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The Hubcap: August 2019

Gov. Henry McMaster, Superintendent Molly Spearman, SCDOI Director Ray Farmer Announce $9.33 Million Investment in School Buses, Public Transit

Governor Henry McMaster was joined by SC Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman and SC Department of Insurance (SCDOI) Director Ray Farmer to announce that the first round of funding from the state’s share of the Volkswagen Settlement Fund will be used to invest in new, propane-powered school buses to replace aging...

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The City of Rock Hill Receives Funding for Electric Transit Buses

The US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $84.9 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure that use...

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There are More Than 68,800 Electric Vehicle Charging Units in the United States

As of May 2019, there were more than 68,800 Level 2 and DC fast charging units throughout the United States. Of that total, 16%, or approximately 10,860 units, were DC fast chargers that make long-distance travel more practical for electric vehicles (EV). A DC fast charger adds 60 to 80 miles of range per 20 minutes of...

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The COMET Switches Entire Fleet to Biodiesel

The COMET is now using a B5 bio-diesel blend in its 39 large transit buses — another initiative at The COMET to help improve the air quality of Richland and Lexington Counties and reduce its carbon footprint. Biodiesel is vegetable-oil based, renewably resourced, less polluting, and biodegradable.

B5 Biodiesel is...

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Fuel Fact Check: Do Propane School Buses Actually Have a Shorter Lifespan?

Fuel Fact Check: School buses
Claim: Propane school buses need to be replaced sooner than diesel.

The longevity of a school bus and the fuel it runs on are not mutually exclusive. There are different factors to consider about the lifespan of a school bus – whether it’s fueled by diesel or propane autogas....

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Proterra Launches Dedicated Group for Vehicle Electrification Solutions

Proterra, a provider of heavy-duty electric transportation, has launched Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions.

The solutions leverage Proterra’s electric vehicle technology and expertise to help commercial vehicle manufacturers electrify their heavy-duty vehicles. From initial design consulting,...

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Upcoming Events

14th Annual Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference
September 24-26, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chattanooga Downtown
407 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

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