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Midwest Fleets Testing Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Clean Fuels Ohio's Midwest Drives initiative has allowed 35 public and private fleets to test drive various alternative-fuel vehicles in three states and logged 2,000 miles in the first year of the program, according to the group.

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Ioniq Hybrids Surpass Prius Fuel Economy

Two Hyundai Ioniq hybrid models have achieved fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that surpass their Toyota Prius counterparts in highway driving as the most fuel efficient in their category.

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N.Y. Offers $3M to Municipalities and Utilities for EVs

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $3 million in new funding to help eligible municipalities and rural electric cooperatives purchase electric vehicles for their fleets.

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Toyota Rolls Out New Exhaust-Cleaning Catalyst

Toyota Motor Corp. has developed an exhaust-purifying catalyst that reduced precious metal use by 20% to reduce air pollution that will be installed in a Lexus LC500h later this year.

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California Awards $33M for Hydrogen Stations

The California Energy Commission has awarded $33 million to Shell, FirstElement Fuel, and Air Liquide to construct 16 hydrogen fueling stations in California.

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UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a package while the truck is driven on a route.

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VW's 2017 e-Golf Range Better Than Expected

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf has exceeded the automaker's fuel economy projections and range by providing 126 miles of range, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Gasoline Prices Remain Steady

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline remained essentially flat at $2.28 over the Presidents' Day weekend, according to AAA.

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Bollinger Motors Launches Website, Blog and Social Media Channels

Bollinger Motors announced the redesign of its website to provide interested individuals the opportunity to interact, place vehicle orders, and learn more about the company that is creating the world’s first all-electric on- and off-road sport utility truck.

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BMW Recalls i3 REx for Fire Risk

The recall, expected to begin April 3, covers more than 19,000 cars.

Greenkraft Places CNG Trucks in Southern California Cities

Greenkraft announced that it has placed six trucks in a Southern California city, all clean energy vehicles running on compressed natural gas (CNG), and will be placing another six trucks for another Southern California city.

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Toyota Recalls Mirai for Voltage Problem

The global recall covers about 2,840 vehicles -– all the Mirai cars on the road today.

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PG&E Unveils Plug-In Electric Truck

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid-electric Class 6 truck. The vehicle, developed by Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated, combines up to 50 miles of all-electric driving with 300 miles of driving range in hybrid mode.

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Hyundai Prices Ioniq Hybrid, EV

Hyundai has released pricing for two of its three 2017 Ioniq models with the Ioniq Hybrid starting at $23,035 and the Ioniq Electric retailing for at least $30,335, the automaker has announced.

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Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on Jan. 30 that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.

Rent Centric's self-service technology enables Green Commuter carsharing users to rent all-electric Nissan Leafs via a mobile app. Photo courtesy of Rent Centric

Rent Centric Powers All-Electric Carsharing Service

Rent Centric’s self-service technology enables Green Commuter carsharing users to rent all-electric vehicles via a mobile app.

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Workhorse Touts Efficiency of Electric Delivery Trucks

Workhorse Group has announced that its medium-duty electric trucks are up to six times more efficient than comparable gasoline- or diesel-powered models.

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Gasoline Prices Inch Higher

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased slightly to $2.28 for the week ending Feb. 13 to reach a level that's seven cents lower than a month ago and 58 cents higher than a year ago.

Propane Autogas Workshop Set for Northeast Ohio

The Earth Day Coalition has scheduled a workshop for fleets about propane autogas that's scheduled for Feb. 24 at Bass Mazda in Elyria, Ohio. The workshop is the second in a series of Fuel for Thought presentations hosted by the Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Coalition.

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Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Rated at 52 MPG Highway

Chevrolet's 2017 Cruze Diesel sedan provides 52 miles per gallon in highway driving when equipped with a manual transmission, making it the most fuel efficient non-electrified vehicle sold in the U.S., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

Automakers Ask Trump to Reopen Fuel Economy Review

The chief executives of 18 automakers have asked President Donald Trump to revisit fuel economy regulations through 2025 that were finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration, reports Bloomberg.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Leads in Commercial EV Sales

The Renault-Nissan Alliance, with Mitsubishi Motors, cumulatively sold 424,797 electric vehicles through 2016, making it the sales leader in zero-emission mobility. In addition to offering the top-selling retail EV, the Renault-Nissan Alliance also was the leader in commercial EV sales.

SoCalGas to Produce RNG from Wastewater

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced a pilot hydrothermal wastewater processing project has been selected by the U.S. Energy Department (DOE) to receive up to $1.2 million in federal funding.

PERC Launches Quarterly Newsletter

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is launching a newsletter for transportation professionals interested in propane autogas.

Electric Vehicle Project Launches in Midwest

EVOLVE, a three-year project from the American Lung Association, will help Midwestern drivers test electric vehicles.

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