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MAN Opens Carbon Dioxide-Neutral Plant in South Africa

MAN’s first CO2-neutral commercial vehicle plant has opened for operations. The company has implemented its climate strategy by using only renewable energies at the MAN Truck & Bus production site in Pinetown, South Africa.

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Kia Recalls Soul, Soul EV for Accelerator Pedal

The recall, set to get under way March 24, affects 208,858 cars in the 2014 and 2015 model years.

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Chevrolet Volts Recalled for Carbon Monoxide Risk

After parking in a garage, a driver may unwittingly leave the plug-in hybrid car running because idling in the electric mode is so quiet.

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European EV Grid Will Allow Users to Sell Energy

Nissan and Endesa have outlined an agreement to commercialize a vehicle to grid (V2G) electricity management system, which allows Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 owners to sell energy from their vehicle’s batteries back to the grid.

DOE Awards $6M to Boost Alt-Fuel Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $6 million for 11 projects designed to improve potential buyers’ experiences with alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles, support training, and integrate alternative fuels into emergency planning.

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Westport Combustion Tech to Power Volvo's CNG Cars

Volvo Cars is updating bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of its V60 and V70 cars sold in Sweden for 2016 that will feature a Drive-E powertrain using new combustion technology from Westport Innovations.

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Audi Bringing Q7 AWD Diesel Hybrid to U.S.

Audi will offer the Q7 e-tron Quattro diesel-electric hybrid in the U.S. market at some point, after officially unveiling it in Geneva earlier this month.

Fleet Technology Expo Full Website Launches

With a schedule-at-a-glance and additional details about the new show, interested attendees, exhibitors and sponsors can now access the full 2015 Fleet Technology Expo full website.

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Pittsburgh to Power Garbage Trucks with Pure Biofuel

The City of Pittsburgh is converting an additional 20 Public Works trucks to run on pure biofuel (B-100/B-99) following a successful 18-month pilot project.

Pa. Governor Reverses LNG Tax Increase

Pennsylvania's Gov. Tom Wolf has reversed a decision made in late 2014 to increase the state tax on LNG that had increased the fuel’s state tax by 4.3 cents per gallon.

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Elio Motors Working On 0.9L 3-Cyl. Engine

Elio Motors unveiled a 0.9 liter, 3-cylinder engine prototype for the enclosed, three-wheeled vehicle the company is developing.

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Motiv Electrifies Ford Stripped Chassis

Motiv Power Systems has launched an all-electric powertrain for the Ford F-59 commercial stripped chassis, the company announced.

UAE Waste Management Company Converts Fleet to Biofuel

Waste management company Imdaad started using biofuel in six trucks and will convert entire fleet by end of year.

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Nation's Gasoline Price Advances to $2.48 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 1.4 cents to $2.487 per gallon for the week ending March 9, marking six consecutive weeks of advancing prices, according to federal data.

Diesel Moves Higher, Passes $2.94 Per Gallon

The national average cost of on-highway diesel has posted its fifth weekly increase but prices have started to moderate a little in some parts of the country, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

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GM Teases Next-Gen Chevrolet Spark

General Motors will unveil its next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Spark subcompact car at the New York and Seoul auto shows in a joint announcement scheduled for April 2.

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Police Fleet Slashes Idle Fuel Costs by 26%

The City of Lakeland, Fla., has cut idle fuel costs by an average of 26% on its 80 police vehicles by using engine calibration software. The vehicles idle six to eight hours every day.

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CCTA Will Appeal CARB Decision to Supreme Court

The 9th Circuit court ruled against the CCTA case challenging the legality of Truck and Bus regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board. The CCTA has vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

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Mass. Transport Fleet Adds Hydraulic Hybrid Shuttles

Lightning Hybrids will supply Massachusetts-based transportation provider Kiessling Transit with 35 parallel hydraulic-hybrid systems, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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Pa. Offers Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

Pennsylvania's Clean Diesel Grant Program supports projects that re-power or retrofit fleet vehicles to curb emissions; purchase and install idle-reduction technology; or purchase clean alternative-fuel fleet vehicles.

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ChargePoint Rates EV-Friendly Zones

The San Francisco Bay Area topped ChargePoint’s list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas for electric vehicle (EV) drivers in the U.S., followed by Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, and Honolulu.

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Linen Delivery Fleet Adds 20 Propane Trucks

Uniform and linen supplier AmeriPride Services Inc. is adding 20 propane autogas F-59 delivery trucks in Northern California later this year, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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IMPCO Gets EPA Nod for Bi-Fuel CNG Trucks

IMPCO Automotive has received EPA certification to install its bi-fuel CNG systems in a trio of General Motors trucks, including the Silverado, Sierra, and Tahoe.

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Morgan Olson Offers Kinetics Hybrid Walk-In Vans

Morgan Olson will offer a lineup of Class 3-7 walk-in delivery vans equipped with a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain from Crosspoint Kinetics, the companies announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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VW e-Golf Price Falls With New Base Trim Model

Volkswagen has reduced the price of its 2015 e-Golf compact EV by more than $2,000 by introducing a new base trim model called the Limited Edition, the automaker has announced.

 

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