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NGV Maintenance Facility Opens in Illinois

Vehicle maintenance provider Clarke Power Services has relocated its Pontoon Beach, Ill., maintenance facility, which is equipped to handle natural gas vehicles (NGVs), the company announced.

New Zealand City Transitions to EVs

Auckland Council is moving to electric cars. The council has just replaced 10 of its gasoline cars with two fully electric Nissan LEAFs and eight Toyota Prius hybrids.

Fleet Technology Expo Hall Sold Out

For the Aug. 24-26 conference on fleet efficiency held in Long Beach, Calif., event organizers have announced that the exhibit hall has officially sold out.

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CNG System Pressure Relief Devices Recalled

Two separate recalls, issued by Emcara Gas Development and Agility Fuel Systems, address faulty pressure relief devices that may fail to adequately vent pressure buildup.

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Hyundai Fuel Cell Vehicle Clocks Record Trip in Germany

Real-world zero-emission motoring set a record recently when a Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell was driven 2,383 kilometers in 24 hours.

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Tesla Unveils 'Charging Snake' for Model S

Tesla Motors released a short video showing a "solid metal snake" prototype in action as it attaches to a Model S, according to the Tech Times.

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VW Launches Entry-Level e-Golf SE

Volkswagen will offer its entry-level e-Golf SE battery-electric vehicle for the 2016 model-year, with a starting price of $29,815 (including $820 destination charge), the automaker announced.

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Fleet Interest in Idle Management Tech Rising

A new study from the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has found increasing interest among fleets in idle management and electrification technologies.

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Tesla Model S Hacked, Security Patch Issued

A pair of researchers hacked a Tesla Model S battery-electric vehicle to test its security capabilities, although Tesla has distributed a security patch to all Model S owners, Wired reported.

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VW Reduces SUV Prices, Kills Hybrid Touareg

Volkswagen has lowered the price for its Tiguan compact SUV and Touareg mid-size SUV for the 2016 model year by $1,400 and $2,000 respectively, the automaker has announced.

Sacramento is switching its LNG fleet to CNG vehicles and will have 45 CNG units by the end of the year. Photo courtesy of Sacramento Clean Cities

Sacramento County Opens New CNG Station

Sacramento County, Calif., opened its new $1.9 million compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on Aug. 5, helping the county fleet transition to CNG from liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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Audi's A3 e-Tron PHEV Starts at $38,825

Audi's A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) will have a starting price of $38,825 when it arrives at U.S. dealerships in October, the automaker announced.

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Wash. City Rolling Out CNG Garbage Trucks

The City of Spokane, Wash., has unveiled its first four compressed natural gas (CNG) powered garbage trucks, and plans to have 20 CNG trucks by the end of the year.

Video: Toyota Prius C Named Top Safety Pick

The hybrid car’s improved performance in the IIHS small overlap front crash test reflects mid-year structural enhancements.

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EVs Facing Heavier Depreciation Than Gasoline Counterparts

Mainstream electric vehicles (EV) are depreciating much faster than their gas sister models, according to new data from Black Book.

Gary Fanger, COO and team leader of Cenergy Solutions’ ANG project, installs carbon-filled tanks atop a Chevrolet Suburban used in testing. For common use, the tanks would have protective caging or be installed inside. Photo courtesy Cenergy

Carbon Adsorption to Reduce CNG Costs

Two companies report they're on the brink of commercializing low-pressure dispensing and storage of compressed natural gas through carbon adsorption, which they say will keep the fuel cheaper and make filling stations a reality even for small fleets.

Phase 2 GHG Public Hearing Scheduled

EPA and NHTSA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 6 in Chicago for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

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Volkswagen Adds New 1.4T Engine to 2016 Jetta

Volkswagen is adding its new turbo-charged, direct-injected turbo four into the 2016 Jetta to improve fuel economy with a smaller package, the automaker has announced.

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2016 Volt's Electric Range Reaches 53 Miles

Chevrolet's 2016 Volt will electrify roads on 53 miles of EV range alone due to the vehicle's all-new second generation Voltec extended-range electric propulsion system.

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EPA Certifies Propane Autogas Ford P.I. Utility

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Icom North America's bi-fuel and dedicated liquid-injection propane autogas systems for Ford police vehicles with the 3.7-liter V-6 engine, the vehicle modifier announced.

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New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Flat in July

The average fuel economy for light-duty vehicles sold in July remained at 25.4 mpg, which was unchanged from June levels, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

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EV Trial in Europe Gives Glimpse of the Future

After more than 1 million kilometers in two years – from May 2013 to June 2015 – the real-world trial of electric cars known as eMERGE has been completed.

The 2016 GMC Canyon will feature an available 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine. (PHOTO: GM)

Low Diesel Prices Enhance Clean Diesel Pickup Market

With diesel fuel prices dipping to the lowest levels since 2009, the U.S. vehicle market is prime for potential market increases as several new 2016 clean diesel cars and pickup trucks prepare to hit showrooms in the coming months.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.68 Per Gallon

The price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline has reached its middle-of-May price, after falling 5.6 cents to $2.689 per gallon for the week ending Aug. 3.

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Toyota Receives 600+ Mirai Requests

Toyota has received over 600 order requests for its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan since requesting availability began July 20, according to a company spokesperson.

 

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