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Feds Offer $35M to Advance Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tech

The DOE hopes to speed up the development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicle technologies by supporting research and development, early market deployments, and domestic manufacturing.

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Utah Ski Shuttle Operator Converts Vehicles to Propane Autogas

Canyon Transportation, a Salt Lake City-based airport shuttle company, has converted four vehicles to propane autogas in preparation for a busy ski season.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.03 Per Gallon

The national average price of unleaded gasoline fell 1.6 cents to $2.037 for the week ending Dec. 14, according to federal data.

Delhi Diesel Ban May Not Improve Air Quality

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) order banning diesel vehicle registrations in Delhi may impact India's investment reputation but not substantially improve the city's smog-filled air.

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San Francisco's Renewable Diesel Halves Diesel Emissions

The City & County of San Francisco has ended its use of petroleum diesel and completed the switch to renewable diesel for the city fleet. The change will reduce fleet diesel greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and is cost neutral.

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Wash. to Purchase 20% EVs by 2017

The Washington State Electric Fleets Initiative aims to ensure at least 20% of all new state passenger vehicle purchases are electric vehicles by 2017.

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VW Diesel Scandal Result of 'Chain of Mistakes'

Volkswagen engineers installed cheat software in their U.S. diesel vehicles because they "quite simply could not find a way to meet the tougher" standards limiting nitrogen oxide pollutants, the company's chairman told reporters this week.

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Chicago Food Service Fleet Named Clean Fuel Champion

A Chicago-area food-service fleet has earned the top distinction as the area's 2015 Clean Fuel Champion as selected by the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.

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Faraday Future to Build Production Plant in Las Vegas

The company has selected North Las Vegas because the area offers expansive development space, an encouraging tax environment, close proximity to their California headquarters, and nearby access to Las Vegas for plant tours.

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Wards Auto Names Top 2016 Engines

Wards Auto's annual list of the top engines includes three electrified powertrains and one diesel for the 2016 model year.

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Alliance AutoGas Pursuing CARB Certification for 2016 Ford Transit

Alliance AutoGas has announced the pursuit of CARB certification for the 2016 Ford Transit, which it is currently taking orders in 49 states for.

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Ford's $4.5B to Fund 13 New EVs by 2020

Ford is investing an additional $4.5 billion in 13 new electrified vehicles by 2020, one of which will be a new Focus Electric.

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Nissan, Eaton Partner on Li-Ion Battery Recycling

Both companies will work together to apply their knowledge of lithium-ion batteries and power electronics to bring reliable, affordable energy storage and control technologies to the market.

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Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Starts at $28,645

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid LT will retail for at least $28,645 when it goes on sale this spring as the first green Malibu, General Motors has announced.

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Honda-Hauling Fleet Receives Custom CNG Trucks

The natural gas-powered fleet is part of a collaboration between Virginia Transportation and American Honda Motor Co. in Alabama.

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Volvo OKs Renewable Diesel for Its Engines

Volvo Trucks North America has approved the use of renewable biodiesel fuel for all of its engines after lab and road testing, the company announced.

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Calif. Mandates Renewable Diesel Purchases for State Agencies

The California Department of General Services is now requiring state agencies to buy renewable diesel when making bulk fuel purchases for diesel-powered vehicles and equipment, the agency has announced.

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First Gaseous-Prep 2016 F-150 Rolls Off Assembly Line

This 2016 F-150 is powered by a 5.0L Ti-VCT V-8 engine that can be paired with a factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons, and piston rings so it can operate on natural gas, propane autogas, or gasoline through separate fuel systems.

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Westport to Advance Natural Gas Tech With Grant

The work will feature Westport's enhanced spark ignited (ESI) natural gas engine technology and demonstrate "High Frequency Corona Discharge Ignition" on an OEM partner's engine.

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EPA Certifies AGA's Bi-Fuel CNG System for GM Trucks

AGA Systems, LLC has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its EcoSync DI bi-fuel/CNG alternative fuel system for the 2016 General Motors EcoTec3 engine that is used in the Chevy/GM 1500 truck series and GM/Chevy/Cadillac SUVs.

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Worthington to Supply Hydrogen Cylinders for Fuel Cell Vehicle

The company will be the provider of Type III, composite hydrogen cylinders to one of the major Japanese automotive OEMs starting next year.

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Hyundai's IONIQ to Come as EV, PHEV, Hybrid

The Hyundai IONIQ will be offered with electric, hybrid, or plug-in hybrid options within a single body type.

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Porsche to Build First Battery-Electric Vehicle

The Mission E concept car premiered at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in September, and production is now set to move ahead.

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Gasoline Prices Fall to $2.05 Per Gallon

Gasoline prices continue a steady decline now down by 0.6 cents ending Dec. 7, according to federal data. Compared to last year's prices, a gallon of unleaded ($2.053) is down 62.6 cents from $2.679.

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Fiat-Chrysler Invests Heavily in CNG Truck-Fleet Conversion

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles is investing $40 million in FCA Transport to convert its fleet of 179 parts-haulers to run on compressed natural gas.

 

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