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Category: Green

Canada’s Oil Province Buys BYD Electric Buses

Canada’s Oil Province Buys BYD Electric Buses

| June 2, 2017

St. Albert in Canada’s oil producing province of Alberta has launched three BYD K9S electric buses as part of the provincial government’s move to broaden its public transportation network in a sustainable manner. Four more electric buses are scheduled to hit the streets of St. Albert by the end of the year. Last year the […]

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Commercial Fleets and Municipalities Show How to Save Fuel, Improve Air in Chicago

Commercial Fleets and Municipalities Show How to Save Fuel, Improve Air in Chicago

| May 30, 2017

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition announced that in 2016 its member fleets displaced nearly 26.5 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum and reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by 230,000 tons. This represents a six percent increase in fuel savings over 2015 and a two percent improvement in emissions. “Our Clean Cities member fleets are going the […]

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Missouri and Michigan Residents Oppose Weakening of Federal Vehicle Emission Standards

Missouri and Michigan Residents Oppose Weakening of Federal Vehicle Emission Standards

| May 30, 2017

New legislation introduced by primary sponsor Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) that would weaken federal fuel economy standards is opposed by a majority of Missouri and Michigan residents according to the National Resources Defense Counsel. The group issued a statement by Rhea Suh, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, which states: “This bill is another […]

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Ryder to Offer Renewable Diesel in San Francisco

Ryder to Offer Renewable Diesel in San Francisco

| May 15, 2017

Ryder has announced that it has begun to offer renewable diesel (RD) fuel, at its San Francisco, Calif. fueling facility. According to Chris Nordh, Ryder Director for Global Fuel Products, “Not to be confused with biodiesel, RD goes through a hydrotreating process instead of a transesterification process through which an ASTM D975 compliant diesel product […]

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Sacramento Pilot to Test 13 All-Electric School Buses

Sacramento Pilot to Test 13 All-Electric School Buses

| May 12, 2017

MotivPower Systems, in partnership with school bus manufacturer Trans Tech, is bringing Zero-emission school buses to the Sacramento region as local school districts lead the way in transitioning school bus fleets from diesel to all-electric. Elk Grove Unified School District and Twin Rivers Unified School District will be receiving buses thanks to a $7.5M grant […]

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BYD Debuts Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

BYD Debuts Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

| May 4, 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, has introduced its class 8 battery-electric refuse truck. According to the company, the new vehicle “represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is 100 percent battery electric.” BYD’s 10-ton payload refuse truck provides 76 miles of range with minimal […]

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