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Photo of the Ford Transit LightningElectric courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems Electric Ford Transit: 61 MPGe in the City

Lightning Systems’ battery-electric Ford Transit LightningElectric will provide a fuel economy rating of 61 MPGe in the city and 66 MPGe on the highway, according to the vehicle modifier, which will display it for fleets around the U.S. in April and May.

The Workhorse N-GEN electric delivery van is pictured in front of San Francisco City Hall. Photo by Thi Dao

Workhorse’s New Electric Van — Not Just for Deliveries

Workhorse its piloting four N-GEN electric delivery vehicles in the San Francisco Bay Area, but the vehicle's uses extend beyond deliveries. For government fleets, the vehicle can be used as an ambulance or by a utility fleet.

Photo of a heavy-duty truck via Pixabay

SoCalGas Helps Calif. Fleets Acquire Natural Gas Trucks

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced efforts to help California fleets get more drivers behind the wheel of near-zero emissions heavy-duty natural gas trucks.

The utility worked with XL to upfit each van with an electric motor and advanced lithium-ion battery pack. Photo courtesy of XL

Puget Sound Energy Adds 40 XL Hybrid Transit Vans

Puget Sound Energy has added 40 new Ford Transit utility vans equipped with a hybrid electric drive system from XL.

Photo of the 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell courtesy of Honda.

Honda's 2018 Clarity Fuel Cell Arrives in California

Honda’s 2018 Clarity Fuel Cell leases for $369 per month and is now available at select Honda dealerships.

The California Truck and Bus emissions regulation requires fleets to verify that all hired or dispatched trucks are compliant air pollution standards. Photo: Jim Park

CARB Fines Fleets for Hiring Trucks Not Meeting California Emissions Standards

The California Air Resources Board has fined Marten Logistics and Roadrunner Transportation Systems for failing to verify that trucks hired or dispatched were compliant with the state’s truck emissions regulations.

Green Motion's 'Drive & Go' service debuted at the 2018 International Car Retnal Show. The tech allows customers to use their phone to unlock their rental vehicle. Photo courtesy of Green Motion.

Green Motion Debuts Keyless Entry System at International Car Rental Show

Green Motion's new Drive & Go service is fully integrated into its app, and once customers have pre-registered their information, they are able to select the Straight to Car service.

Uganda Government Backs Electric Vehicle Project

The Uganda government will commercially produce an electric vehicle that has been in development by university students since 2011.

A new memo issued by the FHWA clarifies current weight allowances for natural gas powered trucks nationwide. Photo: Freightliner

FHWA Clarifies Weight Allowance for Natural Gas Trucks

The Federal Highway Administration has issued a new memorandum to help clarify weight allowances for natural gas powered trucks.

Photo of the 2018 Sonata Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Starts at $26,385

Hyundai has reduced the price of its 2018 Sonata Hybrid by $500 on a model that adds standard safety equipment, the automaker has announced.

CEO Elon Musk says Tesla's Semi electric truck will have a daily range of 500 miles. Photo: Jack Roberts

FedEx Orders 20 Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

FedEx says the 20 Semi, all-electric trucks will be operated by FedEx Freight in its less-than-truckload business unit.

2018 Kia Soul EV courtesy of Kia.

Kia Develops Wireless Charging System for EVs

Kia has developed a fast-charging wireless power transfer system that looks to eliminate the need of plugs for electric vehicle charging.

Photo of the Q Inspiration concept vehicle in Beijing courtesy of Infiniti.

Infiniti Gives More Details About Electrification Initiative

Infiniti will offer electrified versions of all new vehicles by 2021 and hopes to have half of it global model sales be electric vehicles by 2025, the luxury unit announced.

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

EU Lacks Proper EV Recharging Infrastructure, Study Says

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association recommended that more investment be made for electric vehicle recharging infrastructure in the EU after a recent report found incentives for electric vehicle charging stations were found in fewer than half of the countries.

Photo of the Zoe courtesy of Renault.

Renault Offers Lease Service for Zoe EV in Middle East

Renault Middle East launched a lease plan for its electric Renault Zoe Long Range model, which can travel 186 miles on a single charge.

NTSB

Tesla Removed from Crash Investigation for Violating NTSB Rules

Tesla will no longer be able to participate in the National Transportation Safety Board investigation of a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X after it violated the agency’s rules on sharing investigative information before being vetted and confirmed.

Roush CleanTech, BSquare Join TRALA

Roush CleanTech and BSquare are the newest associate members of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA), the nonprofit national trade association that provides the unified and focused voice for the truck renting and leasing industry.

Jesse Schneider, vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell tehcnologies at Nikola Motors. Photo: Nikola Motors

Nikola Brings On Alt-Fuels Expert as Technologies VP

Nikola Motors has hired automotive industry alternative fuels expert Jesse Schneider as its vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Volvo’s new FL Electric Truck will have a daily range of approximately 186 miles and will enter serial production in Europe next year. Photo: Volvo

Volvo Unveils All-Electric Truck for Europe

Volvo has introduced its first all-electric truck for commercial use in Europe, the FL Electric, designed for urban distribution and refuse operations, among other applications.

Engine image coutesy of ROUSH CleanTech

Roush CleanTech Receives CARB Certification

Roush CleanTech is the first propane autogas fuel system manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s and California Air Resources Board’s heavy duty-onboard diagnostics certification for all its engines, the company announced.

Photo: Michael Hicks/flickr

Minnesota Carsharing Service Announces Plans for All-Electric Fleet

Hourcar partnered with Xcel Energy to convert to an all-electric fleet and shift to a hub-based, one-way carsharing service.

Terex’s Ted Barron Named to Green Truck Association Board of Governors

As a member of the Board of Governors, Barron will work with other industry professionals to set policy and develop strategy for the organization, as well as play an active role in the development of programs and services.

Texas State Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, and Amp CNG and US Foods executives gave remarks and took part in the grand opening ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Amp Americas)

Amp Americas Opens 20th CNG Station

Amp Americas announced the grand opening of its new public-access Amp CNG fueling station in Buda, Texas, with US Foods serving as the station’s anchor fleet.

Photo of 2019 Lincoln Aviator courtesy of Ford.

Lincoln Planning Plug-in Hybrid Aviator

Lincoln will offer a plug-in hybrid version of its new Aviator three-row SUV that it revealed at the New York International Auto Show on March 28, the company announced.

Volkswagen's Matthew Renna

VW Taps Tesla Manager to Head Electrification in North America

Volkswagen has hired Matthew Renna as its vice president over the development of its electrified vehicle architecture. Renna formerly served as program manager for Tesla's Model S and Model X vehicles.

 

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