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Envia Systems’ Rechargeable Battery to Lower EV Costs

NEWARK, CA – Envia Systems announced its next-generation rechargeable battery has achieved an energy density of 400 Watt-hours/kilogram, which is expected to cut the cost of the battery pack by more than 50 percent, according to the company.

Plug-in Electric Vehicles Eligible for Calif. Rebate

SACRAMENTO - The 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid and the 2012 Chevrolet Volt with Low Emissions Package are now eligible for $1,500 rebates under the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.

Walmart, Coca-Cola, Sysco & Whole Foods Lead Fuel Cell Pack

WASHINGTON – These companies are leading the pack when it comes to using fuel cells in their business operations to advance their sustainability goals, save millions of dollars in electricity costs, and reduce carbon emissions by hundreds of thousands of metric tons per year.

Wireless Charging Program Designed for Nissan Leaf & Chevrolet Volt Fleets

MORRISVILLE, NC – Participants will test the wireless technology at their locations across the country for three months and provide feedback to Evatran, the developer of Plugless Power wireless recharging equipment for electric vehicles.

City of Marinette Estimates $5K Fuel Savings with Propane-Autogas Police Cruiser

MARINETTE, WI – The City of Marinette Police Department is driving clean and saving money with a new propane-autogas cruiser from Charter Fuels, a Wis.-based partner in the national Alliance AutoGas network. With estimated savings of more than $25 each time the vehicle refills, the City will potentially save $5,000 in fuel costs annually with just one propane vehicle on the road, according to Charter Fuels.

(L-R) Charlie Cates, City of Michigan City; Jim Alexander, U.S. Steel; Kathy Luther, NIRPC; Cindy & Charlie Lundquist; and Pete Gage, Tube City IMS.

South Shore Clean Cities Honors Region Leaders for Alt-Fuel Efforts

CROWN POINT, IN – Among those honored with 2012 South Shore Clean Cities Stakeholder Awards were the City of Michigan City, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, U.S. Steel Corp., Tube City IMS, and Cindy Lundquist.

GreenRoad Program Recognizes Best Fleet Drivers on the Road

REDWOOD CITY, CA – GreenRoad announced a new driver recognition program called “GreenRoad Fleet Elite” designed to recognize the best fleet drivers on the road, and provide internal motivation and recognition for best driver performance.

Google & Stanford Receive 2013 Honda Fit EVs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA & STANFORD, CA – Honda recently delivered 2013 Fit EV battery-electric vehicles to Google Inc. and Stanford University as a part of the Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program. Program participants are the first recipients of the 2013 Fit EV in the United States.

Metro Cars’ Propane Fleet Featured on MotorWeek Program

DETROIT – Metro Cars, a Southeast Michigan ground transportation provider, was recently featured as a Clean Cities Success Story on the Maryland Public Television's MotorWeek program.

3M & Chesapeake Energy Partner on New Cost-Saving CNG Tanks

ST. PAUL, MN & OKLAHOMA CITY – 3M and Chesapeake Energy Corporation are working together to develop new compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks designed to help reduce costs while increasing performance and enable greater market adoption of CNG as an alternative automotive fuel source.

Panel to Address Myths about Operating & Maintaining Alt-Fuel Vehicles

TORRANCE, CA – Representatives from compressed natural gas (CNG), propane, electric, and first responders will discuss the safety of operating alternative-fuel vehicles at the upcoming Fleet Safety Conference, scheduled for May 22-23.

Universal Lubricants Launches New Engine Oil Line for CNG Vehicles

WICHITA, KS - The new ECO ULTRA CNG line is designed to eliminate new petroleum products from circulation in CNG fleets while also meeting engine manufacturers’ specifications and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements.

Mercedes CNG Engine Conversion Package Available

ALEXANDRIA, VA & NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – NGV Motori, USA and Clean Vehicle Solutions, LLC announced they have partnered to successfully engineer, fabricate, and install the first EPA-certified, dedicated diesel to compressed CNG conversion package for the Mercedes 906 Engine.

Blue Star Gas Showcases Propane Autogas SUV at Trade Show

LAS VEGAS – Blue Star Gas, a full-service propane distributor and the West Coast flagship fuel provider for the national Alliance AutoGas network, showcased a black, propane autogas-powered 2008 Ford Expedition at the International Limousine, Charter & Tour (LCT) Show in Las Vegas.

$1 Million Fund Available to Help Fleets Find Alt-Fuel Options

ATLANTA – American Fueling Systems (AFS), an alternative fuels development and consulting company, has announced it is setting aside $1 million to fund a Cooperative Agreement (CA) with fleet companies to provide answers related to using alternative fuels.

Dillion Transport Expands LNG Use

SEVILLE, OH – A new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling station has opened in Seville, Ohio, to support the expanding fleet of LNG trucks deployed by major contract freight carrier Dillon Transport, a liquid and dry bulk carrier serving Owens Corning.

MIT Study Says Electric Trucks Can Save Fleets Money

CAMBRIDGE, MA – The study shows that electric vehicles are not just environmentally friendly, but also have a potential economic upside for many kinds of businesses.

Waste Pro USA Receives Its First CNG Truck

ATLANTA – The vehicle, an E-Z Pack Hercules Front Loader body built on a 2012 Mack chassis, arrived in the Atlanta area Feb. 3 and is anticipated to be in operation later this month.

Hertz to Trial Wireless EV Recharging

PARK RIDGE, NJ - The Hertz Corp. and Hertz Global EV are implementing the first wireless charging system for electric vehicles (EVs) in the car rental industry.

Is Your Fleet a Top 50 Green Fleet?

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet is updating its annual listing of the Top 50 Green fleets. If you have more than 400 alternative-fuel vehicles in your fleet, take a moment to update your information today.

OnStar Creates API for Utility Companies That Want to Integrate EVs Into the Smart Grid

DETROIT – OnStar has created an application programming interface (API) for energy and technology companies interested in developing Smart Grid solutions for the Chevrolet Volt.

Iredell County vehicles fueled by propane autogas.

Winston-Salem Clean Transportation Meeting Focuses on Propane Autogas

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem Regional Clean Transportation Meeting focused on propane autogas last week. Steve Whaley, from the national Alliance AutoGas network, shared his insights on this alternative fuel.

The 2012-MY Ford Transit Connect Electric.

Fleets and Dealers Purchase 45 Transit Connect Electric Vans

OAK PARK, MI – Azure Dynamics Corp. announced the sale of 45 Ford Transit Connect Electric commercial vans to 25 customers in the U.S. and 25 customers in Europe.

EVI Establishes Michigan Office and Expands California Manufacturing Operations

STOCKTON, CA and SOUTHFIELD, MI – Electric Vehicles International (EVI) has opened a new office in Southfield, Mich. The company said its new office will primarily support EVI’s national sales and marketing efforts.

Hino Honored for Enabling Biodiesel Use in Its Trucks

NOVI, MI – The National Biodiesel Board recognized Hino Trucks with the 2012 “Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award” at the National Biodiesel Conference in Orlando.

 
 

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