Cummins Reveals All-Electric Class 7 Truck

With Tesla ready to roll out its Tesla Semi in September, Cummins stole a bit of the Silicon Valley company’s thunder by unveiling its own all electric Class 7 electric truck on August 29. Cummins does not make trucks, it makes the powertrains that make them go.

The trucking industry needs a large variety of trucks. Some are used in stop-and-go situations such as making deliveries or picking up trash. Some haul cargo trailers and containers over short distances, often from ...

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Phillips Energy, Harris Garage Team Up on Propane Autogas Fleet Conversions

Phillips Energy Inc., a fuel-related energy provider in southeastern Virginia, says it has partnered with regional automotive repair facility Harris Garage Inc. to help area fleet operators convert vehicles to run on propane autogas.

As reported, the companies will work to help fleet operators take advantage of government incentives and achieve the significant long-term economic and environmental benefits of propane autogas.

In 2010, Phillips Energy added propane autogas, E85 flex fuel and B20 biodiesel to its vehicle offering, making it one of ...

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Renewable Natural Gas Coalition Confident Industry Growth and Project Data Will Prevail in Face of Down RVO Proposal

Washington, DC – The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) expressed continued optimism and confidence in U.S. Cellulosic Biofuel production and value in the face of a Draft Renewable Fuel Volume Standard (RVO) for cellulosic biofuel in 2018 that is 73 million gallons below the 2017 RVO.

“Renewable Natural Gas [RNG] is the predominant source of cellulosic biofuel in America,” said Johannes Escudero, RNG Coalition CEO. “Today’s 2018 RVO draft rule does not reflect the true reality of projected ...

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EPA Proposes RFS Volumes Reflective of Market Realities for 2018

EPA Starting Technical Analysis to Inform Future Reset Rules

WASHINGTON – (July 5, 2017) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a proposed rule setting the minimum amount of renewable fuels that must be supplied to the market in calendar year 2018 under the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) program. Today’s action proposes volume requirements and associated percentage standards that maintain renewable fuel volumes at levels comparable to the 2017 standards, recognizing limits to the growth of cellulosic and advanced ...

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Fredericksburg installs Electric Vehicle charging station in downtown garage

FREDERICKSBURG – The City of Fredericksburg has installed an Electric Vehicle charging station in the downtown garage that is available to the public at no cost.

The Level 2 charging station is located on the top level of the Sophia Street Parking Garage at 600 Sophia St. The station – a Schneider Electric EVlink basic model – can provide a top-off charge in less than three hours and a full charge in less than six hours.

“We invite visitors to explore our ...

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First Electrify America Charging Stations Open


HERNDON, Virginia (JUNE 22, 2017) – Washington, D.C. area drivers can now charge their electric vehicles (EV) at upgraded fast charging stations at eight locations across Maryland and Virginia. In cooperation with EVgo Services LLC, the newly upgraded dual-standard fast chargers are the first projects funded as part ...

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Question of the Month: What’s new for Clean Cities mobile tools and resources?


Two new mobile tools have recently become available:

  • Station Locator app for Android: Android users can now access the Station Locator app through the Google Play store. As with the original iPhone app version, users can access the Station Locator from their mobile device and find the 20 closest stations within a 30-mile radius. Results display either on a map or in a list with station addresses, phone numbers, and hours of operation. Also available for iPhone from the iTunes store.
  • Trip Calculator mobile ...
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Michigan State University Electric Vehicle Owners Survey

Michigan State Michigan State University is currently conducting a survey of electric car owners to better understand electric vehicle purchasing decisions and any challenges owners face with charging their EVs. The results will help MSU’s research team develop sustainable options for EV charging.

The survey is national in scope and is broken into two parts: one for electric vehicle owners; the other for members of the general public who do not currently own an electric vehicle. Each takes about 15 minutes ...

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1 Billion Miles on E15

American Drivers Surpass 1 Billion Miles on Earth-kind, Engine-Smart E15 Saving up to $72 Million by End of 2017

Cleaner-burning, high-octane E15 has fueled more than 1 billion miles for American motorists around the country

WASHINGTON, DC — American consumers have helped E15 – a fuel containing 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline – reach a significant milestone. According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have ...

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EV Community Readiness Resources

U.S. Department of Energy, EV Everywhere Electric Vehicles: Stakeholder Solution Center 

Below are key links for a range of stakeholders in the EV Readiness effort.  Click below for details for States, employers, fleets, electrical contractors, utilities, and additional resources. 

States and Municipalities

States and municipalities are key players in increasing EV readiness.  The best way for states and municipalities to improve their EV readiness is to partner with their local Clean Cities ...

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