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Calif. Public Utility Expands PHEV Fleet

Sacramento County's Municipal Utility District (Calif.) will expand its plug-in electric vehicle fleet to include 27 sedans, 21 trouble trucks with electrified buckets, and 16 electric lift trucks by the end of 2017.

The Nikola One hybrid-electric truck. Image: Nikola Motors

Nikola to Officially Unveil Hybrid-Electric Truck on Dec. 1

Nikola Motor Company is on track to unveil its flagship product, the Nikola One electric Class 8 truck, at a launch event on Dec. 1, 2016.

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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Reaches 160 MPH in Utah

A race-prepared Hyundai Ioniq hybrid prototype reached a top speed of 160 mph at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and set a land-speed record in the hybrid category, Hyundai announced.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer announced the switch to renewable diesel at a press conference. Photo courtesy of the City of San Diego

San Diego Adopts Renewable Diesel

The City of San Diego has joined the growing list of West Coast fleets making the switch to renewable diesel. 900 of the city's heavy- and medium-duty vehicles will run on renewable diesel to start, including refuse trucks, construction equipment, and street sweepers.

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Gasoline Prices Stay Steady

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded remained mostly flat for the week ending Oct. 31, staying in the $2.21 range, reports AAA.

Natural Gas Truck Sales Fall in Weak Freight Environment

U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck sales declined over a three-month period from June to August, according to the latest quarterly report from ACT Research.

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VW to Set Up Trust for Government Projects, Investment in ZEVs

A judge has approved Volkswagen's settlement in its diesel emissions scandal, including buybacks of affected vehicles, a trust to fund projects reducing emissions, and the promotion of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) technology.

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Health Costs From Vehicle Emissions Studied

The health and climate costs of gasoline-powered vehicles operating in 10 states added $18.42 to the overall impact of a 16-gallon tank of gasoline in 2015, the American Lung Association claims in a new report.

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Nissan Unveils All-Electric Mobile Office in UK

The e-NV200 WORKSPACe features an integrated fold-out desk, touchscreen computer, wireless internet, smartphone-controlled LED lights, and more.

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Hyundai Pays $41.2M to Resolve Fuel Ratings Case

Hyundai Motor has agreed to pay $41.2 million to settle consumer protection claims brought by 33 states following the automaker's 2012 restatement of fuel economy ratings on one quarter of their 2011 and 2012 model-year vehicles.

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Mini Updates Countryman with Plug-In for 2017

Mini will offer a second-generation Countryman for the 2017 model year as a trio of variants that include the first plug-in hybrid and two gasoline models.

Renewable Diesel Coming to Washington

Targa Sound Terminal in Tacoma, Wash., will become what is believed to be the first terminal in the state to offer renewable diesel (R99) in early 2017. The terminal, which sells to distributors, is making the fuel available due to increasing demand from government agencies.

Green Commuter Awarded Calif. Tax Credit to Expand EV Sharing

The California Competes Tax Credit Committee has approved a $250,000 tax credit for Green Commuter to assist the Los Angeles-based company with continued expansion of its electric vehicle car sharing, vanpool and fleet replacement service.

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VW to Start Diesel Buybacks, Fleets Eligible

Volkswagen will begin buying back its 2.0L diesel models following approval Tuesday of a $14.7 billion settlement by a federal judge and expects to complete the process by the middle of November.

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GHG Phase 2 Rule Published

The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have officially published the Phase 2 greenhouse gas/ fuel efficiency rule for commercial vehicles in the Federal Register.

Gasoline Price Falls, But Higher Than Year Ago

The national average price of regular unleaded continued its steady decline this week to near $2.22 and finished the week with a slightly higher price that a year ago, according to data from AAA and the federal government.

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Mercedes-Benz Curtails 2017 Diesel Lineup

Mercedes-Benz USA has reduced its 2017 diesel vehicle lineup for the U.S. market and plans to offer only a single diesel-powered model due to increased regulatory scrutiny resulting from the Volkswagen diesel scandal.

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BMW Showing PHEV Lineup in L.A.

BMW will show its three plug-in hybrids and its updated 2017 model-year vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the automaker has announced.

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Honda's Clarity Fuel Cell Rated at 366-Mile Range

Honda's Clarity Fuel Cell sedan provides 366 miles of driving range and 68 miles per equivalent gallon of gasoline in combined driving cycles, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

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Revised CARB Plan Includes $150 Million For Heavy Duty Vehicles

CARB recently approved a revised $363 million funding plan that includes $150 million for heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment, aimed at putting more clean vehicles in disadvantaged communities.

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New York Power to Install 300 EV Charging Stations

New York Power Authority will build the charging stations with the option to provide installation and networking services. The utility can also offer infrastructure and services to governmental customers at lower rates and favorable financing terms.

Video: Tesla Production Adds Self-Driving Hardware

As of Oct. 19, all Tesla vehicles produced in the company factory have the hardware needed for fully autonomous driving capability.

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Fuso to Show All-Electric E-Cell Medium-Duty Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) will display its FUSO eCanter all-electric truck in its booth at GIE+Expo 2016, October 20-21 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville.

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Tesla Extends Model 3 Deliveries for New Orders

Customers now placing orders for Tesla's Model 3 can expect delivery of the cars in the middle to late 2018, while those who put down initial deposits can expect their sedans in late 2017.

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Industry Leaders Advocate Clean Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology Forum has released a series of short videos from the Society of Environmental Journalists 26th Annual Conference featuring industry leaders advocating new clean diesel technology.

 

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