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Propane FedEx Vehicles to Serve New York

FedEx will deploy its first propane autogas delivery vehicle developed in a partnership with ROUSH CleanTech later this year, the company announced Thursday at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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Ford E-Series Vans Get XL Hybrid Powertrain

XL Hybrids has developed a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain for Ford E-Series cutaway and stripped chassis vans, the vehicle modifier announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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UPS to Add $70M in Propane Autogas Vehicles, Fueling

United Parcel Service will invest $70 million to purchase 1,000 propane autogas delivery trucks and install 50 fueling stations at UPS sites to support them, the company announced today.

NTEA Green Truck Summit Gives Attendees an Alt-Fuel Overview

This year’s NTEA Green Truck Summit was kicked off with a keynote address by Patrick Davis, director of the Vehicle Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), who joined the attendees via video link due to the ongoing winter weather storms.

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Ford's Gaseous-Prep F-650, F-750 Expand NGV Market

Ford's gaseous-prep V-10 engine for its redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks offers a forward-thinking option that will open up new fleet markets, vehicle modifiers told GreenFleetMagazine.com.

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Cummins Recalling 25K Natural Gas Engines for Fire Risk

Cummins Inc. and the engine maker’s joint venture, Cummins Westport Inc., are recalling 25,013 natural gas engines because a sensor might fail in extremely cold weather and pose a fire risk.

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EPA Finalizes Tier 3 Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set new vehicle emissions standards that lower the sulfur content of gasoline beginning in 2017 under its Tier 3 regulation, the agency announced Monday.

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Pa. Provides $8M in Alt-Fuel Grants

The State of Pennsylvania is opening its $8 million Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) program on March 1, providing public and private fleets with incentives to purchase or convert their vehicles to alternative-fuel vehicles.

XL Hybrids Named 'Energy Innovation Pioneer' by IHS Energy

XL Hybrids, developer of hybrid electric powertrains for commercial vans and trucks, announced March 4 that IHS Energy has named the company an "Energy Innovation Pioneer."

Honda's Earth Dreams hybrid two-motor system.

Honda Expands Use of Two-Motor Hybrid System

Honda Motor Co. will expand use of its next-generation gasoline-electric hybrid system, following its decision to end production of the Insight Hybrid, the automaker has announced.

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Hyundai to Premiere Intrado Concept at Geneva Motor Show

The South Korea­‑based automaker will publicly unveil the Intrado at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next week.

Cummins ISL-G medium-duty CNG engine.

Diesel Slides, CNG Rises in Commercial Truck Engines

Diesel-powered engines remained the dominant fuel powering newly registered commercial trucks in 2013, as vehicle owners continued pushing adoption of natural gas powerplants, according to Polk.

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XL Hybrids and Knapheide Mark Completion of 100th Fleet Powertrain Installation

XL Hybrids, Inc., developer of hybrid electric powertrains for commercial vans and trucks, and Knapheide Manufacturing Company, a commercial vehicle equipment providers in North America, have announced that Knapheide has completed more than 100 installations of XL Hybrids’ XL3 powertrain on fleet vehicles.

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Honda Ends Production of Insight Hybrid

Honda Motor Co. will cease production of its Insight model almost two decades after it arrived in as the first mass production gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle in the U.S.

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IKEA Enhances EV Infrastructure

The home furnishing retailer recently added four Blink electric vehicle charging stations at one of its Chicago-area stores as part of its partnership with Car Charging Group, Inc.

Porsche has plans to develop a hybrid version of the soon-to-release 2015 Macan.

Porsche to Build Plug-In Hybrid Macan

Porsche is developing a plug-in hybrid version of its 2015 Macan compact SUV introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, two top officials with the automaker announced.

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Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid Headed for Europe

Volkswagen will introduce the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid compact car in Europe after bringing it to the Geneva International Motor Show starting March 4.

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Freightliner S2G Propane Autogas Truck in Final Testing Phase

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. is completing final testing of pre-production S2G propane autogas trucks and expects to begin production of the vehicle in the summer, according to a company spokesperson.

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Ohio Considers $16M Gas Vehicle Conversion Fund

Ohio lawmakers are considering setting up a $16 million vehicle conversion fund for commercial fleet operators to convert fleet vehicles to run on natural gas or propane autogas.

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Legislation Restoring Federal Biodiesel Incentives Introduced

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. to reinstate a tax incentive that expired at the end of 2013 when it comes to the production of domestic biodiesel fuel.

Tata 3.8L natural gas engine featuring Westport WP580 Engine Management System. (CNW Group/Westport Innovations Inc.)

Westport, India's Tata Motors Develop Natural Gas Engine

Westport Innovations and India’s Tata Motors Limited have launched a new spark-ignited (SI) natural gas 3.8L turbocharged engine featuring the Westport WP580 Engine Management System (EMS).

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Nissan Introduces CNG Version of Urvan to Thai Market

Nissan has introduced the NV350 Urvan CNG, a new version of the commercial vehicle powered by a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) engine.

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Obama Energy Trust Would Fund Alternative Vehicle Technologies

President Barack Obama has proposed setting up a federal energy security trust to fund development of alternative vehicle development by repealing subsidies to the oil and gas industry.

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China Looks to Clean Air with Electric-Vehicle Subsidies

China has announced that it will increase its subsidies for electric vehicles as part of scheme to minimize air pollution, according to a report by Bloomberg.com.

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Chinese Company Takes Over Failed Fisker

China's Wanxiang Group will take over luxury hybrid maker Fisker Automotive Inc., after a federal bankruptcy court granted approval Tuesday.

 

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