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Baltimore Deploys Its First Propane Autogas Taxi Fleet

BALTIMORE – Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi fleet was recently launched at a special ceremony at the Mid-Atlantic headquarters of Veolia Transportation.

Nominations Open for the 2012 Fleet Hall of Fame

TORRANCE, CA - Nominations for the 2012 Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted until midnight (Pacific time) on Tuesday, June 5.

Delaware Installs Electrified Parking Areas for Trucks

SMYRNA, DE – To help eliminate wasteful idling, the state has installed 24 electrified parking areas through a federal grant in partnership with the Delaware Clean Cities coalition.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Gets Fast-Charge Systems

SEATTLE – AeroVironment has been awarded a contract to supply PosiCharge electric Ground Support Equipment fast-charge systems to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Electric Vehicle Safety Training Available for Fire Fighters & First Responders

QUINCY, MA – Funded by a $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the training is designed to help first responders identify electric vehicles and respond to common hazards.

Sunny Delight Transitions Calif. Fleet to CNG

CINCINATTI – Sunny Delight expects the conversion to CNG to save an estimated 400,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

The RAV4 EV will go on sale in late summer 2012 through select dealers, initially in four major California metropolitan markets including Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles/Orange Coun

All-New Toyota RAV4 EV Unveiled

LOS ANGELES -- The all-new Toyota RAV4 EV has an expected driving range rating of approximately 100 miles and charging time of approximately six hours on a 240V/40A charger.

$5 Million Available to Help Expand the Use of Alternative Fuels

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy funding is intended to help streamline and quicken permitting processes and coordinate alternative-fuel vehicle and EV infrastructure deployment across state, regional, and local governments.

NGVAmerica Partners With Bobit Business Media's 2012 Green Fleet Conference

WASHINGTON and TORRANCE, CA – Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) plans to host its 2012 National NGV Conference-Summit Oct. 3-5, in conjunction with Bobit Business Media’s 2012 Green Fleet Conference, which will be held Oct. 2 - 3 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Nissan Provides Free EV Charging Opportunities at LA & San Francisco Attractions

FRANKLIN, TN – Nissan North America has partnered with Adopt a Charger to install and maintain three Level 2 chargers at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and at the Music Concourse Garage in Golden Gate Park.

We Energies Presents Star Award to DUECO & UELC for Supplier Excellence

WAUKESHA, WI – We Energies said it has been able to trim significant inefficiencies and standardize equipment specifications to better manage their fleet operations with help from the two suppliers.

PG&E & Altec Team Up for ‘Green Fleet’ Utility Trucks

DIXON, CA – Altec Industries opened a new “green-focused” manufacturing facility April 22, made possible through PG&E’s purchase agreement with Altec for its green fleet bucket trucks.

EV Project Hits 24 Million Miles of EV Operation

SAN FRANCISCO – ECOtality, Inc. has achieved a milestone in the development of plug-in electric vehicle infrastructure, with the collection of more than 24 million miles of electric vehicle operating data since the inception of The EV Project.

Mammoth Cave National Park Awarded $505K for New Alt-Fuel Vehicles

MAMMOTH CAVE, KY – The Department of Energy (DOE)-Clean Cities/National Park Initiative awarded $505,000 to Mammoth Cave for the purchase of high-efficiency vehicles – buses, pickups and an electric vehicle – to replace older models.

FedEx, Purolator & UPS Receive Commercial Hybrid Hydraulic Parcel Delivery Trucks

PASADENA, CA – The fleets are members of the Hybrid, Electric and Advanced Truck Users Forum (HTUF) Parcel Delivery Working Group and each purchased an evaluation vehicle with assistance from CALSTART and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Duke Energy Tests Chrysler Plug-in Hybrid Minivans

CHARLOTTE, NC – Duke Energy took delivery of eight demonstration-fleet Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivans April 18 at its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.

Cox Enterprises Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Sustainability Program

ATLANTA – Cox Enterprises celebrated the fifth anniversary of Cox Conserves, the company’s national sustainability program, launched in 2007.

Clean Cities Handbook Provides Tips for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Use

WASHINGTON – The newly published Clean Cities PEV Handbook for Fleet Managers provides information on vehicles, maintenance, safety, emissions, charging equipment, and more.

Standardization Roadmap for U.S. Electric Vehicle Deployment Released

NEW YORK – The American National Standards Institute announced the release of a Standardization Roadmap for Electric Vehicles – Version 1.0, developed by the Institute’s Electric Vehicles Standards Panel (EVSP).

BAF Celebrates 20 Years & 20,000th CNG Vehicle Conversion

DALLAS – BAF, a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp, recently celebrated its 20th Anniversary and the completion of its 20,000th compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle conversion.

$20 Million Available for Clean Diesel Projects

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of up to $20 million in FY 2012 grant funding to establish clean diesel projects.

Case Study Finds ‘Going Green’ Cuts Fuel Use and Lowers Costs

SPARKS, MD – A recent PHH Arval case study shows that going green can actually generate cost savings. One fleet with 403 vehicles estimates annual fuel savings of more than $150,000.

New Study Analyzes Total Cost of Ownership for Alt-Fuel Vehicles

BOULDER, CO – While alternative-fuel vehicles carry an upfront cost premium, the total cost of ownership over the lifetime of the vehicle can be lower than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles, according to Pike Research.

ALTe & Club Assist Announce Plug-In Electric Hybrid Powertrain Project

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Club Assist will initiate the joint development project by taking possession of an ALTe-converted Ford F-150 truck for everyday fleet duties at its Chicago location.

ARI Employees Reinforce Company’s Commitment to Sustainability

MT. LAUREL, NJ – ARI, a global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, will hold an Earth Day celebration for employees on April 19 to bolster its recently launched internal sustainability initiative to reduce waste and energy consumption.

 

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