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In an interview with VW's Inside magazine, CEO Herbert Diess said Tesla is the company's main competitor today. Photo: Volkswagen

VW CEO: Tesla Among Our Top Competitors

In the "old world," VW CEO Herbert Diess watched and worried about Toyota and Hyundai. Today he's keeping an eye on a new American automaker.

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State Truck Fleet Benefits from Clean Diesel

The introduction of new technology clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems into Pennsylvania's trucking fleet over the last five years is now at a 35% level, yielding significant emission reductions and substantial fuel savings, according to new research commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum.

The T-Pod is an all-electric autonomous truck capable of running 124 miles on a single battery charge. Photo: Einride

No Cab? No Driver? No Problem

A Swedish startup has unveiled a prototype electric truck that doesn't require a driver. In fact, there's not even a cab for a driver to sit in.

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California Cities Lead EV Charge Usage, EVgo Finds

San Diego tops the list, with 6,073 monthly charge sessions, 3,036 monthly average hours spent charging, and 455,400 average miles powered per month.

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Nissan Announces Leaf Redesign

The new Nissan Leaf focuses on making the vehicle more aerodynamic and energy efficient.

Mobility Conference Debuts for Fleets

Convening Nov. 7-8 at Miami Hilton Downtown, Fleet Forward Conference is designed to bring fleets, fleet suppliers, and technology providers together to provide education and networking on smart mobility concepts and end-user solutions.

Open 24-hours, the fast-fill Fayetteville station has three consumer-friendly dispensers equipped with NGV2 nozzles to optimize the experience for heavy-duty, high-capacity users, as well as NGV1 nozzles for light and medium-duty use.  (Photo courtesy of ANG)

Frito-Lay Participates in CNG Station Ribbon-Cutting

American Natural Gas (ANG) held a ribbon cutting ceremony in collaboration with Tennessee Clean Fuels to unveil its new public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Fayetteville, Tenn. PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division will be a major customer with its fleet of CNG tractor-trailers.

Photo of 2017 Clarity Electric courtesy of Honda.

Honda Begins Leasing Clarity Electric

Honda has begun leasing its 2017 Clarity Electric in California and Oregon, Honda has announced.

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Freightliner Offers eNow Solar Charging on Cascadia

Freightliner Cascadia raised-roof sleeper trucks can now be ordered with the eNow eCharge solar system as a pre-delivery installation.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Reaches Six-Week High

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded increase 4 cents to $2.32 and reached a high-water mark for the past six weeks. It has increased for 12 of the past 15 days, reports AAA.

Photo of Model 3 courtesy of Tesla.

Few to Pay $35K for Tesla's Model 3

Tesla handed over the first 30 Model 3 battery-electric sedans to customers during a July 28 handover event at the company's Fremont, Calif., factory and pricing for most buyers will be significantly more than the $35,000 initially announced.

Photo of 2017 Niro Launch Edition courtesy of Kia.

Kia Niro Shoppers Can Now Order a Test Drive Via Alexa

Shoppers interested in purchasing a Kia Niro hybrid crossover can now request a test drive through Amazon's Alexa service without heading to a dealership.

Marc Llistosella, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp., describes production requirements of the new eCanter to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, president of the Portuguese Republic. Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Starts Production of Electric Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus has announced the start of small-scale series production of its electric medium-duty truck, the Fuso eCanter.

Photo of B1 courtesy of Bollinger.

Bollinger Motors Unveils Electric Utility Truck

Hobart, New York-based Bollinger Motors has unveiled its battery-electric B1 utility truck that the company says would be a fit for tradespeople, construction companies, and government fleets.

Graphic courtesy of David1010 via wikimedia commons.

Queensland Building 1,242-Mile EV Highway

The state of Queensland in Australia is preparing to implement one of the world’s longest electric vehicle highways.

Photo courtesy of VW.

VW Diesel Settlement Gains Final Approval From Regulators

Federal and California environmental regulators have given final approval to Volkswagen's plan to fix or buy back about half of the diesel cars involved in its emissions scandal, which includes an additional $153 million payment to that state.

Photo of Gov. McAuliffe courtesy of Virginia Department of General Services

Va. Exceeds Alt-Fuel Fleet Goals

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s state and local government agencies have transitioned 319 fleet vehicles to alternative fuels, exceeding Governor Terry McAuliffe’s goal of transitioning 300 vehicles by the end of the administration.

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Duke Energy Tackles Truck Idling at N.C. Distribution Facility

Duke Energy will be heading a $320,000 project to install a total of 36 electric power outlets for heavy trucks at a distribution center for Merchants Distributors in Hickory, N.C.

Photo of E-450 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers More 2018-MY Incentives

Ford has added fleet incentives for 11 additional 2018 model-year vehicles, including its E-450 cutaway and stripped chassis van, as well as its police lineup.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Rises 3+ Cents in 39 States

The average national gasoline price increased at least 3 cents in 39 states to reach $2.28, which is also 3 cents higher than it was a week ago, according to AAA.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids Touts New Fleet Customers

Fleets using the gasoline-electric hybrid platform from Boston-based XL Hybrids, Inc. across a variety of industries are seeing a 20% reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions and an up to 25% increase in miles per gallon, according to the company.

Photo of Toyota Avalon Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Recalls Avalon and Camry Hybrid Sedans

The recall, tied to misassembled front drive shafts, affects 671 vehicles in the 2016 model year.

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Fla. County Agency Benefits from Hybrids

The Hillsborough County, Fla., Property Appraiser’s office plans to update its fleet of hybrid-electric vehicles after successfully cutting fuel and maintenance costs.

Screenshot via Clean Air Action Plan

Southern California Ports Plan for Zero-Emission Trucks

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released a draft of a proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update, outlining a new set of aggressive near-term and long-term strategies to reduce air pollution from the ports.

Photo of 2017 Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

EPA Certifies AGA's Natural Gas System for 2018 GM Trucks

The Environmental Protection Agency has certified AGA Systems' bi-fuel and dedicated compressed natural gas fueling system for General Motors' 2018 lineup of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500, 3500, and 4500 trucks.

 

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