High-Efficiency Vehicles and Ownership Models Survey

NAFA and CALSTART have invited fleet and commercial vehicle end-users to provide feedback on the benefits and operational requirements of implementing additional national standards to improve vehicle fuel economy by 2025. The results of the short survey below will inform the development of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic and Safety[…]

San Diego Plumbing Fleet Gets Hybrids

One of San Diego’s certified green plumbers, Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air, is adopting a more fuel-efficient vehicle option for their fleet: the diesel-electric hybrid Hino COE (cab-over engine). The fleet currently has one Class 5 Hino 195h diesel-electric hybrid, with two more to be added. Anderson reported averaging 14 miles per gallon (mpg) with the hybrid Hino compared[…]

What Influences Consumer Vehicle Purchasing Decisions?

A recent consumer survey by the Fuels Institute, a non-partisan think tank founded by the National Association of Convenience Stores, found that for consumers, fuel economy is the largest deciding factor when it comes to buying gasoline or alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs).  Additionally, the cost of the vehicle plays a huge role in a consumer’s[…]

Transpower Develops CNG E-Hybrid Modifications

San Diego-based TransPower develops power control and vehicle conversion technology to improve efficiency and reduce fossil fuel consumption. A main goal for TransPower is to optimize the performance of the engine. TransPower’s CNG hybrid work has recently received support from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the California Energy Commission (CEC). Leveraging[…]

CALSTART Webinar- hosted by XL Hybrid

Calstart is hosting a webinar on the benefits of electric hybrid technology on Thursday, April 17th. Ever wonder how to tell the difference between electric hybrid vehicles? Want to know how to best select the vehicle that is right for your needs? Contrary to popular belief, not all electric hybrid vehicles are the same. This[…]

City of Temecula event to introduce CNG to local businesses

The City of Temecula is hosting a Business Welcome event on Natural Gas Vehicles on February 4, 2014. The event will allow opportunities for new and existing business owners to meet and network with some key staff members from the Economic Development, Planning, Building, and Fire Department, hear a city development update, and listen to[…]

Free CARB Diesel and LSI Training Courses In San Diego

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will be hosting free training courses in the San Diego region in December. The courses are aimed to help diesel and LSI vehicle owners, operators, fleet managers, brokers, dealers, and maintenance personnel understand requirements and technologies for complying with California’s diesel vehicle regulations. All are welcome to attend, please[…]

EPA Automotive Trends Report 2012

The EPA recently released its 2012 report on light duty automotive technology, CO2 emissions, and fuel efficiency.  New to the report this year, due to the ever increasing selection of EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs, is Section VIII titled Alternative Fuel Vehicle Trends.  In addition to this section, the report covered several interesting topics related to[…]

Odyssey Day Event on October 23, 2012

San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition is hosting an event, known as Odyssey Day, in conjunction with the California Center for Sustainable Energy  on October 23, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Our local Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey will be one of many events held across the country to showcase cleaner, more[…]