PHYCO2 algae pilot program with MSU reaches new milestones

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...

Turn lemons into lemonade with VW funding

We’ve been hearing about the $2.9 billion from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (EMT) Fund for so long that folks were wondering if and...

Top 3 maintenance tips for propane vehicles

Automotive technicians don’t need to worry when they hear the word “propane.” Aside from a few differences, propane autogas vehicles are much like gasoline-fueled...

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

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...

VidFix: Regenerative braking from Engineering Explained

In this first VidFix article proper, I want to focus on a topic that has been of great personal interest to me since I...

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...
Hydrogen Powered train on rails

Check out the world’s first hydrogen powered train

On 16.09.2018 the historic premiere ride of CORADIA iLINT, the world's first train using fuel cell technology and hydrogen, took place in Germany. The...
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Honda Clarity fuel cell vehicle Q&A

The latest Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle is the second generation, the original was called the Clarity FCX, way back in 2002. This new...
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Watch Jake go full E85 in his GT86

In today's video Jake gets his first chance at experiencing all the gains that E85 has to offer. It turns out to be more...
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What is distilled biodiesel, and what are its benefits?

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

FLEETFIX: Gaston County Public Works

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...

New Jersey Port makes strides to reduce emissions

This article originally appeared on The Port of New York and New Jersey is the hub of an intermodal cargo transportation network connecting marine...

Alliance AutoGas showcases propane hybrid technology at Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference

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...

Alpha Baking Co. featured by Drive Clean Chicago’s Drive Clean Truck Program

How can eating a Chicago hot dog help the environment? Learn how Drive Clean Chicago's Drive Clean Truck program helped Alpha Baking Co. add...

FLEETFIX: Oak Harbor Public Schools’ propane buses

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...

Tomah Ground Round Grill debuts EV charging hub

TOMAH, WISCONSIN — Ground Round Grill & Bar in Tomah, Wisconsin will unveil its new public electric vehicle charging hub during a celebration September...

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

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...

OPINION: Electric vehicles may change first car memories

Think back to your first vehicle. What made it attractive? Was it the color? Make or model? Size? Convenience? Price? Many first vehicles were loud, oil-burning...
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VidFix: introduction, and Engineering Explained

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...

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...

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 funding that...

Centralina hosts EV adoption meeting

On Wednesday, July 25th, Centralina Clean Cities Coalition co-hosted an electric fleet adoption event with Duke Energy. With over 40 attendees representing a variety...

OPINION: Take propane beyond your summer barbecues

Most of us only work with propane when we exchange a tank for use in our outdoor grills. But a growing number of vehicles...

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...

FLEETFIX: City of Lake Charles, LA

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....

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...

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,...

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

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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EPA finalizes RFS fuel pathways for distillers sorghum oil

On July 24, the U.S. EPA published a notice qualifying distillers sorghum oil as an eligible feedstock for the production of advanced biofuels and...

Salt Lake City unveils EV roadmap, gets serious about electrification

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...

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...

Why should my fleet switch to alternative fuels now?

Chuck Harvill of Central States Bus Sales ( and Jonathan Overly of East Tennessee Clean Fuels ( discuss the significant economic reasons why fleets...
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REVIEW: Smart fortwo EV, “a compelling choice for commuters”

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...
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FLEETFIX: Packsize | EV Fleet for Employee Use

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...
Ace Recycling

FLEETFIX: Ace Recycling and Disposal

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: 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),...

FLEETFIX: Utah Transit Authority

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...

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

Kansas City International (KCI) Airport (KCI) is owned and managed by the Kansas City Aviation Department. Within that department, the Fleet Maintenance Division provides vehicles...
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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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FLEETFIX: City of Dublin, OH Fleet

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

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...

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...

AutoGas fueling the workforce

Representatives from ICOM America explain the benefits of liquid-injection propane autogas for workforce vehicles in your fleet.
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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...
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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...
The GAIN CNG station the night of the storm in Arkansas.

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

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...

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...

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...

Electric buses hit the streets in Kentucky

Learn how Lexington, Kentucky, diversified its fleet with all-electric buses.

New Hampshire cleans up with biodiesel buses

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

Idaho surges ahead with electric vehicle charging

Learn how Idaho Power helped expand the electric vehicle charging network in Boise, Idaho.

Hydrogen powers fuel cell vehicles in California

Watch how Sacramento County became one of the first to incorporate hydrogen fuel cell vehicles into their fleet.

Electric Vehicles charge up at state parks in West Virginia

Watch how state parks in West Virginia attract visitors with free electric vehicle charging.
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

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...
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...
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Research tool introduced to help car buyers compare EV & conventional vehicles

Consumers seeking information about plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles can check out a new-vehicle purchase guidance tool created by Argonne National Laboratory. The tool...
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...
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...
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...
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

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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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...
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

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

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

Both electric vehicles and charging stations have Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) that consume data from different sensors and control various processes in...
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Total to make significant equity investment in Clean Energy, drive use of natural gas...

Total SA, a global integrated energy producer and provider, and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Clean Energy) announced that the two companies have entered into...

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

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...

Yale University fleet switches to alternative fuel vehicles

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

Laketran expands propane fleet to improve efficiency

Photo courtesy of Chad Felton and the News-Herald News. Aging population demand more efficient service As Dial-a-Ride ridership continues to grow alongside Lake County’s aging population,...

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...
Lisa Morris, human resources and safety director for Time Transport, Inc. is pictured with the WCC Forward Fleet Award.

Time Transport recognized for sustainable transportation and efficiency efforts

Time Transport, Inc. was honored by Wisconsin Clean Cities (WCC) and MillerCoors for sustainable transportation efforts and delivery service efficiency in separate events last...

St. Landry Parish turns garbage into renewable natural gas

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

Cooking oil powers biodiesel vehicles in Rhode Island

Watch how Newport Biodiesel converts used cooking oil into biodiesel in Rhode Island.

North Carolina commits to clean energy with EV charging

Find out how Asheville, North Carolina, is building a network of electric vehicle charging stations.

Natural Gas vehicles make a difference in Tennessee

Watch how the Sevier County Utility District built a clean fuel alliance for natural gas vehicles in Tennessee.
The new CNG station and canopy.

Mid-Kansas CNG station helps fill in important corridor

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...
Aerial view of solar canopy charging station

Cherokee Nation celebrates first tribal solar canopy car charging station

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

Watch how the Great Smoky Mountains National Park uses alternative fuel vehicles.
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...
Electric vehicle chargers and inns are a good mix.

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

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...
GreenSeasons main facility and time-fill CNG station.

Come hell or high water: Greenseasons’ unwavering commitment to alternative fuels

Louisiana Clean Fuels member and stakeholder GreenSeasons is a full service landscaping company servicing the greater Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas. Back in...
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Tampa Bay taps into renewable energy from biomass and algae

In Tampa Bay, the Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida (USF) is at the forefront of research into the commercialization of biofuels...