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Hawaii Utilities Hope to Boost EV Adoption

Eight key organizations have agreed to collaborate on electrification of ground transportation in Hawaii as an essential part of achieving the state’s clean energy goals.

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Volkswagen to Unveil Autonomous EV in Detroit

Volkswagen will present the latest vehicle from its I.D. family of concept electric cars that will feature autonomous drive at the North American International Auto Show.

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60% of Americans Unaware of Electric Cars

About 60% of Americans remain unaware of battery-electric vehicles and 80% have never driven or ridden in one, according to a new survey from Altman Vilandrie & Co.

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Gasoline Prices Head Higher Toward 2017

Gasoline prices have increased about 7% in December and have reached $2.29 per gallon for the week ending Dec. 27 but are still significantly lower than this time in 2014 and 2013.

ACT Research Doubles Down on Natural Gas Analysis

Based on recent analysis, ACT Research believes that the natural gas and alternative fuel industries in the U.S. are “alive and kicking,” and suggests that fleets should consider which solution best fits their needs.

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American Natural Gas Acquires Questar Fueling Company

American Natural Gas (ANG) announced that it has acquired Questar Fueling Company, including its 11 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations in Arizona, Kansas, Texas, Utah, California, and Colorado.

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Landi Renzo's Dedicated CNG E-450 Certified

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Landi Renzo's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion of Ford's 2017 model year E-450 cutaway van.

EPA said its new proposed rule to further reduce diesel NOx emissions by 2024 was spurred by several state and city petitions from around the country. Photo: Jim Park

EMA to Work with EPA on Proposed Diesel NOx Rule for 2024

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will begin work on a new proposed rule aimed at setting lower standards for NOx diesel emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines beginning in model year 2024.

Photo of Isuzu NPR courtesy of Isuzu Commercial Truck of America.

EPA Certifies Bi-Fuel CNG System for GM, Isuzu Cabovers

AGA Systems received EPA Certification of its EcoSync HD Bi-fuel/CNG alternative-fuel system for the 2017 General Motors Vortec 6.0L engine that is used in the Isuzu NPR and the Chevrolet Low Cab Forward trucks.

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VW Reaches $1B Settlement for 3.0L Diesels

Volkswagen has reached an agreement to settle claims relating to its 3.0L V-6 TDI engines with a commitment to buy back a quarter of the vehicles, set aside $225 million toward emissions reduction, and pay $25 million to support the use of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) in California.

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Gasoline Prices Continue Climb

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded has increased for 20 of the 21 days leading up to Dec. 19 to reach $2.24, which marks the highest level since October, according to AAA.

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BMW to Produce Plug-In 5 Series Sedan

BMW will produce a plug-in hybrid 5 Series model for the 2018 model year that slots as the fourth plug-in hybrid model along with the 330e, 740e xDrive, and X5 xDrive40e, BMW has announced.

FCA has delivered 100 uniquely built Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to Waymo for its self-driving test fleet. Photo courtesy of FCA.

Chrysler Minivans Join Google's Self-Driving Fleet

Google’s autonomous driving operation, now known as Waymo, collaborates with FCA to produce 100 hybrid minivans engineered for autonomous driving.

Duke Energy to Install 200 EV Charging Stations

N.C.-based Duke Energy announced that 200 public electric vehicle charging stations will be installed as part of a $1 million EV Charging Infrastructure Project.

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Calif. Utility Electrifies its Fleet

San Diego Gas & Electric (Calif.) is expanding its use of alternative fuels with more electrified vehicles for its fleet and more EV charging stations for its customers.

2017 Green Truck Summit Covers Clean Energy

What does “clean energy” mean for work trucks in 2017 and beyond? The answers can be found at the Green Truck Summit 2017, an alternative fuel and advanced technology conference held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show.

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XL Hybrids to Offer Plug-In Hybrid Half-Ton Pickup

XL Hybrids will offer a plug-in hybrid electric half-ton pickup truck that's expected to increase range by 50% and offer a significant reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions, the vehicle modifier announced.

(l. to r.) Edmonds, Mattos, and Henry. Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Begins Delivering Bolt EV

Chevrolet delivered the first three 2017 Bolt EVs to retail customers in the San Francisco Bay area today, the automaker announced.

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Toyota's New Powertrains Reduce Fuel Consumption

Toyota has developed a more efficient four-cylinder engine, two transmissions, and a next-generation hybrid powertrain, the automaker has announced.

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Wards Names 10 Best Engines of 2017

Wards Auto picked seven turbocharged engines and three hybrid-electric motors as its top powerplants for the 2017 model year.

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Gasoline Prices Continue to Rise

The national average price of gasoline has increased for 14 days in a row to $2.21 on Dec. 12 after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed to cut oil production.

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New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Flat in November

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in November remained flat compared to the revised October value of 24.9 mpg.

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Bimbo Bakeries Adds Propane Autogas Vehicles

Bimbo Bakeries USA added a new fleet of delivery vehicles powered by propane autogas at its Elkridge, Md., facility with the help of a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA).

Westport Gains EPA Certification to Modify 2017 Ford Trucks

Westport has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to equip 2017-model-year Ford vehicles with its WiNG Power System that enables the vehicles to run compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid propane gas (LPG), also known as propane autogas.

Photo of an Alpha Baking Company fleet vehicle courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.

Clean Cities Honors Alt-Fuel Fleets

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition has honored five companies at its Green Fleet Award ceremony for leading in the adoption of alternative fuels and clean-vehicle technologies for their fleets.

 
 

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