AFV’s and Propane Come to the Rescue

Contributed by Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing at Roush Clean Tech

Our nation has been hit hard by natural disasters in recent months. Gasoline and diesel shortages in Texas and Florida due to hurricanes wreaked havoc with people trying to evacuate prior to the storms and support First Responders after the storms had passed.

According to the Propane Education & Research Council, propane fuel is playing a vital role during the hurricanes, providing backup power, hot water and hot ...

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Motorweek: Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Emergency Preparedness

Being prepared for emergencies is more essential than ever. Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast back in 2012, and the current hurricane season has also been devastating. Vulnerable coastal regions in the southeast were hit with powerful storms that flooded communities and cut electric power and gasoline/diesel fuel supplies. But early reports from both Texas and Florida included numerous examples of how alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and infrastructure proved to be reliable and resilient throughout the disasters. MotorWeek ...

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CIT offering $2.5 Million for Research/ Commercialization

CIT Announces FY2018 Solicitation for Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

$2.5 million in funding opportunities available for Virginia’s research community

October 5, 2017 (HERNDON, VA.) – The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) Request for Proposals (RFP) for FY2018.

The CRCF grows Virginia’s economy by supporting high-potential technology commercialization projects at Virginia’s public and private institutions of higher education, the private sector and nonprofit research institutions. A single ...

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Virginia Issues RFP for Statewide Public Electric Vehicle Charging Station Network

On September 29th, the Department of Environmental Quality issued a request for proposal for the state’s first public electric vehicle charging station network. This program will be supported by the state’s share of Volkswagen settlement funding. For more information, you can download the RFP and relevant attachments.

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The program is seeking proposals to deploy EVSE, specifically DC fast chargers, throughout Virginia. The state will reimburse the vendor for up to 80% ...

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E15 Available Nationwide

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As summer comes to a close, American drivers now have access to E15 – a 21st century fueling option that contains five percent more clean renewable and often Virginia produced ethanol than what most drivers have been limited to for years. That’s good news for drivers and for our environment.

Virtually all gasoline used in the United States contains ten percent ethanol, something that has been true for years. This ...

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Motori CNG retrofit system for 2010 Navistar DT466

NGV Motori announced on September 25th that it has received CARB approval for its 7.6 L DT 466 CNG engine.

(Dallas, Texas & Plainfield, New Jersey, September 25th, 2017) Sunny DeWakar, CEO of NGV Motori, USA issued a statement confirming the CARB approval of its dedicated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) retrofit system for installation on 2010 model year Navistar, Inc 7.6L medium Heavy-duty diesel engine.

EPA approved the NGV Motori DT 466 natural gas engine earlier in 2017. Receiving the California approval ...

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Administration takes a precarious route on car efficiency

Camille von Kaenel and Debra Kahn, E&E News reporters
Published: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The Trump administration has kicked off negotiations with the auto industry and the state of California over tailpipe pollution rules.

The deal will require navigating complex political dynamics and legal requirements, with only a small margin for a clear Trump political victory.

To win, the White House will have to conciliate the demands of the auto manufacturing industry, whose home states gave Donald Trump his presidential victory, and ...

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Technologies That Will Transform the Transportation System

The transportation system is in the midst of a dramatic worldwide transformation that has the potential to impact our daily lives. Many factors are contributing to this change: overall U.S. demographics are shifting, more people are moving to cities, and connected devices are empowering consumers with more choices and on-demand services. The arrival of new technologies, such as connected and automated vehicles, and the rise of the shared-economy, including car-sharing and ride-hailing, have the potential to provide new, low-cost, mobility ...

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DOT announces $55 Million Grants, HRT gets $500k

Protera electric busHampton Roads Transit was awarded $500,000 for a full electric bus. This is the first FTA LONO project to be successful in Virginia, and our neighbors in Montgomery County Maryland was also successful in their effort which will be a smaller 35’ bus.

Hampton Roads Transit will purchase 40-ft Proterra Catalyst E2 Extended Range Electric Buses and associated Depo Plug-in Chargers. These buses have the benefit of improving air quality by eliminating dangerous ...

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Bulk Buy Discount Webinars F4F

Fleets for the Future
Upcoming Webinar: Learn About Exclusive Deals on Alt-Fuel Vehicles Through Fleets for the Future

Calling all fleet managers and fleet procurement officers at public agencies!

Fleets for the Future (F4F) is excited to present to you exclusive offers on the most popular alternative fuel vehicle models for public sector fleets. Please join us with National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA), Zenith Motors, and National Auto Fleet Group (NAFG) to learn about our available clean vehicles provided ...

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