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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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Ore. County Tests In-Vehicle CNG Compressor

For the past year, the Deschutes County (Ore.) Road Department has been testing a new way to green its fleet. The fleet has partnered with a local technology company to install an in-vehicle natural gas compressor.

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UPS Adds 50 Hybrid Delivery Trucks to Chicago

Lightning Hybrid converted the vehicles to the hybrid systems. They were partially funded by Drive Clean Chicago.

Dane County's compressed natural gas (CNG) snowplow. Photo courtesy of Dane County

Wis. County Accelerates CNG Transition

Dane County, Wis., is accelerating the conversion of its fleet to renewable compressed natural gas (CNG) and expects 75 vehicles running on renewable CNG by the end of next year.

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EPA Testing Results on Propane Autogas Ford Transit

In a recent Environmental Protection Agency emissions test, the Ford Transit showed dramatic reductions of harmful emissions while performing on propane autogas when compared to the same engine operating on gasoline.

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Volkswagen Concept EV will be Autonomous

Volkswagen unveiled the I.D., a compact EV that is the first in a new fleet of electric vehicles from the automaker, which was announced at the Paris Motor Show.

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NYC Reaches 500 EVs in Fleet, Plans to Hit 1,000 by 2018

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city has successfully deployed 500 battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in its fleet and plans to reach nearly 1,000 vehicles by the end of 2017.

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City of Austin to Add 330 EVs by 2020

The City of Austin, Texas, plans to add 330 plug-in electric vehicles to its fleet by 2020. This will help bring the city closer to its 2007 goal to make its fleet carbon-neutral by 2020.

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Montgomery County Adds Hybrid Ford Vans

XL Hybrids has installed its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in 15 passenger and cargo vans for Montgomery County, Md. The 15 upfit Ford Transit vans add to the 10 existing Ford Econoline hybrid vans already in use in the county’s fleet.

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Houston Freedom CNG Stations Equipped With Back-Up Power

Freedom CNG natural gas fueling stations in Houston are now equipped with dedicated, on-site back-up power generation at each of its truck-friendly sites to ensure indefinite, 24-hour operation if electricity is interrupted for any reason.

2017 ROUSH F-150

2017 ROUSH F-150 Ready for Order

ROUSH Performance announced that the 2017 ROUSH F-150 is now available for order from authorized ROUSH dealerships.

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New Smart Electric Drive Charges Faster

The new Smart Fortwo Electric Drive reduces charging time and will go on sale in the spring, Mercedes-Benz has announced.

CharePoint Unveils Charging Station Queue App

ChargePoint revealed a new service that enables drivers to use their mobile phones or RFID card to add themselves to a ChargePoint charging station queue, as a way to streamline the EV charging process.

Washington Gas Exceeds GHG Emission Reduction Goals

Washington Gas announced that it has exceeded its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals four years ahead of schedule. The utility planned on reducing its GHG emissions 70% by 2020, but has already reached a 74% reduction from its fleet and facilities.

Adomani Integrates Two-Speed UQM PowerPhase DT Electric Drivetrain

Adomani Inc., will become one of the first beta partners to leverage the advanced UQM PowerPhase traction motor and integrated Eaton transmission system for its medium- to heavy-duty commercial fleet vehicles.

The Fuso eCanter shown at IAA displays a little more pizazz for the show, including a redesigned interior showcasing connectivity functions. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Daimler: Electric Delivery Trucks, Vans on the Way for U.S.

Daimler plans to introduce two new electric commercial vehicles into the U.S. in the next few years, it announced at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany, while also showing off a highly connected and efficient electric concept truck.

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EDI Acquires $15M Financing for PHEVs, EVs

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has closed initial funds in its Series C financing round toward funding the company's PHEV and EV solutions, and is is forecasted to close in Q4 2016 at $15 million.

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Smart Fortwo Improved for 2017

The smart fortwo has been improved for the 2017 model year and becomes more comfortable to operate by drivers of branded fleets or government parking enforcement units.

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Mercedes-Benz Lowers Price of B250e EV

Mercedes-Benz has lowered the price of its B-Class battery-electric compact car to $39,900 for the 2017 model year, the automaker has announced.

Video: Tesla Firmware Update Addresses Cybersecurity

The update comes in response to a “white hat” hacking report and demonstration by cybersecurity specialists working for a lab in China.

Thermo King Introduces Smarter, Efficient Refrigeration Unit

Thermo King introduced the SLXi platform of single- and multi-temperature trailer refrigeration units, developed with a focus on unit intelligence, communication, fuel consumption and temperature management.

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Cenergy Solutions Unveils Natural Gas Alternative to Propane

Cenergy Solutions has unveiled Adsorbent Natural Gas (ANG) fuel technology as a less expensive and safer alternative to vehicles that run on propane autogas (LNG).


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