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Fontaine Modification Joins Alliance AutoGas Network

Fontaine Modification Company has joined the Alliance AutoGas network, with all eight of its modification centers nationwide certified as Alliance AutoGas conversion centers.

Lithium-Ion Batteries for EVs Forecast to Reach $22 Billion in Annual Market Value by 2020

According to a new report from Pike Research, the overall market for Li-ion batteries in light-duty vehicles will grow from $1.6 billion in 2012 to almost $22 billion in 2020.

Georgia Power Offers Workplace EV Charging Stations for Its Employees

Georgia Power made 10 smart chargers available to employees at its Atlanta headquarters in the hopes of maximizing their EV range and encouraging adoption of proven transportation technologies among workers and customers.

Prius C Scores First Place on ‘Greenest’ Vehicle List

The Toyota Prius C secured the top spot on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's "Greenest Vehicles of 2013" list, with a Green Score of 58.

Verizon & VIA Motors Unveil Extended-Range Electric Cargo Vans

Bob Lutz unveiled Verizon’s new vehicle at the North American International Auto Show. Verizon will test and deploy two of the vans in New Jersey and New York.

Cadillac Debuts 2014 ELR Extended-Range EV in Detroit

The ELR is based on GM’s Converj concept and integrates the automaker's Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV) technology into a Cadillac platform. GM said it plans to begin ELR production in the U.S. in late 2013 and begin selling it in early 2014.

Colorado State University Retrofits Two Delivery Trucks with Hydraulic Systems

Colorado State University (CSU) will retrofit two internal delivery trucks with fuel-efficient hydraulic hybrid systems, paid for by a grant from the Colorado Energy Office. The vehicles, 2012 GMC trucks, will be put into delivery service on campus.

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Arrives in New York and California

The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, rated by the EPA at 115 MPGe in all-electric mode, went on sale Jan. 15 at select New York and California Honda dealers with an MSRP of $39,780.

Dupre Logistics Recognized as ‘Fleet Elite’ for Green Driving

Fleet Elite status is awarded to GreenRoad drivers who maintain a GreenRoad Safety Score of 5 or less for the full 2012 calendar year, and log more than 500 GreenRoad driving hours.

Pearson Fuels Awarded $1.35 Million to Build 19 E-85 Stations in California

Made possible by the California Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, the project is expected to displace more than 2.75 million gallons of gasoline and reduce greenhouse emissions by approximately 25,082 tons annually.

BAF Receives EPA & CARB Approvals for 2013 CNG Lineup

BAF, a Clean Energy company, announced it has received approvals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Orders for its 2013 vehicle lineup.

Testa plans to use the new trucks for deliveries to customers in its downtown Chicago market. (Photo: Testa Produce)

Testa Produce Adds Electric Trucks to Delivery Fleet

Testa Produce has added two new all-electric trucks to its delivery fleet, custom-made with a chassis from Smith Electric Vehicles and an insulated body from Kidron.

Nissan LEAF Adds New 'S' Grade Starting at $28,800 MSRP

The 2013 Nissan LEAF is offered in three models: LEAF S, LEAF SV, and LEAF SL, with the newly-added S grade starting at an MSRP of $28,800.

UC San Diego Receives $220K Grant to Expand EV Infrastructure

The California Energy Commission approved funding of $220,554 to expand the University of California, San Diego's charging network for plug-in electric vehicles.

Connecticut Awards $360K to Municipalities for New Diesel Vehicle Purchases

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced grants of $360,000 to seven Connecticut municipalities that will use the funds to replace older diesel trucks with new vehicles that burn fuel cleaner and more efficiently.

Covanta Energy & Clean Energy Partner to Build Natural Gas Stations

MORRISTOWN, NJ & SEAL BEACH, CA – Each station will provide compressed natural gas (CNG) for a minimum of 30 refuse trucks a day. The first CNG station at a Covanta facility will open at the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark, N.J.

Menards Fleet to Run 140 Ford F-150 Pickups on Propane Autogas

NEW HUDSON, MI – Icom North America announced an installation program for 140 propane autogas Ford F-150 pickup trucks for use by Menards home improvement stores throughout Illinois.

Worldwide EV Sales Forecast to Reach 3.8 Million Annually by 2020

BOULDER, CO – Pike Research has released a new report, “Electric Vehicle Market Forecasts,” which provides forecasts, market sizing, and market share analysis for light-duty hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric cars and trucks.

Landi Renzo USA Achieves EPA Certification for 2013 F-250/F-350 Bi-Fuel CNG System

TORRANCE, CA – The EPA Certificate of Conformity includes the 2013-MY Landi Renzo USA bi-fuel conversion for the Ford F-series medium-duty truck, including the F-250 and F-350 2WD/4WD Super Duty pickup variants in multiple cab configurations.

Surplus Biodiesel and Lab Equipment to be Auctioned Jan. 31 in Ohio

MANSFIELD, OH – Maas Companies of Rochester, Minn., will auction “like-new” surplus biodiesel process and lab equipment Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 through a timed online auction.

Georgia Sheriff’s Fleet Expects $135K Fuel Cost Savings by Running on Propane Autogas

CARROLL, GA – The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office near Atlanta has been saving an estimated $135,000 annually by fueling 36 Ford Crown Victorias on propane autogas. Even more fuel savings is expected in 2013.

2013 Fiat 500e Rated by EPA at 108 Highway MPGe with 87-Mile Range

AUBURN HILLS, MI – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated the battery-electric Fiat 500e's highway-cycle performance at 108 MPGe. The EPA also found that the zero-emissions vehicle will travel about 87 miles when fully charged.

Nissan Begins U.S. Assembly of 2013 LEAF and Batteries

FRANKLIN, TN – Nissan is ramping up U.S. assembly of the 2013 LEAF this week at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tenn., where it will be manufactured alongside the company's gasoline-powered products.

City of Syracuse Plans for 10-Percent Reduction in Fuel and Emissions

SYRACUSE, NY – The City of Syracuse, N.Y.'s sustainability plans include adding more efficient vehicle types to its fleet, implementing an anti-idling campaign, and conducting a fleet study to identify other areas for improvement.

Final Assembly Inc. to Buy Four LPG Trucks with $100K Grant

GARDEN GROVE, CA – Final Assembly, Inc. has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) for the purchase of four liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) powered trucks.


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