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8/27 – Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo – Durham, N.C.

The Sustainable Fleet Technology Conference & Expo showcases the latest and greatest in advanced vehicles, fuels, and technologies including data driven solutions. This conference is a source of on-the-ground experience to increase fleet efficiency and sustainability, while reducing emissions and costs. Come learn from your peers, and experts. Discover tools and techniques that can drive

New ampCNG CNG Fueling Station is Open in Buda

Grand Opening Monday, April 23, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM AMP Americas’ new station is located at 1529 Turnersville Road in Buda, adjacent to US Foods, which will serve as the station’s anchor fleet. One of the nation’s largest foodservice distributors, US Foods will fuel its Buda-based fleet of 50 CNG trucks at

National Clean Cities Funding for FY 2018

The President recently signed the FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bill, which funds the government for the remainder of the current fiscal year.  The bill increases funding for two key programs that support alternative fuels and vehicles: the Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Cities program and the U.S. EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants. The FY 2018

Alternative Fueling Station Locator Overhaul Boasts Improved User Interface

March 19, 2018 It’s official—The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) Station Locator has undergone a major makeover. Constant improvement is at the site’s core, which is why the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology Office is always striving to make the AFDC’s tools easier to use and the data more accessible. The updated Station Locator offers new

Nearly Half of All New Cars Sold In 2017 Achieved Fuel Economy Above 30 Miles per Gallon

U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) Fact of the Week #1015 In 2017, about 46% of all new cars achieved 30 miles per gallon (mpg) or higher while the number of cars exceeding 50 mpg rose to about 5%. For light trucks, almost two-thirds achieved fuel economy above 20 mpg and less than one percent

Platooning Trucks to Cut Cost and Improve Efficiency

At first glance, platooning doesn’t look like much—just a few tractor-trailers driving down the highway a bit closer together than we’re used to. But, what is actually happening is much more complex and presents the opportunity for significant safety, energy efficiency, and cost benefits. Early studies have shown that 65% of current long-haul truck miles

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