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E15 Ethanol Blend to Become Common at the Pump

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected, on June 24, 2013, petitions to reconsider the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia ruling that allows the sale of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15).

Clean Energy Coalition Conducting Alt-Fuel Studies with Michigan Fleets

The Michigan Fuel Forward program is intended to accelerate the use and availability of alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) and infrastructure across Michigan.

Inventev's upfitted transmission with propulsion system.Photo courtesy of Inventev

Plug-In Hybrid Truck to Act as Mobile Electric Generator

Inventev, a Detroit-based company, is a contestant at the National Cleantech Open Semifinals for combining power generation with plug-in hybrid electric mobility in preparation for disaster response and powering job sites.

Green Fleet Conference Session Tracks Provide Specialized Fleet Content

Find the right sessions for your fleet type at the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo with three main conference tracks: commercial, heavy-duty, and government fleets.

Ford Motor Co. is the only manufacturer to offer a CNG/LNG-capable half-ton pickup truck.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford to Offer CNG-Prepped F-150

Ford Motor Co. will be the only manufacturer with an available compressed natural gas- and liquefied petroleum gas-capable 1/2-ton pickup truck. Upfits run approximately $7,500 to $9,500 depending on fuel tank capacity.

UPS Sets New Goal of Driving 1 Billion Miles in Alt-Fuel Vehicles by 2017

UPS's environmental achievements include ground and air fuel savings, increased investments in alternative fuel vehicles, and retooled routes that shaved 12.1 million miles from ground deliveries.

The 2014 Ford Focus Electric MSRP is now $35,200.Photo courtesy of Ford.

MSRP on 2014 Ford Focus Electric Drops $4,000

Consumers can now purchase the Ford Focus Electric 2014 model for $35,200, down from the original price of $39,995 to keep the vehicle competitive in the electric vehicle marketplace.

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Evatran Completes More Than 1,500 Hours of Wireless EV Charging Trials

The City of Sacramento, SAP, Hertz, DTE Energy, and the City of Raleigh are using plugless, wireless charging technology on their own LEAF and Volt electric vehicles.

Alternative-Fuel Program Starts in Nine Colorado Counties

The U.S. Department of Energy granted $225,000 to an alternative-fuel education program designed to analyze the best alt-fuel vehicle for different businesses and local governments in Colorado.

All-New 2014 Jeep Cherokee Uses Soy Body Sealer

The acoustic foam formula contributes to weight-reduction, blocks unwanted cabin noise, lowers viscosity, and enables greater assembly-line efficiency.

eNow Growing Workforce with $1 million RBS Citizens Loan

The clean-energy transportation company announces a national marketing partnership with Royal Bank of Scotland Citizens Financial Group.

NGVAmerica Applauds Sen. Inhofe for Bill to Encourage NGV Production

NGVAmerica commended U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) for introducing S. 1355, a bill that will increase the production of natural gas vehicles (NGV) by improving parity among alternative fuel vehicles without taxpayer subsidies.

Green Fleet Conference Attendee & Expo Counts Up Over Last Year

Registration for attendees is up 70 percent over last year and vendors, from OEMs and fleet management companies to alternative-fuel conversion and fueling companies, are up 64 percent.

Toyota and Ford Part Ways on Project to Develop Light Truck and SUV Hybrid System

Toyota and Ford have agreed to pursue separate development programs for a previously announced collaboration on a hybrid system for light-duty trucks and SUVs.

Study Finds TCO Similar for Electric and Diesel Delivery Trucks

A research team from Georgia Tech compared medium-duty electric and diesel, urban delivery trucks, and found that the median total cost of ownership of electric trucks is 22-percent less than that of diesel trucks on the New York City delivery cycle.

Ford Improving On-Road Hybrid Fuel Economy

Ford is enhancing the on-road fuel economy performance of its 2013 model year hybrid vehicles, hiring new engineers, and expanding its research facilities.

GreenTech Automotive Completes Site Preparation for Electric-Vehicle Production Plant

With $6.6 million site preparation complete, construction begins on GTA’s primary manufacturing facility. The facility will provide an annual production capacity of 30,000 cars, according to Charles Wang, chairman and CEO of GTA.

Apache to Provide Free CNG Conversions to Non-Profits and Municipalities

Apache Corporation will provide one CNG conversion each for six nonprofit groups and two municipalities.

Rise in Alternative Fuels Prompts Launch of Training Network

Alternative-fuel experts form the Alternative Fuel Training Network in response to the rise in alt-fuel vehicles.

Colorado Clean Cities Hosts Alternative Fuel Vehicle Driving Experience

To help its members communicate their real-world fueling and driving experiences to the fleet industry, Colorado Clean Cities asked select attendees of its annual meeting in July to drive an alternative-fuel vehicle to the event and report on their experiences. CCC called this event the Alternative Fuel Driving Experience, and five individuals recorded details of their journeys.

Chrysler Group Partners with NextEnergy to Evaluate Revenue Potential of V2G Technology

Chrysler Group partnership with NextEnergy explores vehicle-to-grid efficiencies using four all-electric minivans. Preliminary results show particular promise for ISOs that utilize solar and wind energy.

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Good Earth Energy Conservation, Inc., Completes Merger with Numbeer, Inc.

Good Earth Energy Conservation, Inc. merged with Numbeer, Inc. and now operates as a fully reporting public company.

CleanFUEL USA Awarded EPA and CARB Certification on Freightliner Custom Chassis

CleanFUEL USA has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification for the S2G chassis from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC).

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Richard Battersby Delivering Closing Keynote at Green Fleet Conference

Battersby, will discuss the "Latest Opportunities for DOE and EPA Grants and Funding."

During Blue Bird's 1,000-mile Propane Road Tour, participants stop in Nashville, Tenn. Individuals in the photo include: John Roselli, Blue Bird Corporation, Carol Armstrong, Blue Bird Corporation,

Propane Road Tour to Deliver 434 School Buses to Omaha Public Schools

Blue Bird Vision buses, powered by propane autogas, were driven from Georgia to Nebraska to explore the operational savings, environmental benefits, and ease of operation that the propane-powered school buses offer.

 

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