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Rural Metro donated a 1985 fire engine to EVIT’s Diesel Technology program in January. [Photo courtesy EVIT]
Cooper Sparr, 17, (front) and Rhane Echeverria, 17, are two of the Diesel Technology students at EVIT who will be working on the fire engine donated by Rural Metro. [Photo courtesy EVIT]
When the 1985 yellow fire truck donated by Rural Metro pulled into the garage bay at EVIT, about a dozen students climbed on board eager to start their hands-on study of the big vehicle in Diesel Technology class.
Chandler is trying to help fledgling high-tech entrepreneurs form viable businesses in the Valley with a series of classes at its business accelerator.
Gabriel Vega, a fueler for Bashas’ Distribution Center in Chandler, finishes filling up one of the nearly 100 tractor trailers at the supermarket chain’s center on Thursday. Each truck has two 100-gallon diesel fuel tanks.
Monte Davis doesn’t look like a magician. The Surprise resident doesn’t carry a wand and prefers a ballcap to a top hat. He can’t pull a rabbit out of his hat. However, the 62-year-old retiree may have a way to make those high prices at the gasoline pumps disappear.
INTERCOURSE, Pa. - Developments in light-emitting diode (LED) technology have allowed a company headquartered in the heart of Lancaster County's Amish community to create an alternative to traditional buggy headlights - a light that lasts about 16 times longer than incandescent headlights.
A westbound lane of Indian School Road, at Hayden Road, that was closed for about six hours due to a diesel fuel spill in Scottsdale this morning now is open.
With low-sulfur fuel, less noise and little or no odor, the diesel has found new life in North America.
DETROIT - While they may or may not end up in America's driveways, there were plenty of vehicles turning heads at this week's North American International Auto Show, including Hyundai's new luxury sedan, a Cadillac coupe, Chrysler's green concept cars and a hybrid Toyota pickup.
DETROIT - Hybrid vehicles are on track to achieve record U.S. sales this year despite signs consumer interest in hybrids is waning, an auto information company said Thursday.
A new study brought out by JD Power and Associates predicts sales of hybrids electric vehicles and high mileage diesels are expected to triple by 2015. With gas prices nearing the $4 a gallon range, many new car purchasers are leaving behind the gas guzzlers of the ‘90s in favor of the greener, meaner, high mileage hybrid vehicles. It just makes sense.
SONOMA, Calif. - General Motors Corp. calls it the Hy-wire: A car that puts fuel-cell technology in a futuristic body. It lacks foot pedals and a traditional steering wheel.
A hydrogen company based at the city of Chandler’s Innovations Incubator has been named a finalist in an environmental competition by the International Green Industry Hall of Fame. H2 Pure Power Inc. was nominated for a product that retrofits gasoline and diesel engines to provide better performance, increased fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. The company was the only Arizona business nominated. The IGIHOF will honor H2 Pure Power during a May 11 conference in Fresno, Calif.
Three of today’s hottest business fields — homeland security, energy efficiency and information technology — are being targeted by a Scottsdale-based company that incubates new companies.
Arizona’s largest school district is striving to have the first all-propane bus fleet in the state.
From the minute you enter their showroom through the life of the vehicle you choose to purchase, Mercedes Benz of Chandler pledges to do whatever it takes to make ownership of your car a pleasurable one.
Earth Day never comes once a year for Philip Beere and Kevin Stumpff.
In its quest to develop alternative-fuel vehicles, General Motors is turning to college students for help.
Diversified Energy Corp., a Gilbert-based developer of alternative energy technologies, and an Ohio-based partner have received a U.S. Department of Defense contract to design a renewable fuel production system that could be used at remote and forward operating military bases.
A new Gilbert company working on advanced energy technologies will focus on coal gasification and liquefaction as the best alternatives for relieving the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
DETROIT - Hybrids, advanced diesels and “green” alternatives are pushing aside the traditional displays of speed and chrome at this week’s Detroit auto show, a nod to a new fuel-efficient reality for car makers.
What German-based automaker boasts high gas mileage, unparalleled engine life, great crash test ratings and is still roomy enough to be a family car? Volkswagen.
As it has for years, the Mesa Fire Department invested Thursday in the training of fire science students at the East Valley Institute of Technology by donating an item the school could not otherwise afford: a 1997 Pierce Quantum 4-door cab fire truck.
When Mister and Miss EVIT were announced Saturday at the East Valley Institute of Technology, it wasn’t your usual crowning of a high school king and queen.