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Bi-Fuel CNG System Introduced for Isuzu and GM Delivery Vehicles

Houston-based Nat G CNG Solutions announced that it is introducing its new DuraDrive bi-fuel CNG System from AGA Systems into Texas and Louisiana

GMC and Chevrolet Announce 2014 Crew Cab Bi-Fuel Pickup

The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup trucks will be available in the crew cab configuration to fleet and retail customers.

More than 48,000 Public EV Charging Stations Deployed Worldwide

According to a new tracker report from Navigant Research, there are currently 48,705 public charging stations around the world, spread among those operated by manufacturers, utilities, and third-party service providers.

GM Invests $332 Million for New Fuel-Efficient Powertrains

The investments will support production of a new Ecotec small gas engine, a new V-6 engine, 8-speed transmission, and tooling for an existing 6-speed transmission.

C-MAX and Fusion Drive Ford’s Hybrid Sales in Q1 2013

Ford hybrid sales totaled 21,080 vehicles in the first quarter of 2013, marking the first time the automaker has sold more than 20,000 hybrids in a quarter.

Energy Information Administration Releases Annual Alt-Fuel Vehicle Report

Highlights include data from 2011, including a 13-percent increase in overall consumption of alternative transportation fuels, a 52-percent jump in E-85 consumption, and a boost in biodiesel use.

County Fleet in Texas Projects $73,000 Savings with Propane Autogas

Williamson County began converting vehicles to propane autogas in 2009, and now operates 36 clean vehicles across nine departments, including EMS, Williamson County Constables, and the Parks Department.

National Parks Initiative Expands Clean Vehicle Use in 5 Parks

Five new National Parks Initiative projects mostly focus on shifting park vehicles to run on alternative fuels, such as propane, biodiesel, and electricity. These projects build on the success of other programs in 2011 and 2012.

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Trucks Added to Avon Rent a Car Truck and Van Fleet

The new 2013 HINO diesel-electric hybrid trucks provide 30-35-percent better fuel economy compared with standard diesel models, which could save up to 500 gallons less diesel fuel annually.

Mercedes-Benz Debuts 2014 B-Class Electric Drive

The all-new 2014 model year Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive makes its world debut at the New York International Auto Show. The Electric Drive provides a high-torque electric motor for completely emissions-free driving with an estimated range of 115 miles.

New Wisconsin Propane Autogas Vehicle Conversion Centers Join Alliance AutoGas

Dave Jones, Inc. and the Fillback Family of Dealerships will work with Alliance fueling provider Charter Fuels to help more Wisconsin fleets switch to the alternative fuel.

Venchurs CNG Offering Discounted Prices on Ford CNG Conversions

Venchurs CNG is offering discounted prices on its CNG conversions for Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks now through April 19, 2013.

City of Temple, Texas, Transitioning Fleet to Propane Autogas

The City of Temple, Texas, is converting 11 vehicles to operate on propane autogas. The City estimates each vehicle will emit 1,295 lbs. less of CO2 emissions compared to gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles, and displace 1,600 gallons of conventional fuels.

EPA Proposes New Tier 3 Emissions Standards That Would Start in 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new Tier 3 tailpipe and fuel standards that are designed to reduce emissions and the sulfur content in gasoline.

New CNG Fueling Station Opened in Trussville, Ala.

The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition provided support for the CNG project through grants from the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

Lehigh Gas & Clean Energy Partner to Develop CNG Fuel Stations

The CNG stations will be accessible to the public for CNG refueling and conveniently located for commercial CNG fleets, including shuttles, taxis, small- to mid-size trucks, and other natural gas vehicles.

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.

Peterbilt Extends Natural Gas Engine Lineup

Peterbilt Motors Company announced the availability of the new 2013 Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine. The ISX12 G will not require a diesel particulate filter or a selective catalytic reduction system.

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Subaru to Introduce Hybrid at New York Auto Show

Subaru plans to introduce its first-ever production hybrid vehicle for the U.S. market at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.

California Extends Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

California's Clean Vehicle Rebate Project has been extended with a $10.5 million infusion. Under the rebate program, eligible candidates can get up to a $2,500 state rebate for purchasing plug-in hybrid electric and zero-emission vehicles.

Clean Cities Releases 2013 Vehicle Buyer’s Guide

Clean Cities has released its 2013 Vehicle Buyer’s Guide, providing a comprehensive list of this year’s light-duty hybrid-electric vehicles and vehicles that run on propane, compressed natural gas (CNG), electricity, E-85, and biodiesel.

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.

Chart Industries Increases Tank Capacity of LNG Truck Fuel System

For the 2013 model year, Chart's LNG truck fuel system has been integrated into a self-contained unit for simplified and expedited installation, and the maximum single tank capacity has been increased to greater than 100 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) enabling extended driving range.

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Verizon Rolls Out 25 ‘MAGIC’ Buses to Green New York City Streets

To help reduce traffic congestion and carbon dioxide emissions in New York City, Verizon has rolled out a fleet of 25 buses that will pick up company technicians at central locations throughout the city and then transport them to local job sites.

Westport and Clean Energy Announce Co-Marketing Program

The companies will bundle the Westport LNG Tank System — optimized for use with the Cummins Westport ISL G or the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G engines — and a long-term fuel contract with Clean Energy into a package for qualified customers.

 

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