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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Reboots FCA Minivan Lineup

The Chrysler Pacifica will be powered by a 3.6L Pentastar V-6, while the Pacifica Hybrid will offer up to 80 miles per gallon equivalent in city driving and 30 miles of driving in EV mode.

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VW Shows EV Microbus Concept, Planning Tiguan PHEV

Volkswagen is moving toward electrification and away from diesel power in an aggressive way with its concept battery-electric microbus appearing at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and the expected showing of a plug-in hybrid Tiguan at the Detroit auto show.

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Falling Fuel Prices Drive New-Vehicle MPG Lower

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in December fell 0.2 mpg to 24.9 mpg from the revised value for November, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

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Global NGV Sales to Grow to 3.9 Million by 2025

Growth in adoption of natural gas vehicles has been slower than previously anticipated, mostly due to drops in oil prices, as well as lower costs and increased capacity of batteries for electrified vehicles.

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Advanced Disposal Begins CNG-Powered Waste Management in Ga.

Advanced Disposal began providing weekly garbage and yard waste service to over 25,000 homes within the Macon-Bibb, Ga. city limits on Jan. 4, utilizing 95-gallon carts and automated collection vehicles for the garbage collection, including 13 trucks fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG).

Audi Shows Thin-Film Display with Haptic Feedback

Audi is showing a large thin-film display with integrated haptic feedback for automotive use at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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Navy Solicits Lease Deal for EVs

The U.S. Department of the Navy has posted a solicitation to commercially lease between 400 and 600 battery-electric vehicles for use at the Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.

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EPA Approves Blossman's LPG-Powered Truck Engines

Alliance Autogas has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to produce bi-fuel propane-autogas versions of vehicles powered by Ford's 6.8L V-10 and General Motors' 6.0L V-8 spark-ignited engines.

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Chevrolet Bolt EV Brimming with Tech

General Motors unveiled its tech-oriented 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), providing additional details about its array of connectivity and autonomous driving features.

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Greenkraft CNG-Propane System Earns EPA-CARB Certification

Greenkraft’s custom fuel system for a 6.0L engine running compressed natural gas or propane has received certification from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.

GSA Seeking EV Charging Infrastructure

The General Services Administration has extended a request for information for electric vehicle charging station equipment to Jan. 8 so it can receive additional contractor input.

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BMW i8 Concept Replaces Mirrors with Camera System

BMW is showing its i8 Mirrorless concept vehicle with a camera system that replaces conventional vehicle mirrors at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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Faraday Future Shows Concept EV Batmobile

Faraday Future revealed its FFZERO1 concept that uses a modular engineering system optimized for electric vehicles at an event prior to the opening of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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Chevrolet Bolt EV to Debut at CES

General Motors will unveil its 2017 Chevrolet Bolt battery-electric vehicle on Jan. 6 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company announced.

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Gasoline Inches Lower to $2.02 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell six-tenths of a cent to $2.028 for the week ending Jan. 4, according to federal records.

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Iowa Utility Cuts Idling With Altec PTO System

Midwest electrical power provider MidAmerican Energy has begun rolling out bucket trucks that reduce idling by using a large battery pack that operated the boom and other vehicle features, the utility announced.

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Hydrogen-Powered Transit Receives Congestion Discount from London

ULEMCo has been advised by the UK’s Transport for London (TfL) that its conversion of a Ford Transit to a dual fuel hydrogen-diesel is eligible for a 100-percent Congestion Charge discount.

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San Fransico's Renewable Diesel Detailed

Neste's NEXBTL renewable diesel is produced from renewable raw materials including vegetable oils and animal waste and offers a chemical composition comparable to fossil fuel, according to the company.

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Cummins Engine Lineup Gains 2017 GHG Certification

Cummins has received EPA certification for its lineup of on-highway diesel and natural gas engines meeting current and 2017 greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards.

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McNeilus Converts Carrier's OTR Trucks to CNG Power

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. has engineered and installed a custom NGEN Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) system for over-the-road trucks owned by Gold Standard Transportation in Chicago, Ill.

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DuPont to Close Tenn. Biofuel Plant

The facility began as a joint project between DuPont and the University of Tennessee Research Foundation. The state legislature in 2007 had approved a $70.5 million investment that included $40.7 million for land acquisition, facilities construction, and equipment.

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Hyundai to Develop Fuel Cell SUV

Hyundai is planning to manufacture a new hydrogen fuel cell utility vehicle with a 500-mile range.

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San Diego Sets Green Fleet Targets

The San Diego City Council has approved the mayor's climate plan that calls for the city to eventually convert a majority of its fleet vehicles to electrified powertrains, and cycle out diesel-powered refuse trucks for cleaner-burning fuels over the next several decades.

Texas to Provide $37.8M in Natural Gas Vehicle Grants

The Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program provides grants to encourage fleets that operate heavy-duty or medium-duty motor vehicles to repower them with a natural gas engine or replace them with a natural gas vehicle.

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Top 10 News of 2015 on GreenFleetMagazine.com

As 2015 comes to a close, take a look back at the 10 most-read articles on the Green Fleet website.

 
 

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