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Ind. DOT Halts Propane Autogas Use Amid Energy Crisis

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will continue filling its bi-fuel propane autogas trucks with gasoline through March 1 to help residents coping with the propane shortage in the region.

Photos from the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo.

Submit Your Topic for the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo

Would you like to be a speaker at Green Fleet Conference & Expo? The conference planning committee is working on the 2014 schedule and is looking for your input and ideas. The 2014 event will be in Schaumburg, Ill. on Oct. 29-30 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel.

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Toyota Recalling Prius Hybrids for Software Update

The recall involves about 700,000 2010-2014 MY Prius vehicles and about 300,000 RAV4, Tacoma and Lexus RX 350 vehicles in the U.S.

2014 World Green Car Finalists Announced

The Annual World Car Awards will honor the winner of this year’s World Green Car at the New York International Automobile Show this April.

All 11 public propane-autogas refueling stations will be in service by July. Photo courtesy of Blue Star Gas.

Washington State Adds Propane Autogas Fueling Network

The state of Washington will soon be home to one of the nation’s largest privately funded propane autogas public refueling networks, and the single largest installation of alternative-fuel infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest.

Photo courtesy of Phinergy.

EV Battery to Run on Air, Aluminum

Aloca, a lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing company, has partnered with clean technology company Phinergy to further develop an electric vehicle (EV) battery that runs on air and aluminum and could extend EV range by 1,000 miles.

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GE's Wayne Provides CNG Fueling to Winter Games

General Electric's Wayne has supplied compressed natural gas (CNG) dispensers for the first fuel retail site at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, the company announced.

The MY-2015 bi-fuel CNG Chevrolet 2500 HD.

Silverado HD Models Now Available as CNG-Capable

Chevrolet has announced that its MY-2015 HD models will be available with a CNG-capable, bi-fuel 6.0L engine. The move gives fleet managers and consumers more options when choosing a 2500HD or 3500HD model, according to the automaker.

Rob Stevens

ROUSH CleanTech Hires Ford's Chief Engineer

Roush CleanTech has hired Rob Stevens, Ford's chief engineer, as the vice president of strategy for the propane autogas modification specialist.

The Soul EV (top left), 2014 Optima Hybrid (top left, bottom right) and Niro Concept all made their premiere at the Chicago Auto Show. Photos courtesy of Kia Motors.

Kia Unveils EV, Hybrids at Chicago Auto Show

Kia Motors showed off its first mass market electric vehicle (EV), the Soul EV, as well as the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan and Niro Concept, at the Chicago Auto Show.

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Kia Unveils Soul EV, Optima Hybrid

Kia Motors showed off its first mass market electric vehicle (EV), the Soul EV, as well as the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan and Niro Concept, at the Chicago Auto Show.

Nissan Names Director of Electric Vehicle Sales and Marketing

Nissan recently announced the appointment of Toby Perry as director, Electric Vehicle (EV) Sales and Marketing.

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‘Charge Rage’ Becoming Issue Amongst EV Drivers

According to a number of recent news reports, some electric vehicle (EV) owners are experiencing something that has become known as “charge rage.”

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FLEET Act Would Green U.S. Postal Fleet

A federal bill introduced in late January would authorize the U.S. Postal Service to use energy savings performance contracts to improve the efficiency of its fleet of delivery vehicles.

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Honda Adds Civic Hybrid to 2014 Lineup

Honda recently announced the availability of the Civic Hybrid for the 2014 model year.

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Seattle Car-Sharing Market Is Fastest Grower

The car-sharing market in Seattle has been the fastest growing in the U.S. since December of 2012, when Daimler's car2go North America set up shop in the city, according to Daimler.

Calif. Provides Guidance on EV Equipment

California's Department of General Services has released a guide designed to help fleet managers with electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

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Fuel Cell Toyotas Beat Freeze On East Coast

Even with temperatures dipping below zero, two East Coast fleets with Toyota FCHV-adv fuel cell vehicles have defied the winter weather. The vehicles started up with no signs of distress, even when covered in a blanket of snow, according to Toyota.

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President Obama Calls Natural Gas the ‘Bridge Fuel’ in State of the Union

In Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama promised to “cut red tape” to ensure the future of natural gas production and usage in the U.S.

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Cadillac Offering Complementary Charging Station

Cadillac recently announced that it will be offering a complementary 240-volt home charging station and installation to early buyers of the all-new 2014 ELR electrified luxury coupe.

Photo of 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV courtesy of General Motors.

UCLA Adding 13 EVs to Fleet

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is adding 13 Chevrolet Spark electric vehicles to its fleet for use by Parking Enforcement, Transportation Administration, Housing, IT, and Fleet Services departments.

Ore. CNG Provider Focuses on Fleet Customers

Commercial fleet managers in Oregon will gain access to a new network of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, following the state utility board's approval of Northwest Natural Gas Company's build-out plan.

Screencapture of VICE Model.

Clean Cities Launches Improved ROI Tool for CNG Investments

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Cities program has launched a new version of its Vehicle and Infrastructure Cash-Flow Evaluation (VICE) model.

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Fuel-Economy Council Picks smartcar As Greenest Vehicle

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently released its "Best of 2014," a listing of the greenest models broken down by class, as well as the overall "Greenest Vehicles of 2014."

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BMW Introduces Diesel 7 Series Sedan

BMW will introduce its first diesel-powered 7 Series sedan in the U.S. in the spring, after showing it at the Chicago Auto Show in early February, the automaker announced Friday.

 

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