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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.

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.



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