Study finds global oil demand likely to grow despite pandemic, climate policies

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Only under the final scenario—named “Forced Revitalization”—in which the pandemic’s disruptive impact to the global economy and mobility combined with strong government intervention to accelerate alternative technologies did oil demand decline after 2025.

A Focus on EV Clean Fleets – Reflections from the 2021 Green Transportation Summit and Expo

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This year’s expo was heavily focused on clean fleets. What originally started as a heavy-duty alternative fuels industry event has evolved into a broader clean fleet conference.

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DNV GL paper suggests near-term success for LNG in shipping; alternative fuel mix to diversify over time

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Well-to-Propeller GHG emissions results for marine alternative fuels. DNV GL has released a position paper on the future alternative fuel mix for global shipping. According to DNV GL, the main drivers for the use of alternative fuels in shipping in the future can be classified in two broad categories: (a) Regulatory requirements and environmental concerns, and (b) availability of fossil fuels, cost and energy security.

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FedEx commits to carbon-neutral operations by 2040

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By 2040, the entire FedEx parcel pickup and delivery (PUD) fleet will be zero–emission electric vehicles. Sustainable Fuels. FedEx will continue to invest in alternative fuels to reduce aircraft and vehicle emissions. Fuel Conservation and Aircraft Modernization. FedEx will build on its successful FedEx Fuel Sense initiatives designed to reduce fuel consumption in its aircraft. billion gallons of jet fuel and avoided over 13.5 FedEx Corp.,

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Calif. Energy Commission to award more than $44M for hydrogen refueling and alternative fuel vehicle projects

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In two packages of awards, the California Energy Commission approved more than $44 million to expand the hydrogen fueling infrastructure and increase the number of alter alternative fuel vehicles on the road in the state. These awards were made through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. Expanding hydrogen fueling stations in California. Alternative fuel vehicles awards.

2013 162

California ARB posts discussion document for developing Advanced Clean Transit (ACT) regulation

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The proposed Advanced Clean Transit regulation will consider strategies to achieve additional criteria pollutant emissions reductions from transit fleets and to accelerate purchases of zero emission buses as part of an overall strategy to transform all heavy duty vehicles to zero emission or near zero emission vehicles to meet air quality and efficiency improvement goals. Minimize Emissions from Conventional Fleet.

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UK auto industry warns anti-diesel agenda and slow uptake of EVs could mean missing 2021 CO2 targets; rising CO2 average in 2017

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The UK automotive industry warned that the current anti-diesel agenda combined with the ongoing slow take-up of electric vehicles could mean industry misses its next round of CO 2 targets in 2021, with negative consequences for the UK’s own climate change goals. Because diesel cars typically consume less fuel than gasoline equivalents they emit, on average, 15-20% less CO 2. Alternatively fueled vehicles (AFV) registrations rose by 34.8%

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California’s Advanced Clean Cars program: transforming the light-duty fleet to zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicles with an eye on 2050

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The cumulative on-road passenger vehicle fleet mix for one scenario developed by ARB staff that achieves the 2050 GHG emission reduction goal. ZEV sales must constitute nearly 100% of new vehicles in 2040 for ZEVs to constitute approximately 87% of the on-road fleet by 2050. Beyond 2025, ARB notes, the driving force for lowering emissions in California will thus be climate change. Average cost per vehicle across the entire fleet would be $86.

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ICCT: IMO committee agrees to establish first climate framework for international shipping

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This strategy, which represents the first global climate framework for shipping, includes quantitative GHG reduction targets through 2050 and a list of candidate short-, mid-, and long-term policy measures to help achieve these targets. Meeting the strategy’s 2050 target will require near-term policies to significantly improve the fuel efficiency of the global fleet and to promote the development and deployment of low- and zero-carbon fuels and propulsion technologies.

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Study Finds Availability of Low-CO2 Electricity and Hydrogen May Paradoxically Delay Large-Scale Transition to Electric and/or Hydrogen Vehicle Fleet

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Left, global light-duty fleet in the electric-favoring case; right, the hydrogen-favoring case. In both electric- and hydrogen-favoring cases, availability of low-carbon electricity and hydrogen prolonged the use of petroleum-fueled ICE vehicles. For example, the study found that the availability of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has a major impact on the lowest cost passenger vehicle fuel and technology choice.

2010 206

EC proposes 30% CO2 reduction from 2021 to 2030 for light-duty vehicles

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The proposal also includes the already established EU fleet wide targets for 2020/2021 of 95 g CO 2 /km for passenger cars and 147 g CO 2 /km for light commercial vehicles, both of which are based on the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) test procedure. The incentive covers both zero-tailpipe-emission vehicles such as battery electric or fuel cell vehicles and low-emission vehicles having tailpipe emissions of less than 50 g CO 2 per km—these are mainly plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Ports of LA, Long Beach approve 2017 Clean Air Action Plan; targeted GHG reductions; zero-emissions on-road drayage by 2035

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The strategies include: Identifying clean engine milestones for new trucks entering the port drayage registries and creating a rate structure and incentives that encourage faster turnover to near-zero and zero-emission trucks, with the goal of transitioning to a zero-emission on-road drayage fleet by 2035. Developing infrastructure plans to support terminal equipment electrification, alternative fuels and other energy resource goals.

2017 150

Obama climate plan calls for new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018; cleaner fuels and investment in advanced fossil energy

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Among the transportation-related elements of US President Barack Obama’s new climate action plan, which he is outlining today in a speech at Georgetown University, is the development of new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty vehicles post-2018. In 2011, the Obama Administration finalized the first fuel economy standards for Model Year 2014-2018 for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, and vans. Preparing the US for the impacts of climate change.

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DeCicco: Transportation GHG reduction policy should focus upstream on fuel supply rather than downstream on choice of fuels in vehicles

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John DeCicco at the University of Michigan argues that to reduce transportation sector greenhouse gas emissions, the proper policy focus should be upstream in sectors that provide the fuel, rather than downstream on the choice of fuels in the automobile. More specifically, he suggests that other than supporting fundamental R&D, programs to promote alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) “ are not currently warranted for climate protection. In a new working paper, Prof.

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California Air Resources Board unanimously adopts Advanced Clean Cars Package

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In a unanimous vote on Friday, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) regulatory package ( earlier post ), launching California into another round of major automotive regulations for model years 2015-2025 that are designed to deliver cleaner air, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to help build the future market for battery-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles. credits, while a 300-mile fuel-cell electric vehicle receives 3.5

2012 225

Study concludes significant additional transport policy interventions will be required for Europe to meet its GHG reduction goal

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EU climate policy aims to limit the global mean temperature increase from anthropogenic climate change to below 2 °C. A detailed survey of these technologies, their likely future techno-economic characteristics, and the uncertainty involved was carried out by the Technology Opportunities and Strategies toward Climate-friendly Transport (TOSCA) project. This step was iterated with an estimation of demand changes. R&D plus fuel cell electric vehicle subsidy.

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EPAs GHG Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles; Special Credits To Encourage PHEVs, BEVs and FCVs

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Yesterday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National High Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly established increasingly stringent greenhouse gas emission standards under the Clean Air Act for 2012 through 2016 model-year vehicles and fuel economy standards under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy program, respectively. mpg if all improvements came from fuel economy) and 34.1 L/100km) fuel economy level, respectively.

2010 206

UC Davis buys 6 NFI electric Xcelsior CHARGE buses using California state contract

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Unitrans has pursued alternative fuels for nearly a decade, a strategy accelerated by the California Air Resources Board’s adoption of the Innovative Clean Transit regulation in 2018, which mandates the state’s public transit agencies to transition to 100% zero-emission bus fleets by 2040.

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IEA working paper highlights potential role of natural gas in reducing global road transport CO2

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The global natural gas vehicle fleet has grown rapidly in the last 10 years, but still represents less than 1% of global transport fuel consumption. The paper, which evaluates the potential costs and benefits of using natural gas as a vehicle fuel for road transportation, as well as the policy related to its market development, is intended to elicit comments and debate. Tags: Climate Change Emissions Heavy-duty Natural Gas

2010 186

MIT Report Outlines System-Oriented Coordinated Polices for Reduction in Light-Duty Vehicle Petroleum Use and Emissions

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The approach balances reducing the fuel consumption of both new and in-use vehicles, while encouraging the displacement of petroleum by less carbon-intensive, non-petroleum alternatives. The recommended policies would require manufacturers to make more fuel-efficient cars; encourage consumers to buy them; and then drive them in a fuel-efficient manner. Vehicle fuel consumption depends on the combination of powertrain and fuel used, as well as how the vehicle is driven.

2010 181

Senators Kerry and Lieberman Release Details of Energy and Climate Bill; Incentives for Electric Drive and Natural Gas Vehicles

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Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the details of their long-anticipated energy and climate change legislation on Wednesday, 12 May. Significant tax incentives encourage the conversion of trucks and heavy-duty fleets to natural gas vehicles. Kerry-Lieberman takes fuel providers out of the market. Then refineries and fuel providers sell fuel, competing as they have always done to offer the best product at the best price.

2010 188

California Energy Commission Adopts $176M Green Transportation Plan

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The Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program’s Investment Plan allocates $176 million over the next two years to stimulate green transportation projects and encourage innovation to help meet the state’s aggressive climate change policies. Investment Plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. Tags: Climate Change Hydrogen Plug-ins Policy

2009 150

Manitoba Vehicle Standards Advisory Board Recommends Adopting California GHG Vehicle Standards and Supporting Complementary Programs

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In its report, Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Passenger Vehicles in Manitoba , the Advisory Board also recommends a number of complementary programs and measures focused on consumers as well as the existing fleet of light-duty vehicles. Develop and demonstrate vehicle and fuel advancements. The Vehicle Standards Advisory Board was formed as a condition under the Climate Change and Emissions Reduction Act.

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Manhattan Beach, The South Bay’s Greenest City

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I hope you’re as happy and energized as I am about Obama’s impending Presidency and his game-changing energy and environmental appointments. The Creative Greenius says you can now expect a bold United States policy on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, a rapid shift away from carbon-based fuels to renewables and a science-based approach to water policy and other critical resources. Change is but mere weeks away. Climate Action Plan. Happy New Year!

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MITEI releases report on 3-year study of future mobility; technological innovation, policies, and behavioral changes all needed; “car pride” an issue

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The report is the culmination of MITEI’s three-year Mobility of the Future study, which is part of MIT’s Plan for Action on Climate Change. areas of inquiry: The potential impact of climate change policies on global fleet composition, fuel consumption, fuel prices, and economic output.

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Berkeley Lab analysis finds autonomous electric taxis could greatly reduce US LDV GHG emissions

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Their paper appears in the journal Nature Climate Change. Right-sizing is cost-effective for both the fleet owner and for passengers, and small one- and two-seat vehicles are being explored by researchers and companies. Right-sizing assumes a fleet of taxis managed by a single entity. This was based on costs for maintenance, fuel, insurance, and the actual cost of the vehicle (assuming a five-year loan). Autonomous driving Electric (Battery) Emissions Fleets

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SunLine Transit receives $12.5M for five H2-powered buses, H2 generating station in Coachella Valley

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California Climate Investments is awarding a $12.5-million grant to SunLine Transit Agency for five new zero-emission New Flyer hydrogen fuel cell buses. The grant also supports the development of the largest hydrogen fueling station in the US of its kind, from Hydrogenics, using electricity and renewable energy to generate clean hydrogen. The project will collect 12 months of performance data to be used to help further commercialization of fuel cell technology.

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California Energy Commission approves $95M plan for clean transportation investments; zero-emission infrastructure

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $95-million plan for critical clean transportation investments to expedite the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and help the state reach its climate, air quality and other goals. The -2020 Investment Plan Update for the CEC’s Clean Transportation Program (formerly known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program) allocates $85.2

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IEA World Energy Outlook view on the transport sector to 2035; passenger car fleet doubling to almost 1.7B units, driving oil demand up to 99 mb/d; reconfirming the end of cheap oil

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Change in primary oil demand by sector and region in the central New Policies Scenario, 2010-2035. At a high level, the report notes that there are few signs that the urgently needed change in direction in global energy trends is underway. The passenger vehicle fleet doubles to almost 1.7 Alternative technologies, such as hybrid and electric vehicles that use oil more efficiently or not at all, continue to advance but they take time to penetrate markets.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $2.6M for natural gas vehicles

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The awards are expected to support the purchase of more than 125 new natural gas vehicles; funding comes from the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. The Energy Commission previously awarded approximately $29 million to help buyers afford new, alternative-fueled passenger vehicles, buses, and trucks. Fleets Natural Gas Policy

2012 223

Total BEV sales in California at 8.9% of 2030 goal

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As part of the AB 32 climate change program, Executive Order B-48-18 administratively created a goal of 5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California roads by 2030.

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ITF: measures to decrease road freight CO2 emissions

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However, achieving climate change targets will also require the widespread adoption of solutions that are not yet fully developed, whether in logistics or technology. Naturally, much of the discussion on the cost-benefit comparison of decarbonizing alternatives—particularly on alternative fuel solutions for long- haul heavy trucks—is based on assumptions about future technological developments that are uncertain.

2018 218

California Air Resources Board releases proposed Advanced Clean Car package: LEV III, GHG and ZEV rules to transform the California fleet; ZEVs and TZEVs to be 15+% of new vehicle sales by 2025

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The ZEV regulation—along with new LEV III criteria pollutant and GHG standards—can be the catalyst to the process of transforming the California light-duty fleet, ARB staff suggests. The package also includes provisions that will ensure adequate fueling infrastructure is available for the increasing numbers of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles planned for deployment in California. Certification fuels. Clean Fuels Outlet. Clean Fuels Outlet 2012.

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California Energy Commission approves almost $700K for alt fuel projects

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The California Energy Commission approved $678,889 to projects that will boost the number of alternative fuel vehicles on the state’s roadways. The awards were made through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. The award recipients are: Upland Unified School District was awarded $278,889 to update its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

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California Energy Commission adopts $100M investment plan for 2013-2014 for green vehicles and fuels

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The California Energy Commission unanimously adopted the 2013-2014 Investment Plan Update to support the development and use of green vehicles and alternative fuels. The update sets funding priorities for the approximately $100 million in annual state funds under the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology (ARFVT) Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. 20 million for hydrogen fueling infrastructure.

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California Air Resources Board Launches $20M in Funding Assistance for Heavy-Duty Hybrid Trucks and Buses

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The California Air Resources Board launched a $20 million funding assistance program designed to spur the purchase of hybrid trucks and buses that reduce smog-forming pollution and address climate change. Funding incentives range from $10,000 to $45,000 and each vehicle purchaser, regardless of the size of their fleet, is limited to a maximum of 100 vouchers. Hybrid vehicles also reduce smog-forming emissions while saving vehicle owners money in reduced fuel costs.

2010 181

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, IVECO and ENGIE collaborating to promote natural gas in Europe starting from Belgium

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This collaboration is in line with the implementation of the DAFI Directive (Directive 2014/94 - Deployment of Alternative Fuels Infrastructures), with a particular focus on certain countries and regions, starting from Wallonia, Belgium. In line with COP 21, the Walloon strategy envisages that 50% of its public fleet vehicles, in need of replacement, will run on alternative fuels starting from 1 January 2017, and the percentage will rise to 100% starting from 1 January 2030.

California Energy Commission drafts $100M 2011-2012 investment plan for Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

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The staff of the California Energy Commission has prepared a draft 2011-2012 Investment Plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, its third year of program funding. California Assembly Bill 118 (Núñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007), created the Alternative and. Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. develop and deploy alternative and renewable fuels and advanced transportation.

2011 193

ExxonMobil expands participation in MIT Energy Initiative’s low-carbon research; Mobility of Future study

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The study—part of MIT’s five-year Plan for Action on Climate Change—examines how the complex interactions between advanced drivetrain options, alternative fuels, refueling infrastructure, consumer choice, vehicle automation and government policy will shape the future for personal mobility.

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155 businesses and industry groups send letter of support for California LCFS in current and possibly more stringent future forms

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As California policymakers consider options to extend the state’s landmark climate change laws to 2030 and beyond, 155 businesses and industry groups sent a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon in support of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)—in its current form and also in its potentially more stringent future state. Fuels LCFS Policy Regulations

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Report: California cumulative PEV sales at 10.5% of 2030 goal; true ZEVs at 5.6%

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True ZEVs—battery electric vehicles and the handful of fuel cell electric vehicles—are at 5.6% Accounting for normal fleet turnover rates and reductions from persons moving out of California, PEV sales would need to be 2.9 As part of the AB 32 climate change program, Executive Order B-48-18 administratively created a goal of 5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California roads by 2030.

2019 172

California Energy Commission launches Drive website for info on alt fuels, vehicles

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) has unveiled “ Drive ”, a new website providing industry professionals, fleet managers and consumers with information about greener transportation choices for the 21 st century. The new website presents a much needed, clear view of the state’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.

2011 181

DOE to award $12.5M to improve efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks as part of new tech track for US-China initiative

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Alternative fuel combustion. Fleet-level operational efficiency improvements (intelligent scheduling, driver assistance, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, platooning, and other levels of automation). Projects that demonstrate systems-level fuel efficient technologies must be matched with the duty cycle of the specific truck application to deliver the expected fuel savings. China Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty Hybrids

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