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30 cities join to explore $10 billion electric-car purchase

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cities is discussing a major purchase of electric cars for their municipal fleets. While federal policies to reduce vehicular emissions of carbon dioxide are now back in the limelight, it's a different story on the state and local level. A group of 30 U.S. government fleet sales plug-in cars cities fleet

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New York adds electric-car purchase incentives, Minnesota may follow

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Purchase incentives have proven to be a powerful tool for electric-car adoption in those states that offer them. And now it seems two more states may be ready to join that group. New York Minnesota incentives plug-in cars state laws transportation policy

What will be your next green-car purchase? Poll results

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Well, that was decisive! Our readers are clearly, unquestionably, absolutely intending to switch from driving on fossil fuels to driving on grid electricity. That's the only conclusion we can draw from the results of our most recent Twitter poll, this one on what respondents planned to buy for their next green car. DON'T MISS: What effect will.

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Ontario, Canada, Boosts Electric-Car Purchase Rebate Amounts

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As U.S. electric-vehicle advocates are well aware, a handful of states have reduced or killed incentives for plug-in vehicles over the past year, adding some headwinds to sales. Earlier this month, the Canadian province of Ontario took the opposite approach, expanding its plug-in electric vehicle incentive program. It's a welcome tailwind. The new.

Big Blue Bus receives nearly $900K to purchase 58 new Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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Big Blue Bus will use the grant approved by the MSRC partially to fund the purchase of 58 new Cummins-Westport 8.9L million from the Federal Transit Administration, to purchase nine new CNG buses. ISL G Near-Zero (NZ) 0.02 NO x engines. g/bhp-hr optional Near Zero NO x Emissions standards. Earlier post.).

King County Metro Transit to purchase 120 battery-electric buses by 2020, 73 from Proterra

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As part of this commitment, Metro will purchase up to 73 battery buses from Burlingame, Calif.-based Federal funding often helps pay for Metro’s new bus purchases. King County, Washington, Executive Dow Constantine announced that King County Metro Transit will acquire 120 battery-electric buses by 2020. based Proterra. million.

Indian Government Adds Electric-Car Purchase Incentives To Boost Sales

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Government incentives have been vital to electric-car adoption in the many countries that have enacted them so far. Offering cash or tax reductions for buying electric cars, or offering perks like parking or carpool lane access, can go along away toward getting hesitant buyers over the hump. Now, India is trying to do just that with a national.

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Fuelling car sales: Economy named top reason for car purchases

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A new study of 29,000 US consumers by JD Power shows that for the third consecutive year, gas mileage was the most influential purchase rea[.].

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Feds Block Purchase Of Chinese BYD Electric Buses In Long Beach

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Plans by the California city of Long Beach to purchase BYD electric transit buses has hit another speed bump.

Texas Electric-Car Purchase Rebates Up To $2,500 To Start Soon

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Texas will soon become the latest state to reward electric-car buyers with a check. The Lone Star State will implement a rebate program, announced last fall, that will give $2,500 rebates to owners of plug-in cars, Charged EVs reports. The program was approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in November 2013 with an intended

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City of Montreal signs a framework agreement for the purchase of Nissan LEAF EVs for municipal fleet

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The purchase of electric vehicles is a step towards achieving our goal of 30% reduction by 2020 of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to 1990. The City of Montreal, Canada has signed a two-year framework agreement with Cité Nissan Gabriel SEC to supply LEAF EVs for the municipal fleet. Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal. Brief

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Will Georgia Kill Its $5,000 Tax Credit For Electric-Car Purchases?

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The credit--among the highest offered by any state--applies to new electric-car purchases or For Georgia electric-car owners, things aren''t looking too peachy this week. Legislation proposed by Representative Chuck Martin last Thursday night would end the $5,000 electric-vehicle tax credit by April 1, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports.

Maritz Research study finds 42% say fuel economy is extremely important in new vehicle purchase

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More than 40% of consumers view fuel economy as “extremely important” when considering a new vehicle purchase today, up 13.5% Thirty-seven percent of consumers say fuel economy will have the “greatest impact” on their next vehicle purchase. Also, 41% say fuel economy will be the top factor in their next vehicle purchase. Brief

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British Columbia Brings Back Electric-Car Purchase Rebates

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Yesterday, the Province of British Columbia announced the return of its Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) incentive program, effective April 1. The program''s return was the culmination of months of behind-the-scenes efforts by electric-vehicle advocates throughout the province. The so-called Phase 2 of the program largely restores incentives from Phase.

FTA LoNo grant recipients to purchase 35 Proterra electric transit buses

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million, to purchase 35 Catalyst buses, bringing Proterra’s total number of firm orders to 287 vehicles from 38 cities across the United States. Proterra announced that eight new and existing customers have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Grants. With more than 2.4 Brief

Chevrolet purchasing and retiring up to $5M in carbon credits to help 11 colleges pay for efficiency projects

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Chevrolet is purchasing carbon credits worth up to $5 million to help 11 colleges in the US pay for energy efficiency-based carbon reductions. This helps ensure campuses can continue to receive funding from companies’ carbon purchases long after Chevrolet completes its carbon-reduction initiative next year. Of the nearly 8.2 Brief

Ballard receives purchase orders for 102 fuel cell systems for telecom backup

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Ballard Power Systems has received purchase orders for 102 fuel cell power generation systems to be delivered to its new Southeast Asian distributor, Cascadiant Inc. The systems will be deployed in the networks of two wireless telecom customers in Indonesia, to provide reliable and cost-effective backup power in the event of grid outages.

Vision Industries receives $27M purchase order for 100 hydrogen fuel cell plug-in hybrid Class 8 Trucks

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Vision Industries has finalized the purchase order agreement for 100 hydrogen fuel cell plug-in hybrid Tyrano Class 8 trucks ( earlier post ) with Total Transportation Services, Inc. This Purchase Order demonstrates that the trucking industry has embraced the zero-emission platform. TTS-I) of Rancho Dominquez, California. Brief

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Linde purchases 20 LNG-fueled trucks for North America; 20% of 2012 tractor purchases

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Linde, a global leader in the growing liquefied natural gas fueling market, is purchasing 20 LNG-fueled trucks. The purchase is an outgrowth of a pilot project in southern California, where Linde tested the effectiveness of three LNG trucks hauling liquid carbon dioxide to customers throughout the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Brief

Cummins to purchase SCR doser assets from Hilite International

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The purchase price was not disclosed and the acquisition, expected to close in the third quarter of 2012, is subject to German regulatory approval.

Electric Car Purchase Incentives? They're Normal in Normal

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While the federal government has a blanket $7,500 tax credit available for anyone who purchases an eligible electric ca, each state is at liberty to apply its own incentives to encourage people to make the switch from gasoline to electric cars.

Norwegian Post becomes first European customer for Transit Connect Electric van with 20-unit purchase; targeting 30% reduction in CO2 by 2015

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Norway Post has signed a contract to purchase 20 Transit Connect Electric vehicles, with an option to order more vehicles in the future.

High Gas Prices Changing Vacation Plans, Even House Purchases

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There's more than a 3-to-1 chance that your gas price fell last week. The price itself depends largely on what state you live in, but the average price of a gallon of gasoline rose in just 12 states, staying the same or falling in the other 38, according to the average pricing on GasBuddy. But whether it's rising or falling, whether it's above $4

UMTRI: average sales-weighted fuel economy of purchased new vehicles in US dropped 0.2 mpg in May from April

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The average sales-weighted fuel economy (adjusted EPA window sticker value) of new vehicles purchased in the US dropped 0.2 The University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index (EDI) is a national index that estimates the average monthly amount of greenhouse gasses produced by an individual US driver who has purchased a new vehicle that month.

NRC report recommends ways to overcome barriers hindering purchases of PEVs; vehicle cost, battery tech and consumer knowledge among others

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The task of the committee of experts and stakeholders writing the report was (1) to identify market barriers slowing the purchase of PEVs and hindering the deployment of supporting infrastructure in the United States and (2) to recommend ways to mitigate those barriers. Four Classes of Plug-in Electric Vehicles. PEV Class. Description.

J.D. Power: types of new LDVs purchased and profile of buyers are changing rapidly; increase in financially less-qualified buyers

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While sales of new light vehicles in the United States continued at a brisk pace in March 2012, the types of vehicles being purchased, as well as the types of buyers and the average transaction price are rapidly changing, according J.D. US new light-vehicle sales in March are expected exceeded 1.4 in 2017. Sales

US Senate Armed Services Committee produces markup limiting DoD purchase of biofuels and prohibiting construction of biorefineries

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being obligated or spent for the production or sole purchase of. The US Senate Committee on Armed Services completed its markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. The bill emerging from the Senate committee authorizes $631.4 billion for national defense programs. The bill authorizes $498.0

Valero purchases 11th ethanol plant; increases total capacity to 1.3B gallons per year

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Valero Renewable Fuels Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, has purchased a corn ethanol plant in Mount Vernon, Ind. from Aventine Renewable Energy-Mt. Vernon, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. The addition will give Valero more than 1.3 That relationship will continue.

Wanxiang and GreatPoint Energy close $1.25B deal for 1 Tcf/year coal-to-natural-gas plant in Xinjiang; Sinopec to purchase output, building pipeline to east

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Overview of the Bluegas catalytic coal methanation process. Click to enlarge. billion cubic meters), which will expand to 116 billion cubic feet (3.4

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UPS to purchase ~700 LNG trucks, build 4 refueling stations by end of 2014

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UPS plans to purchase approximately 700 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks and to build four refueling stations by the end of 2014. An initial investment of more than $18 million to build fueling stations will be supported by the purchase of the 700 LNG tractors and continued expansion of the natural gas fleet in the US. Phoenix, Ariz.,

Valence Technology receives $12M purchase order from Wrightbus for Li-ion batteries

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has received a purchase order valued at $12 million from Wrightbus, for lithium iron magnesium phosphate batteries to be delivered through 2015. Valence Technology, Inc. Wrightbus, which has had a relationship with Valence since 2007, selected Valence as the battery supplier of choice for Wrightbus’ range of hybrid vehicles. Earlier post.).

Rasmussen survey finds 45% of Americans likely yo purchase alternative fuel car during next decade

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The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% of American Adults think it is at least somewhat likely they will purchase a car that runs on something other than gasoline in the next 10 years. Those with higher incomes are more likely to consider purchasing a non-gasoline car than those who earn less. Brief

Defense Logistics Agency contracts for 450,000 gallons of drop-in biofuel from Dynamic Fuels and Solazyme for the Navy; largest single government biofuel purchase yet

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The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has signed a contract to purchase 450,000 gallons of advanced drop-in biofuel for the US Navy from Dynamic Fuels, LLC, a joint venture between Tyson Foods, Inc. and Syntroleum Corporation. Solazyme, Inc., The fuel will be delivered to the U.S. Navy in May 2012. Earlier post.) Earlier post.).

LA Metro to purchase up to 25 new BYD electric buses as part of $30M pilot project

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This marks the first time that all-electric transit buses will be purchased and placed into Metro revenue service. Metro’s Advanced Transit Vehicle Consortium (ATVC), a partnership with LA City, LA County and South Coast Air Quality Management District, will initially purchase five low-floor, 40-foot all-electric buses.

State of South Carolina purchases 26 Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses

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The state of South Carolina has purchased 26 new Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses to replace aging diesel buses. The buses were purchased from Blue Bird’s newest dealership in North America, Blanchard Bus Centers. The first of the alternative-fueled buses are being deployed to service Dorchester and Berkeley counties. Brief

Kinder Morgan to purchase shale gas assets for $920M and build $220M crude/condensate pipeline

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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. Additionally, KMP will invest approximately $220 million to build a new crude/condensate pipeline with a capacity of approximately 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) that will initially transport 50,000 bpd of condensate for Petrohawk from its production area in the Eagle Ford to the Houston Ship Channel. Kinder.

When Electric-Car Incentives Return: British Columbia Case Study

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Christmas came in April last year for plug-in electric vehicle proponents in British Columbia, Canada, when the provincial government reinstated its Clean Energy Vehicle purchase-incentive program. Purchase rebates for B.C. It wasn't. government rebates Canada incentives plug-in cars Ontario British Columbia Quebec

President Obama issues Memorandum on Federal fleet performance to push for alternative fueled vehicles; GSA pilot project on EV purchases

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GSA announced its initial purchase of more than 100 electric vehicles for a vehicle pilot. In the Memorandum, the President specifically directs that by 31 December 2015, all new light-duty vehicles leased or purchased by agencies must be alternative fueled vehicles, such as hybrid or electric, compressed natural gas, or biofuel.

GE to purchase 2,000 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids; companies collaborate with Georgia Tech to accelerate alternative fuel vehicle adoption and research

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Ford Motor Company announced a collaboration with GE, in which GE will purchase 2,000 Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids for its fleet—Ford’s largest-ever plug-in electrified vehicle fleet sale. Brief

GM makes its largest green energy purchase to date; 50 MW wind deal

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General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its US facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River. Brief

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