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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

Photo via Wikipedia.

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

July 15, 2014 - Industry News

Report: Significant Fuel Economy Improvement Exists

Photo courtesy of U.S. DOE.

According to a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, several fuel-efficient technologies that can deliver significant reductions in fuel consumption are currently or will soon be available for standard gasoline vehicles.

Tags: U.S. Department of Energy, EIA, Greenhouse Gases, Fuel Economy

July 14, 2014 - Industry News

Nominations Open for Sustainability All Stars

Nominations have opened for the 2014 Sustainability All Stars, which recognize fleet professionals who have made significant contributions to fleet environmental sustainability.

Tags: Sustainability All Stars, Green Fleet Conference, Awards

July 7, 2014 - Industry News

CARB Certifies Westport's WiNG F-250, F-350

Westport WiNG Bi-Fuel Ford F-250 pickup trucks (PHOTO: Westport)

The Ford F-250 and F-350, 6.2L Super Duty trucks are also certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), run on CNG, and are available with a 17, 23, or 27 gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) tank.

Tags: CARB, Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Ford, CNG Conversions

July 2, 2014 - Industry News

Fleet Natural Gas Vehicle Adoption Slow

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Commercial fleets have been slow to add natural gas vehicles to their fleets globally due to the significant upfront purchase cost and relatively high cost of conversion, according to a new research report.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Industry Research, Trends

June 30, 2014 - Press Release

VNG Adds CNG Fueling Station in Pa.

Photo courtesy of VNG.CO.

Workers install compression equipment during construction of VNG.Co, LLC’s CNG fueling facility in Philadelphia, Pa.

Tags: VNG, CNG Fueling Stations, Alternative Fuels

June 19, 2014 - Industry News

Clyde Launches Medium-Duty CNG Truck Line

Photo: Clyde Truck

New York-based Clyde Trucks is now offering a line of Class 4 and 5 CNG-powered, cab forward, medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Refuse Trucks, Class 5, CNG, Class 4, Clyde, Cabovers

June 12, 2014 - Industry News

Portland Utility Testing Nissan's e-NV200 Cargo Van

Photo of e-NV200 courtesy of Nissan.

An electric utility in Portland, Ore., has begun testing Nissan's e-NV200 cargo van to determine its viability as a commercial vehicle, Nissan has announced.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Utility Fleets, Nissan NV200, Compact Vans, Battery-Electric Vehicles

June 11, 2014 - Industry News

EPA Rates Mitsubishi Mirage At 44 MPG Highway

Photo of 2015 Mirage courtesy of Mitsubishi.

The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage subcompact car has achieved an EPA window sticker rating of 44 miles per gallon highway and 37 mpg city.

Tags: Mitsubishi, Fuel Efficiency, Mitsubishi Mirage, Subcompact Cars

June 11, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Considers Tomato Fiber for Vehicles

Graphic courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun a collaboration with H.J. Heinz to explore the use of tomato fiber as a possible sustainable bio-plastic material for vehicles, the automaker announced.

Tags: Ford, H.J. Heinz Co., Sustainability

June 11, 2014 - Industry News

First Mass Market Hydrogen Car Rolls Onto U.S. Roads

Photo of 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai handed the keys of a hydrogen-fueled Tucson SUV to the first customer during a June 10 ceremony in Tustin, Calif.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Hyundai Tucson

June 10, 2014 - Industry News

Report Touts Propane Autogas Benefits for Fleets

Graphic via U.S. EIA.

A new report commissioned by the Mississippi Propane Gas Association concludes that propane autogas offers "numerous benefits" to fleets over gasoline and diesel.

Tags: Propane Autogas, Preventative Maintenance, Engines

June 9, 2014 - Industry News

New Light-Duty Fuel Economy Reaches 25.6 MPG

Chart courtesy of Michael Sivak/UMTRI.

The average fuel economy of new light-duty vehicles sold in May climbed higher to 25.6 miles per gallon, according to University of Michigan researchers.

Tags: Fuel Economy, UMTRI, Trends, Tailpipe Emissions

June 2, 2014 - Industry News

Westport Offers CNG Transit Connect Models

Photo of 2015-MY Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Westport.

Westport is expanding its 2015 lineup to offer two compressed natural gas fuel systems for the Ford Transit Connect, including a dedicated and bi-fuel option.

Tags: Ford Transit Connect, 2015-MY, Westport, Natural Gas Vehicles, Compact Vans, Vehicle Modifiers

May 30, 2014 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Cars Nab 5 of AAA's Top Green Cars

Photo of Model s courtesy of Tesla.

Clean diesel vehicles made up half of the 10 highest scoring green cars in the Automobile Association of America's (AAA) Green Car Guide. The remainder included three electric vehicles and two hybrids.

Tags: Audi, AAA, Toyota RAV4 EV, Tesla Model S, Clean Diesel Vehicles

May 30, 2014 - Industry News

8 States Release Zero-Emission Vehicle Plan

Photo courtesy of BMW.

Eight states released an 11-point action plan they say will help them reach 3.3 million zero emission vehicles (ZEV) on their roadways by 2025.

Tags: Zero-Emission Vehicles, State Fleet, Elected Leaders

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