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Calif. Transit Agency Adds Electric Buses

The Long Beach Transit (LBT) board of directors awarded an $11.07 million contract to Los Angeles-based company BYD Motors, Inc., for the purchase of 10 battery-electric buses and supporting charging systems, the Long Beach, Calif.-based transit agency announced.

EPA Approves Omnitek's Natural Gas Cat C15 Replacement Engine

Omnitek Engineering Corp. has earned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval to produce dedicated natural gas engines for the Caterpillar C15 diesels as a replacement option for heavy equipment and Class 8 trucks in model years 1993 to 2006.

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Cognac Fleet Takes Delivery of 45 EVs

Cognac maker Jas Hennessy & Co, which is headquartered in Cognac, France, has taken delivery from Renault of 45 electric vehicles (23 ZOEs and 22 Kangoo Z.E.s).

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California Cities Lead Worst Air Pollution List

California cities rank at the top of the list of the areas with the worst air pollution, according to the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report for 2015.

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Ohio Bill Would Set Up Alt-Fuel Incentives

Ohio State Representatives Sean O’Brien and Dave Hall have reintroduced bipartisan legislation to incentivize alternative fuel use in the state, the lawmakers announced.

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Vincentric Analyzes 2015 F-150 TCO

The jury is still out on total cost of ownership (TCO) for the 2015 F-150; however, fleet owners should not expect a high cost-to-own increase from the 2014 to 2015 F-150 models, according to Vincentric.

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Kum & Go to Offer E-15 Fueling in 7 States

Kum & Go has opened an E-15 fueling station in Windsor Heights, Iowa, and plans to make the ethanol fuel blend available at more than 65 stores in Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota over the next two years, the convenience store chain announced.

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Universal LNG Rolls Out Long-Range Natural Gas Trucks

Houston-based Universal LNG Solutions Inc. unveiled four long-range Freightliner Cascadia heavy-duty trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) that will be used by at least two national logistics fleets, the company announced.

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Tesla Co-Founder Targeting Refuse Trucks

A Tesla Motors co-founder hopes to bring green-vehicle innovation to refuse trucks, which can consume an average of 14,000 gallons of fuel per year, he said at an investor conference in Los Angeles.

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Alliance Adds Propane Conversion Centers to Network

Alliance AutoGas has added H & H Sales Company, Inc. and Ashby’s Inc./Crenshaw Corporation of Richmond, Va. to its propane conversion center network, the company announced.

Colo. City Completes BioCNG Project

The City of Grand Junction, Colo., has finished a $2.8 million compressed natural gas (CNG) project that has been in the works for a decade, the city has announced.

Linde Expands Hydrogen Fueling with Quantum Dispensers

Linde North America is expanding its hydrogen fueling infrastructure in California, following multiple orders of hydrogen fueling dispensers from Quantum Fuel Systems, the vendor announced.

Donlen Exec Talks Alternative Fuels at AFLA Event

Donlen's vice president of strategic consulting, analytics and sustainability will lead the "Alternative Fuels & Fuel Technologies" forum at the AFLA Mid-Year Forum on April 30 in Chicago.

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Tesla Model X on Pace for Late 2015 Launch

Tesla Motors has completed both prototypes of the Model X battery-electric SUV, which should begin production in late 2015, the company noted in an SEC filing.

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Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.57 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose 8.5 cents to $2.57 for the week ending April 27, according to federal data.

Diesel Price Rises for Second Straight Week

The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel moved higher on Monday for the second straight week as oil prices also gained last week.

Oak Ridge Electric Department is one of the latest to receive one the plug-in hybrid eletric bucket trucks through the grant.

Grant Helps Southeast Utility Fleets Acquire PHEV Trucks

The utilities have already rolled out several of the 53 trucks that have been slated for a U.S. Department of Energy grant distributed by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Electric Power Research Institute.

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Siemens Unveils Wi-Fi EV Charging Station

Siemens has introduced a Wi-Fi enabled electric vehicle (EV) charging station for homes that can monitor and control usage remotely through a mobile or web app, the company announced.

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Mich. Paratransit Service Adds Propane Autogas Shuttles

The Rapid, a transit authority in Grand Rapids, Mich., has added four propane autogas shuttle buses to its GO!Bus paratransit service, ROUSH CleanTech announced.

Love's opened a fast-fill CNG station in Willis, Texas. Photo courtesy Love's.

Natural-Gas Trucks Not Part of Truck Sales Boom

Truckers are ordering new equipment in record numbers, but are not turning to natural gas fueled trucks as fast as had been projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research.

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FedEx Adds Fuel Cell Cargo Tractors in Memphis

FedEx has added 15 hydrogen fuel cell-powered Charlatte ground support equipment (GSE) cargo tractors and a hydrogen fueling station funded by a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. DOE.

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2015 Ford F-150 Named Greenest Pickup

In time for Earth Day, AAA named the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat with EcoBoost gasoline as the greenest pickup truck in the segment in its 2015 "AAA Green Car Guide."

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Hybrid, EV Sales Suffer From Low Gasoline Prices

Owners of hybrid and battery-electric vehicles are trading in their alternative fuel vehicles for gasoline powered vehicles, according to new research from Edmunds.com.

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Public Funding Leads to CNG Build Out in Pennsylvania

More than $1 million in public grants has funded 23 compressed natural gas trucks and a new Trillium CNG fueling station in Pottsville, Pa., set to open on Earth Day.

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Fed Fleet Gets Bi-Fuel CNG Pickups, Car Sharing

Federal fleet managers plan to add compressed natural gas (CNG) pickups, implement car-sharing, and establish a short-term rental program to increase fleet utilization, a GSA fleet director has announced.

 

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