Virginia Governor signs legislation and executive order beginning transition of state vehicles to natural gas, electricity or other alternative fuels

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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has signed two pieces of legislation that promote the use of natural gas, electric or other alternative-fueled vehicles in the Commonwealth. He also signed a new executive order setting out the state alternative fuel plan required by House Bill 2282. The Virginia Office of Fleet Management Services oversees approximately 4,000 passenger-type vehicles, used by more than 175 state agencies and institutions.

California Energy Commission approves plans to invest nearly $500M in electricity R&D and alternative fuels

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One will fund clean energy research that benefits electricity ratepayers. Another is an annual clean transportation investment plan that is designed to spark innovation in projects that will help transform California’s fleet to meet greenhouse gas and clean air goals. The clean energy research plan is a $388-million investment funded by the Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC). EPIC is funded by electricity ratepayers of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.,

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US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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These projects put more than 9,000 alternative fuel and energy-efficient light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles on the road, and establish 542 refueling locations across the country. The vehicles and infrastructure being funded include the use of natural and renewable gas, propane, ethanol, biodiesel, electricity, and hybrid technologies. The program includes the installation of 10 alternative fuel refueling sites (two B20, one Electric Recharging, and seven CNG).

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Electrification Coalition and FleetAnswers launch partnership to provide electrification resources for commercial fleets

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The Electrification Coalition ( earlier post ) and FleetAnswers have formed a partnership to provide online resources on plug-in electric vehicle deployment to US commercial fleet operators. The content will be available in the Alternative Fuel section on the FleetAnswers website. FedEx’s early fleet adoption of electric vehicles is the subject of a case study that is part of the Electrification Coalition/FleetAnswers partnership.

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DOE to award $11M to 20 new Clean Cities projects for alt fuel cars and trucks

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is [link] about $11 million to 20 new projects to help states and local governments to develop the infrastructure, training, and regional planning needed to help meet the demand for alternative fuel cars and trucks, including vehicles that run on natural gas, electricity, and propane. Vehicle Workgroup and create a strategic plan for statewide natural gas. vehicle implementation; establish a Minnesota green fleet recognition.

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

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), IVECO (a brand of CNH Industrial) and ENGIE (Global Energy Player) are broadly collaborating to promote natural gas vehicles and infrastructure in Europe. 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. Europe LNG Natural Gas

ICCT: available low-carbon fuels can reduce CI of on-road transportation fuels in Pacific Coast region by 14%–21% by 2030

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Fuel carbon intensity reduction from 2015-2030 from fuel deployment scenarios for the Pacific Coast region. A new study from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and E4tech finds that the targets adopted or proposed by British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels can be met with a range of low-carbon fuel options. —Chris Malins, ICCT’s fuels program lead. Fuels LCFS Policy

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China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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Print E-mail Text Size: China puts its electric vehicles on center stage From:WSJ April 22, 2009 Chinese auto makers are unveiling a slew of battery-powered cars and other energy-efficient vehicles at this weeks Shanghai auto show that could make them more globally competitive and eventually help address the air pollution that chokes many Chinese cities. Among the most notable: a gas-electric hybrid Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Chrysler developing electric sports.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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GM has announced plans for public sales in 2010, and almost every carmaker now says it will sell PHEVs or highway-speed battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sometime after 2010. Has shown some concept fuel-cell PHEVs. Shifted earlier focus to all-electric Focus in 2011 with Magna. General Motors Chevy Volt series PHEV, which it calls "extended range electric vehicle" (EREV), part of "E-Flex" multi-fuel platform. Plans "large demonstration fleet" late 2009.

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