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Fla. City's CNG Plan to Save $2.9M in Fuel Costs

The City of Panama City, Fla., city commission has approved a recommendation to construct a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and replace a portion of its fleet with CNG vehicles.

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Ford Names Nat G Qualified Vehicle Modifier

Houston-based Nat G CNG Solutions has been selected to join Ford's Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to provide fleets natural gas versions of Ford trucks and vans, the company has announced.

Trillium, Mirabito Energy Open CNG Fueling Station in N.Y.

Trillium CNG and Mirabito Energy Products held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 17 to commemorate the grand opening of a newly constructed compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at 90 Barlow Road in Kirkwood, New York.

VNG Opens CNG Fueling Station in Philadelphia

VNG has opened the first public natural gas vehicle (NGV) fueling facility in the city of Philadelphia. The VNG facility, located within the popular BP-branded gasoline station at 2901 West Abbottsford Avenue, is adjacent to Roosevelt Boulevard.

ET Environmental Climbs in ENR Rankings

The Engineering News Record (ENR) Rankings of the Top 200 Environmental Firms have been released and ET Environmental Corporation, LLC has made the list again.

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BRC FuelMaker Appoints Technical Support Manager

BRC FuelMaker for North America has appointed David Clement as its manager of technical support and training.

ShipCarsNow Earns EPA's SmartWay Award

ShipCarsNow has received the 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The annual honor recognizes the top 1 percent of EPA partners that have optimized the environmental performance and efficiency of their freight management operations, according to the company.

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Porsche Brings PHEV Cayenne to Paris

Porsche will introduce a plug-in hybrid version of its Cayenne luxury SUV at the Paris Motor Show next month, which adds a third plug-in hybrid offered by the luxury automaker. The 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid would be offered alongside the Cayenne S Hybrid, which has no plug.

Honolulu to Expand Biodiesel Use in Mass Transit Fleet

The City of Honolulu is moving forward with an initiative to add biodiesel buses to its mass transit fleet, after the City Council approved the initiative on Sept. 10.

2014 Dodge Charger photo courtesy of Chrysler.

EPA Certifies Bi-Fuel Propane Autogas Conversions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Alliance AutoGas for a number of propane vehicle conversions that use the Prins VSI bi-fuel system.

Electric-Vehicles Bolstered With New Calif. Legislation

California's Gov. Jerry Brown has signed several pieces of legislation that will lead to additional alternative fuel and technology vehicles on the road by 2023.

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2015 Fiat 500E Available in Oregon

Fiat has expanded the sale of the 2015 Fiat 500e to Oregon.

EPA's Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Rules Still Unknown

Proposals for Phase 2 of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions regulations are approaching a deadline for publication, but neither the Environmental Protection Agency nor the manufacturers affected know much about what will be in them.

New Website Aims to Provide Unbiased Information on Fleet Efficiency Technologies

Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency have officially launched a joint program to drive the adoption of efficiency technologies and double fleet efficiency. The launch was marked with the release of a free, independent, online technology guide to help fleet owners make the best choices for their operations.

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Fuel Ambassadors Featured at Green Fleet Conference

The 2014 Green Fleet Conference will feature fuel ambassadors representing a different type of alternative fuel or technology from four organizations.

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator Adds Hybrid Vans

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas has added 10 hybrid-electric vehicles to its fleet in Atlanta, Boston, and Dallas as the elevator company continues its expansion of alternative-fuel use, the company has announced.

Patrick Kaufman, lead systems engineer for EDI, demonstrates the exportable power capacity on the EDI/PG&E Class-5 utility work truck. (Photo: PG&E)

New Electric Utility Trucks Could Help Reduce Blackouts

In addition to fuel savings, the Class 5 utility work truck model also offers up to 120kW of exportable power, which can be used to shorten or eliminate planned and unplanned outages.

Westport Develops New Natural Gas System for Medium-Duty Truck Engines

Westport Innovations says it's introduced the first generation of enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) natural gas system. This new approach to natural gas combustion technology is designed provide a "downsized" natural gas solution that is cost competitive while providing similar levels of power, torque, and fuel economy to a larger diesel engine.

Ballot Open for Green Car, Truck of the Year Awards

Green Fleet Magazine, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program, will present the first-ever Green Fleet Car of the Year and the Green Fleet Truck of the Year awards at the Connected Car Expo. Vote today!

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Tesla Needs $6B to Make 100K Cars

Tesla’s shares took a hit after an analyst from Goldman Sachs pointed out the electric vehicle company needs $6 billion worth of capital for growth over the course of the next 11 years.

Fuel Prices Continue Falling, Diesel Lowest Since July 2012

UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel has moved lower once again, shedding 2.3 cents from a week ago and hitting it lowest price since mid-July of 2012.

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Green Fleet Magazine Relaunches Website

Green Fleet Magazine has updated its website with a fresh, more user-friendly design that better organizes content for fleet readers wanting to research alternative fuels, grants, legislation, and operational topics.

Photo of Chevrolet Express courtesy of General Motors.

GM Recalls CNG-Run Express, Savana Vans

The recall, which will address a fire risk, affects 3,196 vehicles in the 2011-2014 model years.

Ariz. City to Build Its First CNG Station

The City of Gilbert, Ariz., will be constructing its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, which will be able to fuel up to 70 CNG trucks within eight hours.

Nissan engineers marry a LEAF to a Frontier for use around the shop. (PHOTO: Nissan)

Nissan Engineers Marry a LEAF to a Frontier

Sparky, as it's known around campus is a one-of-a-kind creation with a specific mission in life. He supports operations at Nissan's proving grounds located on 3,050 acres in Stanfield, Ariz.

 
 

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