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GM Revives Malibu Hybrid for 2016

General Motors is offering a new Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid for the 2016 model year using technology from the 2016 Volt.

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Gasoline Use Falls to Lowest Level in 30 Years

The average gasoline consumption by Americans is at its lowest level in at least 30 years, according to a report from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.

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Ben and Jerry's Using Ice Cream-Dispensing Tesla

In an effort to promote climate awareness, Ben and Jerry’s has converted a Tesla into an ice cream vehicle. The campaign is also bringing along its converted B100 biodiesel truck.

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Oregon Refuse Hauler Adding McNeilus CNG Systems

Pride Disposal of Portland, Ore., will begin deploying new roll-off trucks equipped with McNeilus Truck and Manufactuing's NGEN compressed natural gas (CNG) system.

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House Members Seek to End Ethanol Mandate

A bi-partisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would end the ethanol mandate, following a similar measure introduced in the U.S. Senate in late February.

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Gasoline Rises to $2.45 Per Gallon

The price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose 0.4 of a cent to $2.457 per gallon for the week ending March 23, according to federal records.

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Feds Ramping Up Purchase of Zero-Emission Vehicles

The federal government plans to increase its purchasing of zero-emission vehicles, following an executive order signed by President Obama requiring 50 percent of the federal fleet to be battery-electric or hydrogen vehicles by 2025.

ATA Joins Suit Against Oregon's Clean Fuels Program

The American Trucking Associations has joined a lawsuit against the state of Oregon to block the state’s low carbon fuel standards.

Average Diesel Cost Falls to Lowest Level in More Than a Month

The national average cost of on-highway diesel has moved lower for the second consecutive week, following five straight weekly hikes, while regular grade gasoline edged higher.

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Grant Funding Buys Calif. County 6 EVs

Monterey County, Calif., is purchasing six electric vehicles almost entirely funded with grant money. The county was awarded $27,000 per vehicle for the six cars and is paying the remaining $855 per vehicle and taxes.

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Biodiesel Imports Plummet 36 Percent

After reaching record levels in 2013, United States imports of biomass-based diesel fuel (both biodiesel and renewable diesel) fell 36 percent, to 333 million gallons in 2014.

Green Truck Association Elects New Leadership

The Green Truck Association, an affiliate division of the National Truck Equipment Association, recently elected new officers of its board of governors.

Medium-Duty, Long Haul Trucks Awarded EPA Diesel Grants

The DERA funding covers engine replacements, repowers, and idle reduction technologies to clean up a variety of older diesel engines, including those in heavy-duty trucks used at ports, delivery trucks, and long haul trucks.

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Ford Using Recycled Plastic Bottles in F-150 Seats

Ford has begun using a material known as Repreve that's derived from recycled plastic bottles to manufacture the cloth seats of the 2015 F-150 pickup and four other vehicles.

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Waste Management Opens Public CNG Station in Calif.

Waste Management has opened a public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Southern California to refuel Waste Management’s local fleet and sell CNG to commercial fleets and consumers.

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Clean Diesel, Hybrid Registrations Post Double-Digit Gains

Clean diesel car and SUV vehicle registrations increased by 13.5 percent in 2014 over 2013, while hybrid car and SUV registrations increased by 15.1 percent.

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Tesla Adds Charge Alert to Model S EV

Tesla is updating the software for its Model S to include safety connectivity features, including an alert designed to prevent drivers from accidentally running out of charge.

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Wash. Nissan Dealer Opens EV Fast-Charging

A Washington state Nissan dealer has opened a fast-charging depot with six stations that makes it the largest group of fast chargers at any dealership in the U.S., Nissan reported.

States Grapple with Fuel Taxation

As state governments seek the best avenues to fund their highway infrastructure spending this year, many governors and legislators are looking closely at where making changes to motor-vehicle fuel taxation may get them.

Ohio State U. Building CNG Fueling Station

Ohio State University is building a $2.5 million compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station to power its four CNG buses and additional vehicles that will be converted to run on the natural gas.

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BMW's X5 PHEV to Arrive This Fall

BMW's 2016 X5 xDrive40e will be the first plug-in hybrid vehicle from the automaker when it arrives in U.S. showrooms in the fall.

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Navigant: 12M EVs on Global Roads in 2023

The number of plug-in electric vehicles in use is projected to reach 12 million globally by 2023, while worldwide revenue from charging services is expected to increase to $2.9 billion from $152.6 million projected for this year, according to Navigant Research.

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Gasoline Reverses Rising Tide, Falls to $2.45 Per Gallon

The nation's average price of unleaded gasoline reversed six weeks of rising prices and fell 3.4 cents to $2.453 per gallon for the week ending March 16, according to federal data.

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Ryder Opens NGV Maintenance Facility in Calif.

Ryder System has opened a natural gas and diesel vehicle maintenance facility in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., to provide vehicle maintenance for Ryder lease and rental customers, mobile maintenance, and a 20-minute rental service guarantee, along with on-site diesel fueling.

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Tesla's Musk Vows to End EV 'Range Anxiety'

Tesla Motors may be extending the range of its Model S battery-electric vehicle, CEO Elon Musk tweeted Sunday.

 

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