SUPERVALU unveils new natural gas powered truck fleet and fill station

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has purchased 35 Class 8 Volvo trucks that operate on compressed natural gas (CNG). 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.

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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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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. Statewide Paratransit Bus Hybrid Program: Purchase 31 paratransit hybrid buses to replace 31 gas and diesel vehicles.

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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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million in grant funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the DOE to help offset the incremental cost to purchase and deploy these heavy-duty hybrid trucks that are designed to meet the operational demands of local goods movement. 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.

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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Summer Update

Plug In Partners

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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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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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 British Columbia Auto Association recently released a hybrid cost comparison study , concluding that you will still pay a premium to purchase a hybrid, but over five years, many models come close in cost to their conventional counterparts - some will even save you a few dollars. Hybrid sport utility vehicles may be the best overall choice for consumers and auto manufacturers alike.

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