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Ryder Signs First Natural Gas Lease Deal in Louisiana with Anheuser-Busch Distributor

Ryder System announced that Eagle Distributing of Shreveport, Inc., has signed a full-service lease agreement for 23 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors. Eagle is an Anheuser-Busch distributor in northwestern Louisiana and Ryder’s first natural gas lease customer in Louisiana.

The Ram CNG pickups delivered on March 6 were purchased by the State of Oklahoma through John Vance Motors, a Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Truck dealership in Guthrie, Okla. (Photo: Chrysler)

First of 242 Ram CNG Trucks Delivered to State of Oklahoma

Chrysler Group LLC has begun the delivery of 242 new 2013 Ram 2500 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) pickup trucks to the State of Oklahoma. ODOT will use the Ram CNG bi-fuel pickups primarily as service trucks on the state’s roads and highways.

DISH Network to Roll Out 200 Propane Autogas Vans This Year

Pay-TV provider DISH Network Corp. announced at the NTEA's 2013 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis that it will roll out 200 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas-fueled Ford E-250 cargo vans in its fleet in 2013 .

XL Hybrids' technology will initially be available for the 2013-model year 4.6L Ford E-150 and E-250 cargo van and passenger wagon models.

XL Hybrids Launches Hybrid-Electric Powertrain for Ford E-Series Vans

XL Hybrids' technology will initially be available for the 2013-model year Ford E-150 and E-250 cargo van and passenger wagon models. The company has also signed an installation partnership and distribution agreement with Leggett & Platt.

Coca-Cola, Dell, and Facebook Join the Latest Batch of Companies Promoting EV Charging

These companies are just three of the 16 new partner employers that have joined the Workplace Charging Challenge, which aims to expand the availability of workplace charging for American workers.

Venchurs CNG Uses New 3M Tank for CNG Conversions

Venchurs CNG announced its new collaboration with 3M, utilizing the company’s newly certified compressed natural gas (CNG) tank. The 21.5 x 60-inch tank, designed for light- and medium-duty trucks, is lighter and offers greater capacity and cost savings.

CNG Tonneau Cover Unveiled in Indianapolis

The DiamondBack HD and SE utility tonneau covers for pickup trucks are now available in a CNG option that works with OEM and aftermarket CNG conversions.The CNG tonneau covers are manufactured from diamond plate aluminum and are available in white, black, and polished aluminum finishes.

FedEx Boosts Fleet Fuel Efficiency by 22% in Less Than 5 Years

In 2008, FedEx Corp. set a commitment to improve the overall fuel efficiency of the FedEx Express global vehicle fleet 20 percent by 2020, as compared with its 2005 performance. Less than five years later, FedEx Express has surpassed this goal.

Motiv Announces Supplier Partners in All-Electric Garbage Truck Contract with City of Chicago

The garbage truck body will be a Loadmaster 20 cubic yard Excel-S series, provided by RNOW Inc under municipal contract with the City of Chicago and the chassis, manufactured by Crane Carrier, will be furnished by Cumberland Service Center.

RFA Updates Mobile E-85 Locator App

The Flex-Fuel Station app is designed to help users pinpoint any station in the U.S. offering E-85. New features include a Flex-Fuel Vehicle (FFV) Identifier, route planner, and search capability.

Ford Continues to Expand CNG/LPG-Ready Offerings for Fleet Customers

In response to increased customer demand for compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) ready vehicles, Ford has expanded its portfolio of product offerings in this alternative-fuel market segment.

The Ecologic label lists what was done to reduce the vehicle's environmental impact. The Malibu Ecologic label outlines responsible manufacturing, efficient technologies and recyclability. (Photo

Ecologic Scorecard Details 2013 Chevrolet Malibu’s Green Credentials

General Motors’ Chevrolet Malibu features an Ecologic window label, which rates the vehicle’s level of environmental friendliness. The automaker said this label isn't limited to its Malibu but is on all 2013 model-year Chevrolet vehicles sold in the U.S.

Bi-Fuel WiNG System for Ford F-450 and F-550 Models Available for Order April 1

Westport Innovations Inc., a provider of natural gas engines, announced that its Westport WiNG Power System, a compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel system, will be available for order on the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty Chassis Cab trucks starting April 1, 2013.

New York City Mayor Wants to Add 50 EVs to Fleet

In his final State of the City address, New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg highlighted a plan to increase the number of electric vehicles operating in the City’s fleet.

UG Transit Predicts 74% Fuel Savings with Propane Conversions

By the end of April, the Unified Government (UG) of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., will have converted 13 buses and two pickup trucks to propane fuel. The transit fleet expects these converted vehicles to cut annual fuel costs by at least $100,000.

Medical Transit Fleet Adds 5 Propane Autogas Vans to Operations

Medical transit service Willamette Valley Transport (WVT), which travels between 25,000-30,000 miles each year, expects to save around $18,000 annually on fuel costs and significantly reduce emissions with its five new propane autogas vans.

Construction of Natural Gas Stations Increases 87% in 2012

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. released the third edition of "The Road to Natural Gas," an update of its growing portfolio of customers making the switch to natural gas as a transportation fuel or expansion of their current fleets.

The County began switching vehicles to propane autogas in August 2011 and completed the conversions in February 2012.

North Carolina Sheriff to Save More Than $13K Annually with Propane Fleet

The Buncombe County, N.C., Sheriff’s Office recently converted 10 Ford Crown Victoria models to propane autogas. The fleet expects to displace 20 tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year and save more than $13,000 annually on fuel cost savings.

ROUSH Adds Three Ford Stripped Chassis Powered by Propane Autogas

ROUSH CleanTech has expanded its alternative-fuel technology product offerings with new propane-autogas fuel systems for Ford F-59, F-53, and E-450 stripped chassis.

2013 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Focus Electric Earns Top Vehicle Safety Rating From NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the 2013 Ford Focus Electric a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing.

2013 Fusion Energi

Ford Fusion Energi Approved for Solo Carpool Lane Access

In California, Fusion Energi is the ninth Ford vehicle to qualify for carpool lane access through CARB since 1993, with Focus Electric and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid being the most recent.

Colorado Senate Passes Bill Requiring Alt-Fuel Fleet Vehicle Purchases for State Entities

Colorado’s Senate passed a bill that would require State agencies to purchase alternative-fuel fleet vehicles. Senate Bill 13-070 requires State entities to purchase vehicles that operate on compressed natural gas (CNG), or other alternative fuels, as long as the increased cost of the vehicle is not more than 10% of the cost of a comparable dedicated petroleum vehicle.

Alliance AutoGas Expands Propane Autogas Network in Louisiana and Tennessee

Lampton-Love has joined Alliance AutoGas, expanding the network’s presence in the Southeast U.S. Lampton-Love will provide fleets in Louisiana and Tennessee with the Alliance AutoGas complete program for switching vehicles to propane autogas.

Annual Worldwide Sales of Propane Autogas Vehicles to Exceed 1.4 Million by 2020

According to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, the number of propane autogas vehicles sold worldwide each year will grow at a "slow and steady pace," surpassing 1.4 million by 2020.

Photo of the 2013 Honda Fit EV on display at the 2012 LA Auto Show. (Photo: Grace Suizo)

Honda Expands Fit EV Leasing to Select East Coast Markets

The Fit EV will be available for lease at Honda dealerships in selected markets in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey for a period of three years at $389 per month.

 

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