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Penn. Awards $7.3 Million for Nat Gas Conversions

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett awarded $7.3 million in funding to 18 companies, organizations and partnerships to make the switch from natural gas for their heavy-duty fleets.

$1.3M in Ark. Rebates to Fund Mostly Infrastructure

The Arkansas Energy Office (AEO), a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, announced it is reopening the Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program with a total of $1.31 million in rebates.

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2016 Honda HR-V Rated at 28/35 MPG

Honda's 2016 HR-V front-wheel-drive compact SUV should deliver 28 miles per gallon in city driving and 35 mpg on the highway, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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2015 Smart Fortwo Gets Dual Clutch Transmission

The 2015 Smart Fortwo will offer a twinamic dual clutch transmission that allows a driver to shift in fully automatic or manual mode when it goes on sale in the U.S. in September as the first next-gen Smart model.

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Zenith Motors EV Shuttle Approved for Calif. Funding

Fleets in California now have access to a voucher for up to $50,000 toward the purchase of a Zenith Motors shuttle van.

Biodiesel Board Blames Feds for Industry Slump

Total U.S. biodiesel consumption fell to 1.75 billion gallons in 2014, down slightly from nearly 1.8 billion gallons in 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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Volkswagen's 2015-MY Fleet Incentives

Volkswagen is offering fleet incentives on 11 2015 models, including its first battery-electric car offered in the U.S.

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Audi Q7 Sheds 700 Pounds, Gets Diesel Hybrid

Audi's Q7 flagship luxury SUV will lose 700 pounds for the 2015 model year in a redesign that should make the full-size, seven-passenger SUV the lightest in its segment, according to Audi.

Colo. City Invests in Biogas Fueling Plant

The City of Grand Junction, Colo., has jointly invested in a biogas conditioning system and pipeline project that will provide a biogas-based fuel to municipal fleet vehicles, including 30 refuse trucks, dump trucks, pickups, and sedans.

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VIA Motors Begins Building Hybrid Silverado Pickup

VIA Motors has launched production of its hybrid electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup and Chevrolet Express cargo and passenger vans, Chairman Bob Lutz announced in Detroit.

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Mercedes-Benz Introduces First Plug-In Hybrid C-Class

Mercedes-Benz has introduced its first plug-in hybrid C-Class in the U.S. with the 2015 C350 Plug-In Hybrid that will arrive at dealer lots in the fall, the automaker announced.

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Honda to Introduce EV, Plug-In Hybrid by 2018

Honda will produce new battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models by 2018, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show, where the company also showed its FCV Concept hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

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ROUSH to Offer Propane Autogas Ford Medium-Duty Models

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering propane autogas versions of Ford medium-duty vehicles equipped with the 6.8-liter V-8, following certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

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Gasoline Falls to $2.13 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 7.5 cents to $2.139 for the week ending Jan. 12, continuing a slide that began in late June.

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Ram Improves 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup's Fuel Efficiency

Ram Truck has improved the fuel efficiency of its 1500 EcoDiesel pickup with a model that edges highway fuel economy for full-size pickups closer to 30 mpg highway — a bar once thought unattainable.

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Hyundai Enters EV Segment With Plug-In Sonata

The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle is expected to travel up to 22 miles on electric power and can recharge in as little as two and a half hours with a 240-volt charger.

Older Medium-Duty Diesels Face New Calif. Regs

California fleets who use medium-duty diesel trucks older than 20 years may have to replace these Class 4-6 vehicles under a set of new regulations going into effect this year.

Diesel Prices Continue Slide, Lowest In Over 4 Years

The U.S. Energy Department reported Monday the average U.S. price for on-highway diesel fell another 8,4 cents over the past week to $3.053 per gallon. This is the lowest price since October 2010 and is 83.3 cents less than the same time last year

Altec Forms Agreement with Idle Mitigation Systems Developer

Altec and ZeroRPM will provide enhanced idle mitigation and hybrid systems on work trucks to provide customers with improved fuel consumption and reduced tailpipe emissions.

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Nissan Details 2016 Titan's Cummins Turbo Diesel

Nissan is offering a 5.0-liter Cummins turbo diesel with its 2016 Titan pickup for the first time that will give work truck buyers greater capability for towing and payload, Nissan has announced.

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GM Unveils 200-Mile Bolt EV Concept

General Motors has launched a shot across the bow toward Tesla Motors by unveiling a concept battery-electric car with a range of 200 miles that will start at $30,000.

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2016 Chevrolet Volt Increases Range, MPG

General Motors has increased the range for its 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric hybrid to 50 miles from 38 for the existing model, revamped the styling, and added an fifth passenger seat.

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Nissan to Develop Autonomous Driving Tech with NASA

Nissan and NASA have entered a five-year partnership to research and develop autonomous driving technology.

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U.S. Plug-In EV Sales Up 23 Percent in 2014

An estimated 119,710 plug-in electric vehicles were sold in the U.S. in 2014, a 23-percent increase from 2013 and a 128-percent increase from 2012, according to InsideEVs.com.

What Will California Governor's Energy Goals Mean for Trucking?

In his inaugural address this week, California Gov. Jerry Brown laid out what he called “bold commitments” to sustain the environment in the nation’s most populous state, by reducing energy consumption.

 
 

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