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BMW to Produce Plug-In 5 Series Sedan

BMW will produce a plug-in hybrid 5 Series model for the 2018 model year that slots as the fourth plug-in hybrid model along with the 330e, 740e xDrive, and X5 xDrive40e, BMW has announced.

FCA has delivered 100 uniquely built Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Minivans to Waymo for its self-driving test fleet. Photo courtesy of FCA.

Chrysler Minivans Join Google's Self-Driving Fleet

Google’s autonomous driving operation, now known as Waymo, collaborates with FCA to produce 100 hybrid minivans engineered for autonomous driving.

Duke Energy to Install 200 EV Charging Stations

N.C.-based Duke Energy announced that 200 public electric vehicle charging stations will be installed as part of a $1 million EV Charging Infrastructure Project.

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Calif. Utility Electrifies its Fleet

San Diego Gas & Electric (Calif.) is expanding its use of alternative fuels with more electrified vehicles for its fleet and more EV charging stations for its customers.

2017 Green Truck Summit Covers Clean Energy

What does “clean energy” mean for work trucks in 2017 and beyond? The answers can be found at the Green Truck Summit 2017, an alternative fuel and advanced technology conference held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show.

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XL Hybrids to Offer Plug-In Hybrid Half-Ton Pickup

XL Hybrids will offer a plug-in hybrid electric half-ton pickup truck that's expected to increase range by 50% and offer a significant reduction of carbon-dioxide emissions, the vehicle modifier announced.

(l. to r.) Edmonds, Mattos, and Henry. Photo courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Begins Delivering Bolt EV

Chevrolet delivered the first three 2017 Bolt EVs to retail customers in the San Francisco Bay area today, the automaker announced.

Photo of 2.5L engine courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota's New Powertrains Reduce Fuel Consumption

Toyota has developed a more efficient four-cylinder engine, two transmissions, and a next-generation hybrid powertrain, the automaker has announced.

Schematic courtesy of FCA US.

Wards Names 10 Best Engines of 2017

Wards Auto picked seven turbocharged engines and three hybrid-electric motors as its top powerplants for the 2017 model year.

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Gasoline Prices Continue to Rise

The national average price of gasoline has increased for 14 days in a row to $2.21 on Dec. 12 after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed to cut oil production.

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New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Flat in November

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in November remained flat compared to the revised October value of 24.9 mpg.

PHOTO: Bimbo Bakeries

Bimbo Bakeries Adds Propane Autogas Vehicles

Bimbo Bakeries USA added a new fleet of delivery vehicles powered by propane autogas at its Elkridge, Md., facility with the help of a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA).

Westport Gains EPA Certification to Modify 2017 Ford Trucks

Westport has gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to equip 2017-model-year Ford vehicles with its WiNG Power System that enables the vehicles to run compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid propane gas (LPG), also known as propane autogas.

Photo of an Alpha Baking Company fleet vehicle courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition.

Clean Cities Honors Alt-Fuel Fleets

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition has honored five companies at its Green Fleet Award ceremony for leading in the adoption of alternative fuels and clean-vehicle technologies for their fleets.

(clockwise l. to r.) Tesla Model 3, 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, 2016 Toyota Prius, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles

Top 10 Articles of 2016 on GreenFleetMagazine.com

Readers of GreenFleetMagazine.com in 2016 were most interested in news and articles about Tesla's Model 3, the federal SuperTruck initiative, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, and the 2016 Toyota Prius.

New hybrid vans will replace these older 15-passenger gasoline vans. Photo courtesy of NYC Parks

NYC Parks Replaces Passenger Vans with Hybrids

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has ordered 10 15-passenger hybrid vans to increase miles per gallon and reduce vehicle emissions.

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Gasoline Prices Rise After OPEC Deal

The national average price of gasoline increased five cents to $2.18 following an agreement from oil-producing countries in the Middle East to cut production.

During the Nikola One unveiling last week, Trevor Milton, Nikola Motor's founder and CEO, announced that Thompson Machinery would be a distributor for the hydrogen-electric tractor. Photo: Tom Berg

Nikola Vehicles to Replace Cat Trucks for Thompson Machinery

Investment to support Cat's discontinued on/off-road trucks can be shifted to Nikola's hydrogen-electric vehicles when they become available.

Photo: Nikola Motor

Daycabs, Vocational Trucks Are Priorities for Nikola

A daycab version of Nikola Motor Co.’s hydrogen-electric heavy-duty tractor will probably be the first one to enter production, said the firm’s founder and CEO, Trevor Milton.

Photo via Flickr/Dan O'Shea

Four Global Cities to Ban Diesel Vehicles by 2025

The mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid, and Athens have pledged to ban diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025 in an effort to improve air quality.

A wrap was removed and the Nikola One prototype revolved before the enthusiastic audience at the Dec. 1 unveiling. Liquified hydrogen is stored in bottles behind the long sleeper-cab. Photos: Tom Berg

Nikola One Fuel Cell Electric Truck Promises High Fuel Economy, Low Maintenance

If enthusiasm ensures success, Nikola One, the fuel cell-electric long-haul tractor unveiled Thursday night in Salt Lake City, is a sure thing. It promises low maintenance and high fuel economy, but production is still a ways away.

Partial view of the all-electric Class 8 Nikola One tractor, which will be rolled out on the evening of Dec. 1 in Salt Lake City. Photo: Nikola Motors

Nikola to Unveil Electric Class 8, Strategic Partnership with Ryder

The day has finally arrived when Nikola Motor Company will unveil its electric Class 8 tractor tonight at a press event at the company's Salt Lake City headquarters.

NYPA Awards EV Connect $4M Contract

EV Connect was awarded a $4 million contract from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to install and manage approximately 300 additional Level 2 EV charging stations throughout New York State.

Photo courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse to Present Working Hybrid Pickup Concept

Workhorse Group Inc. will present a working concept truck of the W-15 plug-in hybrid electric pickup truck for fleet usage, at the ACT Expo conference from May 1 to 4 in Long Beach, Calif.

Graphic courtesy of FCA.

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Fuel Economy Rises After EPA Testing

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers a range and fuel economy that surpasses manufacturer estimates, according to ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 

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