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April 26, 2017 - Industry News

NYC Fleet Hits 1,000 EVs Ahead of Schedule

Photo courtesy of NYC

The municipal fleet will have 1,000 EV sedans by the end of July 2017, halfway toward its fleet electrification goals. The city plans to expand its network of charging stations to meet demand.

Tags: New York City, Elected Leaders, Battery-Electric Vehicles

April 25, 2017 - Press Release

N.Y. and N.J. Port Tests Electric Yard Trucks

Photo courtesy of BYD

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the vast regional transportation infrastructure in the New York City area, will demo a battery-electric BYD Class 8 yard truck for the next several weeks.

Tags: BYD, Pilot Program, Ports

April 24, 2017 - Industry News

Ohio Fleets Partner to Analyze Fuel Use

Five Ohio agencies will participate in a study conducted by Clean Fuels Ohio to analyze its existing vehicles and utilization rates, as well as available fuels and what they cost.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Clean Fuels Coalition, Utilization

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

Norfolk's Tassara Resigns, Moves to Business Development Role

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Facundo Tassara, fleet maintenance manager for the City of Norfolk, Va., has announced that his last day at the city is May 5. Tassara is taking on a fleet and business development role with Fermata Energy.

Tags: New Hire, Fermata Energy, Alternative Fuels

April 20, 2017 - Product News

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer Medium-Duty Propane Autogas Tank

Photo of ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-450 courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a 35-gallon propane autogas fuel tank for medium-duty trucks such as the Ford F-450 and F-550, the Livonia, Mich.-based vehicle modifier has announced.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Fuel Tanks

April 19, 2017 - Industry News

Volkswagen Announces First Round of ZEV Investments

Photo via Wikimedia

Volkswagen released its plan for national and California-specific zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) investments, as part of its diesel emissions settlement.

Tags: VW Diesel Scandal, EV Charging Stations, Alternative Fuels, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Gains Approval from California for Conversions

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids has gained approval from the California Air Resources Board to sell a modified hybrid version of Ford's Transit cargo van to fleets in that state. The XL Hybrids Transit has also gained eligibility for a $2,500 state voucher to defray the cost to fleet purchasers.

Tags: CARB, California, XL Hybrids, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Hybrid Conversion, State Grants

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Toyota Adds Lower-Priced Base Prius

Photo of the 2017 Prius Two courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota has introduced a lower-cost Prius gasoline-electric hybrid into its 2017 lineup with the Prius One, that carries a starting price that's $1,210 lower than the Prius Two, according to a Cars Direct report.

Tags: Toyota Prius, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, 2017-MY, Toyota, Hyundai Ioniq, Pricing

April 14, 2017 - Industry News

Calif. PD Adds More Electric Police Motorcycles

Photo via Clovis PD

City of Clovis (Calif.) Police has added two additional Zero Electric motorcycles to join its existing fleet of the five electric motorcycles.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Zero Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycles

April 13, 2017 - Industry News

Honda Introduces PHEV, EV Under Clarity Nameplate

Photo of 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid courtesy of Honda.

Honda will ship the 2017 Clarity Electric and 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid later this year to dealers as part of an ambitious roll-out of green vehicles in the company's bid to sell two-thirds of its vehicles with electrified powertrains by 2030, the company announced at the New York International Auto Show.

Tags: Honda, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, New York Auto Show, Battery-Electric Vehicles, 2017-MY, 2018-MY

April 12, 2017 - Press Release

ChargePoint & Apollo Sunguard Awarded GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement

Apollo Sunguard was one of two vendors awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by GSA Fleet for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) without installation for ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations and the sole awardee for Ancillary EVSE Data Services.

Tags: ChargePoint, EV Infrastructure, GSA Contracts

April 12, 2017 - Industry News

Salt Lake City Looks to Expand EV Use

Photo via Flickr/Myrtle Beach The Digitel

Through a new initiative, Salt Lake City hopes to reach 100% renewable energy by 2032. Numerous departments have developed tailpipe emissions reduction plans for their fleet vehicles.

Tags: Salt Lake City, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Alternative Fuels

April 12, 2017 - Industry News

Workhorse Releases PHEV Pickup Specs

Photo of W-15 courtesy of Workhorse.

The Workhorse Group's W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup should provide 80 miles of all-electric range and an equivalent of 75 miles per gallon when operating on electric power, the company has announced.

Tags: Workhorse, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Electric Trucks, Workhorse W-15

April 10, 2017 - Industry News

Ford Offers Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Patrol Sedan

Photo by Thi Dao

Law enforcement agencies in New York and Los Angeles plan to begin using a new pursuit-rated gasoline-electric hybrid sedan that the automaker unveiled this week at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. Agencies can order the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan this spring, and Ford will begin delivering it next summer.

Tags: Ford, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Patrol Cars, Police Fleets

April 10, 2017 - Press Release

California Groups to Host Alternative Fuel Expo & Conference

The second annual AltCar Expo and Conference Sacramento takes place Wednesday, April 19, at the Sacramento State Capitol.

Tags: Clean Cities, Industry Event, MEMA NorCal

April 6, 2017 - Industry News

National Park Runs Biodiesel Year-Round

Photo courtesy of REG

Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota runs biodiesel blends of up to B-20 year-round, despite temperatures that fall to an average low of minus 7 degrees. A proper winter additive prevents problems.

Tags: Biodiesel, Fuel Management, National Parks, Alternative Fuels, Winter

April 6, 2017 - Industry News

Grants Help Los Angeles County Pay for CNG Vehicles

Photo courtesy of Los Angeles County Public Works

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works recently purchased nine heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks as part of its ongoing effort to reduce pollution and improve air quality.

Tags: Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Alternative Fuels, Los Angeles County, CNG

April 5, 2017 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Names Knapheide Ship-Thru Installer of PHEV Pickups

Knapheide will begin XLP PHEV upfits on Ford F-150’s in its Kansas City, Mo., facility starting in fourth quarter 2017. (Photo courtesy of XL Hybrid)

XL Hybrids, Inc. announced that The Knapheide Manufacturing Company will become a ship-thru installer of XL Hybrids’ XLP plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) upfits on Ford F-150 pickup trucks.

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

April 3, 2017 - Industry News

EPA Certifies Landi Renzo's CNG Medium-Duty Ford Trucks

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Landi's Renzo's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of six medium-duty Ford trucks from the 2017 model year.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford F-450, Ford F-650, EPA Certification, Vehicle Modifiers, Landi Renzo, Ford F-59, CNG Conversions, CNG

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Modified Vehicles for Stalling

Image courtesy of NHTSA.

The recall, already in progress, covers 434 trucks and vans equipped with propane conversion kits.

Tags: Recalls, ROUSH CleanTech, NHTSA, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Propane Conversion

March 28, 2017 - Industry News

CARB Reaffirms Emissions Standards

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted to maintain its greenhouse gas emission standards and zero-emission vehicle program for passenger cars and light-duty trucks sold in the state through 2025.

Tags: CARB, California, Vehicle Emissions Standards, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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 CleanTech 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

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