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Hino Trucks Honored for Promoting B-20 Use in Hybrid-Electric Truck

Hino Trucks was honored by the National Biodiesel Board for becoming the first manufacturer to support the use of B-20 biodiesel blends in a hybrid-electric truck, as well as in its complete product line of class 6 and 7 conventional trucks.

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.

Linde Deploys 20 More LNG Trucks in U.S. Fleet

The LNG-fueled tractors are lighter in weight, allowing the company to increase payloads, improve service, and better manage fuel costs. In addition, the LNG tractors run more smoothly and quietly, according to the company.

Freightliner Trucks Showcases First CNG Concrete Mixer

Built on Freightliner’s severe duty platform and designed for a variety of applications, the 114SD CNG concrete mixer is available in a wide range of vocational rear suspensions and frame options up to 5 million RBM.

ARI Appoints New Manager of Sustainable Strategies

As the manager of sustainable strategies, Brian Matuszewski will be responsible for all aspects of ARI’s internal and external sustainability programs and initiatives.

The Bosch Rexroth hydrostatic regenerative braking (HRB) system installed in each truck operates in parallel with the vehicle’s engine. If there is a problem with the hydraulic system, the tr

Detroit’s New Hybrid Refuse Trucks Now on the Road

The City of Detroit took delivery of eight new hybrid refuse trucks with funding assistance from the Clean Energy Coalition (CEC). CEC provided funding to cover the incremental cost of the hybrid system.

CNG Station in the Works for City of Lafayette

The City of Lafayette, La., is building a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station inside the Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG’s) public works department complex. It will be used to fuel City-owned fleet vehicles and provide fueling to area businesses and individuals.

The new CNG station has a production capacity of 653 gasoline gallon equivalents within eight hours and comes with two storage spheres. The City contracted with Mansfield Equipment Corp. to set up

Beverly Hills' New CNG Station to Help Fuel New Refuse Trucks

The City of Beverly Hills, Calif., recently opened its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The new station will fuel the City’s growing fleet of CNG vehicles, which now includes four new refuse trucks.

Texas Schools Saving Even More with Alt-Fuel Tax Credit Extension

Texas school district fleets operating clean propane autogas buses are benefiting from the “fiscal cliff” bill, which includes the extension of expired alternative-fuel tax credits. Schools already cutting costs with propane autogas will now save even more money by recouping 50-cents-per-gallon through 2013 and retroactively to 2012.

Florida Beer Distributor Replaces Fleet with CNG Tractors

J.J. Taylor Companies has ordered 43 Freightliner Business Class M2 112 CNG tractors and plans to replace its entire 95-unit Tampa-based fleet within the next 36 months.The company is also planning a private CNG fueling station, with plans for a second one underway.

Louisiana State Agencies Required to Purchase Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law ACT 833, which requires state agencies to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles. Requirements may be waived for circumstances where vehicles are operating more than 25 miles from an appropriate type of refueling facility.

Clean Diesel Technology Showcased at National Biodiesel Conference and Expo

The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) is participating in the Annual National Biodiesel Conference and Expo in Las Vegas this week, where the advancements and environmental benefits of clean diesel technology and the latest innovations in biodiesel fuel will be on display.

OEMs and Top Fleet Organizations Sign on to Promote Workplace EV Charging

Chrysler, Ford, GM, and Verizon are just a few of the 13 U.S. employers and eight stakeholder groups have that joined the Workplace Charging Challenge to help expand access to workplace charging stations across the country.

Schindler Elevator Corp. Replacing 500 Sedans with Toyota Prius Two

The Toyota Prius Two, a base model version of the standard Prius sedan, is expected to reduce greenhouse gases by 42 percent over the company’s current sedan fleet.

UPS to Roll Out Electric Fleet in California

The UPS electric trucks are manufactured by Electric Vehicles International (EVI) and feature a range of up to 75 miles. The vehicles will be primarily used to deliver packages to customers in Sacramento, San Bernardino, Ceres, Fresno, and Bakersfield.

NGVAmerica Praises Sen. Murkowski for National Energy Vision

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) unveiled, “Energy 20/20 - A vision for America’s Energy Future”, which, NGVAmerica believes, provides excellent guidance to Congress on accelerating America away from imported petroleum in transportation.

EPA Proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards

For 2013, the program is proposing to implement the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007's requirement to blend more than 1.35 billion gallons of renewable fuels over the amount mandated for 2012.

Icom North America Earns 15 New EPA Certifications

Icom North America has received 15 new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications covering more than 100 different 2012-2013 model-year GM and Ford vehicle platforms for its patented JTG II Propane Liquid Injection bi-fuel and dedicated systems.

Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters Expects $10,000 Fuel Savings with Propane Vans

Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, a Midwest coffee company, is switching two Ford E-250 vans to propane autogas, which will help to displace approximately 6,667 gallons of gasoline annually, while saving more than $5,000 in fuel costs for each vehicle.

Leonardo Academy Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Implement Clean Diesel Projects

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Leonardo Academy a $1,600,000 Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grant, which will impact an estimated 50 diesel engines in EPA Region 5, throughout the Upper Midwest.

Daimler, Ford, and Nissan Team Up on Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology

The three automakers have signed an agreement to jointly develop a common fuel cell electric vehicle system to launch the world’s first affordable, mass-market fuel cell electric vehicle as early as 2017.

Pennsylvania American Water Rolls Out New CNG Fleet

Pennsylvania American Water displayed four new CNG-powered Ford F-250 trucks at its kickoff event, which will be piloted in Punxsutawney and Coatesville. It will also construct a company-owned fueling station in Scranton supporting up to 36 CNG vehicles in 2014.

Pennsylvania DEP Extends Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the program will be extended once it reaches its milestone of awarding 500 $3,500 rebates for large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery-electric vehicles.

Fuji Electric Releases Newly Designed EV Charging Station

Fuji Electric Corporation of America is introducing a new generation of UL-Certified 25kW DC Quick Charging Stations for electric vehicles, offering a slimmer, sleeker version to suit a wider variety of applications and site locations

Grant Allows Santa Ana to Purchase Propane Vehicles & Emission-Reduction Devices

The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) awarded a total of $265,000 in Clean Transportation Funding to the City of Santa Ana, Calif.; $55,000 was allotted for the installation of emission control devices, while the remaining $210,000 is reserved for the purchase of seven propane autogas-powered trucks.

 
 

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