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Honda to Initially Lease Fuel-Cell Clarity in Calif.

Honda will initially offer its 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell sedan with a retail lease in California as it tests the market for hydrogen-powered vehicles and eventually offer the car for sale, the automaker has announced.

Vision Fleet Added to GSA Schedule

Vision Fleet has been added to the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule under a five-year contract as a provider of transportation, delivery and relocation solutions to deploy electric-drive vehicles in federal fleets.

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Trump Calls for Higher Ethanol Blending

While campaigning in corn-rich Iowa, Donald Trump urged federal regulators to increase the amount of ethanol blended into the national gasoline supply.

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Westport Secures EPA Certification for CNG F-150

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified Westport Innovations' compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered 2016 Ford F-150 that the vehicle modifier will offer to fleets this summer, the company announced.

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Gasoline Slips Lower to $1.91 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of gasoline declined 8.2 cents to $1.914 per gallon for the week ending Jan. 18, according to federal data.

The Work Truck Show displays more than 500,000 square feet of vocational trucks and equipment, from more than 500 exhibitors.

Truck OEMs Plan Debuts for 2016 Work Truck Show

Cummins, International Truck, and Mitsubishi Fuso plan to make significant vehicle and powertrain announcements at The Work Truck Show, including the FUSO E-CELL all-electric truck.

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Nissan Brings Complimentary Charging to Three Cities

Nissan's "No Charge to Charge" promotion has arrived in New York, Philadelphia, and Santa Barbara. The program provides new Nissan LEAF buyers two years of complimentary public charging with the purchase of the all-electric car from LEAF-certified dealers in each market.

NGV Technician Training Coming to Toronto

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi), an ASE CASE-accredited provider of technical training for the CNG and LNG industry, is bringing its NGV technician training for the first time to Toronto, Canada, in March

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2016 Infiniti Q70 Sedans Start at $50,755

Infiniti's 2016 Q70 luxury sedan will retail for at least $50,755 for the base model in a lineup that also includes long wheelbase models and a gasoline-electric hybrid.

EWEB's renewable diesel fueling station. Photo courtesy of Oregon Department of Energy

Renewable Diesel Reduces Ore. Utility's Maintenance Costs

Since switching from biodiesel to renewable diesel, the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) in Oregon has reduced its fleet greenhouse gas emissions as well as maintenance on its diesel vehicles.

EV Sales Expected to Grow 433% by 2021

While alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) – including hybrids and pure electric – are gaining consumer acceptance in the European Union (EU) these reduced emission offerings are still a comparatively low percentage of overall vehicle sales in the market.

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Kia Shows Telluride PHEV SUV Concept

Kia Motors America showed its full-size Telluride SUV concept with three rows, a seven-passenger capacity, and plug-in hybrid powertrain at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Materials Provider Retrofits Step Vans as Hybrids

BMC, an Atlanta-based provider of building materials and construction services, has retrofitted its Ford E-350 step vans with XL Hybrids' XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System, the vehicle modifier has announced.

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AGA Seeks EPA Certification for Bi-Fuel Propane GM Engines

AGA Systems, LLC has completed testing for certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of its EcoSync DI bi-fuel propane autogas alternative fuel system for 2016 General Motors vehicles including Chevrolet/GMC 1500 trucks, large SUVs, and the Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle.

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CARB Rejects VW's Clean Diesel Fix

The California Air Resources Board has rejected Volkswagen's fix-it plan for diesel-powered vehicles that used software to cheat emissions regulations, calling the proposed plan insufficient.

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UPS Rolls Out RNG in Two States

UPS has put steps in place to supply its fleet for Memphis, Tenn. and Jackson, Miss. with an estimated 15 million diesel gallon gas equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) as part of a multi-year agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing, LLC.

Calstart Opens Regional Clean Transportation Center

Calstart has opened the San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center, aimed at accelerating the user of clean vehicles and fuels in the region.

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Mack Trucks OKs Renewable Diesel for Engines

Mack Trucks has signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines after extensive truck and engine testing, the company announced.

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Ford Adds Two Fusion Sedans, Updates Hybrids

Ford has added two models to its mid-size Fusion sedan lineup for 2017, including the V-6-powered Sport and top-line Premium models, adding twin-turbocharging and all-wheel drive as enhancements.

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Audi Shows H-Tron Fuel Cell Concept

Audi presented its H-Tron Quattro hydrogen fuel cell concept it claims can reach more than 370 miles on a single fill-up at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

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Bolt EV’s Drive Unit, Battery Detailed

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV’s drive system uses a single high capacity electric motor to propel the car that's charged from a lithium-ion battery pack, General Motors has announced at the Detroit auto show.

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Volkswagen's Tiguan PHEV Concept Reaches 580 Miles

Volkswagen's Tiguan GTE Active Concept features a plug-in hybrid system that uses two electric motors and a gasoline engine, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

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Nissan Shows Autonomous EV Concept in Detroit

Nissan's IDS Concept, an autonomous and zero emission series of EVs that features two different modes of driving, made its first U.S. appearance at the 2016 North American International Auto Show.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Reboots FCA Minivan Lineup

The Chrysler Pacifica will be powered by a 3.6L Pentastar V-6, while the Pacifica Hybrid will offer up to 80 miles per gallon equivalent in city driving and 30 miles of driving in EV mode.

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VW Shows EV Microbus Concept, Planning Tiguan PHEV

Volkswagen is moving toward electrification and away from diesel power in an aggressive way with its concept battery-electric microbus appearing at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and the expected showing of a plug-in hybrid Tiguan at the Detroit auto show.

 

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