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August 10, 2017
 
Photo via Flickr/KOMUnews Texas Law Mandates State Fleet Greening

A new bill signed into law in Texas is expected to reduce fleet emissions. State agencies with 15 or more state-owned vehicles will need to purchase vehicles that run on alternative fuels.


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Lower Cost and Lower Emissions of Biodiesel Add Up

In 2016, the Rochester Public Transit paid 8 cents per gallon less for B20 than it would have for B10, and it saved 17 cents per gallon over what it would have paid for 100 percent petroleum diesel.


Photo: Public Domain PG&E Offers Rebates for CNG Use

Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Clean Fuel Rebate applies to customers who fill up at PG&E-owned CNG stations in Northern and Central California.


Photo courtesy of EVgo. California Cities Lead EV Charge Usage, EVgo Finds

San Diego tops the list, with 6,073 monthly charge sessions, 3,036 monthly average hours spent charging, and 455,400 average miles powered per month.


Source: Diesel Technology Forum Clean Diesel Trucks Make up 30% of Commercial Vehicles in U.S.

Clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems now make up on average 30% of all heavy-duty commercial vehicles in operation in the U.S. as a result of adoption by fleets over the past five years, according to a recent report commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum.


Photo of Model 3 courtesy of Tesla. Few to Pay $35K for Tesla's Model 3

Tesla handed over the first 30 Model 3 battery-electric sedans to customers during a July 28 handover event at the company's Fremont, Calif., factory and pricing for most buyers will be significantly more than the $35,000 initially announced.


Screenshot via Clean Air Action Plan Southern California Ports Plan for Zero-Emission Trucks

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released a draft of a proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update, outlining a new set of aggressive near-term and long-term strategies to reduce air pollution from the ports.


Mobility Conference Debuts for Fleets

Convening Nov. 7-8 at Miami Hilton Downtown, Fleet Forward Conference is designed to bring fleets, fleet suppliers, and technology providers together to provide education and networking on smart mobility concepts and end-user solutions.


Photo courtesy of Mazda. Mazda to Offer First Compression Ignition Gasoline Engine

Mazda Motor Corp. will offer the world's first compression ignition gasoline engine in 2019 as a way to reduce emissions without moving to battery-electric models, the Japanese automaker has announced.


Photo of B1 courtesy of Bollinger. Bollinger Motors Unveils Electric Utility Truck

Hobart, New York-based Bollinger Motors has unveiled its battery-electric B1 utility truck that the company says would be a fit for tradespeople, construction companies, and government fleets.


Image: National Biodiesel Board Biodiesel Blooms From Algae in Chile

Scientists at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile contend that if biodiesel made from microalgae is used to power trucks and buses, it could cut GHG emissions by as much as 80%, according to a Reuters report.


 
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