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Fire Risk Prompts Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Recall

The recall, expected to begin later this month, will address a fire risk in 825 hybrid SUVs in the 2011-2015 model years.

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AmeriGas Names Corporate Fleet Operations Manager

John Morella was named corporate fleet operations manager at AmeriGas in the greater Philadelphia area. He assumed this position in May 2015.

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FedEx Adds Two Nissan Electric Vans in Japan

FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has announced the introduction of two zero-emission all-electric Nissan e-NV200 vehicles at the Shinsuna station for Tokyo-area pickups and deliveries.

IHS To Acquire Oil Price Information Service

Business analytics and insight company IHS has signed an agreement to acquire Oil Price Information Service, a pricing reporting agency that serves the oil, natural gas and biofuels industries.

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Kia Adding Three Hybrids for 2017

Kia Motors introduced three 2017 model-year gasoline-electric hybrids, including the Optima Hybrid, Optima Plug-In Hybrid, and Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, at the Chicago Auto Show.

PPG Teams With Bridgestone on Fuel-Efficient Truck Tires

The Department of Energy is providing funding for a $1.25-million collaborative project between Bridgestone Americas and global coatings company PPG that will focus on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires

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Virginia Clean Cities to Hold Electric Vehicle Workshop

The Tidewater Area Fleet Manager's Association, the City of Norfolk, Va., and the Virginia Clean Cities are hosting the Norfolk Electric Vehicle Workshop on March 17.

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Clean Energy Fuels Doubles Renewable Natural Gas Sales

Sales of Clean Energy Fuel’s Redeem renewable natural gas more than doubled to 50 million gasoline gallon equivalents in 2015.

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Obama Proposes Oil Tax to Fund Clean Transportation

President Obama hopes to add a $10 tax for every barrel of oil that would fund investments in clean transportation technology as part of his proposed 21st Century Clean Transportation Plan.

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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Reaches 1M Miles

Hyundai's Tucson Fuel Cell has accumulated more than 1 million miles on Southern California roads since its introduction as a retail-leased compact SUV in June of 2014.

Rochester-Area Fleets Eligible for $1M Alt-Fuel Grants

Fleets in six New York counties around Rochester are eligible for $1 million in federal grants to purchase or convert their vehicles to operate on alternative fuels, the Genesee Region Clean Communities has announced.

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VW to Offer Generous Compensation to Diesel Owners

Volkswagen is planning to offer generous compensation packages to about 600,000 U.S. owners of its clean diesel vehicles that are over the legal limit for tailpipe emissions, a company representative told a German newspaper.

TruStar Energy Built 41 CNG Stations Last Year

TruStar Energy completed 41 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for public and private use in 2015, almost doubling the number of CNG stations it built in 2014, and reaching 120 completed stations during a period of unusually low oil prices, according to the company.

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New-Vehicle MPG Increases to 25.1

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in January reached 25.1 mpg for an increase of 0.2 mpg from December, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Clean Cities Coalitions Host Green Transportation Event in Illinois

Clean Cities coalitions from Chicago, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana today will jointly host a host a green transportation conference in the Chicago area on May 19, the groups have announced.

Adsorbed Natural Gas Developing Low-Pressure ANG Fuel Tank

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) has granted a licensing agreement allowing Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. (ANGP) to develop a commercially viable adsorbent-based low pressure natural gas (ANG) storage tank for motor vehicles.

Fleets predominantly working within the marked region qualify for the AFV funding.

Colorado Offers $4M in Grants for Alt-Fuels

Fleets in Colorado can now apply for funding to pay for the incremental cost of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFVs). Public fleets can receive between $7,000 and $35,000 for each vehicle.

Long Beach Adopts Renewable Diesel for Fleet

The City of Long Beach, Calif., has begun using renewable diesel for trucks and equipment used for maintenance and transportation in a move that expands the city's use of renewable fuels.

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Gulf Oil Chairman Joins VNG Board of Advisors

VNG.co, a retail compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling service provider, announced that Joseph Petrowski has joined the company's board of advisors.

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Cadillac to Discontinue Plug-In ELR

Cadillac will discontinue its plug-in ELR luxury vehicle after the current generation, a spokesman has confirmed.

The acqurisition will add 37 public-access CNG locations to Love's network. Image: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops Acquires CNG Provider Trillium

Love’s Travel Stops has agreed to purchase compressed natural gas provider Trillium CNG in a deal that will add 37 public-access CNG locations to the truck stop company’s network.

Fleet Manager Pete Bednar is pictured here with one of the county's electric vehicles. Photo courtesy of Ventura County

Calif. County Fleet to Reduce Emissions with EVs

The County of Ventura, Calif., will reduce fleet greenhouse gas emissions by expanding its plug-in electric vehicle fleet and increasing use of technology.

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Gasoline Falls to $1.82 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of gasoline fell 3.4 cents to $1.822 for the week ending Feb. 1, according to federal records.

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Toyota's Japan Plant Shut Down Delays 2016 Prius

Toyota Motor Corp. will suspend production at assembly plants in Japan next week due to a steel factory explosion that will delay shipments of the new 2016 Prius hybrid.

Tesla Unveiling Model 3 in March

Tesla Motors is expected to unveil its more-affordable Model 3 sedan at a March launch event, as the luxury EV maker sets its sights on democratizing its automotive technology.

 

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