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Columbus Takes Delivery of 14 Propane Mowers

COLUMBUS, OH – The City of Columbus received a rebate from the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) in the amount of $14,000 for the purchases, greatly reducing the incremental cost of the alternative-fuel units.

Top Green Fleet Articles and News Items in 2012

TORRANCE, CA – As 2012 comes to an end, take a look back at the articles and news stories that attracted the most views on the Green Fleet website.

Nissan to Ramp up LEAF Production with New U.S. Battery Plant

FRANKLIN, TN – Nissan announced the launch of a lithium-ion automotive battery plant in Smyrna, Tenn., which will be making battery components for the ramp-up of production of the all-electric, zero-emission 2013 Nissan LEAF early next year.

Waste Pro USA Awards Contracts to Mansfield for Two Florida CNG Stations

GAINESVILLE, GA – Mansfield Energy Corp. has been awarded two contracts for the design and construction of two CNG stations for Waste Pro USA.

New Ford Test for Hybrid Batteries Simulates 10-Year Use in 10 Months

DEARBORN, MI – Ford is putting the equivalent of 10 years and 150,000 miles of wear and tear on hybrid vehicle batteries using a new lab test that takes less than one year to complete.

Survey Finds 62% of Fleet Managers Plan to Purchase More Fuel-Efficient Vehicles in 2013

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Fleet professionals have a broad range of plans for dealing with rising fuel costs in 2013, with 62 percent reporting plans to purchase more fuel-efficient or alternative-fuel vehicles.

National Biodiesel Board Joins Diesel Technology Forum

WASHINGTON – The National Biodiesel Board is the newest allied member of the Diesel Technology Forum, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the most modern clean diesel technologies in the United States.

Venchurs Announces EPA-Certified Conversions for 2013 Ford Trucks

ADRIAN, MI – Venchurs Vehicle Systems announced the availability of its EPA-certified CNG conversions for the 2013 Ford Super Duty truck line.

Green Fleet Takes a Tour of Greenkraft Inc

SANTA ANA, CA – Green Fleet recently had a chance to tour the Greenkraft Inc. facility in Santa Ana, Calif., and learn more about the company’s operations.

Westport to Add CNG Ford F-450 and F-550 in 2013

VANCOUVER, BC – Westport Innovations Inc. announced it will expand its product offerings with the introduction of natural gas-powered versions of the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks in mid-2013.

A123 Systems Approved to Sell Assets to Wanxiang and Navitas Systems

WALTHAM, MA – A123 Systems received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware to sell substantially all of A123's assets to Wanxiang America Corporation, and to sell its government business to Navitas Systems.

DOE Awards $764K in Grants to Lake Michigan Consortium

WASHINGTON – The Lake Michigan Consortium received a grant award of $764,266 from the U.S. Department of Energy to expand the use of alternative-fueled vehicles in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

Protean’s In-Wheel Electric Drive Named One of ’10 Most Promising Technologies’

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Protean Electric’s advanced in-wheel electric drive has been named one of the 10 Most Promising Technologies for 2013 by Car and Driver magazine.

Clean Energy Announces Completion of First Stage of LNG Fuel Stations

SEAL BEACH, CA − By the end of 2012, Clean Energy will have completed 70 new LNG truck fuel stations along highways that link major U.S. metropolitan areas.

New York Grants HOV Lane Access to Ford C-Max Energi Drivers

NEW YORK – Clean Pass, a New York state-run program promoting reduced greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption, recently ruled Ford C-MAX Energi owners could drive the entire 40-mile stretch of the Long Island Expressway in the carpool lane.

CleanFUEL USA Opening 37 Propane-Autogas Stations in Illinois

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS – CleanFUEL USA announced the installation of 37 publicly accessible propane-autogas fueling stations at Menards home improvement stores throughout Illinois.

DOE and EPA Release 2013 Fuel Economy Guide

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) have officially released their 2013 Fuel Economy Guide, which provides EPA fuel economy rating information for new vehicles.

Chevrolet Spark EV

Electric Vehicles Debut at 2012 LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES – Electric vehicles in particular were highlights of the show, with the Chevrolet Spark EV and the Fiat 500e making their debuts Nov. 28 during the show’s press days.

Baker Hughes Lowering Diesel Up to 65 Percent with Bi-Fuel Pumps

HOUSTON – Baker Hughes has converted a fleet of its Rhino hydraulic fracturing units to bi-fuel pumps as a way to improve operational efficiency, lower costs, and reduce health, safety, and environmental impacts. The new pumps use a mixture of natural gas and diesel.

City of El Paso to Install Three CNG Stations

EL PASO, TEXAS – The City of El Paso, Texas, has awarded Mansfield Energy Corp. a contract for the design, construction, and operations of three compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations to service city-owned and leased vehicles.

Altech-Eco Receives Final EPA Certifications for 2013 F-250/F-350 CNG Conversion Systems

ASHEVILLE, NC – Altech-Eco Corporation has obtained Certificates of Conformity for its CNG bi-fuel and dedicated conversion systems for 2013 Ford 6.2L V-8 F-250/F-350 pickups with Ford-supplied CNG gaseous prepped engine.

FedEx Express and Coca-Cola Plan for More Electric Vehicles

KANSAS CITY, MO – FedEx Express has initiated the deployment of 100 electric vehicles (EVs) in the U.S., and Coca-Cola also plans to deploy additional EVs in 2013.

Smith Electric Vehicles to Open Manufacturing Facility in Chicago

CHICAGO – Smith will open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago, marking its third location in the U.S. According to the company, the decision was partly influenced by the Mayor’s recently announced incentive program to replace diesel with electric.

Northern Indiana Grant Opportunity for Clean Diesel Project

CROWN POINT, IN - South Shore Clean Cities is currently seeking project proposals to be included in a collaborative grant application for the Diesel Emission Reduction Grant Program. Proposals due Friday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. CST.

Chicago Mayor Incentivizing Fleets to Replace Diesel with Electric

CHICAGO - Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the City will launch an incentive program for electric trucks in spring 2013, designed to encourage private and public fleets in the Chicago area to convert their diesel trucks to electric operations.

 

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