Louisiana News

Baton Rouge, other school districts to receive money for cleaner school buses through Volkswagen settlement

BY STEVE HARDY | SHARDY@THEADVOCATE.COM | AUG 13, 2018 - 11:51 AM Public school districts in East Baton Rouge and Lafayette parishes are among those qualifying for discounts on 142 cleaner-burning buses as part of a court settlement, state officials said Monday. Auto manufacturer Volkswagen pleade...

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Charging ahead: Electric vehicle stations gaining some traction in Louisiana

BY SAM KARLIN | SKARLIN@THEADVOCATE.COM | AUG 4, 2018 - 6:00 PM For years, as electric vehicle sales lagged in Louisiana compared with other states, so too has the availability of public, fast-charging stations for them. That’s starting to change. Electrify America, a Volkswagen subsidiary b...

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Louisiana joins states adopting changes for truck platoons

By Keith Goble, Land Line state legislative editor | Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Providing authority to test driver-assistive truck platooning technology on highways continues to advance through statehouses from Louisiana to Pennsylvania. The concept uses a lead truck to control the speed and braking of ...

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Drivers: Stop your engines! State would like to see fewer Baton Rouge area motorists on the road

BY STEVE HARDY | SHARDY@THEADVOCATE.COM AUG 4, 2018 - 2:21 PM The state wants Baton Rouge-area workers to consider carpooling to their jobs to get as many cars as possible off packed roads before another round of construction on Interstate 10 begins. A total of 1,100 people are signed up to use th...

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Roush CleanTech in Livonia is the First to Receive EPA Certification for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Roush CleanTech in Livonia is the First to Receive EPA Certification for Alternative Fuel Vehicles Roush CleanTech in Livonia today announced it is the first propane auto-gas fuel system manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s and California Air Resources Board’s...

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