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...

Hydrogen is back in TN, and One Scientific is leading the charge

You'd be forgiven for blinking at the headline: hydrogen... in Tennessee? Among many more well-established alternative fuel options in the state, hydrogen hasn't had...
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...
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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...
EV Registration fee Map with Legend

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...
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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...
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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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,...
Midwest Green Fleets Forum & Expo

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...
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...

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,...
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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...
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...

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...

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,...

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!
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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...

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...
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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

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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...
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...
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...

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...

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...
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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...
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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...

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...
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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)...

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.

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: Metro Nashville EV Car Share Program

Fleet Name: Metro Nashville EV Car Share Program Program Name: SOCKET Vehicles: 13 Nissan LEAFs (2,2013;...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

RFA releases a closer look at the ethanol production process

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We've all heard of ethanol, it's a clean, affordable, domestic fuel, but what exactly is it? How does corn become a fuel?...
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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.
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...
WM time-fill CNG refueling

FLEETFIX: Waste Management Operations in Tennessee

Fleet Name:  Waste Management (WM) Domicile sites:  Nashville (Antioch) and Jackson, Tennessee Alternative fuel or technology:  Compressed natural gas, CNG When started:  WM...

Alliance AutoGas showcases propane hybrid technology at Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference

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Alliance AutoGas (AAG) showcased leading-edge autogas hybrid technology at the 2018 Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo August 22nd through 23rd, 2018 at the Durham...

Liquefied natural gas makes a splash in Florida

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Check out Clean Cities TV's video on how a maritime facility fuels ships with liquefied natural gas in Jacksonville, Florida.

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...

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...

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...
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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...

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...
Chula Vista, the second largest city in the San Diego metropolitan area, has an EV fleet that SDRCCC has worked with

EV fleet change management: thinking beyond procurement

San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition (SDRCC) has audited electric vehicle (EV) fleet programs since early 2014. Last year, the Coalition began helping fleets...

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...
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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...
Distilled Biofuel Image and its benefits

What is distilled biodiesel, and what are its benefits?

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The benefits of distilled biodiesel are obvious. But understanding what distillation is may be challenging. This animated video clearly explains the process and the...

New Hampshire cleans up with biodiesel buses

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Find out how the Manchester Transit Authority improves air quality with biodiesel buses.

VA Clean Cities releases 2018 Alternative Fuels Report

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Transportation forms an integral part of Virginia’s economy and environment and the transportation sector is the largest end-use energy-consuming sector in the...

University of Louisiana at Lafayette: Testing system-level vulnerabilities of electric vehicles and connected systems

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Both electric vehicles and charging stations have Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) that consume data from different sensors and control various processes in...

You won’t believe the size of Waste Management’s CNG fleet in Nashville, TN

The East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition partners with the Tennessee Dept. of Environment and Conservation to manage the allotment of state EPA...

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...

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.

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....

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...

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...

Innovation Expo 2019 set for Madison for Transportation

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Clean Cities is partnering with Alliant Energy and the City of Madison for a first-of-its-kind, one-day sustainable transportation...
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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.

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...
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...

Why should my fleet switch to alternative fuels now?

Chuck Harvill of Central States Bus Sales (http://www.centralstatesbus.com) and Jonathan Overly of East Tennessee Clean Fuels (http://www.tncleanfuels.org) discuss the significant economic reasons why fleets...
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...
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