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New Hydrogen Station Design Triples Fueling Capacity

H2 Logic launched the H2Station CAR-200 fueling station, a hydrogen station that triples the fueling capacity of the company’s previous CAR-100 station, and reduces its footprint to one-third.

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Calif. County Contracts with Zipcar for Motor Pool

Contra Costa County Calif., Fleet Services, has entered into an agreement to use Local Motion by Zipcar for its motor pool fleet. Zipcar announced the new car sharing product last week.

Consumers Have Positive View of Hybrids, EVs

Consumer attitudes toward plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles have have reached a point where more than half of respondents to a new survey said they believed PHEVs are as good or better than gasoline vehicles.

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Gasoline Rises to $2.13 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 6.8 cents to $2.137 for the week ending April 18, federal records show.

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XL Hybrids' XL Link Measures Fleet Vehicle Performance

XL Hybrids, Inc. has introduced XL Link, a cloud-based data analytics system that measures key performance indicators, including MPG performance, and reports carbon dioxide emissions reductions in fleet gasoline-electric hybrids.

Ore. Offers $6M for Alt-Fuel Vehicles

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) will provide up to $6 million in state tax credits for fleets that replace at least two existing fleet vehicles with new or converted vehicles powered by alternative fuels.

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SoCalGas Opens CNG Station for California Fleets

SoCalGas has opened its 15th public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in western Riverside County, Calif., the utility has announced.

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Republic Services Adds 66 CNG Trucks

Republic Services, the second largest domestic non-hazardous solid waste company in the U.S., is adding CNG trucks to two of its fleets in commemoration of Earth Day.

California Gives $9M for Highway EV Fast Chargers

The California Energy Commission approved of nearly $9 million in grants toward the installation of DC fast chargers along major state routes. The fast chargers will allow electric vehicle drivers to travel from San Diego to Oregon without worrying about running out of energy.

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German Startup Developing Solar Roadways

German startup Solmove has been experimenting with a solar-paneled flexible glass carpet that could be installed in pathways or parking lots and will showcase the solar roads it has been developing this May in Berlin.

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Freedom CNG Opens Fueling Station in Permian Basin

Freedom CNG has opened a compressed natural gas fueling station located between Midland and Odessa, Texas, serving the Permian Basin.

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EPA Awards Ill. Forest Agency CNG Truck Grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $23,387 grant to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County (Ill.) to convert five 2016 Ford light-duty trucks to run on compressed natural gas (CNG).

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Tesla Recalls Model X SUVs for Seats

The recall, which begins this month, covers 2,666 of the battery-electric vehicles.

GM's Global Manager of Waste Reduction John Bradburn shows the Equinox engine insulation made from used water bottles. Photo courtesy of the automaker.

GM Turning Water Bottles Into Engine Insulation

GM is transforming employees' recycled water bottles into noise-reducing fabric insulation used to cover the Chevrolet Equinox engine. These bottles will also be repurposed into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless.

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Northeast to Get First Hydrogen Stations

Air Liquide announced locations of four hydrogen fueling stations planned for the Northeast. The stations will be open to the public for consumers of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

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U.S. Gain Opens CNG Station in Baltimore

U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas (CNG) division of U.S. Venture, Inc., has completed a new CNG station in partnership with H&S Bakery, a bakery provider for several fast-food chains.

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell with BeeZero design. Photo Courtesy of Hyundai.

First Fuel Cell Car Sharing Service Launches

The world’s first fuel cell powered zero-emission car sharing service will be launched in Munich this summer, and it will feature a fleet of Hyundai’s ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles.

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LiDAR Illuminates Autonomous Fusion Hybrid at Night

Ford has been testing a LiDAR sensor system with its autonomous Fusion Hybrid that illuminates the vehicle for night driving, the company announced.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.06 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 1.4 cents to $2.069 for the week ending April 11, according to federal records.

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Best Buy Rolls Out 1,000 Hybrids for Geek Squad

Best Buy has added 1,000 Toyota Prius C hybrids to its Geek Squad fleet to replace the Volkswagen Beetle cars in a fleet that logs more than 13,000 daily trips to service electronics at residences.

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MotorWeek Host to Speak at Clean Cities Conference

The Lake Michigan Consortium announced that John Davis, the Emmy Award-winning host of MotorWeek, will serve as the master of ceremonies and be a featured speaker at its Clean Cities Green Drives Conference and Expo May 19.

Cummins-Led Team to Build Plug-in Hybrid Class 6 Truck

Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

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Roush CleanTech Offers Propane Fuel System for Ford F-750

The system meets a demand for heavier chassis for autogas-fueled bobtail applications, cylinder delivery trucks, and larger tank setters and box trucks.

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CleanFUEL USA Files for Bankruptcy

CleanFUEL USA, a manufacturer of alternative fuel equipment for propane autogas, announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to seek the restructure of its debts.

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NGVAmerica Urges Oklahoma to Retain Natural Gas Incentives

Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica, asked Oklahoma legislators not to pass a bill that would cut a number of tax incentives for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and fueling stations.

 
 

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