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EPA Recognizes Volkswagen's Tennessee Plant with Green Power Leadership Award

The $1 billion Volkswagen Chattanooga, Tenn. factory meets 12.5 percent of its energy needs during full production and 100 percent of its energy needs during non-production periods, using onsite renewable energy applications such as solar photovoltaic power and landfill gas power.

Photo by Chris Wolski.

2013 Sustainability All-Star Award Winners Announced at Green Fleet Conference

The third annual Sustainability All-Star award recipients were recognized Oct. 2 at the Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix.

Green Alternative Systems Converts Five Trucks to CNG for Ameripride Services

Five compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles are currently being tested for Ameripride Services, a linen and uniform rental service company.

Photos courtesty Automobile Club of Southern Califormia

Toyota Dominates Auto Club’s Green Car List

Six of the top 10 spots are held by Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles. It is the first time an electric vehicle has earned the top spot.

Zipcar's Boston Fleet Receives Four Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids Funded by DOE

Zipcar built electric charging stations and sectioned off priority parking for its four new Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles at the Boston Common Garage parking facility.

Electric Vehicle International (EVI) CEO Ricky Hanna (l) talks to Pacific Gas & Electric senior director of fleet and aviation services (r) about the EVI Class 5 extended-range electric vehicle

PG&E Joins EVI to Unveil Utility Industry’s First E-REV Bucket Trucks

Extended-range electric utility trucks are capable of providing power to homes and businesses during power outages.

Santa Monica High School's Team Marine converted a Volkswagen Super Beetle from gasoline to all-electric.Photo courtesy Benjamin Kay

1971 Volkswagen Beetle Converted to All-Electric for National Plug In Day

The 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle is the first known vehicle retrofitted by high school students with an all-electric range of 100-plus miles.

Venchurs Vehicle Systems Announces Ship-Thru for CNG Converted 2014 Ford F-150s

Venchurs Vehicle Systems’ ship-thru facilities integrate with the Ford assembly plants for QVM conversions with full factory warranty support.

A Clean Air Power dual fuel component.Photo courtesy Clean Air Power

Ricardo, Inc. and Clean Air Power to Develop Dual Fuel Engine

Co-operation agreement joins Ricardo's system integration expertise with Clean Air Power's dual fuel capabilities.

Cummins Crosspoint Subsidiary Launches Second-Generation Hybrid System

The second Crosspoint Kinetics S3000 hybrid system is compatible with gasoline, diesel, propane, and compressed natural gas engines and can be installed in new and used vehicles — even transferred from one vehicle to another, the company said.

eNow, Inc. Partners with Hercules Manufacturing Co. to Meet Delivery Fleet Needs

Two new solar powered systems offered by eNow, Inc. in partnership with Hercules Mfg. Co. will help delivery fleets meet power demands for liftgates and monitoring equipment and adhere to no-idle laws.

Phoenix Motorcars' Electric Shuttle.Photos courtesy Alex Roman

Electric Buses Make Strong Showing at BusCon 2013

Representatives from Phoenix Motorcars, BYD, Proterra, and Complete Coach Works (CCW) featured their buses on the show floor as attendees took an up close and personal look as well as scheduled demonstrations at their facilities.

A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems Opens Elkhart, Ind., Facility

A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems announced its expansion to Elkhart, Ind., as part of its national growth strategy. The alternative fuel conversion company, based in Fresno, Calif., can install CNG, LNG, and LPG systems on most EPA & CARB certified vehicles

2013 Green Fleet Conference: What to Know Before You Go

For those planning to attend the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Ariz., which begins on Tuesday, Oct. 1, we’ve compiled a guide and a list of key things to remember prior to the event and on arrival.

The education center inside GE's Vehicle Innovation Center

Echo Automotive Demonstrates EchoDrive Platform at GE Vehicle Innovation Center

The GE Vehicle Innovation Center invites fleets to test drive vehicles that have been converted into hybrids and plug-in hybrids using Echo Automotive's EchoDrive technology.

Clean Cities Colorado’s Alt-Fuel Driving Experience: Driving a Ford E-450 With Hydraulic Hybrid System

This entry is from Brian Johnston, systems and testing engineer at Lightning Hybrids. His account explains what the company’s hydraulic hybrid technology was able to achieve in the Ford E-450 passenger shuttle bus he drove to the event.

California Legislature Passes Clean Transportation Funding Bill

Assembly Bill (AB) 8, which would provide more than $2 billion in funding to help fleets and consumers purchase clean and low carbon cars, trucks, buses, and construction equipment, is now with Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF Enters Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles Program

Nissan CPO vehicles will have less than 60,000 miles, be less than five years from its original in-service date, have a clear CARFAX vehicle history report, pass Nissan's 167-point quality inspection, and have a minimum of nine bars of battery capacity, Nissan said.

Taxi Cab Company of Tyler's propane-autogas-fueled taxi.Photo courtesy Taxi Cab Company of Tyler

Tyler Cab Company Saves More Than $10,000 Annually With Propane Autogas

Taxi Cab Company of Tyler, located in Tyler, Texas, reduced its fuel costs by $10,578 in 2012 by running five vehicles on propane autogas.

Boulder Electric Vehicle (BEV) delivery truckAll photos courtesy BEV

Boulder Electric Vehicle Demonstrates Vehicle-to-Grid Charging Across the Nation

The vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electric trucks are capable of transferring 60 kilowatts of power, going both into the vehicle and coming out of the vehicle.

Nissan is in the final development phase of its second mass production zero emission vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van.Photo courtesy Nissan

Nissan e-NV200 Zero Emission Van in Final Development Phase

Several large commercial fleets in global markets report the e-NV200 is quiet and comfortable with generous carrying capacity, low noise, and no emissions, according to Nissan.

Dawood's first compressed natural gas (CNG) truck.Photo courtesy Dawood

Dawood Engineering Acquires CNG Truck With Help of Enterprise Fleet Management

Dawood purchased its first compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle, which will be used for a return-to-base route in order to access three public CNG fueling stations nearby.

Truck Makers to Give Update on Green Vehicles at Green Fleet Conference

A panel of heavy-duty truck maker representatives will discuss what they're doing to meet greenhouse gas/fuel economy regulations for 2014 and beyond, the current and future status of alternative fuels, hybrid/electric, and more at the Green Fleet Conference Oct. 2 in Phoenix.

CALSTART to Invest $7.7 Million Into Fuel Cell Bus Technology

Since 2006, when CALSTART and the Federal Transit Administration first partnered, fuel cell life times (in transit operations) have more than doubled while costs have declined by 50 percent, according to CALSTART.

Test Drive Alt-Fuel Vehicles from 21 OEMs at the Green Fleet Conference

On Oct. 1 at the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, at least 21 manufacturers will offer test drive vehicles at the Ride & Drive Street Fair. Participation in the Ride & Drive is free for fleets, public-policy makers, and fleet industry association members.

 
 

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