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The 2013 bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado includes a compressed natural gas (CNG) capable engine that seamlessly transitions between CNG and gas fuel systems. The bi-fuel Silverado will be covered by

GM's New Bi-Fuel Pickups Available for Order in April

DETROIT – Chevrolet and GMC announced details March 5 of General Motors’ bi-fuel 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD extended cab pickup trucks. Fleet and retail consumers can place orders beginning this April.

President Obama Announces $44 Million in Funding for Natural Gas & Biofuels

WASHINGTON – President Obama announced new funding to catalyze breakthrough technologies for natural gas and biofuels as part of his all-of-the-above energy strategy to reduce reliance on foreign oil and provide alternatives to conventional gasoline vehicles.

Philly Car Share’s Electric Fleet to be Featured on MotorWeek Program

PHILADELPHIA – Philly Car Share, a subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings and a recent addition to Clean Cities’ National Clean Fleets Partnership, has been working with the local Clean Cities coalition and currently has 50 hybrid electric and plug-in vehicles in its fleet.

Annual Hybrid Sales to Exceed 8.3 Million in 2020

LONDON – The hybrid vehicle market will see steady growth over the next eight years, according to an ABI Research study on hybrid and electric vehicles.

The 2012 Mitsubishi i electric vehicle can now be recharged with a charging solution from AeroVironment.

AeroVironment to Charge Up Mitsubishi i

CYPRESS, CA & MONROVIA, CA – Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. has approved AeroVironment as a nationwide supplier of electric vehicle (EV) home charging systems, on-site installation services, and support for the all-new 100 percent electric-powered 2012 Mitsubishi i.

A low-emission model of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt electric car is now available in California, where customers will be allow

Carpool Lane Access for 2012 Chevrolet Volts

LOS ANGELES – A low-emission model of the 2012 Chevrolet Volt electric car is now available in California, where customers will be allowed to drive solo in the state’s carpool lanes.

Audi announced its A3 e-tron pilot program in the U.S. on Feb. 27. (Photo: PRNewsFoto/Audi of America, Inc.)

Audi Launches Its First EV Pilot Program

HERNDON, VA – Audi announced it will conduct a battery-electric A3 e-tron pilot program in the U.S. to identify challenges and opportunities with plug-in vehicles. The program marks the automaker's first step into the expanding U.S. electric vehicle landscape.

Dallas Gets Its First City-Owned EV Charging Stations

DALLAS – Two new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations powered up at Dallas City Hall Feb. 27, compliments of retail electricity provider TXU Energy. TXU Energy will fund the cost of the charging station equipment, infrastructure, installation — and the electricity used to power EVs for the first year.

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.



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