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BAF Receives EPA & CARB Approvals for 2013 CNG Lineup

BAF, a Clean Energy company, announced it has received approvals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Orders for its 2013 vehicle lineup.

Testa plans to use the new trucks for deliveries to customers in its downtown Chicago market. (Photo: Testa Produce)

Testa Produce Adds Electric Trucks to Delivery Fleet

Testa Produce has added two new all-electric trucks to its delivery fleet, custom-made with a chassis from Smith Electric Vehicles and an insulated body from Kidron.

Nissan LEAF Adds New 'S' Grade Starting at $28,800 MSRP

The 2013 Nissan LEAF is offered in three models: LEAF S, LEAF SV, and LEAF SL, with the newly-added S grade starting at an MSRP of $28,800.

UC San Diego Receives $220K Grant to Expand EV Infrastructure

The California Energy Commission approved funding of $220,554 to expand the University of California, San Diego's charging network for plug-in electric vehicles.

Connecticut Awards $360K to Municipalities for New Diesel Vehicle Purchases

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced grants of $360,000 to seven Connecticut municipalities that will use the funds to replace older diesel trucks with new vehicles that burn fuel cleaner and more efficiently.

Covanta Energy & Clean Energy Partner to Build Natural Gas Stations

MORRISTOWN, NJ & SEAL BEACH, CA – Each station will provide compressed natural gas (CNG) for a minimum of 30 refuse trucks a day. The first CNG station at a Covanta facility will open at the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark, N.J.

Menards Fleet to Run 140 Ford F-150 Pickups on Propane Autogas

NEW HUDSON, MI – Icom North America announced an installation program for 140 propane autogas Ford F-150 pickup trucks for use by Menards home improvement stores throughout Illinois.

Worldwide EV Sales Forecast to Reach 3.8 Million Annually by 2020

BOULDER, CO – Pike Research has released a new report, “Electric Vehicle Market Forecasts,” which provides forecasts, market sizing, and market share analysis for light-duty hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric cars and trucks.

Landi Renzo USA Achieves EPA Certification for 2013 F-250/F-350 Bi-Fuel CNG System

TORRANCE, CA – The EPA Certificate of Conformity includes the 2013-MY Landi Renzo USA bi-fuel conversion for the Ford F-series medium-duty truck, including the F-250 and F-350 2WD/4WD Super Duty pickup variants in multiple cab configurations.

Surplus Biodiesel and Lab Equipment to be Auctioned Jan. 31 in Ohio

MANSFIELD, OH – Maas Companies of Rochester, Minn., will auction “like-new” surplus biodiesel process and lab equipment Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 through a timed online auction.

Georgia Sheriff’s Fleet Expects $135K Fuel Cost Savings by Running on Propane Autogas

CARROLL, GA – The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office near Atlanta has been saving an estimated $135,000 annually by fueling 36 Ford Crown Victorias on propane autogas. Even more fuel savings is expected in 2013.

2013 Fiat 500e Rated by EPA at 108 Highway MPGe with 87-Mile Range

AUBURN HILLS, MI – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the battery-electric Fiat 500e's highway-cycle performance at 108 MPGe. The EPA also found that the zero-emissions vehicle will travel about 87 miles when fully charged.

Nissan Begins U.S. Assembly of 2013 LEAF and Batteries

FRANKLIN, TN – Nissan is ramping up U.S. assembly of the 2013 LEAF this week at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tenn., where it will be manufactured alongside the company's gasoline-powered products.

City of Syracuse Plans for 10-Percent Reduction in Fuel and Emissions

SYRACUSE, NY – The City of Syracuse, N.Y.'s sustainability plans include adding more efficient vehicle types to its fleet, implementing an anti-idling campaign, and conducting a fleet study to identify other areas for improvement.

Final Assembly Inc. to Buy Four LPG Trucks with $100K Grant

GARDEN GROVE, CA – Final Assembly, Inc. has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) for the purchase of four liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) powered trucks.

Congress Extends Alternative Fuel and Infrastructure Tax Credits

WASHINGTON – Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act on Jan. 1, 2013, which provided one-year extensions for several tax credits, including credits for compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), and propane.

Chicago Replacing Nissan LEAFs with Ford Focus Electrics

CHICAGO – As part of the City of Chicago’s commitment to green vehicles for its own fleet, the City is adding several Ford Focus Electric hatchbacks to its operations.

The total cost of both units, including installation, was $28,400, with Clean Fuels Ohio reimbursing $14,200 of this total back to the City. (Photo: City of Dublin)

City of Dublin Installs EV Charging Stations

DUBLIN, OH – The City of Dublin installed two new Level II electric vehicle charging stations, made possible through a 50-percent matching grant from Clean Fuels Ohio.

Ford Fusion Energi EPA-rated at 108 MPGe City

DEARBORN, MI – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified the new 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid at up to 108 MPGe city driving.

2014 Honda Accord PHEV is 1st to Meet California’s New Strict Standard

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved the first car for sale in California that meets ARB’s most stringent smog-emission standard to date, the SULEV20 standard.

Kansas City Region Prepares for Electrification

KANSAS CITY, MO – The future is now for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in the Kansas City region, according to a comprehensive plan known as "Electrify Heartland."

DGS Employee Rebecca Kirk plugs in a new state electric vehicle at a public state garage in downtown Sacramento. Photo courtesy of California DGS.

California Debuts 10 Nissan LEAFs & 24 EV Charging Stations

SACRAMENTO, CA – In addition to announcing it will replace 10 daily rental fleet vehicles with new Nissan LEAFs, the California Department of General Services (DGS) also debuted 24 electric vehicle charging stations in the Sacramento area.

Wireless EV Charging System Sales Forecasted to Surpass 280K by 2020

BOULDER, CO – Sales of wireless EV charging equipment will grow steadily through the remainder of the decade, reaching annual sales of 283,000 by 2020, according to a new research brief from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice.

Omaha Public Schools to Run More Than 400 Buses on Propane Autogas

OMAHA, NE – The Metropolitan Omaha Education Consortium and Student Transportation, Inc. (STI) have collaborated to deploy more than 400 Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school buses.

AGA Systems Receives EPA Certification for 2013 GM Vehicles

OGDEN, UT – AGA Systems has received full EPA certification for its CNG bi-fuel systems for the complete line of 2013 GM trucks, vans, and SUVs configured with 6.2L, 6.0L, 5.3L, and 4.8L engines.

 

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