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Park City Taps Proterra for Utah’s First Zero-Emission, Battery-Electric Mass Transit Fleet

Park City Taps Proterra for Utah’s First Zero-Emission, Battery-Electric Mass Transit Fleet

| June 23, 2017

Proterra, a leader in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that Park City Transit has deployed Utah’s first zero-emission, battery-electric mass transit fleet, which will include six Proterra Catalyst FC+ buses. Selected to serve the region’s renowned ski resort community, the Proterra fleet supports Park City’s and Summit County’s transition toward renewable energy and the reduction […]

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Volvo Rolls with Electric Buses in Luxemburg

Volvo Rolls with Electric Buses in Luxemburg

| June 12, 2017

Beginning of June the first commercially manufactured all-electric Volvo buses started operating in the city of Differdange in Luxemburg. The operator is Sales-Lentz, which now has 4 electric buses, 12 electric hybrids, and 30 hybrids from Volvo in its fleet. Differdange’s focus on electrically powered buses is part of the city’s ambitious sustainability drive, with […]

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Canada’s Oil Province Buys BYD Electric Buses

Canada’s Oil Province Buys BYD Electric Buses

| May 31, 2017

St. Albert in Canada’s oil producing province of Alberta has launched three BYD K9S electric buses as part of the provincial government’s move to broaden its public transportation network in a sustainable manner. Four more electric buses are scheduled to hit the streets of St. Albert by the end of the year. Last year the […]

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Commercial Fleets and Municipalities Show How to Save Fuel, Improve Air in Chicago

Commercial Fleets and Municipalities Show How to Save Fuel, Improve Air in Chicago

| May 31, 2017

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition announced that in 2016 its member fleets displaced nearly 26.5 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 230,000 tons. This represents a six percent increase in fuel savings over 2015 and a two percent improvement in emissions. “Our Clean Cities member fleets are going the […]

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Missouri and Michigan Residents Oppose Weakening of Federal Vehicle Emission Standards

Missouri and Michigan Residents Oppose Weakening of Federal Vehicle Emission Standards

| May 31, 2017

New legislation introduced by primary sponsor Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) that would weaken federal fuel economy standards is opposed by a majority of Missouri and Michigan residents according to the National Resources Defense Counsel. The group issued a statement by Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, which states: “This bill is another […]

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Ryder Launches Real-time Tracking, Matching, and Sharing of Truck Capacity

Ryder Launches Real-time Tracking, Matching, and Sharing of Truck Capacity

| May 23, 2017

Ryder System how announced the launch of Ryder NaviShare™, a cloud-based platform that provides real-time shipment visibility, predictive alerts, and exception dashboards. The technology is accessible through a customer-facing website and mobile application that utilizes cellular and GPS technology to link shippers with onboard vehicle technologies. The system is designed to provide real-time visibility and […]

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Volvo Partners with Google to Fuse Android in Next Gen Connected Vehicles

Volvo Partners with Google to Fuse Android in Next Gen Connected Vehicles

| May 16, 2017

Volvo Cars has announced a close partnership with Google, one of the world’s largest technology companies, to develop the next generation of its in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services. It will launch on new Volvo models within two years. “Google’s platform and services […]

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Agility Fuel Acquires Certain propane assets of CleanFUEL USA

Agility Fuel Acquires Certain propane assets of CleanFUEL USA

| May 12, 2017

Agility Fuel Solutions has announced that its recently-formed Powertrain Systems business unit has acquired the assets of CleanFUEL USA, a leading provider of liquid-injection propane fuel systems for commercial vehicles, as well as propane autogas dispensers and refueling equipment. Agility’s Powertrain Systems business unit is also hiring key employees of CleanFUEL USA and will add […]

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New Diagnostic Tool for Battery-Electric Buses from Proterra

New Diagnostic Tool for Battery-Electric Buses from Proterra

| May 11, 2017

Proterra, a leader in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced the addition of the Proterra Diagnostic Tool and the Proterra Cold Weather Package to its growing suite of products and services. The Diagnostic Tool is an industry first the company notes: “the only diagnostic platform that allows technicians to access all vehicle systems in one place, […]

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eBay Taps TrueCar Services for New Car Buying Program

eBay Taps TrueCar Services for New Car Buying Program

| May 10, 2017

TrueCar, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRUE) has announced a new partnership with eBay Motors to provide a new car buying service for eBay’s shoppers. The program, powered by TrueCar, gives eBay shoppers pricing information from TrueCar Dealers for new cars and enables eBay shoppers to engage with TrueCar Certified Dealers for the purchase of a new vehicle. “Together […]

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