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October 30, 2014 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference Focuses on Alternative Fuels

Photo by Becky May.

Fleet managers, vendors and alternative-fuel experts gathered in Schaumburg, Ill., for the annual Green Fleet Conference & Expo to share ideas about more efficient ways to run operation.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Alternative Fuels, U.S. Department of Energy, Fleet Events

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Shelves Propane Autogas Transit

Photo courtesy of Ford.

ROUSH CleanTech has indefinitely halted production of its propane autogas powered Ford Transit full-size van after hearing concerns from fleet owners.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Cargo Vans

October 28, 2014 - Industry News

Next-Gen Volt Powered By Higher-Efficiency Engine

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt drivetrain courtesy of GM.

General Motors is improving the efficiency of its next-generation Chevrolet Volt by adding a new 1.5L, four-cylinder engine that should deliver 20 percent more electric acceleration.

Tags: Chevrolet Volt, General Motors, Engines, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2016-MY

October 24, 2014 - Press Release

PERC Offers Mobile Cost Calculators

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has released a trio of cost calculator tools in three of the propane autogas industry's fastest-growing markets: agriculture, commercial landscape, and on road fleets.

Tags: PERC, Propane Autogas, Online Tool

October 22, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Mercedes-Benz Introducing 10 Hybrid Cars By 2017

Photo of B-Class Electric Drive courtesy of MBUSA.

Daimler has sold the remaining shares of its investment in Tesla Motors, as it plans a broad roll-out of 10 new plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz cars by 2017, Daimler has announced.

Tags: Daimler, Mercedes-Benz, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

October 17, 2014 - Industry News

Paratransit Fleet's Switch to Propane Autogas Pays Off

Photo courtesy of Blue Star Gas.

An Oregon paratransit fleet is reporting savings of $60,000 per year in fuel costs after converting 14 of its vehicles to run on propane autogas.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Fuel Costs, Paratransit

October 15, 2014 - Product News

Westport Offers CNG Transit Van Demo Program

Photo: Westport

Fleets interested in switching to natural gas can take advantage of an all new, free Westport demonstration program, which was announced at APTA Expo.

Tags: Ford Transit, CNG, Westport

October 14, 2014 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Gets CARB Go-Ahead for Van Conversions

The 2014 model-year Chevrolet Express cargo van is one of the vehicles covered under the new Executive Order from CARB. (PHOTO: General Motors)

XL Hybrids, Inc. has received a CARB Executive Order allowing aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered 2012-2014 model-year General Motors 2500 and 3500 vans, Chevrolet Express, and GMC Savana vans into hybrid-electric vehicles.

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

October 10, 2014 - Industry News

Tesla Unveils AWD Model, Automated Driving Tech

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Tesla Motors will produce an all-wheel-drive dual-motor version of its Model S battery-electric sedan and add several autonomous driving features including an "autopilot" mode, CEO Elon Musk announced at a Thursday event.

Tags: Tesla Motors, Tesla Model S, Battery-Electric Vehicles, All-Wheel Drive, Automated Driving

October 1, 2014 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech to Launch Propane Autogas Transit in 2016

Photo of 2015 Transit courtesy of Ford.

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a propane autogas powered Ford Transit full-size van to fleet customers in the middle of 2016, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Alternative Fuels, Ford Transit

September 24, 2014 - Industry News

Electric-Vehicles Bolstered With New Calif. Legislation

California's Gov. Jerry Brown has signed several pieces of legislation that will lead to additional alternative fuel and technology vehicles on the road by 2023.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, California, CARB, Zero-Emission Vehicles, Elected Leaders, Legislation

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

Ballot Open for Green Car, Truck of the Year Awards

Green Fleet Magazine, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program, will present the first-ever Green Fleet Car of the Year and the Green Fleet Truck of the Year awards at the Connected Car Expo. Vote today!

Tags: Green Car of the Year, L.A. Auto Show, Green Truck of the Year, Green Fleet Magazine

September 22, 2014 - Industry News

Green Fleet Magazine Relaunches Website

Screenshot via GreenFleetMagazine.com.

Green Fleet Magazine has updated its website with a fresh, more user-friendly design that better organizes content for fleet readers wanting to research alternative fuels, grants, legislation, and operational topics.

Tags: Green Fleet Magazine, Online Tool

September 12, 2014 - Industry News

Calif. Hits Record Sales for EVs

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More than 100,000 zero-emission vehicles now travel the roads of California, according to a survey from the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, California Air Resources Board, Battery-Electric Vehicles, NRG Energy, Zero-Emission Vehicles

September 8, 2014 - Industry News

Pa. Awards 33 Air Quality Grants to Fleets

Bimbo Bakeries, UPS, FedEx and Skytop received grants to convert their fleet vehicles to operate on alternative fuels such as CNG or propane autogas.

Tags: Bimbo Bakeries, FedEx, UPS, Delivery Fleets, State Grants, Emissions Reduction, Medium-Duty Trucks

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Gets 14 MPG Hybrid Hino Truck

Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air has added this diesel-electric hybrid Hino to its truck fleet.

To reduce its carbon footprint and fuel expenses, this plumbing, heating and air company has started to integrate the hybrid Hino cab-over into its service truck fleet.

Tags: Hino 195h, Diesel-Electric Hybrids, Cab-Over Truck, Medium-Duty Trucks

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. DOE Awards $55M for EV Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Chrysler, Ford, Transmissions, U.S. Department of Energy, Battery-Electric Vehicles

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Green Fleet Conference & Expo Announces Speakers and Schedule

Pictured are the 2014 Green Fleet Conference keynote speakers. At left is Mark Smith, vehicle technologies deployment manager for the DOE national Clean Cities’ program; and at right is John Viera, global director of sustainability for Ford Motor Co.

The ninth Green Fleet Conference & Expo announced its schedule for the annual event in October. The 2014 keynote speakers are from the U.S. Department of Energy and Ford Motor Co.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Sustainability All Stars, Fleet Events

August 4, 2014 - Industry News

Green Fleet Ends Ties with 100 Best Fleets’ Green Fleet Awards

Green Fleet Magazine is mixing up its annual Green Fleet Conference and Expo this October with a revitalized awards program.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Sustainability All Stars

August 1, 2014 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Extends Alt Fuel Vehicle Rebates

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has extended its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehicles, or until Dec. 31.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Grant Funding, Pennsylvania, Battery-Electric Vehicles

July 24, 2014 - Industry News

Freightliner Starts Production of Propane Autogas S2G

Photo: FCCC

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) has announced it started full production of its propane-autogas S2G medium-duty work truck. The S2G pairs FCCC’s medium-duty S2 chassis with a factory-installed propane-autogas engine and fuel system.

Tags: Freightliner, Propane Autogas, Freightliner S2G, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 7

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

Ark. to Give Clean Fuel Rebates to Fleets

The Arkansas Energy Office will hand out $150,000 in state rebates to fleet operators who convert vehicles to run on compressed natural gas, according to an announcement.

Tags: Rebate, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, CNG Conversions, Arkansas

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

EPA Proposes More Road Testing for MPG Rating

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The Environmental Protection Agency will recommend that automakers be required to perform additional road testing to confirm the fuel-economy claims posted on their vehicles, rather than relying on laboratory measurements.

Tags: Hyundai, AAA, Vehicle Testing, EPA, Fuel Economy, Kia, Ford

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

Westport to Offer Dedicated CNG Transit Van, Cutaway

Ford Transit Van (PHOTO: Westport)

Westport is offering the 2015 Ford Transit Van and Cutaway as a dedicated natural gas (CNG) Westport WiNG Power System vehicle. The Transit Cutaway will be offered at 10,000-lbs. GVW and below.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, CNG, Cutaway Vans, Westport

July 16, 2014 - Industry News

Research: By 2035 Alt-Fuels Will Power 14 Percent of Trucks

Medium and heavy duty vehicles (MHDVs) represent less than 5 percent of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use conventional internal combustion engines (ICE) powered by either gasoline or diesel.

Tags: Diesel, Gasoline, Medium-Duty Trucks, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, CNG

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