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Elio Will Sell It's Three-Wheeled Vehicle in 2016

Elio Motors, Inc. will sell 100 pre-production three-wheeled vehicles built at its production facility in Shreveport, La. during the fourth quarter of 2016, the company has announced.

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Gasoline Increases to $1.96 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded increased 12 cents to $1.961 per gallon for the week ending March 14, which marked the second consecutive weekly increase, according to federal records.

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USPS Contract Carrier Adds Natural Gas Powered Trucks

Matheson Postal Services, a contract carrier for the United States Postal Service, is adding 37 new compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas tractors to its fleet as part of a company-wide program to expand clean energy use.

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Nissan Recalls LEAF Cars for Brakes

The recall covers nearly 47,000 electric cars in the 2013-2015 model years.

Panel to Cover Diesel Passenger Vehicle Market

The Diesel Technology Forum will host a March 15 panel in New York City to discuss how government regulations will help or hinder the U.S. diesel market, and strategies automakers will employ to meet upcoming fuel economy standards.

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Honda's Fuel Cell Sedan Now Available in Japan

Honda has started selling its hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in Japan, the automaker has announced.

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Innova Fleet Services Showcases Fleet Management System

The Innova Fleet Services website contains detailed information about its fleet management system, which provides an affordable, efficient, and innovative way for managers to manage small- and medium-sized fleets.

Seattle Wants to Cut Fleet Emissions in Half by 2025

The City of Seattle would reduce fleet greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% by 2025 by using electric vehicles as well as renewable diesel and biodiesel under a new plan announced by Mayor Ed Murray.

Prototype uses a belt and pulleys to transfer energy between the axle differential and a motor-generator. Production version will mount the motor inside the differential where it will be gear-driven.

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Being Developed

The system captures energy as a tractor-trailer brakes and runs downhill, and reapplies energy through a drive axle to help the truck launch and run uphill. Operation on the trailer is completely autonomous.

First Priority GreenFleet Acquires Assets of Electric Vehicles International

First Priority GreenFleet Ltd. has acquired the assets of Electric Vehicle International, (EVI) LLC.

The Green Award recognizes the product at the Show that best improves work truck fuel utilization, as determined by a panel of trade media editors and truck fleet managers. (PHOTO: PR Newswire)

Altec Wins Work Truck Show Green Award

Altec Inc. won The Work Truck Show 2016 Green Award for its JEMS 4 Series (Jobsite Energy Management System) hybrid-electric system.

Volvo Wants Standardized EV Charging

Volvo Cars has called on the automotive industry to develop a standardized charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, a top company executive has said.

Biodiesel Producer Fined $138M for Fraud

The owner of a Texas biodiesel company has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and to pay a $138 million fine in restitution and forfeiture for biofuels fraud.

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Chrysler Pacifica Rated at 28 MPG Highway

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released fuel economy ratings for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan that can achieve 28 mpg on the highway — a 12% improvement over the outgoing Town & Country.

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New Subaru Global Platform Enhances Safety, Dynamics

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) has begun rolling out a new global Subaru platform that will enhance safety and driving dynamics on a flexible platform that will enable electrified powertrains in future Subaru vehicles, the company announced.

New-Vehicle MPG Remains Unchanged from January

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in February was 25.2 mpg — unchanged from the value that was revised for January.

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Gasoline Prices Rise to $1.84 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 5.8 cents to $1.841 for the week ending March 7, according to federal records.

Recology Names Fleet Maintenance Manager

Jason Pennington was named fleet maintenance manager for Recology in January.

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Loop Energy, Peterbilt to Build Zero-Emission Truck

Loop Energy will use a newly acquired $7.5 million grant to accelerate deployment of its new zero-emission powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. The company plans to install the powertrain in a Peterbilt Class 8 truck and deliver it to a customer for testing.

USA Truck Installs PedalCoach Driver App in Fleet

USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile application in its fleet of trucks, designed to coach better driving habits to increase fuel efficiency.

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Safety Rule Changes Proposed for Fuel Cell Vehicles

NHTSA seeks to update safety standards for both hydrogen fuel cell and mild hybrid vehicles in hopes of providing more flexibility for innovative powertrain technologies.

Alliance Autogas technicians (l to r) Stephen Holland and Stacey Snyder. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas Converts F-150 in Record Time

Alliance AutoGas' technicians converted a Ford F-150 truck to run on propane autogas in one hour and 32 minutes. The company set the record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion.

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Bimbo Bakeries Adds 84 Propane Autogas Trucks

Bimbo Bakeries USA has added 84 propane autogas-fueled trucks to deliver its bread and baked goods in Chicago, Denver, and Washington, D.C., vehicle modifier ROUSH CleanTech announced at the Work Truck Show.

The City of Orlando already has compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks in its fleet. Photo courtesy of City of Orlando

8 Cities Launch Alt-Fuel Municipal Fleet Initiative

Eight cities have banded together to launch the Energy Secure Cities Coalition (ESCC), a group dedicated to transitioning their municipal fleets from petroleum-fueled vehicles to vehicles powered by alternative fuels.

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Nestlé Waters Adds 155 Propane Autogas Trucks

Nestlé Waters North America has expanded its propane autogas fleet by adding 155 Ford F-650 beverage delivery trucks powered by the alternative fuel.


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