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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Log 1M Miles in Calif.

Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles have logged 1 million miles through FirstElement's True Zero fueling network in California, the fuel vendor reported.

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Tesla Names Corporate Sales Manager

Tesla Motors Inc. has appointed fleet industry veteran Michael Stafford as its North American Corporate Sales Manager.

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Final Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 Regs Unveiled

The federal government released highly anticipated "Phase 2" greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules for medium and heavy-duty vehicles Tuesday, which in some ways go further than the original proposal unveiled last year.

Zebulon Promotes Alternative Fuels to Neb. Fleets

Zebulon Innovations is working with Nebraskan alt-fuels companies Otte Oil and Propane and C.A.F.E. Nebraska to educate and promote the use of of liquid propane gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) for fleets.

Clean Diesel Technologies Converts $8.5M into Stock

Clean Diesel Technologies (CDTi) reached an agreement to convert $8.5 million in debt into its common stock, the company revealed in financial results for the second quarter ending June 30.

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Gasoline Prices Hold Steady

The national average price of regular unleaded remained flat as the summer driving season draws to a close, according to federal data and AAA data.

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Toyota Recalls RAV4, Lexus HS 250h for Suspension

The recall covers approximately 337,000 older vehicles that need replacement rear suspension arm assemblies.

Ford Receives $6M Fuel Cell Grant

Ford Motor Co. has received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) has announced.

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Wash. County Utility Considers Renewable Diesel

The Chelan County (Wash.) Public Utility District is considering making the switch to renewable biodiesel to fuel its fleet.

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GM Recalls Malibu Hybrid for Stalling

The recall, which covers 534 2016 model-year cars, will allow dealers to address faulty installations of the manual service disconnect switch.

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Sacramento County Adopts Renewable Diesel

Sacramento County, Calif. has begun using renewable diesel to fuel many of its heavy-duty vehicles, including more than 400 municipal public works trucks and specialty vehicles.

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Nissan Unveils Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Vehicle in Brazil

In Brazil, Nissan Motor Co. revealed a solid oxide fuel cell powered prototype vehicle that runs on bio-ethanol electric power.

Musk Teases Solar Roof

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk hopes SolarCity could release a “solar roof” for homes that would be a separate entity from the solar modules that the company already provides and could eventually help power electric vehicles.

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BMW Details 2017 740e Plug-In Hybrid

BMW's 2017 740e plug-in hybrid should deliver a combined fuel economy of 64 miles per gallon equivalent and provides 14 miles of electric range, the automaker has announced.

Suppliers of high-efficiency, low-carbon transport vehicles and equipment are listed on the map at www.calstart.org. Image: CalStart

255 U.S. Firms Involved in Clean Transport, CalStart Map Shows

New report says U.S. heavy-duty truck suppliers and the nation benefit from strong efficiency and emissions rules.

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Sharp Energy Develops Propane Fueling Station with Alliance Autogas

Sharp Energy, Inc., opened a fueling station in in Georgetown, Del., which was developed in partnership with Alliance AutoGas.

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XL Hybrids Touts Ford Transit MPG Improvement

XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results that validate a 26% improvement in mpg on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.

DFW Airport Gains Carbon Neutral Status

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has reached carbon neutral status partly because the airport converted its fleet to cleaner-burning compressed natural gas (CNG), which has reduced carbon emissions by 25%.

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Gasoline Prices Remain Steady

The national average price of gasoline held steady during the first week of August near the $2.15 level, as abundant supplies continue to keep the price lower.

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Truck Groups Take Issue with California Sustainable Freight Plan

The release of the final version of California’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan has been met with harsh criticism by two groups representing Golden State’s truck-fleet operators.

VW Diesel Trust Prioritizes Government Over Commercial Fleets

The $2.7 billion trust fund set up under the proposed settlement between Volkswagen and environmental regulators would likely give priority to government fleets over their commercial brethren to eliminate diesel vehicles, according to a leading diesel group.

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Mass. City Converts 25% of Fleet to Electric Vehicles

The City of New Bedford, Mass. has converted more than a quarter of its general use fleet to electric vehicles, making it the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Frito-Lay Fleet Reaches CNG Milestone

Frito-Lay's fleet of compressed natural gas-fueled trucks and vans have logged more than 100 million miles in the past five years, the PepsiCo division has announced.

Postal Fleet Services Leases 20 CNG Trucks from Ryder

Postal Fleet Services has signed a Ryder ChoiceLease Full Service agreement for 20 compressed natural gas heavy-duty trucks to support its mail-delivery operations in four states.

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New Vehicle Fuel Economy Inches Higher

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in July increased 0.1 mpg to 25.4 mpg from June, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

 
 

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