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The Hubcap: October 2019

Funding Available for Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Projects: State Clean Diesel Grant Program

Older on-road, non-road, and marine diesel engines currently in operation produce higher emissions compared to modern diesel engines and engines powered by alternative fuel sources. DERA projects target older diesel engines for early replacement or retrofit to reduce the impact of diesel emissions on public and...

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SC Healthcare Provider Touts Success of Propane Autogas Fleet

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS), a healthcare provider located in Spartanburg, SC, has been finding success with propane autogas over the years.

In 2013, SRHS began looking for an alternative fuel option for its fleets in order to help the region meet emissions criteria. SRHS’ director of...

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BMW Group Spartanburg Plant More Than Doubles Capacity for Battery Assembly

BMW Group Plant Spartanburg has more than doubled its capacity for battery assembly prior to the debuts of the plug-in hybrid electric variants of two of its most popular models.  The new, higher performing, fourth-generation batteries will be assembled on-site for the BMW X5 and BMW X3 plug-in hybrid electric variants...

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SCPA, DHEC Receive $2M Grant to Improve Crane Technology

South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) were awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant program to upgrade the engines of 12 rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes.


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Medium/Heavy Trucks Were 4% of the Vehicle Population but Accounted for 26% of Fuel Use in 2017

Trucks in the medium/heavy truck category include tractor trailers, also known as combination trucks, and single-unit trucks. In the most recent year for which data are available, combination trucks made up only 1% of the truck population but were responsible for 6% of all vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and 17% of vehicle...

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NGVAmerica Presents 2019 Clean Fleet Month

Presented by NGVAmerica, the American Gas Association and the American Public Gas Association, the 2019 Drive Nat Gas Clean Fleet Month is a countrywide month of events highlighting the benefits of natural gas use in transportation.

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Twenty-Nine States and the District of Columbia Currently Have Laws to Reduce the Engine Idle Time of Motor Vehicles Within the State

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have laws that regulate engine idling, but each of these states has different applications of idle reduction and various exemptions. Some states regulate only certain vehicle types, such as school buses, state vehicles, commercial vehicles, diesel vehicles, or vehicles...

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