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$26 Million Available to Clean Up Diesel Engine Fleets

In its ongoing efforts to reduce emissions from existing diesel engines, the EPA has announced the availability of $26 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects for fleets across the US. Diesel-powered engines move some 90 percent of the nation’s freight tonnage, and nearly all highway freight trucks, … Read more »

33% of All Trucks on US Highways Use Clean Diesel

33% of All Trucks on US Highways Use Clean Diesel

More than one-third of all medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the US — 2.9 million of 8.8 million trucks — are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines, according to new data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum. The new data includes total … Read more »

Tesla Tops AAA’s Green Car Guide

Tesla Tops AAA’s Green Car Guide

The 2013 Tesla S P85 tops the Automobile Association of America’s 2014 Green Guide, followed by the electric 2012 Toyota RAV4 and the clean diesel 2014 Audi A7 TDI Quattro in third place. In fact half of the top 10 highest scoring green cars are clean diesel vehicles. The annual … Read more »

$9M Clean Diesel Funding Announced

The EPA has made available $9 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects to reduce air pollution and emissions exposure from existing diesel engines. The funding comes from the EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA). The agency will award between 10 and 20 assistance agreements. Various strategies are eligible … Read more »

Isuzu Part of Clean Diesel Promotion

The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) said that Isuzu Manufacturing Services America, a medium and heavy duty commercial vehicle and diesel engine manufacturer, has joined the Forum. DTF is a non-profit organization that promotes the use of the newest clean diesel technologies in the United States and throughout the world. Isuzu … Read more »

LNG-fueled tugboat

Green Fleet Roundup: NYK, Tesla, VW, BYD

NYK will build Japan’s first liquefied natural gas-fueled tugboat (pictured). The dual fuel engine can be powered by LNG or heavy oil. NYK says using LNG as a fuel will cut the tugboat’s CO2 emissions by about 30 percent, NOX by about 80 percent and SOX by 100 percent compared … Read more »

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$2M Funding Available to Reduce Diesel Engine Pollution

The EPA has made available $2 million in funding for rebates to help public and private construction equipment owners replace or retrofit older diesel construction engines. Rebates will be offered as part of the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) and are intended to reduce air pollution. Older diesel engines emit … Read more »

GM to Cut Vehicle Weight ‘Up to 15%’ by 2017

General Motors will save 12 billion gallons of fuel over the life of the vehicles it builds between 2011 and 2017 by reducing vehicle weight by up to 15 percent, along with other fuel efficiency improvements, GM CEO and chairman Dan Akerson said in a speech at the IHS CERAWeek … Read more »