Apples to Apples: Comparing benefits of alt-fuels to conventional vehicles

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We are in the middle of a global shift towards the adoption of electric vehicles into the mainstream. Daily announcements from manufacturers,...

In Pursuit of Savings: Indiana town shifting to EVs to save money

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In August 2019, the Bargersville Police Department introduced its first all-electric patrol vehicle, making it one of the first departments in the...

Groups investigate hydrogen’s sustainable fuel potential

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The concept of using hydrogen fuel to power transportation and general electricity applications has been around for decades, but is the United...

Toyota to create hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles

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When most people talk about fuel cell-powered vehicles, they’re referring to cars and trucks. Japanese automaker Toyota has a broader vision, aiming...

Magic in a Tank: ODOT’s Journey to One of the World’s Lowest Carbon Fleets

The Oregon Department of Transportation uses a next-generation biofuel. It operates better than fossil diesel and costs almost the same. That saves...

Propane & Small Engines: What do they have in common?

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Both propane and small combustion engines were introduced into the U.S. market in the early 1900s. Walter Snelling is credited for introducing...

Lightning eMotors, Denver Metro host EV Ride & Drive

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Lightning eMotors provides fleets with high-quality electric commercial vehicles, services and charging solutions. They add their electric drivetrain to popular vehicle chassis...

Land of Enchantment Clean Cities compares alt-fuel buses

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Between 2017 and 2019, the Land of Enchantment Clean Cities Coalition (LOECC) compared the fuel economy and cost-per-mile of four-identically sized and powered...

How to sell EVs: Chicago EV group to educate dealers

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Nearly three quarters of auto dealers nationwide currently are not selling electric vehicles. They don’t even have one EV...
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Understanding alternative fuel options in the shipping industry

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The shipping industry is a major industrial emitter of greenhouse gases — accounting for between 2 to 3% of all global emissions.

Centralina uses EV charging to support local economic development

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The Town of Marshville, located in Union County, NC, is a small town with big plans for the future. Marshville has just...
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Greenhouse gas emissions are quickly destroying the climate. Are alternative fuels a viable solution?

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Climate change is happening; the earth is warming at unprecedented rates thanks to human consumption. This is not a novel discovery, but...

Georgia fleets acquire insights through EV WATTS program

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The era of big data is here, and Georgia fleets are looking to stay current through their electric vehicle (EV) telematics systems....

Natural gas school buses offer district fuel savings and clean air

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Every day, Utah’s fleet of 2,987 school buses provide transportation to 195,000 children. Out of this amount, which includes 41 school districts...

All-electric terminal yard trucks make case for zero-emissions freight handling

Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC), which houses the Kansas City Regional and Central Kansas Clean Cities Coalitions, is excited to announce the deployment of...
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Hit the road with Drive Electric Ohio, Sustainably

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Drive Electric Ohio has been working hard to create insightful and engaging ride and drive content, despite the roadblocks caused by COVID-19....
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CNG bus success showcased by Utah Transit, plans to expand

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The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides CNG buses in public transportation throughout the Wasatch Front of Utah, including neighboring communities of Ogden,...
The new New York City Department of Sanitation all-electric garbage truck sit in from of a building during Climate Week New York 2020.

DSNY demonstrates new Mack LR EV for Climate Week NYC

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During Climate Week NYC 2020, truck manufacturing company Mack Trucks announced the delivery of an electric refuse model to the New York...
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Drive Electric Colorado launches EV scavenger hunt

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Drive Electric Colorado is the newest initiative aimed at educating individual consumers about electric vehicles, presenting information about charging and providing details...

Manchester Transit Authority launches propane school buses

On Thursday, August 13th, Jessica Wilcox, Coordinator for New Hampshire’s (NH) Granite State Clean Cities Coalition (GSCCC), donned a mask and headed...

CNG fuels Utah’s ACE disposal services, saves on fuel costs

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ACE Recycling and Disposal is one of the largest independent waste haulers in the western United States and has become known as...

Clean and green: New electric transit buses in Baton Rouge

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Have you seen the smart looking green and yellow Capital Area Transit System buses driving around Baton Rouge? These “green” new buses...

South Shore Clean Cities members awarded Volkswagen grant

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ST. JOHN, INDIANA — South Shore Clean Cities members and partners on August 19 were awarded more than $5.3 million in Indiana...

Empire Clean Cities launches Mission Electric

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In July, Empire Clean Cities officially launched Mission Electric, a campaign and information center to promote the widespread adoption of electric vehicles...

OPINION: Help first responders by supporting energy resiliency

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First responders and gasoline are a lot alike. Most of us take them for granted and don’t really think about them until...

EV Sales Trends: COVID-19 Implications

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It is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world’s economy this year. Across the globe, countries are struggling to...

Federal Highway Administration announces round 4 alternative fuel corridor designations

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently announced Round 4 (2019) corridor designations for...

Porter County Sheriff’s Office receives new hybrid squad cars

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BY THE NUMBERS Eleven Ford Police Interceptor Hybrid SUVs38% less fuel use44,622 fewer gallons of gasoline per...

New DCFC station fills Corridor gap in East Tennessee

Tennessee’s newest Direct Current Fast Charge (DCFC) station was activated yesterday in Baileyton and is now available to charge for those in...

South Shore Clean Cities brings first electric school bus to Indiana

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Carmel, IN — Carmel Clay Schools on June 24 welcomed the first all-electric school bus to Indiana, project partners announced. This is...

North American recycled auto parts leader introduces new propane delivery fleet

LKQ Corporation announced the expansion of its Garner delivery fleet with the addition of 19 new trucks powered solely by propane at a ribbon-cutting ceremony...

Dept. of Agriculture announces HBIIP renewable fuels grant

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The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS), branches of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, recently announced the availability...

Terminal Consolidation leads industry as first fleet in Missouri to deploy 100% electric class...

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Deploying Orange EV electric eliminates diesel emissions, increases health and safety of essential personnel This article was originally published...

EV WATTS: Driving electrification through the power of data

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EV WATTS works with industry experts and partners in a data-driven project. Electric Vehicle Wide-scale Analysis for Tomorrow’s Transportation...

Wisconsin dairy begins production of renewable natural gas

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A Wisconsin dairy farm is now producing renewable natural gas with the help of two Wisconsin Clean Cities members.
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Tesla steals the show at the Orpheus Parade in NOLA

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On January 15th, 2020, I received a text from a friend and fellow Tesla owner, Casey Meyer. She wanted to know if...
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Blossman Gas acquires A & A Gas in Georgia

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April 28th Bowdon, GA – Blossman Gas, Inc., the largest privately held propane company in the US, hasacquired A & A Gas...
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Charge! 18 days on the road by electric vehicle

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“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” Yogi Berra For a...
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Waste to Fuel: On the making of renewable natural gas

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What is renewable natural gas? How is it made? Take a look into this growing renewable fuel option to learn what makes it clean and how it's created.
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UPS utilizes RNG to help reach sustainability goals

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UPS says it has entered into multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) agreements with Kinetrex Energy and TruStar Energy. Together, these two contracts will supply UPS with...
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Why are we still putting our kids in diesel buses?

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Diesel buses put asthma-sufferers at risk Nearly ten percent of American children have asthma. Think about that for...
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Clean, green fuel stations see brisk growth in Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MINN. – The number of biofuel stations in Minnesota grew at a remarkable pace in 2019, according to the American...

2020 is the year of biodiesel

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From its environmental benefits to its cost-saving potential, there's simply never been a better time to switch to biodiesel.
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The Big Apple Biodiesel Tour

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Every December, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) organizes the Big Apple Biodiesel Tour, inviting soybean farmers from across the country to New...
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Greater Chicago I-55 Truck Plaza promotes biodiesel

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The Greater Chicago I-55 Truck Plaza was one of the first, family-owned and operated, independent truck plazas in the U.S. to start selling B11...

An interactive story on biofuels

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Biofuels education in a classroom? Snooze fest. Biofuels education told as an interactive story. Alright, we’re listening. The Iowa Corn Promotion Board,...

The single-fuel mentality needs to die. Our future depends on it.

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You drive a car with gasoline or a truck with diesel. It's been that way since you were born, and this...
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Alliance AutoGas secures first patent for the LPG Evacuation Pump

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November 4th, 2019 – Swannanoa, NC – Alliance AutoGas, an alternative fuel company based in Asheville, NC, has just received their first...
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Oklahoma emerging as new leader in electric vehicle charging

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Oklahoma is now the number one state to own an electric vehicle, according to MYEV.com. With one of the lowest average electricity rates in...
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First fully converted gas-to-electric refueling station in the US

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ANNAPOLIS, MD—The nation’s first fully converted gas-to-electric refueling and service station for electric vehicles (EV) opened today in Montgomery County, Maryland. The...
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Kern County Superintendent of Schools celebrates 20 Years of clean fueling

Kern County Superintendent of Schools celebrates 20 years of clean fueling and promoting healthier and greener transportation for students.
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The largest electric school bus initiative in the US

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– Zero-emissions electric school buses will improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions– School districts will pay no added cost, see reduced operational...
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Student test scores improve with low emissions buses

Article Written by: Ty Tagami, The Atlanta Journal Constitution For decades, schools have put their students on...
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Renewable natural gas station opens in South Bronx

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On July 10th, 2019, Empire Clean Cities, city officials, and members of the community joined the Clean Energy Fuels Corp. for the...
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Propane school buses dramatically decrease harmful emissions

West Virginia university study finds domestically produced alternative fuel, like the fuel found in propane school buses, are proven to lower nitrogen...

Electrification with Cummins head of electrification

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Cummins head of electrification, Julie Furber, discusses transportation electrification and the market for electric trucks. Cummins, the giant...

A crash course on renewable natural gas

Renewable energy is an increasingly important part of California’s clean energy future. You’ve probably heard of renewable energy sources like solar and...
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OPINION: Sustainable fuels and disaster preparedness go hand in hand

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Carl Lisek, executive director of South Shore Clean Cities and vice president of Legacy Environmental Services, discusses how sustainable transportation fuels,...
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School district purchases state’s first electric school bus

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West Fargo public schools adds first all-electric school bus with state grant assistance. WEST FARGO, N.D. (June 3, 2019)...

Monetizing carbon emissions to incentivize change

Watch Tim Taylor, Executive Director of Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition, speak about monetizing carbon emissions to motivate a change to greener technology...
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The biodiesel Vehicle Wrap Program has launched

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The National Biodiesel Board has launched its biodiesel Vehicle Wrap Program to encourage biodiesel users to show off their commitment to cleaner...
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DeKalb County Fleet Management named “Best Fleet”

DeKalb County Fleet Management earned first place out of 38,000 public fleets while employing CNG, propane, and electric transportation.

Clean Fuel Transition Fund for Public Fleets Award Recipients

Through the collaborative efforts of Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (LaDOTD), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), New Orleans...

Nonprofits in South Bronx given heavy-duty electric trucks

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On April 17, 2019, the New York Attorney General Letitia James introduced six new all-electric delivery trucks to nonprofits in the Hunts...

First annual Drive Electric Earth Day tallies 188 events

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Throughout the month of April, the first ever annual Drive Electric Earth Day was held, with 188 events taking part across the United States,...

Road taxes on CNG to be implemented in Ohio

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The transportation budget passed by the Ohio General Assembly and signed by Governor DeWine on April 3rd includes new road taxes on...

Franklin County Engineer switches to biodiesel

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The Franklin County Engineer’s Office has become the latest to make the switch to blended biodiesel for fleet operations, joining several other...

Renewable natural gas on-road fuel use reaches historic high

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This article was originally printed on the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas' website. Washington, DC– Natural Gas Vehicles for...

Waste Management unveils 24 new CNG trucks in Louisiana

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Waste Management recently implemented a new CNG fleet of garbage trucks which will service several parishes in Louisiana. WM is replacing diesel trucks...

Biodiesel industry adding jobs and reducing pollution

If only Rudolf Diesel could see highways across America today. The inventor of the Diesel engine, which ran perfectly on peanut oil...

EV Guide: So, you’ve been thinking about an electric vehicle?

Electric vehicles (EVs) have become increasingly popular as they’ve grown more affordable and available in the United States. EV owners enjoy reduced...

Fuel cost savings for government fleets with propane

On-site dispensing options provide easy refueling for government fleet tucks and vans that lead to fuel cost savings. Two...

Pace Suburban Bus named Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities

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Pace Suburban Bus has been named Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC), a nonprofit coalition dedicated to promoting clean-vehicles...

Alliance AutoGas looking to the future as record number of technologies released in 2018

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Alliance AutoGas, the largest network providing a complete propane autogas solution to fleets interested in converting to alternative fuels, released a record...

UPS and Waste Management make CDP’s 2018 Climate A-List

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NGVAmerica members Waste Management and UPS announced they earned an ‘A’ grade this year from the environmental non-profit CDP (formerly the Carbon...

Maximizing an electric car’s range in extreme temperatures

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The efficiency and all-electric driving range of plug-in electric vehicles (also known as electric cars or EVs) varies based on a number...

Plan outlines road to decarbonize transportation in Mid-Continental U.S.

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A coalition of stakeholders, led by the Great Plains Institute, has developed a first-of-its-kind road map to illustrate how electric vehicles (EVs) can...

Listen to 3 renewable fuels CEOs talk about the future of biodiesel and ethanol

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This year's National Biodiesel Conference at the Marriott Marquis in San Diego,...

Minnesota celebrates BIP grant program, sets new milestone for E85

Federal and state officials joined with the Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition and other renewable fuel advocates on Thursday, December 13, 2018...

Depot District Clean Fuels Tech Center breaks ground

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Utah Transit Authority (UTA) officials, joined by a host of Utah dignitaries, broke ground on the Depot District Clean Fuels Technology Center...

Nashua Transit System and BAE Systems partner to bring hybrid diesel-electric transit buses to...

Have you heard the latest transit electrification news? New Hampshire’s own Nashua Transit System will be replacing two diesel-powered trolleys with a pair...

Wisconsin Clean Cities lauds sustainable transportation leaders

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MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin’s top sustainable transportation leaders were honored Thursday at the Wisconsin Clean Cities 24th Annual Stakeholder Meeting, the nonprofit announced today. “I continue...

REVIEW: Packsize drives the Honda Clarity PHEV

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Utah-based company Packsize recently began using a fleet of Honda Clarity PHEVs as a "living laboratory," to explore the ins and outs, pros and cons...

PHYCO2 algae pilot program with MSU reaches new milestones

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PHYCO2 LLC reached a new milestone in its three-year pilot program with Michigan State University, announcing the operation of its new, scalable algae production technology...

After 34 years of selling ICE cars, this salesman is now selling EVs

At the height of the financial crisis in 2008, Thomas J. Thias, a car salesperson at the 6th largest Class A dealership in the...

National Drive Electric Week event in Nashville is a big success

National Drive Electric Week is a celebration of the variety and availability of electric vehicles and showcases all the benefits that come with plug-in...

An intern’s first experience with EV events was electrifying

My name is Daniel Mock. I’m a Clean Cities intern working with the Twin Cities Clean Cities coalition, and I recently attended my first...

Mercedes-Benz shows electric Autonomous Van concept for freight, passengers

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Mercedes-Benz Vans unveiled a concept autonomous, all-electric van in two variants, one for freight and one for passengers at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in...

FLEETFIX: Oak Harbor Public Schools’ propane buses

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Pop quiz: why are more school districts making the shift to propane autogas as their fuel of choice for school buses? Answer: Propane autogas is...

Cherokee Nation awarded $1.3M for electric buses serving rural transit routes

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The Cherokee Nation recently received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Low-No program to purchase two Proterra electric buses and four new charging stations to...

OPINION: Electric vehicles may change first car memories

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Think back to your first vehicle. What made it attractive? Was it the color? Make or model? Size? Convenience?...

CATbus recognized as a ‘Green Fleet Leader’

SUMTER, SC – The Palmetto Clean Fuels coalition (PCF), an initiative of the S.C. Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) Energy Office, presented Clemson Area...

Lightning Systems set to convert Via Mobility diesel bus to zero-emission vehicle

Lightning Systems, developer of zero-emission powertrain solutions for commercial and government fleets, is partnering with the City of Boulder, Colorado, and Via...

Alabama is on-board with propane autogas

Propane autogas is not an alternative fuel of the future; it’s a clean, domestically produced, cost-effective choice for right here, right now. At a...
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REVIEW: Smart fortwo EV, “a compelling choice for commuters”

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We loved our time with the Smart fortwo EV and think it's the perfect fit for short-distance commuters and in-city drivers who are looking...

REVIEW: Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid, “A plug-in without the compromise”

A plug-in vehicle without compromise? I bought my 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid in February 2018 (just over five months ago as I write this),...
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City of Pittsburgh wants to be Fossil Fuel Free by 2030

The City of Pittsburgh’s Climate Action Plan 3.0, the latest in a series of city plans to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and tackle climate change, establishes...
The GAIN CNG station the night of the storm in Arkansas.

CNG station in Arkansas provides safe & reliable fueling during severe storm

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A severe storm passed through Eastern Arkansas overnight Saturday, June 2nd into June 3rd, and had the equivalent to an EF-1 tornado with straight...
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Hawaii mayors’ proclamation: committing to 100% renewable ground transportation by 2045

At the end of 2017, Hawaii’s four mayors made a historic proclamation pledging to transition all ground transportation in their counties to run on...

ROUSH CleanTech enters EV market with all-electric Ford F-650

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ROUSH CleanTech unveiled its newest carbon footprint-friendly vehicle — an all-electric Ford F-650. The company, which includes propane autogas and compressed natural gas in...
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