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Pacific Gas & Electric Proposes 7,600 EV Charging Stations

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to install 7,600 electric vehicle charging stations.

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Mercedes-Benz Shows Future Vision of Cargo Vans

Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.


NTEA's Fleet Relations Director Joins Chicago Clean Cities Board

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) has elected Chris Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations, to its executive board.

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Ind. Police Fleet Boosts Ethanol Use

The Crown Point Police Department (Ind.) has received funding to continue using alternative fuels, including the E-85 ethanol blend.

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Gasoline Prices Dip Over Labor Day

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell to around the $2.20 level after the Labor Day weekend, which marks the end of the summer driving season, according to data from AAA and the federal government.

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Chevrolet Bolt to Offer One-Pedal Driving Mode

General Motors' 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will offer a one-pedal driving mode that allows drivers to maximize fuel efficiency with greater use of regenerative braking.

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New-Vehicle MPG Falls in August

The average fuel economy of vehicles sold in August fell 0.1 mpg to 25.3 mpg from July, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Daimler Extends China Portfolio with EV

Daimler extends its portfolio of new energy vehicles with the introduction of the DENZA 400, the company’s “Made in China, for China” electric vehicle from Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd.

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Chicago Park District Using Cooking Oil to Fuel Trucks

Through its biodiesel program, the Chicago Park District recycles used cooking oil from local restaurants to fuel 56 vehicles in its fleet, including lawnmowers, refuse trucks, and log loaders.

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Commercial Vehicle-to-Grid Hub Installed in Denmark

A fully commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) hub is now operating in Denmark, a result of a collaboration between Nissan, Enel, and Nuvve.

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Sacramento County Switches to Renewable LNG

Sacramento County has announced that it will make the switch from liquefied natural gas (LNG) to renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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BYD, Beijing Sanitation Group Launch Electric Trucks

BYD Company Ltd. and the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group have launched a pure electric sanitation truck lineup with a total of 26 models to serve the city’s administration.

New Freightliner Cascadia 126” BBC 72” Raised Roof Sleeper Cab shown with AeroX and Elite exterior appearance package. Photo courtesy Freightliner.

Next-Generation Freightliner Cascadia Emphasizes Fuel Economy, Connectivity, Drivers

Every aspect of the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia unveiled Sept. 1 “has been re-imagined,” said Richard Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. It’s a "completely brand new truck"... not Cascadia 2.0.

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Okla. City Receives Grant for CNG Fueling Station

The City of Norman (Okla.) has received a $100,000 grant from the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments to expand the storage tanks at its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station to better meet demand during peak hours.

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Audi Updates A3 Sportback e-tron for 2017

Audi is refreshing its A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid for 2017 with expanded technology features such as its virtual dashboard, rear-view camera, Apple CarPlay, and forward automatic braking.

Volvo Group Outlines SuperTruck II Plans

Volvo Group has outlined how it plans to use $20 million in federal funding to further the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks as part of the SuperTruck II initiative.

Plug In America Launches Website

Plug In America, the nation’s leading organization in electric vehicle consumer advocacy, has announced the launch of its new website.

Northern California Fleet Groups to Host Clean Technology Event

The Northern California Clean Technology Forum brings together regional and national fleet managers and industry stakeholders to explore available technology and vehicle options today as well as looking at policies, incentives, and regulations helping to move the market.

Trucks are new but their engines are "pre-emission" -- a plus for buyers of gliders but a minus in the eyes of regulators. Photos: Tom Berg

Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits

Starting in January of 2021, under the new greenhouse gas regulations, glider kits will be allowed mostly for their original purpose, which was reclaiming late-model powertrains from wrecked trucks.

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Peterbilt Offers Cummins Near-Zero Emissions Natural Gas Engine

Peterbilt is offering the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural gas engine for its Model 567, 520, and 320 trucks.

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DOE Funds XL Hybrids' Electric-Powered Reach Vans

XL Hybrids, Inc. has received test funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support the clean energy business’s implementation of the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System on the Isuzu Reach.

GM Teases Fuel Cell Colorado Pickup

General Motors and a U.S. Army research unit will show a Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup that's powered by a hydrogen fuel cell system in October in Washington, D.C.

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Hyundai Working on Next-Gen Fuel Cell Vehicle

Hyundai is developing a successor to its Tucson Fuel Cell compact SUV that should cost less and significantly boost range.

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Gasoline Prices Rising Toward Labor Day

National gasoline prices continued an upward trajectory in the last week of August, even as prices appear poised for another pullback with crude futures falling on Monday on growing expectations oil producers may not stabilize output.

Orange EV Class 8 pure-electric heavy-duty terminal truck. (PHOTO: Orange EV)

Orange EV Approved for Calif. Incentives

Orange EV announced that California fleets can save at least $95,000 per truck on the purchase of brand new T-Series pure electric terminal trucks with the extended-duty battery pack.


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