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Freedom CNG Opens Fueling Station in Permian Basin

Freedom CNG has opened a compressed natural gas fueling station located between Midland and Odessa, Texas, serving the Permian Basin.

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EPA Awards Ill. Forest Agency CNG Truck Grant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $23,387 grant to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County (Ill.) to convert five 2016 Ford light-duty trucks to run on compressed natural gas (CNG).

Photo of Model X courtesy of Tesla Motors.

Tesla Recalls Model X SUVs for Seats

The recall, which begins this month, covers 2,666 of the battery-electric vehicles.

GM's Global Manager of Waste Reduction John Bradburn shows the Equinox engine insulation made from used water bottles. Photo courtesy of the automaker.

GM Turning Water Bottles Into Engine Insulation

GM is transforming employees' recycled water bottles into noise-reducing fabric insulation used to cover the Chevrolet Equinox engine. These bottles will also be repurposed into air filtration components and insulation in coats for the homeless.

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Northeast to Get First Hydrogen Stations

Air Liquide announced locations of four hydrogen fueling stations planned for the Northeast. The stations will be open to the public for consumers of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

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U.S. Gain Opens CNG Station in Baltimore

U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas (CNG) division of U.S. Venture, Inc., has completed a new CNG station in partnership with H&S Bakery, a bakery provider for several fast-food chains.

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell with BeeZero design. Photo Courtesy of Hyundai.

First Fuel Cell Car Sharing Service Launches

The world’s first fuel cell powered zero-emission car sharing service will be launched in Munich this summer, and it will feature a fleet of Hyundai’s ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles.

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LiDAR Illuminates Autonomous Fusion Hybrid at Night

Ford has been testing a LiDAR sensor system with its autonomous Fusion Hybrid that illuminates the vehicle for night driving, the company announced.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.06 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 1.4 cents to $2.069 for the week ending April 11, according to federal records.

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Best Buy Rolls Out 1,000 Hybrids for Geek Squad

Best Buy has added 1,000 Toyota Prius C hybrids to its Geek Squad fleet to replace the Volkswagen Beetle cars in a fleet that logs more than 13,000 daily trips to service electronics at residences.

Photo of Davis courtesy of Chicago Clean Cities Coalition.

MotorWeek Host to Speak at Clean Cities Conference

The Lake Michigan Consortium announced that John Davis, the Emmy Award-winning host of MotorWeek, will serve as the master of ceremonies and be a featured speaker at its Clean Cities Green Drives Conference and Expo May 19.

Cummins-Led Team to Build Plug-in Hybrid Class 6 Truck

Cummins has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a Class 6 commercial plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

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Roush CleanTech Offers Propane Fuel System for Ford F-750

The system meets a demand for heavier chassis for autogas-fueled bobtail applications, cylinder delivery trucks, and larger tank setters and box trucks.

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CleanFUEL USA Files for Bankruptcy

CleanFUEL USA, a manufacturer of alternative fuel equipment for propane autogas, announced that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to seek the restructure of its debts.

Godlewski. Photo courtesy of NGVAmerica.

NGVAmerica Urges Oklahoma to Retain Natural Gas Incentives

Matthew Godlewski, president of NGVAmerica, asked Oklahoma legislators not to pass a bill that would cut a number of tax incentives for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and fueling stations.

Photo of Model 3 courtesy of Tesla Motors.

Tesla Model 3 Orders Rise to 325,000

Tesla Motors has received more than 325,000 orders with refundable $1,000 deposits so far for its sleek Model 3 that could make the company more than a niche player with its $35,000 price tag.

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Gasoline Prices Increase Modestly

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 1.7 cents to $2.083 for the week ending April 4, according to federal records.

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New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Flat in 2016

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in March was 25.3 mpg — unchanged from the value that was revised for February.

Right-Sizing Helps Ariz. County Reduce Fleet Emissions

Pima County, Ariz., has reduced the number of miles traveled by the county fleet by 21% and reduced carbon intensity of its fleet operations by nearly 6%, according to its Sustainable Action Plan Report Card.

China's BYD Adds Two EV Models

BYD Company Ltd. has launched two pure electric sedans: the Qin EV300, coming in four versions, and the e5, coming in three versions. Both models have a 300km driving range.

The Ford F-150 was converted to run on propane autogas at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas

Alliance AutoGas F-150 Prepares for Coast-to-Coast Trip

Fresh from setting a record for the fastest recorded alternative fuel conversion to propane autogas in 1:32:25, the F-150 will embark on 5,500 mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride."

Photo of Model 3 courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla Model 3 Provides 215 EV Miles

Tesla Motors' more affordable Model 3 will provide at least 215 miles of electric range when it arrives in late 2017, CEO Elon Musk told an audience who gathered in Hawthorne, Calif., for the car's unveiling.

Video: Prius Captures Top Safety Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the 2016 Prius a Top Safety Pick+ award winner after the car excels in crashworthiness evaluations.

Screenshot via Tesla Motors.

Tesla May Increase Model 3 Production

Tesla Motors will give the world its first glimpse of the more affordable Model 3, when it unveils the $35,000 car at 8:30 p.m. West Coast time today at an event that will be live-streamed on TeslaMotors.com.

Photo of electric delivery van courtesy of FedEx.

FedEx Boosts Fleet Fuel Efficiency

FedEx hopes to increase fuel efficiency in its vehicle fleet by 30% by 2020 by increasing the number of alternative-fuel vehicles, shifting freight trips to rail, and optimizing routing, according to the company's 2016 sustainability report.

 

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