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Chevrolet, GMC Expand Alternative Fuel Fleets

Chevrolet and GMC are partnering with Power Solutions International (PSI) to launch heavy-duty pickups and full-size vans powered by 6.0-liter V-8 compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)-capable engines starting in the first quarter of 2017. Chevrolet also will offer CNG and LPG versions of its new Low … Read more »

Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks Extend UPS Fleet Range, Improve Fuel Economy

Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks Extend UPS Fleet Range, Improve Fuel Economy

UPS has updated 125 hybrid electric delivery trucks to extend their range and improve fuel economy as part of the company’s commitment to log 1 billion miles with alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles by the end of 2017.

Natural Gas Could Help Fleet Operators Save Money, Reduce Emissions

Natural Gas Could Help Fleet Operators Save Money, Reduce Emissions

Public and private fleet operators can save money by switching to natural gas vehicles and employing the business model that energy service companies (ESCOs) apply to energy efficiency projects, according to a report published by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). The report’s findings are part of a two-year … Read more »

UPS alternative fuel fleet

UPS to Purchase 46M Gallons Renewable Fuel

UPS yesterday announced agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable fuels over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts. Neste, Renewable Energy Group (REG) and Solazyme will supply renewable diesel to UPS to help facilitate the company’s shift to move more than 12 percent … Read more »

UPS CNG

UPS Increases Alt Fuel Fleet 30%

UPS says it plans to build 15 compressed natural gas fueling stations to support the purchase and planned deployment of 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year. Twelve of the CNG stations will be in new natural gas vehicle deployment areas, and three will replace existing CNG stations with … Read more »

Arrowhead trucks

Nestlé Waters Cuts Emissions with Alt Fuel Delivery Trucks

Nestlé Waters North America has bought five propane autogas beverage trucks for its Los Angeles location. The trucks will deliver Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water to area businesses and residents. The beverage company purchased the propane autogas trucks for several reasons including wanting an alternative fuel system that maintains full factory … Read more »

UPS Announces New Sustainability Goals For 2020

According to a report released by UPS, the company has already met its goal of reducing its air and ground fleet’s carbon intensity by 10 percent, prompting the company to set a new goal of 20 percent reduction in carbon intensity from transportation by 2020. The increases are calculated against … Read more »

Alt Fuels to Drive 14% Medium, Heavy Duty Vehicles by 2035

Alt Fuels to Drive 14% Medium, Heavy Duty Vehicles by 2035

Worldwide sales of alternative fuel vehicles will reach 14 percent of total sales of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2035, according to a report from Navigant Research. Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs) represent less than 5 percent of the total vehicle market today, and the vast majority of these use … Read more »

EPA Approves Propane And Gas Fueled Engine

The EPA has certified Power Solutions International’s 8.8-liter propane and natural gas fueled engine for on-highway applications. The new engine works for a number of on-highway applications, including school and transit buses, recreational vehicles, vocational trucks, tow and utility trucks, garbage trucks and delivery fleets. The 8.8 liter liquid-injected propane … Read more »

Consumer Views ‘Favorable’ on Alt-Fuel Vehicles, LEED Not So Much

Consumer Views ‘Favorable’ on Alt-Fuel Vehicles, LEED Not So Much

Consumers hold favorable views of alternative-fuel vehicles (see chart) including hybrid vehicles (67 percent), electric cars (61 percent) and natural gas vehicles (56 percent), according to a Navigant Research survey of consumer attitudes and awareness toward 10 environmental and clean-energy concepts. The survey found LEED certification showed the least level … Read more »

EV battery certification

Intertek Acquires ETEC Labs; Ingram Micro Buys CloudBlue

Intertek has bought vehicle technology testing lab ETEC for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition of ETEC, whose testing includes alternative energy vehicle analysis, research and demonstration projects, adds energy and fleet management services to Intertek’s portfolio of testing and validation services for the transportation industry, says Tim Hubbard, senior vice president … Read more »

AT&T alternative fuel vehicle fleet

AT&T Reaches Halfway Mark in Alternative Fuel Vehicles Goal

AT&T says it has reached the halfway mark of its commitment to invest up to $565 million to deploy about 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles over the course of a 10-year period through 2018. To date the company has placed more than 7,500 alternative fuel vehicles in 44 states nationwide. The … Read more »