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Long Beach Adopts Renewable Diesel for Fleet

The City of Long Beach, Calif., has begun using renewable diesel for trucks and equipment used for maintenance and transportation in a move that expands the city's use of renewable fuels.

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Gulf Oil Chairman Joins VNG Board of Advisors

VNG.co, a retail compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling service provider, announced that Joseph Petrowski has joined the company's board of advisors.

Photo of 2014 Cadillac ELR courtesy of GM.

Cadillac to Discontinue Plug-In ELR

Cadillac will discontinue its plug-in ELR luxury vehicle after the current generation, a spokesman has confirmed.

The acqurisition will add 37 public-access CNG locations to Love's network. Image: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops Acquires CNG Provider Trillium

Love’s Travel Stops has agreed to purchase compressed natural gas provider Trillium CNG in a deal that will add 37 public-access CNG locations to the truck stop company’s network.

Fleet Manager Pete Bednar is pictured here with one of the county's electric vehicles. Photo courtesy of Ventura County

Calif. County Fleet to Reduce Emissions with EVs

The County of Ventura, Calif., will reduce fleet greenhouse gas emissions by expanding its plug-in electric vehicle fleet and increasing use of technology.

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Gasoline Falls to $1.82 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of gasoline fell 3.4 cents to $1.822 for the week ending Feb. 1, according to federal records.

Photo of 2016 Prius Four courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota's Japan Plant Shut Down Delays 2016 Prius

Toyota Motor Corp. will suspend production at assembly plants in Japan next week due to a steel factory explosion that will delay shipments of the new 2016 Prius hybrid.

Tesla Unveiling Model 3 in March

Tesla Motors is expected to unveil its more-affordable Model 3 sedan at a March launch event, as the luxury EV maker sets its sights on democratizing its automotive technology.

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AmeriGas Names Manager of Fleet Operations

Dwayne Bolden Sr. was named manager of fleet operations for AmeriGas DBA PTI in Houston. He assumed this position in September.

Photo courtesy of VNG.

VNG Touts New Stations, Regulatory Gains

VNG.co LLC recognized its 2015 achievements that included opening natural gas fueling stations in three new markets, more than 99% uptime, and regulatory gains that support natural gas vehicles.

The Chevrolet Spark EV finished second in ACEEE's Greenest Vehicle List. Photo courtesy of GM.

Plug-In, Hybrid Top Green Vehicle Rankings List

Out of the top 12 spots in ACEEE’s environmental vehicle ratings, nine of the vehicles are electric, including the Ford Focus Electric, smart fortwo electric drive, Volkswagen E-Golf and Chevrolet Spark EV. No internal combustion-only vehicles made the list.

Photo of E-tron Quattro concept courtesy of Audi.

Audi to Build First EV SUV in 2018

Audi will begin production of its first battery-electric vehicle, a "sport SUV," at its Brussels, Belgium, assembly plant in 2018, the automaker has announced.

Presentation slide courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Planning Hybrid Trucks, SUVs

FCA US plans to introduce a mild hybrid Ram 1500 and its next generation Jeep Wrangler with several alternative powertrains to meet increasing stringent tailpipe emissions standards and fuel economy regulations.

Photo of 2016 Jeep Wrangler courtesy of FCA US.

FCA Ending Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart to Focus on Trucks, SUVs

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will eventually discontinue the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart, increase Jeep SUV and Ram truck production, and roll out additional hybrids as part of its business plan leading toward 2018.

Infographic courtesy of Bosch.

Bosch's Smart Gas Pedal Lowers Fuel Consumption

Bosch has developed the active gas pedal, which notifies the driver when to lighten pressure on the pedal, promotes lowered fuel consumption, and issues warnings to drivers when they are speeding.

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

VW Determining Next Steps in Diesel Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen's top committee will meet on Feb. 3 to discuss the next steps the company should take as it deals with the ongoing aftermath of the diesel emissions scandal.

Photo of 2014 GMC Savana 3500 LT passenger van with XL3 powertrain courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids Named to Global Cleantech 100 List

XL Hybrids, Inc. has been named to the 2015 Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch list that's produced by Cleantech Group, whose mission is to connect corporations to sustainable innovation through its i3 Connect platform and global events.

The 2015 Chevrolet Volt, photo by Kareem Girgis.

Energy Department Offers $58M for Advanced Vehicle Tech

The U.S. Department of Energy has offered $58 million in funding for vehicle technology advancements through its Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing loan program, the agency has announced.

Researchers to Develop Low-NOx NG Engines for California

UK-based Ricardo Inc. says it will partner with the Gas Technology Institute to design the engines to emit fewer NOx emissions while powering medium-duty commercial vehicles.

Biodiesel Use Reaches High Point

Biodiesel consumption reached a peak level in 2015 with nearly 2.1 billion gallons reducing carbon emissions by at least 18.2 million metric tons, according to the National Biodiesel Board.

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Gasoline Prices Fall to $1.85 Per Gallon

The decline in national average gasoline prices driven by falling oil prices continued unabated with a 5.8-cent decline to $1.856 for the week ending Jan. 25, according to federal data.

Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

British Hauling Company Adds Fuso Hybrid Truck to Fleet

A British transport company, Evans European Transport, which specializes in refrigerated transport and is based in Grimsby at the mouth of the Humber where it flows into the North Sea, recently added a Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid to its fleet for food transport.

Gold Standard Transportation converted its OTR trucks to CNG. Photo courtesy of McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing.

Fuel Price Drop Causes Natural Gas Truck Sales to Slip

With falling fuel prices, U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales had a slower 2015 compared to the previous year.

Screenshot courtesy of Toyota.

Camry Hybrid Police Cars Reduce Ark. Agency's Costs

The City of Arkadelphia, Ark., has lowered its budget costs by 3% by replacing its aging fleet of Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors with Toyota Camry Hybrid police cars, according to Toyota.

Photo via Vision Fleet

Atlanta Receives First EVs in Vision Fleet Deal

The City of Atlanta took delivery of its first five plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from Vision Fleet, as part of a 50-vehicle electric vehicle (EV) pilot program.

 
 

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