WASHINGTON – Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act on Jan. 1, 2013, which provided one-year extensions for several tax credits, including credits for compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), and propane.
CHICAGO – As part of the City of Chicago’s commitment to green vehicles for its own fleet, the City is adding several Ford Focus Electric hatchbacks to its operations.
DUBLIN, OH – The City of Dublin installed two new Level II electric vehicle charging stations, made possible through a 50-percent matching grant from Clean Fuels Ohio.
DEARBORN, MI – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified the new 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid at up to 108 MPGe city driving.
SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved the first car for sale in California that meets ARB’s most stringent smog-emission standard to date, the SULEV20 standard.
KANSAS CITY, MO – The future is now for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in the Kansas City region, according to a comprehensive plan known as "Electrify Heartland."
SACRAMENTO, CA – In addition to announcing it will replace 10 daily rental fleet vehicles with new Nissan LEAFs, the California Department of General Services (DGS) also debuted 24 electric vehicle charging stations in the Sacramento area.
BOULDER, CO – Sales of wireless EV charging equipment will grow steadily through the remainder of the decade, reaching annual sales of 283,000 by 2020, according to a new research brief from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice.
OMAHA, NE – The Metropolitan Omaha Education Consortium and Student Transportation, Inc. (STI) have collaborated to deploy more than 400 Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school buses.
OGDEN, UT – AGA Systems has received full EPA certification for its CNG bi-fuel systems for the complete line of 2013 GM trucks, vans, and SUVs configured with 6.2L, 6.0L, 5.3L, and 4.8L engines.
COLUMBUS, OH – The City of Columbus received a rebate from the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) in the amount of $14,000 for the purchases, greatly reducing the incremental cost of the alternative-fuel units.
TORRANCE, CA – As 2012 comes to an end, take a look back at the articles and news stories that attracted the most views on the Green Fleet website.
FRANKLIN, TN – Nissan announced the launch of a lithium-ion automotive battery plant in Smyrna, Tenn., which will be making battery components for the ramp-up of production of the all-electric, zero-emission 2013 Nissan LEAF early next year.
GAINESVILLE, GA – Mansfield Energy Corp. has been awarded two contracts for the design and construction of two CNG stations for Waste Pro USA.
DEARBORN, MI – Ford is putting the equivalent of 10 years and 150,000 miles of wear and tear on hybrid vehicle batteries using a new lab test that takes less than one year to complete.
REDWOOD CITY, CA – Fleet professionals have a broad range of plans for dealing with rising fuel costs in 2013, with 62 percent reporting plans to purchase more fuel-efficient or alternative-fuel vehicles.
WASHINGTON – The National Biodiesel Board is the newest allied member of the Diesel Technology Forum, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the most modern clean diesel technologies in the United States.
ADRIAN, MI – Venchurs Vehicle Systems announced the availability of its EPA-certified CNG conversions for the 2013 Ford Super Duty truck line.
SANTA ANA, CA – Green Fleet recently had a chance to tour the Greenkraft Inc. facility in Santa Ana, Calif., and learn more about the company’s operations.
VANCOUVER, BC – Westport Innovations Inc. announced it will expand its product offerings with the introduction of natural gas-powered versions of the Ford F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks in mid-2013.
WALTHAM, MA – A123 Systems received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware to sell substantially all of A123's assets to Wanxiang America Corporation, and to sell its government business to Navitas Systems.
WASHINGTON – The Lake Michigan Consortium received a grant award of $764,266 from the U.S. Department of Energy to expand the use of alternative-fueled vehicles in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
AUBURN HILLS, MI – Protean Electric’s advanced in-wheel electric drive has been named one of the 10 Most Promising Technologies for 2013 by Car and Driver magazine.
SEAL BEACH, CA − By the end of 2012, Clean Energy will have completed 70 new LNG truck fuel stations along highways that link major U.S. metropolitan areas.
NEW YORK – Clean Pass, a New York state-run program promoting reduced greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption, recently ruled Ford C-MAX Energi owners could drive the entire 40-mile stretch of the Long Island Expressway in the carpool lane.
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