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Vincentric: ProMaster Van Leads TCO Among Diesels

The diesel-powered Chrysler ProMaster full-size van was the only non-luxury diesel expected to deliver a lower total cost of ownership than its gasoline counterpart in a Vincentric study that evaluated 35 diesels.

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UPS to Deploy Electric Delivery Vans in Houston

UPS will deploy 18 battery-electric Workhorse E-100 walk-in vans from AMP Holding in the Houston-Galveston, Texas, area.

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National Gasoline Average Lowest in Five Years

The trend of falling gasoline prices continues as the national average price is 12.5 cents cheaper for the week ending Dec. 15. The average is currently $2.55 per gallon.

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Zenith Electric Vans Eligible for Illinois Voucher Program

Zenith Electric Shuttles and Cargo Vans are now eligible for an estimated $48,884 worth of incentives under the Chicago-based Drive Clean Truck program.

PG&E: EV Emissions Benefits 'Substantial'

In an address today at the Detroit Economic Club in Michigan, Tony Earley of PG&E explained why the utility is urging customers and its own fleet to adopt EVs.

Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition Executive Director Mark Bentley (right) stands with Linda Bluestein, co-director of the national Clean Cities program after accepting his award. (PHOTO: Alabama Clean Fuels)

Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition Honored for Fuel Reduction

In 2013, the Alabama coalition saved more than 3 million gallons of petroleum and averted more than 12,000 tons of greenhouse gases through the deployment of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, idle reduction, and fuel economy improvements.

Boyer fleet and staff at Houston Freedom DNG station. (PHOTO: NAT G)

Boyer Adds 21 Natural Gas Vans, Trucks to Fleet

The new vehicles include GM 2500 service vans, and Ford F-250 and F-550 trucks

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Denver Airport at ‘Sweet Spot’ for CNG Use

By switching 165 fleet vehicles to natural gas, Denver International Airport (DIA) in Colorado has prevented the equivalent of 3,347,600 lbs. of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere in 2013.

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BMW to Debut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Drive System

BMW will unveil its first-ever electric hydrogen fuel cell drive system at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the automaker announced.

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Volvo Testing Three-Cylinder Gasoline Engine

Volvo Cars is testing a new three-cylinder gasoline engine it says can produce up to 180 hp as the automaker seeks to revamp its powertrain offerings with a focus on "efficient power."

Cummins Westport Announces Management Changes

Cummins Westport has announced changes to its board of directors and management in accordance with the terms of the 50/50 joint venture agreement between Cummins and Westport Innovations. The changes are effective immediately.

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NatGasCar Gets EPA Nod for CNG Transit Connect

NatGasCar has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification to produce compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of the 2014 and 2015 Ford Transit Connect with a 2.5L bi-fuel engine system.

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Boston Converts Vans to Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

The City of Boston has added XL Hybrids' XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain to four of its vans and is converting a fifth vehicle.

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Ward's Names 10 Best Engines of 2015

Ward's 10 Best of Engines of 2015 includes powerplants offered in the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, and Ford Fiesta, the publication has announced.

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California Leads U.S. in Adoption of EVs

Nearly half of all the battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles registered in the U.S. in 2013 came in California, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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First Northern Calif. Hydro Refueling Station Opens

The first hydrogen refueling station in Northern California has opened in West Sacramento, marking the 10th such station in a state with aggressive plans to support fuel cell vehicles.

Kansas Seeks to Block EPA Ethanol Regulations

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked that a federal appeals court reject new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations mandating states to adopt conclusions about ethanol emissions, stating that the regulations are based on scientifically flawed methodology.

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BMW Recalls i8 Hybrids for Fire Risk

Faulty welding near the fuel tank could result in a fuel leak in the plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Mike O'Connell, senior director of fleet for Frito-Lay, accepted Frito-Lay's CALSTART Blue Sky Award. (PHOTO: Adam Pringle)

Frito Lay, General Motors Win Clean Transportation Award

Frito-Lay earned a California clean transportation award for increasing the number of compressed natural gas vehicles at an awards ceremony that also honored General Motors and Caterpillar, Inc. for emissions-reduction efforts.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.67 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline fell 9.9 cents to $2.679 per gallon for the week ending Dec. 8 and is now more than $1 less per gallon than it was just six months ago.

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Volvo Updates XC90 Plug-In Hybrid's Performance

Volvo's 2015 XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid model with a twin-charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder should produce 400 hp and 472 pound-feet of torque, according to updated data from Volvo.

Average Diesel Cost Posts Another Weekly Decline

The average cost of on-highway diesel continues falling as oil prices hit its lowest level in years, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

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France Aims to Banish Diesel

France has announced plans to phase out diesel fuel in consumer vehicles beginning in 2015.

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Nissan LEAF Reaches 1B Kilometers Driven

Nissan has revealed that owners of its LEAF electric car have collectively recorded 1 billion kilometers on the CarWings telematics system worldwide. Nissan LEAF vehicles registered with CarWings have saved over 180 million kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions.

2014 Audi Q7

Audi Q7 to Get Diesel-Electric Powertrain

Audi announced that its Q7 SUV with diesel-electric powertrain will be offered to the U.S. and Europe in 2015.


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