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Gasoline Flat at $2.32 Per Gallon

The price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline remained essentially flat by falling five-tenths of a cent to $2.322 for the week ending Sept. 28, according to federal data.

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VW Diesel Scores Suspended By Energy Efficiency Group

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has suspended providing Green Scores for Volkswagen's diesel vehicles until further notice in the wake of the automaker's diesel scandal, the council announced.

Chile's First EV to Cost $12,000

Soki, Chile’s first electric car, with room for two people and a 37-mile range between charges, will be introduced with a US$12,000 price tag.

Tokyo Rolls Out Taxi of Tommorrow

Tokyo’s taxi companies will shift as much as 30 percent of their fleets to an LPG-powered hybrid from Toyota Motor Corp by 2020.

Renault, Dongfeng to Produce EV in China

As part of the joint venture between Dongfeng and Renault, Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) will produce an electric vehicle that is based on the Fluence Z.E.

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Calif. Airport Contracts for CNG Shuttles

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has awarded an $11.97 million fixed-price, five-year contract to MV Transportation, Inc., to provide courtesy shuttle services using a new fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled vehicles at the Burbank Bob Hope Airport in California.

UAE Company Launches Eco-Fleet

Bee'ah the Sharjah Environment Co has launched its Tandeef Smart Eco-fleet. The Smart Eco-fleet is a selection of technologically advanced environmental vehicles added to the fleet of Tandeef Bee'ah's waste collection division.

Plans for Florida's Only LNG Plant Scrapped

Plans to develop the only liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Florida are being scrapped as a result of increased domestic LNG production, reported Bloomberg.

2015 Top 50 Green Fleets Deadline Extended

Heavy Duty Trucking is extending the deadline for nominations to be a part of the 2015 Top 50 Green Fleets to Oct. 6.

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CARB Tightens Fuel Emission Rules

The California Air Resources Board has opted to “readopt” a Low Carbon Fuel Standard that requires a 10 percent reduction in the “carbon intensity of transportation fuels” by 2020.

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Colorado Provides $30M in Alternative Fuel Grants

The Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) will open the application period for its upcoming round of funding under the Alt Fuels Colorado grant program on Oct. 1, the organization announced.

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EPA Broadens Diesel Emissions Testing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will implement additional testing of diesel vehicles designed to uncover potential software algorithms used to evade federal emissions standards, the agency announced Sept. 25.

SoCalGas Opens Public CNG Station in Calif.

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has completed a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for the City of Monterey Park, Calif., the energy provider announced.

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VW Names CEO, Restructures North American Unit

Volkswagen has appointed Matthias Muller, the chairman of Porsche AG, as its new chief executive to replace the departed Martin Winterkorn, and will restructure its North American operations in the wake of a scandal over diesel emissions.

Diesel Forum Defends Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology Forum is defending diesel automotive technology in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal and urging individuals and companies to refrain from judging it harshly.

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VW Dealers Support Imperiled North America CEO

Volkswagen's dealers have thrown their support behind Michael Horn, the North American chief executive who has reportedly been fired amid a deepening scandal over the manipulation of diesel engine technology.

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Waste Management Launches Public CNG Station in N.J.

Waste Management and New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) have opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at Waste Management's facility in Toms River, N.J., the companies announced.

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DHL Orders 45 Zenith Electric Vans

DHL Express has ordered 45 battery-electric vans from Zenith Motors, announced UQM Technologies, which has provided propulsion systems for the vehicles.

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Navigant: 7.4M PHEVs in North America by 2024

Sales of light-duty plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in North America are expected to total nearly 7.4 million from 2015 to 2024, according to Navigant Research.

Baltimore Testing EVs, Fast Charging

The City of Baltimore has leased four battery-electric cars as part of testing program that could bring the first EVs into the city fleet as a way to lower refueling costs.

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VW CEO Resigns Amid Diesel Scandal

Volkswagen AG has accepted the resignation of Martin Winterkorn, its chief executive, who released a statement saying he was shocked and stunned by the revelation that the company's diesel vehicles included software to evade emissions standards.

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L.A. Hyundai Dealer Adds Tucson Fuel Cell SUV

Keyes Hyundai in Los Angeles has become the fourth qualified Hyundai dealer to offer the Tucson Fuel Cell SUV for lease, the automaker announced.

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Georgia Refuse Company Launches CNG Station

Advanced Disposal opened its seventh compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at its hauling facility in Macon, Ga., the refuse and recycling company announced.

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McNeilus, Oshkosh Recall CNG Trucks for Fire Risk

The McNeilus recall affects 365 refuse and concrete mixer trucks, and the Oshkosh recall covers 33 S-Series concrete mixers.

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Tesla Launching Model X SUV Sept. 29

Tesla Motors will unveil its first luxury sports utility vehicle, Model X, on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in Fremont, Calif., according to a report by MarketWatch.

 
 

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