TAG SEARCH RESULT: Emissions Reduction

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January 13, 2017

EPA Maintains Fuel Economy Standards Through 2025

The EPA expects that automakers will raise fuel economy 10 mpg higher than the current fleet average by model year 2025.

January 10, 2017

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Retails for $34,495

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid will retail for at least $34,495 after the federal $7,500 tax credit when it arrives in dealer showrooms by April 1, FCA has announced.

December 6, 2016

NYC Parks Replaces Passenger Vans with Hybrids

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has ordered 10 15-passenger hybrid vans to increase miles per gallon and reduce vehicle emissions.

October 28, 2016

VW to Set Up Trust for Government Projects, Investment in ZEVs

A judge has approved Volkswagen's settlement in its diesel emissions scandal, including buybacks of affected vehicles, a trust to fund projects reducing emissions, and the promotion of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) technology.

October 26, 2016

Renewable Diesel Coming to Washington

Targa Sound Terminal in Tacoma, Wash., will become what is believed to be the first terminal in the state to offer renewable diesel (R99) in early 2017. The terminal, which sells to distributors, is making the fuel available due to increasing demand from government agencies.

October 21, 2016

Revised CARB Plan Includes $150 Million For Heavy Duty Vehicles

CARB recently approved a revised $363 million funding plan that includes $150 million for heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment, aimed at putting more clean vehicles in disadvantaged communities.

September 19, 2016

New Orleans to Invest in EVs

The City of New Orleans adopted a resolution earlier this month to encourage the use of electrified vehicles. It calls for the installation of EV fast chargers on public property and potentially incorporating EVs into the city fleet.

August 25, 2016

California Toughens Greenhouse Gas Emission Rules

California is set to approve even tougher air-quality controls that would further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, after the state Legislature passed Senate Bill 32 on Aug. 24.

August 17, 2016

Atlanta Deploys First EVs

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the Office of Sustainability presented five new electric vehicles this week, marking the launch of the city's electric vehicle program.

August 10, 2016

DFW Airport Gains Carbon Neutral Status

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has reached carbon neutral status partly because the airport converted its fleet to cleaner-burning compressed natural gas (CNG), which has reduced carbon emissions by 25%.

July 19, 2016

Feds Nix 54.5-MPG Target for 2025

Improving gasoline fuel economy and strong demand for trucks and SUVs has led federal regulators to eliminate the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025.

June 9, 2016

Va. County Succeeding With Propane Autogas

Chesterfield County, Va., has saved more than $30,000 in fuel costs and gained more than $35,000 in IRS rebates in less than three years with a fleet greening initiative that has focused on replacing diesel- and gasoline-powered trucks with vehicles that run on propane autogas.

April 4, 2016

Right-Sizing Helps Ariz. County Reduce Fleet Emissions

Pima County, Ariz., has reduced the number of miles traveled by the county fleet by 21% and reduced carbon intensity of its fleet operations by nearly 6%, according to its Sustainable Action Plan Report Card.

March 11, 2016

Seattle Wants to Cut Fleet Emissions in Half by 2025

The City of Seattle would reduce fleet greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% by 2025 by using electric vehicles as well as renewable diesel and biodiesel under a new plan announced by Mayor Ed Murray.

March 10, 2016

What You Need to Know About Renewable Diesel

Renewable diesel is sustainable, and many West Coast fleets have been making the switch. But what is it exactly, and where can you get it?

March 4, 2016

Idle Efficiency Keeps State and Federal Funds Coming

With increased competition and a growing number of carbon-reduction options, how can a fleet manager make the case that theirs is a cost-effective program, deserving of state or federal support?

February 26, 2016

EPA Offers $26M in Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that $26 million in grant funding will be made available to establish clean diesel projects with the intention of reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines.

December 18, 2015

N.C. State's $4.4M Grant to Develop Fleet Management Training

The Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) project aims in part to develop a professional Smart Fleet management training program that will provide tools and information to increase fleet efficiency through the use of low carbon fuels, technologies, practices, and policies.

December 14, 2015

San Francisco's Renewable Diesel Halves Diesel Emissions

The City & County of San Francisco has ended its use of petroleum diesel and completed the switch to renewable diesel for the city fleet. The change will reduce fleet diesel greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and is cost neutral.

December 2, 2015

New York City to Add 2K Electrified Vehicles

New York City will replace 2,000 sedans with battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which would make it the largest electrified vehicle fleet of any U.S. city.

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