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Waste Fleet Adds CNG Trucks to Further Emissions Goals

Republic Services has added 11 compressed natural gas trucks to its fleet of waste collection vehicles serving Gardena, Calif., and surrounding communities.

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Agility Fuel Systems Names New CEO

Natural gas fuel system manufacturer Agility Fuel Systems has named Kathleen Ligocki chief executive officer effective Dec. 3.

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Honda Prepping PHEV for 2018

Honda is planning to launch a new generation of electrified vehicles after its fuel cell sedan, starting with a plug-in hybrid that provides 40 miles of all-electric range by 2018, a company executive announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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Hyundai Sourcing Sonata PHEV Charger From AeroVironment

Hyundai has chosen AeroVironment, Inc. as the provider for charging system installation for its 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid.

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Toyota Transport Testing First CNG Car Hauler

Toyota Transport, the automaker’s in-house vehicle transportation trucking company, added its first car hauler that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG).

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Volkswagen Submits Diesel Recall Plan

Volkswagen has submitted a plan to California regulators to recall the 482,000 vehicles sold with 2.0L engines and emissions defeat devices that has not been made public.

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EV-Based Rental Service for Ride-Sharing Drivers Launched

Vision Fleet, a Los Angeles-based company that manages the largest deployment of electric vehicles in a public fleet in the U.S., has launched Evercar — a service for on-demand drivers who work for companies such as Uber, Lyft, Instacart, and Postmates.

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Feds Acquire Electric Utility Vehicles for Washington Dam

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has acquired 27 battery-electric utility vehicles to help reduce fuel costs and emissions.

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Tesla Recalls Model S for Seat Belts

The global recall covers 90,000 electric-powered luxury sedans.

Salt Lake County's new CNG fueling station will be used to fuel up its refuse trucks. Photo courtesy of Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Opens CNG Station

Salt Lake County, Utah, has opened a time-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station that will allow it to reduce fuel costs and improve driver efficiency.

Southern California Gas Rental Program Lets Customers Try CNG Trucks

Southern California Gas Co. is accepting applications through the end of the year in a program to provide free short-term rentals of compressed natural gas trucks to qualified customers interested in exploring the alternative fuel.

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EPA Expected to Reduce Ethanol Fuel Blend

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to reduce the amount of ethanol that's blended into the nation's gasoline by at least 15% when it finalizes its proposal by Nov. 30.

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Group to Streamline Access to EV Charging

BMW and Nissan have formed a coalition with three EV charging network that would allow a driver to use a single EV charging network account to access CarCharging/Blink, ChargePoint, and NRG EVgo stations.

Teaser sketch of the fuel-cell Colorado courtesy of Chevrolet.

GM, U.S. Army to Test Hydrogen-Powered Colorado Truck

General Motors and the U.S. Army will test out a hydrogen-powered Chevrolet Colorado pickup to see if it can withstand the extremes of daily military use, the automaker has announced.

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UPS Earns Recognition for Carbon Disclosure

For the second consecutive year, UPS received a perfect score of 100 on the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) S&P disclosure leadership index for its transparency, corporate governance regarding climate change, and the manner in which it tracks and discloses its impact on the environment.

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Ford Provides No-Cost Charging for C-MAX Energi

In partnership with EVgo, Ford will offer three years of complimentary charging to California and Maryland customers who purchase or lease a 2016 Ford C-MAX Energi.

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Honda Shows Clarity Fuel Cell Sedan

Honda will begin delivering its Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in late 2016 through select California dealers, while unveiling the car at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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BMW Announces Pricing, Availability for 2016 Models

BMW has announced the release dates and some prices of the vehicles they will be showing at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Elio to Use Continental Tires on Three-Wheeled P5

Elio Motors will source production of the tires for its three-wheeled P5 vehicle from Continental Tire the Americas. The ProContact GX tires will be manufactured at the Continental Tire facility in Sumter, S.C., the company said.

EV Connect Announces EV Charging-as-a-Service

EV Connect recently announced the EV Charging-as-a-Service, or EV CaaS, to cut up-front costs and simplify the process for purchasing and installing EV charging station infrastructure by turning the purchase decision from a capital expenditure to an operating expense.

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VNG Expands Role for Director of Sales

VNG expanded the role of Rob Minton, Director of Sales. Minton will be responsible for setting strategy and executing national fleet sales and strategic and commercial relationships with the auto manufacturers, fleet management companies, national upfitters, and other related stakeholders.

The City of Chesapeake has 35 CNG refuse trucks. Photo courtesy of City of Chesapeake.

Va. City to Open $1.4M Fast-Fill CNG Station

The City of Chesapeake, Va., has contracted with Clean Energy to build a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station that will also be used by the city fleet. This will replace a slow-fill station.

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Kia's Hybrid SUV Kicking off Slate of Green Models

Kia Motors plans to ramp up its green car lineup to 11 models by 2020, and will begin by offering a hybrid compact SUV now called the Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle.

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Ryder Begins Using RNG in California

Ryder System, Inc. will begin using Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) at its stations in Orange and Fontana, Calif., the company has announced.

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Fleets Better at Advancing NGV Deployment

A new guide created by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) states that public and private fleets that use natural gas vehicles are better at advancing their deployment than individual vehicle owners.

 

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