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December 14, 2017 - Industry News

EV Tax Credit Spared by Congress

Congressional negotiators will spare a $7,500 federal tax credit that has supported sales of plug-in electric vehicles, which was put in place in 2008 and 2009 for plug-in and converted plug-in electric vehicles.

Tags: Tax Credits, U.S. Congress, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Taxation, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

December 13, 2017 - Industry News

Hawaii Counties to Transition Fleets to Renewable Energy by 2035

Leaders from Hawaii have signed a committment to transform Hawaii’s public and private ground transportation to 100% renewable fuel sources by 2045. Photo via City and County of Honolulu

Leaders from four counties in Hawaii have signed a commitment to transform ground transportation to 100% renewable fuel sources by 2045, beginning with the transition of all their fleet vehicles by 2035.

Tags: Renewable Fuel, Hawaii, Alternative Fuels

December 12, 2017 - Industry News

Battery Breakthrough Could Triple EV Range

Photo via Noya Fields/Flickr

New research at the University of Waterloo in Canada could lead to the development of batteries with triple the range of current battery technology for electric vehicles.

Tags: Research, Batteries, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks

December 5, 2017 - Industry News

Nissan Begins 2018 Leaf Production

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Production for the 2018 Nissan Leaf is underway at Nissan’s assembly plant in Tennessee for a nationwide release to start off the New Year.

Tags: Nissan, Vehicle Production, Nissan Leaf, Battery-Electric Vehicles

December 1, 2017 - Industry News

Minn. County Increases Fuel Economy With Vehicle Software

Pictured: One of the sheriff's office vehicles equipped with Derive Efficiency. Photo courtesy of Dakota County

In a pilot of vehicle calibration software, Dakota County, Minn., fleet vehicles saw an 8% average drop in fuel consumption.

Tags: Idling, Fuel Efficiency, Derive

November 28, 2017 - Industry News

S.C. City Collects Cooking Oil to Power Fleet

Photo via Oregon State University/Flickr

Since launching in 2009, the City of Columbia, S.C.'s cooking oil recycling program has collected an average of 1,000 gallons of used oil per year, which is converted to biodiesel and used to power the city fleet.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Recycled Oil, Biofuels

November 22, 2017 - Industry News

New York Municipality Adds EVs, Charging Stations

Photo via NCDOTcommunications/ Flickr.

The City of Yonkers, N.Y., recently completed $400,000 of clean energy projects, including the purchase of hybrid electric city vehicles and the construction of nine charging stations.

Tags: EV Charging Stations, Alternative Fuels, Chevrolet Volt, Procurement

November 21, 2017 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Expands EV Charging with Solar Stations

Photo courtesy of Envision

The City of Pittsburgh is expanding its electric vehicle (EV) charging options with the addition of five transportable solar-powered EV charging stations.

Tags: City of Pittsburgh, EV Charging Stations, Solar Power, Battery-Electric Vehicles

November 20, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Launches Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan

Photo courtesy of Ford

Ford has revealed its Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan for law enforcement agencies, capable of driving up to 21 miles on electricity. The vehicle is designed for law enforcement personnel whose jobs don’t require a pursuit-rated vehicle.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Police Vehicles, Ford, Special Service Vehicles, Fuel Costs, Ford Special Service PHEV

November 17, 2017 - Industry News

Overnight EV Charging Saves NYC $150K Annually

Photo via Noya Fields/Flickr

By enrolling in Con Edison’s SmartCharge New York Program, New York City expects to save up to $150,000 per year for charging its 1,030 electric vehicles overnight.

Tags: New York City, ChargePoint, Electric Vehicles, electric grid, EV Charging Stations

November 15, 2017 - Industry News

BYD Delivers First All-Electric Side Loader Refuse Truck

Photo courtesy of the City of Palo Alto, Calif.

The first all-electric automated side loader refuse truck from BYD was presented to the City of Palo Alto, Calif., and GreenWaste, the city's waste hauler service provider.

Tags: BYD, Refuse Fleets, Waste Management, all-electric trucks

November 10, 2017 - Press Release

Cyber Switching Launches Electrical Management System

Logo: Cyber Switching

The EMD's deployment reports data and manages power for a building's devices, machinery, and electric vehicle charging stations.

Tags: Battery-Electric Vehicles, Data Analysis, EV Charging Stations

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

Construction Begins on Okla. CNG Station

The Tulsa station is expected to be open by the end of 2017. Photo courtesy of Sparq

The Tulsa station — Sparq’s 10th compressed natural gas (CNG) station across its multi-state network — will begin construction immediately, with a target to open by the end of 2017.

Tags: Green Fleets, Alternative Fuels, Oklahoma, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

October 27, 2017 - Industry News

EV Charging Pilot Minimizes Calif. County’s Energy Use Spikes

Photo courtesy of Alameda County

Alameda County, Calif., is working on an electric vehicle (EV) charging pilot. Called the Smart Charging Pilot Program, it allows the building’s EV chargers to communicate and the DC fast charger to override other chargers when it’s in use.

Tags: Fleet Facility, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Fast Charging, EV Charging Stations

October 27, 2017 - Industry News

Study: Slow EV Transition Could Save Minneapolis Fleet Costs

Photo via City of Minneapolis Electric Vehicle Study

A new electric vehicle (EV) adoption feasibility study of the City of Minneapolis’ fleet found that a slow transition to electric vehicles over the next 10 years could result in operational savings.

Tags: Greenhouse Gases, Fleet Budget, City of Minneapolis, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles

October 26, 2017 - Industry News

Orders Open for Electrified Transit Van Conversion

Photo courtesy of LightningSystems

Lightning Systems is now accepting pre-orders for its new zero-emissions LightningElectric system for Ford Transit, a battery conversion package.

Tags: Conversion, Ford Transit, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Lightning Systems, Vehicle Modifiers

October 25, 2017 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Launches Electric Truck Brand E-Fuso

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation launched E-Fuso, a product brand exclusively dedicated to electric trucks and buses, and unveiled its all-electric heavy-duty truck concept.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, E-Fuso

October 16, 2017 - Industry News

Chicago to Add 182 Grant-Funded EVs

Via Noya Fields/Flickr

The City of Chicago has received a $15.5 million federal grant to purchase 182 electric vehicles (EVs) for the fleet and install EV charging stations.

Tags: Grant Funding, City of Chicago, Electric Bus, Electric Vehicles, EV Charging Stations

October 11, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. to Purchase Medium- & Heavy-Duty ZEVs for State Fleet

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

The State of California has upped its fleet greening goals, mandating that 15% of specified medium- and heavy-duty vehicle purchases by state agencies must be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2025.

Tags: California, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Zero-Emission Vehicles

October 10, 2017 - Industry News

Green4U Reveals All-Electric SUVs

Photo of MTU-6 courtesy of Green4U.

Green4U Technologies plans to begin delivering its all-electric, fleet-focused SUVs by summer of 2018. The vehicles are expected to deliver up to 230 miles in range on a single charge.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Green4U

October 9, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer LPG E-350 Cutaway

Graphic courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a propane autogas-fueled Ford F-350 single-rear-wheel and dual-rear-wheel cutaway van that can be set up as a delivery truck for food and beverage or parcel delivery fleets, the company announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Propane Conversion, Delivery Fleets, Cutaway Vans, Ford E-350, Vehicle Modifiers

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

N.J. City University Installs EV Charging Station

Photo courtesy of NJCU

New Jersey City University (NJCU) installed a Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging station on campus for employee use and plans to install additional charging stations for fleet use.

Tags: EV Charging Stations, New Jersey

October 6, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Show Hydrogen-Powered Truck Chassis to Military Buyers

Photo of SURUS courtesy of GM.

General Motors has developed a medium-duty chassis cab truck powered by a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for commercial buyers that the company is also pitching to the U.S. military, the company announced.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Military, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, General Motors, Autonomous Vehicles

October 5, 2017 - Press Release

Calif. Groups Host Clean Technology Expo

The eighth Annual Clean Technology Forum & Equipment Expo is a free event that offers fuel management training, a conference, and a reception for recipients of the Clean Air Champion Awards.

Tags: Clean Cities, Alternative Fuels, Events, MEMA

October 2, 2017 - Industry News

GM to Launch 20 EVs by 2023

Photo courtesy of GM.

General Motors will add two battery-electric vehicles to its lineup in the next 18 months as part of its plan to roll out 20 such vehicles by 2023, the company has announced.

Tags: General Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles

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