ADRIAN, MI – Venchurs reported that, as expected, there was no noticeable reduction in towing capabilities while running on CNG. The company said the bi-fuel Ford, which towed a 10,000-plus lb. trailer over 4,000 miles, performed exceptionally well.
WASHINGTON – Version 2012 of the GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator, developed by Argonne, now allows users to examine algae-based biodiesel and compare conventional natural gas to shale gas.
GEORGETOWN, TEXAS – First Student Inc. received a grant of $890,000 toward the purchase of 89 buses placed in service for Portland Public Schools and $450,000 for 45 buses to be used in Seattle.
CHICAGO - The City of Chicago plans to purchase 20 electric refuse trucks from Motiv Power Systems for $13.4 million. Each vehicle is a Class 8 truck with a range of 60 miles.
MIAMI – Since deploying its natural gas truck program in 2011, the vehicles have replaced approximately 923,000 gallons of diesel fuel with natural gas and reduced emissions by more than 2,300 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler released two images of its Fiat 500e all-electric vehicle, which it plans to debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show.
FAIRFIELD, CT - GE plans to buy 2,000 new Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids for its fleet as part of its goal to convert more than half its global fleet to alternative-fuel vehicles.
SPOTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE, VA – The County converted 20 sheriff’s department police cruisers and four school district trucks and expects to save approximately $70,000 in fuel costs annually and displace more than 60 tons of greenhouse gases.
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.
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.
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.
PHOENIX – SuperShuttle expects to emit 13 million fewer pounds of carbon dioxide over the next five years using these 75 vehicles.
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.
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.
DETROIT - GM said this new model is one of 13 new or redesigned vehicles it plans to launch in 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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