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Fed Funding to Double Fueling for Higher-Ethanol Blends

A new partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and 21 states will nearly double the number of pumps, storage, and related infrastructure that offer higher blends of ethanol, such as E-15 and E-85.

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Long Beach Switching Heavy Fleet to RNG From LNG

The City of Long Beach (Calif.) has transitioned its heavier vehicles to run on renewable liquid natural gas (RNG) and is discontinuing the use of fossil liquid natural gas (LNG) to reduce emissions and fuel costs, according to the agency.

Iowa Utility Adding Electric Trucks

MidAmerican Energy Company will add eight electrified trucks to the fleet by the end of the year, the company announced Oct. 30.

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Nissan Lowers 2016 LEAF Prices

Nissan has lowered prices for its battery-electric 2016 LEAF that provides an improved battery and 107-mile range, the automaker has announced.

Republic Adds CNG Trucks to N.C. Refuse Fleet

Republic Services will add eight compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection trucks to its fleet in Raleigh, N.C., the waste hauler announced Nov. 3.

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Fleets to Test Westport's Natural Gas Injectors in 2016

Westport Innovations Inc. has updated its roll-out schedule for its second-generation HPDI 2.0 natural gas vehicle engine injectors with plans to deliver the components to manufacturers in early 2016 and begin testing with fleet customers by the middle of the year, the company announced Nov. 2.

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Miles Driven Reaches All-Time High

Drivers traveled more miles on U.S. roads in August to push the yearly total to date past 2 trillion for a new all-time high as well as the largest year-over-year gain in monthly driving, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Gasoline Flat at $2.22 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of unleaded remained essentially flat for the week ending Nov. 2 with the price falling four-tenths of a cent to $2.224 per gallon, according to federal data.

Diesel Prices Fall for Third Consecutive Week

For the third week in a row, the average price of a gallon of diesel fuel decreased, according the latest numbers from the Energy Department.

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Honda Names Fuel Cell Vehicle

Honda Motor Co. plans to initially sell its hydrogen-powered 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in Japan to government agencies and businesses with plans to offer the vehicle to retail customers at a later date. However, the automaker isn't expected to follow that strategy in the U.S.

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EPA Adds 3.0L Diesels to VW Probe

About 10,000 additional Volkswagen AG vehicles from the Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche brands from the 2014 model year forward included a software cheat to evade emissions testing, the U.S. Environmental Agency has announced.

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Lexus Shows Fuel Cell Concept in Tokyo

Lexus showed its LF-FC flagship concept sedan at the Tokyo Motor Show that's equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell system that points to the future design and technology direction for the luxury brand, according to the luxury automaker.

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Team Breaks Transcontinental Autonomous Driving Record

Three drivers broke a transcontinental record using Tesla's Autopilot technology as part of a team sponsored by fleet tracking company GPS Insight.

Westport Strikes Natural Gas Parts Distribution Deal

Westport Innovations aftermarket parts division, Westport Parts + Service, has formed a distribution partnership with Alliant Power with an initial focus on Class 1-5 light-duty vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors.

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NYC Beer Distributor Adds CNG Volvo Tractors

Manhattan Beer Distributors recently purchased 35 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNM 200 model tractors for its New York City fleet.

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UPS Deploys Electric Step Vans in Texas

UPS has begun using 18 battery-electric delivery trucks in the Houston-Galveston area of Texas and projects a savings of 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel over 20 years with the move, the parcel company has announced.

BMW Plans Fuel Cell Sedan After 2020

BMW hopes to produce a hydrogen fuel cell sedan using a more advanced hydrogen fueling system after 2020, the automaker announced Oct. 29 at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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California EV Market Seeing Explosive Growth

About 40% of U.S. battery-electric vehicles now travel on California roads, and the state's EV charging network has reached 20,000 chargers, according to a report from the Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA).

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Mercedes-Benz Recalls B-Class Electric Cars

The recall will address a stalling risk affecting 2,618 2014-2015 model-year B-Class Electric Drive vehicles.

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Polaris Extends GEM Range, Adds Safety Features

Polaris Industries Inc. has updated its Polaris GEM low-speed vehicle with improved ergonomics and range as well as more comfort and safety features, the company has announced.

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ZAP and Jonway Ramp Up Production of Electric Minivan

ZAP and Jonway Auto have increased factory production capacity and running operations to seven days a week with a single shift to built 50 battery-electric minivans per day to meet backlog orders from Dong Feng Motor Corporation in China, the company announced Oct. 27.

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BMW to Debut Plug-In Hybrid 3 Series in L.A.

BMW will debut four new models at the Los Angeles Auto Show, including the eDrive BMW 330e, BMW X1, the BMW 7 Series.

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Delaware Grants to Expand Alternative Fuel Station Network

Delaware will offer $1.4 million in grants to businesses and fleet owners based in the state to increase their use of alternative-fueled vehicles by expanding the state’s network of alternative fueling stations.

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Nextran Building NGV Truck Repair Shop in Atlanta

Nextran Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new regional facility in Atlanta that's set to open in the middle of 2016 with a service area for repairs to natural gas vehicles.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.22 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fell 4.9 cents to $2.228 for the week ending Oct. 26, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

 

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