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2015 Work Truck Show Gives Green Truck Summit Details

The Green Truck Summit features educational sessions that cover advanced technologies and alternative fuels, implementation strategies, and timely insights into regulatory changes.

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Linen Delivery Fleet Adds Hydraulic Hybrid Truck

Uniform and linen supplier AmeriPride Services Inc. has taken delivery of its first hydraulic hybrid truck in North America, a 2014 Ford F59 chassis with a Morgan Olson Route Star walk-in van body.

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Lexus Offers NX Compact SUV for 2015

Lexus is entering the growing compact SUV segment with the 2015 NX gasoline and hybrid model that will make its North American debut at the L.A. Auto Show.

CEO Pablo Acedo poses with VIA eREV vans. Photo courtesy of VIA.

EPA Certifies VIA Motors' Hybrid Van

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted certification to VIA Motors' eREV gasoline-electric hybrid van, paving the way for shipping of the vehicle to fleets, the company announced Nov. 13.

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Bi-Fuel Impala Tested With Bonfire, Rifle Round

General Motors has subjected the compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tank of its 2015 Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala to several extreme tests, including the "bonfire test," penetration test with an armor-piercing rifle round, and impact testing.

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U.S., China Announce Emissions Pact

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have set a goal to lower carbon-dioxide emissions in the U.S. and China by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

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Daimler Recalls CNG Freightliner M2 Trucks

The manual tank shutoff valve is at risk for getting stuck in the closed position and blocking the flow of fuel to the engine in 16 2013 model-year trucks.

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Logistics Fleet Adds AMP Electric Vans in Texas

AMP Holding Inc. has entered into a purchase agreement with a major transportation company to supply 18 battery-electric Workhorse E-100 walk-in vans to be deployed in the Houston-Galveston, Texas, area.

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Frito-Lay Brings Fleet Sustainability Program to Ohio

With the assistance of the U.S. Department of Energy coalition Clean Fuels Ohio, Frito-Lay's Ohio fleet now has 45 propane autogas-powered Ford E350 vans and five electric Newton delivery trucks.

October New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Ratings Flat

Fuel economy for new vehicles sold in October averaged 25.3 mpg, which is the same fuel economy for light-duty vehicle sold in September, according to a study from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.

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N.Y. County Requires 35 MPG for Fleet Purchases

Elected officials in Westchester County, N.Y., have approved legislation mandating that new vehicle purchases must be high-mileage vehicles, electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, or alternative-fuel vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz Changes Vehicle Nomenclature

Mercedes-Benz is following suit of Infiniti and Cadiliac and changing the way they name their vehicles to make it less confusing for customers.

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NGVAmerica Launches Natural Gas Station Mapping Tool

NGVAmerica has launched an online tool that helps fleet drivers locate the nation's natural gas fueling stations.

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Natural Gas Expected To Grow Despite Diesel Price Drop

Looking at the most likely adoption curve, ACT believes Class 8 penetration is expected to total 23% of the units sold in 2025.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.94 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 5.2 cents to $2.941 per gallon for the week ending Nov. 10, extending a recent price slide that began in late June, according to federal data.

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BMW Street Lights Include EV Chargers

BMW has designed LED street lights that can charge electric vehicles.

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Diesel Prices Rise, Midwest Region Skyrockets

The long ride of falling diesel prices has ended with the fuel posting its first weekly increase since late June, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

2015 Chevrolet Sonic via GM.

EPA Certifies CNG Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic

Vehicle modifier Crazy Diamond Performance has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to produce compressed natural gas versions of the Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Sonic compact sedans.

OOIDA Appealing Dismissal of Lawsuit Against CARB

The association’s original lawsuit, on behalf of its small-business trucking members, was filed against CARB in December of last year in connection with the agency’s truck and bus regulations.

Calif. Changes CNG/LNG Tax Measurement

At the start of 2015, the state will begin taxing compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) based on a per-pound rather than per-foot rate.

Love’s Plans Fast-Fill CNG Station in Georgia

Love's is opening a CNG station in Thomson Georgia, in part to offer a reliable place to fill up for Werner Enterprises CNG trucks operating in the area.

Nestlé Waters North America unveiled five medium-duty beverage trucks equipped with ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems: Photo via Roush.

Nestle Deploys Propane Autogas Delivery Trucks in L.A.

Nestle Waters North America has deployed five propane autogas powered delivery trucks in Los Angeles to deliver Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water.

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EPA, DOE Release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide

Automakers have increased the number of fuel-efficient car models and classes available to fleet buyers for the 2015 model year, according to the the annual fuel economy guide from the U.S. EPA and DOE.

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Tesla Delays Model X Luxury SUV

Tesla Motors has pushed back production of its Model X battery-electric SUV to late 2015 due to manufacturing constraints, the company has announced.

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Alternative-Fuel Station to Open at Chicago Airport

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has contracted Clean Energy Fuels to build a travel center offering compressed natural gas, biodiesel, and charging stations for battery-electric vehicles near O’Hare International Airport.

 
 

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