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GEM eL XD Cars Recalled for Welds

The recall from Polaris Industries affects 628 of the hybrid electric vehicles.

The three plug-in hybrid electric bucket trucks use a diesel chassis, but unlike conventional trucks, the new vehicles use an electric power “takeoff unit” to operate the 55-foot boom. (Photo: EPB)

Tenn. Utility Deploys Heavy Vehicle Hybrid Technology

A publicly owned utility in Tennessee is rolling out a pilot program to test hybrid vehicle technology with the goal of reducing pollution and operational costs related to some of its heaviest trucks.

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Tesla to Deliver 55K Vehicles in 2015

Tesla Motors hopes to deliver 55,000 vehicles in 2015, including its Model S and upcoming Model X, the company announced as part of its first-quarter earnings.

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Natural Gas Powered ampCNG Fleet Hits 30 Million Miles

Compressed natural gas fueling company ampCNG announced that its fleet of Class 8 CNG trucks has surpassed 30 million miles.

On May 6, Georgia Power held a special event to roll out its 32 new Chevrolet Volts. (Photo: Georgia Power)

Southeast Utility Rolls Out New Fleet of Chevrolet Volts

The utility held a special event at its headquarters in Atlanta to introduce its 32 new plug-in electric hybrid Chevrolet Volts.

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BMW's 2016 3 Series Adds PHEV

BMW is redesigning its 3 Series luxury sedan for 2016 and adding two new models, including a plug-in hybrid that will join the lineup later in the year.

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Chevrolet Adds Bi-Fuel CNG Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab

Chevrolet will expand its compressed natural gas lineup to include the bi-fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab, allowing drivers to operate the vehicle on CNG or gasoline.

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Toyota Mirai to Reach Calif. Dealers in October

Toyota will begin delivering the first Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedans to eight northern and southern California dealers in October, the automaker has announced.

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HVAC Fleet Saves $120K in Fuel With Propane Autogas

A HVAC service fleet based in Utah has reduced its annual fuel spend by $120,000 and eliminated 62 tons of carbon-dioxide emissions by converting 29 gasoline-powered vehicles to propane autogas, according to its fuel supplier.

Odyne announced three of its plug-in hybrid system equipped tank trucks will be delivered to one of the largest electric power holding companies in the U.S. (Photo: Odyne)

First Odyne Hybrid System Fuel Tank Truck Delivered

Odyne announced three of its plug-in hybrid system equipped tank trucks will be delivered to one of the largest electric power holding companies in the U.S.

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Major Fleets Saved $477 Million With Fuel-Efficient Tech

Fourteen fleets achieved fuel savings of $477 million in 2014 by adopting a variety of fuel efficiency technologies according to an annual study from the NACFE.

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Hawaii Ends Ethanol Blending in Gasoline

Hawaiian lawmakers have passed a law that ends the mandate requiring the blending of ethanol with gasoline in the state.

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Cummins Westport Tests Near Zero NOx Natural Gas Engine

Cummins Westport has announced field-testing of a spark-ignited natural gas engine capable of producing near zero NOx emissions for use in refuse and transit applications.

Montgomery County’s Hybrid Cargo Vans Lower Fuel Costs

Montgomery County, Md., is already seeing more than 25% MPG increase on 10 vans with hybrid electric powertrains.

The State of Colorado has some CNG vehicles in its fleet, which are fueled at private stations.

Colo. Studies Alt-Fuel Expansion for State Fleet

A fleet greening study conducted for the State of Colorado has recommended the state look at fuels outside of just compressed natural gas (CNG) in order to maximize the environmental efficiency of its fleet.

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Westport to Offer WiNG-Equipped 2016 F-150

Westport Innovations will offer a compressed natural gas (CNG) 2016 F-150 this summer that's been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board, the company has announced.

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UPS Rolls Out RNG Fuel Delivery Trucks

United Parcel Service (UPS) will begin using renewable natural gas (RNG) in its fleet of delivery vehicles and tractors after signing a purchasing agreement with Clean Energy Fuels.

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Cummins Westport Introduces 6.7L Natural Gas Engine

Cummins Westport will begin producing the ISB6.7 G, a 6.7-liter dedicated natural gas engine for medium-duty trucks, shuttle buses, and vocational vehicles by the middle of 2016.

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Landi Renzo to Offer CNG F-250/F-350 Trucks

Landi Renzo will offer compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of Ford's F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks that have been certified by the California Air Resources Board, the vehicle modifier has announced.

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McNeilus Unveils CNG Inspection Program

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has introduced a compressed natural gas (CNG) inspection services program for CNG-powered vehicle fleets, the refuse truck body manufacturer announced.

California Ramps Up Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

California Gov. Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to establish a more aggressive greenhouse gas target for the state of a 40-percent reduction below 1990 levels by 2030.

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Rush Introduces Class 6-8 CNG Fuel System

Rush Enterprises' Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced what it says is the industry’s first complete compressed natural gas fuel system solution for Class 6-8 trucks.

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Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.66 Per Gallon

Gasoline prices have been on the upswing for the past three weeks with the price of a gallon on unleaded climbing 9.4 cents to $2.664 for the week ending May 4.

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XL Hybrids Offers Ford Transit Van Conversion

XL Hybrids has begun offering the 2015 and 2016 Ford Transit van and wagon equipped with its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.

Cost of Diesel Rises for Third Straight Week

The national average price of on-highway diesel keeps pushing higher, increasing 4.3 cents from last week to $2.854 per gallon.

 

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