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EPA Certifies Bi-Fuel Propane Autogas Police Vehicles

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified a trio of police vehicles to operate with bi-fuel propane autogas fueling systems provided by Alliance AutoGas, the vehicle modifier has announced.

The deployment will include vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt (pictured), Ford Fusion Energi, and Nissan Leaf. Photo courtesy of GM

Atlanta Hires Vision Fleet to Lease EVs, Hybrids

The City of Atlanta is deploying a green fleet of 50 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in a $2.7 million demo project with Vision Fleet.

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REG Acquires Wash. Biodiesel Refinery

Biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Imperium Renewables, Inc., including the 100-million gallon nameplate biodiesel refinery and terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, Wash., the company announced.

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Uraguay EV Taxis Usher in Electrified Public Transportation

Following in the footsteps of its neighbor Colombia, Uruguay has added 50 BYD e6 fully electric taxis to its fleet, following a trial run that began in February 2015.

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Nissan Creates Audio Alert for EVs in Europe

The sound cue is aimed at warning pedestrians and cyclists that a vehicle in electric mode is nearby.

Colo. Selects CNG Stations for Grant Program

The Colorado Energy Office, along with the Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Department of Transportation, has selected four compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station locations under the third round of funding from the ALT Fuels Colorado grant program.

Honda of America Executive Vice President and CEO Tom Shoup speaks at the opening of the company's CNG fueling station in Marysville, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda Opens Public CNG Station in Ohio

Honda has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on its campus in Marysville, Ohio, the company announced.

Port of Virginia Relaunches Clean-Diesel Incentive Program

The Port of Virginia has relaunched its Green Operator Program, which provides up to $20,000 toward the purchase of clean-diesel trucks that service the port and up to $6,000 toward the purchase and installation of retrofit devices, announced Virginia Clean Cities (VCC).

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Audi Shows Sporty SUV EV Concept

Audi plans to produce a battery-electric "sporty SUV" in 2018 that would offer 310 miles of range in a compact package, the company announced Aug. 19.

Next-Gen Toyota Prius to Debut Sept. 8

The next-generation Toyota Prius will be unveiled to the media in Las Vegas Sept. 8, reported Bloomberg.

Suit Alleges Defective CNG Equipment Caused Truck to Burn

The vehicle was only five months old and had been run only 3,000 miles before it caught fire during an ordinary customer run, the suit claims. The manufacturers say nothing was wrong with the equipment.

A panel of representatives from the EPA and NHTSA listened to comments and suggestions for the proposed Phase 2 GHG rules. Photo by Steven Martinez.

Concerns Aired at GHG Phase 2 Hearing

EPA and NHTSA's public hearing on proposed GHG Phase 2 standards allowed fleets, manufacturers, environmental groups and legislators to air their concerns on the future emissions rules, often disagreeing on the particulars.

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N.J. Senate Passes EV Charging Bill

The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill requiring installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations along state highways. The bill now heads to the state Assembly for consideration.

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Portland Airport Installs 42 EV Chargers

Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon has installed 42 Level 1 PowerPost electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

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Gasoline Rises to $2.71 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose 8.7 cents to $2.716 for the week ending Aug. 17 following a steady decline since the middle of July when it peaked at $2.83, according to federal data.

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TruStar Opens Public CNG Station in Oklahoma

TruStar Energy has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Tulsa, Okla., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

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CNG Station Opens on Tenn. Trucking Corridor

amp Trillium, LLC, a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Newport, Tenn.

Lithium-ion Batteries Could See Second Life as Electric Utility Tool

Researchers at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have found that using a plug-in electric vehicle’s lithium-ion battery can help improve utility grid stability, according to a press release by the National Renewal Energy Laboratory.

California Grants $4.1M for Alt-Fuel Projects

The California Energy Commission has approved about $4.1 million in grants for a number of alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

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Kansas Public CNG Station Opens

TruStar Energy has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Liberal, Kan., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

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Tesla, NYC Garages Partner in EV Charging

Tesla Motors is partnering with two dozen parking garages in New York City to offer 240-volt electric vehicle (EV) charging for Tesla owners, reported The New York Times.

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Propel Expands Renewable Diesel Fleet Access in SoCal

Utilizing Neste's NEXBTL renewable diesel, Propel’s Diesel HPR is a low-carbon, renewable fuel that meets petroleum diesel specifications and can be used in any diesel engine.

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Greenkraft Offers Propane Autogas Class 4-5 Trucks

Greenkraft Inc. a California-based manufacturer of alternative-fuel trucks and alternative-fuel systems, is now taking orders from customers for its propane autogas Class 4-5 trucks, the company announced.

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West Coast States Launch EV Initiative

The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington and the premier of British Columbia have partnered with fleets in West Coast states to launch a new initiative intended to accelerate adoption of zero-emission vehicles in public and private fleets, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced.

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Piedmont Natural Gas Near CNG Conversion Goal

North Carolina-based Piedmont Natural Gas is near its goal of converting 30 percent of its fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG), according to the company's 2015 Sustainability Report.


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