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. Maven Gig vehicles are available for flat weekly rates that include the car, unlimited miles, insurance (minus deductibles) and maintenance. 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.

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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.

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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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Laredo Bus Facility Solar Canopies: Provide shade structures with integrated, grid tied photovoltaic cells to be erected on the bus storage lot at the Laredo Bus Maintenance Facility. It would also fund stationary fuel cells to provide primary and emergency back-up power for the bus maintenance and storage facilities. Install photovoltaic capacity to generate “green” hydrogen: Install multiple PV modules at its Central Maintenance Facility in Hayward.

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

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The system also uses no mechanical transmission, a significant maintenance item on conventional diesel buses. 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.

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