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Vincentric: Hybrids Losing Their Competitive Edge

Gasoline-electric hybrids are losing their competitive edge over ther gasoline counterparts due to falling fuel prices and more efficient internal combustion engines, according to a five-year owner cost analysis by Vincentric.

HDT Announces Top 50 Green Fleets of 2014

Heavy Duty Trucking announced its second annual Top 50 Green Fleets at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., Thursday. A ceremony was held at the conference to honor these fleets for their sustainability efforts in areas such as fuel economy, alternative fuels and emissions.

Photo by Becky May.

Green Fleet Conference Focuses on Alternative Fuels

Fleet managers, vendors and alternative-fuel experts gathered in Schaumburg, Ill., for the annual Green Fleet Conference & Expo to share ideas about more efficient ways to run operation.

Sorting out the natural gas maze has been easier than expected for these fleets.

Natural Gas' Early Adopters See Few Hiccups During Startup

According to the first-hand accounts presented at the Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Schaumburg, Ill., integrating natural gas trucks into previously diesel-only operations has gone surprisingly well.

Fuel Ambassadors field questions from Richard Battersby. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Green Fleet Conference Panel Debunks Alt-Fuel Misconceptions

Dirty diesel? Dangerous natural gas? Expensive propane stations? Some myths and misconceptions about alternative fuels were debunked in a fun late-night talk show format Wednesday at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

Photo via Corridor Clean Fuels.

Clean Corridor Opens Alabama’s Largest Public CNG Station

Clean Corridor Fuels opened Alabama’s largest public access CNG station in the city of Dothan. The station is designed to service small cars to heavy commercial vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

ROUSH CleanTech Shelves Propane Autogas Transit

ROUSH CleanTech has indefinitely halted production of its propane autogas powered Ford Transit full-size van after hearing concerns from fleet owners.

Photo via Fuels Institute.

U.S. Diesel Demand to Decline After 2015

U.S. Diesel demand will peak in 2015 and decline by as much as 12.5% through 2030 according to a report by energy market research firm PIRA Energy Group.

Biodiesel Producer Expands Conn. Plant

Tri-State Biodiesel is expanding a biodiesel production plant in Bridgeport, Conn., to accommodate additional fuel storage for biodiesel with the aim of making the facility a regional hub for the biofuel.

Photo courtesy of Derive Efficiency.

SCT Fleet Solutions Rebrands as Derive Efficiency

SCT Fleet Solutions has changed its company name to Derive Efficiency as it continues to evolve as a software provider of software that customizes a fleet vehicle's powertrain so it will operate more efficiently and safely.

PERC Showcases Propane Technologies in Video Series

The Propane Education and Research Council released a series of videos highlighting companies that are developing and commercializing new propane technologies.

Flow meter shown in center with blue background. Photo courtesy of CleanFUEL USA.

CleanFuel USA Introduces Propane Autogas Fuel Flow Meter

CleanFUEL USA has introduced a mass flow meter to its line of propane autogas refueling dispensers to help fleets better control fuel use.

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt drivetrain courtesy of GM.

Next-Gen Volt Powered By Higher-Efficiency Engine

General Motors is improving the efficiency of its next-generation Chevrolet Volt by adding a new 1.5L, four-cylinder engine that should deliver 20 percent more electric acceleration.

Photo via dHybrid Systems.

Worthington Buys Controlling Interest in CNG System Company

Worthington Industries, which manufactures pressure tanks for CNG and LNG storage among other things, acquired a majority interest in dHybrid Systems, a designer of CNG fuel systems.

Photo via Wikipedia.

Gasoline Falls to $3.05 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline has fallen 6.4 cents to $3.056 per gallon for the week ending Oct. 27, according to federal data.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Coca-Cola Beefs Up Hybrid Van Fleet

The Coca-Cola Company plans to more than double the number of hybrid full-size vans in its service fleet by early 2015 and eventually reach a 10 percent replacement level for the fleet.

Jordan Municipal Solid Waste Fleets Receive Maintenance Grants

The German Agency and Ministry of Environment will join forces with Jordan’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the municipalities of Irbid, Mafraq and Karak to improve solid waste collection systems by training their staff in the maintenance and repair of the motor pools.

Photos courtesy of Asplundh Tree Expert Co. and ROUSH CleanTech.This is the first propane-powered bucket truck entering Asplundh's fleet.

Propane Autogas Bucket Truck Debuts in Asplundh’s Fleet

Putting a propane-autogas-powered bucket truck on the road for the first time, ROUSH CleanTech details the engineering behind this 58-ft. aerial lift boom truck.

Photo via Elio Motors.

Elio Motors Moves Forward on $185M DOE Loan

Elio Motors has passed the first phase in its application for a $185 million loan under the U.S. Department of Energy's ATVM (Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing) program.

PERC Offers Mobile Cost Calculators

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has released a trio of cost calculator tools in three of the propane autogas industry's fastest-growing markets: agriculture, commercial landscape, and on road fleets.

Photo of e-Golf's electric motor courtesy of VW.

VW's e-Golf Now Most Efficient Compact EV

Volkswagen's 2015 e-Golf battery-electric compact car now rates at the most fuel efficient compact EV after the Environmental Protection Agency released fuel economy data for the automaker's for U.S. EV.

Canadian Carrier Leases 100 Ryder CNG Sleepers

Ryder compressed-natural-gas trucks will replace nearly one-third of the C.A.T. (formerly Canadian American Transportation) fleet of 325 vehicles.

Photo: Orange EV

Orange EV Continues Demonstrations of Electric Truck

The company demonstrated its T-Series electric terminal truck's pulling abilities, along with its ability to work up to 24 hours on a single charge with its extended battery.

CNG Vehicle Training Begins in Trinidad and Tobago

The National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) and the National Gas Company (NGC) of Trinidad and Tobago have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which will allow for the training of individuals in the maintenance of natural gas-powered vehicles.

Photo by Quantum.

Questar Opens Dallas CNG Station for Frito-Lay

Questar Fueling Company opened a new CNG fueling station with public access in conjunction with Frito-Lay.

 

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