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California EV Market Seeing Explosive Growth

About 40% of U.S. battery-electric vehicles now travel on California roads, and the state's EV charging network has reached 20,000 chargers, according to a report from the Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA).

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Mercedes-Benz Recalls B-Class Electric Cars

The recall will address a stalling risk affecting 2,618 2014-2015 model-year B-Class Electric Drive vehicles.

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Polaris Extends GEM Range, Adds Safety Features

Polaris Industries Inc. has updated its Polaris GEM low-speed vehicle with improved ergonomics and range as well as more comfort and safety features, the company has announced.

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ZAP and Jonway Ramp Up Production of Electric Minivan

ZAP and Jonway Auto have increased factory production capacity and running operations to seven days a week with a single shift to built 50 battery-electric minivans per day to meet backlog orders from Dong Feng Motor Corporation in China, the company announced Oct. 27.

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BMW to Debut Plug-In Hybrid 3 Series in L.A.

BMW will debut four new models at the Los Angeles Auto Show, including the eDrive BMW 330e, BMW X1, the BMW 7 Series.

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Delaware Grants to Expand Alternative Fuel Station Network

Delaware will offer $1.4 million in grants to businesses and fleet owners based in the state to increase their use of alternative-fueled vehicles by expanding the state’s network of alternative fueling stations.

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Nextran Building NGV Truck Repair Shop in Atlanta

Nextran Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new regional facility in Atlanta that's set to open in the middle of 2016 with a service area for repairs to natural gas vehicles.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.22 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fell 4.9 cents to $2.228 for the week ending Oct. 26, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Diesel Prices Approach 2015 Lows

Continuing a downward trend, the price of a gallon of diesel gasoline hit near year-low levels last week, according to the latest report from the Energy Department.

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California Utilities Expand Green Fleets

California's largest utilities including San Diego Gas and Electric, Pacific Gas and Electric and Southern California Edison will beef up the number of plug-in electric vehicles in their fleets in the near term, the companies announced.

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California Agencies to Expand Plug-In EV Use

The U.S. Navy and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will expand their use of plug-in electric vehicles and hybrids with new initiatives announced at the Drive the Dream 2015 event earlier this month.

PG&E Creates External Advisory Council to Improve Sustainability Efforts

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is making an effort to become more transparent in regards to corporate responsibility and sustainability by creating an external advisory council to keep things in check.

Japanese Companies to Analyze California EV Use

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and the Japan-based trading company Kanematsu Corporation have announced they have been officially selected by tNEDO, Japan’s largest public R&D management organization, to analyze electric vehicle use patterns in Northern California.

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Odyne's Hybrid System Receives CARB Exemption

Aftermarket hybrid system manufacturer, Odyne Systems, has received an exemption from the California Air Resources Board permitting the installation of the company’s hybrid systems on certain medium- and heavy-duty diesel powered vehicles.

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Agility Fuel Systems Opens Manufacturing Facility in N.C.

Agility Fuel Systems has opened a new manufacturing plant in Salisbury, N.C., celebrating the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Minn. Offers $270K in Clean Diesel Grants

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will offer grants to help owners of heavy diesel-powered equipment in the state replace or retrofit their old engines.

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Toyota Shows 'Back to the Future'-Inspired Mirai

To promote the selling of its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, Toyota showed a version of the vehicle inspired by the "Back to the Future" movies that used Oct. 21, 2015 as the date where its 1980s lead character travels into the future.

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DHL Express Receives Award for Green Initiatives

DHL Express has received a SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which recognizes the global delivery fleet as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

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Advanced Disposal Expanding CNG Fleet, Fueling

Nationwide waste hauler Advanced Disposal is on track to increase its compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse collection fleet to 15% of its total fleet by the end of the year, and will add a new CNG fueling station under an agreement with TruStar Energy.

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GM Details Bolt EV Components

General Motors is partnering with LG Electronics on its battery-electric Chevrolet Bolt by including an array of components from the supplier, including the electric motor, battery pack, and infotainment system.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.27 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell six cents to $2.277 per gallon for the week ending Oct. 19, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Weekly Diesel Prices Fall Once Again

After rising for two weeks in a row, the average price of diesel fuel dropped again, according to the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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Wash. City Moves to Higher Biodiesel Blend

The City of Bellevue, Wash., will begin using B-20 biodiesel for its fleet vehicles, which is expected to reduce emissions and fuel costs, the city announced Oct. 12.

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Tesla Software Enables More ‘Autopilot’ Features

The suite of features relies on four different feedback modules: camera, radar, ultrasonics and GPS.

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Volvo Details Compact Vehicle Platform

Volvo Cars is leaning toward expanding its lineup with several smaller models that it would build on the new Compact Modular Architecture that's essentially a smaller version of the Scalable Product Architecture platform.

 
 

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