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Minn. Adds Region's First Chevrolet Bolt EVs

The State of Minnesota is adding the first Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles available in the region to its fleet. The state partnered with four other public entities to purchase 22 Bolt EVs.

Minn. State Fleet Director to Retire

Paul Hanson, CAFM, director of Fleet and Surplus Services for the Minnesota Dept. of Administration, will retire this week. The state has posted the opening for the fleet director position online.

Minn. Offers $270K in Clean Diesel Grants

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will offer grants to help owners of heavy diesel-powered equipment in the state replace or retrofit their old engines.

Fleet Embraces Minnesota's Biodiesel Mandate

Minnesota began requiring all diesel fuel in the state to contain 10% biodiesel on July 1. The state's Department of Natural Resources, which has 1,200 diesel vehicles, has been experimenting with B-20 and doesn't anticipate any problems with the move to B-10.

Minnesota Law Paves Way for Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Minnesota's Gov. Mark Dayton has signed into law a bill making it easier for the state's fleet manager to purchase alternative-fuel vehicles by allowing purchasing decisions based on total operating costs rather than initial cost.

E-85 Fueling Growth Slows, Feds Report

Growth in the number of E-85 fueling stations has slowed since 2011, as demand has fallen for the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend, according to federal data.

City of Willmar, Minn., to Reduce Fleet Size

WILLMAR, MN – The City of Willmar’s city council approved a recommendation to eliminate a total of 15 vehicles and pieces of equipment in the City’s fleet, according to City documents.