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Kia Expands Soul EV to Four More States

Kia Motors will begin selling its Soul EV battery-electric subcompact car in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland after the automaker initially rolled it out in California.

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Toyota Sets On-Sale Date for Mirai

Toyota will begin selling its Mirai fuel-cell vehicle on Oct. 21 in California in a clever tie-in with Back to the Future in which Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly sets that date for his time travels.

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National Parks Should Cut Emissions By 40%, Group Says

The National Parks Service can significantly reduce carbon emissions by replacing a fleet of gasoline-powered pickup trucks with electric vehicles, doubling the number of EV charging stations, and expanding its partnership with Clean Cities, according to the Center for American Progress.

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Toyota Details Next-Gen 2016 Prius Technology

Toyota's 2016 Prius features significant under-the-hood improvements, boosting fuel economy and efficiency.

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Gasoline Inches Higher to $2.33 Per Gallon

The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 1.9 cents to $2.337 per gallon for the week ending Oct. 12, according to federal data.

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Volkswagen Shifting Toward Electrification

Volkswagen may be shifting away from focusing on diesel-powered vehicles toward plug-in hybrids and battery-electric vehicles in the wake of its diesel emissions scandal, the company has announced.

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Volkswagen Diesels Showing Higher Depreciation

Volkswagen's diesel models have lost their value in the auction lanes at a much sharper rate than comparable gasoline models since revelations came to light that the company had included a software cheat in the vehicles to beat emissions tests.

London Mayor Boris Johnson (left) visited Toyota HQ where he test drove a Mirai hydrogen fuel cell sedan. Photo: Toyota

London Becomes First Mirai UK Fleet Customer

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has announced the Toyota Mirai, the hydrogen fuel cell sedan, is coming to London, England, as part of his work to pioneer the use of cleaner technology for the future of the British capital’s transport and infrastructure.

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Tesla Model X Eligible for $25K Tax Credit

Businesses that purchase a Tesla Model X SUV for business use in California are eligible federal and state tax credits of $35,000 that could significantly reduce the $100,000 price tag of the luxury vehicle.

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Study Touts Hydraulic Hybrids for Refuse Fleets

Initial results from testing have shown that hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHV) offer significant fuel-saving opportunities compared to similar conventional diesel vehicles in refuse operation, according to a study performed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Blossman Acquires Florida Propane Supplier

Blossman Gas, Inc. has acquired Southern Propane of Jacksonville, Fla., as the latest in a series of acquisitions by the fuel and fuel-systems provider.

County officials get ready to cut the ribbon for the new CNG fueling station. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara County

Calif. County Opens Public-Access CNG Station

Santa Clara County in California cut the ribbon for its $1.5 million public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on Oct. 8.

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Volkswagen's U.S. CEO Apologizes to Congress

Michael Horn, Volkswagen's president and CEO in the U.S., apologized to members of the U.S. Congress on Oct. 8 for selling cars that included a software cheat designed to defeat federal diesel emissions testing.

Photo of 2016 Cadillac CTS courtesy of GM.

Cadillac Boosts Fuel Efficiency for 2016

Cadillac will roll out a series of new technologies with its 2016 vehicles that improve fuel efficiency, including cylinder deactivation, stop-start, and widespread use of a new 8-speed transmission.

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PG&E Drivers Travel Over 100K Miles to Deliver LNG/CNG

In order to provide uninterrupted service during the several weeks it took to complete pipeline testing, PG&E used trailers to deliver LNG and CNG to the injection sites.

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EPA Fines Estes Express $100,000 for California Violations

EPA has fined Estes Express Lines $100,000 for failing to install diesel particulate filters on 15% of its California fleet.

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Natural Gas Unimog Delivered to Vienna International Airport

The first Euro VI-compliant Mercedes-Benz Econic Natural Gas Technology (NGT) has been delivered to Vienna International Airport. The natural-gas-powered truck will operate as a catering truck equipped with a lifting mechanism manufactured by Doll.

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Alliance AutoGas Offers Law Enforcement Training

North Carolina sheriffs, officers, and fleet managers attended Alliance AutoGas's law enforcement alternative fuel training at the Research & Technology Center in Asheville to learn more about the merits of propane autogas conversion.

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Hilton Expands EV Charging at Hotels

Hilton is rolling out electric vehicle charging locations at 50 of its U.S. hotels by the end of the year and 50 more by the end of 2016, the hotelier has announced.

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Volkswagen to Launch Massive Diesel Recall in January

Volkswagen AG will launch a recall in January of its diesel-powered cars that included cheat software designed to defeat emissions testing in a scandal that's expected to have a wide-ranging impact on one of the largest global automakers.

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Vehicle Fuel Economy Falls to 25.3 MPG

The average fuel economy of new cars sold in September dropped 0.6 mpg (25.2 mpg) compared to August 2014 (25.8), according to a follow-on study from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

General Motors CEO Mary Barra and GM Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Mark Reuss talk with media Thursday, Oct. 1. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM to Test Autonomous Chevrolet Volts

General Motors will launch a fleet of autonomous research Chevrolet Volts at its renovated Warren Technical Center campus, announced the automaker.

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VW CEO Vows to 'Overcome This Crisis'

Volkswagen's new leader promised that the company will survive a scandal over its gaming of U.S. diesel emissions standards and said a technical solution is imminent for owners of the affected vehicles.

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EDI Offers CNG-PHEV Class 4 Truck

Efficient Drivetrains Inc. has developed a compressed natural gas and plug-in hybrid electric medium-duty truck that can achieve 40 miles of all-electric range or 27 mpg gasoline equivalent when in hybrid mode.

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Honda Recalls Accord Hybrids for Stalling Risk

The recall, set to begin Nov. 6, involves 6,786 vehicles in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

 

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