Feb
07

BMW Releases Details of Expanded ChargeNow by EVgo Program

BMW of North America has announced details on the expansion of the ChargeNow by EVgo programs, including ChargeNow DC Fast, to more than 50 metro areas in the U.S., encompassing the entire EVgo public charging network, the largest public DC Fast charging network in the nation. With this expansion, more than 92% of BMW i3, …

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Jan
31

Blue Bird to Use $4.4M DOE Award to Develop Electric School Bus

In December 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it would be awarding $15 million to organizations in an effort to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel vehicles. Blue Bird Corp., a bus manufacturer located in Fort Valley, Ga., was presented the largest amount at $4.4 million in order to develop …

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Jan
26

Washington Auto Show to Feature ‘Green’ Diesels

With recent major announcements of new clean diesel engine options in the U.S. sedan, SUV and pickup truck markets, the Washington Auto Show will give policymakers and consumers an opportunity to see how diesel technology fits in the future plans of automakers and consumers. “Last year was a record-setting year for light truck and SUV …

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Jan
24

Ford Launches Plug-In Hybrid Van Transit Project

Ford Motor Co. is launching a major project designed to help improve air quality as the automaker accelerates its electrification plans with 13 new global electrified vehicles (EVs) scheduled for introduction in the next five years. The project, supported by Transport for London, features a 12-month trial of 20 new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Transit Custom …

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Jan
19

Setting Your Alt Fuel Goals for the New Year

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Setting Your Alt Fuel Goals for the New Year With the changing of the calendar comes a blank slate for companies to fine-tune their alt fuel transportation goals. One such energy source underutilized in the transportation industry is propane. It’s an energy source that is readily available to fuel vehicles now. For instance, across America, …

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Jan
19

DOE Data: Half of United States Broke Through Ethanol “Blend Wall” in 2015

Recent data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that gasoline consumed in 25 states and the District of Columbia contained more than 10.0 percent ethanol on average in 2015, demonstrating that the so-called “E10 Blend Wall” continues to crumble. The national average ethanol blend rate was 9.91 percent according to the DOE data. …

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Jan
14

Fuels Fix: Winter 2017 Edition

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Jan
13

Millions in federal loans available for infrastructure

Monday, January 9, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loans Program Office announced supplements to the existing Title XVII Innovative Clean Energy loan program (Title XVII) and clarifications to the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program about the eligibility of alternative fueling infrastructure deployment and manufacturing. https://energy.gov/lpo/loan-programs-office Effective immediately, Title XVII, or Improved Energy Technology …

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Jan
12

Keep fuel economy standards to help our lowest income citizens

BY DAVID GREENE, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 01/11/17 07:40 PM EST Strong miles per gallon (mpg) rules save Americans money across all income levels, but they save working families and middle-class Americans the most. Since 1975, fuel economy improvements have saved over 1.5 trillion gallons of gasoline — about 5,000 gallons for every American. Now, some …

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Jan
09

Question of the Month: How is fuel economy determined and reported for alternative fuel vehicles?

Question of the Month: How is fuel economy determined and reported for alternative fuel vehicles? Answer: Last month we learned about how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determines and reports conventional light-duty vehicle fuel economy ratings. While alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fuel economy testing is largely similar to that of conventional fuels, the EPA …

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