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New York Offers $2.2M in Grants for ZEV Vehicles, Infrastructure

The State of New York is offering $2.2 million in rebates for municipalities to purchase or lease electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for fleet use, or for installation of public recharging or refueling infrastructure.

Photo of GLC F-Cell hybrid courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Hydrogen-Powered Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell Hybrid to Arrive in 2019

Mercedes-Benz will begin selling its hydrogen-powered GLC F-Cell hybrid in the U.S. in late 2019 amid a push by automakers to introduce more zero-emissions vehicles ahead of more stringent emissions regulations, the automaker announced.

Joshua Brown's Tesla sedan, after the crash with a truck that took his life. Photo: NTSB/Florida Highway Patrol

NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due to over-reliance on vehicle automation” are the probable cause of the May 7, 2016, collision of a tractor-trailer and a Tesla S sedan operating in autonomous mode.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Prices Level off at $2.67 Per Galllon

The national average gasoline price increased 3 cents to $2.67 from a week ago as drivers in states bearing the brunt of Hurricane Irma paid significantly higher prices to fuel their vehicles, according to AAA.

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NGVAmerica Names New President

Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) today announced that Daniel Gage has been named its new president.

Kenworth T680 with 76-inch sleeper. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Joins SuperTruck II Project

Kenworth has announced that it will participate in the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck II program, collaborating closely with the Paccar Technical Center and DAF Trucks, a subsidiary of Paccar, to develop fuel efficient technologies.

Photo of 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid courtesy of Honda.

Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Can Drive 47 Electric Miles

Honda's 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid sedan can achieve 47 electrified miles before running in gasoline mode and provides an overall range of 340 miles, the Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

Graphic courtesy of NHTSA.

Toyota Highlanders Recalled for Roof Accessories

The recall covers 1,121 2017 model-year Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid mid-size SUVs.

Photo of Harald Krüger, BMW AG chairman, and Klaus Fröhlich, board member, at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

BMW to Offer 12 EVs by 2025

BMW plans to offer 25 vehicles with some kind of electrification by 2025, including 12 battery-electric models, the company's chairman said ahead of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.

Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

Jaguar Land Rover to Electrify Entire Lineup by 2020

Jaguar Land Rover will offer electrified versions across its lineup by 2020, including battery-electric, plug-in hybrid, and mild hybrid models, the company announced.

Photo of fuel cell testing courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.

Mercedes-Benz Readying Next-Gen Fuel Cell Tech

Mercedes-Benz will show a pre-production model of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered version of its GLC compact luxury SUV later this month at the IAA Frankfort Motor Show.

Run on Less Kicks Off as Participants Aim for 9 mpg

Run on Less, billed as a first-of-its-kind national fuel efficiency roadshow, has kicked off this week from multiple locations around the country.

A sketch released by Bollinger Motors of the all-electric B1 sport/utility truck with four doors. (Image courtesy of Bollinger Motors)

Bollinger Releases B1 Four-Door Image

Bollinger Motors revealed the first image of the four-door version of its B1 all-electric sport/utility truck. The sketch also shows off a new orange exterior color which will also be available at launch.

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) has introduced an amendment that would defund the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act. Photo: Office of Rep. Gary Palmer

Transportation Group Opposes De-Funding Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

A large group representing manufacturers, transportation associations, and clean air and health advocates sent a letter to the House of Representatives opposing a proposed amendment to the House Interior-EPA appropriations bill that would remove all funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

The Hickory fueling station is open to commercial fleet vehicles and the general public. Photo: Piedmont Natural Gas

Piedmont Natural Gas Opens CNG Station in N.C.

The station is located in Hickory, North Carolina, and is the company's 11th public refueling station.

Photo of 2017 Bolt EV courtesy of Chevrolet.

Chevrolet Expands Bolt EV Nationwide

The Bolt EV was initially rolled out in select states in December. Since then, 12,249 Bolt EVs have been sold with 11,670 vehicles sold this year through Aug. 30.

Photo of the 2018 Leaf courtesy of Nissan.

2018 Nissan Leaf Adds Range, Cuts Price

Nissan's Leaf 2.0 arrives for 2018 with a 40% increase in range to 150 miles paired with a price cut of $690 to $29,990, as it now faces increasing competition from Tesla and Chevrolet to deliver more affordable, higher-range battery-electric vehicles.

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New Vehicle MPG Falls to 25.3 in August

The average fuel economy of new vehicles has decreased by 0.1 mpg in August, to 25.3 mpg, from July, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, Ph.D., researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Gasoline Prices Remain Elevated by Harvey

The national average gasoline price spiked 27 cents to $2.65 for the week, as a result of Hurricane Harvey's deluge in the Gulf Coast, according to AAA.

In June, New York City ordered thirty-two EV ARC units, valued at $2.14M — Envision's largest order. Photo courtesy of Envision Solar.

Oakland Latest City to Employ Mobile EV Charging Stations

The City of Oakland, Calif., is joining municipalities across the country in acquiring emissions-free electric vehicle (EV) charging and emergency power with help from San Diego-based Envision Solar.

Photo courtesy of City of Long Beach

Calif. City Switches to Renewable Natural Gas

The City of Long Beach, Calif., recently began dispensing renewable natural gas (RNG) at its new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The station is used for the city’s growing fleet of refuse trucks and street sweepers.

Renault-Nissan, Dongfeng Form EV Venture

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd. have formed a joint venture to co-develop and sell electric vehicles in China, according to a company announcement.

Drivers like the yard truck's quiet operation. Photo: Orange EV

Electric Yard Truck Deployed to McDonald's Distribution Network

Orange EV and The Anderson DuBose Company have deployed the first all-electric Class 8 yard truck in the McDonald’s distribution network.

Cummins has developed an electric technology demonstration vehicle. Photos: Jim Park

Cummins Taking Long View on Alternative Power

Cummins sees itself as a technology company that has been very successful in commercializing diesel power. Through decades of change and disruption, the company has adapted and moved ahead. The next wave of change is no different, and Cummins believes the outcome will be no different.

California legislators may soon target older diesel trucks in a new round of tough state emissions regulations. Photo: Jim Park

California Gears up for Stricter Diesel Truck Emissions Regulations

Diesel-powered trucks appear to be in the crosshairs once again as California legislators, citing overwhelming public support, call for even tougher emissions regulations.

 

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