Indianapolis Works Toward Totally Electrified City Fleet

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But some of the biggest gains in reducing emissions and running costs are likely to come from vehicle fleets. While individual car owners may suddenly have to take a car 100 miles instead of their usual 25, that's far rarer for municipal fleets.

Indianapolis plans to add 425 PHEVs and BEVs to municipal fleet by 2016

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The City of Indianapolis will upgrade 425 non-police-pursuit sedans in its muncipal fleet to plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles by early 2016, cut the size of the fleet by 100 vehicles, and save $8.7 The Indy fleet would be the largest municipal fleet of electrified vehicles in the US. The cars will be distributed throughout the fleet based on the needs of city fleet drivers and their departments, and be branded as Indy’s “Freedom Fleet”.

San José International deploys 10 Proterra electric buses in airport fleet

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Mineta San José International Airport’s (SJC) has deployed a fleet of 10 Proterra battery-electric buses that will transport passengers and their luggage between SJC’s parking lots, rental car center, and terminals. The electric bus fleet is anticipated to reduce ozone emissions by 1.1

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Mayor of Indianapolis announces plan to modernize city fleet to plug-ins and CNG by 2025

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Calling it a vital national security issue, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard (a retired Marine officer and Gulf War veteran) signed Executive Order #6, 2012 making Indianapolis the first city in the nation to require the purchase of either electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles for the city’s non-police fleet, and the use of CNG in heavy-duty vehicles. Mayor Ballard also outlined steps to modernize the entire city fleet to electric or plug-in hybrid by 2025.

Indianapolis becomes USA first to switch to plug-in vehicles

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Indianapolis is to become the US’ first city to convert its entire municipal non-police fleet to electric and plug-in hybrids by 2025. The mid-west city of Indianapolis is an [.].

Which City Will Have Most Hybrids, Electric Cars In Its Fleet?

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When it comes to deploying plug-in electric cars in municipal fleets, Indianapolis appears to be leading the way. The city announced last week that it will replace 425 non-police-pursuit vehicles with electric cars and plug-in hybrids by early 2016, as it works toward a goal of converting the entire fleet to "post-oil technology" by 2025.

XL to launch plug-in hybrid electric Ford F-250 pickup at NTEA Work Truck Show

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XL, a provider of connected vehicle electrification solutions for commercial, utility and municipal fleets, will unveil a plug-in hybrid electric version of the popular Ford F-250 pickup truck at the NTEA Work Truck show, 5-8 March in Indianapolis. Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

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XL Hybrids and Knapheide Manufacturing complete more than 100 installations of XL3 powertrain on fleet vehicles

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developer of hybrid electric powertrains for commercial vans and trucks, and Knapheide Manufacturing Company, one of the leading commercial vehicle equipment providers in North America, announced that Knapheide has completed more than 100 installations of XL Hybrids’ XL3 powertrain on fleet vehicles: Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cargo vans. XL Hybrids, Inc.,

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XL Hybrids unveils first hybrid-electric Ford F-250 at 2018 NTEA Work Truck Show

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XL Hybrids will display three fleet-ready, electrified pickup truck solutions at NTEA’s Work Truck Show next week in Indianapolis. This will be the first time that Ford F-250 trucks can be ordered by fleet customers with hybrid-electric technology. Conversions Fleets Hybrids

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Four new corporate partners join DOE National Clean Fleets Partnership

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Four new corporate partners—Best Buy, Johnson Controls, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Veolia—are joining the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Clean Fleets Partnership, a broad public-private partnership that assists the nation’s largest fleet operators in reducing the amount of gasoline and diesel they use nationwide. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the new partners at Green Truck Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana.

THINK delivers 17 EVs to utility fleet customers and employees in Indiana

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THINK has delivered 17 THINK CIty electric cars to utility fleet customers and employees in Indiana. received 10 electric THINK City cars, and the remainder were delivered to Indianapolis Power & Light for company fleet use. Electric utilities and their employees are a natural extension of our fleet strategy. THINK has contracted with Tom Wood Automotive in Indianapolis to support the sale and service of THINK City electric cars in the metropolitan area.

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Revenge of the Electric Car

Smart will be launching a test fleet of 250 electric cars in selected areas, including: Portland, San Jose, Indianapolis, Orlando, and the Washington, D.C. Read more in the article: Smart to Launch Test Fleet of Electric Cars. Smart To Launch Test Fleet of Electric Cars. DETROIT—Smart USA, the mini-car maker owned by Daimler AG, is launching a test fleet of electric vehicles this fall in select regions of the U.S. Indianapolis; Orlando, Fla.;

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Lightning Hybrids introducing hydraulic hybrid system on walk-in box truck

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The system, which does not have electric batteries, uses this otherwise wasted energy for acceleration, supplementing power from the internal combustion engine to reduce fuel costs for fleet owners and greatly cut emissions. Fleets Hybrids Hydraulic Hybrid

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XL launches PHEV Ford F-250; 50% improvement in fuel economy

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XL unveiled its plug-in hybrid electric Ford Super Duty F-250 pickup truck ( earlier post ) at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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Lightning Hybrids secures order for 35 hydraulic hybrid systems from Kiessling Transit

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This partnership with Kiessling Transit is a significant milestone for Lightning Hybrids and a testament to the success and benefits of our system in providing a cost-effective and elegant solution for large fleets. This program will demonstrate that it’s possible today to make existing fleet vehicles significantly cleaner and more efficient with a high-tech, computer controlled system built on proven and sustainable hydraulic technology. Fleets Hybrids Hydraulic Hybrid

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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. In 2016, UPS used more than 61 million gallons of natural gas in its ground fleet, which included 4.6 UPS also purchased 50 additional LNG vehicles that were deployed in Indianapolis, Ind.; Fleets Infrastructure Natural Gas

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XL Hybrids enters installation and distribution partnership with Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products; expands hybrid drive system to Ford E-series vans

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Leggett & Platt CVP will incorporate XL Hybrids’ hybrid powertrain directly into its existing ship-thru process, thus providing a one-stop shopping experience for commercial fleets. Most of the vehicles for commercial fleet customers pass through upfitters to be modified, Ashton says.

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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Transitioning the fleet to all electric will eliminate emissions from diesel buses and emissions from shipping diesel fuel by barge 900 miles from Seattle. The City of Fairfield will receive funding to purchase all-electric, zero-emission Proterra 35' Catalyst E2 buses and supporting charging infrastructure as part of their Alternative Fuels and Fleet Replacement policy, which focuses on transitioning to an all-electric fleet. Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation.

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THINK electric cars arrive in Indiana

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Duke Energy in Plainfield, Indiana, took 10 of the vehicles; with the remainder going to Indianapolis Power & Light for company fleet use. The US state of Indiana is among the first to go electric after THINK delivered 17 of its THINK City electric cars to customers and employees across the region. According to THINK [.]. Electric cars Green cars TH!NK NK Ener1 Indiana Think THINK City electric cars

XL Hybrids XL3 powertrain technology now available on diesel commercial van

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Special financing options are available to XL Hybrids’ customers to retrofit current fleet vehicles and pay for the hybrid system over time. XL Hybrids is unveiling a Reach van with the XL3 system in the company’s booth at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show, 4-6 March at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. XL Hybrids, Inc. announced its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System is now available on the Reach commercial van from Isuzu and Utilimaster.

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XL Hybrids expands its hybrid electric powertrain technology to Ford E-Series cutaway and strip chassis

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developer of hybrid electric powertrain technology for commercial fleets, introduced its new XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for cutaway and strip chassis vehicles, extending its patent-pending technology to a new vehicle platform. The XL Hybrids’ charge-sustaining powertrain installs in just five hours, and has zero impact on fleet operations because there are no special plugs, charging or fueling infrastructure, driver training, or maintenance requirements. XL Hybrids, Inc.,

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Alliance AutoGas unveils Propane Port Fuel Direct Injection system for Ford F-150

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At the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis this week, AAG will display two vehicles with the new Propane-PFDI technology offering participants the opportunity to view the new autogas system. Propane autogas is the most popular alternative fuel world-wide, proven in more than 28 million vehicles, and we must always be prepared to meet the demand of fleets throughout the country.

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VIA Motors and Verizon to collaborate on extended range electric work vehicles; evaluation for possible wide-scale application

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Verizon and VIA Motors will collaborate to develop and to demonstrate plug-in electric work vehicles using VIA’s proprietary eREV (extended range electric vehicle) technology ( earlier post ) and evaluate the technology for possible wide-scale application into Verizon’s fleet. In independent testing, VIA’s eREV pickup trucks have demonstrated up to 100 miles per gallon in typical fleet driving.

US DOE Awards $300 Million in Clean Cities Grants to Support Alternative Fuels, Vehicles, and Infrastructure Development

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The project will deploy 502 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles through 119 public and private fleets throughout the state. Clean Energy Coalition’s CEC Michigan Green Fleets Initiative. Fleets include transportation authorities, cities, school districts, the University of Michigan, FedEx, and Meijer. The fleets include two utility fleets, five cities and towns, three counties, ten private companies, two state fleets, ten school districts, and two universities.

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3M completes certification process for its first CNG Tank

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x 60 inch tank is designed for light- and medium-duty pick-up trucks and corporate fleet vehicles. The tank will be showcased at the NTEA Work Truck Show, 6-8 March in Indianapolis, Ind. x 60 inch tank, which it will incorporate in its fleet vehicles. Chesapeake is currently converting its fleet of nearly 5,000 vehicles to run on natural gas. 3M recently completed the NGV2-2007 certification process for its first compressed natural gas (CNG) tank. Earlier post.)

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Rolls-Royce T56 engine enhancement for USAF C-130 shows 9.7% reduction in fuel consumption, 22% increase in reliability

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A final report on the test data is expected later in the year, with Accelerated Mission Testing under way at Rolls-Royce facilities in Indianapolis. engine enhancement will enable the USAF to continue to operate its C-130H fleet until 2040, and a USAF analysis estimated its long-term savings from the program could exceed $2 billion.

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Duke Energy and ITOCHU to assess second-life applications for Li-ion automotive batteries

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Duke Energy and ITOCHU’s program builds upon their involvement in Project Plug-IN, a large-scale public/private EV initiative based in Indianapolis. To determine the technical feasibility and commercial viability of these second-life applications, Duke Energy and ITOCHU will first gather and analyze data from at least 2,000 kWh of Ener1 lithium-ion batteries deployed in a fleet of approximately 80 Think plug-in EVs. Duke Energy and Tokyo-based ITOCHU Corp.

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Allison Transmission introduces more fuel-efficient xFE transmission models for buses; up to 7% improvement

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While individual fleet results will depend heavily on the duty cycle, testing at customer fleets on four continents and in cities ranging from St. Production began last month in Indianapolis. Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. announced a new series of bus transmissions that incorporate the latest advances in fuel economy technology.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day today by unveiling the first four of what will be a fleet of 250 battery-powered minivans for the U.S.

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

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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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CleanFUEL USA and Ferrellgas Working Together on Propane Refueling Network in US

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The companies expect to break ground on the first Dallas-Fort Worth station in the third quarter of 2010, which will be followed with projects in Austin, Baton Rouge, Chicago, Indianapolis, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, San Antonio and St. The DFW metroplex is the fourth largest metro area in the country with many school districts, municipal entities and private businesses operating fleet vehicles with propane.

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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Indianapolis, IN. Indianapolis, IN. Potential locations in IN : Anderson, Morristown, Greenfield, or Indianapolis Fargo, ND. Louis, MO; Deployment: 11 partner fleets. Diamond Bar, CA Manufacturing: Galesburg, MI and Elizabethtown, KY; Deployment: 50 different utilities and fleets. Demonstrate a fleet of 378 trucks and shuttle buses. Manufacturing: Michigan; Deployment: several utility partners’ fleets.

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Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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The finances of e-motorcycle companies are also more stable thanks to the recent focus on the fleet market, which provides a reliable base to pursue new market strategies and new customers in 2014. presence in Indianapolis.

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Obama Administration launches series of actions to accelerate EV adoption; inc. $4.5B in loan guarantees, pursuing 350 kW fast charge

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Indianapolis Power & Light Company. Expanding the EV fleet. The Office of Federal Sustainability is inviting State, county and municipal government fleets to join forces with Federal agencies to maximize their collective buying power, and aggregate their EV and charging infrastructure purchases. Municipal fleet electrification. FPL also commits to continue to place EVs into its fleet when possible.

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RMI Launches Project Get Ready to Help Communities Prepare for Plug-ins

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Community members in Portland, Oregon; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Raleigh, North Carolina soon expanding to the Triangle region have already agreed to work with RMI’s Project Get Ready. I think this approach will lead to a faster and better arrival for plug-in vehicles and I am thrilled to have Portland, Indianapolis, and Raleigh in the conversation. Corporate/city/state fleets commit to buy a certain number of plug-ins (RFPs for major purchases or conversions).

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Study: Reducing Future Transportation CO2 Emissions to Kyoto Protocol Levels Will Require Combination of Vehicle Technology and Smart Growth

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The research, led by Associate Professor Brian Stone, shows that expected levels of CO 2 emissions from cars and trucks in 2050 could be reduced back to close to 2000 levels if the full vehicle fleet was converted to hybrid electric vehicles—a greater reduction in CO 2 emissions than achieved by two smart growth scenario modelled in the study. HEV Fleet Scenario (HEV). Spak (2009) Mobile Source CO 2 Mitigation through Smart Growth Development and Vehicle Fleet Hybridization.

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GM Files Voluntary Chapter 11; Agreements with US Treasury and Canada; New GM Expected in 60-90 Days

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Indianapolis, Ind. GM also reaffirmed its commitment to improve the fuel efficiency of its vehicle fleet, meet or exceed new federal fuel economy and emissions regulations, and push ahead with advanced propulsion technology. General Motors Corp. reached agreements with the US Treasury and the governments of Canada and Ontario for the creation of a smaller, self-sustaining “New GM”.

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