Green Fleet Roundup: Linde, Goodyear, VW, Toyota, Frito-Lay
Linde is completing the first retail hydrogen fueling station it will operate in the US. The station, which is expected to be online before the end of the year, is being installed at the Ramos Oil multi-fuel station in West Sacramento, California.
Goodyear has introduced the most fuel-efficient long haul drive tire in North America. The Goodyear Fuel Max LHD G505D saves an average of $1,444 worth of fuel per truck, per year, compared to the Michelin X Line Energy D.
Volkswagen of America and Global Green USA will auction the first 2015 all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf (pictured). The auction, hosted online at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf, will give bidders the opportunity to be the first owner of the brand’s first all-electric model before retail sales begin in the US later this year.
In another eco-friendly car “giveaway,” Toyota and the Environmental Media Association are offering one Californian an opportunity to own the company’s first zero-emission hydrogen vehicle when it arrives in the Golden State in late 2015. Residents can purchase opportunities to win at www.biddingforgood.com.
Frito-Lay and Questar Fueling celebrated the opening of its newest compressed natural gas fueling station in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday. The station is part of an agreement with Frito-Lay North America, which selected Questar to build and operate CNG stations to serve its fleet of heavy-duty tractor-trailers.
Clean Energy Fuels has announced a multiyear fueling agreement to support Dillon Transport’s heavy-duty natural gas truck fueling. Clean Energy is scheduled to supply Dillon’s fleet with approximately 2.5 million additional diesel gallon equivalents of CNG annually.
Exide Technologies has launched a new range of batteries with significant performance gains, faster recharging and a new design. The new range was unveiled at the Automechanika 2014 trade fair in Frankfurt.
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