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June 8, 2017
 
Ethanol is a renewable, domestically produced biofuel that is commonly added to the nation’s gasoline supply in varying ratios. Photo: Getty Images Storing, Dispensing & Using Ethanol-Gasoline Blends

Ethanol-gasoline blends are prevalent in the United States, and fleet managers should know ethanol's effects on engines and how to use and store this fuel effectively.


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New York City is Ahead of the Curve

When it comes to adopting new green technologies, the city of New York tends to be a leader and not a follower. More than 9,000 diesel-powered municipal fleet vehicles burn a B5 biodiesel blend year-around, and B20 during the summer months. Read this case study from REG and see how biodiesel is powering the nation’s largest diesel fleet.


Photo: Cummins Cummins Approves Renewable Diesel for Medium-Duty Engines

Cummins announced that its B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engine platforms are compatible with certain kinds of renewable diesel fuels.


Photo via Max Pixel Trump’s Budget Slashes Vehicle Technology Funding

President Trump’s 2018 proposed budget slashes the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology program funding, reducing it by nearly 74%. The cuts include terminating funding for the Clean Cities program.


Photo via EveryCarListed/Flickr. New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Remains at 25.3

The May value is up 5.2 mpg since October 2007, the first month of monitoring by UMTRI. This value is 0.2 mpg below the peak of 25.5 mpg from August 2014.


Photo: Thi Dao Ford's New Hybrid Police Sedan Doubles Fuel Efficiency

Ford’s all-new Police Responder Hybrid Sedan will get an EPA-estimated 38 mpg combined and is designed for urban or local patrol.


Photo of XL Hybrid Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford Motor Co. More Fleets Choose XL Hybrids' Plug-In Hybrid F-150

Three of the latest companies that intend to add XLP F-150s to their fleet include the City of Long Beach, Calif., Southern California Edison (SCE), and Tampa Electric (TECO).


Phot of Hyundai's Ioniq Electric by Vince Taroc. Hyundai Explains Ioniq Roll-Out Strategy

Hyundai has started selling two of its three 2017 Ioniq models with a roll-out strategy that prioritizes zero-emissions states with the battery-electric model.


Photo of 2015 Porsche Cayenne diesel courtesy of Volkswagen AG. VW's 3.0L Settlement Approved by Judge

A federal judge has signed off on Volkswagen's settlement with regulators to resolve civil claims over diesel vehicles powered by its 3.0L V-6 TDI engine, the company has announced.


Photo: Peloton Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Vehicle Technology Bill

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have announced that they are reintroducing the Vehicle Innovation Act, which is aimed at encouraging investment, research, and development in clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies.


 
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