NET Trans

FLEETFIX: NET Trans – Northeast Tennessee Rural Public Transportation

Fleet Name:  NET Trans Domicile site:  Elizabethton, Greeneville, Bristol and Kingsport, TN Service area:  Nine counties in northeastern TN Fleet purpose:  Service includes...

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 transport employees and...
One of the MCI Motorcoaches that is being fueled with renewable diesel at INL (notice the fuel sticker towards the bottom of the white part of the bus).

INL switches to renewable diesel and idle reduction technologies in buses

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) operates the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) largest bus fleet with 100 commuter buses and is a regional and national...

Cummins’ 100th anniversary highlights green successes

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Cummins, a member of Louisiana Clean Fuels, turns 100 this year, so LCF wants to celebrate their achievements over the last century! Cummins was first founded...
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Paying for the roads: EV road usage and registration fees

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The federal government and the states fund highway construction and maintenance through taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. Over the years, the revenue to...
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Waste Management opens $30M renewable natural gas facility in Louisville

KCFC Executive Director Emily Carpenter was honored to speak at the Waste Management Grand Opening of the $30 million renewable natural gas facility in...
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Clean Cities Coalitions: EV charging for multi-unit dwellings

Although PEV adoption is accelerating nationwide, apartment and condominium residents face difficulties in access to plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations, a problem that...
A Blue Bird Vision bus powered by Liquefied Propane Gas (LPG). There are over 10,500 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses in operation across North America.

Four myths about “clean” diesel school buses

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Fiction: Diesel is clean and has the lowest carbon footprint over the operational life of a school bus. Fact: Modern diesel emissions are much cleaner...
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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...
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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 the country, a...

Electric buses are taking over Washington D.C.

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Clean Cities TV shows how Washington, D.C., is transforming mass transit with electric buses. For more vehicle videos with John Davis, click here to...

CNG school bus offered by Blue Bird to reduce emissions

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School districts and transportation contractors can now purchase buses fueled by compressed natural gas that are 90 percent cleaner than the national emissions standard,...
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FLEETFIX: Utah Transit Authority

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Fleet Name:  Utah Transit Authority (UTA) Domicile sites:  Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Orem, Utah Service area:  The cities of Weber, Davis and Salt Lake, Utah,...

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 single-fuel mentality is...

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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Cherokee Nation celebrates first tribal solar canopy car charging station

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The Cherokee Nation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the tribe’s headquarters in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to celebrate the first tribal solar canopy car charging station...
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Alternative fuel corridor signage on the horizon for Louisiana

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In 2018, Louisiana submitted a proposal to the FHWA to have Alternative Fuels Corridor signage installed along our interstate highways. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says in their March...
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FLEETFIX: UPS LNG Fleet in Tennessee

Fleet Name: UPS LNG Fleet, Tennessee Vehicles: 290+ class 8 tractors Domicile sites: Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville Fleet purpose: The trucks are used to transport packages and parcels...
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2018 Midwest Green Fleets Forum & Expo expected to draw more than 300 transportation...

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The 2018 Midwest Green Fleets Forum & Expo will be held on September 24–26 in Columbus, Ohio.  According to Sam Spofforth, Executive Director of...

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 with 24...

Greeneville Police Department in TN add 3 propane autogas vehicles to their fleet

As of January 1, 2019, there are three Greeneville Police Department patrol cars that are now fueled by propane. The move marks the next...

FLEETFIX: Town of Waynesville, NC

Fleet Name: Town of Waynesville Fleet Management Domicile Site: Town of Waynesville, NC Service Area: Town of Waynesville is located in Haywood County west of Asheville,...

Great Smoky Mountain National Park saves natural resources with alternative fuels

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Watch how the Great Smoky Mountains National Park uses alternative fuel vehicles.

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.
Hawaii mayors behind ProTerra bus

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...
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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 of Carrollton,...
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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) — West Fargo Public Schools received...

VidFix: “Are electric cars worse for the environment?” from Engineering Explained

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For those keeping count: yes, this is yet another VidFix article about Engineering Explained. I promise I'll find someone else for the next article...
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FLEETFIX: City of Dublin, OH Fleet

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Fleet Name:  City of Dublin, OH Fleet Management Domicile site:  Dublin is a suburb of Columbus in Franklin, Delaware, and Union counties in...

Yellowstone blog pt 1: 18 days on the Road by EV

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https://youtu.be/0vg3hskLe0Q Hi!  We’re Susan and Jack Goodwin, retirees, who decided to write a blog about our road adventures with our electric vehicle (EV), a 2018...

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, CA was a resounding success, with biodiesel advocates, enthusiasts, and industry experts...
Drive Electric Pennsylvania Coalition participants

PA coalition is driving the Pennsylvania Electric Vehicle Roadmap

Efforts to promote electric vehicle (EV) adoption are increasing nationally, as more states and cities see the value of reduced greenhouse gas emissions and...

California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project discusses EV incentives

In this webinar, the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project covered the benefits of fleet electrification and discussed available incentive programs. A representative from the...

Greeneville TN’s new propane autogas station is a home run

Candace Gump of NET Trans and Happy Fox of Alliance AutoGas talk about Greeneville’s newest propane refueling station for propane autogas vehicles. The new station is a public-private...

OPINION: Take propane beyond your summer barbecues

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Most of us only work with propane when we exchange a tank for use in our outdoor grills. But a growing number of vehicles...
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Blue Bird electric school buses selected for CEC Bid

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School districts in California encouraged to order Blue Bird Electric School Buses in Every Type through CEC Grant Funds. COLTON, CA. (June 13, 2019) —...

The Switch Lab: A DIY electric vehicle

At Switch Vehicles, they manufacture a fun, sporty and safe Electric Vehicle created as a “build-it-yourself” kit for education. Their all-inclusive program is called The Switch...
Ace Recycling

FLEETFIX: Ace Recycling and Disposal

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Fleet Name:  Ace Recycling and Disposal Home Office:  West Valley City, Utah Service area:  Salt Lake, Davis, Utah, Weber, Tooele and Summit Counties in Utah and Uintah county...

FedEx expands delivery fleet with 1,000 all-electric Chanje vans

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FedEx Corp. is expanding its fleet to add 1,000 Chanje V8100 electric delivery vehicles, buying 100 from Chanje Energy and leasing 900 from Ryder...

VidFix: Regenerative braking from Engineering Explained

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In this first VidFix article proper, I want to focus on a topic that has been of great personal interest to me since I...
A screenshot of the Station Locator map on the DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center website.

Primary or secondary? Understanding propane stations in the DOE’s AFDC Station Locator

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As propane vehicle technology becomes more advanced, propane dispensing infrastructure has evolved along with it. In particular, the propane industry is focusing much of...

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...

FLEETFIX: Gaston County Public Works

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Fleet Name: Gaston County Public Works Domicile site: Gastonia, NC Service area: Gaston County, NC Fleet purpose: The converted vehicles are for public works, parks...

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 America (NGVAmerica) and the Coalition for...

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...

Tennessee Clean Fuels announces statewide First Responder Training sessions for alternative fuels

If you were responding to an accident and came across a vehicle powered with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), would you feel able to intervene? There...

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 Mobility Services...
An example of corridor signage that includes EV and propane autogas corridors.

South Carolina leads in Southeast US with alt-fuel corridor signage

Motorists traveling along major interstates in South Carolina will now see alternative fuel corridor signs. These signs indicate routes that are part of a...
The Blue Bird Vision Propane school bus leads the alt-fuel school bus market in sales.

CARB-certified propane engine in Blue Bird buses has lowest NOx in the market

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ROUSH CleanTech has developed the first propane autogas engine available in class 4-7 vehicles and Blue Bird Type C buses certified to the optional...
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FLEETFIX: Packsize | EV Fleet for Employee Use

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Fleet Name:  Packsize Domicile site:  Salt Lake City, Utah Service area:  An Electric Vehicle (EV) fleet is utilized at Utah headquarters and across 16 states nationwide. Fleet purpose:  Packsize...

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...

Meet GreenPower Motor Company

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Evolv-Electric Transportation had a great talk with Ryne Shetterly of GreenPower Motor Company at the 2019 Empire Clean Cities Clean Vehicle Showcase. They are...

Salt Lake City unveils EV roadmap, gets serious about electrification

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Pop-out doors, instant acceleration, electric bikes, autonomous electric ride-share programs; the future is exciting when it comes to electrified transportation. And, in many cases, the...
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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 reference to the terminology found in this article, download...

REVIEW: Nissan Leaf EV (2013 model)

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Clean Fuels Ohio is working to deploy electric vehicles (EVs) as well as many other alternative fuel vehicles and technologies throughout Ohio. But I do...
Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA)

CARTA’s new all-electric bus with wireless charging is ready to hit the road

Philip Pugliese, Transportation System Planner at the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) talks about the Authority's new fleet of 3 all-electric BYD transit...

FLEETFIX: Metro Nashville EV Car Share Program

Fleet Name: Metro Nashville EV Car Share Program Program Name: SOCKET Vehicles: 13 Nissan LEAFs (2,2013; 1, 2014; 10, 2017) Domicile site: Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee Fleet purpose:...
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Yale University fleet switches to alternative fuel vehicles

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The Yale Fleet — a group of official University vehicles that are registered in Connecticut — now boasts 77 alternative-fuel vehicles, including LPG-powered transit...

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 mid-sized transit...

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 on June 3, 2020,...

Workhorse Group’s ProGen-powered electric delivery vans

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LATHAM, N.Y., May 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, and Workhorse Group, Inc.(NASDAQ:WKHS)...
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OPINION: Could electric vehicles change culture

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Carl Lisek, Executive Director of South Shore Clean Cities, discusses how electric vehicles change culture and impact our modern day society. Have you...
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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. Last year Robert Gordon,...

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 to celebrate...

FLEETFIX: City of Lake Charles, LA

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Recently the city of Lake Charles, Louisiana has purchased two new propane Ford E-450 para-transit buses, continuing their commitment to improving local air quality....

NC Clean Cities Coalitions and stakeholders gather for the NGV Technology Forum Meeting at...

This year, NC hosted the the Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum (NGVTF) April 16-17, at the Agility Fuel Solutions Training Center in Salisbury, NC. This meeting...

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...

Metro Nashville provides EV Car Share Program for its employees

The Metro Nashville EV Car Share Program was first initiated in 2013 with only 3 Nissan LEAFs. The current fleet of 13 now includes...

Park & Plug Pilot Program gives chargers to The University of South Florida St....

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Last month, Duke Energy and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus unveiled six new charging stations as a part of Duke Energy’s...

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 of hybrid...

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 on Monday,...

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. This spring, U.S. Gain and CMD...
Electric vehicle chargers and inns are a good mix.

Virginia inns offer Level 2 charging and the opportunity to tour Virginia emissions-free

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Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are the newest amenity at Virginia bed and breakfasts that are catering to a more green-friendly clientele. This is...

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...

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...
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VidFix: introduction, and Engineering Explained

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YouTube, an oft-overlooked cornucopia of wonderfully high-quality, well-researched, well-presented, and interesting educational content. Soon after its inception in 2005, YouTube established itself as the...

Twin Cities Auto Show features electric vehicle test drives

People attending the 2019 Twin Cities Auto Show will get a chance to test drive the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV or the 100-percent electric Nissan...

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 maintenance and...

FLEETFIX: SporTran electric and CNG bus fleet

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Fleet Name: SporTran Vehicles: 5 Proterra Electric Buses and 36 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Buses Domicile Site: Shreveport, Louisiana Fleet Purpose: Fixed route paratransit service Alternative Fuel or...
A photo of one of San Franciso’s fire trucks that is operating on 100% renewable diesel. Photo curtesy of Reflections Enroute.

San Francisco municipal fleet runs 100% renewable diesel

After several years of discussions and testing of Renewable Diesel (RD), San Francisco officially switched to using 100% RD in December 2015. We run...
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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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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 a moment: almost one in ten of...

East Baton Rouge school system transitioning to cleaner school buses

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After the August 2016 floods wiped out about 110 school buses in East Baton Rouge Parish, the school system seized the opportunity to transition...

Biofuel blends in motorcycles, what do bikers think?

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The Renewable Fuels Association gets a lot of questions about using biofuel blends in motorcycles, so they decided to ask the bikers who know...

FLEETFIX: City of Kingsport’s Propane Autogas Program

The City of Kingsport’s Propane Autogas Program is an ongoing project within the Kingsport fleet to convert vehicles in various departments within the City...

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 need of...

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 number of...

The Electric Vehicle Hits the Open Road

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Join car expert and creator and host of MotorWeek, John Davis, to find out how technology advancements make road tripping possible with an electric...

St. Landry Parish turns garbage into renewable natural gas

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See how St. Laundry Parish, Louisiana, creates renewable natural gas to fuel its vehicles.

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 the Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFC) Program. For Round...

Tennessee landfill converted into alt-fuel production facility

The Tennessee Renewable Group, LLC. (TRG) partnered with U.S. Gain to revitalize an old landfill in Church Hill, Tennessee by converting it into a...

Centralina gets serious about Autonomous & Connected Vehicles (ACVs)

The Centralina Council of Governments (COG), in partnership with NCDOT and the Centralina Clean Fuels Coalition, was pleased to co-facilitate a series of three...
The new CNG station and canopy.

Mid-Kansas CNG station helps fill in important corridor

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Last November, Mid-Kansas CNG celebrated the grand opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at 636 Thompson Street in Kingman, Kansas, with...

Gaseous fuel safety with John Davis of MotorWeek

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Join car expert and host and creator of MotorWeek, John Davis, to find out how a series of trainings can help public safety officials,...
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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 patent for...

Palmetto Clean Fuels Launches Plug in SC Campaign to Promote Electric Vehicles

The Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF) coalition launched its Plug in SC campaign on April 24, 2018 at Shealy Electrical Wholesalers headquarters. As part of...

Propane school bus: easy maintenance, reduced costs

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Propane autogas provides the lowest total cost-of- ownership compared with other fuels. Each Blue Bird propane school bus can save up to $3,000 per...

South Shore Clean Cities, partners unveil new Dunes Learning Center propane bus

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PORTER, INDIANA — Dunes Learning Center and its partners on Friday unveiled a new propane-powered school bus for use in transporting students participating in...

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 Solutions (EV WATTS) is helping stakeholders...