Entries for month: October 2016

Propane Powers School Buses in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

October 31, 2016

JOHN DAVIS: MotorWeek: Our success story this week takes us to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where the tide is turning towards a cleaner fuel. Almost half of Tuscaloosa city school buses are now powered by propane. 

Each bus drives about 90 miles per day, putting a big dent in the reduction of harmful tailpipe emissions. But the most noticeable difference for drivers and students on board is the reduction in noise pollution. These propane buses are over 50% quieter than a diesel bus. 

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NEW EV FAST CHARGER IN HUNTSVILLE

October 31, 2016

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October Question of the Month: What idle reduction technologies are available for heavy-duty vehicles?

October 21, 2016

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Heavy-duty vehicle idling, or running a vehicle’s engine while it is not in motion, occurs for a number of reasons, including temperature control during required rest stops, powering electronic equipment, and to avoid cold starting the vehicle. According to Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne), more than 6 billion gallons of diesel and gasoline fuel are wasted by vehicle engine idling—with half from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles alone. 

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Tags: HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES · Question of the Month · TRAINING · VEHICLES