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Westport Gains EPA Certification to Modify 2017 Ford Trucks

Westport has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to equip 2017-model-year Ford vehicles with its WiNG Power System that enables the vehicles to run compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid propane gas (LPG), also known as propane autogas.

Photo of an Alpha Baking Company fleet vehicle courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.

Clean Cities Honors Alt-Fuel Fleets

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition has honored five companies at its Green Fleet Award ceremony for leading in the adoption of alternative fuels and clean-vehicle technologies for their fleets.

(clockwise l. to r.) Tesla Model 3, 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, 2016 Toyota Prius, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles

Top 10 Articles of 2016 on GreenFleetMagazine.com

Readers of GreenFleetMagazine.com in 2016 were most interested in news and articles about Tesla's Model 3, the federal SuperTruck initiative, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, and the 2016 Toyota Prius.

New hybrid vans will replace these older 15-passenger gasoline vans. Photo courtesy of NYC Parks

NYC Parks Replaces Passenger Vans with Hybrids

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has ordered 10 15-passenger hybrid vans to increase miles per gallon and reduce vehicle emissions.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Gasoline Prices Rise After OPEC Deal

The national average price of gasoline increased five cents to $2.18 following an agreement from oil-producing countries in the Middle East to cut production.

During the Nikola One unveiling last week, Trevor Milton, Nikola Motor's founder and CEO, announced that Thompson Machinery would be a distributor for the hydrogen-electric tractor. Photo: Tom Berg

Nikola Vehicles to Replace Cat Trucks for Thompson Machinery

Investment to support Cat's discontinued on/off-road trucks can be shifted to Nikola's hydrogen-electric vehicles when they become available.

Photo: Nikola Motor

Daycabs, Vocational Trucks Are Priorities for Nikola

A daycab version of Nikola Motor Co.’s hydrogen-electric heavy-duty tractor will probably be the first one to enter production, said the firm’s founder and CEO, Trevor Milton.

Photo via Flickr/Dan O'Shea

Four Global Cities to Ban Diesel Vehicles by 2025

The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid, and Athens have pledged to ban diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025 in an effort to improve air quality.

A wrap was removed and the Nikola One prototype revolved before the enthusiastic audience at the Dec. 1 unveiling. Liquified hydrogen is stored in bottles behind the long sleeper-cab. Photos: Tom Berg

Nikola One Fuel Cell Electric Truck Promises High Fuel Economy, Low Maintenance

If enthusiasm ensures success, Nikola One, the fuel cell-electric long-haul tractor unveiled Thursday night in Salt Lake City, is a sure thing. It promises low maintenance and high fuel economy, but production is still a ways away.

Partial view of the all-electric Class 8 Nikola One tractor, which will be rolled out on the evening of Dec. 1 in Salt Lake City. Photo: Nikola Motors

Nikola to Unveil Electric Class 8, Strategic Partnership with Ryder

The day has finally arrived when Nikola Motor Company will unveil its electric Class 8 tractor tonight at a press event at the company's Salt Lake City headquarters.

NYPA Awards EV Connect $4M Contract

EV Connect was awarded a $4 million contract from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to install and manage approximately 300 additional Level 2 EV charging stations throughout New York State.

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse to Present Working Hybrid Pickup Concept

Workhorse Group Inc. will present a working concept truck of the W-15 plug-in hybrid electric pickup truck for fleet usage, at the ACT Expo conference from May 1 to 4 in Long Beach, Calif.

Graphic courtesy of FCA.

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Fuel Economy Rises After EPA Testing

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers a range and fuel economy that surpasses manufacturer estimates, according to ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Photo courtesy of GM

NYC Orders 50 Chevrolet Bolt EVs

New York City is purchasing 50 Chevrolet Bolt all-electric vehicles for its fleet. The new contract will help the city reach its goal of acquiring 1,000 electric vehicles by the end of 2017.

EPA Retains 2025 Emissions Targets

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed leaving in place its emissions standards for light-duty vehicles through 2025 in a move that's expected to face opposition from automakers.

Since opening this CNG fueling station in Anderson, S.C., last year, Piedmont has reduced the price of its fuel to $1.37 per GGE. Photo courtesy of Piedmont Natural Gas

CNG Supplier Hopes to Spur Adoption in Southeast

Fuel supplier Piedmont Natural Gas hopes to expand compressed natural gas adoption with lowered fuel prices and contracts with government and commercial fleets in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Chart courtesy of EPA.

EPA Approves Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a 6% increase in the level of biofuels that producers must blend with gasoline and diesel in 2017 that falls significantly short of amount required by the Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

AmeriPride Adds Hybrid Ford Super Duty Trucks

AmeriPride Services has taken delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks powered by hybrid-electric powertrains for the company's uniform rental and linen supply delivery fleet.

Photo via Wikimedia.

Gasoline Slides Ahead of OPEC Meeting

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 1 cent to $2.13 ahead of a Wednesday meeting of oil-producing Middle East nations at a time when gasoline has reached its lowest level in almost a decade, reports AAA.

Photo of 2017 RAV4 Hybrid Limited courtesy of Toyota.

2017 Toyota RAV4 Adds Standard Safety Package

Toyota's safety package becomes standard on all RAV4 models for the 2017 model year, and the nameplate also adds premium and sporty models, Toyota has announced.

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Lightning Hybrids Names Director of International Business Development

Lightning Hybrids has hired Ross MacKerron as its director of international business development for Lightning Hybrids International (LHI). He will be based in the United Kingdom.

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have forced out many older, dirtier drayage trucks. Latest plan will encourage more use of newer, cleaner equipment. Photos by Tom Berg.

Clean Air Plan Encourages Cleaner Vehicles at SoCal Ports

Operation of zero- and near-zero-emissions trucks, locomotives and container-handling equipment would expand beginning in 2019 and culminate with wide use of electric trucks by 2035, according to the latest San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan.

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NG Advantage Names CEO

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. subsidiary NG Advantage LLC has named Enrico "Rico" Biasetti its CEO. Biasetti succeeds Tom Evslin, who will remain chairman of the board of directors, the company announced.

Photo courtesy of Terex

Terex Utilities Offers Idle Mitigation Solution

Terex Utilities now offers customers another option to meet their green fleet needs with the new HyPower IM, the latest innovation in the HyPower hybrid solutions offering.

Toyota Developing Battery EV

Toyota Motor Corp. has formed an in-house venture company that will begin developing a battery-electric vehicle for a company known as a hybrid pioneer starting in December, Toyota has announced.

 

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