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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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Gasoline Rises to $2.83 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 5.5 cents to $2.835 for the week ending June 15, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Honda Kills CNG Civic, Other Green Models

Honda has ceased production of its Civic Natural Gas sedan and will also discontinue sales of the Civic Hybrid and Accord Plug-In Hybrid due to the automaker's ability to "advance fuel economy through conventional engine technology," according to a statement.

California Grants $2.5M for Alt-Fuel Projects

The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $2.5 million in grants for six alternative-fuel projects through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP).

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Mercedes-Benz to Offer Diesel C-Class in 2016

Mercedes-Benz will produce a diesel variant of its C-Class entry luxury sedan and roll out its new SUV models with the 2016 model year, the automaker has announced.

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BMW to Make Fuel Cell Vehicle Available by 2020

BMW is developing its first production hydrogen fuel cell powered electric car for the market by 2020.

DOE Offers $2M Toward Green Vehicle Purchasing

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will offer up to $2 million to support aggregated purchasing models for plug-in electric and other alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, subsystems, components, alternative fuels, and refueling/charging infrastructure.

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VIA Motors Shipping Hybrid Silverado to Fleets

VIA Motors’ gasoline-electric hybrid Chevrolet Silverado is now being shipped to fleet customers after receiving emissions certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a company spokesperson said.

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Hawaiian Hydrogen Station Fueling Marine Corps SUVs

The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute has commissioned a fast-fill, high-pressure hydrogen fueling station at the Marine Corps base in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

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2016 BMW 7 Series Gets Lighter, Adds PHEV

BMW's 7 Series luxury sedan arrives for 2016 as a lighter-weight flagship model with higher-tech features that offers a choice of two gasoline engines and a plug-in hybrid model.

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Pittsburgh Airport Adds Trio of Alternative Fuels

Sunoco has reopened its APlus fueling station at Pittsburgh International Airport. The public-access station now features compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling, propane autogas fueling, and electric vehicle charging stations.

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Fiat 500e Cars Recalled for Cruise Control Software

A glitch in the software may cause a misreading of motor-generated torque levels, causing the car to mistakenly shift into neutral.

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Vehicle Fuel Economy Rises 0.3 MPG in May

The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute conducted a study of vehicle fuel economy and emissions, from October 2007 to May 2015.

Oklahoma Gov. Signs NGV Conversion Bill

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has approved legislation that will allow interest-free loans to county governments in the state to buy natural gas vehicles or convert fleet vehicles to natural gas.

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Elio Motors Begins Building Prototype Vehicle

Elio Motors has started work on a prototype of its enclosed, three-wheeled vehicle, the company announced. The P5 will include Elio Motors' recently unveiled 0.9 liter, 3-cylinder engine prototype and a manual transmission.

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Texas CNG, LNG Sales Increase 78 Percent

Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Texas have increased 78 percent over financial-year 2014 as measured by increases in tax revenue from the alternative fuels, according to the state Comptroller’s office.

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Propane Autogas 2016 F-150 Shown at GFX

A 2016 Ford F-150 powered by propane autogas will be on display at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference in Denver this week, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has announced.

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Gasoline Price Flat at $2.78 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline remained unchanged at $2.78 per gallon for the week ending June 8, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Diesel Prices Decrease Slightly for Second Week

The average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped again this week, moving lower for the second time in more than a month.

The truck features software that helps prevent unsafe driving practices such as speeding. (Photos: Jason King, PG&E)

'Connected' Bucket Truck Details Released

Developed in partnership with Altec and Telogis, PG&E is combing an ePTO system with telematics and even digital license plate technology for this Class 5 bucket truck.

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Chicago Fleets Saved 25M Fuel Gallons Last Year

The commercial and government fleet members of the Chicago Area Clean Cities saved more than 25 million gallons of petroleum in 2014, which reduced fuel consumption and improved air quality, according to the group.

Photo of 2016 Transit Connect Wagon's blind spot monitoring system courtesy of Ford.

Ford Upgrades Transit Connect Van for 2016

Ford has added a flexible-fuel option and a perimeter alarm with its 2016 Transit Connect cargo van and several new options on the passenger variant, Ford has announced.

SMUD Unveils EV Fast-Charge Station in Citrus Heights

The fast-charge station is just the second in the region to accommodate most types of EVs manufactured by foreign and domestic automakers, and it’s one of the first installed in the U.S. by a utility.

 
 

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