Did you know that the three best selling vehicles in America are all pickup trucks? This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with auto expert Jim Motavalli about the truck craze which is now well into its third decade. He helps us understand how, in this era of eco-vehicle innovation, gas guzzlers still rule the day in the USA. Then we discuss the latest developments in the electric vehicle space, examine the phenomenon that is Tesla, and talk about ways that car-owners may reduce their carbon footprints.
Fleet is Part of Clean Air Project with U.S. Department of Energy, Local Governments and Non-Profit
ATLANTA, October 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the deployment of 18 electric, zero emission delivery vehicles to the Houston-Galveston area in Texas. The truck purchases are the result of a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), local governments and non-profits. These vehicles, designed and built specifically by the Workhorse Group for the “stop and go” needs of a UPS delivery truck, will avoid the consumption of an estimated 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel over 20 years.
UPPER MARLBORO, Md., February 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - President Obama on Tuesday ordered the development of tough new fuel standards for the nation’s fleet of heavy-duty trucks as part of what aides say will be an increasingly muscular and unilateral campaign to tackle climate change through the use of the president’s executive power.
Madison, Wis., September 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, Leonardo Academy assisted several Midwest fleets and construction companies in replacing older diesel vehicles with new clean-diesel or compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and repowering older diesel engines with newer, cleaner engines. These include:
A new report from the International Energy Agency released on Tuesday estimates that the U.S. will become a net energy exporter by 2030 and that natural gas will overtake oil to become the most abundant fuel in the American energy mix. GE is developing technologies that are already helping customers to take advantage of the gas boom.