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EPA Certifies AGA's Natural Gas System for 2018 GM Trucks

The Environmental Protection Agency has certified AGA Systems' bi-fuel and dedicated compressed natural gas fueling system for General Motors' 2018 lineup of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500, 3500, and 4500 trucks.

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Cenntro Low-Speed Electric Vehicle Introduced in U.S.

The battery-electric Cenntro METRO is a modular vehicle suited for maintenance crew transportation, parking enforcement, local delivery, and transport on university campuses.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

California's Climate Change Deal May Increase Fuel Prices

California's Legislature has voted to extend the state's cap-and-trade program through 2030, which could result in an increase to the gasoline tax and would codify the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) into law.

Photo courtesy of Ian Fieggen via Wikimedia Commons.

Australia's Proposed Carbon Tax May Increase Vehicle Costs

The federal government of Australia has proposed implementing carbon-emission rules which may increase the price of country’s most popular cars by an estimated approximate of $4,000.

Zero Motorcycles Adds 100th North American Police Agency

Zero Motorcycles announced that the Vancouver Police Department in British Columbia, Canada, became the 100th fleet in North America to leverage Zero’s stealthy electric motorcycle line.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.25 Per Gallon

The national average price of regular unleaded fell 1 cent to $2.25 per gallon for the week ending July 17 due to near all-time levels of demand while supply has ebbed lower.

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Daimler Builds Battery Factory in Beijing For EV Production

The production of the batteries at the factory will meet the demands of producing electric vehicles locally.

Source: Diesel Technology Forum

Clean Diesel Trucks Make up 30% of Commercial Vehicles in U.S.

Clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems now make up on average 30% of all heavy-duty commercial vehicles in operation in the U.S. as a result of adoption by fleets over the past five years, according to a recent report commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum.

Clean Fuels Ohio and MEMA to Host Green Fleet Event

The Aug. 1 pre-conference sessions will take place at Columbus State Community College, and Aug. 2 activities will occur at the Hilton Downtown Columbus.

Photo of 2018 Accord Touring courtesy of Honda.

Honda Redesigns Accord, Accord Hybrid for 2018

Honda is redesigning its Accord mid-size sedan, and hybrid variant, for 2018 by adding a 10-speed transmission and reworking the exterior design with a sportback-style rear roof and reworked front end.

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PG&E Offers Rebates for CNG Use

Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Clean Fuel Rebate applies to customers who fill up at PG&E-owned CNG stations in Northern and Central California.

Photo courtesy of Chicago Clean Cities Coalition.

Chicago Clean Cities Hosts Electrified Vehicle Ride and Drive

Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition and the Forest Preserves of Cook County are hosting a seminar and ride and drive in River Forest, Ill., centered on electric and hybrid vehicles and charging stations.

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RNG Coalition Names Legislative Affairs Manager

The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) recently named its manager of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs in Sacramento, Calif.

Photo of 2019 A8 courtesy of Audi.

Audi's 2019 A8 Offers Highly-Automated Driving

Audi's 2019 A8 flagship sedan will offer Level 3 autonomous driving technology in a future called Traffic Jam Pilot that can take control of the vehicle in slow-moving traffic and control starting, accelerating, steering, and braking, Audi has announced.

Image: National Biodiesel Board

Biodiesel Blooms From Algae in Chile

Scientists at the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile contend that if biodiesel made from microalgae is used to power trucks and buses, it could cut GHG emissions by as much as 80%, according to a Reuters report.

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Texas Law Mandates State Fleet Greening

A new bill signed into law in Texas is expected to reduce fleet emissions. State agencies with 15 or more state-owned vehicles will need to purchase vehicles that run on alternative fuels.

Average diesel prices are forecast to rise only a little this year and into 2018. Graphic: U.S. DOE

Forecast Calls for Continued Low Oil, Fuel Prices

Lower than earlier forecast crude oil prices are expected to translate into continued low prices at the pumps for both diesel and gasoline, according to a new U.S. Energy Department report.

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Gasoline Increases to $2.26

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline increased 3 cents to $2.26 for the first increase in five weeks for the week ending July 10, according to AAA.

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New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.1

Increased production and sales of pickup trucks and SUVs is lowering the average fuel economy for new vehicles, which fell 0.2 mpg to 25.1 mpg in June, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

France Ending Sales of Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2040

France will halt sales of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040 so it can meet its targets under the Paris climate agreement, its newly elected president has announced.

Photo of the Model 3 courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla to Start Model 3 Production

Tesla will begin building its Model 3 on Friday with a goal of producing 20,000 cars in December as it competes with the Chevrolet Bolt EV to offer an affordable battery-electric car with enough range to stoke wider EV adoption.

Photo: Cummins Westport

Kenworth Offers ISL G Natural Gas Engine on T680, T880

Kenworth’s T680 on-highway flagship and T880 and T880S vocational trucks are now available for order with the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural-gas engine.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Heads Lower to $2.23 Per Gallon

The national average gasoline price continues to move lower, falling to a level not seen since the Independence Day holiday in 2005, according to AAA.

Photo of Volvo Cars current plug-in hybrid lineup courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo to Phase Out Gasoline Vehicles in 2019

Volvo is rolling out electrification across it model range with a series of battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, or mild hybrid cars and SUVs.

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7M Plug-ins to Hit the Road by 2025, Report Claims

A new report from the Edison Electric Institute and the Institute for Electric Innovation projects more than 7 million plug-in vehicles will be on U.S. roads by 2025, representing 7% of all vehicle sales and 3% of all registered cars and light-duty vehicles.

 

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