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EPA Fines Estes Express $100,000 for California Violations

EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for failing to install diesel particulate filters on 15% of its California fleet.

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Natural Gas Unimog Delivered to Vienna International Airport

The first Euro VI-compliant Mercedes-Benz Econic Natural Gas Technology (NGT) has been delivered to Vienna International Airport. The natural-gas-powered truck will operate as a catering truck equipped with a lifting mechanism manufactured by Doll.

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Alliance AutoGas Offers Law Enforcement Training

North Carolina sheriffs, officers, and fleet managers attended Alliance AutoGas's law enforcement alternative fuel training at the Research & Technology Center in Asheville to learn more about the merits of propane autogas conversion.

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Hilton Expands EV Charging at Hotels

Hilton is rolling out electric vehicle charging locations at 50 of its U.S. hotels by the end of the year and 50 more by the end of 2016, the hotelier has announced.

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Volkswagen to Launch Massive Diesel Recall in January

Volkswagen AG will launch a recall in January of its diesel-powered cars that included cheat software designed to defeat emissions testing in a scandal that's expected to have a wide-ranging impact on one of the largest global automakers.

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Vehicle Fuel Economy Falls to 25.3 MPG

The average fuel economy of new cars sold in September dropped 0.6 mpg (25.2 mpg) compared to August 2014 (25.8), according to a follow-on study from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

General Motors CEO Mary Barra and GM Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Mark Reuss talk with media Thursday, Oct. 1. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM to Test Autonomous Chevrolet Volts

General Motors will launch a fleet of autonomous research Chevrolet Volts at its renovated Warren Technical Center campus, announced the automaker.

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VW CEO Vows to 'Overcome This Crisis'

Volkswagen's new leader promised that the company will survive a scandal over its gaming of U.S. diesel emissions standards and said a technical solution is imminent for owners of the affected vehicles.

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EDI Offers CNG-PHEV Class 4 Truck

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. has developed a compressed natural gas and plug-in hybrid electric medium-duty truck that can achieve 40 miles of all-electric range or 27 mpg gasoline equivalent when in hybrid mode.

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Honda Recalls Accord Hybrids for Stalling Risk

The recall, set to begin Nov. 6, involves 6,786 vehicles in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

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Mitsubishi Recalls Mirage, i-MiEV Cars

The recall affects more than 13,000 vehicles that may have defective impact sensors designed to trigger air bag deployment during a crash.

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Gasoline Inches Lower to $2.31 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell four-tenths of a cent to $2.318 for the week ending Oct. 5, according to federal records.

A Cummins Westport ISL G engine. Photo: Cummins Westport

Cummins Westport's Near Zero Natural Gas Engine Certified

Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine has received Near Zero NOx emission certifications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.

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Propel Expands Renewable Diesel in California

Propel Fuels has made its Diesel HPR renewable diesel fuel available at a fueling station in Hayward, Calif., the fuel retailer announced.

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TruStar Opens CNG Station for Connecticut Refuse Fleet

TruStar Energy has opened a large, time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station designed and built for privately held refuse hauler All Waste Inc. in Hartford, Conn., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Save the Date: 2016 Fleet Technology Expo

The Fleet Technology Expo will take place from Oct. 17-19, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill.

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Waste Management Opens CNG Facility in Louisiana

Waste Management has opened its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet facility in Walker, La., the company announced. The new CNG facility will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area.

30 Entities Form Clean Fuels Michigan

Nearly 30 companies and organizations in Michigan have announced the formation of Clean Fuels Michigan. The nonprofit coalition seeks to advance policies for alternative-fuel vehicles, such as electric, natural gas, propane, and hydrogen fuel cell models.

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Orange EV Expands Operations

Orange EV will expand its operations to meet growing demand for its electric vehicles, the terminal truck manufacturer announced.

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Southeast Utility Launches EV Chargers

Georgia Power has opened 11 new electric vehicle (EV) charging islands to the public, the utility announced.

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Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Expand Fleet Efficiency Efforts

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo continue to find new ways to reduce their reliance on high-carbon fuels, improve their fleets' fuel efficiency, and maintain a level of transparency with the reporting of this information.

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PG&E's Calif. EV Charger Plan Rejected

The California Public Utilities Commission has turned down Pacific Gas & Electric's (PG&E) $654-million proposal to construct 25,100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Northern and Central California, reported the San Jose Mercury News.

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Tesla Launches 2016 Model X SUV

Tesla Motors unveiled its long-awaited 2016 Model X at a Sept. 29 media event as a sleek, futuristic battery-electric luxury SUV that arrives at a time when sales of EVs have struggled to surmount low fuel prices.

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Fleets with Diesel VWs Evaluating Next Move

Several fleets with a significant number of diesel-powered Volkswagen vehicles are taking a closer look at how to move forward following revelations that the cars contain software designed to cheat federal emissions standards.

EPA Releases Tesla Model X Fuel Economy

On the eve of the unveiling of Tesla's 2016 Model X, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the luxury SUV's fuel economy ratings for the two available models.

 
 

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