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Ohio to Provide $5M in Grants for Alt-Fuel Conversions

The Ohio State Legislature passed legislation that allocates $5 million in grants for compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane conversions in vehicles.

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N.J. Gas Utility Adds 100th CNG Vehicle

South Jersey Gas, a New Jersey-based natural gas utility, introduced the 100th CNG vehicle to its fleet.

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VW Making Progress on Diesel Settlement

Volkswagen is making progress in its negotiations with the federal government to work out the details of a settlement that would compensate owners of nearly 600,000 diesel-powered vehicles that included emissions cheat software.

The truck arrives back home on May 23. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Ride Ends

The Alliance AutoGas converted Ford F-150 has concluded its 5,600-mile, 12-city "Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride" in Asheville, N.C.

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Gasoline Increases to $2.30 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 5.8 cents to $2.30 for the week ending May 23, according to federal data.

Propane Autogas Training Course Arrives in N.C.

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) is conducting a propane autogas vehicle technician training course in Asheville, N.C., from May 24 to 26.

The vehicles are existing Workhorse walk-in vans with GM gasoline engines and equipped with the Lightning Hybrids Energy Recovery System (ERS). (PHOTO: Peapod

Online Grocer Peapod Adds Hybrid Step Vans

Peapod, an online grocer, took delivery of its first two fuel-efficient, hydraulic hybrid delivery trucks this month.

EV Tax Credit Would Boost N.C.'s GDP

Establishing a $2,500 tax credit for the purchase of electric vehicles in North Carolina would boost the state’s GDP by $52 million over the next 16 years, says a new study.

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LAPD Testing Electric Tesla Sedans

The Los Angeles Police Department has been testing a Tesla Model S sedan for more than a year to determine whether the high-priced vehicle could function as a patrol car.

Calif. Clean Air Plan Calls for Further NOx, PM Reductions

As part of a broad-reaching clean air program, California has proposed a low-NOx engine standard for heavy trucks. Truck and engine makers have said in the past that striving for low NOx in diesels could conflict with federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing fuel economy.

Photo of the Green Drives Conference and Expo courtesy of CACC

Chicago Fleets Saved 25M Gallons in 2015

The Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) Coalition announced that its member fleets saved more than 25 million gasoline gallon equivalents of petroleum and 225,000 tons of greenhouse-gas emissions in 2015.

DOE, DOT Forge Alt-Fuel Tech Partnership

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced they are collaborating to accelerate research, demonstration, and deployment of alternative fuel technologies and innovative transportation systems.

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EPA Proposes Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed slight increases to the amount of ethanol and biofuels that fuel producers must add to gasoline and diesel in 2017.

Photo of Chevrolet Impala CNG courtesy of GM.

GM Discontinues CNG Impala for 2017

General Motors will cease production of its fleet-oriented bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) Chevrolet Impala sedan as part of its 2017 model-year lineup.

Photo of a CNG-powered Ford Transit van courtesy of Westport.

CARB Certifies Westport's CNG Transit Van

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified Westport Innovations’ compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Westport WiNG Power System that is used in the Ford Transit cargo van and passenger wagon, and the F-150 truck for MY- 2016.

California Utility Injects $7.5M to Inspire Drivers to Go Electric

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced it will invest $7.5 million over the next five years to develop a bold new education campaign to create awareness, expand electric vehicle (EV) ownership, and lead the charge among large cities to electrify the transportation sector.

Columbia Gas of Ohio Builds Training Center

Columbia Gas of Ohio has announced that it will build a new state-of-the-art training facility in Gahanna, Ohio.

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Gasoline Increases to $2.24 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline increased 2.2 cents to $2.242 for the week ending May 16, according to federal records.

Colorado Approves EV Tax Credit

Colorado has passed a bill that provides a $5,000 tax credit for in-state buyers of battery-electric vehicles.

Atlanta Opens New CNG Fueling Station

The City of Atlanta opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at its solid waste facility in April. The station will allow the city to transition the entire solid waste fleet from diesel to CNG.

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Propane Autogas Dispensers Receive Canadian Underwriters Listings

Superior Energy Systems’ electronic propane autogas fuel dispensers have received across-the-board Canadian Standards Association (CSA) listings per Underwriters Laboratories UL 495 and CAN1-12.4 standards.

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Republic's $117K to Fund Boise EV Fleet

Republic Services of Idaho presented the City of Boise, Idaho, with a check for $117,000 to launch the city’s first electric-vehicle fleet.

Photo of 2017 A4 courtesy of Audi.

Audi to Launch 20 Models This Year

Audi is launching 20 new or refreshed models in 2016 with a tilt toward SUVs and crossovers, including its Q2 compact SUV arriving in November, Audi's CEO told shareholders on May 12.

On May 11 the propane autogas Ford F-150 visited the State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Okla. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Tour Heads East

Alliance AutoGas is headed into the second half of its 5,300-plus mile, 12-city, cross-country road trip with a converted propane autogas Ford F-150 trailering a propane autogas mower.

Photo of Vision Next 100 Concept courtesy of BMW.

BMW Prepping Electric Flagship for 2021

BMW is taking a more measured approach to battery-electric vehicles and will introduce a flagship EV called the iNext that will supplant its 7-Series sedan in 2021, its CEO told shareholders on May 12.

 

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