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Multiforce Systems Introduces EV Charging Controllers

Multiforce Systems Corp. has launched FuelForce EV, a new line of fuel controllers designed to provide energy management and control for fleets or organizations charging electric vehicles, the company announced.

New glider kit fitted with pre-2002 engine. Photo: Tom Berg

EPA Aiming to Yank Glider Kits from GHG/MPG Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun the formal process to launch a rulemaking that would eliminate provisions affecting glider kits within the Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards, which start to take effect in January.

Motiv's collection of all-electric vehicles, image courtesy of Motiv.

Motiv Reaches Mileage Milestone

As of October, Motiv-powered vehicles have driven more than 275,000 miles. In 2017 alone, they have covered more than 83,000 miles, saving nearly 300 barrels of oil from consumption.

Europcar New Zealand is now renting all-electric e-Golfs. Photo courtesy of Europcar.

Europcar New Zealand Now Renting Electric e-Golfs

Europcar New Zealand is now offering an all-electric vehicle fleet for rent in Auckland and Christchurch.

Downtown Sofia, Bulgaria. Photo via Boby Dimitrov/Wikimedia

Electric Carsharing Service Launches in Bulgaria

An electric carsharing service called Spark has started in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Rises to $2.47 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded increased 1 cent to $2.47 in the past week as prices have shown some volatility depending on the region, reports AAA.

Photo courtesy of Spartan Motors.

AmeriPride Orders 20 Electric Walk-in Vans

AmeriPride Services has ordered 20 all-electric step vans from Spartan Motors, Inc. for use in its fleet of delivery vehicles for textile rental and supply services.

Photo courtesy of Alameda County

EV Charging Pilot Minimizes Calif. County’s Energy Use Spikes

Alameda County, Calif., is working on an electric vehicle (EV) charging pilot. Called the Smart Charging Pilot Program, it allows the building’s EV chargers to communicate and the DC fast charger to override other chargers when it’s in use.

Refuse fleets were the most dominant market for natural gas Class 8 trucks this year. Photo: Waste Management

Class 8 Natural Gas Sales Flat So far this Year

The sales of Class 8, natural gas-powered trucks were flat through August year-to-date in the U.S. and Canada, according to ACT Research.

TTMA contends that the fleets that can benefit from aerodyamic technology on trailers are already using it voluntarily. Photo: Utility Trailer

Court Decision Puts GHG Phase 2 Rules for Trailers on Hold

A three-judge panel Friday granted the Truck Trailer Manufacturer’s Association request to provisionally stay the trailer provisions of the greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards that were slated to go into effect in January.

Photo via City of Minneapolis Electric Vehicle Study

Study: Slow EV Transition Could Save Minneapolis Fleet Costs

A new electric vehicle (EV) adoption feasibility study of the City of Minneapolis’ fleet found that a slow transition to electric vehicles over the next 10 years could result in operational savings.

Photo courtesy of LightningSystems

Orders Open for Electrified Transit Van Conversion

Lightning Systems is now accepting pre-orders for its new zero-emissions LightningElectric system for Ford Transit, a battery conversion package.

Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Launches Electric Truck Brand E-Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation launched E-Fuso, a product brand exclusively dedicated to electric trucks and buses, and unveiled its all-electric heavy-duty truck concept.

The Chanje V8070 provides 100 miles of electric range with 3,000 pounds of payload, and can reach a top speed of 80 mph.

Chanje Offers Charging for Its Electric Delivery Van

Chanje, an electric delivery van maker, and eMotorWerks, a charging solutions provider, will partner to deliver a smart charging platform to commercial fleet customers.

Photo courtesy of VW.

EPA, CARB Approve VW's 3.0L Emissions Fix

The updates will affect luxury 2013-2016 model-year diesel Porsche Cayenne, Volkswage Touareg and 2013-2015 Audi Q7 SUVs.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Pump Prices Continue to Fall

The southern states experienced the biggest decrease in prices this month as the Gulf Coast increased oil production.

Photo: Foton Motor

Foton, Cummins Cooperating on China Super Truck Program

China’s Foton Motor and Cummins have signed a memorandum of cooperation around the launch of the second stage of the China Super Truck program.

Green-painted Hyliion 6X4HE components include the motorized rear axle, lithium-ion battery pack, electronic controls, and electric APU.

Electric Axle for Trucks Saves Up to 15% in Fuel, Hyliion Says

The Hyliion 6X4HE system, which includes an electric APU that saves another 12% in fuel, is being tested by three major fleets.

Photo courtesy of Landi Renzo.

Landi Renzo to Offer Natural Gas 2018 Ford Trucks by April

Landi Renzo is expecting certification from the California Air Resource Board (CARB) to sell natural gas-powered models of several 2018 Ford vehicles, including the E-350 and F-250/F-350 by April 1.

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S.D. County May Use E-30 Fuel

Brown County, S.D., will develop a plan to use a 30% ethanol blend — E-30 — in its fleet vehicles. The move would help drive the local agriculture economy and reduce costs.

Photo courtesy of StratosFuel

Fuel Cell Electric Carsharing Program to Launch in California

StratosFuel Inc., a developer of hydrogen fueling stations, received a grant to start its Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) carsharing service in the cities of Ontario and Riverside.

Image of the Polestar 1 concept courtesy of the Volvo.

Volvo's Performance Brand Launches Plug-in Hybrid

Volvo’s Polestar performance unit unveiled its first production unit in Shangai, an electric-hybrid vehicle that offers 600 hp

Photo courtesy of Workhorse Group

W.B. Mason Adds Workhorse Hybrid-Electric Step Van to Fleet

Office products dealer W.B. Mason has taken delivery of its first Workhorse electric, range-extended step van, leased through Ryder System.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Falls to $2.47 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fell 2 cents to $2.47 for the week ending Oct. 16, as fuel prices level out and return to pre-hurricane levels, reports AAA.

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Chicago to Add 182 Grant-Funded EVs

The City of Chicago has received a $15.5 million federal grant to purchase 182 electric vehicles (EVs) for the fleet and install EV charging stations.

 

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