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Midwest DRIVES – 2016 by the Numbers

2016 served as a tremendous year for vehicle demonstrations of various alternative fuel/fuel efficient technologies through the Midwest Drives Initiative. Collectively, nearly 12,000 miles have been driven across 2,000+ recorded trips with over 35 fleets. By using FleetCarma data loggers and software, the Midwest Drives program has gained valuable insight to how alternative fuel vehicles perform in the real world. First, let’s take a look at a quick rundown of how all vehicles performed: We can break this down further, by splicing out EVs from other alternative fuels: As you can see, majority of travel during these demonstrations has been at low speeds during around-town drive cycles. Thi

2.9 Billion Gallons of Biodiesel and Renewable diesel in 2016: That’s a Record Year!

US consumers saw a record of almost 2.9 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel in 2016, outpacing the previous record by almost 40 percent. Also for the first time ever, the monthly market topped 300 million gallons, with December’s numbers coming in at 362 million gallons. “We are proud to be delivering record gallons of American made biodiesel, but that success is undermined by the fact our members are losing more than a third of the market to foreign imports,” said National Biodiesel Board CEO, Donnell Rehagen. According to numbers released by the EPA Thursday, the 2.9 billion gallons was an increase of 800 million gallons from 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable die

Clean Fuels Ohio Joins 7-state Project to Get People Charged Up About Electric Vehicles

COLUMBUS, OH Feb. 9, 2017 – Clean Fuels Ohio today announced it will work with the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and seven other Clean Cities coalitions on a three-year project to promote electric vehicles throughout the Midwest. The Midwest EVOLVE (Electric Vehicle Opportunities: Learning, eVents, Experience) project will demonstrate the performance and environmental benefits of plug-in electric vehicles through showcases, ride and drives, and events. Clean Fuels Ohio is a partner on the seven-state project, which will include educational events in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. “Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular

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