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VW Invests $10 Million in EV Charging

Volkswagen plans to commit $10 million to support electric vehicle infrastructure by 2016, according to Jörg Sommer, vice president, product marketing and strategy, Volkswagen of America.

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Love’s Offers 99 Cent Per Gallon CNG

Love’s is offering 99-cent-per gallon compressed natural gas at select Midwest locations to mark the recent opening of a fast-fill CNG location in San Antonio. The deal will begin on Valentine’s Day and run for two weeks.

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CARB Hosting Diesel Regulation and Compliance Event

The California Air Resources Board is hosting the Diesel Truck Regulation Information Session and Conference in Los Angeles to inform fleets about current rules on diesel engines and explain how to maintain compliance.

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Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.19 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose 12.3 cents to $2.191 per gallon for the week ending Feb. 9 for the only the second consecutive week after a nearly eight-month decline.

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PG&E Proposes 25,000 EV Chargers in California

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has asked state regulators for permission to build an estimated 25,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers at sites across its service area in Northern and Central California.

Average Diesel Price Posts First Weekly Gain Since November

The average cost of on-highway diesel has posted its first price increase so far this year, but remains well below the level from the same time a year ago.

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Ford Brings LPG Transit Connect Taxi to Hong Kong

Ford has begun taking orders for its Transit Connect taxi, which has been purpose-built for Hong Kong, where taxis are a primary means of transportation for seven million residents and more than 54 million annual visitors.

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Orange EV Offers Electric Terminal Truck

Orange EV is now offering its T-Series electric terminal truck for on-road use in addition to the version it produces for off-road use, the company announced.

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Senators Push For Fair Taxing of LNG

Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) have reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would allow liquefied natural gas (LNG) to better compete with diesel with taxation based on energy output rather than per gallon.

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Agility, Clean Energy Reduce Cost of CNG System, Fueling

Agility Fuel Systems and Clean Energy Fuels announced a joint CNG fuel system sales program to reduce the incremental cost of heavy-duty natural gas trucks. Under the program, Agility and Clean Energy will work with trucking customers and offer CNG fuel systems installed at a substantially reduced cost when there is a natural gas fueling agreement.

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'Greenest' Vehicles Named By Energy Efficiency Group

The Smart Fortwo electric drive convertible/coupe has topped the "Greenest List" of vehicles by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the second straight year, the council has announced.

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Fuel Economy Improves for First Time Since August

The average fuel economy of new U.S. vehicles increased 0.3 mpg and logged the first improvement since August, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute's monthly report.

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Blossman Adds Government, Small Engine Specialists

Blossman Gas has hired two new associates to lead their efforts in the municipal and law enforcement market, as well as the sales of small engines.

Dubai Adopts Biodiesel for Municipal Vehicles

Dubai Municipality has signed an agreement with Neutral Fuels LLC to replace diesel in its vehicles with clean biodiesel, making Dubai a leading global city in the adoption of biodiesel.

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Lightning Hybrids' Hydraulic-Hybrid System Patented

Lightning Hybrids, designer and manufacturer of hydraulic brake regeneration systems for medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles, announced it has been awarded a full U.S. utility patent for the fourth generation of its parallel hydraulic hybrid system.

Calif. Summit Encourages Low-Carbon Fuel Usage

Industry leaders met to discuss the state of low-carbon fuels in California at the Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit, an annual event held by the clean transportation consortium CALSTART.

PERC Updates Propane Autogas Branding

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) debuted its first-ever logo and brand identity made specifically for propane autogas: PROPANE AUTOGAS Clean American Energy.

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Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.06 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose 2.4 cents to $2.068 per gallon for the week ending Feb. 2, according to federal data.

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Md. County to Add Motor Pool, PHEVs

The Prince George's County, Md., Fleet Management division is adding a second motor pool location and introducing plug-in hybrids as two right-sizing initiatives for 2015.

Average Diesel Cost Falls to Near 5-Year Low

The average cost of on-highway diesel continues falling in most of the country, declining another 3.5 cents over the past week.

Fleet Technology Expo Replacing Green Fleet Conference

Although no longer named Green Fleet Conference, the first-annual Fleet Technology Expo in August will include education on alternative fuels, while two additional session tracks — Fleet Analytics and Heavy Duty — will expand the available education and expo floor offerings.

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Okla. Grant Helps City Acquire Bi-Fuel CNG Pickup

The Sand Springs Fire Department has a new bi-fuel truck in its fleet thanks to INCOG’s Clean Cities Program with Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality public fleet conversion funds, according to a city press release.

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Freightliner Expands Propane Autogas SG2 Applications

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. has begun offering additional configurations of its S2G propane autogas vocational work truck, including a box truck recently provided to a California delivery fleet.

This illustration from the American Gas Association's 2014 Playbook, shows that gasoline prices rely on crude oil by 70 percent.

Oil Price Volatility Makes Case For NGVs

With the price of oil being highly unpredictable it only makes sense for commercial and government fleets to choose natural gas-powered vehicles, according to NGVAmerica President Matt Godlewski.

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Kia to Show Electric AWD Concept Vehicle in Chicago

Kia Motors will show off a concept utility vehicle equipped with electric all-wheel drive at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 12, the automaker has announced.

 
 

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