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Penske Awarded $400,000 Grant from DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Penske Truck Leasing a $400,000 grant for the company’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Project, to be administered by the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Montgomery County Opens CNG Fueling Site

Montgomery County, Md., recently opened its second compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The new site offers CNG and E-85 fuel to fleet and public drivers.

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Blossman Adds Propane Autogas Ford F-650s

Blossman Gas has purchased three propane autogas Ford F-650 bobtail trucks for fuel delivery, the propane dealer announced.

Fleet Technology Expo Brings Back Largest Green Ride & Drive

This year’s Fleet Technology Expo is bringing back Green Fleet Conference’s Green Ride and Drive Event, offering attendees the chance to get behind the wheel of green vehicles from major manufacturers.

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Diesel Prices Climb for Fourth Week Straight

The national average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel rose slightly to $2.878, continuing a four-week streak of price increases. The national average cost of a gallon of gasoline also increased this week, gaining 2.7 cents to $2.691.

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Gasoline Prices Continue Upswing to $2.69 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded rose 2.7 cents to $2.691 for the week ending May 11, marking a month-long run of rising prices, according to federal records.

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Environmental Dangers of Global Refrigerated Transport Studied

The environmental challenge caused by booming global demand for cooling could be far greater than previously thought, according to a new report, by Dearman, a clean cold and power technology company.

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GEM eL XD Cars Recalled for Welds

The recall from Polaris Industries affects 628 of the hybrid electric vehicles.

The three plug-in hybrid electric bucket trucks use a diesel chassis, but unlike conventional trucks, the new vehicles use an electric power “takeoff unit” to operate the 55-foot boom. (Photo: EPB)

Tenn. Utility Deploys Heavy Vehicle Hybrid Technology

A publicly owned utility in Tennessee is rolling out a pilot program to test hybrid vehicle technology with the goal of reducing pollution and operational costs related to some of its heaviest trucks.

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Tesla to Deliver 55K Vehicles in 2015

Tesla Motors hopes to deliver 55,000 vehicles in 2015, including its Model S and upcoming Model X, the company announced as part of its first-quarter earnings.

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Natural Gas Powered ampCNG Fleet Hits 30 Million Miles

Compressed natural gas fueling company ampCNG announced that its fleet of Class 8 CNG trucks has surpassed 30 million miles.

On May 6, Georgia Power held a special event to roll out its 32 new Chevrolet Volts. (Photo: Georgia Power)

Southeast Utility Rolls Out New Fleet of Chevrolet Volts

The utility held a special event at its headquarters in Atlanta to introduce its 32 new plug-in electric hybrid Chevrolet Volts.

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BMW's 2016 3 Series Adds PHEV

BMW is redesigning its 3 Series luxury sedan for 2016 and adding two new models, including a plug-in hybrid that will join the lineup later in the year.

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Chevrolet Adds Bi-Fuel CNG Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab

Chevrolet will expand its compressed natural gas lineup to include the bi-fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab, allowing drivers to operate the vehicle on CNG or gasoline.

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Toyota Mirai to Reach Calif. Dealers in October

Toyota will begin delivering the first Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedans to eight northern and southern California dealers in October, the automaker has announced.

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HVAC Fleet Saves $120K in Fuel With Propane Autogas

A HVAC service fleet based in Utah has reduced its annual fuel spend by $120,000 and eliminated 62 tons of carbon-dioxide emissions by converting 29 gasoline-powered vehicles to propane autogas, according to its fuel supplier.

Odyne announced three of its plug-in hybrid system equipped tank trucks will be delivered to one of the largest electric power holding companies in the U.S. (Photo: Odyne)

First Odyne Hybrid System Fuel Tank Truck Delivered

Odyne announced three of its plug-in hybrid system equipped tank trucks will be delivered to one of the largest electric power holding companies in the U.S.

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Major Fleets Saved $477 Million With Fuel-Efficient Tech

Fourteen fleets achieved fuel savings of $477 million in 2014 by adopting a variety of fuel efficiency technologies according to an annual study from the NACFE.

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Hawaii Ends Ethanol Blending in Gasoline

Hawaiian lawmakers have passed a law that ends the mandate requiring the blending of ethanol with gasoline in the state.

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Cummins Westport Tests Near Zero NOx Natural Gas Engine

Cummins Westport has announced field-testing of a spark-ignited natural gas engine capable of producing near zero NOx emissions for use in refuse and transit applications.

Montgomery County’s Hybrid Cargo Vans Lower Fuel Costs

Montgomery County, Md., is already seeing more than 25% MPG increase on 10 vans with hybrid electric powertrains.

The State of Colorado has some CNG vehicles in its fleet, which are fueled at private stations.

Colo. Studies Alt-Fuel Expansion for State Fleet

A fleet greening study conducted for the State of Colorado has recommended the state look at fuels outside of just compressed natural gas (CNG) in order to maximize the environmental efficiency of its fleet.

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Westport to Offer WiNG-Equipped 2016 F-150

Westport Innovations will offer a compressed natural gas (CNG) 2016 F-150 this summer that's been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board, the company has announced.

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UPS Rolls Out RNG Fuel Delivery Trucks

United Parcel Service (UPS) will begin using renewable natural gas (RNG) in its fleet of delivery vehicles and tractors after signing a purchasing agreement with Clean Energy Fuels.

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Cummins Westport Introduces 6.7L Natural Gas Engine

Cummins Westport will begin producing the ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter dedicated natural gas engine for medium-duty trucks, shuttle buses, and vocational vehicles by the middle of 2016.

 
 

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