HHP Summit 2017

Special to Fleets & Fuels

Opinion: Out with the Cost-Share!

November 18, 2016 in Opinion, Special to Fleets & Fuels, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Match Requirements Are Effectively Crippling Small Business Innovation:
‘The Only Hope of Moving Forward Is More Severe Government Regulations’

Cost-share requirements allowing companies access to advanced vehicle development funding pose a financial burden that make it unlikely for smaller firms to survive, let along bring cleaner and more efficient vehicles to market. So argues advanced heavy duty vehicles veteran Tom Bartley, who has made his opinion known to Southern California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District, which handles much of the state’s funding for low-emission, high-efficiency vehicles, notably from CARB and the CEC: the California Air Resources Board and the California Energy Commission.

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Keeping the Greens Green Greener

June 24, 2016 in EVs, Special to Fleets & Fuels by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Tennessee State Parks’ Golf Course Equipment Is Kicking Gas’

Special to Fleets & Fuels by Chad Kimes, Tennessee Office of Sustainable Practices

Tennessee State Parks golf courses are replacing gasoline-powered equipment with electric options, decreasing emissions, and reducing wildlife-disturbing noise. Purchase of the equipment was funded by the Clean Tennessee Energy Grant and includes greens and approach mowers, bunker rakes, greens rollers, and utility vehicles. Purchased equipment was manufactured by Jacobsen, Smithco, Tru Turf, Toro Workman, and Club Car.
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Propane Autogas in Kingsport, Tenn.

August 4, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, Propane, propane autogas, Special to Fleets & Fuels by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Pumped for Propane,’ City Boasts Largest Bi-Fuel Fleet in the State

By Chad Kimes, Tennessee Office of Sustainable Practices

A city established as a center of river commerce and transportation, Kingsport continues its legacy of transportation through innovative use of alternative fuels.
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