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Photo of the 2013 Honda Fit EV on display at the 2012 LA Auto Show. (Photo: Grace Suizo)

Honda Expands Fit EV Leasing to Select East Coast Markets

The Fit EV will be available for lease at Honda dealerships in selected markets in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, and New Jersey for a period of three years at $389 per month.

Fashion Glass & Mirror Plans to Convert 40 Vehicles to Propane Autogas

CleanFUEL USA is partnering with Texas-based Fashion Glass & Mirror to help the glass company transition its fleet to propane autogas. Fashion Glass will also install a new publicly accessible propane autogas station.

3M's new CNG tank installed on a truck

3M Announces Certification for CNG Tank

3M announced it has successfully completed the NGV2-2007 certification process for its first compressed natural gas (CNG) tank, a 21.5 x 60-inch tank designed for light- and medium-duty pickup trucks and corporate fleet vehicles.

Green Automotive Company to Acquire UK-Based EV Retailer Going Green Limited

Going Green Limited, operating under the brand name “GoinGreen,” has sold more than 1,400 of the G-Wiz electric vehicles, generating annual revenues in excess of $1 million.

The compact sedan comes equipped with a 2.0L turbodiesel engine, which produces an estimated 148 hp and 258 lb. ft. of torque. According to GM, the engine is rated for biodiesel and can use B-20.</

Clean Diesel Version of 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Debuts in Chicago

GM said it expects its 2014-MY Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel to get 42 mpg highway. According to the automaker, the engine is also rated for biodiesel and can use B-20.

How Does Your Salary Compare with Other Fleet Managers?

Automotive Fleet, Green Fleet's sister publication, is conducting a survey of fleet managers to find out the average salary for the fleet manager position. The deadline to participate is Thursday, Feb. 28.

2013-MY Ram 1500 pictured above. The new EcoDiesel engine will be available on the 2014-MY Ram 1500, according to the automaker.

New EcoDiesel Engine Planned for 2014-MY Ram 1500 Pickup Truck

The engine will be a new 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel and Ram Truck plans to match this engine with an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission.

Richard Battersby, East Bay Clean Cities director, presented the Clean Air Champion award to Nina Kisch, manager of transportation services for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

PG&E Named ‘Clean Air Champion’ for e-WIMS Bucket Trucks

Developed by PG&E in partnership with Altec Industries, the e-WIMS advanced technology uses a separate battery system to quietly and efficiently power equipment on the truck while on the job site, eliminating the need for the engine to be idling.

Hino Trucks Honored for Promoting B-20 Use in Hybrid-Electric Truck

Hino Trucks was honored by the National Biodiesel Board for becoming the first manufacturer to support the use of B-20 biodiesel blends in a hybrid-electric truck, as well as in its complete product line of class 6 and 7 conventional trucks.

EcoPower Re-Refined Oil Approved for Use in Detroit Diesel Engines

Detroit Diesel has approved EcoPower Heavy-Duty Diesel 10W-30 CJ-4/SM for use in Detroit Diesel engines. The re-refined engine oil is designed to improve fuel economy up to 1.5 percent, deliver better cold-weather starts, and protect engines.

Linde Deploys 20 More LNG Trucks in U.S. Fleet

The LNG-fueled tractors are lighter in weight, allowing the company to increase payloads, improve service, and better manage fuel costs. In addition, the LNG tractors run more smoothly and quietly, according to the company.

Freightliner Trucks Showcases First CNG Concrete Mixer

Built on Freightliner’s severe duty platform and designed for a variety of applications, the 114SD CNG concrete mixer is available in a wide range of vocational rear suspensions and frame options up to 5 million RBM.

ARI Appoints New Manager of Sustainable Strategies

As the manager of sustainable strategies, Brian Matuszewski will be responsible for all aspects of ARI’s internal and external sustainability programs and initiatives.

The Bosch Rexroth hydrostatic regenerative braking (HRB) system installed in each truck operates in parallel with the vehicle’s engine. If there is a problem with the hydraulic system, the tr

Detroit’s New Hybrid Refuse Trucks Now on the Road

The City of Detroit took delivery of eight new hybrid refuse trucks with funding assistance from the Clean Energy Coalition (CEC). CEC provided funding to cover the incremental cost of the hybrid system.

CNG Station in the Works for City of Lafayette

The City of Lafayette, La., is building a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station inside the Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG’s) public works department complex. It will be used to fuel City-owned fleet vehicles and provide fueling to area businesses and individuals.

The new CNG station has a production capacity of 653 gasoline gallon equivalents within eight hours and comes with two storage spheres. The City contracted with Mansfield Equipment Corp. to set up

Beverly Hills' New CNG Station to Help Fuel New Refuse Trucks

The City of Beverly Hills, Calif., recently opened its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The new station will fuel the City’s growing fleet of CNG vehicles, which now includes four new refuse trucks.

Texas Schools Saving Even More with Alt-Fuel Tax Credit Extension

Texas school district fleets operating clean propane autogas buses are benefiting from the “fiscal cliff” bill, which includes the extension of expired alternative-fuel tax credits. Schools already cutting costs with propane autogas will now save even more money by recouping 50-cents-per-gallon through 2013 and retroactively to 2012.

Florida Beer Distributor Replaces Fleet with CNG Tractors

J.J. Taylor Companies has ordered 43 Freightliner Business Class M2 112 CNG tractors and plans to replace its entire 95-unit Tampa-based fleet within the next 36 months.The company is also planning a private CNG fueling station, with plans for a second one underway.

Louisiana State Agencies Required to Purchase Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law ACT 833, which requires state agencies to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles. Requirements may be waived for circumstances where vehicles are operating more than 25 miles from an appropriate type of refueling facility.

Clean Diesel Technology Showcased at National Biodiesel Conference and Expo

The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) is participating in the Annual National Biodiesel Conference and Expo in Las Vegas this week, where the advancements and environmental benefits of clean diesel technology and the latest innovations in biodiesel fuel will be on display.

OEMs and Top Fleet Organizations Sign on to Promote Workplace EV Charging

Chrysler, Ford, GM, and Verizon are just a few of the 13 U.S. employers and eight stakeholder groups have that joined the Workplace Charging Challenge to help expand access to workplace charging stations across the country.

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.



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