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DOE Offers $22M in Medium-Duty Grants

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing $22 million to fund research, development, and demonstration for numerous alternative fuel projects, especially those that would improve the efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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Yale Considers Carbon Tax for Fleet

Yale University launched a self-imposed carbon tax program earlier this year that levies charges against a number of its departments regarding the amount of carbon used, which is something the university is considering applying to its fleet.

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Polaris Updates GEM Utility Vehicles

Polaris Industries announced details of the 2016 lineup of GEM electric low-speed vehicles. Changes to the previous vehicles include improved ergonomics, ride, and range, as well as more comfort and safety features.

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Nissan Announces 2017-MY Fleet Incentives

Nissan will offer fleet incentives for 17 of its 2017 model-year cars, trucks, and vans, the company has announced.

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Gasoline Rises to $2.38 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fuel increased 4.2 cents to $2.381 for the week ending June 6, according to federal data.

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McNeilus and Agility Fuel Systems Strike Alliance

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, and Agility Fuel Systems have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a comprehensive natural gas solution for North American heavy-duty fleets.

Photo of GM cutaway buses courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids Develops Hybrid Paratransit Shuttle

XL Hybrids, Inc. has provided its newly-developed hybrid electric low-floor shuttle to ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, an Indiana-based small- and medium-duty bus manufacturer, for paratransit fleets.

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Ohio City Obtains CLEANFleet Certification

The City of Dublin, Ohio, 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 Dublin a Fleet Masters operation.

Hyundai Planning EV for Genesis Lineup

Hyundai Motor Co. will add a battery-electric vehicle to its Genesis brand as a way to build out the lineup for the luxury unit it spun off in November.

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New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Increases in May

The average EPA fuel economy rating of new vehicles increased 0.2 mpg to 25.4 mpg in May, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Photo of the Alliance AutoGas 2016 Annual Member Meeting courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas Drives Fleet Alternative Fuel Use in North America

The US market for propane autogas has been very active in recent years, with the fuel garnering better name recognition and new and returning fleet customers putting more vehicles on the road.

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Kia Provides Soul EVs for Smart Grid Research

Kia Motors America (KMA) will provide six Soul EVs to the University of California, Irvine (UCI) to help develop and demonstrate vehicle-to-grid advanced smart-charging software algorithms.

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FM80 Fuel Regulation Module ANSI Certified

The FM80 Fuel Regulation Module from the Parker Hannifin Corporation is now CSA certified to ANSI NGV 3.1-2014/CSA 12.3-2014 – Fuel system components for compressed natural gas (CNG) powered vehicles.

True Zero to Add 17 Hydrogen Stations in Calif.

Irvine, Calif.-based True Zero is on track to build 19 hydrogen stations in California by early 2017 to support fuel-cell vehicles such as the Toyota Mirai and Honda Clarity Fuel Cell.

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PSA Group Outlines Strategy for Future Hybrids and EVs

PSA Group recently presented its new electrification strategy at the Innovation Day. In order to meet all its customers’ mobility and usage needs, PSA Group said it is consolidating the development of its models on two global modular platforms.

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Gasoline Rises to $2.33 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 3.9 cents to $2.339 for the week ending May 30, according to federal data.

Conn. Utility Opens $1.8M CNG Fueling Station

Norwich (Conn.) Public Utilities has opened its second compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility that will be used for municipal fleet vehicles and businesses.

Toyota Delivers First Mirai Fuel Cell in Belgium

Hydrogenics, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen technology and hydrogen fuel cell power modules, announced it is the first customer in Belgium to take ownership of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan.

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Fiat 500e Cars Recalled to Update Software

More than 16,000 of the electric cars are at risk for shutting down propulsion because of a software glitch.

As part of its employee personal vehicle charging program, the company opened 90 additional EV charging stations at its Bishop Ranch campus in San Ramon. (PHOTO: PG&E)

PG&E Bolsters Employee Electric Vehicle Adoption

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continued its industry-leading efforts to encourage employee adoption of electric vehicles (EV) with the opening of the largest, single-building EV charging installation in the State of California.

Photo of 2017 Fusion courtesy of Ford.

2017 Fusion Energi Plug-In Can Travel 610 Miles

Ford's 2017 model year Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid can travel an EPA-rated 610 miles on a single charge and full tank of gasoline, a nearly 11% increase over the outgoing model.

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Ohio to Provide $5M in Grants for Alt-Fuel Conversions

The Ohio State Legislature passed legislation that allocates $5 million in grants for compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane conversions in vehicles.

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N.J. Gas Utility Adds 100th CNG Vehicle

South Jersey Gas, a New Jersey-based natural gas utility, introduced the 100th CNG vehicle to its fleet.

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VW Making Progress on Diesel Settlement

Volkswagen is making progress in its negotiations with the federal government to work out the details of a settlement that would compensate owners of nearly 600,000 diesel-powered vehicles that included emissions cheat software.

The truck arrives back home on May 23. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Ride Ends

The Alliance AutoGas converted Ford F-150 has concluded its 5,600-mile, 12-city "Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride" in Asheville, N.C.

 

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