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Converting to CNG Saves Fleet Owners Money on Fuel, Operational Costs

Converting to CNG Saves Fleet Owners Money on Fuel, Operational Costs

Why convert a diesel fleet to compressed natural gas? Lower fuel and operational costs and reduced emissions are important reasons, according to corporate fleet owners that are making the switch.

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Scania to Test Electric Trucks on Electric Road

The Swedish government is one step closer to its goal of having an energy-efficient, fossil-free vehicle fleet by 2030. The Swedish Transport Administration has approved support for the Gävle Electric Road project, and in February 2016, Scania will start testing electric trucks on the electric road. The project will demonstrate and evaluate … Read more »

DuPont Improves Vehicle Fuel Efficiency by Lightweighting

DuPont, together with Swedish truck manufacturer Scania, is working to create lighter parts for vehicles, beginning with the oil pan, according to The News Journal. With federal auto emissions regulations expected to become more restrictive in the US and Europe, auto manufacturers are working to find ways to limit automobile … Read more »

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Ford, BMW, 10 Others Agree Supplier Environmental Guidelines

BMW, Ford, GM, Honda and 10 other leading automakers have agreed a set of expectations for suppliers, relating to the environment, working conditions, human rights and business ethics. The carmakers agreeing to the “Automotive Industry Guiding Principles to Enhance Sustainability Performance in the Supply Chain” also include Chrysler, Daimler, Fiat S.p.A., Jaguar/Land Rover, … Read more »

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Green Fleet Roundup: Chevy, GMC, Tesla, Subaru, Kia, Ford

Chevrolet and GMC will offer bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year. The bi-fuel versions of Silverado HD and Sierra HD are equipped to run on … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: EV Chargers from ABB and Fuji, US Hybrid Market, Apps for Vehicles

ABB has launched its Terra SmartConnect 20kW DC fast charger (pictured) with delivery in North and South America in the second quarter. Initial shipments will support the CHAdeMO fast-charging standard, with SAE / Combined Charging System units available later this year. The charger is designed for commercial and office areas. … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: VW, Nissan, Fuel Cell Buses

The first all-electric Volkswagen, e-up! (pictured), debuted at the Annual Press and Investors Conference in Wolfsburg, Germany this week. VW says the new four-seater EV has a 18.7 kWh lithium-ion battery that can cover 150 km on a single charge. It also has quick charging to recharge as much as … Read more »