Franklin County Schools in Alabama purchases 44 propane-powered school buses

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Navistar’s IC Bus brand has received an order for 44 CE Series school buses by Franklin County Schools in Alabama, powered by the Power Solutions International (PSI) 8.8-liter LP propane engine. Purpose-built for the school bus industry, the CE Series with PSI propane engine is designed to provide diesel-like performance with higher torque at lower engine speeds.

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Yosemite first US national park to purchase electric buses from Proterra

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Yosemite National Park will add two Proterra Catalyst electric buses to its fleet. Yosemite is the first US National Park to add zero-emission buses to its shuttle fleet permanently. Last year, the National Park Service (NPS) recorded 331 million visits. This August alone, the parks attracted 40 million people nationwide with 609,676 visitors at Yosemite.

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30 cities join to explore $10 billion electric-car purchase

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cities is discussing a major purchase of electric cars for their municipal fleets. While federal policies to reduce vehicular emissions of carbon dioxide are now back in the limelight, it's a different story on the state and local level. A group of 30 U.S. The cities have jointly asked automakers for cost and feasibility estimates of providing. government fleet sales plug-in cars cities fleet

New York adds electric-car purchase incentives, Minnesota may follow

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Purchase incentives have proven to be a powerful tool for electric-car adoption in those states that offer them. And now it seems two more states may be ready to join that group. New York has just added budget provisions for an electric-car incentive program during the upcoming fiscal year, and Minnesota is close to passing similar measures as. New York Minnesota incentives plug-in cars state laws transportation policy

Senate tax plan leaves electric-car purchase credit in place

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income-tax credit for purchase of an electric car took a new turn on Thursday. The battle over early termination of the U.S. HR1, the draft Tax Cut and Jobs Act introduced in the House of Representatives, would end the credit as of December 31. The U.S. Senate version of the tax-reform bill introduced late Thursday, however, retains the credit. Politics senate tax credit taxes plug-in cars

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Ontario, Canada, Boosts Electric-Car Purchase Rebate Amounts

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As U.S. electric-vehicle advocates are well aware, a handful of states have reduced or killed incentives for plug-in vehicles over the past year, adding some headwinds to sales. Earlier this month, the Canadian province of Ontario took the opposite approach, expanding its plug-in electric vehicle incentive program. It's a welcome tailwind. The new. Politics rebates Canada incentives plug-in cars Ontario

What will be your next green-car purchase? Poll results

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Well, that was decisive! Our readers are clearly, unquestionably, absolutely intending to switch from driving on fossil fuels to driving on grid electricity. That's the only conclusion we can draw from the results of our most recent Twitter poll, this one on what respondents planned to buy for their next green car. DON'T MISS: What effect will. plug-in cars Polls

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Virginia proposes state-tax rebate up to $3,500 for electric-car purchase

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Virginia is for lovers—and it may soon be for lovers of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, too. Virginia House Delegate David A. Reid [D-32nd] has proposed a bill, expected to hit the House floor Wednesday, that would see buyers of electric vehicles receive a state-tax rebate of up to $3,500. Currently, Virginia's green-car incentives are. Plug-In Hybrids incentives tax credit plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) state laws Virginia

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Big Blue Bus receives nearly $900K to purchase 58 new Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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Big Blue Bus will use the grant approved by the MSRC partially to fund the purchase of 58 new Cummins-Westport 8.9L million from the Federal Transit Administration, to purchase nine new CNG buses. In California, Big Blue Bus (BBB) will receive $870,000 from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee’s (MSRC) Near Zero Engine Incentive Program. ISL G Near-Zero (NZ) 0.02 NO x engines.

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California Governor signs legislation requiring the state to purchase zero-emission heavy-duty trucks and buses

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California Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 739 , authored by Assemblymember Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), which requires at least 15% of vehicles, with a gross vehicle weight of more than 19,000 pounds that are newly purchased by state agencies, to be Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) beginning in 2025, and at least 30% of those vehicles to be ZEV beginning in 2030.

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China Decides Electric Cars Are Important Enough To Waive Tax On Their Purchase

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After a slow start, electric cars could take another step forward in China as the country decides to waive its 10 percent purchase tax on the vehicles. It''s the latest effort by the country''s policymakers to address China''s pollution and energy independence issues. Electric car sales have been abysmal in China while those in the U.S, Europe and

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Fuelling car sales: Economy named top reason for car purchases

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Being green is big money, according to a new study, which shows that fuel economy has the biggest influence on car purchasing decisions than any other factor.

Massachusetts To Offer Rebates For Plug-In Electric-Car Purchases

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A rebate program for electric-car purchases was announced last week by Governor Deval Patrick, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette (via the Sierra Club). Massachusetts is about to give its residents a reason to plug in. The program will provide state residents who buy or lease a new plug-in car with a rebate of up to $2,500 at the

Texas restores $2,500 electric-car purchase rebate, except for Teslas

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Ah, Texas, the state that was formerly a nation and continues to do things slightly differently. Its politics is bare-knuckle, its hats are big, and so are its ranches. It also generates more renewable wind energy than any other state in the union. Its auto-dealer lobbyists, however, are equally large and powerful. DON'T MISS: Tesla Loses Legal. Politics rebates dealers incentives Tesla Motors plug-in cars Texas state laws

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King County Metro Transit to purchase 120 battery-electric buses by 2020, 73 from Proterra

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As part of this commitment, Metro will purchase up to 73 battery buses from Burlingame, Calif.-based Federal funding often helps pay for Metro’s new bus purchases. King County, Washington, Executive Dow Constantine announced that King County Metro Transit will acquire 120 battery-electric buses by 2020. based Proterra. The first 20 are scheduled to go into service this year and 2019. Metro serves Seattle and the rest of King County.

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Electrovaya secures C$4.3M purchase orders from Walmart Canada for forklift battery systems

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has secured initial purchase orders worth approximately C$4.3 The benefits of Electrovaya’s ELivate batteries were demonstrated through extensive testing by the retailer in its distribution warehouses and by the forklift OEM, before this purchase order was issued. Electrovaya Inc. million (US$3.51 million) under a contract with Walmart Canada for its forklift battery systems.

The Curious Case Of New York's Missing Electric-Car Purchase Incentive

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Electric-car advocates in many states have found that purchase incentives can be one of the most effective ways to encourage greater adoption. As neighboring states reap the benefits of rebate programs, it's likely to make New York electric-car advocates green with envy. While the state has made some efforts to expanding electric-car adoption, it. Green New York incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

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Indian Government Adds Electric-Car Purchase Incentives To Boost Sales

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Government incentives have been vital to electric-car adoption in the many countries that have enacted them so far. Offering cash or tax reductions for buying electric cars, or offering perks like parking or carpool lane access, can go along away toward getting hesitant buyers over the hump. Now, India is trying to do just that with a national. India incentives Mahindra plug-in cars reva transportation policy

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Feds Block Purchase Of Chinese BYD Electric Buses In Long Beach

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Plans by the California city of Long Beach to purchase BYD electric transit buses has hit another speed bump. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) may block the purchase of the Chinese company''s buses, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reports (via ChargedEVs).

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Texas Electric-Car Purchase Rebates Up To $2,500 To Start Soon

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Texas will soon become the latest state to reward electric-car buyers with a check. The Lone Star State will implement a rebate program, announced last fall, that will give $2,500 rebates to owners of plug-in cars, Charged EVs reports. The program was approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in November 2013 with an intended

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UPS to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents a year of renewable natural gas from Big Ox Energy; largest RNG commitment to date

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UPS announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy (a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC) to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year. This is the largest investment in RNG to date for the company, and the agreement runs through 2024. Use of RNG yields up to a 90% reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions when compared to conventional diesel.

Maritz Research study finds 42% say fuel economy is extremely important in new vehicle purchase

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More than 40% of consumers view fuel economy as “extremely important” when considering a new vehicle purchase today, up 13.5% Thirty-seven percent of consumers say fuel economy will have the “greatest impact” on their next vehicle purchase. Forty-six percent of younger buyers (Millenials) say fuel economy is “extremely important” in the new vehicle purchase decision—the greatest percentage among all age groups.

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City of Montreal signs a framework agreement for the purchase of Nissan LEAF EVs for municipal fleet

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The purchase of electric vehicles is a step towards achieving our goal of 30% reduction by 2020 of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to 1990. The City of Montreal, Canada has signed a two-year framework agreement with Cité Nissan Gabriel SEC to supply LEAF EVs for the municipal fleet. This agreement reflects the commitment of our Administration to develop the electric vehicle sector.

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

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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. 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.

British Columbia Brings Back Electric-Car Purchase Rebates

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Yesterday, the Province of British Columbia announced the return of its Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) incentive program, effective April 1. The program''s return was the culmination of months of behind-the-scenes efforts by electric-vehicle advocates throughout the province. The so-called Phase 2 of the program largely restores incentives from Phase. Green British Columbia Canada Politics incentives plug-in cars state laws transportation policy

New York City awards $3.8M multi-year contract to Envision Solar to purchase EV ARC solar-powered EV chargers

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New York City has issued a three-year contract to purchase Envision Solar International’s EV ARC products. The first units purchased through this contract were delivered earlier in May and were featured at the City’s 29 th Annual Fleet Show at the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows. The contract has a posted initial value of $3.8 million and an optional one-year renewal at the end of the three-year term.

Chevrolet purchasing and retiring up to $5M in carbon credits to help 11 colleges pay for efficiency projects

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Chevrolet is purchasing carbon credits worth up to $5 million to help 11 colleges in the US pay for energy efficiency-based carbon reductions. This helps ensure campuses can continue to receive funding from companies’ carbon purchases long after Chevrolet completes its carbon-reduction initiative next year. The GM brand will retire the carbon credits to benefit the climate instead of using them to offset the emissions of Chevrolet vehicles or operations.

Ballard receives purchase orders for 102 fuel cell systems for telecom backup

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Ballard Power Systems has received purchase orders for 102 fuel cell power generation systems to be delivered to its new Southeast Asian distributor, Cascadiant Inc. The purchase orders for 102 systems include direct hydrogen ELECTRAgen-H2 systems, to be deployed in the network of an Indonesian service provider in order to meet short duration runtime backup power requirements.

FTA LoNo grant recipients to purchase 35 Proterra electric transit buses

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million, to purchase 35 Catalyst buses, bringing Proterra’s total number of firm orders to 287 vehicles from 38 cities across the United States. Proterra announced that eight new and existing customers have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission (LoNo) Vehicle Deployment Grants. The 2016 LoNo grant winners will use their funds, a total of $22.8

Vision Industries receives $27M purchase order for 100 hydrogen fuel cell plug-in hybrid Class 8 Trucks

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Vision Industries has finalized the purchase order agreement for 100 hydrogen fuel cell plug-in hybrid Tyrano Class 8 trucks ( earlier post ) with Total Transportation Services, Inc. The purchase agreement also allows TTS-I to purchase an additional 300 Vision trucks, bringing the total value of a contract to approximately $108 million dollars. This Purchase Order demonstrates that the trucking industry has embraced the zero-emission platform.

Linde purchases 20 LNG-fueled trucks for North America; 20% of 2012 tractor purchases

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Linde, a global leader in the growing liquefied natural gas fueling market, is purchasing 20 LNG-fueled trucks. The trucks, expected to be on the road later this year, will account for 20% of Linde’s 2012 tractor purchases and will be integrated into Linde’s fleet of 700-plus trucks carrying cryogenic gases to customers throughout North America.

Cummins to purchase SCR doser assets from Hilite International

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The purchase price was not disclosed and the acquisition, expected to close in the third quarter of 2012, is subject to German regulatory approval. Hilite SCR doser injection nozzle. Click to enlarge. Cummins Inc.

Electric Car Purchase Incentives? They're Normal in Normal

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While the federal government has a blanket $7,500 tax credit available for anyone who purchases an eligible electric ca, each state is at liberty to apply its own incentives to encourage people to make the switch from gasoline to electric cars. The amount of additional incentives varies from state to state, but now residents of the town of Normal

Norwegian Post becomes first European customer for Transit Connect Electric van with 20-unit purchase; targeting 30% reduction in CO2 by 2015

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Norway Post has signed a contract to purchase 20 Transit Connect Electric vehicles, with an option to order more vehicles in the future. Norwegian Post Ford Transit Connect Electric. Copyright: Norwegian Post. Click to enlarge.

Clemson, SC purchases 10 Proterra electric buses

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Clemson Area Transit (CATbus) has purchased ten 40' Proterra Catalyst E2 buses and related charging infrastructure. CATbus purchased the Proterra Catalyst E2 buses in part with $3.9 The ten-bus purchase complements the six Proterra buses already servicing the City of Seneca, S.C. The CATbus transit vehicles will be manufactured in Proterra’s East Coast Manufacturing Facility, located in nearby Greenville, S.C. . Serving 1.9

UMTRI: average sales-weighted fuel economy of purchased new vehicles in US dropped 0.2 mpg in May from April

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The average sales-weighted fuel economy (adjusted EPA window sticker value) of new vehicles purchased in the US dropped 0.2 The University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index (EDI) is a national index that estimates the average monthly amount of greenhouse gasses produced by an individual US driver who has purchased a new vehicle that month. mpg in May from the level in April to 23.7 mpg US (9.9

J.D. Power: types of new LDVs purchased and profile of buyers are changing rapidly; increase in financially less-qualified buyers

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While sales of new light vehicles in the United States continued at a brisk pace in March 2012, the types of vehicles being purchased, as well as the types of buyers and the average transaction price are rapidly changing, according J.D. Power and Associates’ Power Information Network (PIN), which collects transaction data on hundreds of thousands of new retail vehicle purchases and leases each month.

US Senate Armed Services Committee produces markup limiting DoD purchase of biofuels and prohibiting construction of biorefineries

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being obligated or spent for the production or sole purchase of. The US Senate Committee on Armed Services completed its markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. The bill emerging from the Senate committee authorizes $631.4 billion for national defense programs. The bill authorizes $498.0 million more than the President’s request for the base budget of DOD and $301.0

Valero purchases 11th ethanol plant; increases total capacity to 1.3B gallons per year

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Valero Renewable Fuels Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, has purchased a corn ethanol plant in Mount Vernon, Ind. from Aventine Renewable Energy-Mt. Vernon, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, Inc. The plant has an annual production capacity of 110 million gallons and uses Delta-T technology, similar to the process already in use at Valero Renewables’ ethanol plant in Jefferson, Wis.

NRC report recommends ways to overcome barriers hindering purchases of PEVs; vehicle cost, battery tech and consumer knowledge among others

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The task of the committee of experts and stakeholders writing the report was (1) to identify market barriers slowing the purchase of PEVs and hindering the deployment of supporting infrastructure in the United States and (2) to recommend ways to mitigate those barriers. The purchase of a new vehicle is typically a lengthy process that often involves substantial research and is strongly affected by consumer perceptions.