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Mitsubishi Delivers 635 Outlanders to Ukranian Police

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has delivered 635 Outlander PHEV vehicles to the National Police of Ukraine that will be used as police vehicles with the intention of also helping to reduce CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions.

PERC’s Quick-Connect Nozzle Fleet Incentive Ends June 30

Private fleets and public refueling stations have until June 30 to apply for The Propane Education & Research Council’s Quick-Connect Nozzle Incentive Program, which provides $100 per tank-side connector and $1,000 per hose-end connector, PERC announced.

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Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Vehicle Technology Bill

U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have announced that they are reintroducing the Vehicle Innovation Act, which is aimed at encouraging investment, research, and development in clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies.

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Toyota Offers 2018-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota will offer fleet incentives for 21 of its 2018 model-year cars, trucks, and SUVs to commercial purchasers, including the Camry and Camry Hybrid that will enter its eighth-generation.

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Ind. City Unveils CNG Patrol Cars

Each vehicle is equipped with bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) systems, capable of carrying 8.5 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) of CNG as well as regular gasoline.

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Cummins Approves Renewable Diesel for Medium-Duty Engines

Cummins announced that its B4.5, B6.7 and L9 engine platforms are compatible with certain kinds of renewable diesel fuels.

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U.S. Bank Updates Voyager Fleet Card to Cover EV Charging

U.S. Bank is teaming up with ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, to offer Voyager Network Fleet Card acceptance at tens of thousands of ChargePoint charging ports throughout the United States.

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Republic Services Reduces Emissions with Renewable Natural Gas

Republic Services, Inc., announced that it will increase the usage of renewable natural gas (RNG) in its fleet by three times what it used in 2016 through an expanded agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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Gasoline Prices Inch Higher to $2.37

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded increased 1 cent to $2.37 for the week ending May 30, which is 2 cents more than a month ago and 5 cents more than a year ago.

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Canadian Company Invests in eNow

Canadian Solar Inc., a solar power company, announced that it has acquired a minority equity interest in eNow, a U.S. company specializing in solar-based energy management system for the commercial transportation industry.

Second Annual Natural Gas Road Rally Planned

NGVAmerica, the American Public Gas Association, and the American Gas Association announced their Second Annual From Sea-to-Shining-Sea NGV Road Rally Across America.

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Hyundai Explains Ioniq Roll-Out Strategy

Hyundai has started selling two of its three 2017 Ioniq models with a roll-out strategy that prioritizes zero-emissions states with the battery-electric model.

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Trump’s Budget Slashes Vehicle Technology Funding

President Trump’s 2018 proposed budget slashes the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology program funding, reducing it by nearly 74%. The cuts include terminating funding for the Clean Cities program.

Pictured left to right in the back at the Sustainability pre-con at NAFA are George Survant, sr. director fleet relations, NTEA, Alexander Barton, president, Barton Marketing Group, and Gary Lentsch, CAFM, fleet manager, Eugene Water & Electric Board. Photo courtesy of Kristen Driscoll.

NAFA Honors Fleets for Sustainability

Over 25 honorees of NAFA’s inaugural Sustainable Fleet Certificate program have been named.

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Pump Prices Rise Ahead of Memorial Day

National average gasoline prices increased to $2.36 per gallon heading toward the Memorial Day holiday with 36 states registering price increases, according to AAA.

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Next-Gen Smart Fortwo Electric Starts at $24,550

Mercedes-Benz has reduced the price of the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive by $1,200 to $24,550 for a battery EV that increases range and decreases charging time as it enters its fourth generation.

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Duke Energy to Test Truck Stop Electrification

Drivers will be able to plug in their vehicles and keep electricity and hot or cold air on during overnight stays, avoiding idling engines.

Companies such as Alpha Baking Company (pictured), Ozinga and Testa Produce are examples of companies in the Chicago area that are using clean-burning alternative fuels. Photo courtesy of CACC.

Chicago Clean Cities Fleets Reduce 230K Tons of GHG

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) and its member fleets helped to displace nearly 26.5 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum in 2016, and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 230,000 tons.

The new hybrid-electric drive system is designed to work with Mercedes Benz diesel-powered Sisu Polar truck models. Photo: Sisu Auto

Finnish Companies to Develop Hybrid Powertrain For Heavy Trucks

A new electric-hybrid parallel power system unveiled by Visedo and Sisu Auto is designed to work with Mercedes-Benz OM471 and OM473 diesel engines. The diesel engine is the primary power source, with the electric motor kicking in during peak energy demand periods.

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Nissan Teases Next-Gen Leaf

Nissan's next-generation battery-electric Leaf will provide "intelligent zero-emissions mobility," the company said ahead of the vehicle's introduction later this year.

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VW's 3.0L Settlement Approved by Judge

A federal judge has signed off on Volkswagen's settlement with regulators to resolve civil claims over diesel vehicles powered by its 3.0L V-6 TDI engine, the company has announced.

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PERC Launches Online Propane Resource for Municipalities

The Propane Education & Research Council has added a new page to its website solely focused on helping public organizations learn how propane maintenance equipment can improve their grounds maintenance operations.

New York City's 30 solar carports wil charge electric vehicles completely off the grid. Photo courtesy of NYC DCAS

NYC Adds Auto-Braking Vehicles, Solar EV Chargers

New York City is rolling out auto-braking vehicles, expanding solar electric vehicle charging carports, and working to promote safety in the city’s automotive high schools.

Sacramento Launches Electric Carsharing Program

Our Community CarShare Sacramento offers residents of three public housing complexes free access to electric Kia Souls. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) provided a $1.3 million grant to the program.

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NGVAmerica Changes Top Leadership

NGVAmerica has appointed a new chairman and interim executive director, as well as set up a search committee to find a new president, who resigned in April.

 

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