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Porsche to Unveil Plug-In Hybrid Panamera

Porsche will unveil a fourth vehicle in its Panamera lineup — the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid — that will provide an electric range of 31 miles at the Paris Motor Show, the automaker announced.

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FedEx Freight Invests in Oklahoma City Facility CNG Infrastructure

FedEx Freight has purchased more than 100 compressed natural gas powered tractors and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve its CNG fleet in Oklahoma City Service Center.

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Hyundai Prices 2017 Sonata Hybrid, Plug-In

Hyundai has announced retail pricing for its Sonata Hybrid and Sonata Plug-In Hybrid that will receive light updates for the 2017 model year.

Contra Costa County Materials and Recycling Manager Stan Burton is pictured here refueling a vehicle. Photo courtesy of Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County Moves to Renewable Diesel

Contra Costa County, Calif. has switched from biodiesel to R99 renewable diesel to fuel many of its heavy-duty diesel vehicles, including more than 220 diesel-powered municipal public works trucks, specialty vehicles, and equipment.

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ChargePoint Installs 95 EV Charging Stations

ChargePoint has installed 95 DC electric vehicle charging stations alongside heavily populated routes on the East Coast and West Coast as part of a collaborative initiative between BMW and Volkswagen.

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Chevrolet Bolt EV Provides 238 Miles of Range

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will offer 238 miles of driving range and will go on sale later this year, General Motors has announced.

Volvo's SuperTruck is unveiled in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jim Park

Volvo’s SuperTruck Exceeds EPA Freight Efficiency Goals

Volvo Trucks North America’s SuperTruck demonstration rig combined advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies to achieve a freight efficiency improvement of 88%, averaging 12 mpg in road tests.

New Zealand Launches Electric Vehicle Information Campaign

New Zealand has launched an electric vehicles information campaign to mark the start of International Drive Electric Week.

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Gasoline Prices Fall With Switch to Winter Blend

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline continued its slide to around the $2.20 level with stations switching over to the winter blend, according to AAA.

Dubai Adds Hybrids for Police, Taxi Service

Dubai police have received four Toyota Prius cars from Al-Futtaim Motors, bringing the total number of hybrids in the fleet to 10.

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Idaho City Adding EVs, PHEVs

The City of Boise, Idaho, plans to add six battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles to its fleet and invest in additional charging stations throughout the city.

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Nissan Introduces Rogue Hybrid for 2017

Nissan is introducing a gasoline-electric hybrid Rogue compact SUV for 2017 that's expected to deliver 35 mpg on the highway, Nissan has announced.

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EDI, First Priority GreenFleet Partner to Produce Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions company Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and First Priority GreenFleet announced an agreement to produce alternative-fuel commercial vehicles.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is among the recalled models. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bags

The U.S. recall, tied to a software defect, covers 3.64 million vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

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NHTSA Vehicle Research and Test Center Director to Address Fleet Technology Expo

Tim Johnson, director of NHTSA’s Vehicle Research and Test Center, will be on hand at this year’s Fleet Technology Expo in Schaumburg, Ill., to open the event at the opening breakfast on Tuesday, October 18.

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Pacific Gas & Electric Proposes 7,600 EV Charging Stations

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to install 7,600 electric vehicle charging stations.

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Mercedes-Benz Shows Future Vision of Cargo Vans

Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.

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NTEA's Fleet Relations Director Joins Chicago Clean Cities Board

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) has elected Chris Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations, to its executive board.

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Ind. Police Fleet Boosts Ethanol Use

The Crown Point Police Department (Ind.) has received funding to continue using alternative fuels, including the E-85 ethanol blend.

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Gasoline Prices Dip Over Labor Day

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell to around the $2.20 level after the Labor Day weekend, which marks the end of the summer driving season, according to data from AAA and the federal government.

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV's reconfigurable screen courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Bolt to Offer One-Pedal Driving Mode

General Motors' 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will offer a one-pedal driving mode that allows drivers to maximize fuel efficiency with greater use of regenerative braking.

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New-Vehicle MPG Falls in August

The average fuel economy of vehicles sold in August fell 0.1 mpg to 25.3 mpg from July, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Daimler Extends China Portfolio with EV

Daimler extends its portfolio of new energy vehicles with the introduction of the DENZA 400, the company’s “Made in China, for China” electric vehicle from Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd.

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Chicago Park District Using Cooking Oil to Fuel Trucks

Through its biodiesel program, the Chicago Park District recycles used cooking oil from local restaurants to fuel 56 vehicles in its fleet, including lawnmowers, refuse trucks, and log loaders.

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Commercial Vehicle-to-Grid Hub Installed in Denmark

A fully commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) hub is now operating in Denmark, a result of a collaboration between Nissan, Enel, and Nuvve.

 

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