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Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Starts at $34,290

Honda's 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will retail for $34,290, which is more expensive than its main competitor, the Chevrolet Volt.

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J.B. Hunt Reserves Multiple Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

J.B. Hunt Transportation announced that it placed a reservation to purchase multiple Tesla Semi electric tractors that was unveiled on Nov. 16.

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Overnight EV Charging Saves NYC $150K Annually

By enrolling in Con Edison’s SmartCharge New York Program, New York City expects to save up to $150,000 per year for charging its 1,030 electric vehicles overnight.

Tesla chief Elon Musk talks to a crowd during the Semi unveiling. Photo: Tesla

Tesla Unveils All-Electric Class 8 Semi Truck

Tesla says its new, all-electric Class 8 Semi will feature a 500-mile range on a single battery charge, can go from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds when bobtail, and is actually cheaper to operate per mile than a comparable diesel truck.

Derive Hires Executives to Grow Fleet Business

Derive Systems has hired Erica Fine as director of strategic sales for enterprise and Bob Bowe as senior director of business development to lead fleet sales and strategy, the company announced.

Screen shot from Tesla's live feed unveiling its electric semi.

First Look: Tesla's All-Electric Semi Truck

Tesla’s new electric truck is a Class 8 daycab that features a highly aggressive aerodynamic design and all-electric drivetrain, and Elon Musk promises a 500-mile range. "You can go out to the middle of nowhere and come back." HDT's Jack Roberts is at the launch and has this report.

Photo of CEO Mary Barra courtesy of GM.

GM to Start EV Rollout in 2021

General Motors will begin rolling out its next-generation of electric vehicles in 2021, and it seeks to reach its goal of offering 20 such vehicles by 2023, CEO Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.

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BYD Delivers First All-Electric Side Loader Refuse Truck

The first all-electric automated side loader refuse truck from BYD was presented to the City of Palo Alto, Calif., and GreenWaste, the city's waste hauler service provider.

Photo of Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid car courtesy of Toyota.

Faulty Fuse Triggers Toyota Prius Plug-in Recall

The recall, set to begin in January, covers about 39,900 cars in the 2012-2015 model years.

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Nikola Partners With Nel ASA to Supply Hydrogen Stations

Nel ASA is anticipated to provide engineering, electrolysis, and fueling equipment, while Nikola will provide the balance of plant, construction, dispensers and other station equipment.

Commercial Fleets to Lead Hydrogen Adoption

Hydrogen as an energy source can benefit a variety of functions of the global economy, including fleet operations, according to a new study from the Hydrogen Council.

Photo of 2017 C-Max Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Ford Discontinues C-Max Hybrid, Plug-in Cars

Ford is phasing out its hybrid and plug-in hybrid C-Max models, and will focus on a new generation of electrified vehicles that will be developed by its internal Team Edison, the company has confirmed.

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Toyota Brings Mirai to Australia

Toyota did not provide a timetable for when the Mirai would hit the market in Australia, but a smaller, cheaper version of the car is rumored to be released in 2019.

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Gasoline Jumps to $2.56 Per Gallon

The national average price for unleaded gasoline increased 9 cents to $2.56 per gallon for the week ending Nov. 13, according to AAA.

Green Motion's new outside branding at one of its UK locations. Photo courtesy of Green Motion.

Green Motion Launches New Branding

Green Motion, an environmentally-friendly rental company, has launched its new in-store brand concept at several locations in the United Kingdom.

Many questions regarding Tesla's much-anticipated electric truck are due to be answered this Thursday night at a press event in California. Photo: Tesla

Tesla's Musk Teases 'Mind-Blowing' Truck Launch

In a weekend tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that the launch of his new, all-electric truck this week would blow onlookers' heads "right out of their skull."

Photo of Peter Fleet (right), Ford's group vice president and president of Ford Asia Pacific, and Ying Jianren, chairman of Tech-New Group Ltd. and board director of Zotye Auto courtesy of Ford.

Ford Enters Joint Venture for China EVs

Zotye Ford Automobile Co., Ltd., a new 50/50 joint venture, will offer a range of battery-electric vehicles for consumers in China under a new indigenous brand, Ford announced.

Three different types of trucks are being tested: one battery-electric truck, a clean natural-gas hybrid-electric truck, and a diesel-hybrid truck. Photo: Siemens

Siemens Begins Zero-Emissions Highway Testing in California

Overhead power lines deliver electric power to test trucks on a stretch of zero-emissions highway being evaluated by Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District near Long Beach, California.

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New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.2 in October

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in October was 25.2 mpg — down 0.1 mpg from September, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Cyber Switching Launches Electrical Management System

The EMD's deployment reports data and manages power for a building's devices, machinery, and electric vehicle charging stations.

A  new glider kit fitted with an old engine. Photo: Tom Berg

EPA Issues Proposal to Pull Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed rule on Nov. 9 that would repeal emission requirements for glider vehicles, glider engines, and glider kits.

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Nikola Sources Fuel Cell Suppliers

Nikola Motor Company has officially named Bosch and PowerCell AB as the primary suppliers of its fuel cells for the upcoming Nikola Class 8 hydrogen-electric truck.

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UPS to Convert Diesel Delivery Trucks to Electric

UPS and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) plan to use new technology to convert UPS package delivery vehicles from diesel to electric, UPS has announced.

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Ryder’s Scott Perry Goes to Nikola

Scott Perry, who’s been with Ryder System for more than 25 years, has joined Nikola Motors as chief operating officer, where he will help bring the company's fuel-cell-electric Class 8 truck to market.

The Workhorse N-Gen's 19-inch floor and 105-inch roof height maximize cargo space, reduce knee injuries, and enhance driver ease of operation.

Workhorse N-Gen Electric Van: Drone Optional

Workhorse Group Inc. has commenced implementation of an agreement to test and operate its new N-Gen electric van. The van will also feature an optional integrated HorseFly Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Package Delivery System.

 

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