UPS sets 2017 goal of 1 billion alternative fuel miles

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Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased investments in alternative fuel vehicles, and retooled routes that shaved 12.1 million miles from ground deliveries. UPS also set a new alternative fuel goal of one billion cumulative miles (from a baseline of the year 2000) driven by alternative fuel/advanced technology vehicles by 2017, said David Abney, UPS Chief Operating Officer—more than double the previous goal of 400 million miles.

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UPS hits target of 1 billion alternative-fueled miles one year early

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UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory” of now more than 7,200 alternative fuel vehicles. UPS’ long-term commitment to sustainability is transforming commercial transportation and logistics, spurring growth in the clean fuels market and enabling critical engineering advances.

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Federal Highway Administration establishing national ‘Alternative Fuel and Electric Charging’ Network

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The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced 55 routes that will serve as the basis for a national network of “alternative fuel” corridors spanning 35 states. The network includes 48 national electric vehicle charging corridors covering nearly 25,000 miles in the 35 states. Drivers can expect either existing or planned charging stations within every 50 miles.

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UPS to use biomethane for Memphis and Jackson alternative fuel fleet

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The deal is part of an initiative announced earlier this year by UPS to significantly expand its use of renewable natural gas in UPS’s alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The company has a goal of driving one billion miles with its alternative fuels fleet—known as the Rolling Laboratory—by the end of 2017. of total gas and diesel purchased was displaced by using these alternative fuels.

Chevrolet and GMC expand alternative fuel fleet offerings; expanded CNG/LPG lineup

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PSI is one of North America’s largest and most experienced providers of integrated turn-key, alternative-fuel powertrain solutions. V-8 engine with hardened valves and valve seats to PSI, which in turn will install the fuel system and other hardware and ship directly to Chevrolet and GMC dealers in all 50 states. All PSI-modified vehicles are covered by Chevrolet and GMC’s five-year/60,000-mile (whichever comes first) limited powertrain warranty.

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Junkyard Find: 2017 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell

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That said, I never expected to find a four-year-old hydrogen fuel-cell car, more than a thousand miles from the only state in […]. The post Junkyard Find: 2017 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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EIA: China promoting both fuel efficiency and alternative-fuel vehicles to curb growing oil use

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To counter this trend triggered by China’s rapid motorization, the Chinese government is adopting a broad range of policies, including improvements in the fuel economy of new vehicles and the promotion of alternative-fuel vehicles, EIA notes. Under the Energy Saving and New Energy Vehicle Plan for 2012 to 2020 released in 2012, average passenger car fuel economy is targeted to increase to 34 miles per gallon (6.9 l/100 km) by 2015 and 47 miles per gallon (5.0

2014 193

Texas awarding up to $5.7M for alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles

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million in grants to eligible individuals, businesses, governmental entities, and school districts, to replace older diesel vehicles with new alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles. For the purposes of this program, eligible alternative fuel vehicles are limited to those powered by the following: electricity, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, propane (LPG), or a mixture of fuels containing at least 85 percent methanol by volume (M85).

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California Energy Commission awards more than $17M to support alternative fuel and infrastructure projects

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $17,223,593 for eight projects including alternative fuel production, plug-in truck demonstrations, EV charging station deployment, and infrastructure planning. The awards were made through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. Pipeline transport of fuel and waterless processing will result in near-zero production emissions at the facility.

2013 181

Swiss WTW study finds important role for alternative fuels as well as alt drivetrains in move to low-emissions vehicles

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A comprehensive analysis of well-to-wheel (WTW) primary energy demand and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the operation of conventional and alternative passenger vehicle drivetrains in Switzerland has concluded that alternative combustion fuels—not only alternative drivetrains such as PEVs or FCVs—play an important role in the transition towards low-emission vehicles. Total lifetime driven distance is 150,000 km (93,206 miles).

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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.

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UPS announces alternative fuel miles target

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Many major companies are fighting to reduce their carbon footprint: but few are setting goals as lofty as UPS. The delivery company has released its annual sustainability reporting announcing that even though the number of packages it shipped during 2012 increased, it was able to lower its total gr[.]. Latest News Green cars Green credentials

US DOE launches cost calculator to compare emissions and operating costs for alternative fuel and conventional vehicles

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The Vehicle Cost Calculator, an easy-to-use tool that allows users to compare emissions and lifetime operating costs of specific vehicle models, including conventional cars and trucks, as well as vehicles running on alternative fuels such as electricity, ethanol, natural gas, or biodiesel. The calculator also lets users enter information such as driving habits, local ZIP code, price of fuel, and potential tax credits to personalize their results.

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ClearRefining Process Upgrades ULSD to Lighter, Cleaner-Burning Fuel; Nevada Designates it an Alternative Fuel

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Nevada-based Advanced Refining Concepts, LLC, (ARC) has developed a process—called ClearRefining—for the upgrading of ultra-low sulfur diesel to a lighter, cleaner burning, higher quality fuel. The GDiesel product was recently designated as an alternative fuel by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) due to the reduction in criteria emissions stemming from GDiesel use. The result is GDiesel fuel. Tags: Diesel Fuels

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2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell rated at 366 miles of range by EPA

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sales of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, though it was beaten to market early last year by the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell. hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehiclesThe Toyota Mirai has taken the lead in U.S. Through September, Toyota has sold 710 of its four-person Mirai sedan—though up to half of those sales came in August to employees and others connected to Toyota. We're close to.

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USPS Swaps Out 3% of Fleet for More Fuel Efficient or Alternative Fuel Vehicles

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The balance of the GSA purchase for the Postal Service will be more fuel-efficient, four-cylinder vehicles, which will replace aging vehicles at postal offices and facilities across the country. The 1,900 flex-fuel and hybrid vehicles from GSA will bring the total number of alternate fuel-capable vehicles in the Postal Service fleet to more than 43,000 (about 19.6%). Using 35 delivery vehicles in Florida that run on propane fuel.

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Maritz study finds growing but still low US consumer awareness about alternative fuel technologies; knowledge gap and confusion a sales challenge for OEMs

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Results of a survey released by Maritz Research demonstrates that while US consumer awareness about alternative fuel vehicles continues to grow, only about one in five consumers state they are “very familiar” with any alternative-fuel technologies. When asked to name an alternative fuel technology other than gasoline powered automobiles, 56% said electric vehicles while nearly a third identified gasoline-electric hybrids.

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Ryder’s natural gas truck fleet surpasses 30 million miles

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Ryder System’s fleet of natural gas vehicles has surpassed 30 million miles. million gallons of diesel fuel with lower emission domestically produced natural gas. Customers can tap into Ryder''s knowledge of natural gas and rapidly evolving alternative fuels maintenance network, along with its highly trained and experienced technicians, to ensure the safe operation, maintenance, and fueling of natural gas vehicles.

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Feature: Are Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars The Future?

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There is another option, though, in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The Toyota Mirai is the best-selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Hydrogen moves through the stack to the oxygen, and the fuel cell strips down the hydrogen molecules into protons and electrons and creates electricity.

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UPS accelerates use of ORION routing optimization software; reducing 100M miles driven annually at full deployment

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UPS expects its ORION (On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation) routing system ( earlier post ) to reduce the distance driven by its drivers by 100 million miles annually when fully implemented in 2016. The company expects additional benefits including annual savings of 10 million gallons of fuel and more than $300 million when ORION completes US implementation. UPS’ ORION routing system uses data from customers, drivers and vehicles to reduce miles driven on delivery routes.

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XL Hybrids customers hit 4M mile mark with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive retrofit system

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announced that fleet customers of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System retrofit system have logged a cumulative total of four million on-road miles. Customers are driving their service, delivery and cargo fleets more than 500,000 miles per month, a number that is increasing monthly. XL Hybrids said it would provide more detail during the Southeast Alternative Fuels Conference, 23 October. XL Hybrids, Inc.

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Why Isn't The 2016 Chevy Volt A Flex-Fuel Plug-In Hybrid That Can Use E85 Ethanol?

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It's better-looking, quicker, quieter, and has a significantly longer all-electric range of 53 miles. It is not, however, certified to use E85, the fuel blend containing 85 percent ethanol, and so it's not classified as a. Green Biofuels Carbon Footprint alternative fuel vehicles e85 ethanol flex fuel plug-in carsThe 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has received numerous accolades, including this site's Best Car To Buy 2016 Award.

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DOT, EPA unveil joint proposal for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards: 49.6 mpg CAFE, 163 g/mile GHG in 2025; flexibilities and incentives

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) formally unveiled their joint proposal to set stronger fuel economy and greenhouse gas pollution standards for Model Year 2017-2025 passenger cars and light trucks. harmonized with NHTSA’s CAFE standards, are projected to require 163 grams/mile of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) in model year 2025. The 163 g/mile limit would be equivalent to 54.5 corresponding vehicle fuel economy target.

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NPC report to Energy Secretary finds light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles could reduce per-mile GHG at least 40% by 2050; additional strategies required for further reductions

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Projected range of impact of demand, fuel efficiency improvements, and alternative fuel-vehicle systems on light-duty fleet GHG emissions. evolve at an accelerated rate, depending on the speed of technology advancements and the economic viability of alternative fuels and vehicles, according to a comprehensive report approved and presented to the Secretary of Energy by the National Petroleum Council (NPC).

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Toyota Advanced Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle Achieves 431 Mile Estimated Range; Toyota Targeting Commercialization Within Six Years

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The Toyota Highlander Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle – Advanced (FCHV-adv) ( earlier post ) achieved an estimated range of 431 miles on a single full tank of compressed hydrogen gas, and an average fuel economy of 68.3 miles/kg (approximate mpg equivalent) during a day-long trip down the southern California coast. On 30 June 2009, two fuel cell vehicles, two Toyota Technical Center engineers, an SRNL engineer and a NREL engineer completed a 331.5 miles/kg.

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UPS adding 200 more series hybrid delivery trucks

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UPS will add 200 new series hybrid electric delivery trucks to the company’s growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. Equipped with lithium ion batteries and a range-extender engine, these trucks will deliver significant fuel economy equivalency gains, approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle. UPS operates one of the largest alternative fuel and advanced technology fleets in the US.

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US has more than 68,800 electric vehicle charging units

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A DC fast charger adds 60 to 80 miles of range per 20 minutes of charging, while a Level 2 charger adds 10 to 20 miles of range per one hour of charging. Source: Alternative Fuels Data Center. As of May 2019, there were more than 68,800 Level 2 and DC fast charging units throughout the United States. Of that total, 16%, or approximately 10,860 units, were DC fast chargers that make long-distance travel more practical for electric vehicles (EV).

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DHL Express is piloting first hydrogen truck throughout Deutsche Post DHL Group

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DHL Express is the first within Deutsche Post DHL Group to test hydrogen-fueled trucks for the long haul. In a globalized world, sustainable and clean fuels are essential for climate-neutral logistics. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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15 miles per gallon, thank you very much. Tags: electric cars general motors alternative fuels toyota mark phelan No, I'm not referring to John McCain or the other remaining defenders of the Iraq adventure, predicated on so many lies. I'm speaking about Mark Phelan, columnist for the Detroit Free Press. You see Phelan was in North Carolina recently to test drive the new Toyota Tundra. one of the ever-larger vehicles that has catapulted Toyota's profitability.

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San Diego, Long Beach adding New Flyer electric buses to fleets

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New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG battery-electric buses provide up to 525 kWh of power and 250 miles of range on a single charge. LBT plans to lower its environmental impact over the next 10 years by converting its fleet to 100% alternative fuels by the end of 2021, and to zero-emission within the next decade. The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has awarded New Flyer of America a contract for 12 battery-electric, 60-foot articulated Xcelsior CHARGE NG transit buses.

UPS to invest $100M more in compressed natural gas, CNG vehicles and related infrastructure

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UPS plans to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The CNG fueling stations and vehicle purchases totaling $100 million are part of UPS’ ongoing commitment to diversify its fuel sources and reduce its environmental impact. That allows us to invest for the long-term, rather than planning around near-term fluctuations in fuel pricing.

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Argonne study finds BEVs can have lowest scheduled maintenance costs, but highest cost of driving

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Previous analyses of TCO, particularly those dealing with alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), have often focused on the purchase cost and the fuel cost. cents per mile, while a conventional internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV) totals 10.1 cents per mile.

EPA Trends on EVs and PHEVs; beginning of a “measurable and meaningful impact” on new vehicle fuel economy and emissions

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The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual report “Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends” ( earlier post ) has, in its past editions since its inception in 1975, treated alternative fuel vehicles—electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs), and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles—separately from gasoline and diesel vehicles, with the vast majority of its analysis limited to gasoline and diesel vehicles only.

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DOE awards $13.4M to 5 projects focused on energy efficient mobility systems

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million in support of five new cost-shared, community-based projects focused on energy efficient mobility systems including connected and autonomous vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure including natural gas, propane, biofuels, hydrogen, and electricity. will receive $1 million to pilot “last mile” electric bus services. million to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure throughout the southeastern United States.

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UPS enters agreement with Clean Energy Fuels for renewable natural gas (biomethane) in the US

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UPS has entered into an agreement to purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) for its delivery vehicle fleet from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. The deal signifies UPS’ plan to expand significantly its use of renewable natural gas for its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The company has a goal of driving one billion miles using its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet by the end of 2017. Clean Energy Fuels, co-founded by T.

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UPS to purchase 10 eVTOL aircraft from BETA, with option for up to 150

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The vehicle has a 1,400-pound cargo capacity, a range of 250 miles and zero operating emissions. UPS has more than 12,000 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles deployed worldwide, and is committed to purchase up to 10,000 electric vehicles from Arrival.

Stellantis investing £100 million to transform Ellesmere Port for BEV production

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Under WLTP conditions, they are capable of up to 174 miles of range. Fiat Professional is also committed to offering electrified and alternatively-fueled versions across its van range.

UPS plans to build 9 additional LNG stations at cost of ~$50M

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UPS plans to invest approximately $50 million to build an additional nine liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations, bringing the total number of stations to 13. The enhanced LNG fueling infrastructure will support the operation of approximately 1,000 UPS LNG tractors that will displace more than 24 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. UPS has used LNG vehicles for more than a decade and has benefited from lower fuel prices compared to imported petroleum.

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DOE awarding $59M to 43 projects to accelerate advanced vehicle technologies research

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Funded through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, these projects include solid-state batteries (15 projects) and power-dense electric motors (5 projects); co-optimized engine and fuel technologies (3 projects); materials for more efficient powertrains (2 projects); and alternative fuels and new energy efficient mobility systems (11 projects).

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Hyundai prices 2018 Ioniq PHEV starting at $24,950; 29 miles all-electric range

For example, in Chicago (calculations via the US Department of Energy (DOE) site) the Ioniq PHEV is responsible for 200 g GHG/mile, upstream and downstream. The Ioniq Electric: 180 g/mile. That picture changes considerably in California, with the PHEV model tagged with 150 g/mile, while the electric carries a burden of 90 g/mile. The Honda Clarity line includes fuel cell, battery-electric and plug-in hybrid versions.) EPA combined fuel economy.

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UPS to invest more than additional $90M in natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; 6 new CNG stations, 440 vehicles

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UPS plans to build an additional six compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 390 new CNG tractors and terminal trucks and 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles to its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. UPS further cements its leadership in the alternative fuel market while continuing to reduce its environmental footprint with this more than $90 million investment in natural gas.

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Efficient Drivetrains introduces CNG PHEV for agriculture work truck applications

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The vehicle combines the benefits of a CNG Fuel system and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) technology and is geared to help agriculture fleets switch from petroleum-based liquid fuels to domestically available, cleaner burning natural gas and electricity. The new vehicle provides 40+ miles of all electric, zero-emissions driving, and range extension utilizing CNG, resulting in a significant elimination of particulate matter that its traditional diesel counterparts expel.

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Tesla Semi order announced by sustainable foodservice product company


“We are excited to incorporate alternative-fuel trucks into our fleet. The Tesla Semi is expected to be equipped with the company’s 4680 battery cells, and it has been announced to have a range of 500 miles per charge.