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Smart Fortwo Cars Recalled for Steering

The action affects more than 5,000 subcompact cars in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

Award Deadline Extended for Fleet Technology Expo

Nominations are open until Friday, June 5 for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards recognizing fleets for their sustainability and efficiency initiatives.

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Pearson, G&M Oil to Open E-85 Stations in SoCal

Pearson Fuels and G&M Oil Company have opened an E-85 station in Calimesa, Calif., and will open 13 fueling stations featuring the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend throughout Southern California over a 13-month period, the companies announced.

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Volvo Announces Pricing for XC90 Plug-In Hybrid

Volvo's 2016 XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid luxury SUV with a twin-charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder will start at $69,095 with the destination charge included, according to the automaker.

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KBB Names Top 10 Green Cars of 2015

The battery-electric BMW i3 has topped Kelly Blue Book's list of the top 10 green cars for 2015 for the second year in a row, KBB.com has announced.

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Ohio HVAC Fleet Adds Converted Hybrid Vans

An Ohio-based HVAC service company will add XL Hybrids' XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain to four of its General Motors vans.

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Cadillac Boosts ELR Power, Drops Price for 2016

Cadillac is increasing the power and lowering the price for its ELR plug-in hybrid car for the 2016 model year, the automaker has announced.

California Grants Millions for Biodiesel, NGV Projects

The California Energy Commission approved more than $83.7 million in grants and loans for 46 energy-related projects, including a number of projects involving alternative fuels.

Feds Forecast $2.45 Average Summer Gasoline Price

The projected price of gasoline for U.S. drivers between April and September will be around $2.45 per gallon, which is down more than a $1 from last summer, according to the U.S. Energy of Information Administration.

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UPS Hires TruStar to Install CNG Fueling Stations

TruStar Energy has been contracted to design and build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations for UPS, the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

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GM Reduces Price for Chevrolet Spark EV

The Chevrolet Spark EV’s manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) will be reduced by $1,650, to $25,995, General Motors has announced. The Spark EV is eligible for federal tax credits of up to $7,500.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.40 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell five-tenths of a cent to $2.408 for the week ending April 13, according to federal data.

Diesel Price at Lowest Level in More than 5 Years

The national average cost of on-highway diesel has fallen once again over the past week, posting its fifth uninterrupted drop and hitting its lowest level since late December of 2009, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Ford F-650 featuring a bi-fuel AutoGas system conversion. (PHOTO: Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance Debuts Propane Autogas System for F-650/750

Alliance AutoGas showcased its new "plug and play" Bi-Fuel AutoGas System conversion on a Ford F-650/F-750.

FTX Registration Is Open

Focusing on three main areas including alternative fuels, fleet software and heavy-duty technologies, Fleet Technology Expo takes a comprehensive look at fleet efficiencies. Register before July 24 for the early-bird discount.

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Fiat 500e Recalled for Stalling Risk

The recall, set to begin May 15, includes electric cars in the 2013-2015 model years. A software update will resolve the problem.

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National Renewable Energy Lab Offers Online CNG Tool

Fleets considering a compressed natural gas program now have an online resource to help evaluate cost-effectiveness.

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Nissan Testing Ultra-Compact EV for Car Sharing

Yokohama’s Sakonyama District has started a car-sharing trial run of the Ultra Compact Mobility Certification System using the Nissan New Mobility Concept two-passenger electric vehicle (EV).

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Peterbilt Adds LNG Versions of Model 579 and 567

Peterbilt recently introduced its Model 579 and 567 in liquefied natural gas powered configurations, expanding the company’s lineup of natural gas vehicles. Production is scheduled to begin in June.

Freightliner glider kit with APG's dual fuel system. Photo: APG

APG Dual Fuel System Takes Wellhead Gas

The Harrison Truck Centers Severe-Duty Glider Kit for the Freightliner 122SD makes use of an APG Fueled By Flare dual fuel system designed to work with wellhead gas.

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AmeriGas Adds 50 Propane Autogas F-550 Trucks

AmeriGas Propane has purchased 50 propane autogas-powered Ford F-550 trucks from ROUSH CleanTech, more than doubling its propane autogas medium-duty fleet, the propane supplier announced.

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Tesla Adds 70D to Replace Base Model S

Tesla Motors has introduced the Model S 70D to replace the outgoing Model S 60 base model, and increases range to 240 miles, the company has announced.

The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was named the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press&#39; Truck of the Year for 2015.<br />Photo: Ram

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Wins Truck of the Year

The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) announced the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel as its Truck of the Year during the Denver Auto Show.

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Hyundai Sets 2016-MY Fleet Ordering Dates

Hyundai will open its fleet ordering bank for the 2016 model-year Sonata and Sonata plug-in EV in May, which will complete its 2016-MY lineup availability for fleets, the automaker has announced.

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Diesel Prices Expected to Move Slightly Lower Before Increasing Next Year

The U.S. Energy Department has downwardly revised its expectations for on-highway diesel prices this year, but expects prices to move higher in 2016.

 
 

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