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BYD Adds EVs to Calif. Ride-Sharing Fleet

BYD Motors, Inc., will provide 50 of its e6 battery-electric vehicles to the San Diego fleet of California-based transportation provider Opoli Technologies.

Mitsubishi Likely Ending U.S. Car Production

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is expected to close its only North America plant, and focus its attention on growing markets in Asia, according to a Reuters report.

Partnership to Combine EV Charging and Energy Storage

Green Charge Networks, a commercial energy storage provider, announced its partnership with ChargePoint, a provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging networks.

Alt-Fuel Consortium Announces Fall 2015 Training Schedule

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) has released its fall alternative fuel vehicle training schedule. These classes are for automotive technicians, fleet managers, municipalities, and others who work with or are interested in alternative fuel vehicles.

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San Francisco Switching to Renewable Diesel

The City of San Francisco will phase out the use of petroleum diesel in its municipal fleet and replace it with renewable diesel by the end of this year, Mayor Ed Lee announced at a conference in Vatican City on climate change.

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Utilimarc Releases Prius Operating Cost Averages

Utilimarc's report about the Toyota Prius shows that operating and fuel costs for the hybrid car are much lower than gasoline compact cars, but the Prius is making up a smaller portion of the compact car class in fleets each year.

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TruStar Opens Public CNG Station in Orlando

TruStar Energy has opened its first company-branded public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Orlando, Fla., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Delaware Offers $2.7M In Alt-Fuel Incentives

Delaware has launched its Clean Transportation Incentive Program (CTIP) to provide financial incentives for alternative-fuel vehicles and infrastructure, according to state officials.

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Volkswagen Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Volkswagen is offering fleet incentives on 16 car and SUV nameplates for the 2016 model year.

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Emissions, Fuel Costs Slashed By Pa. Sheriff's PHEVs

Montgomery County, Pa., has added three Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid electric sedans to its sheriff’s fleet of vehicles, according to a county release.

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EPA Certifies Blossman's Propane Autogas Transit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Blossman Services' propane-autogas-powered Ford Transit van, the vehicle modifier announced.

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Tesla Adds 'Ludicrous Mode' to Model S

Tesla Motors is adding a new Model S sedan with "ludicrous mode" that allows the vehicle to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds, CEO Elon Musk has announced.

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Mercedes-Benz Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Mercedes-Benz is offering fleet incentives on 18 classes and models for the 2016 model year including its passenger cars, luxury SUVs, and a pair of Smart cars.

SoCalGas and CTA Advocate Benefits of Natural Gas

Southern California Gas Co. and the California Trucking Association are teaming up to advocate the benefits of natural gas and alternative fuels for heavy-duty trucking.

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EPA Certifies Crazy Diamond's CNG Cruze

The Cruze ECODrive system's CGE type-3 cylinder gives the vehicle a range of up to 320 highway miles and has been designed for easy installation and durability, according to the company.

Highway Bill Would Equalize Taxes of Alternative Fuels

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a highway and transportation bill that included a provision that would change how certain alternative fuels are taxed in relation to conventional fuels.

Glider Kit Amendment Stalls with House Bill

The amendment's underlying bill was pulled from further consideration when it became snarled in an unrelated controversy over the Confederate flag.

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Hydrogenics Building Fuel-Cell Truck with Calif. Grant

The California Energy Commission approved $2.6 million in grants to Hydrogenics USA Inc., for an advanced fuel-cell truck to transport shipping containers from ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach along a 150-mile loop to a rail network.

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Indianapolis Tells Drivers Not to Charge EVs at Home

The City of Indianapolis has told city drivers of its electrified vehicles to stop charging the vehicles at home, after several short circuits were reported, according to the Indianapolis Star.

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Toyota Recalls Prius V Cars for Stalling Risk

Dealers will update engine control unit software to address the potential for high thermal stress in certain transistors.

Trade Group Explores Fleet Natural Gas Conversions

A new report from a Pennsylvania energy trade group examines the opportunities and bottlenecks for natural gas and propane autogas as a transportation fuel in that state.

DOE Funds Algae Biofuel Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $18 million in funding to six projects in an effort to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5/CGE by 2019 and $3/CGE by 2030.

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Ohio City Transitioning to CNG Snow Plow Trucks

The City of Dublin, Ohio, recently received its first four compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Freightliner snow plow trucks, bringing its CNG fleet to 63 units.

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Ohio DOT Audit Suggests $1.7M in Savings

A state audit found that the Ohio Department of Transportation could save more than $1.7 million by eliminating blended biodiesel, adopting new methods for remarketing, and optimizing vehicle life cycles.

 
 

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