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EPA Proposes More Road Testing for MPG Rating

The Environmental Protection Agency will recommend that automakers be required to perform additional road testing to confirm the fuel-economy claims posted on their vehicles, rather than relying on laboratory measurements.

Alt-Fuels to Power 14 Percent of Trucks in 2035

The total number of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles using alternative fuels worldwide will nearly double between 2014 and 2035, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

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LPG Provider Blossman Services Names President

Ed Hoffman was recently announced as president of Blossman Services Inc., a subsidiary of The Blossman Companies, which is the principal vehicle technology provider for Alliance AutoGas.

Gloria Reuben, the Canadian actress and singer, was a main speaker at the 2013 Women In Green Forum.

Women In Green Forum Partners with Green Fleet

Thanks to a partnership, Green Fleet Magazine readers can register for the Women In Green Forum at a discount.

Nominations Open for Sustainability All Stars

Nominations have opened for the 2014 Sustainability All Stars, which recognize fleet professionals who have made significant contributions to fleet environmental sustainability, such as deploying alternative-fuel vehicles or implementing idle-reduction policies.

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EPA Certifies Zenith's Electric Van

Zenith Motors LLC, a manufacturer of electric vans, recently announced that it is the first auotmaker to receive a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certificate of Conformity for an electric commercial van.

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Texas Offers $7.7M in Grants to Replace Diesel Vehicles

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is offering $7.7 million in grants to replace older diesel vehicles with new alternative-fuel and hybrid vehicles.

Ill. City Considers Alternative Fuels

The City of Des Plaines, Ill., has contracted with a company to conduct a fleet greening study in an effort to reduce fuel costs.

Officials and agency employees gathered for the announcement of the rollout on June 8. Photo courtesy of Alameda County.

Calif. Agencies Roll Out 90 All-Electric Vehicles

Ten government agencies in the Bay Area of Northern California will add 90 battery-electric vehicles into their fleets, a roll-out the Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) is calling the largest municipal fleet deployment of electric vehicles in the U.S. to date.

Bobit Business Media CEO Ty Bobit delivers a eulogy celebrating Ed, his father and company founder. Photo by Kelly Bracken.

Ed Bobit Remembered As 'Force of Nature'

Family, friends, and colleagues paid their respects to Ed Bobit at a memorial service, honoring the Bobit Business Media founder and chairman as a publishing force known for his tough-but-fair approach to business and family.

Video: Nissan LEAF Reduces Carbon Footprint During Manufacturing

When it comes to assembling a Nissan LEAF, the company prides itself on reducing its carbon footprint by using recycled materials in its construction.

Elio Motors Launches Fleet Sales Division

Elio Motors has developed a fleet sales division to capitalize on growing interest from rental companies, businesses and municipalities.

Clean Diesels Claim 33% of On-Highway Market

More than one-third of all medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the United States are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines.

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Video: Environmental Protestors Modifying Trucks to Spew Soot

A group of anti-environmentalists and truck enthusiasts have been modifying their diesel truck engines with smoke stack kits so their vehicles release thick clouds of black soot onto bystanders or Prius drivers.

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Volvo's 2015 XC90 PHEV Gets 400 HP

Volvo will offer a plug-in hybrid electric model of its XC90 flagship luxury SUV that's expected to generate 400 horsepower, the automaker has announced.

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Fleet Embraces Minnesota's Biodiesel Mandate

Minnesota began requiring all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel on July 1, becoming the first state to mandate sales of the B-10 blend.

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Police Pursuit with Stolen Tesla Ends in Fiery Accident

A vehicle pursuit in Los Angles this weekend ended when the stolen Tesla Model S struck two other cars and a light post.

Ed Bobit, Founder of Automotive Fleet and Bobit Business Media, Passes Away

Ed Bobit, founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, and publisher of Automotive Fleet and Green Fleet magazines, as well as many other media brands, passed away June 29 at the age of 86.

Report: Fleet Natural Gas Vehicle Adoption Slow

Commercial fleets have been slow to add natural gas vehicles to their fleets globally due to the significant upfront purchase cost and relatively high cost of conversion, according to a new research report.

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Brazilian Delivery Fleet Testing Renault's Electric Vehicles

Brazil Post is testing Renault's Kangoo ZE electric vehicle for its suitability for deliveries, according to a report in Post & Parcel. The four-month trial could be extended to a full year.

Memorial Service Set for Ed Bobit

A memorial service for Ed Bobit has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on July 9 in Rancho Palos Verdes to allow family, friends, and colleagues to pay tribute to the founder of Automotive Fleet Magazine and Bobit Business Media. A viewing has been scheduled for 10 a.m.

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Toyota i-Road Test French Roads in EV-Sharing Program

This October, 70 Toyota i-ROAD and approximately 30 charging stations will be open for service in Grenoble, a city in southeastern France, as part of a local car-sharing program.

Minnesota Ups Biodiesel Mandate to 10 Percent

Starting Tuesday, Minnesota, the first state to require biodiesel be blended with diesel sold in the state, will require all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel. An exception will be made in the winter, when the requirement will be 5%.

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VNG Adds CNG Fueling Station in Pa.

VNG.CO is installing a compressed natural gas fueling station in Philadelphia that would serve commercial fleets as well as retail customers.

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Toyota Sets Fuel Cell Sedan Price

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell sedan will retail for about $70,000 when the automaker introduces it in Japan in April, before rolling it out in the U.S. and Europe during the summer of 2015.


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