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Truck Makers to Give Update on Green Vehicles at Green Fleet Conference

A panel of heavy-duty truck maker representatives will discuss what they're doing to meet greenhouse gas/fuel economy regulations for 2014 and beyond, the current and future status of alternative fuels, hybrid/electric, and more at the Green Fleet Conference Oct. 2 in Phoenix.

CALSTART to Invest $7.7 Million Into Fuel Cell Bus Technology

Since 2006, when CALSTART and the Federal Transit Administration first partnered, fuel cell life times (in transit operations) have more than doubled while costs have declined by 50 percent, according to CALSTART.

Test Drive Alt-Fuel Vehicles from 21 OEMs at the Green Fleet Conference

On Oct. 1 at the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, at least 21 manufacturers will offer test drive vehicles at the Ride & Drive Street Fair. Participation in the Ride & Drive is free for fleets, public-policy makers, and fleet industry association members.

Two Waste Disposal Companies Fined a Total of $77,875 for Violating Air Quality Regulations

Seventy-five percent of each fine, or a combined $58,405.75, will go to the California Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research to improve the state’s air quality.

The Volkswagen e-Golf.Photo courtesy Volkswagen

Volkswagen to Introduce Electric e-Golf to U.S. Market by 2015

The zero emissions, four-door passenger Volkswagen e-Golf fully electric vehicle will launch in Asia and North America in late 2014 or early 2015. It will be available in Europe in spring 2014, according to Volkswagen.

The Proterra EcoRide bus offers $750,000 in fuel savings per unit versus diesel, over a 16-year life cycle; 44 percent less carbon than compressed natural gas (CNG), and 87,000 pounds of carbon sav

Foothill Transit to Electrify a Major Bus Route With 12 New Proterra Buses

Foothill Transit, a transit service, carrying 14 million passengers annually, moves forward with goal to completely electrify Route 291, which travels between LaVerne, Calif., and Pomona, Calif.

Sal Milazzo holds up the floor plans for the new 25,000 sq.-ft facility where Windy City Limousine will build its new fleet headquarters and refueling station.Photo courtesy Windy City Li

Windy City Limousine to Convert Fleet to CNG and Propane Autogas

The limousine company will convert 200 of its sedans and mini-coach vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane autogas dual fuel systems.

Last Chance: Early-Bird Discount for Green Fleet Conference Ends Today!

The $100 discount for early registration ends today, Sept. 6, for the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo. The Conference is in Phoenix on Oct. 1-2.

Cook-Illinois Corp. recently purchased 20 new Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school buses. Pictured (l-r) are Anthony Benish, John Knoelke, and John Benish Jr. of Cook-Illinois and John Kwapis of

Berkeley, Ill. Receives 20 Blue Bird Propane Autogas School Buses

Berkeley School District 87 in Illinois has begun using propane autogas school buses for the 2013-2014 school year.

One of City of Rock Hill's CNG Chevrolet Impalas.Photo courtesy City of Rock Hill

Rock Hill to Expand CNG Station & Increase Its CNG Fleet

South Carolina’s two interstate natural gas pipeline systems and intrastate gas pipelines total 2,300 miles, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

Biodiesel facilities throughout California.Photo courtesy Environmental Defense Fund

Six California-Based Companies Help Develop Biodiesel Infrastructure

The Environmental Defense Fund profiled one company to represent each step of the value chain: research and development, feedstock, collection production, blending, and retail and distribution.

ACAL Energy's fuel cell engine.Photo courtesy ACAL Energy

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Endures the Equivalent of Driving 300,000 Miles

ACAL Energy, a fuel cell systems developer, breaks the 10,000-hour endurance barrier with its proton exchange membrane (PEM) hydrogen fuel cell.

Illinois Offers Rebate & Federal Tax Credit for Installing EV Charging Stations

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity passed the Illinois Rebate & Federal Tax Credit, allowing organizations and workplaces to save up to 80 percent on electric vehicle charging stations and installation through 2013.

Early-Bird Discount for Green Fleet Conference Ends Friday

The $100 Early-Bird Discount expires on Sept. 6 for the Green Fleet Conference & Expo on Oct. 1-2 in Phoenix.

Green Fleet Conference Adds Panel on Truck Maker Green Truck Plans

The 2013 Green Fleet Conference adds panel of truck maker representatives to discuss greenhouse gas and fuel economy regulations.

The BMW x5 eDrive plug-in hybrid concept. The automaker plans to show this vehicle at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Photo courtesy BMW.

BMW Details New X5 Plug-In Hybrid eDrive Concept

The vehicle uses BMW’s eDrive hybrid technology, has a range of 19 miles on electric power alone, and gets 74.3 mpg, based on the EU test cycle (3.8 liters per 100 kilometers/62 miles), according to BMW.

A trunk mounted Type 3 CNG tank by Worthington-SCI.Photo courtesy Fuel Systems Solutions Inc.

IMPCO Offers Bi-Fuel CNG System for 2014 Chevrolet Cruze

IMPCO Automotive will offer the first EPA certified 2014 model-year bi-fuel passenger sedan.

Joe Parisi fills a Ford F-150 with compressed natureal gas (CNG) at the Dane County landfill via the new BioCNG filling station.Photo courtesy BioCNG

Dane County’s BioCNG Fueling Station Turns Trash Into Gas

The BioCNG generated at the landfill costs the County the gasoline equivalent of $1.25 per gallon to fill up its fleet.

Toyota's global fleet of 23 hybrid vehicles.Photo courtesy Toyota Motor Corp.

Toyota Details Plans for Next Generation Prius, Plug-In Prius, and Fuel Cell Vehicle

Between now and the end of 2015, Toyota plans to introduce 15 new or redesigned hybrid vehicles globally and its first commercially available hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

CleanFUEL USA Hires Propane Industry Veteran Poulsen to Lead Sales Team

Blair Poulsen, appointed as CleanFuel USA's director of sales, will be responsible for leading a team dedicated to the relationships and sales needs for both propane refueling infrastructure and OEM vehicle technology.

The Solar Car Team at the University of Michigan with the National Championship Trophy from the American Solar Challenge. Photo credit: Aaron Frantz

University of Michigan Solar Car Team to Exhibit Innovative ‘Quantum’ EV at 2013 Green Fleet Conference

The University of Michigan Solar Car Team will show off some of its latest solar, electric vehicle technology, featuring its 11th race vehicle ‘Quantum’ at the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo. This national champion vehicle, which uses the same amount of energy as a household hair-dryer, is part of a project that began in 1990.

Abengoa's waste-to-biofuels (W2B) demonstration plant in Babilafuente, Spain.Photo courtesy Abengoa

Abengoa Opens First Waste-to-Biofuels Plant, Says Great Potential to Develop in U.S.

The plant that uses waste-to-biofuels (W2B) technology has a capacity to treat 25,000 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) from which it will obtain up to 1.5 million liters of bioethanol for use as fuel.

Diesel Technology Forum Says California on Track to Reduce Fuel Use and Emissions

From 2010-2012, California was the number one state with the fastest growth in registrations of new diesel cars and SUVs.

Mike Calise, director, electric vehicles, Schneider Electric spoke at the grand opening of Harrah's Reno EV charging stations.Photo courtesy Ceasers Entertainment Corporation

Harrah's Installs EV Charging Stations at Northern Nevada Casino Properties

Harrah’s Reno, along with Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe, installed electric vehicle (EV) charging stations supplied by Schneider Electric’s EVlink brand. The EVlink charging solution has a LCD screen that displays instructions, status, and usage information.

An OM6NG1/OM6NG2 diesel-to-natural gas engine.Photo courtesy Omnitek

Omnitek Engineering Promotes Rolfe to Chief Financial Officer

Alicia Rolfe has more than 17 years of financial management and accounting experience, Omnitek said.



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