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Photo of 2017-MY Accord Hybrid courtesy of Honda.

Honda's 2017 Accord Hybrid Starts at $29,605

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid went on sale at dealerships on June 15 with a retail price of $29,605 and adds several new features for the redesigned model.

Photo showing the inside of the ARDC courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Recieves $66M for Pacifica Hybrid Production

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will receive up to C$85.8 million ($66.7 million) in grant funding from the Ontario, Canada, government to invest in the Windsor Assembly Plant that's building the Chrysler Pacifica minivan.

Agility Merges with Hexagon to Create Agility Fuel Solutions

Agility Fuel Systems and composite CNG cylinder maker Hexagon Composites have announced a merger of the two companies, creating a new entity, Agility Fuel Solutions.

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Nissan Working on Bio-Ethanol Fuel Cell System

Nissan Motor Co. is currently researching and developing a Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered system that runs on bio-ethanol electric power. The SOFC fuel cells produce electricity to charge a battery from the reaction of fuels such as ethanol and natural gas with oxygen.

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Gasoline Increases to $2.39 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 1.8 cents to $2.399 for the week ending June 13, according to federal data.

Mercedes-Benz to Offer Plug-In Fuel Cell SUV

Mercedes-Benz will offer a plug-in electric fuel-cell GLC SUV in 2017 in the U.S. that will provide about 310 miles (500 kilometers) of range as calculated by European standards as part of an aggressive push into electrification, Daimler has announced.

Photo of RAV4 Limited Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Offers 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota will offer fleet incentives for 17 of its 2017 model-year cars, trucks, and SUVs to commercial and government fleets.

Photo of the 2017 i3 94Ah courtesy of BMW.

BMW Updates 2017-MY Sedans, i3 EVs

BMW is updating several models with new engines and adding new standard and optional equipment to its vehicles for the 2017 model year, the automaker announced.

Diesel Car Registrations Rise, California Leads Nation

The U.S. added over 300,000 new clean diesel vehicles in 2015, with the state of California leading the way with a 15.4% increase in the number of registered diesel cars and SUVs in 2015.

Bestway Service Station in Georgetown, Ky. (PHOTO: ANG)

American Natural Gas Opens Public CNG Station in Ky.

American Natural Gas (ANG), a distributor of alternative motor fuels, announced the opening of the first public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Georgetown, Ky.

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Va. County Succeeding With Propane Autogas

Chesterfield County, Va., has saved more than $30,000 in fuel costs and gained more than $35,000 in IRS rebates in less than three years with a fleet greening initiative that has focused on replacing diesel- and gasoline-powered trucks with vehicles that run on propane autogas.

Photo courtesy of City of Los Angeles.

LAPD Adds 100 BMW i3 EVs, Spurns Tesla

The Los Angeles Police Department will lease 100 BMW i3 battery-electric hatchbacks and install DC fast chargers to support the vehicles that the agency will use for community outreach and other police business.

(L-R) Mike Simonds, Brad Northup, and Jessica Sutorus spoke about fleet greening with panel moderator Randy Wilde from the Center for Sustainable Energy.

Fleets Talk Green Procurement at Calif. Vehicle Expo

San Diego County, Calif., is moving toward procuring electric vehicles (EVs) and using renewable diesel, while the City of San Diego is determining which vehicles can be replaced by EVs, fleet professionals said at a recent vehicle expo.

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Cenergy Proves Bi-Fuel Ford F-150 Viable

The F-150 was tested pulling a car trailer with a car and performed flawlessly. Under load and running on the ANG system, the vehicle ran the natural gas down to 65 psi in the tank.

Photo of sixth-generation 528i courtesy of BMW.

BMW Sets 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

BMW will offer incentives for 14 of its 2017 model-year vehicles and the six MINI models under its national corporate fleet program through participating dealers.

LR chassis has a retrofitted Wrightspeed Route turbine-electric system instead of a conventional diesel or natural gas engine and transmission. Photo: Mack Trucks Inc.

Mack to Evaluate Electric Powertrain for Refuse Trucks

Designed as an alternative to conventional piston-engine powertrains, the Wrightspeed Route is a range-extending electric system that propels the truck and helps reduce fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs, the companies said.

DOE Offers $22M in Medium-Duty Grants

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing $22 million to fund research, development, and demonstration for numerous alternative fuel projects, especially those that would improve the efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Photo of Yale University Shuttle courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Yale Considers Carbon Tax for Fleet

Yale University launched a self-imposed carbon tax program earlier this year that levies charges against a number of its departments regarding the amount of carbon used, which is something the university is considering applying to its fleet.

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Polaris Updates GEM Utility Vehicles

Polaris Industries announced details of the 2016 lineup of GEM electric low-speed vehicles. Changes to the previous vehicles include improved ergonomics, ride, and range, as well as more comfort and safety features.

Photo of 2017 Titan crew cab courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Nissan will offer fleet incentives for 17 of its 2017 model-year cars, trucks, and vans, the company has announced.

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Gasoline Rises to $2.38 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fuel increased 4.2 cents to $2.381 for the week ending June 6, according to federal data.

Photo: McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing

McNeilus and Agility Fuel Systems Strike Alliance

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, and Agility Fuel Systems have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a comprehensive natural gas solution for North American heavy-duty fleets.

Photo of GM cutaway buses courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids Develops Hybrid Paratransit Shuttle

XL Hybrids, Inc. has provided its newly-developed hybrid electric low-floor shuttle to ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, an Indiana-based small- and medium-duty bus manufacturer, for paratransit fleets.

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Ohio City Obtains CLEANFleet Certification

The City of Dublin, Ohio, has obtained Tier 5 CLEANFleet certification from the Coalition for Green Fleet Management. This, in addition to the city’s Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) designation, makes Dublin a Fleet Masters operation.

Hyundai Planning EV for Genesis Lineup

Hyundai Motor Co. will add a battery-electric vehicle to its Genesis brand as a way to build out the lineup for the luxury unit it spun off in November.


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