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VCU Adds Propane Autogas Shuttles

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has added bi-fuel propane autogas systems to seven shuttle buses in its 10-vehicle RamSafe fleet, the university's Parking and Transportation division announced.

NGV Conference Details Announced

Organizers of the North American NGV Conference and Expo have released details about the conference, which is scheduled for Sept. 15-17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

AmeriPride Releases Corporate Responsibility Report

Textile and rental supply company AmeriPride has released its first-ever Corporate Responsibility Report, which outlines key programs and initiatives the company is implementing as part of its commitment to environmental sustainability, the health and safety of its employees, and the well-being of the communities it serves.

Photo of mileston 1.4-liter engine courtesy of GM.

GM Ending 1.4L Engine Production

General Motors will cease production of the 1.4-liter gasoline engine that powers the Chevrolet Cruze and Volt by year's end, as it begins production of two new Ecotec engines for the next generations of those compact cars.

NAFA Chapter Launches Sustainability Award

The NAFA Pacific Southwest Chapter announced its first annual chapter Sustainability Award. The award recognizes fleets operating within the chapter area that are addressing sustainability. The application deadline is Sept. 8.

Blue1USA Named to Inc. Magazine List

Blue1USA has been included on Inc. Magazine's annual list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. The company is ranked number 3727 for the three-year period ending December of 2014.

Biofuels Group Touts Renewable Fuel Standard

The Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil since the program was passed by Congress in 2005, according to a study by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

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Public CNG Station Opens Near LAX

TIMCO CNG has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Inglewood, Calif., near Los Angeles International Airport, announced Evergreen CNG Systems, which commissioned the facility.

Photo by Kareem Girgis.

Fleet Technology Awards Announced

Six fleet managers took home awards and top honors for the efficiency and sustainability categories during the Fleet Technology Expo’s Light & Medium Duty Fleet awards on Aug. 26.

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Heavy-Duty Fleet Technology Expo Awards Announced

Many fleets were honored but only six took the top honors of the HDT Efficiency and Sustainability awards at the 2015 Fleet Technology Expo at an Aug. 26 ceremony.

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Ore. Beverage Fleet Reduces Fuel Costs with Autogas

An Oregon-based beverage distributor has cut the company's greenhouse gas emissions by over 20 percent and saved an estimated $10,000 in fuel costs in the seven months since it converted 10 gasoline-powered cargo vans to run on propane autogas.

Ulster County's green fleet policy will have the county buying additional green vehicles, including electric vehicles. Photo courtesy of Ford

N.Y. County Approves Policy to Reach 5% Green Vehicles

The Ulster County, N.Y., legislature approved a green fleet policy on Aug. 18 that aims to reduce fleet greenhouse gas emissions and improve vehicle fuel efficiency. The county’s goal is to ensure that 5% of the fleet by 2020 are “green” vehicles.

Photo of Hino's 195h cabover by Kevin Haegele.

Fleet Managers Go Hands-On With Green Vehicles

Fleet managers drove a wide spectrum of green fleet vehicles including a diesel-electric hybrid cabover, battery-electric Class 8 rig, and plug-in hybrid SUV that's yet to reach the market at the Fleet Technology Expo's Aug. 25 ride and drive event.

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Anheuser-Busch Converts St. Louis Fleet to CNG

Anheuser-Busch has replaced all 97 diesel-fueled tractors in its St. Louis fleet with new compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled tractors, the brewing company announced. By transitioning to CNG technology, Anheuser-Busch expects to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2,500 tons per year.

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EV, Hybrid Interest Flat for 3 Years

A new Harris Poll has found that U.S. customer interest in battery-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and gasoline-electric vehicles has largely remained unchanged since 2013.

American Natural Gas Building Ky. CNG Station

The American Natural Gas LLC (ANG) announced the construction of a public compressed natural gas station (CNG) in Georgetown, Ky., with Bestway Express serving as the station's anchor tenant.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.63 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 7.9 cents to $2.637 for the week ending Aug. 24, according to federal data.

2015 Prius, photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Prius Reaches Sales Milestone

Toyota has sold eight million Prius models since the introduction of the hybrid in 1997, the automaker has announced.

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EPA Certifies Bi-Fuel Propane Autogas Police Vehicles

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified a trio of police vehicles to operate with bi-fuel propane autogas fueling systems provided by Alliance AutoGas, the vehicle modifier has announced.

The deployment will include vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt (pictured), Ford Fusion Energi, and Nissan Leaf. Photo courtesy of GM

Atlanta Hires Vision Fleet to Lease EVs, Hybrids

The City of Atlanta is deploying a green fleet of 50 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in a $2.7 million demo project with Vision Fleet.

Photo courtesy of Renewable Energy Group.

REG Acquires Wash. Biodiesel Refinery

Biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Imperium Renewables, Inc., including the 100-million gallon nameplate biodiesel refinery and terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, Wash., the company announced.

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Uraguay EV Taxis Usher in Electrified Public Transportation

Following in the footsteps of its neighbor Colombia, Uruguay has added 50 BYD e6 fully electric taxis to its fleet, following a trial run that began in February 2015.

Photo of current-generation LEAF courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Creates Audio Alert for EVs in Europe

The sound cue is aimed at warning pedestrians and cyclists that a vehicle in electric mode is nearby.

Colo. Selects CNG Stations for Grant Program

The Colorado Energy Office, along with the Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Department of Transportation, has selected four compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station locations under the third round of funding from the ALT Fuels Colorado grant program.

Honda of America Executive Vice President and CEO Tom Shoup speaks at the opening of the company's CNG fueling station in Marysville, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda Opens Public CNG Station in Ohio

Honda has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its campus in Marysville, Ohio, the company announced.

 

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