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Group to Streamline Access to EV Charging

BMW and Nissan have formed a coalition with three EV charging network that would allow a driver to use a single EV charging network account to access CarCharging/Blink, ChargePoint, and NRG EVgo stations.

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GM, U.S. Army to Test Hydrogen-Powered Colorado Truck

General Motors and the U.S. Army will test out a hydrogen-powered Chevrolet Colorado pickup to see if it can withstand the extremes of daily military use, the automaker has announced.

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UPS Earns Recognition for Carbon Disclosure

For the second consecutive year, UPS received a perfect score of 100 on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) S&P disclosure leadership index for its transparency, corporate governance regarding climate change, and the manner in which it tracks and discloses its impact on the environment.

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Ford Provides No-Cost Charging for C-MAX Energi

In partnership with EVgo, Ford will offer three years of complimentary charging to California and Maryland customers who purchase or lease a 2016 Ford C-MAX Energi.

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Honda Shows Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan

Honda will begin delivering its Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in late 2016 through select California dealers, while unveiling the car at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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BMW Announces Pricing, Availability for 2016 Models

BMW has announced the release dates and some prices of the vehicles they will be showing at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Elio to Use Continental Tires on Three-Wheeled P5

Elio Motors will source production of the tires for its three-wheeled P5 vehicle from Continental Tire the Americas. The ProContact GX tires will be manufactured at the Continental Tire facility in Sumter, S.C., the company said.

EV Connect Announces EV Charging-as-a-Service

EV Connect recently announced the EV Charging-as-a-Service, or EV CaaS, to cut up-front costs and simplify the process for purchasing and installing EV charging station infrastructure by turning the purchase decision from a capital expenditure to an operating expense.

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VNG Expands Role for Director of Sales

VNG expanded the role of Rob Minton, Director of Sales. Minton will be responsible for setting strategy and executing national fleet sales and strategic and commercial relationships with the auto manufacturers, fleet management companies, national upfitters, and other related stakeholders.

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Va. City to Open $1.4M Fast-Fill CNG Station

The City of Chesapeake, Va., has contracted with Clean Energy to build a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station that will also be used by the city fleet. This will replace a slow-fill station.

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Kia's Hybrid SUV Kicking off Slate of Green Models

Kia Motors plans to ramp up its green car lineup to 11 models by 2020, and will begin by offering a hybrid compact SUV now called the Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle.

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Ryder Begins Using RNG in California

Ryder System, Inc. will begin using Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) at its stations in Orange and Fontana, Calif., the company has announced.

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Fleets Better at Advancing NGV Deployment

A new guide created by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) states that public and private fleets that use natural gas vehicles are better at advancing their deployment than individual vehicle owners.

Canadian Waste Hauler Switching to CNG

Canadian refuse hauler Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. has scored highly in a carbon emissions tracking report, following its corporate initiative to replace diesel-powered collection fleet with vehicles using natural gas, the company announced.

Alkane will use Foton cab-chassis from China with North American components, including a propane-fueled engine. Assembly in South Carolina is set for early 2016.

Alkane COE Trucks Get DOT Approval

A big-block V-8 engine will burn propane and deliver diesel-like performance at lower cost, the company says.

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EPA Rates 2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) can travel 27 miles in battery-electric mode and can achieve 99 MPGe combined in that mode, according to EPA estimates.

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Electric Trucks Struggling to Gain Acceptance in Calif.

California roads have less than 500 battery electric medium- to heavy-duty trucks, partly due to the higher expense of these vehicles, according to a report on electrification of these vehicles released by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

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New Way of Packing Natural Gas Into Fuel Tanks Discovered

Scientists at the University of California Berkeley have discovered a way to store methane that could increase the adoption of natural gas-powered cars.

Kane Orders 30 Clean Diesel Kenworth T680 Trucks

Third-party logistics company Kane Is Able is expanding its fleet with the purchase of 30 Kenworth T680 trucks with the Paccar MX-13 engine.

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Westport's Propane Autogas F-150 to Use CleanFuel Injection

CleanFuel USA will provide its Liquid Propane Injection technology for Westport Innovations' propane autogas-powered 2016 Ford F-150 pickup for the fleet market.

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Alliance AutoGas Recognized with Clean Air Award

Alliance AutoGas recently won the 2015 N.C. Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy (CARE) Award from the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) that recognizes outstanding transportation related air quality leadership.

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L.A. County Cuts Fleet Car Washing Frequency

The Los Angeles County government has made an effort to cut back on the amount of times fleet vehicles are washed, allowing employees to do so only once a month.

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Worthington Expands CNG Offering with Acquisition

The Worthington Industries Pressure Cylinders segment has acquired assets from Trilogy Engineered Systems, a manufacturer of CNG fuel system components for the commercial truck market.

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Hyundai Prepping Lineup of PHEVs, EVs for Korea

Hyundai plans to release a new line of plug-in gasoline-electric hybrids and battery-electric vehicles starting in January that's now known by its tentative name of "AE."

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Toyota to Expand RAV4 Production in Canada

Beginning in 2019, Toyota will produce RAV4 vehicles in its Cambridge North Assembly plant. The company will also add the hybrid RAV4 into production.

 
 

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