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Venchurs reported that, as expected, there was no noticeable reduction in towing capabilities while running on CNG.

Venchurs’ Bi-Fuel Pickup Completes 4,000-Mile Road Trip from Detroit to Vegas

ADRIAN, MI – Venchurs reported that, as expected, there was no noticeable reduction in towing capabilities while running on CNG. The company said the bi-fuel Ford, which towed a 10,000-plus lb. trailer over 4,000 miles, performed exceptionally well.

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2012 GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator Now Available

WASHINGTON – Version 2012 of the GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator, developed by Argonne, now allows users to examine algae-based biodiesel and compare conventional natural gas to shale gas.

More Than 100 Seattle & Portland Public School Buses to Run on Propane

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS – First Student Inc. received a grant of $890,000 toward the purchase of 89 buses placed in service for Portland Public Schools and $450,000 for 45 buses to be used in Seattle.

The EV refuse trucks Chicago is acquiring will use the electric Powertrain Control System (ePCS) system featured in Motiv’s bus pilot vehicle, but will feature a larger motor and 10 battery p

Chicago to Buy 20 Electric Refuse Trucks

CHICAGO - The City of Chicago plans to purchase 20 electric refuse trucks from Motiv Power Systems for $13.4 million. Each vehicle is a Class 8 truck with a range of 60 miles.

Ryder’s Natural Gas Fleet Surpasses 6 Million Miles

MIAMI – Since deploying its natural gas truck program in 2011, the vehicles have replaced approximately 923,000 gallons of diesel fuel with natural gas and reduced emissions by more than 2,300 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.

The all-electric Fiat 500e is scheduled to go on sale in California in 2013.

Chrysler Reveals Sneak Peek of All-New Fiat 500e Electric Vehicle

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler released two images of its Fiat 500e all-electric vehicle, which it plans to debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show.

With the addition of the new C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids, GE's alternative-fuel fleet will grow to more than 5,000.

GE to Buy 2,000 Ford C-MAX Energi Plug-in Hybrids for Fleet

FAIRFIELD, CT - GE plans to buy 2,000 new Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids for its fleet as part of its goal to convert more than half its global fleet to alternative-fuel vehicles.

Spotsylvania County Converts Police Cruisers and School District Trucks to Propane Autogas

SPOTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE, VA – The County converted 20 sheriff’s department police cruisers and four school district trucks and expects to save approximately $70,000 in fuel costs annually and displace more than 60 tons of greenhouse gases.

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NREL and DOE Launch New Online Alternative Fuel Tools for Fleet Managers

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched a new online tool, and redesigned the DOE’s Alternative Fuels Data Center Web site, to allow fleet managers to determine the best alternative-fuel vehicle strategies.

Ford EV+ Feature Maximizes Electric-Only Driving

DEARBORN, MI – EV+, a standard feature on Ford plug-in hybrids, combines the built-in GPS of Ford SYNC with proprietary software algorithms to learn frequent destinations.

Chevrolet & GMC Bi-Fuel Pickup Production Begins

DETROIT – Production of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD bi-fuel pickup trucks is underway in Fort Wayne, Ind. Customers began placing orders in April.

SuperShuttle Deploys 75th Propane Autogas Shuttle

PHOENIX – SuperShuttle expects to emit 13 million fewer pounds of carbon dioxide over the next five years using these 75 vehicles.

GE and Clean Energy Fuels Partner to Expand ‘America’s Natural Gas Highway’

HOUSTON - Clean Energy is purchasing two of GE’s ecomagination-qualified MicroLNG plants from GE Oil & Gas. The LNG fuel generated by these plants will be sold at Pilot-Flying J truck stops at various stations along transportation corridors in the U.S.

One of two Nissan Leaf electric vehicles that Oklahoma City is operating as part of a pilot program.

Oklahoma City Adds Nissan Leaf EVs to Fleet for Pilot Program

OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City stated that driving a Nissan Leaf 100 miles costs approximately $2.30. The City also expects to save on maintenance costs.

Chevrolet to Debut Spark EV Plug-in Electric at LA Auto Show

DETROIT - GM said this new model is one of 13 new or redesigned vehicles it plans to launch in 2013.

City of Fort Collins Powers Fleet with Natural Gas and Biodiesel

FORT COLLINS, CO – Thirty percent of the city’s nearly 2,000-vehicle fleet is powered by alternative fuels, with all 37 public transit buses powered by either compressed natural gas or biodiesel.

Plugless Power Wireless EV Charging Systems Available to LEAF and Volt Users in April

WYTHEVILLE, VA – Evatran has signed an agreement with SPX Service Solutions to distribute and install Plugless Power wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging systems. The systems require station installation in customers' homes and the installation of an adapter onto the undercarriage of the EV.

DOE Welcomes Newest Clean Cities Coalition in North Carolina

ASHEVILLE, NC – A celebration was held Oct. 29 to officially designate the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition in Asheville, N.C., as the 86th Clean Cities Coalition in the nation.

EPA Waives Clean Diesel Requirements in Several States Due to Hurricane Sandy

WASHINGTON – The federal waivers will help ensure an adequate supply of fuel for emergency response in the impacted areas of New Jersey, New York City, and Pennsylvania, according to the EPA.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s fleet is experiencing 40-50 percent fuel savings, as well as reduced maintenance costs.

Sheriff's Fleet of Propane Cruisers Cuts Fuel & Emissions in Half

STATESVILLE, NC – The Iredell County Sheriff’s fleet in North Carolina is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 52 percent and will ultimately displace 296,400 gallons of gasoline with propane-autogas cruisers.

Second Edition of ‘Road to Natural Gas’ Lists More Fleets Switching to CNG & LNG

SEAL BEACH, CA – More truck companies, refuse haulers, fleet operators, airports, municipalities, and other organizations are making the switch to natural gas with transportation fuel, station construction, and services provided by Clean Energy.

The bi-fuel pickup truck uses natural gas as its primary fuel and will automatically switch to gasoline when the CNG tanks are empty.

Chrysler Begins Production of Ram 2500 CNG Pickup Truck

SALTILLO, MEXICO – The first Ram 2500 compressed natural gas (CNG) pickup trucks came off the assembly line at the company’s Saltillo, Mexico, assembly plant.

Hybrids Show Improvement in Order-to-Delivery Times in 2012

TORRANCE, CA –The 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2012 Toyota Prius were among the vehicles showing the most improved order-to-delivery times compared to last year, according to the results of Automotive Fleet’s 13th annual order-to-delivery (OTD) study.

Alliance AutoGas Adds First Michigan-based Partner to Alt-Fuel Network

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Crystal Flash is the first Alliance partner based in Michigan. The company has been delivering gasoline, diesel, and propane to businesses, farms, municipalities, and homes since 1932.

Diesel-to-CNG Package Approved for Diesel International DT 466 Series Engine

ALEXANDRIA, VA & NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The availability of the DT 466 series engine is an important landmark due to its popularity in the school/transit bus and delivery truck market, according to the companies.



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