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The Clean Cities Blog helps Clean Cities coordinators and stakeholders access information about alternative transportation topics that affect their coalitions around the United States.

A graphic of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle fuel economy label from FuelEconomy.gov.

Understanding Fuel Economy Labels and Testing for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Dec. 20, 2016

While alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fuel economy testing is largely similar to that of conventional fuels, the EPA makes some adjustments to account for different vehicle technology and fuel energy content. By tailoring AFV fuel economy testing and reporting, the EPA is able to provide apples-to-apples comparisons and allow consumers to make informed decisions.

A photo of the printed cover of the 2017 Fuel Economy Guide.

2017 Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

Dec. 15, 2016

The annual publication gives car buyers up-to-date information to select the most fuel-efficient vehicles for their needs.

A photo of a construction worker with a tanker truck and portable restroom at a construction site.

United Site Services Joins the National Clean Fleets Partnership

Dec. 14, 2016

United Site Services (USS), the nation’s leading provider of portable restrooms and temporary fence, is the latest company to join Clean Cities' National Clean Fleets Partnership (NCFP).

EPA fuel economy label that shows sample city/highway MPG, annual fuel cost, cost savings over five years, greenhouse gas rating, and smog rating.

Everything You Need to Know about Fuel Economy Labels

Nov. 21, 2016

How are conventional light-duty vehicle fuel economy ratings determined and reported? It’s important to understand the who, what, when, where, and why (and how!) of fuel economy testing and labeling.

Photo of several propane vans parked outside a fenced prison facility.

Alabama Corrections Facilities Save with Propane

Nov. 1, 2016

With a Clean Cities ally and the right resources, the Alabama prison system proposed propane for its fleet and ended with success.

An 18-wheeler stationed at a truck stop.

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Idle Reduction

Oct. 20, 2016

What idle reduction technologies are available for heavy-duty vehicles?

Photo of cars and trucks driving on a snow-packed road while more snow falls.

Prepare Now for Winter Driving

Oct. 19, 2016

That nip in the fall air is a reminder that colder temperatures and snow-packed roads are just around the corner. Start preparing now to make sure your alternative fuel vehicle performs reliably this winter and you get the best fuel economy in cold weather.

New Video: Best Practices for Decommissioning CNG Fuel Tanks

Sept. 28, 2016

Clean Cities CNG fuel tank safety initiative helps fleets understand tank inspection and end-of-life requirements, and safely defuel, decommission, and dispose of expired tanks.

Photo of Mr. Lee Grannis standing holding his Benjamin Watson award and a framed photograph of Benjamin Watson.

Lee Grannis Recognized with Benjamin Watson Award

Sept. 26, 2016

Grannis says he's honored to be in the company of fellow military veteran and friend Benjamin Watson.

A photo of a class eight truck and trailer on a highway.

Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel Efficiency and GHG Emissions Standards

Sept. 20, 2016

What are the current and future medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards?

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