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Hyundai Ioniq Availability Announced

Hyundai will begin selling its gasoline-electric hybrid and battery-electric 2017 Ioniq models by April 1, and offer its plug-in hybrid Ioniq by Sept. 1, the automaker has announced.

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Nissan Rogue Hybrid Starts at $27,180

Nissan’s 2017 Rogue Hybrid compact SUV will retail for at least $27,180 and is available now at Nissan dealers in the West, Northwest, and Mountain regions, the automaker announced.

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Achates Opposed-Piston Engine Targets 37 MPG for Pickups

The 2.7L demonstration engine will be integrated into a drivable prototype in 2018 and development engines will also be available for automakers.

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Nissan, BMW Collaborate to Bolster EV Charging

Nissan and BMW have joined forces with EVgo, the nation’s largest public DC Fast charging network.

Photo of 2017 Niro courtesy of Kia.

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover Starts at $23,790

Kia Motors' 2017 Niro hybrid crossover will retail for at least $23,790 when it arrives at dealer lots in the coming weeks, the Korean automaker announced.

Photo of City of Long Beach's existing CNG fueling infrastructure by Thi Dao.

New CNG Fueling Tech Cuts Infrastructure Costs

A compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling vendor has introduced technology it says significantly reduces the cost of installing CNG fueling infrastructure for a time-fill application.

Photo of 2017 Niro courtesy of Kia.

Kia Teases Niro Hybrid SUV in TV Ad

Kia Motors is teasing its 2017 Niro hybrid compact SUV with two television ads narrated by actress Melissa McCarthy that will air during Super Bowl LI, according to the automaker.

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Gasoline Prices Slip with Production Boost

The national average price of unleaded gasoline fell to $2.31 per gallon for the week ending Jan. 23, as U.S. oil production continues to increase, according to AAA.

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CARB Proposes Plan Reducing Emissions to 40% Below 1990 Levels

The California Air Resources Board has released a Proposed Scoping Plan that sets new goals for the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.

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Calif. Utilities Vow to Support EV Adoption

Three California utilities are renewing their commitments to increase electric vehicle (EV) adoption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across their service areas.

Still from a YouTube video of a Tesla S model owner using the vehicle's autopilot mode.

Tesla AutoPilot Crash Investigation Yields Autonomous Tech Insights

The government has closed its investigation into a fatal crash between a Tesla on AutoPilot and a tractor-trailer that raised questions about the safety of autonomous vehicles, and the report offers a number of insights into the advanced driver assist technologies on the path to “self-driving” vehicles.

Photo of hydrogen fueling station by Thi Dao.

Hydrogen Stations to Reach 5,000 by 2032

Almost five thousand hydrogen fueling stations will be deployed globally by 2032, according to a report published by Information Trends, a market research company based in Washington.

Photo of Scott Pruitt via Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

Trump's EPA Pick Questions Emissions Regs

Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's choice to lead the EPA, questioned emissions regs during a Jan. 18 hearing and said he disagrees with giving California power to impose stricter standards.

True Zero to Post Analysis Labels at Hydrogen Fueling Stations

Sometime this year, as a way of showing car owners and others how driving hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles helps the environment, True Zero will be posting Analysis Labels at its hydrogen charging stations.

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Shell, Automakers Invest $10.7B in Hydrogen

Royal Dutch Shell, Toyota Motor Corp. and four other automakers will invest 10 billion euros ($10.7 billion) to accelerate hydrogen fuel in the coming years to combat climate change, the companies announced Jan. 18.

XL Hybrids Offers Drive System Through Mass. Public Fleet Contract

XL Hybrids, Inc., has been selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Operational Services Division, to be a vendor on the newly released Advanced Vehicle Technology statewide contract VEH102.

Photo: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT

Cheaper Renewable Diesel May be Possible With Modified Yeast

Engineers at MIT may have made a breakthrough in the production of renewable diesel fuels using a hyper-efficient version of a common food product, yeast.

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Gasoline Prices Fall to $2.34 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline returned to New Year's levels, falling eight of the past nine days to reach $2.34 per gallon, according to AAA.

Photo of Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM.

GM Growing Lineup of B20 Biodiesel Vehicles

General Motors' lineup of 19 diesel-powered vehicles will reach 20 with the launch of its new Class 4 to 5 straight truck it's co-developing with Navistar – all of them approved for use with B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% ultra-low sulfur diesel.

Photo of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy via Chesapeake Bay Program/Flickr.

EPA Maintains Fuel Economy Standards Through 2025

The EPA expects that automakers will raise fuel economy 10 mpg higher than the current fleet average by model year 2025.

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Mass. to Study Higher EV Purchases

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts plans to study the feasibility of incorporating more electric vehicles into its fleet, in addition to measures to increase zero-emission vehicle use within the commonwealth.

DME-fueled Pinnacle tractor waited at Mack's Allentown customer center last fall for test to begin. Photos: Tom Berg

New York City's Sanitation Department Begins DME Test

DSNY will run the Mack tractor at the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, New York, and evaluate performance and overall drivability of the engine burning Oberon dimethyl ether fuel.

Photo of Ram 1500 EcoDiesel courtesy of FCA.

EPA Accuses FCA of Excess Diesel Emissions

The U.S. EPA has accused Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose engine management software that increased air pollution in 104,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in the 2014 to 2016 model years.

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Orlando Cuts Fuel Use from Idling

The City of Orlando has saved over 400,000 gallons of fuel in one year through a number of fuel-saving measures, including idle reduction technology in its law enforcement vehicles.

Photo of 2016 Police Interceptor Utility courtesy of Ford.

Ford to Release Two Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Vehicles

Ahead of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford announced it will offer two new pursuit-rated hybrid-electric police vehicles by 2020.

 

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