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GM Discontinues CNG Impala for 2017

General Motors will cease production of its fleet-oriented bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) Chevrolet Impala sedan as part of its 2017 model-year lineup.

Photo of a CNG-powered Ford Transit van courtesy of Westport.

CARB Certifies Westport's CNG Transit Van

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified Westport Innovations’ compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Westport WiNG Power System that is used in the Ford Transit cargo van and passenger wagon, and the F-150 truck for MY- 2016.

California Utility Injects $7.5M to Inspire Drivers to Go Electric

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced it will invest $7.5 million over the next five years to develop a bold new education campaign to create awareness, expand electric vehicle (EV) ownership, and lead the charge among large cities to electrify the transportation sector.

Columbia Gas of Ohio Builds Training Center

Columbia Gas of Ohio has announced that it will build a new state-of-the-art training facility in Gahanna, Ohio.

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Gasoline Increases to $2.24 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline increased 2.2 cents to $2.242 for the week ending May 16, according to federal records.

Colorado Approves EV Tax Credit

Colorado has passed a bill that provides a $5,000 tax credit for in-state buyers of battery-electric vehicles.

Atlanta Opens New CNG Fueling Station

The City of Atlanta opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at its solid waste facility in April. The station will allow the city to transition the entire solid waste fleet from diesel to CNG.

Photo: Superior Energy Systems

Propane Autogas Dispensers Receive Canadian Underwriters Listings

Superior Energy Systems’ electronic propane autogas fuel dispensers have received across-the-board Canadian Standards Association (CSA) listings per Underwriters Laboratories UL 495 and CAN1-12.4 standards.

Photo courtesy of Republic Services.

Republic's $117K to Fund Boise EV Fleet

Republic Services of Idaho presented the City of Boise, Idaho, with a check for $117,000 to launch the city’s first electric-vehicle fleet.

Photo of 2017 A4 courtesy of Audi.

Audi to Launch 20 Models This Year

Audi is launching 20 new or refreshed models in 2016 with a tilt toward SUVs and crossovers, including its Q2 compact SUV arriving in November, Audi's CEO told shareholders on May 12.

On May 11 the propane autogas Ford F-150 visited the State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Okla. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Tour Heads East

Alliance AutoGas is headed into the second half of its 5,300-plus mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip with a converted propane autogas Ford F-150 trailering a propane autogas mower.

Photo of Vision Next 100 Concept courtesy of BMW.

BMW Prepping Electric Flagship for 2021

BMW is taking a more measured approach to battery-electric vehicles and will introduce a flagship EV called the iNext that will supplant its 7-Series sedan in 2021, its CEO told shareholders on May 12.

Photo of the propane autogas shuttle courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

Propane Autogas Fueling Fla. Agency's Paratransit Fleet

LeeTran, a transit department of Lee County, Fla., has increased its propane fleet to make up 45% of its entire paratransit fleet.

Photo of CNG refuse truck courtesy of Waste Industries.

Waste Industries Invests $7M in CNG Vehicles, Fueling

Waste Industries will add 22 refuse and service trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to its fleet at its Wilmington, N.C. facility, and unveil the vehicles at a May 12 event.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

UPS Expands San Antonio Fleet, Adds CNG Tractors

UPS is expanding its San Antonio, Texas, package processing facility in a move that will add 150 more delivery vehicles and 40 Class 8 tractors powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

Feds Predict Higher Fuel Price Increases

Federal officials have raised their expectations for diesel and gasoline prices this year and are predicting even larger hikes coming for 2017, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Nikola One's components sit low on the frame and at the wheels for excellent stability, the company says. Composite body panels offer strength and are light in weight. Image: Nikola Motor Co.

Specialty Firm Announces New Electric Road Tractor

Nikola Motor (as in Nikola Tesla) says it's developing a 2,000-hp turbine hybrid-electric highway tractor whose operating costs will be half that of a diesel truck.

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Calif. Exceeding Zero-Emission Vehicle Goal

Nearly 12% of new light-duty vehicle purchases made by California state agencies are now zero-emission, exceeding Gov. Jerry Brown’s goal of 10% set forth in a 2012 executive order.

The Ford F-150 leaves Asheville, heading on to Oklahoma City. (PHOTO: Alliance Autogas)

Alliance Autogas Ride Hits Oklahoma City

The Alliance AutoGas converted Ford F-150 is halfway through its 5,500-mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride.”

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Gasoline Prices Dip to $2.22 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fell 2 cents to $2.22 for the week ending May 9, according to federal data.

Propane vehicles are displacing about 1 million gallons of gasoline and 1,600 cubic-feet of greenhouse gas emissions annually in the Seattle area. (PHOTO: Joanne Tucker)

Propane Autogas Ford F-150 Hits Northwest in Coast-to-Coast Tour

Alliance Autogas began its coast-to-coast tour in Kansas, with the propane-converted pickup making it up to Washington in just a few short days before it continues on to California. The ride is to support the message to fleets that "it’s really not that hard to convert."

Photo of Bolt EV courtesy of GM.

AltCar Expo Launches Ride & Drive at California Capitol

AltCar Expo will present the largest array of alternative-fuel vehicles ever assembled at the California State Capitol and will host a Ride & Drive on Monday, May 9.

New-Vehicle MPG Drops in April

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in April was 25.2 mpg — down 0.1 mpg from the value for March, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

SoCalGas Looking Into Natural Gas Trucks

Based on the results on a recently released technical paper, SoCalGas will be deploying near-zero emissions heavy-duty trucks fueled by increasing volumes of renewable natural gas.

The propane mower is a 2013 Exmark Lazer Z Ultra Cut 60 powered by a 25.5 hp Kawasaki FX801 V-Twin gasoline engine, converted to propane by Alliance Small Engines. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Phoenix Hosts Propane-Powered Coast-to-Coast Ride

The record-breaking conversion of the Ford F-150 by Alliance AutoGas is on the road heading to Phoenix on a 5,500-mile, 12-city tour.


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