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Utility Conducts Study of Electric Vehicles

The goal of the Salt River Project's study is to determine what impact the increase in energy consumption will have on the grid as more chargers are installed in homes and businesses to meet demand.

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Calif. Utilities Approve $41M for EV Pilots

CPUC approved 15 pilot projects to boost electric vehicle adoption, including the electrification of school buses, delivery trucks, airport/seaport equipment, truck stops, and commuter locations.

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GM's Autonomous EV Will Exclude Steering Wheel, Pedal

GM filed a safety petition with the U.S. government for the approval of an autonomous car that does not feature a steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls.

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U.S. Biodiesel Production Increased in 2017

Biodiesel production in the United States increased through the first nine months of 2017, despite the end of a federal biodiesel blender's tax credit in 2016.

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Gasoline Prices Flat at $2.49

The national gas price of unleaded gas remained flat at $2.49 from last week, maintaining what were the highest gas prices to start the year since 2014, according to AAA.

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Fisker Unveils New Electric Luxury Sedan, EV Battery Technology

Fisker Inc. has unveiled the Fisker EMotion luxury sedan prototype that looks to rival the Tesla Model S, and also revealed a solid-sate battery for electric vehicles that will look to provide more power and range than lithium-ion batteries.

Photo of the Niro EV Concept courtesy of Kia.

Kia’s Mobility Plan Includes 16 New Electrified Vehicles

Kia has outlined its mobility plans for the future, which includes a focus on autonomous and connected car technology, and the introduction of 16 new advanced powertrain vehicles by 2025.

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Hyundai's New Fuel-Cell SUV Has 307 Miles of Range

Hyundai unveiled its all-new fuel cell EV (FCEV) SUV, the Nexo, which has an estimated range of 370 miles with a five minute fueling duration, and offers a host of new automated driving technologies.

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Va. City to Keep EVs Following V2X Pilot

The City of Danville, Va., is permanently adding four electric vehicles to its fleet thanks to a donation from bi-directional EV charging startup Fermata Energy.

Image of converted Ford F-150 courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids Gets Latest CARB Approval

XL Hybrids has received approval for plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks in the Golden State of California.

Photo of the Tesla Model 3 by Paul Clinton.

Tesla's Model 3 Falling Short of Production Goals

Tesla only delivered 1,550 Model 3 cars in the fourth quarter of 2017 and won’t hit full scale production of the vehicle until June.

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New Vehicle Fuel Economy Falls to 25 MPG

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in December fell to 25 mpg — down 0.2 mpg from a revised November value, according to Brandon Schoettle and Michael Sivak, researchers from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

California Lawmaker Wants to Ban Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles by 2040

A California assemblyman has introduced a bill that would require all new passenger vehicles sold in 2040 to be zero-emission vehicles.

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Gasoline Prices Jump to $2.49 Per Gallon

The national average price of unleaded gasoline jumped 5 cents to $2.49 per gallon in the first week of 2018 and has reached a level not seen since 2014 during the week that starts the new year, according to AAA.

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Colo. City to Convert Sewage Gas to RNG to Power Refuse Fleet

The City of Longmont, Colo., will convert biogas from its Waste Water Treatment Plant to renewable natural gas, which will be used to power the city's trash trucks.

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Italian Natural Gas Distributor Replaces Fleet with Methane-Powered FCA Vehicles

The fleet conversion is part of the Italgas 2017-2023 Industrial Plan to reduce emissions and improve air quality in the company's areas of operation.

Westport Partners with Tata in India to Meet Emission Standards

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. has entered into an agreement with Tata Motors to have their 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder natural gas spark-ignited commercial vehicle engine family meet the Indian Government’s new emission standards.

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DTE Energy Names Director of Southeast Michigan Gas Operations

Mark Johnson leads a team at DTE Gas responsible for maintenance and repair of the natural gas distribution system in Southeastern Michigan.

Photo of 2018 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Ioniq PHEV Provides 650 Miles of Range

Hyundai has begun selling its 2018 Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid, which offers more than 650 miles of range, including 29 miles in electric mode, Hyundai has announced.

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European Fleets to Test Electric Volkswagen Crafter Van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered battery-electric versions of its Crafter cargo van to an international group of major customers for testing before it is released in September 2018.

Photo of a CNG-powered Ford F-150 courtesy of Westport.

Westport Supplying Natural Gas Tech to China

Westport Fuel Systems will provide its high pressure direct injection technology, designed to enable heavy-duty trucks to operate on natural gas, to the Chinese market.

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Holiday Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.44 Per Gallon

The national average gasoline price increased two cents to $2.44 per gallon for the week ending Dec. 26, as more drivers hit the road for the holidays, according to AAA.

Green Motion launched in 2007 offering vehicles with lower CO2 emissions. The group recently added Toyota hybrid models to its fleet. Photo via Green Motion.

Green Motion Recognized for Sustainability

Corporate Vision Magazine recognized Green Motion in its 2017 Executive Awards for its sustainable business model.

In January, Green Motion opened its 27th master country franchise in Morocco with Hire Automotive Group (HAG). CEO Richard Lowden, left, stands with franchisee Tarik Dbiliji.

Green Motion Expands Fleet in Morocco

Green Motion Morocco has added new Toyota hybrid models to its car rental fleet.

Photo courtesy of Phoenix Motorcars.

Parking Services Company Launches EV Shuttle Bus at SoCal Airport.

Parking Concepts Inc. has launched the first battery-electric shuttle bus at the Ontario International Airport in Southern California with the deployment of a zero emissions utility shuttle from Phoenix Motorcars.

 

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