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Toyota Recalls Prius V Cars for Stalling Risk

Dealers will update engine control unit software to address the potential for high thermal stress in certain transistors.

Trade Group Explores Fleet Natural Gas Conversions

A new report from a Pennsylvania energy trade group examines the opportunities and bottlenecks for natural gas and propane autogas as a transportation fuel in that state.

DOE Funds Algae Biofuel Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $18 million in funding to six projects in an effort to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5/CGE by 2019 and $3/CGE by 2030.

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Ohio City Transitioning to CNG Snow Plow Trucks

The City of Dublin, Ohio, recently received its first four compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Freightliner snow plow trucks, bringing its CNG fleet to 63 units.

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Ohio DOT Audit Suggests $1.7M in Savings

A state audit found that the Ohio Department of Transportation could save more than $1.7 million by eliminating blended biodiesel, adopting new methods for remarketing, and optimizing vehicle life cycles.

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Toyota Opens Ordering for Mirai Fuel Cell Sedan

Buyers in California can begin ordering Toyota's hydrogen-powered Mirai fuel cell sedan on July 20 through the Toyota website, the automaker announced.

Beer-Based Biofuel Offered in New Zealand

Brewtroleum, a term coined by its makers, creates up to 8 percent less carbon dioxide than regular fuel and is the first commercial fuel made from brewing byproducts, according to Gull Fuel.

Fuel Additives Market to Grow 6 Percent by 2020

The fuel additives market that includes biofuels such as ethanol should grow by 6 percent annually from 2015 to 2020, according to a report by TechSci Research.

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Clean Energy Adds CNG Stations for Refuse Fleets

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has finished construction of 14 clean natural gas fueling stations for refuse fleet customers this year and expects to construct another 22 by the end of 2015.

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Elio Motors Raises $22M in Crowdfunding

Elio Motors has raised $22 million in a crowdfunding campaign to fund production of 25 prototypes of its high-MPG trike, the company has announced.

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BMW Employs Fully Electric 40-Ton Truck

BMW Group says it will be the first auto manufacturer in Europe to use a large, fully-electric truck to transport materials on public roads.

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Ford Pairs Electric Bicycle With Transit Connect

Ford has developed a prototype electric bicycle that folds into the back of its Transit Connect compact van for possible use in congested cities by couriers, electricians and delivery services.

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Navy to Add Large Leased EV Fleet in Calif.

The U.S. Department of the Navy is planning to lease between 300 and 600 electrified passenger vehicles for use at Navy and Marine Corps installations in California.

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Audi Bringing Diesel A4 to U.S.

Audi will add a fifth diesel-powered passenger car to its U.S. lineup when it introduces the A4 TDI with the 2017 model year, bringing a TDI model to its top seller.

The City of Columbus received four propane-powered mowers for its airport golf course. Photo courtesy of City of Columbus.

Ohio City Testing Propane Autogas Mowers

The City of Columbus has partnered with the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) and R&R Products on a propane-autogas mower research program. The city is receiving four mowers for use at its airport golf course at no cost.

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Hyundai-Kia Developing Wireless EV Charging

The Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center will use a federal grant to develop wireless electric-vehicle charging technology in a partnership with Mojo Mobility, Kia has announced.

NGV Group Offers Online Tech Training

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) has launched its NGV Technician and Fleet Operations Safety Training as an e-learning course, the consulting and training provider announced.

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VW Golf TDI Sets Record of 81 MPG

Volkswagen's 2015 Golf TDI clean-diesel compact car reached 81.17 mpg on a trip across 48 states on its way to setting a Guinness World Records achievement for non-hybrid fuel economy.

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Autonomous Taxis Could Replace Driver Cars by 2030

A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found that there are both environmental and economic gains from the deployment of driverless vehicles as taxis.

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Westport Offers Dedicated Propane Autogas F-150

Westport Innovations will offer a dedicated propane autogas system for the 2016 Ford F-150 powered by the 5.0L V-8 engine, the company announced.

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Toyota Announces 2016-MY Fleet Incentives

Toyota has announced fleet incentives for 14 of its 2016 model-year vehicles and is still determining the incentive for its Mirai fuel-cell sedan.

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New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Reaches 25.4 MPG

The average EPA-rated fuel economy for new vehicles sold in June fell 0.1 mpg to 25.4 mpg from the May average, according to the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.

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Gasoline Inches Lower to $2.79 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of unleaded slipped eight-tenths of a cent to $2.793 per gallon for the week ending July 6, according to federal records.

Fuso Canter E-Cell customer trials were completed in Portugal. Photo: Daimler

Electric Fuso Canter Trucks Complete Year-Long Trial

Daimler Trucks has concluded a one-year customer trial of its Mitsubishi Fuso Canter E-Cell battery-electric truck.

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Salt Lake City Adds $1.75M to Fleet Fund

Salt Lake City has increased its fleet fund by $1.75 million to $5.75 million for the 2016 fiscal year to pay off debt from earlier purchases and fund new vehicles, including beefing up its zero-emission vehicle fleet and electric-charging infrastructure.

 

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