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THE SWACO landfill “gas to energy” facility generates natural gas for the pipeline. Photo courtesy of MEMA

MEMA Ohio Tours Renewable Nat. Gas Facility

The Solid Waste Authority of Ohio (SWACO) hosted the final member meeting in 2014 for the Ohio chapter of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA-OH) on Nov. 20.

Photo: Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Unveils XR-PHEV Concept SUV

Mitsubishi's XR-PHEV concept joins the Outlander PHEV on Mitsubishi's list of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).

Image via Trillium CNG.

Trillium Opens Public Access CNG Station in Louisiana

Trillium CNG and E-Z Mart Stores opened a public access, Class-8 accessible compressed natural gas fueling station at the E-Z Mart Convenience Store and Truck Stop in Monroe, La.

Kentucky Fuel Taxes to Move Lower

The decrease reflects a drop in the calculated average wholesale price of motor fuels, as provided under Kentucky law, according to the state transportation department.

Photo by Paul Clinton.

Audi Introduces Hydrogen Fuel Cell A7 Sedan

Audi has added its name to the list of automakers developing a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, as the automaker introduced the A7 Sportback h-tron quattro concept at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Chris Wolski, senior editor of Automotive Fleet and Green Fleet magazines (center), presented The Green Fleet Truck of the Year award to Mark Oldenburg, national fleet marketing, mobility, and strategic planning manager (right) and the Green Fleet Car of the Year award to Jim Michon, commercial business manager for Ford. (PHOTO: Becky May)

Ford and Toyota Score First Green Fleet Car and Truck of the Year Awards

Bobit Business Media, publisher of "Automotive Fleet" and "Green Fleet" magazines, awarded its inaugural Green Fleet Car and Green Fleet Truck of the Year awards to the Ford Fusion Energi and Toyota Highlander Hybrid during a ceremony November 20 at the L.A. Auto Show.

Charge port with indicator light for dark conditions: Photo via Chevrolet.

Next-Gen Volt Gains User-Friendly Charging Features

Chevrolet has added a series of user-friendly features to the charging system of the next-generation Volt that will allow owners to pre-set charging levels based on location and departure times.

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels

Mansfield Clean Energy Opens Ga. CNG Station

The natural gas fueling station in Doraville, Ga., will fuel Mansfield’s fleet of 12 natural gas trucks, along with other area fleets.

PG&E/Efficient Drivetrains Inc. Electric Hybrid bucket truck. (PHOTO: PG&E)

PG&E Unveils PHEV Class 5 Bucket Trucks

More than 70 investor-owned electric utilities will increase investment by an estimated $50 million per year, or $250 million over five years, to add more EVs to their fleets, starting in 2015.

BMW-Toyota Collaboration Could Result in Fuel Cell Vehicle

A collaboration between BMW and Toyota could lead to the German automaker's next hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that may be called the i5, according to a report from Autocar.

Photo via City of Redlands website.

Calif. City Expands CNG Fueling Station

The City of Redlands, Calif., has expanded its alternative fueling station at its corporate yard with the addition of new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel dispensers. The expansion cost $222,604.

Photo via Port of Portland

Oregon Seeks EPA Funding For Truck Replacement Program

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is looking for local fleets and owner-operators to participate in a possible truck replacement program funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program will pay for up to half the cost of a new truck, provided the old one is scrapped.

Photo: U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force Launches All-Electric Vehicle Fleet

The 42-vehicle fleet is the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles.

Photo: Honda

Honda Delays Fuel Cell Vehicle Until 2016

Honda plans to sell its production hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2016 rather than 2015 as it had planned, the automaker announced Monday.

2014 5.3L V-8 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (L83) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. (PHOTO: General Motors)

2015 Silverado Offers Trio of EcoTec3 Engines

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado offers three EcoTec3 engines with advanced fuel-saving technologies that enable fleets to choose the performance and fuel efficiency that best meets their needs.

Audi Producing E-Diesel at Plant in Germany

The automaker's new pilot plant in Dresden, developed in partnership with Climeworks and sunfire, will produce diesel fuel from water, carbon dioxide, and green electricity.

President and CEO Akio Toyoda announces the name of the new hyrdogen fuel-cell vehicle.

Toyota Names Fuel Cell Sedan Mirai

Toyota has revealed the name of its fuel cell sedan. The Mirai means future in Japanese. Also in Toyota's future are plans to build more hydrogen fueling stations in several Northeastern states.

Photo courtesy of City of Houston.

Houston Transitions to Propane Autogas Trucks

Next year, the City of Houston will begin purchasing light-duty trucks with a gaseous prep package in order to have a supply of vehicles that can be converted to propane autogas.

Photo: NTEA

2015 Work Truck Show Gives Green Truck Summit Details

The Green Truck Summit features educational sessions that cover advanced technologies and alternative fuels, implementation strategies, and timely insights into regulatory changes.

Photo courtesy of Lightning Hybrids.

Linen Delivery Fleet Adds Hydraulic Hybrid Truck

Uniform and linen supplier AmeriPride Services Inc. has taken delivery of its first hydraulic hybrid truck in North America, a 2014 Ford F59 chassis with a Morgan Olson Route Star walk-in van body.

Photo of the 2015 NX 300h courtesy of Lexus.

Lexus Offers NX Compact SUV for 2015

Lexus is entering the growing compact SUV segment with the 2015 NX gasoline and hybrid model that will make its North American debut at the L.A. Auto Show.

CEO Pablo Acedo poses with VIA eREV vans. Photo courtesy of VIA.

EPA Certifies VIA Motors' Hybrid Van

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted certification to VIA Motors' eREV gasoline-electric hybrid van, paving the way for shipping of the vehicle to fleets, the company announced Nov. 13.

Photo of crash testing of 2015 Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Impala courtesy of GM.

Bi-Fuel Impala Tested With Bonfire, Rifle Round

General Motors has subjected the compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tank of its 2015 Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala to several extreme tests, including the "bonfire test," penetration test with an armor-piercing rifle round, and impact testing.

Photo of Los Angeles via Wikipedia.

U.S., China Announce Emissions Pact

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have set a goal to lower carbon-dioxide emissions in the U.S. and China by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

Photo of Freightliner Business Class M2 truck courtesy of Daimler Trucks North America.

Daimler Recalls CNG Freightliner M2 Trucks

The manual tank shutoff valve is at risk for getting stuck in the closed position and blocking the flow of fuel to the engine in 16 2013 model-year trucks.

 

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