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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.

BAF Earns CARB Certification for 2012 CNG Ford Vans and Pickups

DALLAS – The new executive orders from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) extends BAF's certification to include 2012 model-year CNG-powered F-Series and E-Series models.

EVI to Deploy 500 Medium-Duty Electric Trucks Over Next Two Years

STOCKTON, CA – Electric Vehicles International (EVI) is launching a new initiative to deploy 500 fully electric return-to-base delivery trucks, replacing diesel trucks with zero-emission vehicles made in California.

15% Ethanol to be Allowed in Gasoline

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the first applications for registration of ethanol for use in making gasoline that contains up to 15 percent ethanol (E15).

VIA Motors Wins NTEA Work Truck Show 2012 Green Award

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – VIA Motors won The Work Truck Show 2012 Green Award for its full-size extended range electric vehicle work trucks. The Green Award is presented to the Work Truck Show exhibitor with the product that best advances fuel utilization.

Propane Autogas Alliance Announces New Fuel Partners

ASHEVILLE, NC – Alliance AutoGas is continuing to expand its national partner network, welcoming new fueling partners Maine Energy of Bangor, Maine, and Parker Gas of Clinton, N.C.

California Lithium Battery to Commercialize Low-Cost Lithium Battery

LONG BEACH, CA - According to the company, the battery will triple battery life and will be manufactured in the U.S. at a comparable cost reduction up to 70 percent.

The networking opportunities alone made the 2011 GFC an unforgettable experience for many attendees.

Network with Other Green Professionals at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference

SCHAUMBURG, IL – More than 550 fleet professionals attended the Green Fleet Conference in 2011, with attendance expected to grow even more for this year's event, scheduled for Oct. 2-3 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Peterbilt Showcases Natural Gas Vehicles

LOUISVILLE, KY – The company currently offers six natural gas vehicle solutions for over-the-road, heavy haul, regional, and vocational applications.

ALTe Offers Plug-in Electric Hybrid Powertrain for Ford E-350

AUBURN HILLS, MI – ALTe Powertrain Technologies (ALTe) has successfully installed its powertrain system in a second line of vehicles – the Ford Econoline E-350 platform.

Clean Energy to Build Natural Gas Fuel Stations at Saddle Creek 3PL Locations

SEAL BEACH, CA – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed a 10-year strategic partnership agreement to build natural gas fueling stations at existing Saddle Creek Corporation locations to support the company's expanding natural gas-powered truck fleet.

Ryder Recognized for Natural Gas Leadership

TUCSON, AZ – Ryder System was recognized as a Clear Air Champion by the Tucson and Phoenix Clean Cities Coalition at the Arizona Clean Cities Coalitions’ Legislative Breakfast.

Green Truck Association Forms Technology Councils

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The Green Truck Association (GTA), an affiliate division of the NTEA, announced the formation of three technology councils to better represent specific segments within the green truck industry.

Frito-Lay Tests Electric Vehicles for Fleet

PLANO, TEXAS – After completing a test of Electric Vehicle International's all-electric EVI-MD on a delivery route in Alameda, Calif., Frito-Lay has committed to purchase five additional EVI-MD vehicles to be used in Northern California.

New Efforts Revealed in Pennsylvania to Reduce Emissions and Use of Foreign Oil

HARRISBURG, PA – State Rep. Stan Saylor revealed a new effort to decrease the use of foreign oil and provide an incentive for the use of natural gas as a vehicle fuel in Pennsylvania.

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Volkswagen Testing Battery-Electric Golf Prototype

HERNDON, VA – Volkswagen of America announced it will begin a pilot scheme to test 20 prototype E-Golf battery electric vehicles over a nine-month period in select locations in the U.S.

Robert Hann, vice president of sales and marketing for GO Airport Express (center), accepts a plaque acknowledging the company's Green Fleet designation by the Illinois EPA in coordination with the

GO Airport Express Receives 'Green Fleet' Designation from Illinois EPA

CHICAGO – GO Airport Express was acknowledged for its conversion of two of its vans to propane and two to natural gas-powered. Plans are in place to convert its entire fleet within the next three years.

Dane County Purchases Bio-CNG Station

MADISON, WI – A $150,000 grant from Wisconsin's State Energy Office will allow Dane County to upgrade and purchase the filling station that has been converting methane produced by the county's Rodefeld Landfill into compressed natural gas (CNG) for nearly a year.

Motiv Power Systems Granted $1.16 Million for Electric Truck Assembly Line

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Energy Commission (CEC) granted Motiv Power Systems $1.6 million for an assembly line pilot run of four electric truck chassis in partnership with Detroit Chassis.

U.S. Navy Purchases OpConnect EV Charging Stations

PORTLAND, OR – OpConnect, LLC, a producer of electric vehicle charging station technology, announced the $60,000 sale of charging stations to the Department of the Navy by its North American distributor, Go EV, LLC.

First Phase of West Coast Electric Highway Completed in Oregon

SALEM, OR – The Oregon Department of Transportation, AeroVironment, and the Oregon Department of Energy opened the first phase of the West Coast Electric Highway, introducing electric vehicle fast-charging stations along Interstate 5.

GreenKraft Awarded $400K to Bring Natural Gas Trucks to California

SANTA ANA, CA – The California Energy Commission approved funding to help Greenkraft, Inc. bring natural gas trucks to California’s roadways.

Lighter-Weight Truck to Help Deli Express Boost Fuel Economy

MT. LAUREL, NJ – Deli Express/E.A. Sween Company has been working with several fleet suppliers to produce a new, lighter-weight diesel truck design that improves fuel economy by 50 percent, while significantly reducing emissions and increasing cost-effectiveness.

 
 

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