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Shell and TravelCenters of America have finalized plans to build a network of liquified natural gas fueling stations.

Shell, TravelCenters of America Open More LNG Lanes

Shell opened two new lanes serving liquefied natural gas at TravelCenters of America truck refueling stations located in Baytown, Texas and in Lafayette, La.

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Natural Gas Vehicle Sales Fall 6.5 Percent

While the NGV medium- and heavy-duty segments increased by 30 percent and 24 percent respectively, the NGV light-duty segment decreased by 34 percent.

Congressmen Call For Fair Taxes On Alt Fuels

A bi-partisan group of congressmen seeking a fair excise tax on liquefied natural gas and propane introduced the Alternative Fuel Tax Parity Act on Thursday. Reps. Todd Young (R-IN), John Larson (D-CT), Mac Thornberry (R-TX), and Ron Kind (D-WI) jointly authored the bill.

Toshiba Participating in Hydrogen Research Project

Toshiba Corporation will participate in a four-year project involving the use of a hydrogen-producing water electrolysis system in Scotland, the company announced.

EV Connect, GE Sign Joint Marketing and Product Agreement

Battery-electric vehicle charging infrastructure provider EV Connect has entered a joint marketing and product agreement with GE's Industrial Solutions business, the company has announced.

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Peterbilt Introduces Medium-Duty CNG Platform

Peterbilt has introduced two new medium-duty vehicles -- the Model 337 and the Model 348 -- powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). Both vehicles are in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors.

The Toyota Camry Hybrid wins a Vincentric Best Value in America award for the fifth year in a row. Photo courtesy of Vincentric.

Vincentric Names Best Vehicle Values for 2015-MY

Vincentric named the top 21 vehicles in its annual “Best Value in America” Awards for the 2015 model year based on total cost of ownership for the consumer market.

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Toyota to Produce RAV4 Hybrid for 2016

Toyota plans to produce a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its RAV4 compact SUV for the 2016 model year, and will provide more details about the vehicle on April 2 at the New York International Auto Show.

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Dean Foods Rolling Out 64 CNG Trucks, Fueling

Dean Foods, one of the nation's largest food and beverage companies, will begin adding 64 medium- and heavy-duty trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and a fueling station at its Houston plant under a new agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Hybrid Truck, Van System Manufacturer Adds Distributors

Crosspoint Kinetics continues to grow its distribution channel with the onboarding of two additional distributors to sell the Kinetics Hybrid system.

Photo of Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid powertrain courtesy of GM.

GM Revives Malibu Hybrid for 2016

General Motors is offering a new Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid for the 2016 model year using technology from the 2016 Volt.

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Gasoline Use Falls to Lowest Level in 30 Years

The average gasoline consumption by Americans is at its lowest level in at least 30 years, according to a report from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.

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Ben and Jerry's Using Ice Cream-Dispensing Tesla

In an effort to promote climate awareness, Ben and Jerry’s has converted a Tesla into an ice cream vehicle. The campaign is also bringing along its converted B100 biodiesel truck.

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Oregon Refuse Hauler Adding McNeilus CNG Systems

Pride Disposal of Portland, Ore., will begin deploying new roll-off trucks equipped with McNeilus Truck and Manufactuing's NGEN compressed natural gas (CNG) system.

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House Members Seek to End Ethanol Mandate

A bi-partisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would end the ethanol mandate, following a similar measure introduced in the U.S. Senate in late February.

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Gasoline Rises to $2.45 Per Gallon

The price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose 0.4 of a cent to $2.457 per gallon for the week ending March 23, according to federal records.

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Feds Ramping Up Purchase of Zero-Emission Vehicles

The federal government plans to increase its purchasing of zero-emission vehicles, following an executive order signed by President Obama requiring 50 percent of the federal fleet to be battery-electric or hydrogen vehicles by 2025.

ATA Joins Suit Against Oregon's Clean Fuels Program

The American Trucking Associations has joined a lawsuit against the state of Oregon to block the state’s low carbon fuel standards.

Average Diesel Cost Falls to Lowest Level in More Than a Month

The national average cost of on-highway diesel has moved lower for the second consecutive week, following five straight weekly hikes, while regular grade gasoline edged higher.

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Grant Funding Buys Calif. County 6 EVs

Monterey County, Calif., is purchasing six electric vehicles almost entirely funded with grant money. The county was awarded $27,000 per vehicle for the six cars and is paying the remaining $855 per vehicle and taxes.

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Biodiesel Imports Plummet 36 Percent

After reaching record levels in 2013, United States imports of biomass-based diesel fuel (both biodiesel and renewable diesel) fell 36 percent, to 333 million gallons in 2014.

Green Truck Association Elects New Leadership

The Green Truck Association, an affiliate division of the National Truck Equipment Association, recently elected new officers of its board of governors.

Medium-Duty, Long Haul Trucks Awarded EPA Diesel Grants

The DERA funding covers engine replacements, repowers, and idle reduction technologies to clean up a variety of older diesel engines, including those in heavy-duty trucks used at ports, delivery trucks, and long haul trucks.

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Ford Using Recycled Plastic Bottles in F-150 Seats

Ford has begun using a material known as Repreve that's derived from recycled plastic bottles to manufacture the cloth seats of the 2015 F-150 pickup and four other vehicles.

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Waste Management Opens Public CNG Station in Calif.

Waste Management has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Southern California to refuel Waste Management’s local fleet and sell CNG to commercial fleets and consumers.

 
 

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