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Asia-Pacific Strongest Market for Biofuel Growth

The Asia-Pacific region will see the strongest growth in the use of ethanol and biodiesel by 2018, according to a report by London-based analyst Frost & Sullivan.

Trillium President Mary Boettcher is bullish on the future of CNG in trucking. Photo by Evan Lockridge

Trillium CNG's New Compressor May Double Refueling Rate

SAN DIEGO -- Trillium CNG announced a new compressor that has the potential to double the refueling rate for vehicles powered by compressed natural gas. This could allow more vehicles to fuel at one time and offer opportunities for future advances in CNG technology, according to the company.

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VW Introduces Plug-In Hybrid Passat GTE

The Passat GTE is powered by a 1.4L four-cylinder TSI engine that delivers 154 hp and an electric motor that delivers 114 hp. Combined they produce 215 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.

Venturi Sets Land-Speed Record for EVs

Venturi Automobiles set a land-speed record for battery-electric vehicles this summer at the the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, a record that was certified at the Paris Motor Show this week.

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New Light-Duty Fuel Economy Falls in September

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in September fell 0.5 mpg to 25.3 mpg from August — a significant drop attributed to increased sales of light trucks and SUVs, according to research from the University of Michigan.

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Tesla May Unveil New Model Oct. 9

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is once again catching the attention of Tesla fans with his vague tweet of “About time to unveil the D and something else,” on Oct. 1.

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Jaguar Reveals XE Diesel Performance Specs

Jaguar released performance data for the four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engines it will offer in the new mid-size XE sports sedan at the Paris Motor Show.

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Volvo: Plug-In Hybrid XC90 Delivers 110 MPG

Volvo has released more details on its redesigned 2015 XC90 luxury SUV, including the plug-in hybrid model Volvo claims will deliver 110 mpg.

Alliance AutoGas Fueling Network Reaches 100 Members

Better-Fuels of Virginia and CNG Interstate of Oklahoma have joined the Alliance Autogas propane fueling network, which has now reached 100 members in North America, the company has announced.

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Zero Increases Range on 2015 Electric Cycles

Zero Motorcycles has increased the range and added anti-lock (ABS) braking, tire and suspension upgrades to its 2015 lineup of electric motorcycles. Several law enforcement agencies in northern California have purchased Zero cycles.

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Calif. County Moves to CNG

Sacramento County, Calif., has begun switching to compressed natural gas (CNG) from liquified natural gas (LNG) for its fleet by awarding a contract to TruStar Energy for fueling infrastructure.

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ROUSH CleanTech to Launch Propane Autogas Transit in 2016

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a propane autogas powered Ford Transit full-size van to fleet customers in the middle of 2016, the company told

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Mitsubishi Recalls i-MiEV for Brake Vacuum Pump

The recall covers 1,810 2010-2014 model-year electric cars.

Westport Introduces Next-Gen NatGas Fuel Injectors

Long development time for next-generation HPDI system, sales uncertainties, and lack of 'comfort' with a customer will reduce revenues this year.

John Deere's propane mower is one of the many mowers on the incentive list. Photo courtesy of John Deere.

PERC Doubles Propane Mower Incentive

The Propane Mower Incentive Program offers a financial incentive to purchase propane-fueled mowers has doubled from $1,000 to $2,000.

Proposed Location of Tenaska Bayou LNG: Graphic via Tenaska.

Proposed NatGas Fueling Facility in La. Would Open in 2017

Tenaska NG Fuels and Waller Marine are partnering to develop, construct and operate a new natural gas fueling facility off Interstate 10 near Baton Rouge.

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Trillium Opens Ohio CNG Fueling Station

Trillium CNG partnered with Heritage Cooperative to open a new CNG fueling station in Kenton, Ohio. The station is part of Heritage’s $7 million Kenton Agriculture Campus Expansion.

The newly opened full-service Young Truck Sales location in Canton, Ohio: Photo via Volvo Trucks

Ohio Volvo Dealership Expands Natural Gas Servicing

The Young Truck Sales dealership Canton, Ohio, has increased its service capabilities with an expansion to its servicing department including an expanded capacity to service natural gas vehicles.

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GM Teases Camouflaged Next-Gen Volt

General Motors revealed an image of its next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt with a photo and short profile of how the automaker is camouflaging the vehicle prior to its introduction in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Argentina Adds CNG Fueling Stations

Since August of 2013, Argentina has added 27 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations.

One of the i-MiEVs donated to Ulan Bator. Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Donates i-MiEVs to Mongolian Capital

Mitsubishi donated two i-MiEV battery-electric hatchbacks and one electric vehicle charging unit to Mongolia's capital city of Ulan Bator.

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Ram Increases EcoDiesel to 20 Percent of 1500 Production

Ram Truck will increase production of its Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup truck to 20 percent of all all half-ton pickups produced starting in November, the Chrysler Group unit announced.

Average Diesel Cost Falls Again, Lowest Since July 2012

UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel has managed to go another week without an increase, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Agility Recalls CNG Fuel Systems for Leaky Hoses

Agility Fuel Systems is recalling 99 side-mount compressed natural gas fuel systems because premature corrosion might lead to fuel leakage that poses a fire risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety reports.

Wash. City Converting Refuse Fleet to CNG

Starting later this year, the city will begin replacing aging diesel refuse trucks with dedicated CNG refuse trucks. The conversion of the fleet to CNG is expected to take five years and eventually save the city 500,000 gallons in fuel consumption per year.


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