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Ala. Department of Corrections Saves with Propane Autogas

Alabama's Department of Corrections (DOC) saves thousands of dollars per year by fueling its vans with propane autogas.

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New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Falls 0.4 MPG

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in October fell 0.4 mpg to 24.8 mpg, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Nissan's 2017 LEAF Goes on Sale

Nissan has begun selling its 2017 LEAF as a carryover model, following a 2016-model-year update, for at least $31,545, which marks a $1,670 increase for the base model.

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BYD, Wayne Engineering Unveil All-Electric Refuse Truck

BYD and Wayne Engineering announced the launch of an all-new, fully electric refuse truck that has a range of 100 miles.

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Zero Introduces 2017 Electric Police Motorcycles

Zero Motorcycles has released information about its 2017 electric motorcycles, including its police versions. The company offers three police models that provide nearly silent, exhaust-free operation.

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Dana Rolls Out Spicer Electrified E-Axle Portfolio

Dana Incorporated has introduced the Spicer Electrified portfolio of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies designed to advance electric propulsion systems.

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US Foods Partners with ampCNG on Texas Fueling Station

US Foods and compressed natural gas fueling solutions company ampCNG have announced a fueling and station agreement to build a public-access fueling station in Buda, Texas to serve US Foods.

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Orange EV to Give $150K Discounts for NY Fleets

Orange EV, a manufacturer of pure electric heavy-duty trucks, announced that fleets in the state of New York can now save up to $150,000 per T-Series pure electric terminal truck.

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Wash. City Converts Service Fleet to Propane Autogas

The City of Redmond, Wash., has converted 10 of its service trucks to run on propane autogas. The fleet of pickup trucks and vans is primarily used for its parks, construction, and water departments.

CNG, LPG Vehicle Market to Grow 10% a Year by 2022

The global compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) market is expected to grow by more than 10% a year over the next six years due to the increase in population and urbanization, a growing demand for passenger and commercial vehicles, and stringent emission control regulations, according to a new forecast.

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Calif. County Highlights Clean Fleet Initiatives

Contra Costa County, Calif., Fleet Services has reduced emissions by utilizing alternative fuel and sustainable power sources, cleaner fuels, and fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Nissan Unveils New Hybrid-Electric Drivetrain

Nissan Motor Co. has unveiled a new hybrid-electric drive system called e-POWER that's based on electric vehicle technology used in the Nissan LEAF, the company announced.

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Workhorse Developing Plug-In Pickup

Workhorse Group Inc. hopes to begin production in 2018 on a plug-in hybrid light-duty pickup truck that the company says is designed for fleet usage.

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Gasoline Prices Fall With Pipeline Restart

The national average price of regular unleaded remained flat compared to a week ago, following a brief spike caused by some disruptions on the Colonial Pipeline, according to AAA.

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Feds, 35 States Bolster EV Charging

The Obama administration will establish 48 national electric-vehicle charging networks on about 25,000 miles of highways in 35 states to increase adoption of electric vehicle usage, according to the White House.

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Local Governments Partner with White House for EV Adoption

State and local governments have joined the White House in a broad-based agreement to boost adoption of electrified vehicles by committing to purchase more plug-in electric vehicles for their fleets.

Automakers Exceed EPA Fuel Economy Standards Again

Automakers beat U.S. fuel-economy standards for the 2015 model year for the fourth year in a row, reaching an average of 29.4 miles per gallon for passenger cars, which marked an all-time high, according to an annual report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The ZH2 shares several components with the production Colorado, including the cab, doors, and roof. The standard Colorado production cab was moved back 125mm to accommodate 37-inch off-road tires. (Photo courtesy of General Motors)

Chevrolet Tests Colorado ZH2 Fuel Cell Truck

The ZH2, powered by GM’s Hydrotec fuel cell technology, was unveiled to the auto industry at the 2016 SEMA show. In addition, Chevrolet recently developed new off-road test areas at General Motors’ Yuma, Ariz., Proving Ground.

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Calif. Public Utility Expands PHEV Fleet

Sacramento County's Municipal Utility District (Calif.) will expand its plug-in electric vehicle fleet to include 27 sedans, 21 trouble trucks with electrified buckets, and 16 electric lift trucks by the end of 2017.

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Nikola to Officially Unveil Hybrid-Electric Truck on Dec. 1

Nikola Motor Company is on track to unveil its flagship product, the Nikola One electric Class 8 truck, at a launch event on Dec. 1, 2016.

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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Reaches 160 MPH in Utah

A race-prepared Hyundai Ioniq hybrid prototype reached a top speed of 160 mph at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats and set a land-speed record in the hybrid category, Hyundai announced.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer announced the switch to renewable diesel at a press conference. Photo courtesy of the City of San Diego

San Diego Adopts Renewable Diesel

The City of San Diego has joined the growing list of West Coast fleets making the switch to renewable diesel. 900 of the city's heavy- and medium-duty vehicles will run on renewable diesel to start, including refuse trucks, construction equipment, and street sweepers.

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Gasoline Prices Stay Steady

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded remained mostly flat for the week ending Oct. 31, staying in the $2.21 range, reports AAA.

Natural Gas Truck Sales Fall in Weak Freight Environment

U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck sales declined over a three-month period from June to August, according to the latest quarterly report from ACT Research.

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VW to Set Up Trust for Government Projects, Investment in ZEVs

A judge has approved Volkswagen's settlement in its diesel emissions scandal, including buybacks of affected vehicles, a trust to fund projects reducing emissions, and the promotion of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) technology.

 

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