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GE & Chesapeake Energy Join Forces to Lower Cost of Natural Gas Stations

HOUSTON – GE and Chesapeake have signed a memorandum of understanding on a product and services development partnership to develop and bring to market compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas transportation and natural gas fueling solutions.

Andersen Corp. to Lower Annual Fleet Emissions by 28%

BAYPORT, MN – Andersen Corporation, a window and door manufacturer in North America, is converting its transportation fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG) to reduce both operating costs and carbon dioxide emissions.

In independent testing, VIA’s eREV pick-up trucks have demonstrated up to 100 mpg in typical fleet driving.

Verizon Teams Up with VIA Motors for Extended Range EV Technology

INDIANAPOLIS – Verizon and VIA Motors announced they will collaborate to develop and demonstrate plug-in electric work vehicles using VIA’s proprietary eREV (extended range electric vehicle) technology and evaluate the technology for possible wide scale application into Verizon’s fleet.

More Than $26 Million in Clean Transportation Funding Available

DIAMOND BAR, CA – The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee’s (MSRC) 2011-2012 Work Program has more than $26 million in funding available for four program categories and more than a dozen eligible projects designed to reduce harmful emissions from mobile sources.

Clean Cities to Highlight Nationwide Alternative Fuel Projects

INDIANAPOLIS – During the 2012 NTEA Green Truck Summit/Work Truck Show this week, the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program will host a poster session to highlight alternative fuel and related technology deployment projects from across the country.

Best Buy, Johnson Controls, PG&E & Veolia Join National Clean Fleets Partnership

WASHINGTON – These four new partners join 14 other major national companies in committing to improve the fuel economy of the commercial fleets, integrate alternative technology vehicles such as natural gas trucks and electric vehicles into their fleets, and reduce their overall fuel use.

The Ram 2500 CNG is available exclusively as a Crew Cab 4x4 model with  169-inch wheelbase, in either an ST or SLT trim level. Pricing starts at  $47,500, including $995 destination charge.

Ram to Build CNG-Powered Pickup

INDIANAPOLIS – Ram Truck announced it will offer a factory-built compressed natural gas-powered (CNG) pickup truck for North America. The Ram 2500 CNG system was fully engineered and tested by Chrysler Group and assembled at the company’s Heavy Duty truck plant in Saltillo, Mexico.

Ford F-750 to Cut Back on Fuel with New Hybrid System

INDIANAPOLIS – The Ford F-750 will be able to lower fuel use while reducing emissions and operating more quietly at the work site, thanks to a new hybrid power plug-in system by Odyne Systems, a manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty work trucks.

Ford said the EcoBoost V-6 contributes to the 25-percent reduction in fuel when compared with its E-Series vans.

2013-MY Ford Transit Van to Come With 3.5L EcoBoost V-6

INDIANAPOLIS – Ford said the EcoBoost V-6 contributes to the 25-percent reduction in fuel when compared with its E-Series vans. The engine going into the Transit had a successful year in 2011 in the F-150, according to Ford.

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.



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