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Republic Services Wins Clean Fuels Award

Republic Services’ fleet in Baton Rouge, La., has been awarded Louisiana Clean Fuels’ Fleet of the Year Award for its compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet expansion and petroleum reductions.

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XL Hybrids Offers GM 3500/4500 Powertrain

XL Hybrids has begun supplying its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain for General Motors' 3500/4500 cutaway and cab chassis van beginning with 2011 model-year vehicles, according to the company.

MEMA NorCal attendees awaiting their turn on the NASCAR course. Photo courtesy of David Worthington.

MEMA NorCal Holds First Meeting

The Northern California Chapter of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA NorCal) held its first event at Sonoma Raceway in May.

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Orange EV Files Initial Order for Electric Terminal Truck

Orange EV has filed an initial order for its T-Series electric terminal truck to be sent to manufacturing and distribution facilities in Chicago, the company announced.

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McNeilus' New Front Loading Refuse Truck Enables CNG

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing has added the Meridian front loader to the company’s lineup of refuse vehicles.

Nebraska Gov. Signs Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Bill

Nebraska's Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved legislation that will establish a new program offering rebates for alternative-fuel vehicle conversions, according to documents from the state legislature.

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Report: EV Charging Stations to Reach 12.7M by 2020

The number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations worldwide is expected to grow to more than 12.7 million units by 2020 from more than 1 million units in last year.

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Ga. County Installs Charging Stations

Cobb County, Ga., is installing a network of 22 electric chargers around the county that will be used for fleet vehicles and by the public.

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Gasoline Flat at $2.78 Per Gallon

The national average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased only slightly, six-tenths of a cent, to $2.78 per gallon for the week ending June 1, according to federal records.

Diesel Prices Do About-Face

The average price of on-highway diesel moved a little lower this week, following six consecutive weekly increases, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

The 2015 Prius gets a combined MPG of 50 and can be used to bring up the average MPG in a fleet. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Calif. Raises MPG for State Vehicle Purchases

California has raised its average fuel economy standard for state agencies that purchase passenger vehicles to 38 miles per gallon starting July 1, according to a memo from the Department of General Services.

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Sacramento County to Demo Electric Refuse Trucks

​Sacramento County (Calif.) will be testing out two battery-electric heavy-duty refuse trucks to see how they compare with diesel and natural gas vehicles. The county will demo the TransPower "ElecTrucks" at no cost for two years.

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Volvo CNG Cars Shown in Paris

Volvo Cars will display the bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of its MY-2016 V60 and V70 cars at the World Gas Conference (WGC) in Paris from June 1 to 5.

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Obama Lowers Ethanol Blending Levels

President Obama's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reduced the federal required levels of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline, which dealt a blow to a biofuel that's falling out of favor in an era of cheap gasoline.

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Transportation Sector Driving Renewable Energy Usage

The transportation sector was a big factor in renewable energy growth in the past decade thanks to growing demand for liquid biofuels.

GE Capital Canada, Shell Offer LNG Lease Discount

GE Capital Canada has signed a commercial agreement with Shell Canada Products to facilitate the Canadian trucking industry’s adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the fleet management company announced.

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Two CNG Stations Opened on Texas Trucking Corridors

Two new public-access compressed natural gas stations have been opened in Texas by amp Trillium, a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG.

CALSTART to Manage Alt-Vehicle Incentive Program

The California Air Resources Board has selected the clean transportation consortium CALSTART to continue to administer the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

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Ford Releases Patents for Electric Vehicle Tech

Ford Motor Co. has released its electrified vehicle technology patents to its competitors in a bid to spur development of electric vehicles, the automaker announced.

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Tesla Selling Pre-Owned Model S Cars

Tesla Motors has launched an online marketplace offering previously owned Model S battery-electric vehicles, the company announced.

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Indianapolis' EV Fleet Embroiled in Controversy

The City of Indianapolis mayor's bid to roll out the largest municipal fleet of electrified vehicles has become entangled in opposition from city leaders, the threat of a lawsuit to halt it, and complaints from city departments in recent weeks.

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50 Police Agencies Using Zero's Electric Motorcycles

Law enforcement agencies are using the Zero SP, Zero DSP and Zero FXP for patrol, including traffic enforcement. The motorcycles produce no audible sound and can provide a tactical advantage for officers.

Tenn. Revives Rebates for EVs, Plug-In Hybrids

The state of Tennessee has re-started a rebate program for battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids after shutting it down more than two years ago.

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Daimler, Qualcomm Developing Wireless EV Charging

Daimler and Qualcomm Technologies hope to develop technology that enables wireless charging of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, as well as wireless charging of mobile phones in cars.

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Obama Scales Back EV Goal for Fed Fleet

Only 7% of the vehicles purchased by the federal government during Obama's presidency were hybrid or battery electric powered, despite President Obama's call for 1 million such vehicles on the road by 2015.

 
 

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