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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.

Landi Renzo USA Delivers Chrysler 300 5.7L Hemi V-8 CNG Bi-Fuel

The Chrysler 300 will be used for promotion around the country to educate and promote the use of alternative fuels as an option to reducing environmental footprint while saving on fuel consumption.

Hydrogen-powered forklift at the BMW Plant in Spartanburg, S.C. (Photo: BMW Manufacturing)

BMW Manufacturing Expands Use of Hydrogen Fuel Cells

BMW Manufacturing announced March 13 the successful expansion of its hydrogen fuel-cell material handling equipment across its 4 million sq.-ft. production facility.

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Obama Proposes Energy Security Trust, Which Sets Aside $2 Billion to Fund Alt-Fuel Transportation Research

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a speech at Argonne National Laboratory on Friday, March 15, where he described his proposal for a new U.S. Energy Security Trust.

National Clean Fleets Partnership Welcomes New Corporate Partners

AMP Americas, Kwik Trip, and Waste Management are joining 18 other major national companies that are improving the fuel economy of their commercial fleets as part of the National Clean Fleets Partnership.

ChargePoint to Install More Than 80 New EV Charging Stations in New York

ChargePoint, Inc. announced the first of more than 80 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations it will install around New York, through a $1 million incentive from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

AeroVironment Integrates Cost-Cutting Technology into EV Charging Systems to Improve Electrical Grid Stability

AeroVironment, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), announced a commercial license agreement for a technology that supports widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) by helping to stabilize the electrical grid.

Utilimaster Teams Up with LandiRenzo and BAF for CNG Vehicle Conversions

Utilimaster Corporation announced an alliance with LandiRenzo to offer compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions on Isuzu NPR-HD Gas vehicles, as well as the formation of a preferred installer agreement with BAF Technologies.

ROUSH CleanTech & Green Alternative Systems Unveil New Propane Autogas Ford F-550

GAS, a certified Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) installer, designs mounting hardware, handles packaging strategy, and integrates ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system technology into the F-550 chassis cab.

Ryder Signs First Natural Gas Lease Deal in Louisiana with Anheuser-Busch Distributor

Ryder System announced that Eagle Distributing of Shreveport, Inc., has signed a full-service lease agreement for 23 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors. Eagle is an Anheuser-Busch distributor in northwestern Louisiana and Ryder’s first natural gas lease customer in Louisiana.

The Ram CNG pickups delivered on March 6 were purchased by the State of Oklahoma through John Vance Motors, a Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Truck dealership in Guthrie, Okla. (Photo: Chrysler)

First of 242 Ram CNG Trucks Delivered to State of Oklahoma

Chrysler Group LLC has begun the delivery of 242 new 2013 Ram 2500 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) pickup trucks to the State of Oklahoma. ODOT will use the Ram CNG bi-fuel pickups primarily as service trucks on the state’s roads and highways.

DISH Network to Roll Out 200 Propane Autogas Vans This Year

Pay-TV provider DISH Network Corp. announced at the NTEA's 2013 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis that it will roll out 200 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas-fueled Ford E-250 cargo vans in its fleet in 2013 .

XL Hybrids' technology will initially be available for the 2013-model year 4.6L Ford E-150 and E-250 cargo van and passenger wagon models.

XL Hybrids Launches Hybrid-Electric Powertrain for Ford E-Series Vans

XL Hybrids' technology will initially be available for the 2013-model year Ford E-150 and E-250 cargo van and passenger wagon models. The company has also signed an installation partnership and distribution agreement with Leggett & Platt.

Coca-Cola, Dell, and Facebook Join the Latest Batch of Companies Promoting EV Charging

These companies are just three of the 16 new partner employers that have joined the Workplace Charging Challenge, which aims to expand the availability of workplace charging for American workers.

Venchurs CNG Uses New 3M Tank for CNG Conversions

Venchurs CNG announced its new collaboration with 3M, utilizing the company’s newly certified compressed natural gas (CNG) tank. The 21.5 x 60-inch tank, designed for light- and medium-duty trucks, is lighter and offers greater capacity and cost savings.

CNG Tonneau Cover Unveiled in Indianapolis

The DiamondBack HD and SE utility tonneau covers for pickup trucks are now available in a CNG option that works with OEM and aftermarket CNG conversions.The CNG tonneau covers are manufactured from diamond plate aluminum and are available in white, black, and polished aluminum finishes.

FedEx Boosts Fleet Fuel Efficiency by 22% in Less Than 5 Years

In 2008, FedEx Corp. set a commitment to improve the overall fuel efficiency of the FedEx Express global vehicle fleet 20 percent by 2020, as compared with its 2005 performance. Less than five years later, FedEx Express has surpassed this goal.

Motiv Announces Supplier Partners in All-Electric Garbage Truck Contract with City of Chicago

The garbage truck body will be a Loadmaster 20 cubic yard Excel-S series, provided by RNOW Inc under municipal contract with the City of Chicago and the chassis, manufactured by Crane Carrier, will be furnished by Cumberland Service Center.

RFA Updates Mobile E-85 Locator App

The Flex-Fuel Station app is designed to help users pinpoint any station in the U.S. offering E-85. New features include a Flex-Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Identifier, route planner, and search capability.

Ford Continues to Expand CNG/LPG-Ready Offerings for Fleet Customers

In response to increased customer demand for compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) ready vehicles, Ford has expanded its portfolio of product offerings in this alternative-fuel market segment.

The Ecologic label lists what was done to reduce the vehicle's environmental impact. The Malibu Ecologic label outlines responsible manufacturing, efficient technologies and recyclability. (Photo

Ecologic Scorecard Details 2013 Chevrolet Malibu’s Green Credentials

General Motors’ Chevrolet Malibu features an Ecologic window label, which rates the vehicle’s level of environmental friendliness. The automaker said this label isn't limited to its Malibu but is on all 2013 model-year Chevrolet vehicles sold in the U.S.

Bi-Fuel WiNG System for Ford F-450 and F-550 Models Available for Order April 1

Westport Innovations Inc., a provider of natural gas engines, announced that its Westport WiNG Power System, a compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel system, will be available for order on the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty Chassis Cab trucks starting April 1, 2013.

 

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