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China's BYD Adds Two EV Models

BYD Company Ltd. has launched two pure electric sedans: the Qin EV300, coming in four versions, and the e5, coming in three versions. Both models have a 300km driving range.

The Ford F-150 was converted to run on propane autogas at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas

Alliance AutoGas F-150 Prepares for Coast-to-Coast Trip

Fresh from setting a record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion to propane autogas in 1:32:25, the F-150 will embark on 5,500 mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride."

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Tesla Model 3 Provides 215 EV Miles

Tesla Motors' more affordable Model 3 will provide at least 215 miles of electric range when it arrives in late 2017, CEO Elon Musk told an audience who gathered in Hawthorne, Calif., for the car's unveiling.

Video: Prius Captures Top Safety Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the 2016 Prius a Top Safety Pick+ award winner after the car excels in crashworthiness evaluations.

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Tesla May Increase Model 3 Production

Tesla Motors will give the world its first glimpse of the more affordable Model 3, when it unveils the $35,000 car at 8:30 p.m. West Coast time today at an event that will be live-streamed on TeslaMotors.com.

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FedEx Boosts Fleet Fuel Efficiency

FedEx hopes to increase fuel efficiency in its vehicle fleet by 30% by 2020 by increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles, shifting freight trips to rail, and optimizing routing, according to the company's 2016 sustainability report.

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Love’s to Build 29 CNG Fueling Stations in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has contracted with Love’s Travel Stops subsidiaryTrillium CNG to open 29 compressed natural gas facilities in the state.

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Gasoline Continues Its Steady Rise

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded climbed 5.9 cents to $2.066 for the week ending March 28, continuing a month-long trend of increasing fuel prices, according to federal data.

Empire Clean Cities Hosts Stakeholder Meeting

Empire Clean Cities has scheduled its annual stakeholder meeting for May 12 in the Queens neighborhood of Corona.

BMW Prepping Hydrogen-Powered Car

BMW is planning to create a hydrogen-powered car, with components for its development ready by 2020 in Europe, according to the executive leading the effort.

Trucks at CNG fuel station.

Report: CNG Competitive Against $2 Diesel

Despite the plunge in oil prices that has driven down the pump price of diesel, two of the three means of fueling trucks with compressed natural have remained competitive, according to consultant Jon T. Gabrielsen.

Trillium CNG Officially Joins Love’s Travel Stops

Love’s has finalized an agreement to purchase compressed natural gas provider Trillium CNG, officially adding 37 CNG stations to the company’s network of facilities.

Photo of Volkswagen eGolf courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Recalls eGolf for Stalling

The recall, which got under way March 15, covers more than 5,500 electric cars in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

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Federal Judge Extends VW Deadline for Diesel Fix

A federal district judge has extended a deadline for Volkswagen to submit a plan to recall 600,000 diesel-powered vehicles with emissions cheat software.

Agreement Reached to Build CNG Fueling Stations in Florida

Waste Pro USA has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. a construction agreement to design and build compressed natural gas (CNG) stations at its Sanford, Fla., and Sarasota, Fla., properties.

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Corvallis, Ore. Switches to Renewable Diesel

Another West Coast fleet has decided to switch to renewable diesel for its fleet vehicles. The City of Corvallis, Ore., will begin using renewable diesel this summer for one-third of its fleet.

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EPA Not Backing off GHG Rules for Trailers, Glider Kits

EPA and NHTSA have again indicated they intend to regulate truck trailers and glider kits under their Phase 2 proposal for limiting the GHG emissions and fuel consumption of on-highway trucks.

Photo courtesy of Hyundai Motor Global.

Genesis Reveals Hybrid Sports Sedan Concept Car

Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, revealed a hybrid sports sedan concept car dubbed the "New York Concept" at the New York International Auto Show. The concept car hints at future Genesis design direction, according to the company.

Photo of 2017 MDX courtesy of Acura.

Acura MDX Refresh Includes Hybrid Model

Acura is refreshing its three-row MDX mid-size SUV for 2017, and will introduce a hybrid model as the third with the nameplate. Acura showed the vehicle at the New York International Auto Show.

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, photo courtesy of the automaker.

Toyota's Plug-In Prius Prime 26% More Efficient

Toyota's next-generation plug-in hybrid Prius, called the Prius Prime, improves fuel efficiency by 26% over the outgoing model with an estimated 120 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), Toyota announced at the New York Auto Show.

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Debuts Electrified Ioniq Trio for 2017

Hyundai is introducing not one, not two, but three electrified compact sedans for the 2017 model year, including a 110-mile EV, plug-in hybrid, and traditional hybrid, the automaker announced at the New York International Auto Show.

Photo of 2016 330e iPerformance courtesy of BMW.

BMW Reveals 330e Hybrid's Range, Full Specs

BMW has provided full details about its 2016 330e iPerformance gasoline-electric hybrid sedan that provides 14 miles of electric range and about 350 miles of total range.

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Senator Urges EPA to Include CNG Vehicles in VW Deal

U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) wants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider natural gas vehicles in addition to electric vehicles while negotiating a solution to Volkswagen's emissions scandal.

Photo courtesy of the Propane Education & Research Council.

Propane Autogas Training Course Offered

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is offering a free, three-day training course designed to give automotive service technicians an in-depth look at servicing and maintaining propane-autogas-powered vehicles.

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Gasoline Rises Above $2 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 4.6 cents to $2.007 for the week ending March 21, capping a month of rising fuel prices that reversed continuously falling prices.

 
 

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