Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport adds two BYD electric buses

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has aded two BYD battery-electric buses. Atlanta is one of three airports to purchase BYD buses and has reduced its emissions by 70 metric tons since the launch of its two buses.

Atlanta’s MARTA orders 6 Xcelsior CHARGE 40-foot electric buses from New Flyer

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Order marks MARTA’s first electric bus purchase from New Flyer, joins over 40 North American agencies with active zero-emission bus programs supported by New Flyer. announced that the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has awarded New Flyer with a new order for six Xcelsior CHARGE zero-emission, battery-electric forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses.


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Atlanta gets $5.4 million to buy its first electric commuter buses


million in federal grant funding will be awarded to the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority to purchase electric buses. more… The post Atlanta gets $5.4 US Senators Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) announced late today that more than $5.4

Atlanta's Success In Electric-Car Sales Highlights Incentives Role

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While West Coast cities have a reputation for electric-car friendliness, there''s also an Eastern success story--one in which purchase incentives play a major role. Georgia offers buyers of new electric cars a tax credit of up to $5,000--among the highest offered by any state--which is on top of the $7,500 income-tax credit offered by the Federal

Transit and transportation agencies form national Automated Bus Consortium; initial purchase of 75-100 automated buses

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Created by AECOM, a fully integrated infrastructure firm, the Consortium intends to accelerate the deployment of automated transit technologies and will combine the purchasing power and collaborative decision-making of these founding transit agencies nationwide. The Consortium will make an expected initial purchase of 75 to 100 full-sized, automated buses.

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UPS makes largest purchase of renewable natural gas yet in the US: 170M gallon equivalents over 7 years

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to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. RNG is a key part of UPS’ strategy to increase alternative fuel consumption to be 40% of total ground fuel purchases by 2025, supporting the logistics leader’s efforts to reduce the absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its ground fleet 12% by 2025. Atlanta, Ga.; UPS announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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

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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. 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.

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Automated Bus Consortium issues RFP to procure up to 70 full-size Level 4 automated buses

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Participants in this program include founding member agencies Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, MetroLINK, Michigan Department of Transportation/Office of Future Mobility and Electrification, Capital Area Transportation Authority, Michigan State University, and Huron Transit Corporation.

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Ozinga Energy and Ingevity to field adsorbed natural gas bi-fuel pickup

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Ozinga Energy has purchased an ANG-equipped Ford F-150 and installed a dedicated, low-pressure fueling appliance at its headquarters in Mokena, Illinois. SoCalGas (of Sempra Energy) in California and Atlanta Gas Light in Georgia announced demonstration fleets in 2019.

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Fight To Watch: Georgia Plans To Alter Electric-Car Tax Credit

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Over the last two years, the metropolitan Atlanta area has become one of the single best sales regions for the Nissan Leaf electric car. That''s due to a $5,000 Georgia state tax credit for the purchase of a battery-electric vehicle, which can be used to cut state income-tax liability over one, two, or three years.

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Will Georgia's $5,000 Electric-Car Tax Credit Be Axed In 2015?

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Early this year, we wrote about efforts in the Georgia state legislature to kill the state''s $5,000 income-tax credit for purchasing a battery-electric vehicle. Among the most generous state incentives in the nation, Georgia''s credit has put the metropolitan Atlanta area among the top areas where electric cars are sold and widely used.

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USDOT announces $84.9M through Lo-No program to expand advanced bus technologies

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Eligible projects include the purchase or lease of buses powered by modern, efficient technologies. The City and Borough of Juneau will receive funds to purchase new electric buses to replace aging diesel buses, associated charging infrastructure, and a back up generator. The City of Tucson will receive funds to purchase electric buses with dedicated charging stations and provide maintenance and first responder training for the new technology.

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Eco real estate

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Christopher Matos-Rogers’ Tesla parked outside the Atlanta Realtors Center. When Christopher Matos-Rogers launched a new career as an Atlanta-area real estate agent a decade ago, he had just spent five years as a marine biologist and he knew what was up with climate change.

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Karma using independent dealers and company centers for launch or Revero plug-in hybrid

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Karma Atlanta. Classic Atlanta. Wanxiang Group purchased the assets of Fisker Automotive in 2014, choosing the Karma Automotive name for the new company in 2015. Karma Automotive’s planned distribution strategy will use both independent dealers and also company owned brand-experience centers to sell and service the new high-end Revero plug-in hybrid.

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USDOT FTA announces $182M in Low-No grants for transit vehicles & facilities nationwide

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FTA’s Low-No Program supports transit agencies in purchasing or leasing low- or no-emission buses and other transit vehicles that use technologies such as battery electric and fuel-cell power to provide cleaner, more efficient transit service in communities across the country. million to purchase electric chargers and make improvements at its East Liberty Garage to support future electric buses as part of its planned bus rapid transit system.

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Raven Transport to deploy 115 additional heavy-duty LNG trucks; Clean Energy expands refueling network

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Clean Energy will support this fleet by opening truck-friendly natural gas fueling stations in Atlanta, Ga.; Raven purchased its expanded natural gas truck fleet from Rush Truck Center – Jacksonville, Fla., Custom Vehicle Solutions, another Rush Enterprises company, then completed the installation of Chart LNG fuel systems purchased through Clean Energy’s tank pricing program.

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UPS to invest $130M in > 700 natural gas vehicles and infrastructure; > $1B invested in alt fuels since 2008

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UPS will deploy the new CNG vehicles on routes to utilize the new CNG stations as well as adding to existing natural gas fleets in other UPS locations including Atlanta, Ga.; The initiative will help UPS reach its 2020 goal of one in four new vehicles purchased being an alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicle.

2018 163

ICCT paper assesses leading regional EV markets in US and policies behind them

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regulation, purchasing incentives), local policy (e.g., There are substantial purchase incentives in California, Colorado, Connecticut, North Carolina, and Washington. Twelve of the 26 metropolitan areas have six or more city-level actions in place to promote electric vehicles: Ann Arbor, Indianapolis, Boulder, Fort Collins, Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, Seattle, Portland, San Jose, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco.

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BP acquiring upstream portion of Clean Energy’s renewable gas business for $155M

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Clean Energy will buy renewable natural gas fuel from BP and collect royalties on gas purchased from BP and sold as Redeem at it stations. and Atlanta, Ga. BP will acquire the upstream portion of Clean Energy’s renewable natural gas business and sign a long-term supply contract with Clean Energy to support the firm’s continuing downstream renewable natural gas business.

2017 163

Ford names first markets for the Focus Electric

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Ford Motor Company has named the first markets that will sell the Focus Electric, Ford’s all-electric passenger car: Atlanta; Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Los Angeles; San Francisco; San Diego; New York; Orlando, Fla.; The Focus Electric initial markets were chosen based on several different criteria including existing hybrid purchase trends, utility company collaboration and local government commitment to electrification.

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Top 15 Nissan LEAF markets in US in 2013

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Atlanta, a “New Wave” EV market that has nabbed the Nº 3 spot due to a number of factors including congestion where LEAF performs well, state incentives and HOV and HOT access. In Atlanta, Nissan workplace outreach has resulted in more than 100 LEAF sales to Southern Company employees. Illinois provides a $4,000 state tax incentive for purchases and reduced registration fees. Texas is planning to offer a $2,500 state rebate for EV purchases.

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Ford opens limited reservations for 2012 Focus Electric; starting at $39,995

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The 19 launch markets include: Atlanta, Austin and Houston, Texas; Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Orlando, Fla., Markets were chosen based on several criteria, including commuting patterns, existing hybrid purchase trends, utility company collaboration and local government commitment to electrification.

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BMW i and EVgo expanding ChargeNow DC Fast program; 500 more fast chargers in US; no-cost DC and Level 2 for BMW i3 drivers

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Eligible BMW i3 customers in ChargeNow DC Fast markets, who purchase or lease the BMW i3 on or after 1 November 2015, from a BMW i Center can enroll in the program. ChargeNow DC Fast markets include: Atlanta, GA. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW of North America announced, in cooperation with NRG EVgo, the expansion of the ChargeNow DC Fast program. Earlier post.)

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THINK Releases US EV-Ready Cities Index

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Rounding out the top ten were Newark, Seattle and Atlanta. THINK developed the EV-Ready Cities Index to measure which markets are most likely to begin and benefit from the transition to electric vehicles, providing an objective comparison of the EV purchase and usage incentives as well as the market fit for EVs. City Purchase/Usage. Atlanta. Electric vehicle maker THINK released its first US EV-Ready Cities Index.

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Pike Research projects California, New York and Florida to lead US in PEV sales

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Dallas, Philadelphia, Houston, Atlanta and Washington DC are not expected to show strong sales of PEVs; all are forecast to have fewer than 28,000 PEVs in their markets by 2017. Pike Research forecasts that the top 5 (MSAs) for cumulative electric vehicle purchases between 2011 and 2017 will be: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA. Pike projections of cumulative light duty plug-in electric vehicle sales, 10 largest MSAs by population, 2011-2017. Click to enlarge.

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UPS collaborating with Workhorse to deploy 50 electric trucks; rivaling acquisition cost of conventional; no subsidies

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UPS will test the vehicles primarily on urban routes across the country, including Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles. The initiative will help UPS attain its goal of one in four new vehicles purchased by 2020 being an alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicle.

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UPS to add 1,400 new CNG vehicles over next year; building 15 new CNG fueling stations

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UPS announced plans to purchase and deploy 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year, representing a 27.5% To support the purchase and planned deployment of the 1,400 new CNG vehicles, UPS plans to build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations. The cities are Atlanta, Ga.; UPS CNG package truck. Click to enlarge. increase to UPS’ current industry-leading alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet of 5,088 vehicles worldwide.

2015 182

UB study finds passenger car drivers more likely to die in crashes with SUVs, regardless of crash safety ratings

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The study is being presented 16 May at the annual meeting of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine in Atlanta. Consumers should take into consideration the increased safety of SUVs in head-on crashes with passenger vehicles when purchasing a car.

2013 176

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

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Atlanta). Natural Gas Credit Purchase system; deliver technical and safety workshops. Purchasing Agreements; train and deploy Energy Coaches who will work. model codes, ordinances, purchasing guidelines and incentives; conduct.

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Pike Research forecasts US plug-in vehicle penetration rates to be highest in smaller states

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Pike Research forecasts that the top 5 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) for cumulative electric vehicle purchases between 2011 and 2017 will be: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA. Despite being large MSAs in terms of population, Dallas, Philadelphia, Houston, Atlanta, and Washington, DC are not expected to show strong sales of PEVs, with all forecast to have fewer than 28,000 PEVs in their respective markets.

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Clean Energy to build new CNG stations for multiple transit agencies and large school district; agreements with trucking, refuse and others

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The North Kansas City School District will replace 124 school buses with new CNG buses with an option to purchase an additional 30 over the next 10 years. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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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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DeKalb County’s DeKalb County/Metropolitan Atlanta Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle Project. The project will convert local landfill gas (LFG), a renewable fuel source, to compressed natural gas and develop five CNG fueling stations throughout the metro-Atlanta area. Team partners will purchase a total of 191 commercially available light- to heavy-duty alternative-fuel and advanced-technology vehicles.

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US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The winning project proposals (by award amount) are: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, Georgia: $10,800,000. Stationary Fuel Cells and Hybrid Transit Buses Incremental Costs: The purchase of diesel-electric hybrid transit buses and stationary fuel cells for use in the statewide bus system in Connecticut. This grant would allow ConnDOT to upgrade the upcoming purchases of buses and would fund the incremental cost of a hybrid bus compared to a conventional bus.

2009 218

Canoo Pickup, Kia EV6, Honda and Mini EV Plans: EV Week in Review – Mar 9-15

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The company recently executed a purchase and sales agreement on an engineering facility in Tunica , according to Yahoo! Another crazy week in the world of EVs, with lots of announcements on the automaker and battery front.

Perspective: Despite Solyndra’s death, the future of solar energy is sunny

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The United States spends almost $500 billion annually purchasing energy from other countries. Atlanta: Oct 28, 2011. by Steven Pleging, CEO/President of Quantum Solar Power Corp. I believe that the loss of industry players Solyndra, Evergreen, and SpectraWatt opens the market for more innovative solar companies to succeed with smarter tactics and mainstream products that fit into existing manufacturing models.

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President Obama Announces 48 Projects to Receive $2.4B in Grants for Next-Generation of Batteries and Electric Vehicles; To be Combined with $2.4B in Industry Cost-Share

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400 million in grants to purchase thousands of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles for test demonstrations in several dozen locations; to deploy them and evaluate their performance; to install electric charging infrastructure; and to provide education and workforce training to support the transition to advanced electric transportation systems. State of Colorado State of Georgia Fort Collins, CO Boulder, CO Atlanta, GA.

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