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VW's Electrify America Invests $500 Million in EV Charging Stations

Electrify America is installing electric vehicle chargers at more than 100 retail, convenience, and refueling locations in an effort to improve convenience for EV drivers.

Photo of 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn with 5.7L V-8 by Paul Clinton.

2019 Ram 1500 Goes on Sale

The 2019 Ram 1500, which is entering its 15th generation, will include a combination of three engines and three powertrains, including a 5.7L V-8, V-8 mild hybrid, 3.6L V-6 mild hybrid, and 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel.

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 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.

The City of Columbus will add 16 more CNG refuse trucks to its fleet. Photo courtesy of City of Columbus

Columbus Adds 16 Grant-Funded CNG Refuse Trucks

The City of Columbus, Ohio, will be purchasing 16 compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks to add to its fleet, partially paid for with $371,600 in grant funding from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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.

Photo courtesy of car2go

car2go's White Paper Highlights Electric Carsharing

car2go has published a white paper showcasing the five main reasons why electric carsharing plays a role in the development of electric mobility.

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.

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.

In a recent tweet apparently aimed at Tesla, electric truck OEM Nikola said it did not need customer deposits to run its business. Photo: Tom Berg

Nikola Jabs Tesla - Vows to Return Pre-Production Deposit Money

In a Tweet on April 4, 2018, electric truck OEM Nikola said it did not need deposit money to operate its busines – an apparent jab at Tesla's long-rumored financial troubles.

Toyota's hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle prototype uses the Toyota Prius as a base model. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Unveils Flexible Fuel Hybrid Vehicle for Brazil

Toyota unveiled a prototype of what it’s calling a hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (Hybrid FFV) for the Brazil market, which can be powered by gasoline and alternative fuel, such as ethanol, as well as Toyota’s hybrid system.

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.

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.

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.

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