This week’s alternative fuel and fleet industry news roundup includes updates on new CAFE standards, the Louisiana flex-fuel vehicle tax credit debacle, clean fuel roadshows touring the South, and more:
- The move to eliminate “flex-fuel vehicles” from Louisiana’s alternative fuel tax credit will keep the tax break from costing the state up to $250 million a year.
- An article in the Plain Dealer discusses the increase in natural gas-powered vehicles in the U.S., while noting that “converting cars and light trucks to use either gasoline or natural gas is expensive.”
- The Mississippi Propane Autogas Roadshow in Jackson last week was an excellent showcase of clean, affordable alternative fuel technology for fleets.
- The alternative fuel vehicle roadshow in Florida has also been continuing on its tour of the state.
- There’s a new report just out from Pike Research about propane autogas vehicles that covers market analysis and forecasts on a range of topics, including vehicle availability, autogas fueling infrastructure, engine technology, and fuel system components.
- How will new fuel efficiency standards for vehicles affect Americans?
- The Congressional Budget Office found that federal policies promoting electric vehicles will cost $7.5 billion through 2019 and “will have ‘little to no impact’ on overall national gasoline consumption over the next several years.”
- The annual meeting of the Southeast Governmental Fleet Managers Association took place in Myrtle Beach this week. Head over to our Facebook page for a few pics of the Alliance AutoGas booth, with partners Force 911.