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Carrier Transicold to Buy Westport’s APU Business for $70M

Carrier Transicold has signed an agreement to acquire certain IMPCO road and rail transport product lines, including the ComfortPro auxiliary power unit business, from Westport Fuel Systems.

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VW Has Fixed, Repurchased Half of 2.0L Diesels

Volkswagen has bought back or repaired more than half of the 475,000 vehicles with 2.0-liter diesel engines that failed to meet emissions standards as part of a federal settlement about six months after it began the program.

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Calif. PD Adds More Electric Police Motorcycles

City of Clovis (Calif.) Police has added two additional Zero Electric motorcycles to join its existing fleet of the five electric motorcycles.

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Genesis Shows GV80 Luxury SUV Concept

Genesis has provided an early look at its first luxury SUV with the GV80 concept that was shown at the New York International Auto Show, as the nascent luxury brand seeks to expand beyond a slate of sedans.

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

Honda Introduces PHEV, EV Under Clarity Nameplate

Honda will ship the 2017 Clarity Electric and 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid later this year to dealers as part of an ambitious roll-out of green vehicles in the company's bid to sell two-thirds of its vehicles with electrified powertrains by 2030, the company announced at the New York International Auto Show.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted today that his company would unveil a new, electric, autonomous truck this September. Photo: Jack Roberts

Tesla Gets Set to Run with the Big Rigs with Electric Truck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tease-tweets an all-new, electric, autonomous semi truck set to be unveiled this September.

The chassis by itself weighs just 295 pounds while not sacrificing structural or torsional rigidity. The base ride height provides for 15.5 inches of ground clearance but will be adjustable using a self-leveling, four-wheel independent, hydro-pneumatic suspension within the 10 inches of wheel travel. (Photo courtesy of Bollinger Motors)

Bollinger Shows All-Electric Sport Utility Truck Chassis

Bollinger Motors revealed the first images of the actual chassis structure which will underpin its upcoming all-electric on and off-road sport/utility truck.

ChargePoint & Apollo Sunguard Awarded GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement

Apollo Sunguard was one of two vendors awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by GSA Fleet for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) without installation for ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations and the sole awardee for Ancillary EVSE Data Services.

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Salt Lake City Looks to Expand EV Use

Through a new initiative, Salt Lake City hopes to reach 100% renewable energy by 2032. Numerous departments have developed tailpipe emissions reduction plans for their fleet vehicles.

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Workhorse Releases PHEV Pickup Specs

The Workhorse Group's W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup should provide 80 miles of all-electric range and an equivalent of 75 miles per gallon when operating on electric power, the company has announced.

Korea Speeds Up Plan to Build Alt-Fuel Refueling Infrastructure

The South Korean Ministry of Land Transportation announced plans to build 200 multipurpose stations to charge vehicles powered by fuel cells, batteries, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) by 2025.

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

Investors Make Tesla Most Valuable Automaker

Tesla Inc. has surpassed General Motors in market capitalization to become the most valuable publicly traded automaker as investor enthusiasm continues to ramp up for the company.

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Gasoline Jumps 6 Cents to $2.39 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 6 cents to $2.39 for the week ending April 10 following the switch over to more expensive summer-blend gasoline and increased driving demand, according to AAA.

BYD joined the California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and SF Goodwill on the launch of a new project that will bring 11 clean, zero-emission battery electric trucks. Photo courtesy of SF Goodwill

BYD Trucks Partners with Goodwill

BYD has joined the California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and SF Goodwill on the launch of a new project that will bring 11 clean, zero-emission battery electric trucks to operate throughout the Bay Area communities.

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Ford Offers Pursuit-Rated Hybrid Patrol Sedan

Law enforcement agencies in New York and Los Angeles plan to begin using a new pursuit-rated gasoline-electric hybrid sedan that the automaker unveiled this week at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. Agencies can order the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan this spring, and Ford will begin delivering it next summer.

LNG Suppliers Help Gas Utility Improve Operations

Gas suppliers Linde LLC and Prometheus Energy recently helped a Pennsylvania utility improve its operations through equipment upgrades.

Watts Neighborhood Council President Mac Shorty, Board of Water and Power Commissioners Vice President William Funderburk and LADWP Director of Power Engineering Marvin Moon charge up an electric vehicle at the new pole mounted EV charger in Watts. Photo courtesy of LADWP

L.A. Tests EV Charging Stations Connected to Light Poles

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is testing new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that draw power from existing utility infrastructure.

California Groups to Host Alternative Fuel Expo & Conference

The second annual AltCar Expo and Conference Sacramento takes place Wednesday, April 19, at the Sacramento State Capitol.

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National Park Runs Biodiesel Year-Round

Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota runs biodiesel blends of up to B-20 year-round, despite temperatures that fall to an average low of minus 7 degrees. A proper winter additive prevents problems.

Photo of the Mondeo Energi courtesy of Ford.

Ford Expanding Vehicle Electrification in China

Ford will launch two new electrified vehicles in China as part of the automaker's plan to roll out a broad range of electric vehicles in the country by 2025.

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Grants Help Los Angeles County Pay for CNG Vehicles

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works recently purchased nine heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks as part of its ongoing effort to reduce pollution and improve air quality.

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New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Reaches 25.2 MPG

The average fuel economy rating of new vehicles sold in March reached 25.2 mpg, which was a 0.1 mpg increase from February, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Knapheide will begin XLP PHEV upfits on Ford F-150’s in its Kansas City, Mo., facility starting in fourth quarter 2017. (Photo courtesy of XL Hybrid)

XL Hybrids Names Knapheide Ship-Thru Installer of PHEV Pickups

XL Hybrids, Inc. announced that The Knapheide Manufacturing Company will become a ship-thru installer of XL Hybrids’ XLP plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) upfits on Ford F-150 pickup trucks.

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Calif. City Reduces Fuel Use With Vehicle Calibration

In a successful pilot of anti-idling software across a variety of its vehicles, the City of Ontario, Calif., saw a fuel use reduction of 16%, prompting its fleet manager to call for expanded use.

Photo of Model S courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla Delivers 25K Vehicles in Q1

Tesla Inc. increased its vehicle deliveries 69% to just over 25,000 vehicles in the first quarter, a move that sent investors to drive Tesla shares sharply higher this week.

 

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