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Fleet management staff stand with the 16 Nissan Leafs. Photo courtesy of Cobb County.

Ga. County Expects to Save $246K with Leased EVs

Cobb County, Ga., has leased 16 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles (EVs), a move that is expected to save the county approximately $246,000 compared to the gas-powered vehicles currently in use in the fleet.

Canada Announces Stricter Vehicle, Fuel Standards

The Canadian government has announced new vehicle and fuel standards to reduce air pollution from on-road vehicles.

Alt Fuel Excise Tax to Be Based on Energy Equivalent

A provision allowing liquefied natural gas and propane autogas to be taxed equally with diesel fuel by energy content was passed as part of the three-month highway bill patch.

Photo courtesy of City of Boston.

East Coast Agencies Add More Hybrid Vans

Both the City of Boston, Mass., and Montgomery County, Md., have commissioned additional XL Hybrid conversions to supplement the existing XL Hybrids in their fleets. Boston will have an additional 16 hybrid vans, while Montgomery County will have 10.

Photo of a UPS CNG vehicle courtesy of UPS.

UPS Ramping Up Renewable Diesel Use

UPS has signed agreements with three suppliers for up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years as part of its goal to significantly reduce emissions by 2020.

Photo: Republic Services.

Republic Adds 17 CNG Refuse Trucks in Denver

Republic Services has added 17 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area, the waste management company announced.

Minn. Company Designs EV Utility Truck

Minnesota-based Universal Tactical Systems has designed a battery-electric medium-duty truck with the capability to be equipped with a bucket and swing arm for use by electric utility workers.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

13 Corporations Agree to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Thirteen large corporations have signed the White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge, with companies such as UPS, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo using "greener" fleets to help meet carbon footprint goals.

PERC Approves Autogas Nozzle Incentive Program

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has approved 10 funding requests, including one for an autogas nozzle incentive program. PERC will allocate $500,000 for a pilot program that will give qualifying marketers an incentive to help their customers replace older autogas nozzles with new, lower-emission autogas refueling equipment.

Fla. County Mandates CNG Refuse Trucks

Orange County, Fla., has approved a new refuse collection program that mandates haulers to begin using compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

Rendering courtesy of San Diego County.

San Diego County Moving to New Fleet Facility

San Diego County's fleet unit will be moving to a new $22-million service garage to make way for a new crime lab at its existing location, its fleet manager told Government Fleet.

Photo courtesy of Penske Truck Leasing.

Penske Opens CNG Maintenance-Capable Alabama Facility

Penske Truck Leasing has opened a new facility in the Birmingham suburb of Alabaster, Ala., that offers maintenance for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, among other services.

Photo courtesy of Circontrol.

Australia Establishes 'Electric Highway'

Seven city councils in West Australia have financed 12 charging stations between Perth and Augusta to create the country’s first “Electric Highway,” according to Circontrol.

Report Claims 38,887 Natural Gas Fueling Stations by 2025

The amount of global natural gas refueling stations is expected to grow from the current 23,001 to 38,887 by 2025, according to a report from Navigant Research.

Photo courtesy of NK Artography.

CARB Funds L.A. EV Car-Sharing Program

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has awarded a $1.6 million grant to the City of Los Angeles and its community partners for a pilot project that provides battery-electric vehicle car-sharing options in low-income communities.

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Gasoline Prices Fall to $2.74 Per Gallon

The national average gasoline price is now 79.4 cents lower than it was a year ago, and fell in eight of the nine regions tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

U.S. Senators Urge EPA to Boost Biodiesel

A bipartisan group of 36 U.S. Senators has petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase biodiesel production in the pending Renewable Fuel Standard for 2016 and 2017.

Photo of Model S sedans courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla's Model 3 May Offer 300-Mile Range

Tesla Motors plans to reveal its Model 3 in March of 2016, and the battery-electric vehicle line could reach a driving range of up to 300 miles, according to a report from Autocar.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Gain.

U.S. Gain Opens Pair of Midwest CNG Stations

U.S. Gain has opened two compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Indianapolis and Des Moines, Iowa, announced the CNG division of U.S. Venture.

Photo courtesy of Opoli Technologies.

BYD Adds EVs to Calif. Ride-Sharing Fleet

BYD Motors, Inc., will provide 50 of its e6 battery-electric vehicles to the San Diego fleet of California-based transportation provider Opoli Technologies.

Mitsubishi Likely Ending U.S. Car Production

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is expected to close its only North America plant, and focus its attention on growing markets in Asia, according to a Reuters report.

Partnership to Combine EV Charging and Energy Storage

Green Charge Networks, a commercial energy storage provider, announced its partnership with ChargePoint, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging networks.

Alt-Fuel Consortium Announces Fall 2015 Training Schedule

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) has released its fall alternative fuel vehicle training schedule. These classes are for automotive technicians, fleet managers, municipalities, and others who work with or are interested in alternative fuel vehicles.

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San Francisco Switching to Renewable Diesel

The City of San Francisco will phase out the use of petroleum diesel in its municipal fleet and replace it with renewable diesel by the end of this year, Mayor Ed Lee announced at a conference in Vatican City on climate change.

Photo courtesy of Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau

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