Veolia Transportation converting 300 of its US taxis to propane autogas; launching Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi fleet

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Veolia Transportation is launching Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi fleet. The company has also installed an autogas fueling station in Baltimore to serve 50 Checker and Yellow taxis. Veolia Transportation is Baltimore City’s largest operator of taxicab services. With the price of propane autogas averaging $1 per gallon less than gasoline, vehicle conversions and fueling infrastructure are particularly cost-effective for fleets such as ours at Veolia.

Baltimore welcomes electric car sharing scheme

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Urban residents in Baltimore, Maryland, have a chance to go green at the city’s Inner Harbour, as manufacturer Electrovaya launched the country’s first electric car sharing programme. Electrovaya has labelled the fleet of emission-free cars a “game changer&# in urban transportation. According to research from the Maryland Energy Administration, Baltimore residents typically travel about 30 miles to work, which is well within the Maya’s range.

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Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to Launch Plug-in Trial; GridPoints Smart Charging Software to Manage Grid Impacts

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Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), a subsidiary of Constellation Energy, has launched a multiyear plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) demonstration project using GridPoint’s smart charging software ( earlier post ). BGE will also evaluate the impact a PHEV fleet has on the company’s carbon footprint.

Maven deploying its first all-electric shared-use fleet in Austin; 20 Chevy Bolts

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Maven is now offering its first all-electric fleet of cars for use in the gig economy; 20 Chevrolet Bolt EVs are available for freelance drivers in Austin, Texas to earn money on their own schedules. Bolt EVs in the Maven fleet have driven 6.5 Maven is excited to offer an all-electric fleet of shared vehicles for the gig economy. Vehicle reservations are now available in Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

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Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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The new medium-duty delivery trucks, added to the company’s existing autogas fleet of 30 Ford trucks of the same model, will also help the company save on maintenance and fuel costs. Deployments in 2016 will include New York City, Boston, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Another propane autogas delivery fleet user is Bimbo Bakeries USA, with 84 Ford F-59 propane autogas-fueled delivery vans for its bread and baked goods.

SUPERVALU unveils new natural gas powered truck fleet and fill station

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The fleet, which operates out of SUPERVALU’s Mechanicsville, Va., and North Carolina, is the largest private fleet of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region. The conversion to natural gas will reduce the fleet’s annual oil consumption by more than 1 million gallons and result in 1,300 fewer tons of greenhouse gas emissions. and Baltimore. SUPERVALU INC. has purchased 35 Class 8 Volvo trucks that operate on compressed natural gas (CNG).

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UPS to add 40 series hydraulic hybrid vehicles to its fleet

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UPS is deploying 40 new medium-duty series hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHVs): 20 in Baltimore and 20 in Atlanta. The HHVs in Baltimore will be deployed immediately while the vehicles in Atlanta will be introduced before the end of 2012. As of 2011, UPS’s alternative fuel and technology fleet has logged more than 240 million miles and is well on track to reach the company’s goal of 400 million miles by 2017.

Plug In Auto Nation

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The Plug-In Partners campaign , launched in January 2006 by the City of Austin and Austin Energy, has attracted nearly 60 cities and counties, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Baltimore and Phoenix , as well as dozens of environmental, national security organizations, business and utility partners. The coalition is working with its partners to generate "soft" fleet orders to demonstrate the potential market for plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Lyft and GM’s Express Drive expands to Colorado and California; adds Bolt EV

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Launching in San Francisco in the summer of 2016 and in Los Angeles by the fall, Express Drive’s California members will have access to vehicles from the largest electric vehicle fleet in ridesharing, including the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV and the extended-range electric 2016 Chevrolet Volt. and Baltimore.

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Eaton to supply EV charging stations to federal EV Pilot Program

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The pilot will integrate electric vehicle technology and charging infrastructure into the federal fleet and federal buildings to the best ways to use the technology in the federal fleet. is a fleet industry service for transportation, energy and environmental projects, and pioneer in the market development of alternative fueled vehicles.

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Summer Update

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The Plug-In Partners campaign has now surpassed 6,000 fleet orders. Soft” fleet orders are a critical component of the Plug-In Partners goal of demonstrating to automakers that a market exists for flexible fuel plug-in hybrids. As fleet orders increase, city governments around the country also continue to join the coalition. Roger Duncan gives Campaign Update The Plug-In Partners National Campaign has now been underway for six months.

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Maryland, DOE and Daimler Trucks North America begin deployment of 143 heavy-duty hybrid electric and hybrid hydraulic trucks

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The official announcement was made at a ribbon-cutting celebration commemorating the first wheels-on-the-ground funded by MHTI at the Nestle Waters North America Deer Park facility in Baltimore. These five partner fleets are the combined recipients of the 143 heavy-duty hybrid trucks and have centered their deployments in Maryland and other clusters nationwide to maximize the impact of mechanic training on hybrid repair, service, and deployment.

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

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CATS’ fleet and financial plans call for the replacement 1998, 1999 and 2007 year diesel buses with new diesel buses in fiscal year 2012. CNG-Hybrid Buses: Purchase CNG-Hybrid buses to replace Ford Diesel vehicles in the ART fleet. Halon 1301 Replacement: The MTA currently has approximately 5 metric tons of Halon 1301 deployed at 24 MTA facilities in and surrounding Baltimore City. Tags: Emissions Fleets Fuel Efficiency Policy Power Generation

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Shell begins market test of Nitrogen Enriched Diesel; lowered fuel consumption

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Heavy-duty truck fleet trials of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Diesel demonstrated a 4.8% It will be offered to both commercial as well as retail customers at select points of sale in the Nashville, TN; Baltimore, MD; and Richmond, Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA areas. Shell Oil Products US has begun a market test of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Diesel, extending the company’s exclusive “Nitrogen Enriched” advanced cleaning system to diesel. Earlier post.)

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CALSTART launching E-Truck Task Force

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The E-Truck Task Force (E-TTF) will include a cross section of fleet users (both those who have e-trucks and those considering purchase) and e-truck vehicle makers and suppliers. The E-TTF will meet periodically throughout this spring and summer, leading to a larger E-Truck Summit session on October 11th as part of the HTUF (Hybrid Truck Users Forum) 2012 National Conference in Baltimore.

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Campaign Begins

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January 24, 2006—Declaring the country’s economy, environmental health and national security at risk, a grassroots coalition of cities including Austin, Baltimore, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle as well as electric utilities and national policy organizations today kicked off a nationwide campaign to urge automakers to accelerate development of plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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BAE Systems reports more than 3,500 HybriDrive series hybrid systems delivered or ordered worldwide

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Seattle and Houston are taking delivery of HybriDrive-powered buses built by Daimler as will Baltimore City, Md., has selected BAE Systems’ HybriDrive to power its new fleet of Gillig Low Floor hybrid buses. BAE Systems announced that its HybriDrive series hybrid electric propulsion system has more than 3,500 units delivered or ordered worldwide. The HybriDrive series hybrid electric system consists of a diesel-powered generator, an electric motor, and an energy storage system.

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PJM/Better Place study finds unmanaged charging of 1M electric cars could add $750M in annual wholesale energy costs; need for CNO-managed smart charging

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The study considered a distribution of 1 million EVs in the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area and modeled the impact of charging the EV batteries in three scenarios: unmanaged charging; consumer-price-incentivized charging; and managed charging via a Central Network Operator (CNO). The greater Washington – Baltimore area was selected for modelling because it already experiences transmission congestion issues and is a targeted area for electric vehicle adoption.

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Hybrid SUVs: Best of Both Worlds

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Chris Baltimore (Reuters) wrote an article about how SUVs are down but not out here. The new-vehicle fleet in 2016 will look remarkably similar to today’s lineup, with pickups, SUVs and large, medium and small cars. Hybrid sport utility vehicles may be the best overall choice for consumers and auto manufacturers alike.

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Wal-Mart Testing Two Different Hybrid Systems and Three Alt Fuels on Class 8 Trucks

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This technology could help Wal-Mart increase its fleet efficiency by up to 25%. The five Peterbilt Model 386 heavy duty diesel-electric hybrids are being tested in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Southern California and the Baltimore/Washington DC region. This technology could help Wal-Mart increase its fleet efficiency by up to seven percent. This technology could help Wal-Mart increase its fleet efficiency by up to two percent. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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Lithium Technology Corporation enters strategic alliance and investment agreement with FN Group for large format Li-ion packs for automotive applications

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The initial amount of cells will be used to build a test fleet of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles with range extender as well as a certain number of Electric Vehicles for an Asian vehicle manufacturer. LTC will contribute its experience with several other automotive applications for its battery cells such as Volkswagen’s Flottenversuch, Karmann’s electric vehicle, and eRUF’s and DesignLine’s hybrid buses, which are operational in Baltimore, MD, New York, NY and at the Charlotte, NC Airport.