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Fla. County Opens CNG Fueling Station

St. Johns County (Fla.) has opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station through a public-private partnership with Nopetro.

NYC to Test Renewable Diesel

New York City plans to test the use of renewable diesel in its fleet across at least four departments and in several hundred vehicles in 2017 to help meet Mayor Bill de Blasio's aggressive pledge to cut emissions from city fleet vehicles.

Photo of 2017 A4 Ultra courtesy of Audi.

Audi's 2017 A4 Ultra Boosts Highway MPG 19%

Audi will offer the 2017 A4 Ultra as a higher-efficiency model that improves highway fuel economy by more than 19% over the outgoing A4 entry luxury sedan.

The first Freightliner SuperTruck achieved a 115% freight efficiency improvement, hit 50.2% brake thermal efficiency (the goal was 50%), and achieved 12.2 mpg in real-world operation. Photo by Stephane Babcock.

DOE Commits $137M to Advance Fuel-Efficient Tech

The Energy Department is announcing up to $137 million in investments for two programs designed to develop next-generation fuel-efficiency technologies in commercial and passenger vehicles, including more funding for SuperTruck II.

Photo of the Freightliner at Denali National Park and Preserve courtesy of Lightning Hybrids.

Feds Add Hybrids to Two Fleets for Sustainability Efforts

Two federal entities have added hybrid vehicles into their fleet in response to President Obama's call for tougher goals for renewable energy in federal buildings and lower emission vehicles in the federal fleet.

Philly to Add $2M in CNG Waste Haulers

The City of Philadelphia will invest $2 million to purchase new refuse trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the city announced.

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles Log 1M Miles in Calif.

Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles have logged 1 million miles through FirstElement's True Zero fueling network in California, the fuel vendor reported.

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Tesla Names Corporate Sales Manager

Tesla Motors Inc. has appointed fleet industry veteran Michael Stafford as its North American Corporate Sales Manager.

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Final Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 Regs Unveiled

The federal government released highly anticipated "Phase 2" greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules for medium and heavy-duty vehicles Tuesday, which in some ways go further than the original proposal unveiled last year.

Zebulon Promotes Alternative Fuels to Neb. Fleets

Zebulon Innovations is working with Nebraskan alt-fuels companies Otte Oil and Propane and C.A.F.E. Nebraska to educate and promote the use of of liquid propane gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) for fleets.

Clean Diesel Technologies Converts $8.5M into Stock

Clean Diesel Technologies (CDTi) reached an agreement to convert $8.5 million in debt into its common stock, the company revealed in financial results for the second quarter ending June 30.

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Gasoline Prices Hold Steady

The national average price of regular unleaded remained flat as the summer driving season draws to a close, according to federal data and AAA data.

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Toyota Recalls RAV4, Lexus HS 250h for Suspension

The recall covers approximately 337,000 older vehicles that need replacement rear suspension arm assemblies.

Ford Receives $6M Fuel Cell Grant

Ford Motor Co. has received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) has announced.

Photo courtesy of Chelan County.

Wash. County Utility Considers Renewable Diesel

The Chelan County (Wash.) Public Utility District is considering making the switch to renewable biodiesel to fuel its fleet.

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GM Recalls Malibu Hybrid for Stalling

The recall, which covers 534 2016 model-year cars, will allow dealers to address faulty installations of the manual service disconnect switch.

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Sacramento County Adopts Renewable Diesel

Sacramento County, Calif. has begun using renewable diesel to fuel many of its heavy-duty vehicles, including more than 400 municipal public works trucks and specialty vehicles.

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Nissan Unveils Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Vehicle in Brazil

In Brazil, Nissan Motor Co. revealed a solid oxide fuel cell powered prototype vehicle that runs on bio-ethanol electric power.

Musk Teases Solar Roof

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk hopes SolarCity could release a “solar roof” for homes that would be a separate entity from the solar modules that the company already provides and could eventually help power electric vehicles.

Photo of Euro-spec 2017 740e courtesy of BMW.

BMW Details 2017 740e Plug-In Hybrid

BMW's 2017 740e plug-in hybrid should deliver a combined fuel economy of 64 miles per gallon equivalent and provides 14 miles of electric range, the automaker has announced.

Suppliers of high-efficiency, low-carbon transport vehicles and equipment are listed on the map at www.calstart.org. Image: CalStart

255 U.S. Firms Involved in Clean Transport, CalStart Map Shows

New report says U.S. heavy-duty truck suppliers and the nation benefit from strong efficiency and emissions rules.

Photo of the fueling station courtesy of Alliance Autogas.

Sharp Energy Develops Propane Fueling Station with Alliance Autogas

Sharp Energy, Inc., opened a fueling station in in Georgetown, Del., which was developed in partnership with Alliance AutoGas.

Ford Transit equipped with an XL3 Hybrid system (Photo courtsey of XL Hybrids)

XL Hybrids Touts Ford Transit MPG Improvement

XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results that validate a 26% improvement in mpg on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.

DFW Airport Gains Carbon Neutral Status

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has reached carbon neutral status partly because the airport converted its fleet to cleaner-burning compressed natural gas (CNG), which has reduced carbon emissions by 25%.

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Gasoline Prices Remain Steady

The national average price of gasoline held steady during the first week of August near the $2.15 level, as abundant supplies continue to keep the price lower.

 

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