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Solar-Powered Ambulances Introduced in England

The first solar-powered ambulances will be introduced in England as a part of a government initiative to reduce the amount of emissions from its fleets.

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Lithium-Ion Battery Market Expected to Quadruple Globally

The global lithium-ion battery market is expected quadruple its revenues in the next six years according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. In 2013, the market earned $17.58 billion.

Pa. Awards 33 Air Quality Grants to Fleets

Bimbo Bakeries, UPS, FedEx and Skytop received grants to convert their fleet vehicles to operate on alternative fuels such as CNG or propane autogas.

N.C. Offers $1.3M in Emission-Reduction Grants

The North Carolina Clean Technology Center (NCCETC) is requesting proposals for $1.3 million in federal funding for emission-reducing transportation projects.

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Tesla Chooses Nevada for Gigafactory

Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada for its $5 billion Gigafactory in a deal that will likely lead to a lower-priced Tesla vehicles and 6,500 new jobs to the Reno area. Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and Nevada’s Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the deal Sept. 4.

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Italy's Military Police Add i-MiEV Models

Mitsubishi Motors’ Italian Distributor, M.M. Automobili Italia Spa (MMAI), has announced it has delivered 23 i-MiEV electric cars to Italy’s military police.

Ford's Oakville, Canada, plant has achieved landfill- free status. Photo: Ford Motor Company

Ford Achieves Landfill-Free Status in Canada

Ford Motor Company's Oakville (Canada) Assembly plant now sends no operational waste-to-landfill, an achievement that gives the automaker the distinction of becoming landfill-free at all its manufacturing facilities in Canada.

Iran May Sell CNG Equipment to Russian Company

The Russian company Gazprom has approached Iran to purchase compressed natural gas (CNG) equipment.

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Anheuser-Busch Houston Fleet Goes CNG

Anheuser-Busch is converting its 66-tractor fleet in Houston from diesel to compressed natural gas.

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EPA Certifies CNG Bi-Fuel System for GM's 6.2L Engine

AGA Systems, LLC has received full EPA Certification for bi-fuel CNG applications on the 2015 General Motors 6.2L Direct Injection engine family.

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Eaton Discontinues Diesel-Electric Hybrid Trucks

Eaton has confirmed that it's out of the diesel-electric hybrid business in North America, after government incentives and stabilizing diesel prices contributed to a market largely drying up.

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Quantum Sells CNG Systems to Bulk Carrier

Quantum Fuel Systems announced that it received orders from Time Transport Inc. for its Q-Cab Lite and Q-Rail Lite CNG system storage modules, totaling about $700,000.

Propane Vehicle Rebate Offered in N.Y.

New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) is offering New York state residents including fleet users a $5,000 rebate to purchase a propane autogas vehicle or add a propane system to an existing vehicle.

EPA Approves Oberon's Biogas-Based Fuel

The U.S. EPA has approved a biogas-based fuel developed by a San Diego company called dimethyl ether (DME) for use in commercial vehicle applications.

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Mitsubishi Debuts PHEV Outlander Concept

Mitsubishi is debuting a new plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander mid-size SUV as a concept car at this year's Paris Motor Show.

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Recyling Company Converting Trucks to Natural Gas

Omnitek Engineering Corporation announced it has received an initial order for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits designed and EPA-approved for the 12.0L Mack E7 engine from Chesapeake, Va.-based TFC Recycling.

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Nevada Utility Leads EV Expansion in Southwest

A new report issued by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) shows that Nevada’s major utility, NV Energy, is a leader in the Southwest and the nation in promoting clean electric vehicle transportation.

Parker Hannifin Hybrid System Qualifies for Texas Clean Fleet Program

Parker Hannifin Corporation, a motion and control technologies company, announced that its Parker RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System qualifies as a fuel replacement option under the Texas Clean Fleet Program for Texas municipal fleets.

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California Likely to Lose Tesla's Gigafactory

California’s legislature wrapped up its session without including the proposed incentive for Tesla’s Gigafactory.

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Toyota Announces 2015-MY Camry Hybrid Pricing

Toyota is offering its redesigned 2015 Camry Hybrid in three trim levels that start at $27,615 for the base model, the automaker announced today.

EV Producer Declares Bankruptcy, Ceases UK Production

Green Automotive Company will discontinue its battery-electric vehicle retailing engineering, development and support operation in the United Kingdom as part of a restructuring, the company announced.

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Tesla Expanding EV Charging in China

Tesla Motors is partnering with China Unicom, the second-largest mobile phone company in that country, to set up a nationwide network of charging points for its battery-electric vehicles.

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Hybrid Hino Cabover Gets 14 MPG for Plumbing Fleet

Known as San Diego’s first certified green plumber, Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air has turned to a greener large truck option — the diesel-electric hybrid Hino COE (cab-over engine).

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Vehicles May Get Smaller DEF Tanks Under New EPA Rules

New rules on replenishment of diesel exhaust fluid will allow vehicle manufacturers more leeway in equipping cars and trucks with DEF tanks without certifying them individually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Delay in Biofuel Mandate Hurts U.S. Biodiesel Industry

After running nine months behind schedule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted its final rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard to the White House.


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