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The Cummins Urban Hauler EV is an all-electric, Class 7 day cab tractor designed for urban delivery, drayage and port facility applications. Photo: Jim Park

Cummins Unveils Class 7 All-Electric Daycab Tractor

Cummins has beaten Tesla to the punch with its unveiling of a new, all-electric truck, dubbed the Urban Hauler EV.

Randomly selected Domino's customers in Ann Arbor, Mich., will have the opportunity to receive their pizza order from a Ford Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Domino’s Testing Self-Driving Fusion Hybrid for Pizza Delivery

Researchers from Ford and Domino's will study how Ann Arbor, Mich., customers interact with the autonomous vehicle delivering their pizza order.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Hurricane Harvey Drives up Gasoline Prices

National gasoline prices spiked amid the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, as the average price increased 4 cents to $2.37 per gallon for the week ending Aug. 28, according to AAA.

The Reuters News Agency is reporting that Tesla's electric truck will be a day cab model without a sleeper. Photo: Tesla

More Details Emerge on Tesla Electric Big Rig

Tesla's soon-to-be-unveiled all-electric truck will be a day cab model with a 200- to 300-mile daily operating range, according to a report by Reuters.

Photo courtesy of NJPA

NJPA Adds Electric Vehicle Supply Category

The National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) awarded five vendors in its newest category, Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Related Services.

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Nev. County to Purchase 45 Grant-Funded BEVs, Hybrids

Clark County, Nev., commissioners have decided to accept $620,000 in grant funding to purchase 35 hybrid vehicles and 10 electric vehicles for the county fleet.

Nearly three dozen National Drive Electric Week events are being held in states that are a part of Midwest EVOLVE. Photo: Clean Fuels Ohio

Seven States Host Midwest Clean Air Events

The Evolve program emphasizes the clean-air benefits and cost-savings of plug-in electric cars. The vehicles are being showcased in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota.

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.

 

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