Louisiana News

Opelousas Public Works gets two new CNG trucks

Via US Gas Vehicles August 25, 2017. The timeworn Opelousas Street Department pickup trucks, some with odometer readings of 300,000 miles, are being replaced by five new ones fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) created at the St. Landry Parish landfill, Louisiana. City officials too...

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Edwards meets with Elon Musk to craft deal for Tesla sales in Louisiana

Posted by Sam KarlinVia Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk over the weekend in an effort to strike a deal to allow the U.S. electric automaker to sell its vehicles in the state. The meeting comes a little over a month after the governor...

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New Orleans Environmental Advisory Committee Releases EV Plan for City

Posted by Jeff Via EV-LA On July 7th, the New Orleans City Council Environmental Advisory Committee, operating under Councilmember Ramsey’s Public Works Committee, issued its final Electric Vehicle Report for the City. The report outlines ten critical steps the city is urged to take to immedi...

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Louisiana Legislative Update 2017 | Alt Fuel Tax Credits

SB 243 by Senator Peacock Via Randy Hayden, representing the Louisiana Propane Gas Association: Louisiana SB 243 by Senator Peacock prevents the alternative fuel vehicle tax credit from going back up to 50% (beginning in 2018) and further reduces it from the current 36% to 30%. The bill also req...

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