Fuel economy and the exclusivity of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is being credited for Ram's decision to increase the diesel powertrain mix to 20 percent of the total Ram 1500 production volume—double the initial expectation.
A company co-founded by Texas billionaire and energy magnate T. Boone Pickens will negotiate with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority over plans to construct and operate a compressed natural gas fueling station.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $745,602 grant to Kentucky's Owensboro Community & Technical College to help it prepare the next generation of automotive technicians to work on vehicles that run on alternative fuels.
Spokane Transit Authority officials are considering using electric power for a proposed central city line that would run from Browne's Addition on the west to Spokane Community College on the east, passing through downtown and Gonzaga University.
Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Financing Authority approved almost $10 million in grants for companies building or upgrading 22 fueling stations with compressed natural gas, or CNG, many along interstate corridors.