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NREL and DOE Launch New Online Alternative Fuel Tools for Fleet Managers

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched a new online tool, and redesigned the DOE’s Alternative Fuels Data Center Web site, to allow fleet managers to determine the best alternative-fuel vehicle strategies.

Ford EV+ Feature Maximizes Electric-Only Driving

DEARBORN, MI – EV+, a standard feature on Ford plug-in hybrids, combines the built-in GPS of Ford SYNC with proprietary software algorithms to learn frequent destinations.

Chevrolet & GMC Bi-Fuel Pickup Production Begins

DETROIT – Production of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup trucks is underway in Fort Wayne, Ind. Customers began placing orders in April.

SuperShuttle Deploys 75th Propane Autogas Shuttle

PHOENIX – SuperShuttle expects to emit 13 million fewer pounds of carbon dioxide over the next five years using these 75 vehicles.

GE and Clean Energy Fuels Partner to Expand ‘America’s Natural Gas Highway’

HOUSTON - Clean Energy is purchasing two of GE’s ecomagination-qualified MicroLNG plants from GE Oil & Gas. The LNG fuel generated by these plants will be sold at Pilot-Flying J truck stops at various stations along transportation corridors in the U.S.

One of two Nissan Leaf electric vehicles that Oklahoma City is operating as part of a pilot program.

Oklahoma City Adds Nissan Leaf EVs to Fleet for Pilot Program

OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City stated that driving a Nissan Leaf 100 miles costs approximately $2.30. The City also expects to save on maintenance costs.

Chevrolet to Debut Spark EV Plug-in Electric at LA Auto Show

DETROIT - GM said this new model is one of 13 new or redesigned vehicles it plans to launch in 2013.

City of Fort Collins Powers Fleet with Natural Gas and Biodiesel

FORT COLLINS, CO – Thirty percent of the city’s nearly 2,000-vehicle fleet is powered by alternative fuels, with all 37 public transit buses powered by either compressed natural gas or biodiesel.

Plugless Power Wireless EV Charging Systems Available to LEAF and Volt Users in April

WYTHEVILLE, VA – Evatran has signed an agreement with SPX Service Solutions to distribute and install Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging systems. The systems require station installation in customers' homes and the installation of an adapter onto the undercarriage of the EV.

DOE Welcomes Newest Clean Cities Coalition in North Carolina

ASHEVILLE, NC – A celebration was held Oct. 29 to officially designate the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition in Asheville, N.C., as the 86th Clean Cities Coalition in the nation.

EPA Waives Clean Diesel Requirements in Several States Due to Hurricane Sandy

WASHINGTON – The federal waivers will help ensure an adequate supply of fuel for emergency response in the impacted areas of New Jersey, New York City, and Pennsylvania, according to the EPA.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s fleet is experiencing 40-50 percent fuel savings, as well as reduced maintenance costs.

Sheriff's Fleet of Propane Cruisers Cuts Fuel & Emissions in Half

STATESVILLE, NC – The Iredell County Sheriff’s fleet in North Carolina is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 52 percent and will ultimately displace 296,400 gallons of gasoline with propane-autogas cruisers.

Second Edition of ‘Road to Natural Gas’ Lists More Fleets Switching to CNG & LNG

SEAL BEACH, CA – More truck companies, refuse haulers, fleet operators, airports, municipalities, and other organizations are making the switch to natural gas with transportation fuel, station construction, and services provided by Clean Energy.

The bi-fuel pickup truck uses natural gas as its primary fuel and will automatically switch to gasoline when the CNG tanks are empty.

Chrysler Begins Production of Ram 2500 CNG Pickup Truck

SALTILLO, MEXICO – The first Ram 2500 compressed natural gas (CNG) pickup trucks came off the assembly line at the company’s Saltillo, Mexico, assembly plant.

Hybrids Show Improvement in Order-to-Delivery Times in 2012

TORRANCE, CA –The 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2012 Toyota Prius were among the vehicles showing the most improved order-to-delivery times compared to last year, according to the results of Automotive Fleet’s 13th annual order-to-delivery (OTD) study.

Alliance AutoGas Adds First Michigan-based Partner to Alt-Fuel Network

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Crystal Flash is the first Alliance partner based in Michigan. The company has been delivering gasoline, diesel, and propane to businesses, farms, municipalities, and homes since 1932.

Diesel-to-CNG Package Approved for Diesel International DT 466 Series Engine

ALEXANDRIA, VA & NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The availability of the DT 466 series engine is an important landmark due to its popularity in the school/transit bus and delivery truck market, according to the companies.

2012 Clean Fleet Technologies Conference Set for Nov. 15

HOUSTON – Presenters will include Kenneth Hoglund, director of fleet management for the City of Houston, and Mark Swackhamer, senior manager of fleet operations at Houston Independent School District.

Ford and Toyota Predicted to Lead U.S. Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales Through 2020

BOULDER, CO – The two automakers will lead the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) market in terms of total vehicles sold in the U.S. from 2012 to 2020, according to a Pike Research study.

Charging Stations for EVs to be $1.2 Billion Market by 2020

BOSTON - The charging station market will grow in unit sales from around 120,000 in 2012 to 1.3 million units in 2020, rising from $140 million in 2012 to $1.15 billion in 2020, according to Lux Research.

List of LNG Production Facilities Available Online

WASHINGTON – NGVAmerica and Zeus Intelligence have announced a new information service for anyone interested in access to trailer loads of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Let Your Voice be Heard About Your Fleet Management Career

TORRANCE, CA – Automotive Fleet magazine wants to hear about your career as a fleet manager!

Venchurs will be stopping at dealerships and CNG stations across the country, showing off its Ford conversions and the custom-built Jeep.

Venchurs CNG F-350 to Tow Upfitted Jeep from Detroit to Las Vegas

ADRIAN, MI – The road trip will cover nearly 2,000 miles over the course of four days and is designed to address two of the biggest concerns surrounding CNG-powered vehicles — infrastructure and loss of power.

Downeast Transportation’s Shuttle Buses Powered by Propane

BAR HARBOR, ME – Downeast Transportation’s Island Explorer fleet of propane autogas-powered shuttle buses were recently showcased on the MotorWeek program as a Clean Cities Success Story.

Richard Battersby (center), East Bay Clean Cities Coalition executive director and director of fleet services at the University of California at Davis, was inducted into the Clean Cities Hall of Fa

UC Davis Fleet Manager Inducted into Clean Cities Hall of Fame

ESTES PARK, CO – The U.S. Department of Energy honored Richard Battersby, East Bay Clean Cities Coalition executive director and director of fleet services at the University of California at Davis, for his dedication and outstanding accomplishments in reducing the Bay Area’s dependence on petroleum in transportation.


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