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New Zealand Launches Electric Vehicle Information Campaign

New Zealand has launched an electric vehicles information campaign to mark the start of International Drive Electric Week.

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Gasoline Prices Fall With Switch to Winter Blend

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline continued its slide to around the $2.20 level with stations switching over to the winter blend, according to AAA.

Dubai Adds Hybrids for Police, Taxi Service

Dubai police have received four Toyota Prius cars from Al-Futtaim Motors, bringing the total number of hybrids in the fleet to 10.

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Idaho City Adding EVs, PHEVs

The City of Boise, Idaho, plans to add six battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles to its fleet and invest in additional charging stations throughout the city.

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Nissan Introduces Rogue Hybrid for 2017

Nissan is introducing a gasoline-electric hybrid Rogue compact SUV for 2017 that's expected to deliver 35 mpg on the highway, Nissan has announced.

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EDI, First Priority GreenFleet Partner to Produce Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions company Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and First Priority GreenFleet announced an agreement to produce alternative-fuel commercial vehicles.

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is among the recalled models. Photo courtesy of GM.

GM Recalls Multiple Models for Air Bags

The U.S. recall, tied to a software defect, covers 3.64 million vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

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NHTSA Vehicle Research and Test Center Director to Address Fleet Technology Expo

Tim Johnson, director of NHTSA’s Vehicle Research and Test Center, will be on hand at this year’s Fleet Technology Expo in Schaumburg, Ill., to open the event at the opening breakfast on Tuesday, October 18.

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Pacific Gas & Electric Proposes 7,600 EV Charging Stations

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to install 7,600 electric vehicle charging stations.

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Mercedes-Benz Shows Future Vision of Cargo Vans

Mercedes-Benz has developed its Vision Van concept vehicle that looks to the future of delivery by incorporating mobility concepts, robotics, and automation highlighted by a pair of roof-mounted drones.

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NTEA's Fleet Relations Director Joins Chicago Clean Cities Board

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) has elected Chris Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations, to its executive board.

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Ind. Police Fleet Boosts Ethanol Use

The Crown Point Police Department (Ind.) has received funding to continue using alternative fuels, including the E-85 ethanol blend.

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Gasoline Prices Dip Over Labor Day

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell to around the $2.20 level after the Labor Day weekend, which marks the end of the summer driving season, according to data from AAA and the federal government.

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV's reconfigurable screen courtesy of GM.

Chevrolet Bolt to Offer One-Pedal Driving Mode

General Motors' 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will offer a one-pedal driving mode that allows drivers to maximize fuel efficiency with greater use of regenerative braking.

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New-Vehicle MPG Falls in August

The average fuel economy of vehicles sold in August fell 0.1 mpg to 25.3 mpg from July, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Daimler Extends China Portfolio with EV

Daimler extends its portfolio of new energy vehicles with the introduction of the DENZA 400, the company’s “Made in China, for China” electric vehicle from Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd.

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Chicago Park District Using Cooking Oil to Fuel Trucks

Through its biodiesel program, the Chicago Park District recycles used cooking oil from local restaurants to fuel 56 vehicles in its fleet, including lawnmowers, refuse trucks, and log loaders.

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Commercial Vehicle-to-Grid Hub Installed in Denmark

A fully commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) hub is now operating in Denmark, a result of a collaboration between Nissan, Enel, and Nuvve.

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Sacramento County Switches to Renewable LNG

Sacramento County has announced that it will make the switch from liquefied natural gas (LNG) to renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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BYD, Beijing Sanitation Group Launch Electric Trucks

BYD Company Ltd. and the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group have launched a pure electric sanitation truck lineup with a total of 26 models to serve the city’s administration.

New Freightliner Cascadia 126” BBC 72” Raised Roof Sleeper Cab shown with AeroX and Elite exterior appearance package. Photo courtesy Freightliner.

Next-Generation Freightliner Cascadia Emphasizes Fuel Economy, Connectivity, Drivers

Every aspect of the next-generation Freightliner Cascadia unveiled Sept. 1 “has been re-imagined,” said Richard Howard, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. It’s a "completely brand new truck"... not Cascadia 2.0.

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Okla. City Receives Grant for CNG Fueling Station

The City of Norman (Okla.) has received a $100,000 grant from the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments to expand the storage tanks at its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station to better meet demand during peak hours.

Photo of 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron by Vince Taroc.

Audi Updates A3 Sportback e-tron for 2017

Audi is refreshing its A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid for 2017 with expanded technology features such as its virtual dashboard, rear-view camera, Apple CarPlay, and forward automatic braking.

Volvo Group Outlines SuperTruck II Plans

Volvo Group has outlined how it plans to use $20 million in federal funding to further the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks as part of the SuperTruck II initiative.

Plug In America Launches Website

Plug In America, the nation’s leading organization in electric vehicle consumer advocacy, has announced the launch of its new website.

 
 

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