Texas State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, has filed H.B.1979, known as the “Texas Fuels” bill, to harness funds restricted exclusively for emissions reduction purposes to promote the use of natural gas-based fuels in state fleet vehicles. “The Texas Fuels bill [Read More]
Vattenfall, one of the largest utility companies in Europe, with operations throughout Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and the U.K., has committed to switching its entire car fleet – more than 3,500 passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles – to [Read More]
New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest heavy-duty transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, has announced that Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE), located in Garden City, N.Y., has [Read More]
The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest has announced the launch of Midwest EVOLVE, a three-year project to promote electric vehicles (EVs) in seven Midwest states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. In partnership with eight [Read More]
Plug Power Inc., an energy solutions provider, says it has shipped the first production ProGen fuel cell engines for use in electric delivery vehicles. Through this application, Plug Power extends its reach into the on-road electric vehicle (EV) market, increasing [Read More]
As part of the agency’s SmartMove five-year capital plan, VIA Metropolitan Transit of San Antonio recently announced the sale of $82 million in MTA contractual obligation bonds to help finance the purchase of 270 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. According to [Read More]
In its latest company announcement, Mitsubishi Corp. says it has secured a deal for the sale of 635 Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) to replace a portion of the current police car fleet in Ukraine. The vehicles, manufactured by [Read More]
The UCI college campus will soon be the first in the nation to completely scrap its traditional diesel-powered buses and deploy an all-electric transit fleet.
King County Executive Dow Constantine has announced that King County Metro Transit in Washington will purchase up to 73 all-electric battery buses from Proterra at a cost of up to $55 million, starting with 20 buses totaling $15.12 million. As reported, [Read More]
The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) says that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funds for cleaner school buses, as previously announced, will enable significant air quality improvements by replacing older diesel buses with newer, more efficient technology – primarily, advanced clean diesel technology. “These [Read More]
Instead of building the Mexico facility, the automaker will invest $700 million to expand its Flat Rock plant in Michigan for EV, hybrid and autonomous vehicle production.
EMBARK, a transportation services agency serving the Oklahoma City metro area, formerly known as Metro Transit, will use approximately $2 million in federal grants to buy six new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, according to a recent report from the Oklahoman. As reported, [Read More]
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has rolled out its new fleet of 77 buses fueled by propane autogas, helping the agency reduce its operating costs and reducing emissions by 2 million pounds per year. “This is a great [Read More]
The Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) facility in Elkridge, Md., has deployed a new fleet of delivery vehicles fueled by propane autogas – made possible, in part, by a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA). According to MEA, the new Ford F-59 [Read More]
This move will help the city reach its goal of acquiring 1,000 EVs by the end of 2017, building the largest municipal EV fleet in the nation.
The City of Redmond, Wash., has converted 10 of its service vehicles to propane autogas in order to reduce its carbon footprint and as part of a proof of concept project for autogas fuel. According to Blue Star Gas, a full-service propane [Read More]
Alimerka, a Spanish supermarket chain with a “green” business model, has added 20 Scania liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered vehicles to its road transport fleet. According to the chain, each natural gas truck generates 40 tons less CO2 annually, reducing the emissions footprint by [Read More]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a settlement valued at more than $400,000 with Halliburton Energy Services Inc. concerning its fleet of heavy-duty diesel trucks that violated California’s truck and bus regulation. According to the EPA, the company will [Read More]
The Rockwood School District has purchased 164 Blue Bird Vision and All American FE clean diesel buses from Blue Bird dealer Central States Bus Sales after choosing to end a contract with a transportation company. The 22,000-student school district says [Read More]
Electric transportation company Proterra and JLL, a professional services firm specializing in real estate, have reached a commercial agreement to provide commuter shuttle services in downtown Chicago via a fleet of 10 Catalyst electric buses. According to Proterra, the service [Read More]
The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) Committee has approved and awarded a $250,000 state tax credit to Green Commuter in order to help the Los Angeles-based company expand its electric vehicle (EV) car sharing, vanpool and fleet replacement service. Green [Read More]
A new survey found that biodiesel blends (B5, B10 and B20) are the most common alternative fuels in use by heavy-duty trucking fleets today.
XL Hybrids Inc., a connected fleet electrification solutions provider for commercial and municipal fleets, says it has installed its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in cargo vans serving Prince George’s County, Md. According to XL Hybrids, the upfitted hybrid vans [Read More]
The Renault-Nissan Alliance, a strategic partnership between Paris-based Renault and Yokohama, Japan-based Nissan specializing in zero-emission mobility, will provide a fleet of 50 all-electric vehicles (EVs) as the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation’s COP22 Climate Conference in Marrakech, [Read More]
American Power Group Corp. has announced that its subsidiary, American Power Group Inc. (APG), has signed two new Class 8 authorized dealers and certified installers of its natural gas conversion equipment to help launch APG’s dual-fuel technology in the Pacific [Read More]
Colorado-based Lightning Hybrids says it has received an order from delivery company UPS for 50 hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks to support its Chicago fleet. The hybrid systems were partially funded by Drive Clean Chicago, a program that aims to accelerate the [Read More]
The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) has elected Chris Lyon, director of fleet relations for the Association for the Work Truck Industry, NTEA, to its executive board. NTEA, based in Farmington Hills, Mich., was established in 1964 and now [Read More]
The Chicago Park District says its environmentally friendly biodiesel program has continued to pay off, and consequently, will showcase the program at a Fleet Education Seminar hosted by the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition on Thursday, Sept. 8. The Chicago [Read More]
Xpress Natural Gas (XNG) says it has opened the Northwest’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) facility at the Satsop Business Park, the 1,800-acre mixed-use business and industrial park located in Grays Harbor County, in Elma, Wash., approximately 30 minutes from [Read More]
As part of a recent settlement announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning the Clean Air Act (CAA), IESI MO Champ Landfill LLC has agreed to spend nearly $1.3 million to purchase four compressed natural gas (CNG) trash [Read More]