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July 25, 2012 - Industry News

Registration Open for Green Fleet Conference

This year, the event is co-located with the NGVAmerica "Natural Gas Vehicle Conference & Summit," help Oct. 3-5.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference

July 24, 2012 - Industry News

Dept. of Energy Alt-Fuel Technology Database Provides Benchmarking Data

<p>The&nbsp;Transparent Cost Database provides average fuel economy and capital cost projections for vehicles with alternative-fuel or other types of powertrain technology.</p>

The site doesn't provide any vehicle-specific information, but rather provides information such as average vehicle fuel economy and capital cost estimates.

Tags: Benchmarking, Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Fuel Economy, Alternative Fuels, price projections, data management tool

July 18, 2012 - Industry News

Hybrids: For Commercial Fleets, Cost-Effective Bridge to Electric Vehicle Future

Hybrid conversion supplier XL Hybrids analyzes the payback of hybrid electric vehicles for fleets compared to all-electric vehicles.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Total Cost of Ownership, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 18, 2012 - Industry News

Air Resources Board Renews $27 Million Clean Vehicle Funding

ARB will use the majority of those funds for its California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project to provide incentives for the purchase of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid passenger cars, and another percentage will go toward hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses.

Tags: Funding, CARB, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Air Resources Board, Grants, zero emissions vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

July 18, 2012 - Industry News

Tips for Selling Used Hybrids & Other Alt-Fuel Vehicles

At this year's Green Fleet Conference, remarketing experts from several major fleet management companies will share industry best practices in a panel called “Maximizing Resale Values When Remarketing Hybrids and Other Alt-Fuel Vehicles.”

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July 12, 2012 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Receives CARB Retrofit Alternative Fuel System Certification for 2010-MY Vehicles

With 2010-MY certification in-hand, ROUSH CleanTech is now pursuing similar retrofit certification for 2009, 2011 and 2012 model years of the same Ford E-series vans and wagons, and E-450 cutaway vehicle platforms.

Tags: Ford F-150, CARB, Roush, 2010-MY, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford E-350, CARB certification, Ford E-250, Retrofitting

July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Landi Renzo Adds CARB-Approved Ford 6.8L & GM 6.0L CNG Systems to Lineup

Landi Renzo USA / Baytech, a subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA, announced the addition of the 50-state legal CARB-approved, CNG-powered 2012 Ford 6.8L V10 and GM 6.0L V8 heavy-duty engines.

Tags: CARB, Workhorse, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford F-550, Ford F-450, Step Van, alternative-fuel conversion, CARB certification, Ford F-650, CNG Conversions

July 5, 2012 - Industry News

Tests Confirm XL Hybrids’ Claims Tied to Fuel Economy

The test was completed using a Chevrolet 2500 Express cargo van fitted with the original equipment manufacturer's 4.8 liter engine and 6 speed transmission over the light-duty Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule (UDDS) test cycle, which represents city or urban driving routes.

Tags: Cargo Vans, XL Hybrids, Chevrolet Express, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

July 5, 2012 - Industry News

FedEx Sustainability VP, MotorWeek Host to Speak at 2012 Green Fleet Conference

The conference includes four components: education through workshops, seminars and speakers; exhibits; a ride-and-drive event; and networking opportunities. The event will be held Oct. 2-3 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, near the Chicago metropolitan area.

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July 2, 2012 - Industry News

Westport Opens Bi-fuel Conversion Facility for F-250 and F-350 at Ford's Kentucky Plant

A WiNG Power System conversion costs $9,750, with discounts on orders of 25 or more, according to John Howell, senior director of marketing and business development for Westport Light Duty.

Tags: Alternative-fuel vehicles, Natural Gas Vehicles, Bi-Fuel, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, fuel conversion systems, alternative-fuel conversion, Westport Innovations

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Fleet Financing Available for Diesel Emissions Retrofits

Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. has partnered with American Infrastructure Leasing to offer leasing solutions for Clean Diesel's ECS-branded diesel particulate filter (DPF) retrofit solutions to fleet owners and operators across North America.

Tags: CARB, compliance, Diesel Emissions, Clean Diesel Technologies, American Infrastructure Leasing

June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Oregon Launches $4 Million Electric Truck Incentive Program

The Commercial Electric Truck Incentive Program will be offered in the form of $20,000 vouchers per eligible, all-electric vehicle over 10,000 pounds, regardless of manufacturer.

Tags: Funding, Commercial Fleets, Oregon, Incentives, zero emissions vehicles, Battery-Electric Vehicles

June 21, 2012 - Industry News

Wheego Offers 45% Discount on All-Electric Car

<p>Wheego LiFe in Silver</p>

Normally priced at $21,990, the plug-in electric cars have been reduced to $12,000 (including freight) while supplies last.

Tags: Discount, Wheego Electric Cars, Wheego LiFe, Wheego

June 13, 2012 - Industry News

GM Boosts 2013-MY Volt EV-Only Range and Overall Fuel Efficiency

The charge time for the 2013 model-year Volt will be longer than the 2012 model, due to the greater EV-only mode range, with a full charge taking 4.25 hours on a 240V charging system and 10.5 hours on a 120V system.

Tags: Chevrolet, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, 2013-MY, Chevrolet Volt, General Motors

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Landi Renzo USA Adds CNG-Powered Ford 6.8L V-10 Engine to Portfolio

The EPA Certificate of Conformity includes dedicated CNG applications for the 2012 Ford F-450/F-550/F-650 Chassis Cab and F53/F59 Step Van Chassis.

Tags: Baytech, Natural Gas Vehicles, 2012-MY, Ford F-550, Ford F-450, Landi Renzo USA, Ford F-650

June 12, 2012 - Industry News

West Coast Electric Highway Expands to Washington, Extends to Canadian Border

Eight of the 10 new charging stations in Washington feature AeroVironment’s “DC fast chargers,” which deliver a full charge for a nearly-depleted EV battery in less than 30 minutes.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Washington, EV Charging Station, AeroVironment, DC fast charger, West Coast Electric Highway, Battery-Electric Vehicles

June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Network with Green Professionals at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference

Attendees in 2011 said that the networking opportunities alone made the conference worthwhile, allowing them to learn what other fleets have done in their fleet sustainability efforts.

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May 29, 2012 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Announces Partnership to Certify Henley AAMCO Franchises for Vehicle Services

The XL Hybrids powertrain is designed for aftermarket installation. Commercial vehicle installation of the hybrid powertrain takes less than four hours without modifying or removing the original equipment manufacturer’s engine or transmission.

Tags: Partnership, Aftermarket Parts, alternative-fuel conversion, XL Hybrids, Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

May 22, 2012 - Industry News

Freightliner, Westport Go Cross-Country with CNG to Prove Infrastructure Viability

Freightliner has set up a microsite, www.freightlinergreen.com, where viewers can follow the tour's progress, and look at the fuel savings and greenhouse gas reduction estimates. As of Thursday morning, the site reported a savings of $330.00 compared to using diesel.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Bi-Fuel, Freighliner, CNG Fueling Stations, Westport Innovations

May 22, 2012 - Industry News

2013-MY Ford C-MAX Hybrid MSRP Set at $25,995

The vehicle is now available for ordering.

Tags: 2013-MY, C-MAX Energi, Ford, Ford C-Max, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

May 16, 2012 - Industry News

Isuzu Speeds Up Process for Alt-Fuel Truck Conversions

When placing orders for new trucks, Isuzu dealers can select a ship-thru option to indicate that they have arranged to have the trucks modified at one of two independent modification centers near the trucks’ Charlotte, Mich., assembly plant.

Tags: Isuzu, Utilimaster, Natural Gas Vehicles, fuel conversion systems, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, ship-thru, Liquefied Natural Gas, CNG Conversions

May 14, 2012 - Industry News

CARB Urges Tractor-Trailer Owners to Register Early for Flexibility

Currently, all 2011 and newer trailers must comply when used in California, with certain exceptions.

Tags: CARB, Heavy-Duty Trucks, managing small fleets, GHG emissions, Emissions Reduction

May 14, 2012 - Industry News

Venchurs Launches CNG Ford Truck Demo Fleet

<p>VVS CNG F-250</p>

Fleets that are interested in adding CNG Ford F-250s or F-350s to their workforce will have the opportunity to apply for Venchurs’ short-term loaner program.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Bi-Fuel, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Venchurs, CNG Conversions

May 10, 2012 - Industry News

Pike Research Says Battery Electric Vehicles Lowest TCO for Alt-fuel Vehicles

Assuming that the operator is able to claim the $7,500 federal tax credit, a Pike Research study on the total cost of ownership of alternative-fuel vehicles shows that 'mid-size hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric will have a lower TCO over a vehicle lifespan of 120,000 miles, but not at mileage levels that are well under that figure.'

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Pike Research, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, alternative-fuel conversion, Total Cost of Ownership, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

April 27, 2012 - Industry News

NHTSA Safety Symposium to Address Lithium-ion Battery-Powered EVs

Included will be brief NHTSA presentations outlining current agency research and activities related to Li-ion batteries and Li-ion battery-powered vehicles, as well as presentations by the Department of Energy, voluntary standards bodies, and automotive and battery manufacturers.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Lithium-Ion Batteries, NHTSA, Battery-Electric Vehicles