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NREL Study Finds Hybrid Delivery Vans Get at Least 13 Percent Improved Fuel Economy

GOLDEN, CO – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) issued a report that shows the fuel economy benefits of hybrid electric delivery vans when compared with similar conventionally powered vans.

Ford and Weyerhaeuser Developing Cellulose-Based Automotive Components

DEARBORN, MI – Ford’s biomaterials research team is working with Weyerhaeuser, a forest products company, to develop plastic composite materials made with cellulose that could replace fiberglass or other components.

Green Fleet Conference Exhibit Hall Sells Out, Registrations Up 40% Over 2011

TORRANCE, CA – The 2012 Green Fleet Conference's exhibit hall is officially sold out! In addition, registrations for the conference are up 40% over the 2011 conference. There's still time to register for the show, though.

The placard can help users keep track of charging start and stop times.

Ford Delivers Tools for Proper Charging Station Etiquette

DETROIT – The automaker offers a few tips and tools for electric vehicle users that could come in handy when charging.

Coalition Offers Official Green Fleet Certification

TORRANCE, CA – Private and public fleet operations can be officially recognized as energy efficient and environmentally responsible through the CLEANFleet certification (CFC) program. Learn more at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference.

Conference programs and events provided an overview of the latest regulatory policies and funding developments affecting the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry, as well as opportunities to fuel and

SoCalGas Hosts Its First Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Conference

DOWNEY, CA – Representatives from major automakers provided insights on the growth of the NGV market, with several discussing how they are re-entering the market with dual-fuel vehicles that run on CNG or gasoline.

Attendees were taken on a hands-on tour of Trillium's Class 8 CNG fueling station.

Class 8 Truck CNG Station Opens in Central Wisconsin

WAUSAU, WI – Trillium CNG has opened a Class 8 Truck heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in central Wisconsin.

Chrysler PHEVs on Hold for Battery Upgrades

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler Group announced it is temporarily withdrawing its test fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) in order to upgrade the vehicle battery packs.

The two zero-emission, plug-in cars for use by City employees will be located at two City facilities: the Water and Power Service Center parking lot and the Civic Center parking lot. Each location

City of Loveland Leases Nissan Leafs

LOVELAND, CO - The City of Loveland took another step toward becoming a more sustainable municipality by partnering with Tynan’s Nissan to lease two electric vehicles for fleet use.

Alliance Autogas helped the Lee County Sheriff’s Department with the conversion, under the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program.

Lee County Sheriff Converts 10 Crown Vics to Propane Autogas

OPELIKA, AL – Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama recently switched 10 Ford Crown Victorias to run on propane autogas.

The EVAOS EV add-on system will be available initially for F-150, F-250, and F-350 Ford pickup trucks.

EVAOS Showcases F-150 Multi-Mode Hybrid

NORTH HILLS, CA – Green Fleet had an opportunity to check out a hybrid-electric version of the Ford F-150 from EVAOS (Electric Vehicle Add-On Systems).

Sandy Springs Police Captain to Share Experience Using Propane Autogas

WASHINGTON – Captain Bart Humble of the Sandy Springs Police Department, which is converting more than 65 fleet vehicles to propane autogas, will be a featured speaker in a webinar from the Propane Education and Research Council.

New CNG Shuttle Buses Offering Service for Atlanta Airport

ATLANTA – The Parking Spot, an off-site airport shuttle bus company, recently added 31 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to its three lots near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport.

Eaton Supporting Deep Incentive Program for California Hybrid Vehicles

GALESBURG, MI – Eaton Corporation has aligned with the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to assist California-based fleets wanting to purchase low-emission, fuel efficient medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles.

Green Models in the Running for 2013 Fleet Vehicle of the Year

TORRANCE, CA – Voting for the ninth annual Automotive Fleet 2013 Fleet Car and Truck of the Year awards is now open! Several hybrid and electric vehicles are candidates this year.

EPA Sets Bio-based Diesel Volumes for 2013

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken action to establish the amount of bio-diesel products required to be included in diesel fuel markets in 2013.

City of Dublin Awarded for CNG Efforts

DUBLIN, OHIO – The City has reduced its reliance on petroleum fuels by adding 44 new vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to its fleet.

The Vectrix VX-1 designed to excel in outdoor environments, functioning safetly on any surface usually traversed by traditional police motorcycles and mountain bicycles.

NYPD Using Electric Police Bikes for Patrol at 9/11 Memorial Site

NEW YORK – The New York Police Department (NYPD) has deployed two all-electric Vectrix VX-1 Law Enforcement Model motorcycles at the NYC 9/11 Memorial Site.

This E-450-based shuttle bus features a 6.8-liter, V10 engine and a 41-gallon propane autogas fuel tank.

ROUSH CleanTech Partners With Green Alternative Systems for Transit Shuttle Bus Conversions

CHICAGO — ROUSH CleanTech announced at the 2012 BusCon Expo that it has partnered with Green Alternative Systems (GAS) to provide installations for ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fueling systems in the transit, paratransit, and commercial ground transportation markets.

Each of the participating Kohl’s locations will have two or three parking spaces reserved for EV drivers to charge at no cost while they shop, according to the company.

Kohl’s Dept. Stores to Expand EV Charging Stations to 18 Locations

MENOMONEE FALLS, WI – With the expansion, Kohl’s shoppers will be able to take advantage of a total of 101 charging stations at 52 Kohl’s locations across 14 states.

Waste Pro Opens CNG Fuel Facility in Florida

FT. PIERCE, FL – The facility is able to fuel 80 compressed natural gas vehicles at full capacity simultaneously, and can also service compatible vehicles from surrounding municipalities.

Top Gear, which airs on the History Channel on Tuesday nights and is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, featured the Venchurs converted bi-fuel Ford pickup in a challenge that required hosts Ta

Venchurs CNG F-350 Featured on ‘Top Gear’ TV Show

ADRIAN, MI – A Venchurs Vehicle Systems (VVS) CNG F-350 battled two unlikely candidates for fuel economy supremacy on a recent episode of Top Gear — a VW Passat TDI and a BMW 5-Series — and the results were revealing.

Vincentric Report Identifies 11 Cost-Effective Hybrids

BINGHAM FARMS, MI – According to Vincentric’s 2012 Hybrid Analysis, 11 out of 25 hybrid vehicles were identified as having a lower total cost-of-ownership than their all-gasoline counterparts.

Fleets can go online and create a comprehensive reduction plan by using several savings methods.

Energy Department Offers Petroleum Reduction Planning Tool

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) has developed a new tool to help fleets reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

The Nissan LEAF cars will be added to the University’s motor pool and the charging stations will be made available for use by students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the Murfreesboro campus

State University Gets Free Nissan LEAFs and EV Charging Stations

MURFREESBORO, TN – Nissan North America Inc. has donated two Nissan LEAF vehicles and three charging stations to Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) to promote the use of electric-vehicle technology.

 

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