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Renewable Diesel Coming to Washington

Targa Sound Terminal in Tacoma, Wash., will become what is believed to be the first terminal in the state to offer renewable diesel (R99) in early 2017. The terminal, which sells to distributors, is making the fuel available due to increasing demand from government agencies.

Green Commuter Awarded Calif. Tax Credit to Expand EV Sharing

The California Competes Tax Credit Committee has approved a $250,000 tax credit for Green Commuter to assist the Los Angeles-based company with continued expansion of its electric vehicle car sharing, vanpool and fleet replacement service.

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VW to Start Diesel Buybacks, Fleets Eligible

Volkswagen will begin buying back its 2.0L diesel models following approval Tuesday of a $14.7 billion settlement by a federal judge and expects to complete the process by the middle of November.

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GHG Phase 2 Rule Published

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have officially published the Phase 2 greenhouse gas/ fuel efficiency rule for commercial vehicles in the Federal Register.

Gasoline Price Falls, But Higher Than Year Ago

The national average price of regular unleaded continued its steady decline this week to near $2.22 and finished the week with a slightly higher price that a year ago, according to data from AAA and the federal government.

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Mercedes-Benz Curtails 2017 Diesel Lineup

Mercedes-Benz USA has reduced its 2017 diesel vehicle lineup for the U.S. market and plans to offer only a single diesel-powered model due to increased regulatory scrutiny resulting from the Volkswagen diesel scandal.

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BMW Showing PHEV Lineup in L.A.

BMW will show its three plug-in hybrids and its updated 2017 model-year vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the automaker has announced.

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Honda's Clarity Fuel Cell Rated at 366-Mile Range

Honda's Clarity Fuel Cell sedan provides 366 miles of driving range and 68 miles per equivalent gallon of gasoline in combined driving cycles, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

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Revised CARB Plan Includes $150 Million For Heavy Duty Vehicles

CARB recently approved a revised $363 million funding plan that includes $150 million for heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment, aimed at putting more clean vehicles in disadvantaged communities.

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New York Power to Install 300 EV Charging Stations

New York Power Authority will build the charging stations with the option to provide installation and networking services. The utility can also offer infrastructure and services to governmental customers at lower rates and favorable financing terms.

Video: Tesla Production Adds Self-Driving Hardware

As of Oct. 19, all Tesla vehicles produced in the company factory have the hardware needed for fully autonomous driving capability.

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Fuso to Show All-Electric E-Cell Medium-Duty Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) will display its FUSO eCanter all-electric truck in its booth at GIE+Expo 2016, October 20-21 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville.

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Tesla Extends Model 3 Deliveries for New Orders

Customers now placing orders for Tesla's Model 3 can expect delivery of the cars in the middle to late 2018, while those who put down initial deposits can expect their sedans in late 2017.

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Industry Leaders Advocate Clean Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology Forum has released a series of short videos from the Society of Environmental Journalists 26th Annual Conference featuring industry leaders advocating new clean diesel technology.

Photo of a Prince George's County cargo van with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System courtesy of XL Hybrids.

Md. County Adds Hybrid Electric Vans

XL Hybrids, Inc. has installed its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Prince George’s County cargo vans as part of the Maryland county’s sustainable energy program.

LAPD Equipping Tesla Sedan as Patrol Vehicle

The Los Angeles Police Department will test a Tesla Model S sedan as a patrol car, because it offers higher performance and longer range than other battery-electric vehicles on the market.

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Mini Developing First Plug-In Hybrid

Mini has begun developing its first plug-in hybrid model that can reach highway speeds and would provide multiple driving modes.

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Cummins Starts Production of ISL G Natural Gas Engine

Orders are being processed and production has started for Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine, the company announced.

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City, County to Build Joint CNG Station

The City of Olathe and Johnson County, both in Kansas, have agreed to collaborate on the construction of a $3.3 million joint compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

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Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5 Million in Clean Air Act Settlement

Detroit Diesel Corp. will pay $28.5 million, in a combination of fines and funding for pollution-reduction projects, to settle alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

Photo of E-Gen step van courtesy of Workhorse Group.

BMW's Hybrid Tech to Power Workhorse Delivery Trucks

BMW has signed a multiple-year supply agreement to integrate its i3 range extender (REx) units into the Workhorse step van to extend the range of the Class 3-5 delivery vehicles.

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Gasoline Prices Edge up to $2.26

Gasoline prices have increased for 12 of the past 14 days, reaching a national average of $2.26 per gallon despite a seasonal drop in demand, AAA reported.

Photo of Toyota Prius courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Recalls Prius for Parking Brake

The recall covers about 92,000 of the hybrid cars in the 2016 and 2017 model years.

2016 Nissan Leaf. Photo courtesy of Nissan

Calif. to Purchase 50% ZEVs by 2025

The State of California has increased its zero emission vehicle (ZEV) purchasing mandates for state agencies, bumping it up to 50% of light-duty replacement vehicles by 2025.

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UPS Adding 200 Hybrid Delivery Trucks

The vehicles feature a 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis and deliver approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.

 

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