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Lightning Systems Using AI to Monitor Fuel Economy, Emissions

Lightning Systems are using artificial intelligence to predict the fuel economy and tailpipe emissions of fleet vehicles which are designed to help fleets monitor vehicle maintenance and track routes in an effort to decrease fuel usage and emissions.

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Argonne Lab Offers Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator

This online resource was created to provide state officials and fleet managers with an accurate tool to gauge emissions reductions across various medium- and heavy-duty vehicle project options affiliated with the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Settlement.

Photo on I-Pace courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar Tests I-Pace SUV in Extreme Conditions

Jaguar Land Rover has put its I-Pace battery-electric SUV through testing in Arctic driving at minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit at its facility in Arjeplog, Sweden, the company has announced.

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Toyota Recalls Prius, Lexus RX and NX for Air Bags

The recall covers approximately 49,000 vehicles in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

Workhorse Group Hires VP of Government, Regulatory & Safety Affairs

Workhorse Group Inc., announced that Kevin Vincent has joined the company as vice president of government, regulatory, and safety affairs.

Nikola spent 12 months considering 30 site locations in nine states, before settling on Buckeye, Arizona. Photo: Nikola Motor Company

Nikola Chooses Arizona Location for Hydrogen-Electric Truck Headquarters

Nikola Motor Company has selected Buckeye, Arizona, for its hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing headquarters facility.

NTSB has issued six safety recommendations regarding the loading of propane tanker trucks. Image: NTSB

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendations on Propane Tankers

The National Transportation Safety Board issued recommendations on loading and inspecting propane truck tankers after its investigation of a 2016 crash.

Calif. Targeting 5M Zero-Emission Vehicles in the State by 2030

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order to boost the supply of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) and charging and refueling stations in California to reach a targeted 5 million ZEVs in California by 2030.

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PG&E Targets Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electrification

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) aims to support widespread EV adoption for medium- to heavy-duty vehicles by developing four new pilot projects aimed at fleet and residential customers.

Video: Autopiloted Tesla Rear-Ends Fire Truck

Both NHTSA and NTSB will investigate a Los Angeles-area collision involving a Tesla Model S that the driver said was operating in Autopilot mode.

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Landi Renzo Secures CNG Certification for 2018 Ford Trucks, Vans

Landi Renzo unveiled that several 2018-MY Ford heavy-duty trucks and vans secured CNG certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Toyota Mirai Surpasses 3,000 Sales in Calif.

Sales for the Toyota Mirai in California have surpassed the 3,000 mark, and now make up more than 80% of all hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in the U.S.

Volvo initially sees electrically powered trucks delivering goods in city centers “without disturbing noise and exhaust gases.” Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo: Electric Trucks Viable for Hauling Freight Here and Elsewhere

Sweden-based AB Volvo announced on Jan. 23 that it will start selling electric trucks in Europe in 2019, with the first units entering service with select customers sometime this year – and the company's North American operations say they see a future for "electromobility" here as well.

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LeasePlan Aims for Emission-Free Fleet by 2030

LeasePlan Corp. has committed to achieving net zero emissions from its total fleet by 2030, in support of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and climate-related Sustainable Development Goals.

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Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.54

The national gas price of unleaded gas raised by one cent to $2.54 from last week, as demand for gasoline for the month of January decreased modestly, though the amount of inventory increased.

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Ford Investing $11B in Vehicle Electrification

Ford will invest $11 billion in vehicle electrification and plans to expand its current electrified vehicle portfolio to a total of 40 vehicles.

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LAPD’s Battery-Electric BMWs Appear Barely Used

Two years after the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) decided to lease 100 battery-electric BMW i3 hatchbacks, those vehicles have been barely used, according to a local news report.

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Ind. City Unveils New CNG Station and Maintenance Garage

The City of Hobart, Ind., celebrated the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, and showcased its new CNG-compliant fleet maintenance garage.

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Hyundai's New Fuel-Cell EV Named Top Tech by CES

Hyundai's newly announced Nexo fuel-cell EV (FCEV) was listed as one of the top products in the auomotive space in 2018 at the recent Consumer Electronic Show.

The Infiniti QX30 may be one model that will be electrified by 2021.

Infiniti to Electrify its Lineup in 2021

Infiniti will begin electrifying its vehicle lineup by 2021, and will also launch its first fully electric vehicle that year.

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Gasoline Prices Jump to $2.53 Per Gallon

The national gas price of unleaded gas raised four cents to $2.53 from last week, as demand for gasoline for the month of January was the highest it has been since 2011, according to AAA.

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Utility Conducts Study of Electric Vehicles

The goal of the Salt River Project's study is to determine what impact the increase in energy consumption will have on the grid as more chargers are installed in homes and businesses to meet demand.

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Calif. Utilities Approve $41M for EV Pilots

CPUC approved 15 pilot projects to boost electric vehicle adoption, including the electrification of school buses, delivery trucks, airport/seaport equipment, truck stops, and commuter locations.

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GM's Autonomous EV Will Exclude Steering Wheel, Pedal

GM filed a safety petition with the U.S. government for the approval of an autonomous car that does not feature a steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls.

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U.S. Biodiesel Production Increased in 2017

Biodiesel production in the United States increased through the first nine months of 2017, despite the end of a federal biodiesel blender's tax credit in 2016.

 

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