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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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City of Orlando Gains Nine Hybrid Refuse Trucks

The City of Orlando has added nine hydraulic hybrid refuse trucks to its fleet, bringing the city’s total to 18 hybrids.

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Ohio Drops Biofuel Mandate for State Fleet

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's $7 billion state transportation budget drops long-running requirements for the use of biodiesel and ethanol in the the state's vehicle fleet.

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Mass. Boosts Funding for EV Rebate Program

An additional $2 million will be allocated to the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program, announced the administration of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

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Tampa Fleet Hosts Propane Fuel Event

On Feb. 4, the Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition (TBCCC) held Tampa Bay’s first ever propane fuel event. It was hosted by the City of Tampa fleet maintenance facility.

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Gasoline Slides to $2.41 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 3.5 cents to $2.413 per gallon for the week ending April 6, according to federal data.

Diesel Price Falls to Lowest Level in 5+ Years

On-highway diesel prices are continuing with their recent round of declines with the national average falling again over the past week and hitting its lowest level since February 2010.

The 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan is due to hit U.S. roads in the fall. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Website Offers Fuel Cell Emergency Training

The Hydrogen Emergency Response Training Resource website is designed to eliminate duplicative efforts among various government and private training groups.

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New Vehicle Fuel Economy Improves to 25.4 MPG

The average fuel economy for new vehicles increased 0.2 mpg to 25.4 mpg in March, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

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Virginia Clean Cities Counts 25,000 Alt-Fuel Fleet Vehicles

The Commonwealth of Virginia was home to 24,642 alternative fuel vehicles in 100 fleets along with 431 alt-fuel stations by the end of 2014, according to Virginia Clean Cities (VCC).

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Ga. County PD Takes Delivery of Electric Motorcycles

Cobb County, Ga., has added two Zero electric motorcycles to its police fleet for high-visibility patrol and high profile events. The DSP models replace two 2004 Yamaha dirt bikes and were delivered March 27.

The Phase 2 GHG/MPG proposed rule is due out in June.

Truck Makers Seek Complete-Vehicle GHG Rule

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Phase 2 of the federal GHG/MPG rules has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for formal review. The

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Toyota Provides 2016 RAV4 Hybrid Details

Toyota has introduced its eighth hybrid vehicle, the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid, at the New York International Auto Show and is positioning the new version of its compact SUV as an ideal combination of fuel efficiency and safety.

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UPS to Deploy 1,400 CNG Vehicles, Fueling

UPS plans to add 1,400 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors and delivery vehicles in the coming year as well as 15 fueling stations to support them, the Atlanta-based parcel delivery company has announced.

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Next-Gen Lexus RX Gets Bolder Style, Safety Tech

Lexus unveiled its fourth-generation RX SUV at the New York International Auto Show with bolder styling and additional safety features for its top seller.

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2016 Malibu Update Includes 47 MPG Hybrid

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu received a facelift from the previous model year to offer improved fuel efficiency on a lighter and longer frame. A new hybrid model is expected to offer a combined 47 mpg.

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City Taps State Grants for Hybrids, CNG Pickups

The City of Aurora, Colo., is adding 17 alternative-fuel vehicles to its fleet this year with grant funding to help defray the cost. The vehicles include 10 plug-in hybrids and seven CNG pickups.

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Utah Gov. Approves Natural Gas Tax Increase

Utah's Gov. Gary R. Herbert has signed a transportation infrastructure funding bill that includes increases in the state tax on natural gas and hydrogen vehicle fuel.

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Kia Soul EV Available in Five More States

Kia is expanding the availability of the Soul EV by June to five more states including Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. The automaker previously sold the Soul EV exclusively in California.

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Raven Transport Adds 115 LNG Trucks

Raven Transport will add 115 Peterbilt Model 579 heavy-duty trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to its fleet to haul goods for a leading consumer packaged goods company, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced.

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Automakers Surpass Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards Again

For the second year in a row, light-duty vehicle manufacturers have surpassed national greenhouse gas emissions standards, according to a March 26 report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Ill. County's Anti-Idling Plan Would Save 790 Gallons

Kane County, Ill., is considering an idle-reduction plan that's expected to save 790 gallons of fuel a year and prevent 15,800 pounds of carbon-dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

Diesel Prices Continue Three-Week Slide

Diesel and gasoline prices continue to drop for the third straight week as U.S. crude oil inventories stay at record high levels and demand remains low.

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Gasoline Inches Lower to $2.44 Per Gallon

The national average price for unleaded gasoline fell nine-tenths of a cent to $2.448 per gallon for the week ending March 30, according to federal data.

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EPA Certifies Altech-Eco's CNG Transit Van

Altech-Eco has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to produce a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the 2015 Ford Transit 150/250/350 3.7L van and wagon with the Ford gaseous prepped engine option.

 
 

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