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Halifax Installs First High-Power EV Charging Station

The new charging station, located at the Barrington Street Atlantic Superstore, has the capacity to charge an electric vehicle in one sixth the time it takes standard stations, according to Nova Scotia Power.

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BMW Donates i3 EVs to NYC Parks

BMW has donated 20 i3 battery-electric vehicles to NYC Parks for use in its TreesCount! 2015 program, the automaker has announced.

Edison International Teams Up with Tesla for Battery Storage Projects

Edison International announced it has established commercial agreements with Tesla as part of its launch of a new line of Tesla Energy products.

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Paratransit Provider Adds 61 Propane Autogas Shuttles

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) has added 61 new propane autogas shuttle buses to its Connector paratransit service, the southeast Michigan-based regional public transportation provider announced.

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Conn. Offers $3,000 EV Rebates

Connecticut will begin offering cash rebates of up to $3,000 to residents, businesses, and municipalities who purchase or lease eligible battery-electric, fuel cell, and plug-in hybrid vehicles, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced.

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Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.74 Per Gallon

Gasoline prices continued their upward climb, rising 5.3 cents to $2.744 for a gallon of unleaded as a national average, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

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IMPCO Awarded GM Bi-Fuel CNG Cab Chassis Program

IMPCO Automotive has been awarded General Motors' bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) cab chassis program for the 2016, 2017, and 2018 model years, the alternative fuel system supplier announced.

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Milwaukee Rolls Out Last of 22 CNG Refuse Trucks

The City of Milwaukee, Wis., recently put the last of its 22 compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks on the road. The trucks cost $5.97 million and were partly funded with grants.

As EDF sees it, even though trucks fueled by natural gas may be regarded as running green, methane is released to the atmosphere “all along the value chain."

Study: Biggest Downside to Natural Gas Trucks is Upstream Methane

Upstream methane is seen as the biggest downside to natural gas trucks, according to a new policy-analysis paper published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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Volvo XC90 Plug-in Hybrid Offers Standard Dual-Voltage Charger

AeroVironment, Inc.'s TurboCord dual-voltage (120-volt/240-volt) charger will come standard with Volvo's 2016 XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid luxury SUV, the technology company announced.

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TruStar to Refurbish City of Tucson's CNG Station

TruStar Energy, in conjunction with Arizona-based D.L. Withers Construction, has been contracted to refurbish the compressed natural gas (CNG) station for the City of Tucson, Ariz., the fueling infrastructure developer announced.

Average Diesel Price Moves Higher for Fifth Straight Week

The national average cost of on-highway diesel moved higher on Monday for the fifth consecutive week, hitting its highest level in two months.

VNG Adds 99-Cent Gallon CNG in Texas

VNG.Co, LLC has added compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling at a Valero-branded gasoline station in Houston and a Shell-branded gasoline station in Euless, outside of Dallas.

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California Awards $15M for Alt-Fuel Trucks

The California Energy Commission has approved nearly $15 million in grants for several projects that will fund alternative-fuel armored security trucks and refuse trucks in in the state.

Consortium Launched to Increase Propane Autogas Use

The Liquid Autogas Consortium has been launched to help increase propane autogas use among fleets in North America. Founding members of the consortium include Icom North America and Imega International.

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Waste Management to Build CNG Facility in Louisiana

Waste Management has started construction on a compressed natural gas (CNG) facility that will fuel trucks servicing the greater Baton Rouge, La., area. It's scheduled to open in August.

Joule's production facility in Hobbs, N.M. Photo courtesy of Joule.

CO2-Recycled Ethanol Meets U.S., European Standards

Joule Unlimited's ethanol fuel, produced from recycled carbon dioxide, has passed a round of third-party testing, setting the stage for commercial-use certification, the biotech company announced.

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ConocoPhillips to Add 300 Propane Autogas Trucks to Fleet

ConocoPhillips recently announced it will convert 30 trucks to propane autogas this year and replace more than 300 more trucks over the next five years with vehicles powered by propane autogas.

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Smith EV Returns with Chinese Funding

Smith Electric Vehicles is returning to the U.S market after it announced an agreement to form a joint venture with Hong Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles.

CARB Certifies Propane Autogas System for Isuzu Cabovers

Newnan, Ga.,-based Campbell-Parnell has been approved by the California Air Resource Board to supply a propane autogas fuel system for Isuzu NPR HD cabovers.

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USPS Considering Drone Delivery Vehicle

The Workhorse Group — with its electric truck and a drone delivery system — is among the 15 companies qualified by the U.S. Postal Service as potential suppliers of its next-generation delivery vehicle.

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Study: 25 Percent of Cars Create Most Air Pollution

The majority of vehicle pollution is produced by a small number of older or "badly-tuned" cars and trucks, according to a study by researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Toyota Mirai production line. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Mazda, Toyota to Share Fuel Cell, Diesel Tech

The proposed partnership will allow Mazda to use Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell system and plug-in technology. Mazda would then provide its fuel-efficient Skyactiv gasoline and diesel engine technologies to Toyota.

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Penske Awarded $400,000 Grant from DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Penske Truck Leasing a $400,000 grant for the company’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demonstration and Enhanced Driver Experience Project, to be administered by the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Montgomery County Opens CNG Fueling Site

Montgomery County, Md., recently opened its second compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The new site offers CNG and E-85 fuel to fleet and public drivers.

 

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