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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.

Photo via Department of Energy.

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.

Photo of Model X courtesy of Tesla Motors.

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.

Photo via Wikimedia.

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.

Toyota Camry photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Recalls Camry, Avalon for Steering

To fix the problem in these 2014 vehicles, Toyota dealers will replace the left front lower suspension arm with a new one.

Photo of 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Sport courtesy of Nissan.

Infiniti Hybrids Recalled for Unintended Acceleration

The recall affects 2013-2014 model-year Infiniti M35, 2014-MY Infiniti Q50 and 2014-2015-MY Infiniti Q70 hybrid vehicles.

Photo via ampCNG.

Trillium Joint Venture Opens Texas CNG Station

Amp Trillium, a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, opened the first public access CNG station in Sweetwater, Texas, capable of accommodating all CNG vehicles including Class 8 trucks.

Photo of 2015 Civic Natural Gas courtesy of Honda.

Honda Announces 2015 Civic CNG Pricing

Honda's Civic Natural Gas returns for the 2015 model year with a starting price of $27,530 for the base model, the automaker has announced.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Recalls Infiniti Q50, Q70 Hybrids

Two separate recalls, addressing transmission and electric motor issues, affect a total of 6,229 Infiniti hybrid sedans.

Photo: Greenkraft

Greenkraft Receives Grant to Develop CNG-PHEV Class 4 Truck

Greenkraft Inc. has announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) approved Greenkraft’s and Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.’s (EDI) joint application for a grant to develop a compressed natural gas (CNG)-hybrid electric vehicle.

Photo: GAZ

Russian Post Using GAZ CNG Vehicles

Russia's national postal operator will use GAZelle Business CNG vehicles on a trial basis.

Photo of the FCX Clarity fuel-cell vehicle courtesy of Honda.

DOE Offers $1M for Compact Hydro Fueling System

The U.S. Department of Energy is offering a $1 million prize for the engineer or entrepreneur who develops an affordable and small-scale hydrogen fueling station.

Fisker, Quantum Announce PHEV Software Deal

Quantum Fuel Systems will provide plug-in hybrid control software to Fisker Auto Group for use in the re-launched Karma, the Lake Forest company has announced.

Photo of Republic CNG truck courtesy of Republic Services.

Republic Services Adds 14 CNG Trucks

Commercial waste hauler Republic Services has added 14 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its fleet serving the Puget Sound area of Washington, bringing the total number of CNG trucks in that area to 109, the company has announced.

Day 2's general session sat down (L to R) Tony Orta, Southern California Gas, Banny Allison, AmeriPride, and Kelly Reagan, City of Columbus, Ohio to talk about their experiences in the fleet world. Photo by Becky May

2014 Green Fleet Conference Wrap Up

The Green Fleet Conference & Expo rallied its 550 attendees back together for day two of the alternative fuels conference.

Photo via Wikipedia.

Gasoline Prices Fall Below $3 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell below $3 per gallon for the first time since late 2010 when it reached $2.982 per gallon on Dec. 20 of that year, according to federal data.

Photo of 2013 Accent courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai, Kia Agree to MPG Settlement

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to pay $100 million in a settlement for misstating the fuel economy of some 1.2 million vehicles they sold from the 2012 and 2013 model years.

Average Diesel Cost Continues Falling, Lowest Since 2011

Fuel and crude oil are continuing down the road toward lower prices, hitting levels not seen in at least nearly two and half years.

Nigeria CNG Plant Near Completion

Green Gas Ltd, the joint venture between Nigerian Independent Petroleum Company (NIPCO) and Nigerian Gas Company (NGC), has developed a multi-billion dollar plant in Ibafon, Ogun, which will produce natural gas to power vehicles in the region.

Photo courtesy of Vision Fleet

Indianapolis Begins Rolling Out 425 EVs

The City of Indianapolis will upgrade 425 non-police pursuit sedans to plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles by 2016, cut its fleet size by 100 vehicles, and save $8.7 million over ten years.

Booths at the 2014 TMC Annual Meeting.

TMC to Focus on Future of Fuel at Annual Meeting

The Technology & Maintenance Council announced a “Fueling the Future” theme for its 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, taking place in Nashville, Tenn.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan LEAF Surpasses Annual U.S. EV Sales Record

The Nissan LEAF set a new electric vehicle record for the most sold EVs in the U.S.

 
 

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