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2017 Acura MDX Retails From $43,950

Acura's reworked 2017 MDX three-row luxury SUV increases its entry price by $935 to $43,950 when it goes on sale on June 22.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.35 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell 4.6 cents to $2.353 for the week ending June 20, according to federal data.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

HVAC Fleet Adds Hybrid GM Vans

Chicago-area HVAC servicer Climatemp Service Group has added four Chevrolet Express vans to its fleet that have been modified so they operate as hybrids to enhance fuel efficiency for the company, according to vehicle modifier XL Hybrids.

Utilimaster Showcases Hybrid Electric Technology at EUFMC

Spartan Delivery and Service Vehicles showcased an innovative walk-in van specifically designed for underground utility maintenance, featuring hybrid electric auxiliary power, at the 2016 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC).

Patrick Kaufman, lead systems engineer for EDI, demonstrates the exportable power capacity on the EDI/PG&E Class-5 utility work truck. (Photo: PG&E)

PG&E Hosted Electric Vehicle Showcase

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) hosted an electric vehicle (EV) event showcasing current models from a wide range of automotive manufacturers as part of the utility’s efforts to encourage its employees to adopt EVs

One of the 16 Class 5 medium-duty service trucks. (PHOTO: BYD)

California Awards Fleets $9M for Zero-Emission Trucks

The State of California is awarding $9 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission trucks to replace diesel-powered heavy-duty tractors used in rail yards and large-scale freight distribution centers.

Photo of 2015 Golf TDI engine courtesy of VW.

Judge Extends VW Diesel Settlement Deadline

A federal judge has extended the deadline for Volkswagen AG and environmental regulators to finalize a diesel emissions settlement until June 28.

Photo of the 2015 e-Golf courtesy of Volkswagen.

VW Plans to Sell Up to 3M EVs in 2025

Volkswagen has embarked on a new electrification strategy in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal and set a goal to sell between 2 million and 3 million fully electric vehicles a year by 2025.

Lead-Carbon Battery Enhances Fuel Efficiency

The Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) will show a modified Ford Focus and Kia Optima that utilize an advanced 48-volt lead-carbon battery to meet U.S. fuel efficiency standards and reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by 15-20% before 2021.

Calif. County Cutting Emissions With PHEVs

Napa County will continue to look at adding solar projects and recently purchased the first two plug-in hybrids for its fleet with the possibility of adding more.

Photo of 2017-MY Accord Hybrid courtesy of Honda.

Honda's 2017 Accord Hybrid Starts at $29,605

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid went on sale at dealerships on June 15 with a retail price of $29,605 and adds several new features for the redesigned model.

Photo showing the inside of the ARDC courtesy of FCA.

Fiat Chrysler Recieves $66M for Pacifica Hybrid Production

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will receive up to C$85.8 million ($66.7 million) in grant funding from the Ontario, Canada, government to invest in the Windsor Assembly Plant that's building the Chrysler Pacifica minivan.

Agility Merges with Hexagon to Create Agility Fuel Solutions

Agility Fuel Systems and composite CNG cylinder maker Hexagon Composites have announced a merger of the two companies, creating a new entity, Agility Fuel Solutions.

Photo courtesy of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd

Nissan Working on Bio-Ethanol Fuel Cell System

Nissan Motor Co. is currently researching and developing a Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered system that runs on bio-ethanol electric power. The SOFC fuel cells produce electricity to charge a battery from the reaction of fuels such as ethanol and natural gas with oxygen.

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Gasoline Increases to $2.39 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 1.8 cents to $2.399 for the week ending June 13, according to federal data.

Mercedes-Benz to Offer Plug-In Fuel Cell SUV

Mercedes-Benz will offer a plug-in electric fuel-cell GLC SUV in 2017 in the U.S. that will provide about 310 miles (500 kilometers) of range as calculated by European standards as part of an aggressive push into electrification, Daimler has announced.

Photo of RAV4 Limited Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Offers 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota will offer fleet incentives for 17 of its 2017 model-year cars, trucks, and SUVs to commercial and government fleets.

Photo of the 2017 i3 94Ah courtesy of BMW.

BMW Updates 2017-MY Sedans, i3 EVs

BMW is updating several models with new engines and adding new standard and optional equipment to its vehicles for the 2017 model year, the automaker announced.

Diesel Car Registrations Rise, California Leads Nation

The U.S. added over 300,000 new clean diesel vehicles in 2015, with the state of California leading the way with a 15.4% increase in the number of registered diesel cars and SUVs in 2015.

Bestway Service Station in Georgetown, Ky. (PHOTO: ANG)

American Natural Gas Opens Public CNG Station in Ky.

American Natural Gas (ANG), a distributor of alternative motor fuels, announced the opening of the first public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Georgetown, Ky.

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Va. County Succeeding With Propane Autogas

Chesterfield County, Va., has saved more than $30,000 in fuel costs and gained more than $35,000 in IRS rebates in less than three years with a fleet greening initiative that has focused on replacing diesel- and gasoline-powered trucks with vehicles that run on propane autogas.

Photo courtesy of City of Los Angeles.

LAPD Adds 100 BMW i3 EVs, Spurns Tesla

The Los Angeles Police Department will lease 100 BMW i3 battery-electric hatchbacks and install DC fast chargers to support the vehicles that the agency will use for community outreach and other police business.

(L-R) Mike Simonds, Brad Northup, and Jessica Sutorus spoke about fleet greening with panel moderator Randy Wilde from the Center for Sustainable Energy.

Fleets Talk Green Procurement at Calif. Vehicle Expo

San Diego County, Calif., is moving toward procuring electric vehicles (EVs) and using renewable diesel, while the City of San Diego is determining which vehicles can be replaced by EVs, fleet professionals said at a recent vehicle expo.

Photo courtesy of Cenergy.

Cenergy Proves Bi-Fuel Ford F-150 Viable

The F-150 was tested pulling a car trailer with a car and performed flawlessly. Under load and running on the ANG system, the vehicle ran the natural gas down to 65 psi in the tank.

Photo of sixth-generation 528i courtesy of BMW.

BMW Sets 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

BMW will offer incentives for 14 of its 2017 model-year vehicles and the six MINI models under its national corporate fleet program through participating dealers.

 

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