Entries Tagged as Hybrid

Electric vehicle expo draws a crowd to UAB

September 18, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  —  Birmingham joined cities across the country on Friday as host of a National Drive Electric Week expo at UAB, sponsored by the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, Alabama Power, Southern Research and Birmingham’s Zero Emissions Owners Group.

UAB played host to scores of owners of electric vehicles and representatives of alternative fuels industry who shared information about how driving electric saves money on fuel and maintenance and helps decrease our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.

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Tags: Electric · EV CHARGING · Events · Hybrid · VEHICLES




June Question of the Month

June 30, 2017

Question of the Month: What's new for Clean Cities mobile tools and resources?

Answer:

Two new mobile tools have recently become available:

Station Locator app for Android: Android users can now access the Station Locator app through the Google Play store. As with the original iPhone app version, users can access the Station Locator from their mobile device and find the 20 closest stations within a 30-mile radius. Results display either on a map or in a list with station addresses, phone numbers, and hours of operation. Also available for iPhone from the iTunes store.

  • Trip Calculator mobile page: FuelEconomy.gov recently launched a mobile web page version of their popular Trip Calculator tool. This page allows users to easily calculate fuel economy for a trip while on the go.

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Tags: Biodiesel · CNG · E85 Ethanol · Electric · Ethanol · EV CHARGING · Hybrid · LNG · LPG · Other Fuels · Propane · Question of the Month · Workplace Charging




April Question of the Month - Answered!

April 26, 2017

Question of the Month: How can I compare the energy content of alternative fuels and gasoline or diesel? What implications does this have for overall fuel and vehicle comparisons? 

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Tags: Biodiesel · CNG · E85 Ethanol · Electric · Ethanol · HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES · Hybrid · Hydrogen · LNG · LPG · Propane · Question of the Month · TRAINING




Plug-In Vehicles Sales Increased 40% in 2016

April 24, 2017

Following the introduction of the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, the first full year of sales for mass-market plug-in vehicles was 2011; nearly 18 thousand plug-in vehicles were sold that year in the United States. Sales of plug-in electric vehicles have grown nearly each year since, increasing nine-fold to a record high of about 160 thousand units in 2016. All-electric vehicles (EV) have outsold plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) each of the past three years.

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Tags: Electric · EV CHARGING · Hybrid · VEHICLES




December Question of the Month - Answered!

December 20, 2016

Question of the Month: How is fuel economy determined and reported for alternative fuel vehicles?

Answer: Last month we learned about how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determines and reports conventional light-duty vehicle fuel economy ratings. While alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fuel economy testing is largely similar to that of conventional fuels, the EPA makes some adjustments to account for different vehicle technology and fuel energy content. By tailoring AFV fuel economy testing and reporting, the EPA is able to provide apples-to-apples comparisons and allow consumers to make informed decisions. 

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Tags: Biodiesel · CNG · E85 Ethanol · Electric · Ethanol · Hybrid · Hydrogen · LNG · LPG · Question of the Month