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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.

New York City Mayor Wants to Add 50 EVs to Fleet

In his final State of the City address, New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg highlighted a plan to increase the number of electric vehicles operating in the City’s fleet.

UG Transit Predicts 74% Fuel Savings with Propane Conversions

By the end of April, the Unified Government (UG) of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., will have converted 13 buses and two pickup trucks to propane fuel. The transit fleet expects these converted vehicles to cut annual fuel costs by at least $100,000.

Medical Transit Fleet Adds 5 Propane Autogas Vans to Operations

Medical transit service Willamette Valley Transport (WVT), which travels between 25,000-30,000 miles each year, expects to save around $18,000 annually on fuel costs and significantly reduce emissions with its five new propane autogas vans.

Construction of Natural Gas Stations Increases 87% in 2012

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. released the third edition of "The Road to Natural Gas," an update of its growing portfolio of customers making the switch to natural gas as a transportation fuel or expansion of their current fleets.

The County began switching vehicles to propane autogas in August 2011 and completed the conversions in February 2012.

North Carolina Sheriff to Save More Than $13K Annually with Propane Fleet

The Buncombe County, N.C., Sheriff’s Office recently converted 10 Ford Crown Victoria models to propane autogas. The fleet expects to displace 20 tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year and save more than $13,000 annually on fuel cost savings.

ROUSH Adds Three Ford Stripped Chassis Powered by Propane Autogas

ROUSH CleanTech has expanded its alternative-fuel technology product offerings with new propane-autogas fuel systems for Ford F-59, F-53, and E-450 stripped chassis.

2013 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Focus Electric Earns Top Vehicle Safety Rating From NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the 2013 Ford Focus Electric a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing.

2013 Fusion Energi

Ford Fusion Energi Approved for Solo Carpool Lane Access

In California, Fusion Energi is the ninth Ford vehicle to qualify for carpool lane access through CARB since 1993, with Focus Electric and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid being the most recent.

Colorado Senate Passes Bill Requiring Alt-Fuel Fleet Vehicle Purchases for State Entities

Colorado’s Senate passed a bill that would require State agencies to purchase alternative-fuel fleet vehicles. Senate Bill 13-070 requires State entities to purchase vehicles that operate on compressed natural gas (CNG), or other alternative fuels, as long as the increased cost of the vehicle is not more than 10% of the cost of a comparable dedicated petroleum vehicle.

Alliance AutoGas Expands Propane Autogas Network in Louisiana and Tennessee

Lampton-Love has joined Alliance AutoGas, expanding the network’s presence in the Southeast U.S. Lampton-Love will provide fleets in Louisiana and Tennessee with the Alliance AutoGas complete program for switching vehicles to propane autogas.

Annual Worldwide Sales of Propane Autogas Vehicles to Exceed 1.4 Million by 2020

According to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, the number of propane autogas vehicles sold worldwide each year will grow at a "slow and steady pace," surpassing 1.4 million by 2020.

Photo of the 2013 Honda Fit EV on display at the 2012 LA Auto Show. (Photo: Grace Suizo)

Honda Expands Fit EV Leasing to Select East Coast Markets

The Fit EV will be available for lease at Honda dealerships in selected markets in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey for a period of three years at $389 per month.

Fashion Glass & Mirror Plans to Convert 40 Vehicles to Propane Autogas

CleanFUEL USA is partnering with Texas-based Fashion Glass & Mirror to help the glass company transition its fleet to propane autogas. Fashion Glass will also install a new publicly accessible propane autogas station.

3M's new CNG tank installed on a truck

3M Announces Certification for CNG Tank

3M announced it has successfully completed the NGV2-2007 certification process for its first compressed natural gas (CNG) tank, a 21.5 x 60-inch tank designed for light- and medium-duty pickup trucks and corporate fleet vehicles.

Green Automotive Company to Acquire UK-Based EV Retailer Going Green Limited

Going Green Limited, operating under the brand name “GoinGreen,” has sold more than 1,400 of the G-Wiz electric vehicles, generating annual revenues in excess of $1 million.

The compact sedan comes equipped with a 2.0L turbodiesel engine, which produces an estimated 148 hp and 258 lb. ft. of torque. According to GM, the engine is rated for biodiesel and can use B-20.</

Clean Diesel Version of 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Debuts in Chicago

GM said it expects its 2014-MY Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel to get 42 mpg highway. According to the automaker, the engine is also rated for biodiesel and can use B-20.

How Does Your Salary Compare with Other Fleet Managers?

Automotive Fleet, Green Fleet's sister publication, is conducting a survey of fleet managers to find out the average salary for the fleet manager position. The deadline to participate is Thursday, Feb. 28.

2013-MY Ram 1500 pictured above. The new EcoDiesel engine will be available on the 2014-MY Ram 1500, according to the automaker.

New EcoDiesel Engine Planned for 2014-MY Ram 1500 Pickup Truck

The engine will be a new 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel and Ram Truck plans to match this engine with an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission.

Richard Battersby, East Bay Clean Cities director, presented the Clean Air Champion award to Nina Kisch, manager of transportation services for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

PG&E Named ‘Clean Air Champion’ for e-WIMS Bucket Trucks

Developed by PG&E in partnership with Altec Industries, the e-WIMS advanced technology uses a separate battery system to quietly and efficiently power equipment on the truck while on the job site, eliminating the need for the engine to be idling.

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.



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