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Calif. City Switches to Renewable Natural Gas

The City of Long Beach, Calif., recently began dispensing renewable natural gas (RNG) at its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The station is used for the city’s growing fleet of refuse trucks and street sweepers.

Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems to Offer Electric Transit Van

Lightning Systems will offer commercial fleets a battery-electric heavy duty Ford Transit van in early 2018 under a partnership with New Eagle, the vehicle modifier announced.

The Reuters News Agency is reporting that Tesla's electric truck will be a day cab model without a sleeper. Photo: Tesla

More Details Emerge on Tesla Electric Big Rig

Tesla's soon-to-be-unveiled all-electric truck will be a day cab model with a 200- to 300-mile daily operating range, according to a report by Reuters.

Run on Less Kicks Off as Participants Aim for 9 mpg

Run on Less, billed as a first-of-its-kind national fuel efficiency roadshow, has kicked off this week from multiple locations around the country.

A sketch released by Bollinger Motors of the all-electric B1 sport/utility truck with four doors. (Image courtesy of Bollinger Motors)

Bollinger Releases B1 Four-Door Image

Bollinger Motors revealed the first image of the four-door version of its B1 all-electric sport/utility truck. The sketch also shows off a new orange exterior color which will also be available at launch.

Photo via flickr/United Soybean Board.

Minnesota Increases Biodiesel Mandate to 20 Percent

Diesel fuel in Minnesota will contain a mix of 20% soybeans or other renewable sources by May 2018, the result of a new B20 diesel mandate.

Photo of fuel cell testing courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

Mercedes-Benz Readying Next-Gen Fuel Cell Tech

Mercedes-Benz will show a pre-production model of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered version of its GLC compact luxury SUV later this month at the IAA Frankfort Motor Show.

Photo of Harald Krüger, BMW AG chairman, and Klaus Fröhlich, board member, at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

BMW to Offer 12 EVs by 2025

BMW plans to offer 25 vehicles with some kind of electrification by 2025, including 12 battery-electric models, the company's chairman said ahead of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

Photo of 2017 Bolt EV courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Expands Bolt EV Nationwide

The Bolt EV was initially rolled out in select states in December. Since then, 12,249 Bolt EVs have been sold with 11,670 vehicles sold this year through Aug. 30.

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) has introduced an amendment that would defund the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act. Photo: Office of Rep. Gary Palmer

Transportation Group Opposes De-Funding Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

A large group representing manufacturers, transportation associations, and clean air and health advocates sent a letter to the House of Representatives opposing a proposed amendment to the House Interior-EPA appropriations bill that would remove all funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

Kenworth T680 with 76-inch sleeper. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Joins SuperTruck II Project

Kenworth has announced that it will participate in the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck II program, collaborating closely with the Paccar Technical Center and DAF Trucks, a subsidiary of Paccar, to develop fuel efficient technologies.

Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar Land Rover to Electrify Entire Lineup by 2020

Jaguar Land Rover will offer electrified versions across its lineup by 2020, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and mild hybrid models, the company announced.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Prices Remain Elevated by Harvey

The national average gasoline price spiked 27 cents to $2.65 for the week, as a result of Hurricane Harvey's deluge in the Gulf Coast, according to AAA.

Graphic courtesy of NHTSA.

Toyota Highlanders Recalled for Roof Accessories

The recall covers 1,121 2017 model-year Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid mid-size SUVs.

Drivers like the yard truck's quiet operation. Photo: Orange EV

Electric Yard Truck Deployed to McDonald's Distribution Network

Orange EV and The Anderson DuBose Company have deployed the first all-electric Class 8 yard truck in the McDonald’s distribution network.

Photo of GLC F-Cell hybrid courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Hydrogen-Powered Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell Hybrid to Arrive in 2019

Mercedes-Benz will begin selling its hydrogen-powered GLC F-Cell hybrid in the U.S. in late 2019 amid a push by automakers to introduce more zero-emissions vehicles ahead of more stringent emissions regulations, the automaker announced.

Mitsubishi Fuso's all-electric eCanter truck has a daily range of approximately 60 miles, based on configuration.  Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

UPS to Test Mitsubishi Fuso's All-Electric Cabover

Three of the new all-electric trucks will be deployed in North America by UPS for testing and evaluation.

Joshua Brown's Tesla sedan, after the crash with a truck that took his life. Photo: NTSB/Florida Highway Patrol

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to over-reliance on vehicle automation” are the probable cause of the May 7, 2016, collision of a tractor-trailer and a Tesla S sedan operating in autonomous mode.

Photo of the 2018 Leaf courtesy of Nissan.

2018 Nissan Leaf Adds Range, Cuts Price

Nissan's Leaf 2.0 arrives for 2018 with a 40% increase in range to 150 miles paired with a price cut of $690 to $29,990, as it now faces increasing competition from Tesla and Chevrolet to deliver more affordable, higher-range battery-electric vehicles.

The Hickory fueling station is open to commercial fleet vehicles and the general public. Photo: Piedmont Natural Gas

Piedmont Natural Gas Opens CNG Station in N.C.

The station is located in Hickory, North Carolina, and is the company's 11th public refueling station.

California legislators may soon target older diesel trucks in a new round of tough state emissions regulations. Photo: Jim Park

California Gears up for Stricter Diesel Truck Emissions Regulations

Diesel-powered trucks appear to be in the crosshairs once again as California legislators, citing overwhelming public support, call for even tougher emissions regulations.

Photo via EveryCarListed/Flickr.

New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.3 in August

The average fuel economy of new vehicles has decreased by 0.1 mpg in August, to 25.3 mpg, from July, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, Ph.D., researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

In June, New York City ordered thirty-two EV ARC units, valued at $2.14M — Envision's largest order. Photo courtesy of Envision Solar.

Oakland Latest City to Employ Mobile EV Charging Stations

The City of Oakland, Calif., is joining municipalities across the country in acquiring emissions-free electric vehicle (EV) charging and emergency power with help from San Diego-based Envision Solar.

Randomly selected Domino's customers in Ann Arbor, Mich., will have the opportunity to receive their pizza order from a Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Domino’s Testing Self-Driving Fusion Hybrid for Pizza Delivery

Researchers from Ford and Domino's will study how Ann Arbor, Mich., customers interact with the autonomous vehicle delivering their pizza order.

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NGVAmerica Names New President

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) today announced that Daniel Gage has been named its new president.

 

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