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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivan Using LG Chem Battery Pack

LG Chem Power will supply the batteries for the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Development of these battery packs will take place at the South Korea-based supplier's plant in Holland, Mich.

Workhorse Group to Use Panasonic Batteries in Electric Trucks

Workhorse Group Inc. has signed an agreement with the Rechargeable Battery Division (RBD) of Panasonic Industrial Devices Sales Company of America for the supply of "18650" cylindrical Panasonic Li-Ion batteries for Workhorse's battery-electric medium duty trucks.

NAFTC Launches Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training

On Feb. 24, the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) will launch the newly developed Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training.

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Mercedez-Benz OKs Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Biodiesel for Trucks

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has approved an alternative biodiesel fuel known as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its trucks with heavy-duty (OM 470 or OM 471) engines as well as medium-duty (OM 936 or OM 934) variants.

Wireless Charging Arrives for Tesla Model S

Evatran is offering Tesla Model S owners the chance to have their all-electric sedans the opportunity to charge without plugging in.

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West Coast Gasoline Prices Keep Falling

West Coast gasoline prices fell sharply for the week ending Feb. 22, while the nation's average price remained flat and Midwest gasoline saw a spike higher, according to federal data.

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EPA Asks Volkswagen to Produce Electric Cars

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked Volkswagen to produce electric vehicles in the U.S. to make up for the diesel emissions scandal.

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DOE Cuts Clean Cities, Boosts SuperTruck

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed 2017 budget would sharply cut funding to the Clean Cities program and add new funding to an initiative seeking to improve the fuel efficiency of Class 7 and Class 8 trucks.

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Alliance AutoGas Posts a Strong Year

Alliance AutoGas announced a substantial upswing in system sales, low emissions nozzle adoption, and the amount of gallons of gasoline displaced for 2015, according to the company.

Pa. Offers $7M in Incentives for Alt-Fuels

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering $7 million in grants to commercial and government fleets to increase use of alternative fuels, the agency announced.

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Honda Shows Two-Motor Hybrid System in Minivan

Honda is showcasing its new two-motor gasoline-electric hybrid system paired with the Odyssey minivan that's now available in Japan, according to the company.

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UK Firm to Offer Leased Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car

United Kingdom-based transportation company Riversimple has developed the Rasa hydrogen fuel-cell prototype, a lightweight two-seater with a range of up to 300 miles.

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Wyo. County to Build CNG Station

Laramie County, Wyo., has approved a contract for the construction of a $520,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for its fleet.

Natural Gas Vehicle Institute Offers CNG Fuel Station Course

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has started offering an online course for companies considering designing and building natural gas fueling stations, and for those involved with permitting CNG station, according to the company.

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Gasoline Falls to $1.72 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline fell 3.5 cents to $1.724 for a gallon for the week ending Feb. 15, according to federal records.

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Electric Delivery Trucks Replace Ameripride Fleet Vehicles

Uniform and linen supply company Ameripride Services will replace 20% of its fleet at one branch with electric delivery trucks equipped with Motiv Power Systems all-electric powertrains.

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Fire Risk Prompts Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Recall

The recall, expected to begin later this month, will address a fire risk in 825 hybrid SUVs in the 2011-2015 model years.

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AmeriGas Names Corporate Fleet Operations Manager

John Morella was named corporate fleet operations manager at AmeriGas in the greater Philadelphia area. He assumed this position in May 2015.

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FedEx Adds Two Nissan Electric Vans in Japan

FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has announced the introduction of two zero-emission all-electric Nissan e-NV200 vehicles at the Shinsuna station for Tokyo-area pickups and deliveries.

IHS To Acquire Oil Price Information Service

Business analytics and insight company IHS has signed an agreement to acquire Oil Price Information Service, a pricing reporting agency that serves the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries.

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Kia Adding Three Hybrids for 2017

Kia Motors introduced three 2017 model-year gasoline-electric hybrids, including the Optima Hybrid, Optima Plug-In Hybrid, and Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, at the Chicago Auto Show.

PPG Teams With Bridgestone on Fuel-Efficient Truck Tires

The Department of Energy is providing funding for a $1.25-million collaborative project between Bridgestone Americas and global coatings company PPG that will focus on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires

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Virginia Clean Cities to Hold Electric Vehicle Workshop

The Tidewater Area Fleet Manager's Association, the City of Norfolk, Va., and the Virginia Clean Cities are hosting the Norfolk Electric Vehicle Workshop on March 17.

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Clean Energy Fuels Doubles Renewable Natural Gas Sales

Sales of Clean Energy Fuel’s Redeem renewable natural gas more than doubled to 50 million gasoline gallon equivalents in 2015.

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Obama Proposes Oil Tax to Fund Clean Transportation

President Obama hopes to add a $10 tax for every barrel of oil that would fund investments in clean transportation technology as part of his proposed 21st Century Clean Transportation Plan.

 

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