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Transportation Sector Driving Renewable Energy Usage

The transportation sector was a big factor in renewable energy growth in the past decade thanks to growing demand for liquid biofuels.

GE Capital Canada, Shell Offer LNG Lease Discount

GE Capital Canada has signed a commercial agreement with Shell Canada Products to facilitate the Canadian trucking industry’s adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the fleet management company announced.

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Two CNG Stations Opened on Texas Trucking Corridors

Two new public-access compressed natural gas stations have been opened in Texas by amp Trillium, a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG.

CALSTART to Manage Alt-Vehicle Incentive Program

The California Air Resources Board has selected the clean transportation consortium CALSTART to continue to administer the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

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Ford Releases Patents for Electric Vehicle Tech

Ford Motor Co. has released its electrified vehicle technology patents to its competitors in a bid to spur development of electric vehicles, the automaker announced.

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Tesla Selling Pre-Owned Model S Cars

Tesla Motors has launched an online marketplace offering previously owned Model S battery-electric vehicles, the company announced.

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Indianapolis' EV Fleet Embroiled in Controversy

The City of Indianapolis mayor's bid to roll out the largest municipal fleet of electrified vehicles has become entangled in opposition from city leaders, the threat of a lawsuit to halt it, and complaints from city departments in recent weeks.

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50 Police Agencies Using Zero's Electric Motorcycles

Law enforcement agencies are using the Zero SP, Zero DSP and Zero FXP for patrol, including traffic enforcement. The motorcycles produce no audible sound and can provide a tactical advantage for officers.

Tenn. Revives Rebates for EVs, Plug-In Hybrids

The state of Tennessee has re-started a rebate program for battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids after shutting it down more than two years ago.

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Daimler, Qualcomm Developing Wireless EV Charging

Daimler and Qualcomm Technologies hope to develop technology that enables wireless charging of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, as well as wireless charging of mobile phones in cars.

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Obama Scales Back EV Goal for Fed Fleet

Only 7% of the vehicles purchased by the federal government during Obama's presidency were hybrid or battery electric powered, despite President Obama's call for 1 million such vehicles on the road by 2015.

Diesel Moves Closer to $3, Sixth Straight Weekly Hike

The average U.S. cost of on-highway diesel continues moving closer to the $3 per gallon mark with it recording its sixth straight weekly increase, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

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Gasoline Rises to $2.77 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon on unleaded increased 3 cents to $2.774 per gallon for the week ending May 25, the U.S. Department of Energy reported.

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Hyundai Updates Tucson Fuel Cell SUV for 2016

Hyundai has added new features and exterior colors to its Tucson Fuel Cell for 2016 as it continues to offer the vehicle with a retail lease with the hope of possibly placing it in the hands of fleet users.

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Feds Add Biodiesel Quality Requirement to Fuel Contracts

The Defense Logistics Agency recently added a biodiesel fuel quality clause in its procurement contracts that requires certification by biodiesel suppliers.

EV Charging Services Revenue to Total $11.3 Billion by 2023

According to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from electric vehicle charging services is expected to total $11.3 billion from 2014 to 2023.

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Ryder Leases NGVs to Arkansas Fleets

Ryder System will lease natural gas vehicles (NGVs) to two fleet customers in Arkansas, marking the first time it has offered NGVs in the state, the company announced.

Halifax Installs First High-Power EV Charging Station

The new charging station, located at the Barrington Street Atlantic Superstore, has the capacity to charge an electric vehicle in one sixth the time it takes standard stations, according to Nova Scotia Power.

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BMW Donates i3 EVs to NYC Parks

BMW has donated 20 i3 battery-electric vehicles to NYC Parks for use in its TreesCount! 2015 program, the automaker has announced.

Edison International Teams Up with Tesla for Battery Storage Projects

Edison International announced it has established commercial agreements with Tesla as part of its launch of a new line of Tesla Energy products.

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Paratransit Provider Adds 61 Propane Autogas Shuttles

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) has added 61 new propane autogas shuttle buses to its Connector paratransit service, the southeast Michigan-based regional public transportation provider announced.

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Conn. Offers $3,000 EV Rebates

Connecticut will begin offering cash rebates of up to $3,000 to residents, businesses, and municipalities who purchase or lease eligible battery-electric, fuel cell, and plug-in hybrid vehicles, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced.

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Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.74 Per Gallon

Gasoline prices continued their upward climb, rising 5.3 cents to $2.744 for a gallon of unleaded as a national average, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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IMPCO Awarded GM Bi-Fuel CNG Cab Chassis Program

IMPCO Automotive has been awarded General Motors' bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) cab chassis program for the 2016, 2017, and 2018 model years, the alternative fuel system supplier announced.

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Milwaukee Rolls Out Last of 22 CNG Refuse Trucks

The City of Milwaukee, Wis., recently put the last of its 22 compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks on the road. The trucks cost $5.97 million and were partly funded with grants.

 

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