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March 23, 2017 - Industry News

NYC's New Vehicles Average 55 MPG

Photo courtesy of NYC

In fiscal-year 2016, New York City’s fleet of light- and medium-duty non-emergency vehicle purchases averaged 55 mpg. This was achieved through the addition of electric, hybrid, and other fuel-efficient vehicles.

Tags: Biodiesel, New York City, Fuel Efficiency, Procurement, Alternative Fuels, CAFE Standards

March 23, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH Recalls Propane Conversion Kits

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

Dealers need to replace fuel control valve solenoids to fix a problem that can lead to engine stalling.

Tags: Recalls, ROUSH CleanTech, NHTSA, Propane Conversion

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo's CNG 2017 F-250/F-350 Certified

Photo of 2017 F-250 XL courtesy of Ford.

Torrance, Calif.-based Landi Renzo has gained approval from the Environmental Protection Agency to produce bi-fuel and dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of Ford's F-250 and F-350 6.2L V-8 engine with the gaseous prep engine package.

Tags: Landi Renzo, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford F-250, CNG Conversions, Vehicle Modifiers

March 20, 2017 - Industry News

Two Peterbilt Models Eligible for HVIP

Image of Peterbilt Model 320 courtesy of Peterbilt.

The Peterbilt Models 520 and 320 equipped with the Cummins ISL-G Near Zero engine have been granted eligibility for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

Tags: Peterbilt, HVIP, Model 320, Model 520, ISL-G

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Landi Renzo to Offer Ship-Thru on Ford CNG Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.

Landi Renzo USA will begin offering a ship-through channel for customers to take delivery of converted compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and vans utilizing Ford's existing distribution network from Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: Ford, Ship-Thru, CNG Conversions, Landi Renzo, Ford E-Series, Ford F-Series

March 15, 2017 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Fuso Bringing Electric eCanter to U.S.

Photo by Chris Brown.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has introduced the eCanter battery-powered Class 4 truck, offering the first 50 units to a select group of customers by the end of the year on a two-year lease.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso, Canter, Class 4, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Cabovers, Work Truck Show

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

N.Y. Urged to Green State Fleet with Volkswagen Funds

Photo courtesy of VW

An environmental group is urging New York State to use the $117 million it’s expected to receive from the Volkswagen diesel settlement to implement the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) of 2006.

Tags: New York, Diesel Emissions, Alternative Fuels, DERA, VW Diesel Scandal

March 14, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Adds Electrification to Vehicle Modifier Program

Photo of XL Hybrids E-350 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford has expanded its Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that install electrified and hydraulic hybrid systems so those vehicles will retain the factory powertrain warranty.

Tags: Ford, QVM, Vehicle Modifiers, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, XL Hybrids, Motiv Power Systems, Lightning Hybrids, Work Truck Show

March 9, 2017 - Industry News

Efficient Drivetrains Unveils Plug-In Frieghtliner Utility Truck

Photo courtesy of Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc., has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into the Freightliner platform.

Tags: PHEV, Freightliner, Utility Fleets, Drivetrains

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

Propane Autogas Vehicle Sales Increase 8%

Sales of propane autogas-fueled vehicles increased 8% to 14,000 in 2016 compared to the year before, according to data from the Propane Education and Research Council.

Tags: PERC, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion, Alternative Fuels

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Debuting PHEV, EV Clarity Cars

Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda will add battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars to its Clarity nameplate, and plans to show the new vehicles at the New York auto show in April.

Tags: Honda, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, New York Auto Show, Battery-Electric Vehicles

March 8, 2017 - Industry News

N.C. Sheriff Reduces Fuel Costs with Propane Autogas

Photo courtesy of PERC

Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina has converted 60 of its vehicles to bi-fuel propane autogas cars, saving enough in fuel costs to allow the Sheriff’s Office to fund other programs.

Tags: PERC, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, Police

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

Workhorse Receives 2,000-Plus Letters of Intent

Photo courtesy of Workhorse

Workhorse Group Inc. announced it has received Letters of Intent from fleets totaling 2,150 of the Workhorse W-15 electric pickup trucks, from such companies as Duke Energy, Portland General Electric, the City of Orlando, Southern California Public Power Authority, and Clean Fuels Ohio.

March 7, 2017 - Industry News

Federal Grants Fund Green Tech Despite Uncertain Future

Photo: TransPower

While U.S. Department of Energy grants are still funding electric vehicle and alternative fuel technologies, it is uncertain how the Trump administration could affect this funding in the future.

Tags: Grant Funding, ACT Research, Alternative Fuels, DOE, Electric Vehicles, Donald Trump

March 2, 2017 - Press Release

Clean Fuels Ohio to Help Deploy 500 Workhorse Electric Pickup Trucks

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Group has received a letter of intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to partner with Workhorse to help deploy 500 W-15 plug-in electric pickup trucks throughout the state of Ohio.

Tags: Workhorse, Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Workhorse W-15

March 1, 2017 - Industry News

Fla. City Opens Public Access CNG Station

Photo via Flickr/KOMUNews

The City of Panama City, Fla., has opened its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for fleet and public use. The city’s solid waste division is in the process of swapping its current diesel vehicles to CNG.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, CNG Fueling Stations

March 1, 2017 - Industry News

PERC Expands Nozzle Incentive

Initially launched in November 2015, the incentive program had only been available to propane retailers, but expanded for fleets looking to replace their current refueling technology until the end of June 2017. (Photo: CleanFuels USA)

Effective immediately, private fleets and public refueling stations are eligible to apply for the incentive program, which will now provide $100 per tank-side connector and $1,000 per hose-end connector.

Tags: PERC, Propane Autogas, Incentives, Quick-Connect Nozzle

February 28, 2017 - Press Release

Calif. County Purchases EV Charging Efficiency Solution

Cyber Switching's EV Master Controller (EVMC) technology allows the Contra Costa County (Calif.) Public Works Department to charge four electric vehicles using the electrical capacity of one charging station.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, EV Charging Stations

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Chooses F-150 for PHEV Powertrain

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids, Inc. has decided to pair its XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain with Ford's F-150 pickup, the vehicle modifier has announced. The vehicle will be available in the fourth quarter.

Tags: Ford F-150, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, XL Hybrids, Ship-Thru, Vehicle Modifiers

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

Midwest Fleets Testing Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Screenshot via Clean Fuels Ohio.

Clean Fuels Ohio's Midwest Drives initiative has allowed 35 public and private fleets to test drive various alternative-fuel vehicles in three states and logged 2,000 miles in the first year of the program, according to the group.

Tags: Vehicle Testing, Ohio, Alternative Fuels, Clean Fuels Coalition

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

Ioniq Hybrids Surpass Prius Fuel Economy

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Two Hyundai Ioniq hybrid models have achieved fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that surpass their Toyota Prius counterparts in highway driving as the most fuel efficient in their category.

Tags: Hyundai, Hyundai Ioniq, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EPA, Fuel Economy

February 23, 2017 - Industry News

N.Y. Offers $3M to Municipalities and Utilities for EVs

Photo via Flickr/marlordo59

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $3 million in new funding to help eligible municipalities and rural electric cooperatives purchase electric vehicles for their fleets.

Tags: Elected Leaders, Battery-Electric Vehicles, NYPA

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

California Awards $33M for Hydrogen Stations

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

The California Energy Commission has awarded $33 million to Shell, FirstElement Fuel, and Air Liquide to construct 16 hydrogen fueling stations in California.

Tags: Shell, California, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, FirstElement Fuel, Alternative Fuels

February 21, 2017 - Press Release

Bollinger Motors Launches Website, Blog and Social Media Channels

Screencapture of Bollingermotors.com.

Bollinger Motors announced the redesign of its website to provide interested individuals the opportunity to interact, place vehicle orders, and learn more about the company that is creating the world’s first all-electric on- and off-road sport utility truck.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Electric Vehicles, Bollinger Motors

February 17, 2017 - Press Release

Greenkraft Places CNG Trucks in Southern California Cities

Greenkraft announced that it has placed six trucks in a Southern California city, all clean energy vehicles running on compressed natural gas (CNG), and will be placing another six trucks for another Southern California city.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Greenkraft

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