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IMPCO to Offer Bi-Fuel CNG Ford F-150

IMPCO Automotive has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2016 Ford F-150 pick-up powered by a 5.0L TI-VCT V-8 engine.

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CARB Extends Volkswagen's Diesel Recall Plan Deadline

Environmental regulators have given Volkswagen until Jan. 14 to gain approve for a diesel emissions repair plan relating to the automaker's 2.0L engine that used cheat software to evade emissions tests.

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Nissan, BMW Ramping Up EV Fast Charging

Nissan and BMW will offer public charging at 120 locations across 19 states in an partnership to support charging for Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 customers, and promote increased adoption of electric vehicles (EVs).

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Ohio County Begins Construction of CNG Fueling Station

The Montgomery County (Ohio) Solid Waste District is building a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The district will complete the process of replacing its aging fleet with CNG vehicles over the next 12 months.

New Zealand Begins Producing Biodiesel

Z Energy’s efforts to reduce New Zealand’s reliance on fossil fuels have reached a milestone with the installation of a biodiesel distillation column at New Zealand’s first commercial scale biodiesel plant in Wiri, Auckland.

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Multiple EVs Debuting at Consumer Electronics Show

The production-ready Chevrolet Bolt EV is scheduled to make its debut at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which will occur in Las Vegas from Jan. 6-9, along with other concept vehicles from various automotive manufacturers.

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Alaskan Tour Company Adds Hybrid Shuttle Bus

The Alaskan tour company will be using the custom-built E-450 StarCraft bus to ferry passengers from the cruise ship docks in Juneau to their nearby whale watching, glacier hiking, and rainforest trail excursions in a more environmentally friendly manner.

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Hino Motors Finalizes 2020 Environmental Plan

Under the plan, Hino will focus on building a low-carbon society, creation of a closed loop economy, environmental conservation & creation of a society coexisting in harmony with nature, and environmental management.

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Cobham Now Offering CNG Storage Tanks for Trucks

The defense and aerospace technology company's two new Type 4 compressed natural gas storage tanks have been successfully qualified, marking its entry into the natural gas vehicle commercial trucking market.

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U.S. Congress Passes Natural Gas Tax Credit Legislation

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 will extend federal tax credits for alternative fuels that expired in 2014 and make some subsidies permanent.

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DOE Awards $9M to Develop Gasoline OP Engine

Achates, Delphi and Argonne National Laboratory will develop an opposed-piston, gasoline compression ignition (OPGCI) engine suitable for light trucks and other vehicles.

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UPS to Power 2 Fleets with Landfill Methane

UPS will supply its fleet in Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson, Miss., with an estimated 15 million diesel gallon gas equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) as part of a multi-year agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing.

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Volvo Releases Waterless Car Wash Solution

The solution, called “Consciously Clean,” is a waterless car wash spray that will help drivers keep their cars clean without having to waste water at a car wash.

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N.C. State's $4.4M Grant to Develop Fleet Management Training

The Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) project aims in part to develop a professional Smart Fleet management training program that will provide tools and information to increase fleet efficiency through the use of low carbon fuels, technologies, practices, and policies.

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Linde Reaches 1M Fills for Hydrogen-Powered BMW Forklifts

Hydrogen fueling stations using Linde technology have reached more than 1 million fills for the fuel-cell driven forklifts at the BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Dodge B2500 is back in the fleet customer's hands after Cenergy outfitted the van with an ANG tank. It still has its original CNG tanks. Photo courtesy of Cenergy Solutions.

Adsorbent Natural Gas Tank Applied to First Fleet Vehicle

Cenergy Solutions has been testing an adsorbent natural gas (ANG) tank on a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 van. ANG tanks can extend a vehicle’s range and lower the cost of gas because it needn’t be pumped to high pressures.

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Mazda Named Most Fuel-Efficient Auto Manufacturer

Automakers are making less progress toward federal fuel economy and emissions standards but remain in compliance, according to a report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Calif. and Pa. Offer Alternative-Fuel Grants

State regulators in Pennsylvania and California have introduced new assistance programs to create wider adoption of alternative fuel vehicles and technology, the states announced separately.

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GM Delivers CNG Chevrolet Impala to Fleets

General Motors has delivered about 200 of its 2015 Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Impala sedans powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to fleet customers following a delay to ensure quality.

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Feds Offer $35M to Advance Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tech

The DOE hopes to speed up the development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technologies by supporting research and development, early market deployments, and domestic manufacturing.

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Utah Ski Shuttle Operator Converts Vehicles to Propane Autogas

Canyon Transportation, a Salt Lake City-based airport shuttle company, has converted four vehicles to propane autogas in preparation for a busy ski season.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.03 Per Gallon

The national average price of unleaded gasoline fell 1.6 cents to $2.037 for the week ending Dec. 14, according to federal data.

Delhi Diesel Ban May Not Improve Air Quality

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) order banning diesel vehicle registrations in Delhi may impact India's investment reputation but not substantially improve the city's smog-filled air.

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San Francisco's Renewable Diesel Halves Diesel Emissions

The City & County of San Francisco has ended its use of petroleum diesel and completed the switch to renewable diesel for the city fleet. The change will reduce fleet diesel greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and is cost neutral.

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Wash. to Purchase 20% EVs by 2017

The Washington State Electric Fleets Initiative aims to ensure at least 20% of all new state passenger vehicle purchases are electric vehicles by 2017.


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