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Austin Plans Self-driving Vehicle Role

December 26th, 2017 Original article At a news conference in the spring, Austin Mayor Steve Adler made a bold statement about the city’s future in innovative technology — specifically, its future in the automotive industry.“Austin,” Adler said, “should be to automated vehicles what Detroit was to the last century of automakers.” For years, high-tech and

We Need Your Help Gathering Data

As a member of the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program, Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance annually collects information from our stakeholders on their efforts to reduce petroleum consumption in their fleets.  As part of a national network of nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions, we collect data from stakeholders in the public and private sectors

Don’t Kill the Electric Car, EV Rebate Program is Safe

Finally, we can declare with 100% certainty that the $7,500 federal electric vehicle (EV) tax credit is SAFE, and was not cut in the combined tax package legislation that Congress released on Friday. Watch this short 30 second video from Plug In America:

Best Practices for Fleets

The Fleets for the Future team has put together four best practice guides to help fleets prepare to successfully deploy alternative fuel vehicles. These best practices build upon both the extensive information provided by the U.S. DOE and a number of recent successful case studies. The specific goal of these best practice guides is to

Partners Break Ground on Public ampCNG Station in Texas

On the heels of being awarded a carbon intensity (CI) score of -254.94 gCO2e/MJ by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), AMP Americas has broken ground on a new public-access ampCNG fueling station in Buda, Texas, with US Foods serving as the station’s anchor fleet. Located at 1529 Turnersville Rd., adjacent to the US Foods distribution center in Buda,

4 Tips to Improve Electric Vehicle Battery Range this Winter

Dec. 13, 2017 Electric vehicle (EV) batteries charge by moving ions through a liquid electrolyte. As the temperatures outside drop, the electrolyte in lithium ion EV batteries thickens and it becomes more difficult for ions to move through (much like the challenge of walking through snow versus dry pavement). This increased resistance results in less EV