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Diesel Prices Fall for Third Consecutive Week

For the third week in a row, the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel decreased, according the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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Honda Names Fuel Cell Vehicle

Honda Motor Co. plans to initially sell its hydrogen-powered 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in Japan to government agencies and businesses with plans to offer the vehicle to retail customers at a later date. However, the automaker isn't expected to follow that strategy in the U.S.

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EPA Adds 3.0L Diesels to VW Probe

About 10,000 additional Volkswagen AG vehicles from the Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche brands from the 2014 model year forward included a software cheat to evade emissions testing, the U.S. Environmental Agency has announced.

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Lexus Shows Fuel Cell Concept in Tokyo

Lexus showed its LF-FC flagship concept sedan at the Tokyo Motor Show that's equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system that points to the future design and technology direction for the luxury brand, according to the luxury automaker.

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Team Breaks Transcontinental Autonomous Driving Record

Three drivers broke a transcontinental record using Tesla's Autopilot technology as part of a team sponsored by fleet tracking company GPS Insight.

Westport Strikes Natural Gas Parts Distribution Deal

Westport Innovations aftermarket parts division, Westport Parts + Service, has formed a distribution partnership with Alliant Power with an initial focus on Class 1-5 light-duty vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors.

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NYC Beer Distributor Adds CNG Volvo Tractors

Manhattan Beer Distributors recently purchased 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNM 200 model tractors for its New York City fleet.

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UPS Deploys Electric Step Vans in Texas

UPS has begun using 18 battery-electric delivery trucks in the Houston-Galveston area of Texas and projects a savings of 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel over 20 years with the move, the parcel company has announced.

BMW Plans Fuel Cell Sedan After 2020

BMW hopes to produce a hydrogen fuel cell sedan using a more advanced hydrogen fueling system after 2020, the automaker announced Oct. 29 at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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California EV Market Seeing Explosive Growth

About 40% of U.S. battery-electric vehicles now travel on California roads, and the state's EV charging network has reached 20,000 chargers, according to a report from the Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA).

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Mercedes-Benz Recalls B-Class Electric Cars

The recall will address a stalling risk affecting 2,618 2014-2015 model-year B-Class Electric Drive vehicles.

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Polaris Extends GEM Range, Adds Safety Features

Polaris Industries Inc. has updated its Polaris GEM low-speed vehicle with improved ergonomics and range as well as more comfort and safety features, the company has announced.

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ZAP and Jonway Ramp Up Production of Electric Minivan

ZAP and Jonway Auto have increased factory production capacity and running operations to seven days a week with a single shift to built 50 battery-electric minivans per day to meet backlog orders from Dong Feng Motor Corporation in China, the company announced Oct. 27.

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BMW to Debut Plug-In Hybrid 3 Series in L.A.

BMW will debut four new models at the Los Angeles Auto Show, including the eDrive BMW 330e, BMW X1, the BMW 7 Series.

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Delaware Grants to Expand Alternative Fuel Station Network

Delaware will offer $1.4 million in grants to businesses and fleet owners based in the state to increase their use of alternative-fueled vehicles by expanding the state’s network of alternative fueling stations.

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Nextran Building NGV Truck Repair Shop in Atlanta

Nextran Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new regional facility in Atlanta that's set to open in the middle of 2016 with a service area for repairs to natural gas vehicles.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.22 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fell 4.9 cents to $2.228 for the week ending Oct. 26, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Diesel Prices Approach 2015 Lows

Continuing a downward trend, the price of a gallon of diesel gasoline hit near year-low levels last week, according to the latest report from the Energy Department.

Photo of Calfiornia Gov. Jerry Brown viewing the Chevrolet Bolt concept car by Claudia Wong.

California Utilities Expand Green Fleets

California's largest utilities including San Diego Gas and Electric, Pacific Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison will beef up the number of plug-in electric vehicles in their fleets in the near term, the companies announced.

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California Agencies to Expand Plug-In EV Use

The U.S. Navy and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will expand their use of plug-in electric vehicles and hybrids with new initiatives announced at the Drive the Dream 2015 event earlier this month.

PG&E Creates External Advisory Council to Improve Sustainability Efforts

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is making an effort to become more transparent in regards to corporate responsibility and sustainability by creating an external advisory council to keep things in check.

Japanese Companies to Analyze California EV Use

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and the Japan-based trading company Kanematsu Corporation have announced they have been officially selected by tNEDO, Japan’s largest public R&D management organization, to analyze electric vehicle use patterns in Northern California.

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Odyne's Hybrid System Receives CARB Exemption

Aftermarket hybrid system manufacturer, Odyne Systems, has received an exemption from the California Air Resources Board permitting the installation of the company’s hybrid systems on certain medium- and heavy-duty diesel powered vehicles.

Agility executives, Board of Director members and company founders cut the ribbon that officially opens the new Salisbury, N.C. facility. Photo: Agility Fuel Systems

Agility Fuel Systems Opens Manufacturing Facility in N.C.

Agility Fuel Systems has opened a new manufacturing plant in Salisbury, N.C., celebrating the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Minn. Offers $270K in Clean Diesel Grants

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will offer grants to help owners of heavy diesel-powered equipment in the state replace or retrofit their old engines.


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