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Onboard Dynamics Receives $3M to Advance CNG Fueling

Onboard Dynamics, Inc., an Ore.-based developer of CNG refueling solutions, has received $3 million in public and private funding to improve engines that would allow cars to run on CNG and bring them to the market.

Photo of Model S courtesy of Tesla.

Tesla Nears 300-Mile EV Range

A Tesla Model S sedan can travel nearly 300 miles on a single charge, which is almost triple that of the nearest competitor, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Photo of Ford F-150 courtesy of Alliance AutoGas

Blue Star Gas Sponsors LPG F-150's Cross-Country Trip

Blue Star Gas has signed on as one of 20 sponsors ot Alliance AutoGas' Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride where a Ford F-150 running on propane will make a cross-country trip to highlight the benefits of propane autogas.

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Gasoline Heads Higher to $2.16 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 2.5 cents to $2.162 for the week ending April 25, as the fuel has seen incremental hikes heading into the summer driving season, according to federal data.

Va. City Converting Fleet to Propane Autogas

The City of Danville (Va.) has begun converting a portion of its fleet to run on propane autogas to cut fuel costs by up to 40%.

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49-Station EV Charging Center Opens in Calif.

The Santa Clara Electric Vehicle Charging Center features 48 Level 2 chargers and one DC Fast Charger.

Georgia County Opens Second CNG Station

The DeKalb County (Ga.) Sanitation Division has opened its second county-owned public compressed natural gas (CNG) station.

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Volvo Planning Aggressive Electrification Rollout

Volvo hopes to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025 and will roll out at least two hybrid versions of each model to achieve it, the automaker announced.

Honda's John Mendel, executive vice president, announces the 2017 Accord Hybrid and Clarity series of electrified vehicles. Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda Adds Clarity PHEV, EV

Honda sell plug-in hybrid and battery-electric sedans under its Clarity nameplate in 2017 as siblings to its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle with the same name.

Photo of 2017 Accord Hybrid courtesy of Honda.

Honda's 2017 Accord Hybrid Reaches 49 MPG City

Honda revealed the 2017 Accord Hybrid, featuring a powertrain with the highest EPA fuel economy ratings of any midsize hybrid sedan, and announced that it will be launched this spring.

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Agrees to Diesel Settlement

Volkswagen has agreed to give buyers of nearly 600,000 vehicles with emissions cheating software the option of selling the cars back or getting them fixed, a judge announced April 21.

Arizona Utility Replacing Aging Vehicles with Electrics

Arizona Public Service (APS) has implemented a new standard of replacing its fleet vehicles with electric alternatives, where economically feasible.

Chart courtesy of EPA.

Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Extension Introduced

U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) has introduced a bill to extend the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) through 2021 to continue to provide EPA grants to reduce diesel emissions.

Senate Approves Energy Bill Promoting Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

The U.S. Senate has approved an energy bill that reauthorizes a federal program that works with truck manufacturers and suppliers to improve fuel efficiency.

Photo courtesy of H2 Logic.

New Hydrogen Station Design Triples Fueling Capacity

H2 Logic launched the H2Station CAR-200 fueling station, a hydrogen station that triples the fueling capacity of the company’s previous CAR-100 station, and reduces its footprint to one-third.

Photo courtesy of Contra Costa County

Calif. County Contracts with Zipcar for Motor Pool

Contra Costa County Calif., Fleet Services, has entered into an agreement to use Local Motion by Zipcar for its motor pool fleet. Zipcar announced the new car sharing product last week.

Consumers Have Positive View of Hybrids, EVs

Consumer attitudes toward plug-in hybrids and pure electric vehicles have have reached a point where more than half of respondents to a new survey said they believed PHEVs are as good or better than gasoline vehicles.

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Gasoline Rises to $2.13 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 6.8 cents to $2.137 for the week ending April 18, federal records show.

Image courtesy of XL Hybrids, Inc.

XL Hybrids' XL Link Measures Fleet Vehicle Performance

XL Hybrids, Inc. has introduced XL Link, a cloud-based data analytics system that measures key performance indicators, including MPG performance, and reports carbon dioxide emissions reductions in fleet gasoline-electric hybrids.

Ore. Offers $6M for Alt-Fuel Vehicles

The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) will provide up to $6 million in state tax credits for fleets that replace at least two existing fleet vehicles with new or converted vehicles powered by alternative fuels.

Photo of the Murrieta CNG station courtesy of SoCalGas

SoCalGas Opens CNG Station for California Fleets

SoCalGas has opened its 15th public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) station in western Riverside County, Calif., the utility has announced.

Photo courtesy of Republic Services, Inc.

Republic Services Adds 66 CNG Trucks

Republic Services, the second largest domestic non-hazardous solid waste company in the U.S., is adding CNG trucks to two of its fleets in commemoration of Earth Day.

California Gives $9M for Highway EV Fast Chargers

The California Energy Commission approved of nearly $9 million in grants toward the installation of DC fast chargers along major state routes. The fast chargers will allow electric vehicle drivers to travel from San Diego to Oregon without worrying about running out of energy.

Photo via Solmove.

German Startup Developing Solar Roadways

German startup Solmove has been experimenting with a solar-paneled flexible glass carpet that could be installed in pathways or parking lots and will showcase the solar roads it has been developing this May in Berlin.

Photo: Freedom CNG

Freedom CNG Opens Fueling Station in Permian Basin

Freedom CNG has opened a compressed natural gas fueling station located between Midland and Odessa, Texas, serving the Permian Basin.

 

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