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CARB Reaffirms Emissions Standards

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted to maintain its greenhouse gas emission standards and zero-emission vehicle program for passenger cars and light-duty trucks sold in the state through 2025.

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New Car-Sharing Service in Japan features Nissan’s Ultra-Compact EV

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and the City of Yokohama introduced a round-trip car sharing service on March 20, 2017, featuring the Nissan New Mobility Concept, an ultra-compact electric vehicle.

AkzoNobel Commits to Carbon-Neutral Fleet by 2050

AkzoNobel has committed to accelerating its sustainability agenda by announcing a new ambition to use 100% renewable energy and become carbon neutral by 2050.

The Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine is a larger-displacement natural gas engine suitable for a variety of heavy-duty vehicles, including regional-haul truck/tractor, vocational, and refuse applications. (Photo courtesy of Cummins, Inc.)

Fleet Now Operating Zero-Emissions Natural Gas Engine

Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI), a drayage trucking company in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., has begun using one of the first Cummins Westport (CWI) ISX12 G low-NOx natural gas engines for its trucking operations.

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ROUSH CleanTech Recalls Propane Conversion Kits

Dealers need to replace fuel control valve solenoids to fix a problem that can lead to engine stalling.

Cost Estimates Overstated for Pollution Standards, Study Finds

Cost estimates for meeting MPG and pollution standards are overstated by as much as 40 percent, according to a study by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

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PG&E Reaps the Rewards of Fleet Electrification

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) unveiled the environmental benefits and cost-savings from its fleet electrification efforts.

Stacey Snyder, conversion specialist from Alliance AutoGas, in Asheville, N.C., performing the live conversion. (PHOTO: ALLIANCE AUTOGAS)

Alliance AutoGas Beats Conversion Record

Alliance AutoGas conversion specialists upfitted a 2017 Ford F-250 live, in the record-setting time of 1:21:00, at the recent Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo of Kia Niro courtesy of Kia.

Kia Recalls Niro for Power Steering

The recall, set to begin April 7, covers 135 2017-model year hybrid crossovers.

Photo of 2017 F-250 XL courtesy of Ford.

Landi Renzo's CNG 2017 F-250/F-350 Certified

Torrance, Calif.-based Landi Renzo has gained approval from the Environmental Protection Agency to produce bi-fuel and dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of Ford's F-250 and F-350 6.2L V-8 engine with the gaseous prep engine package.

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Gasoline Prices Stay Flat

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded remained flat at $2.29 per gallon for the week ending March 20, as drivers are now paying about 31 cents more than a year ago, according to the AAA.

Photo of Model S courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla Discontinues Base Model S

Tesla will discontinue its entry-level Model S 60 and all-wheel 60D sedans that carry a $68,000 price point, and will sell the 75 and 75D sedans that retail for at least $74,500 as the entry models, the company announced in a letter to owners.

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Alkane to License Assembly Operations in North America

Alkane Truck Company, a South Carolina-based assembler of alternative fuel vehicles, has announced plans to establish more than a dozen assembly facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico over the next three years.

Photo of Model 3 courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla Raises $1.2B to Bolster Model 3

Tesla has sold $1.2 billion in common shares and convertible senior notes to support the roll-out of the Model 3, the Palo Alto company announced.

Photo of Hyundai Sonata courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Recalls Sonata Cars for Seat Belts

The recall affects more than 977,000 vehicles, including gasoline electric hybrid models, in the 2011 to 2015 model years.

Photo of 2017-MY MDX courtesy of Acura.

Acura's 2017 MDX Hybrid Starts at $52,935

Acura's gasoline-electric hybrid 2017 MDX compact SUV will retail for at least $52,935 when it arrives in April, Acura has announced.

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Trump Reverses Obama With Fuel Economy Review

Vowing to end the "assault on the American auto industry," President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration at an event outside of Detroit.

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Freightliner to Offer CNG-Equipped Stripped Chassis

Freightliner Custom Chassis, Clean Energy Fuels, and Green Alternative Systems have partnered to provide a compressed natural gas fuel system on FCCC’s CNG MT-45/55 chassis.

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UPS Invests More Than $90M In Natural Gas

UPS said it will invest more than $90 million in natural gas facilities and vehicles, including fueling stations, compressed natural gas trucks and liquefied natural gas vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo USA.

Landi Renzo to Offer Ship-Thru on Ford CNG Vehicles

Landi Renzo USA will begin offering a ship-through channel for customers to take delivery of converted compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks and vans utilizing Ford's existing distribution network from Ford's Ohio Assembly Plant, the company announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Photo by Chris Brown.

Mitsubishi Fuso Bringing Electric eCanter to U.S.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has introduced the eCanter battery-powered Class 4 truck, offering the first 50 units to a select group of customers by the end of the year on a two-year lease.

Photo of XL Hybrids E-350 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford Adds Electrification to Vehicle Modifier Program

Ford has expanded its Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to include companies that install electrified and hydraulic hybrid systems so those vehicles will retain the factory powertrain warranty.

Volvo's EV Should Provide 250 Miles of Range

Volvo's first battery-electric vehicle should provide 250 miles of range and cost at least $35,000 when it arrives in 2019, Volvo Car USA's CEO told journalists at the Geneva auto show.

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Gasoline Prices Inch Lower to $2.30

The national average price for unleaded gasoline has fallen for 10 consecutive days to $2.30 per gallon following nearly a month of flat prices, according to AAA.

Vehicles are lined up for the acceleration test, pitting calibrated vehicles with uncalibrated ones. Photo by Andy Lundin

Derive Efficiency Hosts Track Day

On March 3, Derive Efficiency hosted a track day for public and private fleets and the media, showing the differences in performance between a stock vehicle and one calibrated for optimum efficiency.

 

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