to Hit $73.8 Billion by 2030

Fundamentally, the FCV market is dependent on the development of infrastructure, which will determine the timing and volume of automaker FCV rollouts.

Two Nissan LEAFs owned by the City of Loveland, Colo. Fleet manager Steve Kibler and his co-worker Gus Brown drove one of them to the Clean Cities Colorado chapter's annual meeting.

Clean Cities Colorado’s Alt Fuel Driving Experience: Driving the Nissan LEAF

The City of Loveland, Colo.’s Fleet Manager, Steve Kibler, participated in the organization’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Driving Experience, driving the Nissan LEAF to the meeting and recording his experiences.

The airport shuttle service has 72 total propane autogas-fueled vans in its fleet. Photo courtesy of Shuttle Express

Shuttle Express Adds Two Propane Autogas-Fueled Buses, Totaling 72

The coaches are the nation’s first two Ford F-550 buses built with the ROUSH CleanTech dedicated liquid propane autogas fuel system, according to Shuttle Express.

This diagram depicts the variable-swirl process in the 2.0L engine in the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel.<br />Photo courtesy of GM

GM Details Fuel Efficiency of 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel Engine

GM said its powertrain engineers focused on calibrating the actuator so it precisely opens and closes the engine’s valves in order to optimize performance.

Ford Uses Rice Hulls in F-150 Pickup Trucks

Ford is proving that pickups can be green and tough by adding rice hulls to the list of sustainable materials used to build F-150s.

Kipp Coddington

What Will Obama’s Second Term Mean for Alt-Fuels?

At the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, the breakfast keynote speaker Kipp Coddington will provide an overview of how the Obama Administration’s policies will impact environmental and energy initiatives. Coddington heads an energy and environmental law firm in Washington, D.C. that focuses on the Clean Air Act, fossil fuels, and fleet issues.

Hyundai&#39;s hydrogen powered SUV.Photo courtesy of Hyundai

Hyundai Preps Hydrogen Energy Generation and First-Ever Public Fueling Station in Chino, Calif.

Hydrogen Frontier, Inc. built the 100 percent renewable hydrogen fueling station at the existing Hyundai station in Chino, Calif.

Odyne Systems, LLC Selected for Nationwide Deployment of Hybrid Power Truck System by DOE

Odyne’s Advanced Hybrid Propulsion System provides all day power, reducing fuel consumption by up to 50 percent, according to Odyne. The system will be featured at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition in booth 4324.

The 2014 Chevrolet Volt. Photo courtesy GM.

GM Reduces MSRP of Chevrolet Volt by $5,000 for 2014

General Motors has dropped the retail price of its Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle by $5,000 for the 2014 model-year, to $34,995 (including an $810 destination fee).

More Than $350,000 in Grants Awarded to Yolo-Solano Clean Air Projects

Public agencies, private businesses, and non-profit organizations in Yolo County, California have been awarded funds to retrofit and replace vehicles as well as educate community members in an effort to reduce local air pollution.

E15 Ethanol Blend to Become Common at the Pump

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected, on June 24, 2013, petitions to reconsider the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia ruling that allows the sale of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15).

Clean Energy Coalition Conducting Alt-Fuel Studies with Michigan Fleets

The Michigan Fuel Forward program is intended to accelerate the use and availability of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) and infrastructure across Michigan.

Inventev&#39;s upfitted transmission with propulsion system.Photo courtesy of Inventev

Plug-In Hybrid Truck to Act as Mobile Electric Generator

Inventev, a Detroit-based company, is a contestant at the National Cleantech Open Semifinals for combining power generation with plug-in hybrid electric mobility in preparation for disaster response and powering job sites.

Green Fleet Conference Session Tracks Provide Specialized Fleet Content

Find the right sessions for your fleet type at the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo with three main conference tracks: commercial, heavy-duty, and government fleets.

Ford Motor Co. is the only manufacturer to offer a CNG/LNG-capable half-ton pickup truck.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford to Offer CNG-Prepped F-150

Ford Motor Co. will be the only manufacturer with an available compressed natural gas- and liquefied petroleum gas-capable 1/2-ton pickup truck. Upfits run approximately $7,500 to $9,500 depending on fuel tank capacity.

UPS Sets New Goal of Driving 1 Billion Miles in Alt-Fuel Vehicles by 2017

UPS's environmental achievements include ground and air fuel savings, increased investments in alternative fuel vehicles, and retooled routes that shaved 12.1 million miles from ground deliveries.

The 2014 Ford Focus Electric MSRP is now $35,200.Photo courtesy of Ford.

MSRP on 2014 Ford Focus Electric Drops $4,000

Consumers can now purchase the Ford Focus Electric 2014 model for $35,200, down from the original price of $39,995 to keep the vehicle competitive in the electric vehicle marketplace.

 

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