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Westport Names Gougarty CEO

Westport Fuel Systems has elevated Nancy Gougarty to chief executive from her role as president and chief operating officer, the vehicle modifier has announced.

Quantum Fuel Systems Bought by Private Equity Firm

Compressed natural gas fuel systems maker Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies has been acquired by Douglas Acquisitions, a Northern California-based private equity firm.

How Future CAFE Standards Could Affect Fleet Purchasing

Three federal agencies on Monday dropped the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025, which would ease the burden on car and truck manufacturers to produce a vehicle mix that reaches that level.

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BMW's 2017 Diesels Delayed for More EPA Testing

Added scrutiny from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has delayed certification of BMW's diesel-powered 2017 models as a result of the Volkswagen's emission scandal, several media outlets are reporting.

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San Diego Port to Receive $5.9M in Electric Trucks

The San Diego Port Tenants Association (SDPTA) received a $5.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to fund the development of 10 all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles for operation at the Port of San Diego.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety Training Offered for Okla. First Responders

First responder trainers in Oklahoma will have an opportunity to learn safety procedures and best practices about alternative fuel vehicles on Aug. 24 and 25 at Oklahoma City Community College's Professional Development Institute.

(l. to r.) Pam Sederholm, executive director of AALA; Nikith Rajendran; and Mike Antich, editor of Automotive Fleet. Photo by Jim Park.

SolarCity Fleet Director Wins Fleet Safety Award

SolarCity's fleet operations director Nikith Rajendran was named the winner of the 2016 Fleet Safety award during a July 19 ceremony at the Fleet Safety Conference.

Feds Nix 54.5-MPG Target for 2025

Improving gasoline fuel economy and strong demand for trucks and SUVs has led federal regulators to eliminate the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.23 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline continued its summer decline, falling to $2.23 per gallon to reach the lowest level since early May, according to federal data.

Virginia Clean Cities Launches Fuel Cell Supply Chain Website

Virginia Clean Cities has announced the launch of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Nexus, a business-to-business website that will connect hydrogen and fuel cell companies

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Natural-Gas Truck Sales Recover From Slow Start in 2016

Retail sales of Class 8 natural gas trucks in the U.S. and Canada improved in May, after getting off to a slow start earlier in the year.

SoCalGas Opens Heavy-Duty Ready CNG Station

The new CNG station extends the network of CNG stations across a key regional goods movement corridor and will provide owners and operators of natural gas-fueled trucks and other vehicles with a new, convenient place to fuel.

Photo of 2013-2015 Q5 courtesy of Audi.

California Rejects VW's 3.0L Diesel Fix

California air regulators have rejected Volkswagen AG's proposed remedy for its 3.0L clean-diesel engines that violate emissions laws as "substantially deficient," according to a July 13 letter to the automaker.

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Nissan Recalls Leaf, Sentra Cars for Air Bags

The recall, expected to get under way later this month, covers 4,355 vehicles in the 2016 model year.

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Greenkraft Offers Allison Transmission for Alternative Fuel Trucks

Alternative fuel truck and fuel system manufacturer Greenkraft is now offering fully automatic Allison Transmissions on its medium-duty trucks.

Utility Provider Awarded Green Fleet Leader Award

The Greer Commission of Public Works was awarded the 2015 Green Fleet Leader Award from the Palmetto State Clean Fuels Coalition.

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Okla. Reaches CNG Fueling Milestone

Oklahoma has reached a milestone of having at least one compressed natural gas (CNG) station every 100 miles along its interstates in a private-public partnership that began in 2011, according to an announcement from NGVAmerica.

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Love’s Adds CNG Pumps to Oklahoma Travel Stop

The Love’s Travel Stop in Guthrie, Okla., off Interstate 35, is now offering Fast-Fill compressed natural gas for heavy-duty trucks.

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XL Hybrids Vans Granted Voucher Eligibility in Calif.

Fleets who deploy XL Hybrids vans for delivery or service uses in California can now defray the cost of the conversion with a $2,500 voucher, the company has announced.

Photo of 2015 Tuscon Fuel Cell courtesy of Hyundai.

Feds Expand Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Testing

The U.S. Department of Energy will begin testing Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell compact SUVs in four additional areas of the country as it expands on a fuel-cell vehicle testing initiative that has been limited to Southern California.

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Gasoline Prices Extend Slide

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded has fallen for 30 consecutive days to $2.23 on July 11, according to AAA.

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Gain Clean Fuel to Open CNG Station in South Texas

Gain Clean Fuel has partnered with FastFlow CNG to build and manage a co-branded compressed natural gas fueling station in South Texas.

According to the new report from Navigant Research, the total number of NG refueling stations globally is expected to reach almost 39,300 locations by 2026. (PHOTO: NADA)

Natural Gas Stations to Cross 39K by 2026

A new report finds that natural gas offers additional benefits for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, as well as fleets, with total stations expected to hit 39,300 by 2026.

Nominations Open for FTX Sustainability and Efficiency Awards

Nominations are open until Friday, Aug. 12, for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards. which will recognize fleets for their sustainability and efficiency practices.

Fleet Advantage Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

Fleet Advantage has been recognized by the Food Logistics Magazine as a “Top Green Provider” for 2016.

 

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