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Schindler Elevator Corp. Replacing 500 Sedans with Toyota Prius Two

The Toyota Prius Two, a base model version of the standard Prius sedan, is expected to reduce greenhouse gases by 42 percent over the company’s current sedan fleet.

UPS to Roll Out Electric Fleet in California

The UPS electric trucks are manufactured by Electric Vehicles International (EVI) and feature a range of up to 75 miles. The vehicles will be primarily used to deliver packages to customers in Sacramento, San Bernardino, Ceres, Fresno, and Bakersfield.

NGVAmerica Praises Sen. Murkowski for National Energy Vision

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) unveiled, “Energy 20/20 - A vision for America’s Energy Future”, which, NGVAmerica believes, provides excellent guidance to Congress on accelerating America away from imported petroleum in transportation.

EPA Proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards

For 2013, the program is proposing to implement the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007's requirement to blend more than 1.35 billion gallons of renewable fuels over the amount mandated for 2012.

Icom North America Earns 15 New EPA Certifications

Icom North America has received 15 new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications covering more than 100 different 2012-2013 model-year GM and Ford vehicle platforms for its patented JTG II Propane Liquid Injection bi-fuel and dedicated systems.

Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters Expects $10,000 Fuel Savings with Propane Vans

Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters, a Midwest coffee company, is switching two Ford E-250 vans to propane autogas, which will help to displace approximately 6,667 gallons of gasoline annually, while saving more than $5,000 in fuel costs for each vehicle.

Leonardo Academy Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Implement Clean Diesel Projects

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Leonardo Academy a $1,600,000 Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grant, which will impact an estimated 50 diesel engines in EPA Region 5, throughout the Upper Midwest.

Daimler, Ford, and Nissan Team Up on Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology

The three automakers have signed an agreement to jointly develop a common fuel cell electric vehicle system to launch the world’s first affordable, mass-market fuel cell electric vehicle as early as 2017.

Pennsylvania American Water Rolls Out New CNG Fleet

Pennsylvania American Water displayed four new CNG-powered Ford F-250 trucks at its kickoff event, which will be piloted in Punxsutawney and Coatesville. It will also construct a company-owned fueling station in Scranton supporting up to 36 CNG vehicles in 2014.

Pennsylvania DEP Extends Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the program will be extended once it reaches its milestone of awarding 500 $3,500 rebates for large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery-electric vehicles.

Fuji Electric Releases Newly Designed EV Charging Station

Fuji Electric Corporation of America is introducing a new generation of UL-Certified 25kW DC Quick Charging Stations for electric vehicles, offering a slimmer, sleeker version to suit a wider variety of applications and site locations

Grant Allows Santa Ana to Purchase Propane Vehicles & Emission-Reduction Devices

The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) awarded a total of $265,000 in Clean Transportation Funding to the City of Santa Ana, Calif.; $55,000 was allotted for the installation of emission control devices, while the remaining $210,000 is reserved for the purchase of seven propane autogas-powered trucks.

Fontaine Modification Joins Alliance AutoGas Network

Fontaine Modification Company has joined the Alliance AutoGas network, with all eight of its modification centers nationwide certified as Alliance AutoGas conversion centers.

Lithium-Ion Batteries for EVs Forecast to Reach $22 Billion in Annual Market Value by 2020

According to a new report from Pike Research, the overall market for Li-ion batteries in light-duty vehicles will grow from $1.6 billion in 2012 to almost $22 billion in 2020.

Georgia Power Offers Workplace EV Charging Stations for Its Employees

Georgia Power made 10 smart chargers available to employees at its Atlanta headquarters in the hopes of maximizing their EV range and encouraging adoption of proven transportation technologies among workers and customers.

Prius C Scores First Place on ‘Greenest’ Vehicle List

The Toyota Prius C secured the top spot on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's "Greenest Vehicles of 2013" list, with a Green Score of 58.

Verizon & VIA Motors Unveil Extended-Range Electric Cargo Vans

Bob Lutz unveiled Verizon’s new vehicle at the North American International Auto Show. Verizon will test and deploy two of the vans in New Jersey and New York.

Cadillac Debuts 2014 ELR Extended-Range EV in Detroit

The ELR is based on GM’s Converj concept and integrates the automaker's Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV) technology into a Cadillac platform. GM said it plans to begin ELR production in the U.S. in late 2013 and begin selling it in early 2014.

Colorado State University Retrofits Two Delivery Trucks with Hydraulic Systems

Colorado State University (CSU) will retrofit two internal delivery trucks with fuel-efficient hydraulic hybrid systems, paid for by a grant from the Colorado Energy Office. The vehicles, 2012 GMC trucks, will be put into delivery service on campus.

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Arrives in New York and California

The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, rated by the EPA at 115 MPGe in all-electric mode, went on sale Jan. 15 at select New York and California Honda dealers with an MSRP of $39,780.

Dupre Logistics Recognized as ‘Fleet Elite’ for Green Driving

Fleet Elite status is awarded to GreenRoad drivers who maintain a GreenRoad Safety Score of 5 or less for the full 2012 calendar year, and log more than 500 GreenRoad driving hours.

Pearson Fuels Awarded $1.35 Million to Build 19 E-85 Stations in California

Made possible by the California Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, the project is expected to displace more than 2.75 million gallons of gasoline and reduce greenhouse emissions by approximately 25,082 tons annually.

BAF Receives EPA & CARB Approvals for 2013 CNG Lineup

BAF, a Clean Energy company, announced it has received approvals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Orders for its 2013 vehicle lineup.

Testa plans to use the new trucks for deliveries to customers in its downtown Chicago market. (Photo: Testa Produce)

Testa Produce Adds Electric Trucks to Delivery Fleet

Testa Produce has added two new all-electric trucks to its delivery fleet, custom-made with a chassis from Smith Electric Vehicles and an insulated body from Kidron.

Nissan LEAF Adds New 'S' Grade Starting at $28,800 MSRP

The 2013 Nissan LEAF is offered in three models: LEAF S, LEAF SV, and LEAF SL, with the newly-added S grade starting at an MSRP of $28,800.

 

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