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(Left) Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a joint declaration to set goals for the transition to zero emissions at Southern California ports. Photo: Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

Southern California Mayors Aim for Zero Emissions at Ports

The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, are aiming for zero emissions at the ports or Los Angeles and Long Beach by 2035 as part of their commitment to adopting the Paris Climate Agreement goals in their cities.

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Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrids Recalled for Stalling

The recall, due to begin July 24, covers 1,353 minivans in the 2017 model year.

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Wash. Fleets Saved 20M Gallons of Petroleum in 2016

Western Washington Clean Cities partners and member fleets collectively saved 20.6 million gallons of petroleum last year through fleet efforts. The group recognized eight public-sector fleets and fleet professionals for their efforts.

FCCC S2G Flatbed (propane autogas). Image: FCCC

Freightliner Custom Chassis Touts Fuel Agnosticism

As a company, FCCC is strategically fuel-agnostic, currently building products powered by a range of alternative fuels, including liquified propane gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) as well as traditional diesel and gasoline products.

Photo of 2017 Niro hybrid courtesy of Kia.

Kia Announces 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Kia Motors America has announced dealer-based fleet incentives for 10 of its vehicles for the 2018 model year, including its new Niro hybrid crossover.

In the long term, Cummins officials say electrification will come to every market segment it serves today in one form or another. Photo: Cummins

Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

Cummins announced it will have an all-electric transit powertrain available in 2019 with an extended-range electric vehicle ready in 2020.

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Nissan Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Nissan will offer fleet incentives for 16 of its 2018 model-year cars, trucks, and vans, including the new Rogue Sport subcompact SUV, the company has announced.

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ROUSH CleanTech Offers Propane Autogas Medium-Duty Engine

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a medium-duty engine powered by a propane autogas that's 75% cleaner than the current emissions standard and has been approved for use by regulators, according to the company.

BlueLA Electric Car Sharing Program has launched in Los Angeles. Photo via Wikimedia/BDS2006 (talk)

Los Angeles Launches Electric Carsharing Program

BlueLA Electric Car Sharing Program will help Los Angeles meet its clean air goals, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide residents of some of its most disadvantaged communities with self-service access to electric vehicles.

Photo of Orion Assembly Plant courtesy of GM.

GM Builds Fleet of Self-Driving Bolt EVs

General Motors unveiled a fleet of 130 Chevrolet Bol EV test vehicles equipped with self-driving technology that it plans to "deploy at scale," the company has announced.

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GM Sets 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

General Motors has announced fleet incentives for its 2018 model-year vehicles for the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands, which includes first-time fleet incentives for the Bolt EV and second-generation Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup.

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Calif. City to Deploy Battery-Electric Garbage Truck

The City of Sacramento, Calif., will soon be using the state’s first battery-electric automated left-side loader garbage truck. The Class 8 electric refuse vehicle is powered by Motiv Power Systems’ electric powertrain.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Prices Fall Across the Board

Drivers are spending an average of 3 cents less at the pump that a week ago as national average gasoline prices have been falling across the country, the AAA reported.

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Attorneys General Vow to Fight Emissions Easing By Trump

A coalition of 13 attorneys general led by New York's Eric Schneiderman told the Trump administration it could expect a "vigorous" legal challenge to any attempt to weaken pollution standards for light duty vehicles.

Matheson Trucking has announced it will add 27 new CNG-powered tractors to its fleet this year. Photo: Matheson Trucking

California Carrier Doubles CNG-Powered Fleet Size

Despite the fall-off in interest in natural gas fuel with the return of cheaper diesel prices, Sacramento's Matheson Trucking remains committed to increasing the use of clean energy fuels.

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Los Angeles Completes Battery-Electric Refuse Truck Demo

The City of Los Angeles Sanitation has completed its battery-electric refuse truck demonstration project with BYD and Wayne Engineering. This demo vehicle logged more than 5,200 miles and drove up to 108 miles per day.

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Md. County Adds 16 Bolt EVs

Montgomery County, Md., has purchased 16 new Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles (EVs) at a cost of $622,254. These additions bring the county up to 243 electric and hybrid vehicles.

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New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Remains at 25.3

The May value is up 5.2 mpg since October 2007, the first month of monitoring by UMTRI. This value is 0.2 mpg below the peak of 25.5 mpg from August 2014.

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels

Natural Gas Road Rally Kicks Off In Long Beach

The Natural Gas Road Rally Across America has kicked off in Long Beach, Calif., sending several heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles powered by natural gas on a coast-to-coast road trip to Washington, D.C.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Prices Increase to $2.58

The national average rice of gasoline increased 1 cent to $2.38, two cents more than prices both a month and a year ago. AAA reported that a moderate dip in gasoline prices are normal following long holiday weekends, and prices in 30 states have fallen as much as four cents.

Photo: Buick

Buick to Offer Mild Hybrid LaCrosse in 2018

The new system features a compact lithium-ion battery pack for torque-assisted launch, regenerative braking, and a smoother stop and start. When paired with a four-cylinder engine, the eAssist system increases city fuel economy by 19% compared to the LaCrosse’s V-6.

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Tulsa Opens Public CNG Station

The City of Tulsa, Okla., is opening its second public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on June 8. It will be used to fuel its fleet vehicles and will be open to the public.

Photo of XL Hybrid Ford F-150 courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

More Fleets Choose XL Hybrids' Plug-In Hybrid F-150

Three of the latest companies that intend to add XLP F-150s to their fleet include the City of Long Beach, Calif., Southern California Edison (SCE), and Tampa Electric (TECO).

Workhorse to Exhibit Plug-In Pickup at EUFMC

Workhorse will exhibit the new W-15 range-extended electric pickup truck at the 2017 Electric Utilities Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Va., June 4-7.

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Delivers 635 Outlanders to Ukranian Police

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has delivered 635 Outlander PHEV vehicles to the National Police of Ukraine that will be used as police vehicles with the intention of also helping to reduce CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions.

 

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