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Paccar, Crane Carrier Recall Trucks for Engine Repair

Cummins service centers will perform the necessary repairs on various truck models to address an engine cooling issue that poses a fire risk.

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Quantum Shipping 5,000 psi CNG Tanks

Quantum Fuel Systems has developed a 5,000 psi natural gas tank for the compressed natural gas (CNG) virtual pipeline market, and it has shipped the first 100 units of the tank to a foreign-based customer, the company announced.

The Fleet Technology Expo is in Long Beach, Calif. on Aug. 24-26. Conveniently located in the midst of Southern California, Long Beach is nearby multiple SoCal attractions. Photo courtesy Long Beach Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

Fleet Technology Expo Attendee Count Doubles

Compared to the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, fleet attendee count for the now renamed and expanded show has so far doubled in 2015.

Diesel Prices Down for Fourth Week in a Row

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped for the fourth straight week according to the weekly numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.81 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 2.3 cents to $2.812 for the week ending June 22, according to federal data.

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GM Invests $245M at Mich. Plant for Bolt EV

General Motors is investing $245 million in its Orion Assembly Plant to build the Chevrolet Bolt battery-electric vehicle, the automaker has announced.

(Left to right) EEI President Tom Kuhn and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz sign an MOU on electric vehicle adoption. Photo courtesy of EEI.

EEI Teams Up With DOE to Accelerate EV Adoption

During EEI’s Annual Convention in New Orleans, DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz and EEI President Tom Kuhn signed a memorandum of understanding June 8 to take a variety of joint actions to accelerate the adoption of EVs.

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California Hydrogen Fueling Locations Released

A coalition of automakers have proposed rolling out hydrogen fueling stations to 19 areas in California as the initial fueling network for fuel-cell vehicles.

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BMW Sets Price for 2016 X5 PHEV

BMW will offer its 2016 X5 plug-in hybrid for $63,095 when the vehicle arrives in dealer showrooms in the fall, the automaker has announced.

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Clean Diesel Truck Share Tops 37 Percent

More than 37 percent of all diesel medium and heavy duty commercial trucks registered in the U.S. are now equipped with newer technology clean diesel engines (MY-2007 or newer with near-zero particulate emissions), according to new data compiled by IHS Automotive for the Diesel Technology Forum.

Natural Gas Vehicle Industry Supports Proposed Emissions Rules

NGVAmerica has commended EPA and NHTSA for its proposed new round of emission and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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Feds Claim Phase 2 GHG Rules Will Cut Pollution and Save Money

The federal government’s top vehicle and clean-air regulators on June 19 formally announced their proposal for extending fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions rules, and predicted positive economic and health-benefit results.

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PERC Joins Emergency Vehicle Task Force

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has joined a national task force promoting the addition of alternative fuel vehicles to emergency response fleets, the organization announced.

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DOE Honors Fuel Cell Safety Training Efforts

A U.S. Department of Energy program salutes an education specialist at the California Fuel Cell Partnership for her work to ensure first responders receive proper training on fuel cell vehicle safety.

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8 of 10 Drivers Exceed Window-Sticker MPG

Eight out of 10 drivers attained better fuel economy than the posted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rating, according to a new AAA study of data collected from FuelEconomy.gov.

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GM Provides Update on Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Impala

General Motors plans to begin delivering its 2015 bi-fuel CNG Chevrolet Impala this summer following a yearlong delay to iron out a concern involving the sedan.

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Autocar Recalls Xpeditor, Xpert and XSpotter Trucks

The manufacturer is issuing two separate recalls covering a total of 5,286 trucks.

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Mack Recalls MRU, LEU and LR6 Trucks

The action, which affects 2,124 Mack trucks with Cummins Westport ISL gas engines, will address an engine cooling issue that increases the risk of fire.

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Feds Offer $100M in Biofuel Fueling Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $100 million in grants to all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to support and expand biofuel infrastructure, according to a press release from the USDA.

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces 2016 GLC Luxury SUV

Mercedes-Benz will bring its GLC luxury SUV to dealers in November as a 2016 model-year replacement to the GLK-Class with a greater range of features and significantly lighter-weight construction for improved fuel economy.

Price of Diesel Dips to $2.87 Per Gallon

The average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel was down again for the third straight week, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

GE Capital Fleet Identifies Challenges, Growth Areas

A survey from the fleet management company examines opinions by top executives about financial performance, operational issues, and the economic outlook of the fleet industry.

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Tesla's Model 3 Line Will Include Sedan, Crossover

Tesla Motors plans to introduce at least two affordable models in its Model 3 line in early 2017, including a sedan and compact utility, the company's chief technical officer has announced.

Agility Now Freightliner's Sole Natural Gas Fuel System Provider

Freightliner signs exclusive deal with Agility Fuel Systems for its natural gas fuel systems. Under a seven-year agreement between the two companies, Agility will provide custom-designed products, according to the custom chassis manufacturer.

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Nissan, BMW Expand EV Charging in South Africa

Nissan and BMW have entered an agreement to expand the use of battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in South Africa.

 
 

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