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May 27, 2016 - Industry News

PG&E Bolsters Employee Electric Vehicle Adoption

As part of its employee personal vehicle charging program, the company opened 90 additional EV charging stations at its Bishop Ranch campus in San Ramon. (PHOTO: PG&E)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continued its industry-leading efforts to encourage employee adoption of electric vehicles (EV) with the opening of the largest, single-building EV charging installation in the State of California.

Tags: EV Charging Stations, PG&E, Battery-Electric Vehicles

May 24, 2016 - Industry News

Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Ride Ends

The truck arrives back home on May 23. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

The Alliance AutoGas converted Ford F-150 has concluded its 5,600-mile, 12-city "Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride" in Asheville, N.C.

Tags: Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion, #AAGRoadTrip

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

Online Grocer Peapod Adds Hybrid Step Vans

The vehicles are existing Workhorse walk-in vans with GM gasoline engines and equipped with the Lightning Hybrids Energy Recovery System (ERS). (PHOTO: Peapod

Peapod, an online grocer, took delivery of its first two fuel-efficient, hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks this month.

Tags: Workhorse, Delivery Fleets, Grocery Fleets, Step Vans, Lightning Systems

May 18, 2016 - Industry News

CARB Certifies Westport's CNG Transit Van

Photo of a CNG-powered Ford Transit van courtesy of Westport.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified Westport Innovations’ compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Westport WiNG Power System that is used in the Ford Transit cargo van and passenger wagon, and the F-150 truck for MY- 2016.

Tags: Ford F-150, CARB, Ford Transit, CARB Certification, Westport, Natural Gas Vehicles

May 18, 2016 - Industry News

California Utility Injects $7.5M to Inspire Drivers to Go Electric

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced it will invest $7.5 million over the next five years to develop a bold new education campaign to create awareness, expand electric vehicle (EV) ownership, and lead the charge among large cities to electrify the transportation sector.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Electric Vehicles, SDG&E, San Diego Gas & Electric

May 12, 2016 - Industry News

Republic's $117K to Fund Boise EV Fleet

Photo courtesy of Republic Services.

Republic Services of Idaho presented the City of Boise, Idaho, with a check for $117,000 to launch the city’s first electric-vehicle fleet.

Tags: Republic Services, City Fleets, Refuse Fleets, Federal Grants

May 12, 2016 - Industry News

Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Tour Heads East

On May 11 the propane autogas Ford F-150 visited the State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Okla. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas is headed into the second half of its 5,300-plus mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip with a converted propane autogas Ford F-150 trailering a propane autogas mower.

Tags: Ford F-150, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion, #AAGRoadTrip

May 11, 2016 - Industry News

Waste Industries Invests $7M in CNG Vehicles, Fueling

Photo of CNG refuse truck courtesy of Waste Industries.

Waste Industries will add 22 refuse and service trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to its fleet at its Wilmington, N.C. facility, and unveil the vehicles at a May 12 event.

Tags: Refuse Fleets, Natural Gas Vehicles, Fuel Depots, CNG Fueling Stations

May 10, 2016 - Industry News

Alliance Autogas Ride Hits Oklahoma City

The Ford F-150 leaves Asheville, heading on to Oklahoma City. (PHOTO: Alliance Autogas)

The Alliance AutoGas converted Ford F-150 is halfway through its 5,500-mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride.”

Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Propane Conversion

May 9, 2016 - Industry News

Propane Autogas Ford F-150 Hits Northwest in Coast-to-Coast Tour

Propane vehicles are displacing about 1 million gallons of gasoline and 1,600 cubic-feet of greenhouse gas emissions annually in the Seattle area. (PHOTO: Joanne Tucker)

Alliance Autogas began its coast-to-coast tour in Kansas, with the propane-converted pickup making it up to Washington in just a few short days before it continues on to California. The ride is to support the message to fleets that "it’s really not that hard to convert."

Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Ford, Propane Conversion, #AAGRoadTrip

May 6, 2016 - Industry News

SoCalGas Looking Into Natural Gas Trucks

Based on the results on a recently released technical paper, SoCalGas will be deploying near-zero emissions heavy-duty trucks fueled by increasing volumes of renewable natural gas.

Tags: Natural Gas, Heavy-Duty Trucks, SoCalGas

May 6, 2016 - Industry News

Phoenix Hosts Propane-Powered Coast-to-Coast Ride

The propane mower is a 2013 Exmark Lazer Z Ultra Cut 60 powered by a 25.5 hp Kawasaki FX801 V-Twin gasoline engine, converted to propane by Alliance Small Engines. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

The record-breaking conversion of the Ford F-150 by Alliance AutoGas is on the road heading to Phoenix on a 5,500-mile, 12-city tour.

Tags: Ford F-150, Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Ford, Propane Conversion

May 3, 2016 - Product News

Partnership Offers Combined CNG Vehicle and Fueling Solution

Photo: Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions

Spire Natural Gas Fueling Solutions and Mainstay Fuel Technologies have announced a partnership combining Spire’s fueling station offerings with Mainstay’s CNG vehicle fuel system business.

Tags: CNG Fueling Stations, CNG, Mainstay Fuel Technologies

May 3, 2016 - Industry News

UPS Adds 2-Cylinder Engine to Hybrids to Boost Range

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

UPS has extended the range and improved the fuel economy of 125 of its hybrid-electric delivery trucks, the logistics company announced.

Tags: UPS, Workhorse, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

May 2, 2016 - Industry News

Fred Meyer Calls for Up to 500,000 Gallons of RNG

Fred Meyer received its first LNG tractor in December 2014. (PHOTO: Clean Energy)

Fred Meyer Stores announced an agreement with Clean Energy calling for up to 500,000 gallons of Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel for its fleet of 40 LNG trucks based out of its Clackamas, Ore., distribution center.

Tags: Fred Meyer, Clean Energy, RNG, Grocery Fleets

May 2, 2016 - Industry News

Hawaii Gas Signs with Clean Energy Fuels

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., will provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Hawaii Gas, the State of Hawaii’s only franchised gas utility.

Tags: Hawaii, Utility Fleets, Clean Energy, LNG

April 26, 2016 - Press Release

Blue Star Gas Sponsors LPG F-150's Cross-Country Trip

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Alliance AutoGas

Blue Star Gas has signed on as one of 20 sponsors ot Alliance AutoGas' Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride where a Ford F-150 running on propane will make a cross-country trip to highlight the benefits of propane autogas.

Tags: Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Work Truck Show, Blue Star Gas

April 25, 2016 - Press Release

Penske Truck Leasing's Fourth SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

The company is one of seven organizations, and the only transportation corporation, being accorded with this designation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Tags: Recognition, EPA SmartWay, Penske Truck Leasing

April 21, 2016 - Industry News

Arizona Utility Replacing Aging Vehicles with Electrics

Arizona Public Service (APS) has implemented a new standard of replacing its fleet vehicles with electric alternatives, where economically feasible.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Arizona, Bucket Trucks

April 20, 2016 - Industry News

Senate Approves Energy Bill Promoting Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

The U.S. Senate has approved an energy bill that reauthorizes a federal program that works with truck manufacturers and suppliers to improve fuel efficiency.

Tags: Legislation, U.S. Senate, U.S. Department of Energy, Fuel Efficiency

April 18, 2016 - Press Release

Standard Motor Products' New Alternative Energies Website

Standard Motor Products, Inc. introduced a new website to highlight its SMP Alternative Energies initiative.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, New Website, Standard Motor Products

April 15, 2016 - Industry News

Republic Services Adds 66 CNG Trucks

Photo courtesy of Republic Services, Inc.

Republic Services, the second largest domestic non-hazardous solid waste company in the U.S., is adding CNG trucks to two of its fleets in commemoration of Earth Day.

Tags: Republic Services, Earth Day, Refuse Fleets, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG

April 8, 2016 - Industry News

Electric Utility Fleet Managers to Meet in June

More than 100 fleet professionals are registered for the 63rd annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference to be held June 5-8.

Tags: Utility Fleets, Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference, Electric Utility

April 7, 2016 - Industry News

Cummins-Led Team to Build Plug-in Hybrid Class 6 Truck

Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Tags: Cummins, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Paccar, Class 6

April 6, 2016 - Industry News

Roush CleanTech Offers Propane Fuel System for Ford F-750

Photo courtesy of Roush CleanTech

The system meets a demand for heavier chassis for autogas-fueled bobtail applications, cylinder delivery trucks, and larger tank setters and box trucks.

Tags: Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, Alternative Fuels, Ford F-750

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