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The Tulsa station is expected to be open by the end of 2017. Photo courtesy of Sparq

Construction Begins on Okla. CNG Station

The Tulsa station — Sparq’s 10th compressed natural gas (CNG) station across its multi-state network — will begin construction immediately, with a target to open by the end of 2017.

Photo: JAC Motors

China's JAC Motors Launches Electric Truck Line

China’s JAC Motors recently launched a JAC Electric Trucks operation.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Demand Reaches Highest October Level in 15 Years

The demand for gasoline in late October was at the highest level since October of 2006, which pushed the nation's average price of a gallon of regular unleaded to $2.53 on Nov. 6, reports AAA.

Photo of Workhorse W-15 by Chris Brown.

Workhorse to Debut Electric Delivery Van at CES

Workhorse Group Inc. will showcase its latest electric delivery van at CES 2018, along with its previously unveiled plug-in hybrid pickup truck and a hybrid electric helicopter.

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Automakers Opening 400 EV Charge Stations in Europe by 2020

A joint venture between BMW AG, Daimler AG, Ford, and Volkswagen looks to develop high-power charging networks for electric vehicles across Europe.

Richard Lowden (center), CEO and founder of Green Motion, serves as a panelist in a session at CarTrawler's 2017 Winter Conference. Photo courtesy of Green Motion.

Green Motion’s Richard Lowden Presents at CarTrawler Conference

Richard Lowden, the founder and CEO of Green Motion, was part of a panel discussion at the 2017 CarTrawler Conference.

Three More Hyundai Cars Win Top IIHS Award

The Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Elantra GT and Santa Fe Sport all qualify for 2017 Top Safety Pick+ awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Photo: Port of Long Beach

Clean Air Action Plan Approved by SoCal Ports

The Clean Air Action Plan, which seeks to aggressively reduce emissions at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has been approved by the harbor commissions of both ports.

House Plan Would Eliminate EV Tax Credit

A $7,500 federal tax credit that has fueled sales of plug-in electric vehicles in recent years could be eliminated if House Republicans can include the proposal in the tax cut bill now under discussion, reports Reuters.

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Ryder Taking Delivery of 125 Chanje Electric Vans

Ryder System has started to take delivery of 125 medium-duty electric-powered panel vans as part of the company’s exclusive sales and service partnership with Chanje Energy, which was announced in August.

Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems.

Lightning Systems Offers $4,000 Rebate for Electric Transit Van

Lightning Systems is offering a rebate to fleets that order its battery-electric Ford Transit 350HD passenger wagon, van, cutaway and chassis cab models.

Multiforce Systems Introduces EV Charging Controllers

Multiforce Systems Corp. has launched FuelForce EV, a new line of fuel controllers designed to provide energy management and control for fleets or organizations charging electric vehicles, the company announced.

New glider kit fitted with pre-2002 engine. Photo: Tom Berg

EPA Aiming to Yank Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun the formal process to launch a rulemaking that would eliminate provisions affecting glider kits within the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards, which start to take effect in January.

Motiv's collection of all-electric vehicles, image courtesy of Motiv.

Motiv Reaches Mileage Milestone

As of October, Motiv-powered vehicles have driven more than 275,000 miles. In 2017 alone, they have covered more than 83,000 miles, saving nearly 300 barrels of oil from consumption.

Europcar New Zealand is now renting all-electric e-Golfs. Photo courtesy of Europcar.

Europcar New Zealand Now Renting Electric e-Golfs

Europcar New Zealand is now offering an all-electric vehicle fleet for rent in Auckland and Christchurch.

Downtown Sofia, Bulgaria. Photo via Boby Dimitrov/Wikimedia

Electric Carsharing Service Launches in Bulgaria

An electric carsharing service called Spark has started in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Rises to $2.47 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded increased 1 cent to $2.47 in the past week as prices have shown some volatility depending on the region, reports AAA.

Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.

AmeriPride Orders 20 Electric Walk-in Vans

AmeriPride Services has ordered 20 all-electric step vans from Spartan Motors, Inc. for use in its fleet of delivery vehicles for textile rental and supply services.

Photo courtesy of Alameda County

EV Charging Pilot Minimizes Calif. County’s Energy Use Spikes

Alameda County, Calif., is working on an electric vehicle (EV) charging pilot. Called the Smart Charging Pilot Program, it allows the building’s EV chargers to communicate and the DC fast charger to override other chargers when it’s in use.

Refuse fleets were the most dominant market for natural gas Class 8 trucks this year. Photo: Waste Management

Class 8 Natural Gas Sales Flat So far this Year

The sales of Class 8, natural gas-powered trucks were flat through August year-to-date in the U.S. and Canada, according to ACT Research.

TTMA contends that the fleets that can benefit from aerodyamic technology on trailers are already using it voluntarily. Photo: Utility Trailer

Court Decision Puts GHG Phase 2 Rules for Trailers on Hold

A three-judge panel Friday granted the Truck Trailer Manufacturer’s Association request to provisionally stay the trailer provisions of the greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards that were slated to go into effect in January.

Photo via City of Minneapolis Electric Vehicle Study

Study: Slow EV Transition Could Save Minneapolis Fleet Costs

A new electric vehicle (EV) adoption feasibility study of the City of Minneapolis’ fleet found that a slow transition to electric vehicles over the next 10 years could result in operational savings.

Photo courtesy of LightningSystems

Orders Open for Electrified Transit Van Conversion

Lightning Systems is now accepting pre-orders for its new zero-emissions LightningElectric system for Ford Transit, a battery conversion package.

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Launches Electric Truck Brand E-Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation launched E-Fuso, a product brand exclusively dedicated to electric trucks and buses, and unveiled its all-electric heavy-duty truck concept.

The Chanje V8070 provides 100 miles of electric range with 3,000 pounds of payload, and can reach a top speed of 80 mph.

Chanje Offers Charging for Its Electric Delivery Van

Chanje, an electric delivery van maker, and eMotorWerks, a charging solutions provider, will partner to deliver a smart charging platform to commercial fleet customers.

 

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