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Compressed Natural Gas

City of Torrance, CA Inks Multi-year Deal for Natural Gas to Fuel its Fleets

City of Torrance, CA Inks Multi-year Deal for Natural Gas to Fuel its Fleets

| November 16, 2016

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., announced that the City of Torrance, California, has signed a new multiyear compressed natural gas (CNG) contract to fuel its fleet of vehicles.  Here are the specifics: The six-year deal calls for 550,000 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) to enable the city to use Clean Energy’s Redeem™ brand of renewable natural gas (RNG), rated […]

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New CNG Fueling At Oklahoma City Service Center for FedEx Freight

New CNG Fueling At Oklahoma City Service Center for FedEx Freight

| September 14, 2016

FedEx Freight, a leading U.S. provider of LTL freight services, has purchased more than 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve the new CNG fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center. To get it done, the company contracted with Clean Energy Fuels Corp (Nasdaq: CLNE) to design, […]

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Clean Energy Wins CNG Contract with WMATA

Clean Energy Wins CNG Contract with WMATA

| September 1, 2016

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which provides transit services to more than 4 million people across the National Capital Region. The contract covers two transit stations that supply over 580 compressed natural gas (CNG) transit vehicles and represents […]

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Electric Vehicles

Meritor to Invest in TransPower for EV Platforms

Meritor to Invest in TransPower for EV Platforms

| December 11, 2017

Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) has announced a strategic investment in TransPower, a leader in electrification technologies for large commercial vehicles. California-based TransPower supplies integrated drive systems, full electric truck solutions and energy-storage subsystems to major manufacturers of trucks, school buses, refuse vehicles and terminal tractors. The company has been focused exclusively on developing electrical drive […]

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UCLA Gets Smarter and Greener, Orders All-Electric Shuttle Bus

UCLA Gets Smarter and Greener, Orders All-Electric Shuttle Bus

| November 27, 2017

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is getting greener after placing an order for a new 100% electric shuttle bus powered by Motiv Power Systems’ All-Electric Powertrain. This zero-emission electric shuttle bus represents the first Motiv powered shuttle bus to operate on a university campus. Developed in partnership with Commercial Fleet Financing, the electric […]

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Interest in Electric Trucks and Tractors Rolls Big

Interest in Electric Trucks and Tractors Rolls Big

| September 20, 2017

Following a quarter heavily driven by automated manual transmissions, the third quarter of 2017 has been focused to electric power, according to reports from Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research and Rhein Associates. Three different companies have recently made significant announcements in the electric vehicle industry: Cummins Inc. stunned the trucking industry with the launch of […]

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Consumer's Going Green

Parking Reservation Platform for 3rd-Party Services, Including Fleets, Launched

Parking Reservation Platform for 3rd-Party Services, Including Fleets, Launched

| February 15, 2017

SpotHero, a leading parking reservation service with an extensive network of connected garages, lots, and valets, has launched the SpotHero Parking Developer Platform to provide parking reservation functionality to websites, apps and cars with connected or autonomous capabilities.  The service enables drivers to reserve affordable off-street parking nationwide via its website and mobile app. With the SpotHero Parking […]

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Non-slip Flooring Product Aims to Improve Safety for Bicyclists

Non-slip Flooring Product Aims to Improve Safety for Bicyclists

| February 14, 2017

SlipNOT® Metal Safety Flooring, a manufacturer of non-slip metal flooring products, wants to help bicyclists roll with much more safety. The company recently released a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) case study addressing bicycle lane safety. Here’s what happened: T.Y. Lin International, an architectural firm, was hired to study the inventory of metal grate bridges […]

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One-Half of Corp. Travel Programs Permit Ride-Sharing

One-Half of Corp. Travel Programs Permit Ride-Sharing

| January 31, 2017

According to a new analysis, ride-sharing services are now allowed by one-half (50%) of all corporate travel policies, a jump from 44% in June 2016, according to the GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ Global Report – January 2017, in partnership with American Express.  The Index examines business travelers’ feelings about their trip experience and how […]

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People

Accuride Promotes Chad Monroe to SVP Sales & Marketing and Business Development

Accuride Promotes Chad Monroe to SVP Sales & Marketing and Business Development

| June 27, 2017

Accuride Corporation – a leading supplier of components to the North American and European commercial vehicle industries – has announced that it has realigned its Sales & Marketing organization. As part of the change, Accuride has promoted Chad Monroe to Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing and Business Development, to lead its global Sales & […]

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Senate Confirms Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary

Senate Confirms Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary

| January 31, 2017

The United States Senate  has confirmed Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary with a 93-6 vote. Chao is a former Assistant Secretary of Transportation and Labor Secretary, and seems to win praise from both sides of the political isle. According to Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who heads the committee that reviewed Chao’s nomination,  “It would be […]

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ATA CEO Spear Named to Fed Panel on Transportation Automation

ATA CEO Spear Named to Fed Panel on Transportation Automation

| January 13, 2017

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear has been named a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s transportation automation advisory committee. Noted Spear: “Trucking is vital to the U.S. economy and an important part of our transportation system, so it is imperative that trucking and this association have a seat at the table when it […]

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Recent News

UPS Launches eBike Solution in Pittsburgh

UPS Launches eBike Solution in Pittsburgh

| November 27, 2017

Looking for a workout, a new addition to your fleet and a great way to keep your drivers fit? Consider what UPS has done with the launch of an eBike that will deliver packages in Pittsburgh, Pa. The electrically-assisted tricycle is designed to help reduce carbon emissions in addition to minimizing traffic, noise and air […]

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Self-Driving  Vehicle Company, May Mobility, Could Redefine Fleets

Self-Driving Vehicle Company, May Mobility, Could Redefine Fleets

| September 6, 2017

May Mobility has announced that it has completed a stint in Y Combinator, an elite startup accelerator in Silicon Valley, and is starting work on pilot projects for self-driving fleet technology. May Mobility has raised about $3.5 million in venture funding from investors including Maven Ventures. May Mobility is the brainchild of Ed Olson, a […]

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EV Vehicle Battery Pack Company, Romeo, Raises $30 Million in Seed Financing

EV Vehicle Battery Pack Company, Romeo, Raises $30 Million in Seed Financing

| September 1, 2017

Romeo Power, an energy storage technology company founded by engineers and designers from SpaceX, Tesla, Apple, Amazon and Samsung, has announced $30 million in seed financing. The announcement comes as Romeo Power finalizes the installation of a fully automated 113,000 square-foot manufacturing facility near downtown Los Angeles, and ramps production of its lithium-ion battery packs […]

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Cummins Unveils Electric Class 7 Truck and More

Cummins Unveils Electric Class 7 Truck and More

| August 31, 2017

Recently, Cummins Inc. unveiled its latest power solutions and energy-diverse products, including an electric heavy-duty Class 7 truck, demonstrating its mission to generate sustainable technologies. For the first time ever, Cummins has revealed a fully electric class 7 demonstration Urban Hauler Tractor. The Concept Class 7 Urban Hauler EV features Cummins state-of-the art battery pack […]

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Zion National Park Rolls with First Electric Bus

Zion National Park Rolls with First Electric Bus

| August 29, 2017

RATP Dev, a leader in public transit, announced it has introduced the first electric bus to the transit fleet at Zion National Park in southern Utah. The vehicle, a Proterra E2, is being used full-time on regularly scheduled routes from August through October. It operates alongside the the current LPG-fueled fleet and is part of […]

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Will Tesla’s Planned Electric Semi Truck Sport a 300-Mile Range?

Will Tesla’s Planned Electric Semi Truck Sport a 300-Mile Range?

| August 28, 2017

As Tesla is poised to unveil an electric “semi” truck in September, a report from Reuters says the it will have a range of 200 to 300 miles. The company is also apparently working on developing an electric tractor trailer to accompany the vehicle. At a recent meeting with Tesla shareholders, Elon Musk said “We’re […]

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Ford to Pursue JV Partner in China for All-Electric Vehicles

Ford to Pursue JV Partner in China for All-Electric Vehicles

| August 23, 2017

With China’s emergence as both one of the world’s largest consumer automobile markets and a country whose rapid expansion has noticeably lead to stifling air pollution, Ford’s recent decision to find a JV partner for all electric vehicles in that country makes tremendous business sense. For its part, Ford has already invested $4.5 billion to […]

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