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National Parks Initiative Expands Clean Vehicle Use in 5 Parks

Five new National Parks Initiative projects mostly focus on shifting park vehicles to run on alternative fuels, such as propane, biodiesel, and electricity. These projects build on the success of other programs in 2011 and 2012.

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Trucks Added to Avon Rent a Car Truck and Van Fleet

The new 2013 HINO diesel-electric hybrid trucks provide 30-35-percent better fuel economy compared with standard diesel models, which could save up to 500 gallons less diesel fuel annually.

Mercedes-Benz Debuts 2014 B-Class Electric Drive

The all-new 2014 model year Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive makes its world debut at the New York International Auto Show. The Electric Drive provides a high-torque electric motor for completely emissions-free driving with an estimated range of 115 miles.

New Wisconsin Propane Autogas Vehicle Conversion Centers Join Alliance AutoGas

Dave Jones, Inc. and the Fillback Family of Dealerships will work with Alliance fueling provider Charter Fuels to help more Wisconsin fleets switch to the alternative fuel.

Venchurs CNG Offering Discounted Prices on Ford CNG Conversions

Venchurs CNG is offering discounted prices on its CNG conversions for Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks now through April 19, 2013.

City of Temple, Texas, Transitioning Fleet to Propane Autogas

The City of Temple, Texas, is converting 11 vehicles to operate on propane autogas. The City estimates each vehicle will emit 1,295 lbs. less of CO2 emissions compared to gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles, and displace 1,600 gallons of conventional fuels.

EPA Proposes New Tier 3 Emissions Standards That Would Start in 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new Tier 3 tailpipe and fuel standards that are designed to reduce emissions and the sulfur content in gasoline.

New CNG Fueling Station Opened in Trussville, Ala.

The Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition provided support for the CNG project through grants from the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

Lehigh Gas & Clean Energy Partner to Develop CNG Fuel Stations

The CNG stations will be accessible to the public for CNG refueling and conveniently located for commercial CNG fleets, including shuttles, taxis, small- to mid-size trucks, and other natural gas vehicles.

Volkswagen & Greenpeace Underline Strict CO2 Limits for New Cars

For two years, Volkswagen and Greenpeace have been engaging in dialogue concerning the reduction of the CO2 emissions of the entire Volkswagen fleet to an average of 95 grams by 2020.

Peterbilt Extends Natural Gas Engine Lineup

Peterbilt Motors Company announced the availability of the new 2013 Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine. The ISX12 G will not require a diesel particulate filter or a selective catalytic reduction system.

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Subaru to Introduce Hybrid at New York Auto Show

Subaru plans to introduce its first-ever production hybrid vehicle for the U.S. market at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.

California Extends Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

California's Clean Vehicle Rebate Project has been extended with a $10.5 million infusion. Under the rebate program, eligible candidates can get up to a $2,500 state rebate for purchasing plug-in hybrid electric and zero-emission vehicles.

Clean Cities Releases 2013 Vehicle Buyer’s Guide

Clean Cities has released its 2013 Vehicle Buyer’s Guide, providing a comprehensive list of this year’s light-duty hybrid-electric vehicles and vehicles that run on propane, compressed natural gas (CNG), electricity, E-85, and biodiesel.

New EPA Report Cites Significant Gains in Fuel Economy for 2012

In 2012 alone, miles per gallon (mpg) for cars and trucks improved 1.4 mpg, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual report that tracks the fuel economy of vehicles sold in the U.S.

Chart Industries Increases Tank Capacity of LNG Truck Fuel System

For the 2013 model year, Chart's LNG truck fuel system has been integrated into a self-contained unit for simplified and expedited installation, and the maximum single tank capacity has been increased to greater than 100 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) enabling extended driving range.

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Verizon Rolls Out 25 ‘MAGIC’ Buses to Green New York City Streets

To help reduce traffic congestion and carbon dioxide emissions in New York City, Verizon has rolled out a fleet of 25 buses that will pick up company technicians at central locations throughout the city and then transport them to local job sites.

Westport and Clean Energy Announce Co-Marketing Program

The companies will bundle the Westport LNG Tank System — optimized for use with the Cummins Westport ISL G or the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G engines — and a long-term fuel contract with Clean Energy into a package for qualified customers.

Landi Renzo USA Delivers Chrysler 300 5.7L Hemi V-8 CNG Bi-Fuel

The Chrysler 300 will be used for promotion around the country to educate and promote the use of alternative fuels as an option to reducing environmental footprint while saving on fuel consumption.

Hydrogen-powered forklift at the BMW Plant in Spartanburg, S.C. (Photo: BMW Manufacturing)

BMW Manufacturing Expands Use of Hydrogen Fuel Cells

BMW Manufacturing announced March 13 the successful expansion of its hydrogen fuel-cell material handling equipment across its 4 million sq.-ft. production facility.

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Obama Proposes Energy Security Trust, Which Sets Aside $2 Billion to Fund Alt-Fuel Transportation Research

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a speech at Argonne National Laboratory on Friday, March 15, where he described his proposal for a new U.S. Energy Security Trust.

National Clean Fleets Partnership Welcomes New Corporate Partners

AMP Americas, Kwik Trip, and Waste Management are joining 18 other major national companies that are improving the fuel economy of their commercial fleets as part of the National Clean Fleets Partnership.

ChargePoint to Install More Than 80 New EV Charging Stations in New York

ChargePoint, Inc. announced the first of more than 80 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations it will install around New York, through a $1 million incentive from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

AeroVironment Integrates Cost-Cutting Technology into EV Charging Systems to Improve Electrical Grid Stability

AeroVironment, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), announced a commercial license agreement for a technology that supports widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) by helping to stabilize the electrical grid.

Utilimaster Teams Up with LandiRenzo and BAF for CNG Vehicle Conversions

Utilimaster Corporation announced an alliance with LandiRenzo to offer compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions on Isuzu NPR-HD Gas vehicles, as well as the formation of a preferred installer agreement with BAF Technologies.

 
 

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