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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.

Alliance AutoGas is partnering with the La Crosse, Wis., Police Department to convert two Jeep Wranglers in a friendly side-by-side team competition.(Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas Announces Live Propane Autogas Conversion

Continuing in the spirit of last years’ “Fastest Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion” of the Ford F-150, Alliance AutoGas is taking a live autogas conversion one step further at the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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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.

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.

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Pickens Urges Okla. to Distribute VW Settlement Funds

T. Boone Pickens is urging the State of Oklahoma to distribute its portion of the Volkswagen emissions settlement funds to private sector fleets instead of using it entirely on the state fleet.

PERC Launches Quarterly Newsletter

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

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Waste Hauler Adds Natural Gas Pipeline for Fleet

SoCalGas and CR&R estimate that the new pipeline will be operational and bring natural gas to their fleet by June.

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Volvo to Debut V90 Wagon, XC90 PHEV in Chicago

Volvo Cars will unveil a pair of 2018 models at the Chicago Auto Show, including the XC90 Excellence plug-in hybrid SUV and V90 Cross Country luxury wagon, the automaker has announced.

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BMW Recalls i3 REx for Fire Risk

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

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Fuel Economy Increases 0.1 MPG for January

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in the U.S. rose to 25.1 mpg.

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GM's Barra, Elon Musk Meet with Trump

General Motors CEO Mary Barra met with President Donald Trump on Feb. 3 and engaged in "very constructive discussion," the automotive leader said.

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DOE Funds Rocky Mountain EV Charging Network

The U.S. Energy Department is giving $4 million to build DC fast chargers and develop smart mobility programs to increase electric car-sharing and the use of electric bikes and buses.

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Beverly Hills Adopts Renewable Diesel

The City of Beverly Hills, Calif., is the latest public fleet to adopt renewable diesel. Currently, the city is using renewable diesel in its central fuels station, which fuels all public works vehicles.

Greenkraft Prepping New Medium-Duty Trucks

Greenkraft, Inc. plans to expand to a bigger factory in 2017 and introduce a new line of trucks called the G3 and G4, which are larger-sized trucks in weights of 26,000 pounds and 33,000 pounds respectively, the company announced.

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Chevrolet Rolling Out Bolt EV in Waves

Chevrolet has introduced its 2017 Bolt EV in California and Oregon, and will begin shipping it to dealers in other states starting in February. It will arrive in 50 states by September, according to General Motors.

 

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