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Hawaii Ends Ethanol Blending in Gasoline

Hawaiian lawmakers have passed a law that ends the mandate requiring the blending of ethanol with gasoline in the state.

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Cummins Westport Tests Near Zero NOx Natural Gas Engine

Cummins Westport has announced field-testing of a spark-ignited natural gas engine capable of producing near zero NOx emissions for use in refuse and transit applications.

Montgomery County’s Hybrid Cargo Vans Lower Fuel Costs

Montgomery County, Md., is already seeing more than 25% MPG increase on 10 vans with hybrid electric powertrains.

The State of Colorado has some CNG vehicles in its fleet, which are fueled at private stations.

Colo. Studies Alt-Fuel Expansion for State Fleet

A fleet greening study conducted for the State of Colorado has recommended the state look at fuels outside of just compressed natural gas (CNG) in order to maximize the environmental efficiency of its fleet.

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Westport to Offer WiNG-Equipped 2016 F-150

Westport Innovations will offer a compressed natural gas (CNG) 2016 F-150 this summer that's been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board, the company has announced.

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UPS Rolls Out RNG Fuel Delivery Trucks

United Parcel Service (UPS) will begin using renewable natural gas (RNG) in its fleet of delivery vehicles and tractors after signing a purchasing agreement with Clean Energy Fuels.

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Cummins Westport Introduces 6.7L Natural Gas Engine

Cummins Westport will begin producing the ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter dedicated natural gas engine for medium-duty trucks, shuttle buses, and vocational vehicles by the middle of 2016.

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Landi Renzo to Offer CNG F-250/F-350 Trucks

Landi Renzo will offer compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of Ford's F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks that have been certified by the California Air Resources Board, the vehicle modifier has announced.

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McNeilus Unveils CNG Inspection Program

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has introduced a compressed natural gas (CNG) inspection services program for CNG-powered vehicle fleets, the refuse truck body manufacturer announced.

California Ramps Up Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to establish a more aggressive greenhouse gas target for the state of a 40-percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2030.

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Rush Introduces Class 6-8 CNG Fuel System

Rush Enterprises' Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced what it says is the industry’s first complete compressed natural gas fuel system solution for Class 6-8 trucks.

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Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.66 Per Gallon

Gasoline prices have been on the upswing for the past three weeks with the price of a gallon on unleaded climbing 9.4 cents to $2.664 for the week ending May 4.

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XL Hybrids Offers Ford Transit Van Conversion

XL Hybrids has begun offering the 2015 and 2016 Ford Transit van and wagon equipped with its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.

Cost of Diesel Rises for Third Straight Week

The national average price of on-highway diesel keeps pushing higher, increasing 4.3 cents from last week to $2.854 per gallon.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt Starts at $26,495

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt will start at $26,495 after the $7,500 federal tax credit, and the vehicle could be even more affordable in California with state incentives.

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Ford Adds Gaseous Prep Package to 2016 F-150

Ford is re-introducing a gaseous prep package for its 2016 F-150 to enable bi-fuel or dedicated CNG and propane autogas use. The package was last offered with the 2014-MY F-150.

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Toyota Ceasing Prius PHEV Production in June

The current generation of the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will cease production in June, a Toyota marketing representative announced on an online form.

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Calif. Transit Agency Adds Electric Buses

The Long Beach Transit (LBT) board of directors awarded an $11.07 million contract to Los Angeles-based company BYD Motors, Inc., for the purchase of 10 battery-electric buses and supporting charging systems, the Long Beach, Calif.-based transit agency announced.

EPA Approves Omnitek's Natural Gas Cat C15 Replacement Engine

Omnitek Engineering Corp. has earned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval to produce dedicated natural gas engines for the Caterpillar C15 diesels as a replacement option for heavy equipment and Class 8 trucks in model years 1993 to 2006.

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Cognac Fleet Takes Delivery of 45 EVs

Cognac maker Jas Hennessy & Co, which is headquartered in Cognac, France, has taken delivery from Renault of 45 electric vehicles (23 ZOEs and 22 Kangoo Z.E.s).

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California Cities Lead Worst Air Pollution List

California cities rank at the top of the list of the areas with the worst air pollution, according to the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report for 2015.

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Ohio Bill Would Set Up Alt-Fuel Incentives

Ohio State Representatives Sean O’Brien and Dave Hall have reintroduced bipartisan legislation to incentivize alternative fuel use in the state, the lawmakers announced.

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Vincentric Analyzes 2015 F-150 TCO

The jury is still out on total cost of ownership (TCO) for the 2015 F-150; however, fleet owners should not expect a high cost-to-own increase from the 2014 to 2015 F-150 models, according to Vincentric.

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Kum & Go to Offer E-15 Fueling in 7 States

Kum & Go has opened an E-15 fueling station in Windsor Heights, Iowa, and plans to make the ethanol fuel blend available at more than 65 stores in Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Dakota over the next two years, the convenience store chain announced.

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Universal LNG Rolls Out Long-Range Natural Gas Trucks

Houston-based Universal LNG Solutions Inc. unveiled four long-range Freightliner Cascadia heavy-duty trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) that will be used by at least two national logistics fleets, the company announced.

 
 

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