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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.

The appearance of the E-Golf is similar to the five-passenger, four-door  Golf, and features an electric motor that delivers 199 lb.-feet of  torque and an estimated driving range of 93 miles, acco

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.

AMP Electric Vehicles Qualify for Federal Tax Credit

CINCINATTI – AMP joins the list of plug-in electric drive motor vehicle manufacturers qualifying purchasers for a $7,500 tax credit when purchasing an electric vehicle.

The CODA will be soon available for purchase at dealerships throughout  California.

First All-Electric 2012 CODA Sedan Drives Off Assembly Line

BENICIA, CA – The first fully assembled CODA, a silver 2012 all-electric sedan with a 31 kWh battery pack, drove off the final assembly line.

Westport Innovations to Offer New CNG Bi-fuel System for Ford F-250 and 350

VANCOUVER, BC – The Westport WiNG, by Westport Innovations Inc., is a new sustainable power system for Ford pickups available through select Ford dealers starting this month.

Website Launched for Pre-Owned Alternative-Fuel Vehicles

OAK HILL, VA – The Sales Network, a provider of niche-marketing solutions, released a new website, afcresale.com, designed to aid customers looking to buy and sell previously owned alternative-fuel vehicles and equipment.

Enova Continues to Supply Drive Systems to Smith Electric Vehicles

TORRANCE, CA – Enova Systems, Inc., a developer of proprietary hybrid electric and all-electric drive systems, has received further orders to supply drive systems components to Smith Electric Vehicles Corp.

GE & Chesapeake Energy Join Forces to Lower Cost of Natural Gas Stations

HOUSTON – GE and Chesapeake have signed a memorandum of understanding on a product and services development partnership to develop and bring to market compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas transportation and natural gas fueling solutions.

Andersen Corp. to Lower Annual Fleet Emissions by 28%

BAYPORT, MN – Andersen Corporation, a window and door manufacturer in North America, is converting its transportation fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG) to reduce both operating costs and carbon dioxide emissions.

In independent testing, VIA’s eREV pick-up trucks have demonstrated up to 100 mpg in typical fleet driving.

Verizon Teams Up with VIA Motors for Extended Range EV Technology

INDIANAPOLIS – Verizon and VIA Motors announced they will collaborate to develop and demonstrate plug-in electric work vehicles using VIA’s proprietary eREV (extended range electric vehicle) technology and evaluate the technology for possible wide scale application into Verizon’s fleet.

More Than $26 Million in Clean Transportation Funding Available

DIAMOND BAR, CA – The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee’s (MSRC) 2011-2012 Work Program has more than $26 million in funding available for four program categories and more than a dozen eligible projects designed to reduce harmful emissions from mobile sources.

Clean Cities to Highlight Nationwide Alternative Fuel Projects

INDIANAPOLIS – During the 2012 NTEA Green Truck Summit/Work Truck Show this week, the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program will host a poster session to highlight alternative fuel and related technology deployment projects from across the country.

Best Buy, Johnson Controls, PG&E & Veolia Join National Clean Fleets Partnership

WASHINGTON – These four new partners join 14 other major national companies in committing to improve the fuel economy of the commercial fleets, integrate alternative technology vehicles such as natural gas trucks and electric vehicles into their fleets, and reduce their overall fuel use.

The Ram 2500 CNG is available exclusively as a Crew Cab 4x4 model with  169-inch wheelbase, in either an ST or SLT trim level. Pricing starts at  $47,500, including $995 destination charge.

Ram to Build CNG-Powered Pickup

INDIANAPOLIS – Ram Truck announced it will offer a factory-built compressed natural gas-powered (CNG) pickup truck for North America. The Ram 2500 CNG system was fully engineered and tested by Chrysler Group and assembled at the company’s Heavy Duty truck plant in Saltillo, Mexico.

Ford F-750 to Cut Back on Fuel with New Hybrid System

INDIANAPOLIS – The Ford F-750 will be able to lower fuel use while reducing emissions and operating more quietly at the work site, thanks to a new hybrid power plug-in system by Odyne Systems, a manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty work trucks.

Ford said the EcoBoost V-6 contributes to the 25-percent reduction in fuel when compared with its E-Series vans.

2013-MY Ford Transit Van to Come With 3.5L EcoBoost V-6

INDIANAPOLIS – Ford said the EcoBoost V-6 contributes to the 25-percent reduction in fuel when compared with its E-Series vans. The engine going into the Transit had a successful year in 2011 in the F-150, according to Ford.

 

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