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Stealth Power Announces FDNY Order for 76 Environmentally Friendly Ambulances

The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) ordered 76 new ambulances equipped with Stealth Power's idle-reduction system and Stealth Power's data analytics package, powered by Microsoft. AUSTIN, TX, March 28th, 2019 - Stealth Power, the leader in mobile power and idle-reduction technology, is deploying its idle-reduction technology on 76 new Fire Department of New York [...]

2019-03-29T09:51:47-05:00March 28th, 2019|Idle Reduction News|

Fleet Maintenance Cost Increased by 3-5% in 2018

A new report by Element Fleet Management has found that vehicle maintenance expenses increased by 3-5% in 2018. Source: iStockphoto.com Automtove-Fleet.com recently reported on an Element Fleet Management (EFM) study, which discovered that passenger vehicle maintenance expenses increased by 3-5% year-over-year in 2018 compared to 2017. The study analyzed the maintenance costs of cars, [...]

2019-03-07T16:36:25-05:00March 7th, 2019|Equipment and Components, Idle Reduction News|

Six Reasons Climate Change Might be a National Emergency

A recent Forbes article focuses on six reasons why climate change is not just important, but a national emergency. Weather and climate disasters (source: NOAA/NCEI) Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, a leading international expert in weather and climate, recently wrote a piece for Forbes that highlights some of the main reasons why climate change is real and must [...]

Companies Continue Polluting Despite Stricter Regulations

New research has found that when companies are faced with stricter environmental regulations at home, they pollute even more abroad. Source: Pixabay A newly published report by The Harvard Business Review (HBR) has found that harmful emissions in countries with stricter environmental regulations have decreased as those regulations have been implemented. This would be [...]

Utility Fleets’ Usage of Alternative Fuels Remains Low

Despite government policies encouraging alternative fuels, utility fleets' usage of alternative fuels remains low and stagnant. Source: Utilimarc Over the past few decades, there has been an increase in hybrid vehicles offerings and alternative fuel options. There has also been a push from the government towards the use of more environmentally-friendly vehicles and [...]

Lithium-Ion Battery Market Is Poised to Surpass $60 Billion by 2024!

A new report by Global Market Insights, Inc. predicts the market for lithium-ion batteries to exceed $60 billion in revenue by 2024. Energy Manager Today has reported that the lithium-ion batteries' market is poised to grow rapidly by 2024. Their article on a recent Global Market Insights, Inc. (GMI) report explains that with the adoption [...]

8 Fuel Management Trends for Fleet Managers

A recent article highlights eight fuel management trends and strategies for fleet managers. Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash With the new year, fleet managers are evaluating their fleet's 2018 performance and what they can improve upon. Fuel consumption costs are an integral part of fleet performance analysis and can have a pivotal effect [...]

2019-01-11T10:35:26-05:00January 11th, 2019|Emissions, Idle Reduction News|

New IPCC Study Gives Earth Just Over a Decade

A new IPCC report has given the planet just over a decade to get climate change under control. A recently published report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has found that "the world stands on the brink of a failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels," according to [...]

Ozone Season Ends in Central Texas, But Air Pollution Could Still Pose a Threat

As Austin's "ozone season" comes to an end, residents still need to keep an eye out for high-ozone activities. A recent article by The Austin Community Impact Newspaper reported on Austin's ozone levels and the effect they could have on the Austin community.  the article explains that Austin's "ozone season" takes place between August and October every [...]

Idling Vehicles Waste Six Billion Gallons of Fuel a Year

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that vehicles burn approximately six billion gallons of fuel every year while idling. Source: Pixabay A recent opinion piece by Lisa Frusztajer in Cape Cod Times focused on vehicle idling nationwide and its effects. According to Frusztajer, the U.S. Department of Energy (USDE) estimates that the U.S. wastes [...]

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