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BorgWarner Equipping VW Diesel Engines with Turbochargers

BorgWarner is now supplying its variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers to Volkswagen for the newly developed 1.4L three-cylinder diesel engines, the powertrain producer has announced.

Ryder has CNG and LNG vehicles deployed in customer fleets in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Georgia and Louisiana. Photo courtesy Ryder.

Ryder Training All Its Technicians on NGV Maintenance

Ryder System has launched an online natural gas vehicle maintenance training program for its North American maintenance network.

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Calif. Offers Funding to Fleets With Worst Air Pollution

Public fleets serving disadvantaged communities in California can apply for up to $15,000 in rebates for each green light-duty vehicle purchased. Plug-in hybrids, battery or range-extended electric vehicles, and fuel-cell vehicles are eligible.

Apple Reportedly Developing Electric Vehicle

Apple is reportedly developing an electric vehicle under a secret project code-named "Titan." The design of Apple’s vehicle resembles a minivan.

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Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.27 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose 8.3 cents to $2.274 for the week ending Feb. 16 for a second consecutive week of rising petroleum-based fuel prices.

Diesel Rises for Second Straight Week to $2.86

Fuel prices continue to recover from their lowest levels in years, with both diesel and gasoline increasing over the past week, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures released on Tuesday.

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Lightning Hybrids Debuts Hybrid Step Van

Lightning Hybrids, developer and manufacturer of hydraulic hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, will introduce the application of its first emission-reducing brake regeneration technology on a walk-in box truck.

Hydrogen station in Ebina, Kanagawa, Japan. Photo by Honda, Nissan, and Toyota.

Toyota, Nissan, Honda to Support Hydrogen Fuel Stations in Japan

Toyota, Nissan, and Honda will work together to help develop hydrogen fueling station infrastructure in Japan. Specific measures to be undertaken by the three manufacturers will be determined at a later date.

XL Hybrids Enters Partnership With Alt-Fuel Converter

Lancer Automotive will add XL Hybrids' electric drive system to its roster of alternative technologies to provide a full spectrum of fuel efficiency improvement solutions for commercial fleets.

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Mitsubishi Shows Plug-In Hybrid Large SUV Concept

Mitsubishi Motors has developed a plug-in hybrid large SUV concept that generates 335 hp and provides all-wheel drive, the company announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

Cincinnati Trying to Sell Unused CNG Refuse Truck

The City of Cincinnati has struggled to sell off a $350,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse truck that it purchased in 2013 and couldn't use, after a deal to sell the vehicles to the City of Lexington, Ky., fell through.

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Nissan Unveils Glow-in-the-Dark LEAF

Nissan has unveiled a version of the LEAF compact car in Europe with glow-in-the-dark paint to promote the use of solar energy to charge electric vehicles, the automaker announced.

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GM Confirms Chevrolet Bolt EV Production

General Motors will build its Chevrolet Bolt battery-electric vehicle at the company's Orion Assembly facility near Detroit, confirmed GM North America President Alan Batey.

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Kia Debuts Hybrid Concept With Electric AWD

Kia Motors has provided more details about its concept Trail'ster, a hybrid concept vehicle with a rear axle-mounted electric all-wheel-drive system that's breaking cover at the Chicago Auto Show.

Israel, Fiat Chrysler Developing NGV Technologies

Israel, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Iveco, and Magneti Marelli have agreed to develop natural gas automotive technologies to serve that country's vehicle fleet.

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Freightliner Dealer to Build APG Dual-Fuel Vocational Trucks

Harrison Truck Centers will introduce a diesel-natural gas fueling system on severe-duty glider-kitted trucks, using a Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel System from American Power Group.

Capt. Alex Stites. Photo via NTEA

Navy Captain Named Green Truck Summit Speaker

Capt. Alex Stites, director of shore energy for the Navy, will serve as keynote speaker at the 2015 Green Truck Summit in place of Dennis McGinn, the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) announced.

Diesel Prices Forecast to Move Lower in the Short-Term

Despite the first upturn since November in average diesel prices this week, expect prices to move slightly lower at least for a while longer, according to the U.S. Energy Department and its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook released on Wednesday.

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VW Invests $10 Million in EV Charging

Volkswagen plans to commit $10 million to support electric vehicle infrastructure by 2016, according to Jörg Sommer, vice president, product marketing and strategy, Volkswagen of America.

The Choctaw, Okla., Love's with fast fill CNG. Photo courtesy of Love's.

Love’s Offers 99 Cent Per Gallon CNG

Love’s is offering 99-cent-per gallon compressed natural gas at select Midwest locations to mark the recent opening of a fast-fill CNG location in San Antonio. The deal will begin on Valentine’s Day and run for two weeks.

One Stop Diesel Truck sessions are being hosted statewide in partnership with local agencies and vendors. Photo courtesy of ARB

CARB Hosting Diesel Regulation and Compliance Event

The California Air Resources Board is hosting the Diesel Truck Regulation Information Session and Conference in Los Angeles to inform fleets about current rules on diesel engines and explain how to maintain compliance.

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Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.19 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose 12.3 cents to $2.191 per gallon for the week ending Feb. 9 for the only the second consecutive week after a nearly eight-month decline.

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PG&E Proposes 25,000 EV Chargers in California

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has asked state regulators for permission to build an estimated 25,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers at sites across its service area in Northern and Central California.

Average Diesel Price Posts First Weekly Gain Since November

The average cost of on-highway diesel has posted its first price increase so far this year, but remains well below the level from the same time a year ago.

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Ford Brings LPG Transit Connect Taxi to Hong Kong

Ford has begun taking orders for its Transit Connect taxi, which has been purpose-built for Hong Kong, where taxis are a primary means of transportation for seven million residents and more than 54 million annual visitors.


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