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Coalition Sues Minnesota over Biodiesel Mandate
on 22 Apr 2015
A coalition of vehicle and fuel industry organizations has filed suit in federal court against Minnesota to eliminate the state's biodiesel content mandate. The groups include the Minnesota Trucking Association, Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, American Petroleum Institute, and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers. They claim the mandate is likely raising fueling costs for all diesel vehicles [read more]
The 10 Best Green Cars: Which Made This Year's Cut?
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In Kelley Blue Book's just released 10 Best Green Cars of 2015, the all-electric BMW i3 has taken the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row. Each year, the editors compile a list of the most efficient vehicles available and then pick 10 standouts "boasting the best combinations of efficiency, value and overall appeal" and featuring [read more]
Fleet Sustainability Program Rolled out by NAFA, CALSTART
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NAFA Fleet Management Association, in conjunction with clean-transportation nonprofit CALSTART, has launched a new sustainability accreditation program to encourage fleet fuel efficiency and improved emissions. The Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program features a four-tier rating system that evaluates fleets based on their environmental performance. "With this new program, fleets will be able to measure, manage and improve," explains Bill Van Amburg, [read more]
2,200 NGVs and Counting: Republic Services Inc.
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Republic Services Inc., a major refuse and recycling company, recently noted that it currently operates over 2,200 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles across the U.S. Furthermore, the company has plans to continue expanding its large CNG fleet. Steve Saltzgiver, the company's vice president of fleet management, tells NGT News why Republic decided to embrace CNG, as well as offers advice [read more]
Which States Have the Highest Alt-Fuel Potential?
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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released a study gauging the U.S.' most promising states for the deployment of alternative transportation fuels. "When deploying alternative fuels, it is paramount to match the right fuel with the right location, in accordance with local market conditions," says the report, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program. [read more]
AmeriGas Adding 50 More Autogas-Powered Fleet Trucks
on 08 Apr 2015
AmeriGas Propane Inc., a leading U.S. retail propane supplier, says it has powered its fleet vehicles with the fuel the company sells for well over 30 years. Now, the company says it will more than double its propane autogas medium-duty fleet. AmeriGas has purchased 50 new Ford F-550 trucks equipped with ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems. The new trucks [read more]
Transit Agency on Track to Big Alt-Fuel Switch
on 06 Apr 2015
The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) is closer to achieving its goal of transitioning its entire fleet over to compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. HART, which serves Hillsborough County, Fla., recently put its first 22 CNG buses on the road and into service. The 40-foot Gillig CNG buses replaced two fleets of diesel vehicles that began service in 2001-2002 [read more]
UPS Doubles Down on CNG with New Vehicles, Stations
on 02 Apr 2015
In the ever-growing natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry, when a fleet operator deploys any number of NGVs, two or 200, it is certainly noteworthy. Well, UPS just announced plans to purchase and deploy 1,400 new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles over the next year, more than doubling its current CNG fleet in the U.S. Wow! Kristen Petrella, a UPS spokesperson, [read more]
Raven Transport Adding 115 More LNG Trucks to Fleet
on 31 Mar 2015
Florida-based carrier Raven Transport is expanding its liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck fleet and again teaming up with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. for fueling. Raven Transport will deploy 115 new LNG-powered Peterbilt Model 579 trucks to haul products for an unidentified consumer packaged goods company. The new vehicles, equipped with sleepers and Cummins Westport ISX12 G engines, will add to [read more]
How NGV Sales Fared Against Low Oil Prices in 2014
on 27 Mar 2015
U.S. natural gas vehicle (NGV) production and sales totaled just over 18,000 vehicles in 2014, a slight decrease of 1,250 vehicles - or 6.5% - compared to 2013, according to a new report from NGVAmerica. However, the report says the number of total sales is surprisingly healthy given the dramatic drop in crude oil and related gasoline and diesel prices, [read more]
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