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Clean Cities Handbook Provides Tips for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Use

WASHINGTON – The newly published Clean Cities PEV Handbook for Fleet Managers provides information on vehicles, maintenance, safety, emissions, charging equipment, and more.

Standardization Roadmap for U.S. Electric Vehicle Deployment Released

NEW YORK – The American National Standards Institute announced the release of a Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles – Version 1.0, developed by the Institute’s Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP).

BAF Celebrates 20 Years & 20,000th CNG Vehicle Conversion

DALLAS – BAF, a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp, recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary and the completion of its 20,000th compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle conversion.

$20 Million Available for Clean Diesel Projects

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of up to $20 million in FY 2012 grant funding to establish clean diesel projects.

Case Study Finds ‘Going Green’ Cuts Fuel Use and Lowers Costs

SPARKS, MD – A recent PHH Arval case study shows that going green can actually generate cost savings. One fleet with 403 vehicles estimates annual fuel savings of more than $150,000.

New Study Analyzes Total Cost of Ownership for Alt-Fuel Vehicles

BOULDER, CO – While alternative-fuel vehicles carry an upfront cost premium, the total cost of ownership over the lifetime of the vehicle can be lower than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles, according to Pike Research.

ALTe & Club Assist Announce Plug-In Electric Hybrid Powertrain Project

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Club Assist will initiate the joint development project by taking possession of an ALTe-converted Ford F-150 truck for everyday fleet duties at its Chicago location.

ARI Employees Reinforce Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

MT. LAUREL, NJ – ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, will hold an Earth Day celebration for employees on April 19 to bolster its recently launched internal sustainability initiative to reduce waste and energy consumption.

IEEE Launches Transportation Electrification Web Portal

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The IEEE Transportation Electrification Web Portal was created to help accelerate the development and implementation of new technologies and innovations in the electrified transportation industry.

Clean Energy to Help Waste Pro USA Transition to CNG

FORT PIERCE, FL – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has contracted with Waste Pro USA to build, operate, and maintain a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station In Fort Pierce, Fla.

Linde Hydrogen Station Begins Operating in Northern Calif.

MURRAY HILL, NJ – Linde North America’s newest hydrogen fueling station is officially in operation at AC Transit’s Emeryville, Calif., municipal bus operating division, fueling 12 fuel cell buses and up to 20 passenger cars a day.

Veolia Debuts New CNG Refuse Trucks in Indiana

EVANSVILLE, IN – Veolia ES Solid Waste introduced Indiana’s first fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered refuse trucks during a ceremony at the company's new fleet and CNG fueling station in Evansville, Ind.

The 2013 bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado HD includes a compressed natural gas (CNG) capable engine that seamlessly transitions between CNG and gas fuel systems. The bi-fuel Silverado HD will be covered

Pricing for Chevrolet & GMC Bi-Fuel Pickups Announced

DETROIT – Selling for $11,000 above the suggested base-vehicle price, Chevrolet and GMC's extended cab heavy-duty pickup trucks with a bi-fuel option will be available for order starting April 19.

City of Thomasville Transitions to Natural Gas Refuse Fleet

THOMASVILLE, GA – The City plans on converting the entire diesel-only garbage fleet to CNG through attrition and expects an average annual fuel savings of more than $50,000.

City of Charlotte Installs 26 Charging Stations & Adds EVs to Fleet

CHARLOTE, NC - Both are pilot projects to determine the practicality of electric vehicles for Charlotte’s fleet and to gauge public use and demand for strategically-placed electric vehicle charging stations.

Onsite propane autogas dispensing helps eliminate off-site trips for drivers.

PERC Offers Tips for Refueling Vehicles Fueled by Propane Autogas

WASHINGTON – The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) offers solutions to common propane autogas refueling questions.

Evergreen CNG Systems Installs CNG Compressor Packages for Go Natural Gas

SAN CLEMENTE, CA – Evergreen CNG Systems has successfully completed the installation of two containerized, fully automatic CNG compressor packages for Go Natural Gas, San Clemente, Calif.

Encana to Host Natural Gas Vehicle Summit and Ride & Drive

BOSSIER CITY, LA – Encana Corporation’s natural gas supply subsidiary is hosting the “Natural Gas Fueling Solutions Experience” Ark-La-Tex NGV Summit and Ride & Drive on Thursday, April 12, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La.

The ES 300h hybrid offers the driver four modes: Normal, Sport, Eco, and EV.

Lexus Unveils First-Ever ES 300h Hybrid

NEW YORK – Featuring a 2.5L four-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine, the ES 300h hybrid is expected to earn an EPA fuel economy rating of approximately 40 mpg combined city/highway.

Mercedes-Benz S250 CDI Named 2012 World Green Car of the Year

NEW YORK - The Mercedes-Benz S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY was declared the 2012 World Green Car of the Year at a press conference hosted by Bridgestone Corporation and the New York International Auto Show.

VVS offers both bi-fuel and CNG-dedicated conversions for Ford F-250/350 trucks.

Fleet Managers Invited to Test CNG Trucks at April 12 Ride & Drive

SHREVEPORT, LA - Fleets attending the Natural Gas Fueling Solutions Experience in Shreveport, La., will have the opportunity to test a Ford truck converted to run on compressed natural gas (CNG).

GoE3 Launching Cross-Country Level 2 & 3 Charging Stations

MESA, AZ – GoE3 is working with multiple partners to install charging stations and benefit local communities along interstate highways I-40, I-10, I-20 and I-70 with a station located every 50-75 miles.

Eco-Driving Helps Public Transit Fleets Cut Fuel Use 18%

SAN DIEGO – Transit fleets can reduce fuel consumption, on average, as much as 18.7 percent by engaging in fuel-efficient, eco-driving best practices, according to the results of a public transit fuel efficiency study conducted by SmartDrive Systems.

EV Charging Stations Installed on Boeing Campuses

CAMPBELL, CA – The Boeing Company has installed Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint stations for electric vehicles on campuses in Washington, Oregon, California, and Arizona.

Illinois Boasts Largest Network of Fast-Charging EV Stations

SCHILLER PARK, IL – Governor Pat Quinn and representatives from the Illinois Tollway, 350Green LLC, and 7-Eleven, Inc. announced the availability of the nation’s largest network of fast-charging electric vehicle (EV) stations.

 
 

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