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Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Malibu courtesy of GM.

EPA Rates Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid at 46 MPG Highway

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid has been rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to achieve 47 mpg in the city, which would put it atop mid-size hybrid sedans.

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TruStar to Build UPS CNG Fueling Stations

UPS has awarded a contract to TruStar Energy to build and maintain 12 new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations for the delivery company, TruStar has announced.

Courtesy of the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.

Illinois Soybean Association, Clean Cities Promote Biodiesel

The Illinois Soybean Association’s B20 Club announced its sponsorship of the Chicago Area Clean Cities coalition to promote the benefits of biodiesel.

Volkswagen May Establish Diesel Remediation Funds

Volkswagen is reportedly in negotiations to establish two funds to provide payments to regulars following the diesel emissions scandal. The funds would go toward promoting clean transportation.

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AmpCNG Acquires Full Control of 17 Fueling Stations

Compressed natural gas infrastructure provider ampCNG has announced that it now completely owns all of the 17 public access CNG fueling stations that were part of a joint venture between it and Trillium CNG.

Tesla to Unveil Model 3 on March 31

Tesla Motors will show a working prototype of its more affordable Model 3 on March 31, several outlets are reporting.

To navigate snowy roads, Ford autonomous vehicles are equipped with high-resolution 3D maps – complete with information about the road and what’s above it, including road markings, signs, geography, landmarks and topography. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford’s Autonomous Cars Navigate Snow-Covered Roads

The self-driving Fusion Hybrids rely on LiDAR-Enabled 3D digital mapping to identify their precise position.

Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Superior Plus Energy Services Joins Alliance AutoGas

Superior Plus Energy Services, the 13th largest propane marketer in the United States, recently became a member of Alliance AutoGas.

DOE's $12.5M to Improve Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award $12.5 million in grants and form a consortium to improve the operating efficiency of medium and heavy trucks, the agency has announced.

The UPS Rolling Laboratory appproach allows the company to determine which alternative fuel technolgies best fit a given operating environment. Source: UPS

UPS to Invest $100M in CNG Trucks and Infrastructure

UPS plans to invest $100 million in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet, adding 12 new compressed natural gas fueling stations and 380 CNG trucks.

The city's "green" fleet currently consists of hybrids, compressed natural gas vehicles, and electric vehicles, including this Toyota Rav4 EV. Photo courtesyof City of Anaheim

Anaheim's GHG Reduction Plan Gains CLEANFleet Certification

The City of Anaheim, Calif., has obtained Tier 5 CLEANFleet certification from the Coalition for Green Fleet Management. This, in addition to the city’s Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) designation, makes the city a Fleet Masters operation.

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Toyota to Reveal New Prius Model

Toyota will introduce a new Prius model at the New York International Auto Show, and has teased the announcement with a blacked-out image of the rear of the vehicle.

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Elio Will Sell It's Three-Wheeled Vehicle in 2016

Elio Motors, Inc. will sell 100 pre-production three-wheeled vehicles built at its production facility in Shreveport, La. during the fourth quarter of 2016, the company has announced.

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Gasoline Increases to $1.96 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded increased 12 cents to $1.961 per gallon for the week ending March 14, which marked the second consecutive weekly increase, according to federal records.

Photo: Matheson Postal Services

USPS Contract Carrier Adds Natural Gas Powered Trucks

Matheson Postal Services, a contract carrier for the United States Postal Service, is adding 37 new compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas tractors to its fleet as part of a company-wide program to expand clean energy use.

Photo of Nissan LEAF courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Recalls LEAF Cars for Brakes

The recall covers nearly 47,000 electric cars in the 2013-2015 model years.

Panel to Cover Diesel Passenger Vehicle Market

The Diesel Technology Forum will host a March 15 panel in New York City to discuss how government regulations will help or hinder the U.S. diesel market, and strategies automakers will employ to meet upcoming fuel economy standards.

Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda's Fuel Cell Sedan Now Available in Japan

Honda has started selling its hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell sedan in Japan, the automaker has announced.

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Innova Fleet Services Showcases Fleet Management System

The Innova Fleet Services website contains detailed information about its fleet management system, which provides an affordable, efficient, and innovative way for managers to manage small- and medium-sized fleets.

Seattle Wants to Cut Fleet Emissions in Half by 2025

The City of Seattle would reduce fleet greenhouse-gas emissions by 50% by 2025 by using electric vehicles as well as renewable diesel and biodiesel under a new plan announced by Mayor Ed Murray.

Prototype uses a belt and pulleys to transfer energy between the axle differential and a motor-generator. Production version will mount the motor inside the differential where it will be gear-driven.

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Being Developed

The system captures energy as a tractor-trailer brakes and runs downhill, and reapplies energy through a drive axle to help the truck launch and run uphill. Operation on the trailer is completely autonomous.

First Priority GreenFleet Acquires Assets of Electric Vehicles International

First Priority GreenFleet Ltd. has acquired the assets of Electric Vehicle International, (EVI) LLC.

The Green Award recognizes the product at the Show that best improves work truck fuel utilization, as determined by a panel of trade media editors and truck fleet managers. (PHOTO: PR Newswire)

Altec Wins Work Truck Show Green Award

Altec Inc. won The Work Truck Show 2016 Green Award for its JEMS 4 Series (Jobsite Energy Management System) hybrid-electric system.

Volvo Wants Standardized EV Charging

Volvo Cars has called on the automotive industry to develop a standardized charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, a top company executive has said.

Biodiesel Producer Fined $138M for Fraud

The owner of a Texas biodiesel company has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and to pay a $138 million fine in restitution and forfeiture for biofuels fraud.

 

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