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Tesla Extends Model 3 Deliveries for New Orders

Customers now placing orders for Tesla's Model 3 can expect delivery of the cars in the middle to late 2018, while those who put down initial deposits can expect their sedans in late 2017.

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Industry Leaders Advocate Clean Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology Forum has released a series of short videos from the Society of Environmental Journalists 26th Annual Conference featuring industry leaders advocating new clean diesel technology.

Photo of a Prince George's County cargo van with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Md. County Adds Hybrid Electric Vans

XL Hybrids, Inc. has installed its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Prince George’s County cargo vans as part of the Maryland county’s sustainable energy program.

LAPD Equipping Tesla Sedan as Patrol Vehicle

The Los Angeles Police Department will test a Tesla Model S sedan as a patrol car, because it offers higher performance and longer range than other battery-electric vehicles on the market.

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Mini Developing First Plug-In Hybrid

Mini has begun developing its first plug-in hybrid model that can reach highway speeds and would provide multiple driving modes.

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Cummins Starts Production of ISL G Natural Gas Engine

Orders are being processed and production has started for Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine, the company announced.

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City, County to Build Joint CNG Station

The City of Olathe and Johnson County, both in Kansas, have agreed to collaborate on the construction of a $3.3 million joint compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

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Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5 Million in Clean Air Act Settlement

Detroit Diesel Corp. will pay $28.5 million, in a combination of fines and funding for pollution-reduction projects, to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

Photo of E-Gen step van courtesy of Workhorse Group.

BMW's Hybrid Tech to Power Workhorse Delivery Trucks

BMW has signed a multiple-year supply agreement to integrate its i3 range extender (REx) units into the Workhorse step van to extend the range of the Class 3-5 delivery vehicles.

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Gasoline Prices Edge up to $2.26

Gasoline prices have increased for 12 of the past 14 days, reaching a national average of $2.26 per gallon despite a seasonal drop in demand, AAA reported.

Photo of Toyota Prius courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Recalls Prius for Parking Brake

The recall covers about 92,000 of the hybrid cars in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

2016 Nissan Leaf. Photo courtesy of Nissan

Calif. to Purchase 50% ZEVs by 2025

The State of California has increased its zero emission vehicle (ZEV) purchasing mandates for state agencies, bumping it up to 50% of light-duty replacement vehicles by 2025.

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UPS Adding 200 Hybrid Delivery Trucks

The vehicles feature a 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis and deliver approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.

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NASA Fleet Reduced Petroleum Fuel Use by 62%

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has replaced two-thirds of its fleet with vehicles that run on cleaner fuels, including biofuels and electricity, and is now working on further expanding electrification.

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Mercedes-Benz Unveils Concept SUV EV

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled concept electric vehicle (EV) Generation EQ with an electric drive system that features two electric motors, with a system output that can be increased to up to 300 kW, and all-wheel drive.

Natural Gas Utility Tests Larger Trailers

Fairbanks Natural Gas in Alaska is upgrading to larger trailers to transport liquefied natural gas to its customers. The utility first ran a pilot program using the custom-made trailer last fall, which has a 13,000-gallon capacity and can hold 30% more gas than traditional LNG trailers.

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DC Water Uses Biodiesel to Fuel its Fleet

DC Water now uses biodiesel fuel to fuel all 230 of its diesel vehicles, including sewer trucks, utility and dump trucks, crane trucks, and crew cabs. The agency uses a B-20 blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum diesel.

Graphic of the Electrovan, the first hydrogen-powered vehicle, courtesy of General Motors.

Army to Test New GM Fuel Cell Vehicle

GM revealed its latest fuel cell demo, the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and exhibition in Washington, D.C.

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New-Vehicle MPG Continues to Slide

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in September was down 0.1 mpg 25.2 mpg from August, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Photo of the Clarity Fuel Cell courtesy of Honda.

New Honda Fuel Cell Sedan to Launch in 2016

Honda will introduce its new 5-passenger, hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell sedan by the end of 2016, beginning with retail leasing to customers in select California markets.

Illustration of the concept car courtesy of Fisker Inc.

Fisker Showcasing New EV in 2017

Fisker Inc. has announced the development of a new, all-electric premium vehicle featuring battery technology that is designed to deliver the world's longest electric range.

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UPS Awarded for Sustainability Efforts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented UPS with the SmartWay Excellence award for outstanding environmental performance and leadership.

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Telogis, Nissan Announce European Connected Vehicle Partnership

Continuing its strategy to partner with OEMs, Telogis, a Verizon company, has announced that it has added another OEM to its partner roster with Nissan Europe to provide connected-vehicle technologies and services to Nissan commercial customers in Europe.

Mayor Jim Kenney is pictured at a news conference wih one of the plug-in hybrid vehicles. Photo courtesy of City of Philadelphia

Philly Purchases Plug-in Hybrids for Police

The City of Philadelphia, Pa., is adding plug-in hybrid vehicles to its Police Department for community outreach. By January, the city will have 17 plug-in hybrids across multiple departments.

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Gasoline Inches Higher to $2.22 Per Gallon

The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has reached $2.22 per gallon—two cents more than one week ago, AAA reported.

 

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