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Peter Fleet (right), group vice president and president, Asia Pacific, Ford Motor Company, and Mr. Jin Zheyong, chairman and president, Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd. Photo: Ford

Ford Sets Up Joint Venture for EVs in China

Ford signed a memorandum of understanding with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd., to secure a joint venture for the development, production, marketing, and servicing of a new line of all-electric passenger vehicles in China.

The StreetScooter Work XL Photo: Ford

DHL Adds Electric Ford Transit Vans in Germany

Ford and Deutsche Post Group subsidiary StreetScooter GmbH have presented the first of their jointly produced electric delivery vans, the StreetScooter Work XL.

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NYC's 2017 Vehicle Purchases Average 83 MPG

Driven by an investment in electric vehicles (EVs), fuel economy of new non-emergency light- and medium-duty vehicle purchases for the New York City fleet reached 83.7 mpg in fiscal-year 2017.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Prices Fall to $2.33 Per Gallon

The national price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell 2 cents to $2.33 for the week of Aug. 21 as fuel prices rose on the West Coast and Rockies, and fell in the Midwest, East Coast, and South, reports AAA.

Photo of I.D. Buzz concept vehicle courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen's Electric Minibus to Arrive in 2022

Volkswagen will produce its I.D. Buzz concept vehicle as a battery-electric minibus that will arrive in North America in 2022 to help the automaker meet its aggressive goal to electrify its lineup by 2025.

Securitas Adds GreenRoad Tech to Improve Safety, Cut Emissions

Security provider Securitas has partnered with GreenRoad to improve driver safety among its 11,000 employees by using the company's telematics technology.

Toyota will be testing an electric carsharing service at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University. Photo via Chris Brown/Flickr

Toyota to Launch Electric Carsharing in Thailand

Toyota Motor Corp. will test a carsharing service using its mini electric vehicles in Bangkok, Thailand

Trailer skirts like this one benefit some carriers, but not enough fleets so they should be mandated, contend trailer makers. Photo: Utility Trailer Mfg.

GHG Rule Review Pleases Trailer Makers, Concerns Some Stakeholders

The Trump administration’s announcement that it will revisit parts of the Phase 2 greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules were greeted with cautious optimism by the trailer makers who pushed for the review, but with concern by other parties.

Photo courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai to Launch Next-Gen Fuel Cell SUV

Hyundai Motor will offer a new hydrogen fuel cell utility vehicle that's part of the company's goal of increasing the number of its green vehicle models in the next five years.

Photo via EveryCarListed/Flickr.

New Vehicle MPG Increases to 25.4

The average fuel economy for new vehicles increased 0.3 mpg to 25.4 mpg in July from June levels as a result of a lower proportion of pickups offered, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Image courtsy of Motiv

Electric Refuse Trucks Headed to Los Angeles

Motiv Power Systems announced an order for two battery-electric refuse trucks by the City of Los Angeles' Sanitation Department.

Many fuel economy experts say trailers need to be part of the equation. Photo: TrailerTails

EPA to Reconsider GHG Standards for Trailers, Glider Kits

Just months before new greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency rules affecting trailers and glider kits are scheduled to start taking effect, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to revisit those rules.

Screenshot of e-Pedal technology via Nissan.

Nissan Details Next-Gen Leaf Rollout

Nissan will show its next-generation LEAF battery-electric sedan at eight National Drive Electric Week events following its global reveal on Sept. 5, Nissan has announced.

Hyundai Planning Long-Range EV for 2021

The Hyundai Motor Co. plans to produce a long-range battery-electric sedan under its Genesis brand as a Tesla fighter that would provide a range of 310 miles, reports Reuters.

Photo of Torrance, Calif., hydrogen station by Thi Dao.

California Funds More Hydrogen Stations

The California Energy Commission has awarded $16 million to a Houston-based company to develop seven new hydrogen stations in the northern part of the state, according to a release.

Photo of i3 charging port courtesy of BMW.

BMW Touts Electrified Vehicle Sales Milestone

The BMW Group has sold more than 50,000 electrified vehicles globally in 2017, which marks a more than 70% increase for an automaker that has been aggressively adding plug-in hybrids to its lineup in the past year.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Remains Flat at $2.35 Per Gallon

The nation's average price of regular unleaded stayed at $2.35 per gallon for the week ending Aug. 14 as a result of strong demand, high imports, and increasing production, according to AAA.

Screenshot via ACT Research

Truck Fuel Calculator Compares Diesel to the Alternatives

ACT Research’s Truck Fuel Calculator now covers operating cost comparisons between diesel, natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell and electric drive train options to help fleets compare and determine the best fit for the application.

Waste Management Opens 100th Station

At a ceremony in Oklahoma City, Okla., industry representatives, local and state officials joined the company to dedicate the fueling station. The company also celebrated a significant milestone of operating 6,000 natural gas trucks, which is the largest heavy-duty fleet of its kind in North America.

Chanje's V8070 is a Class 5 that promises to haul up to 6,000 lb of payload and 580 cu-ft of cargo space at about 50 MPGe fuel economy in city and highway driving. Photo: Chanje

Ryder Named Exclusive Provider for Chanje Electric Van

Chanje Electric Vehicles will be available for sale, lease and short-term rental at strategic U.S. locations. Ryder also offers comprehensive and preventive maintenance for Chanje EVs.

Overhead lines, like these in Siemens' Swedish demo eHighway, will provide power for trucks. Photo: Siemens

Siemens to Build eHighway Demo in Germany

A new “eHighway," which will allow specially equipped hybrid trucks to access electric power via an overhead trolley-type system, will be built on a 10-kilometer stretch of autobahn in Germany.

Photo of Scott Pruitt via Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

Trump's EPA Expands Review of Obama's Mileage Rules

The Trump administration is reopening a federal review of Obama-era fuel economy rules covering the 2022 to 2025 model years, and expanding the review to include the 2021 model year signed into law in 2012.

Photo courtesy of Oklahoma Gas & Electric

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Saves with Auxiliary Power System

Using Volta's Electric Auxiliary Power System, OG&E workers can operate equipment with the engine off for a greener operation, a quiet service, and a more efficient fleet.

Photo of joint venture signing courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo, Geely Form EV Tech Sharing Companies

Volvo Cars and its parent, Geely Holding, have formed two entities to share existing and future technology to help accelerate the development of electrified vehicles for Geely vehicles in China and Volvo cars.

Based on emails obtained by Reuters, it appears Tesla's new electric truck will have some autonomous and platooning capabilities. Photo: Tesla

Telsa Wants to Test Self-Driving Class 8 Electric Truck in Two States

According to published reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has reached out to California and Nevada DMV officials to set up tests of his all-electric Class 8 truck in platooning operations on public highways.

 

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