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Fiat 500e Cars Recalled for Cruise Control Software

A glitch in the software may cause a misreading of motor-generated torque levels, causing the car to mistakenly shift into neutral.

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Vehicle Fuel Economy Rises 0.3 MPG in May

The University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute conducted a study of vehicle fuel economy and emissions, from October 2007 to May 2015.

Oklahoma Gov. Signs NGV Conversion Bill

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has approved legislation that will allow interest-free loans to county governments in the state to buy natural gas vehicles or convert fleet vehicles to natural gas.

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Elio Motors Begins Building Prototype Vehicle

Elio Motors has started work on a prototype of its enclosed, three-wheeled vehicle, the company announced. The P5 will include Elio Motors' recently unveiled 0.9 liter, 3-cylinder engine prototype and a manual transmission.

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Texas CNG, LNG Sales Increase 78 Percent

Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Texas have increased 78 percent over financial-year 2014 as measured by increases in tax revenue from the alternative fuels, according to the state Comptroller’s office.

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Propane Autogas 2016 F-150 Shown at GFX

A 2016 Ford F-150 powered by propane autogas will be on display at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference in Denver this week, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has announced.

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Gasoline Price Flat at $2.78 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline remained unchanged at $2.78 per gallon for the week ending June 8, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Diesel Prices Decrease Slightly for Second Week

The average cost of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped again this week, moving lower for the second time in more than a month.

The truck features software that helps prevent unsafe driving practices such as speeding. (Photos: Jason King, PG&E)

'Connected' Bucket Truck Details Released

Developed in partnership with Altec and Telogis, PG&E is combing an ePTO system with telematics and even digital license plate technology for this Class 5 bucket truck.

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Chicago Fleets Saved 25M Fuel Gallons Last Year

The commercial and government fleet members of the Chicago Area Clean Cities saved more than 25 million gallons of petroleum in 2014, which reduced fuel consumption and improved air quality, according to the group.

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Ford Upgrades Transit Connect Van for 2016

Ford has added a flexible-fuel option and a perimeter alarm with its 2016 Transit Connect cargo van and several new options on the passenger variant, Ford has announced.

SMUD Unveils EV Fast-Charge Station in Citrus Heights

The fast-charge station is just the second in the region to accommodate most types of EVs manufactured by foreign and domestic automakers, and it’s one of the first installed in the U.S. by a utility.

SDG&E to Install Up to 550 EV Charging Sites

The pilot program calls for SDG&E to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure at up to 550 sites throughout the utility's service territory.

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Clean Air Power Dual-Fuel System Receives Certification

Clean Air Power has received certification on its Genesis-Edge Dual-Fuel engine system from the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.

Stabilis customer fueling with LNG at the San Antonio location. Photo courtesy of Shell

Shell Opens LNG Lanes at Two Texas TA Locations

Shell is offering liquefied natural gas at two TravelCenters of America truck fueling stations in Texas, located in Dallas and San Antonio.

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Republic Services Wins Clean Fuels Award

Republic Services’ fleet in Baton Rouge, La., has been awarded Louisiana Clean Fuels’ Fleet of the Year Award for its compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet expansion and petroleum reductions.

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XL Hybrids Offers GM 3500/4500 Powertrain

XL Hybrids has begun supplying its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain for General Motors' 3500/4500 cutaway and cab chassis van beginning with 2011 model-year vehicles, according to the company.

MEMA NorCal attendees awaiting their turn on the NASCAR course. Photo courtesy of David Worthington.

MEMA NorCal Holds First Meeting

The Northern California Chapter of the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA NorCal) held its first event at Sonoma Raceway in May.

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Orange EV Files Initial Order for Electric Terminal Truck

Orange EV has filed an initial order for its T-Series electric terminal truck to be sent to manufacturing and distribution facilities in Chicago, the company announced.

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McNeilus' New Front Loading Refuse Truck Enables CNG

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing has added the Meridian front loader to the company’s lineup of refuse vehicles.

Nebraska Gov. Signs Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Bill

Nebraska's Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved legislation that will establish a new program offering rebates for alternative-fuel vehicle conversions, according to documents from the state legislature.

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Report: EV Charging Stations to Reach 12.7M by 2020

The number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations worldwide is expected to grow to more than 12.7 million units by 2020 from more than 1 million units in last year.

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Ga. County Installs Charging Stations

Cobb County, Ga., is installing a network of 22 electric chargers around the county that will be used for fleet vehicles and by the public.

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Gasoline Flat at $2.78 Per Gallon

The national average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased only slightly, six-tenths of a cent, to $2.78 per gallon for the week ending June 1, according to federal records.

Diesel Prices Do About-Face

The average price of on-highway diesel moved a little lower this week, following six consecutive weekly increases, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

 

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