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Nissan engineers marry a LEAF to a Frontier for use around the shop. (PHOTO: Nissan)

Nissan Engineers Marry a LEAF to a Frontier

Sparky, as it's known around campus is a one-of-a-kind creation with a specific mission in life. He supports operations at Nissan's proving grounds located on 3,050 acres in Stanfield, Ariz.

Feds to Boost Ethanol Targets, Official Says

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has offered support to ethanol producers facing challenges, saying that the White House is committed to boosting use of the fuel in the country's gasoline supply.

Photo by Tim Crowley.

Ford Transit Offers Significant Fuel Economy Improvement Over E-Series

Ford's 2015 Transit full-size van offers a significant improvement in fuel economy when compared to the outgoing E-Series van it's replacing, according to the company and U.S. EPA.

GreenTech Automotive Completes New Plant

GreenTech Automotive (GTA), a U.S. automotive manufacturer of environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, announced that construction is complete on its new production facility in Tunica, Miss.

Photo courtesy of Motiv.

Chicago Debuts First All-Electric Refuse Vehicle

The City of Chicago has added what is believed to be the first all-electric garbage truck in North America. The Motiv Electric Refuse Vehicle is being used on different residential refuse and recycling routes of up to 60 miles.

A natural gas fueling station getting ready to open. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Natural Gas Adoption Increases Slowly, ACT Reports

ACT Research published a new report that shows natural gas adoption in the heavy-duty truck market has grown, but at a slower rate than predicted.

Photo: Clean Energy Fuels.

Joint Venture Provides Natural Gas Fueling to Bulk Fuel Haulers

Clean Energy Fuels has partnered with Mansfield Energy to form a joint venture which will provide natural gas fueling to bulk fuel haulers in the U.S.

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Hyundai Talks Mass-Produced Fuel Cell Vehicles to Congress

Hyundai is teaming up with the House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus and the Department of Energy to promote hydrogen technology and infrastructure in the U.S.

Algae and Safflower Biofuel Powers Truck to 135 mph

Utah State University researchers tested a truck at the Bonneville Salt Flats that was partially powered by a biofuel made of algae and safflower seeds.

Ford Recalls Older Hybrid Models for Overheating, Stalling

The recall affects 70,209 2005-2008 model-year Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles and 2006-2008-MY Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles.

Average Diesel Cost Hits Lowest Level in More Than Two Years

The average cost of on-highway diesel fuel has resumed falling after being unchanged last week, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Photo of S550 plug-in hybrid courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz Introduces S550 Plug-In Hybrid

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 plug-in hybrid luxury sedan will join the automaker's growing lineup of gasoline-electric hybrids and battery-electric vehicles when it arrives in April of 2015.

One of Boulder Electric Vehicles' models on display in May 2013 during the Southeastern High-Efficiency Truck Users Forum. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Electric Truck Maker Shuts Down Production

One company that made medium-duty electrically powered trucks has ended production, but says it has not gone away entirely.

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Kia Announces Soul EV Pricing

Kia Motors announced the pricing for its battery-electric 2015 Kia Soul. The Soul EV MSRP will start at $33,700 for the Base and $35,700 for the Plus (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500).

The bakery giant says it's continually looking to cut its greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: Clean Energy Fuels.

Bimbo Bakeries Adds Leased CNG Trucks

Bimbo Bakeries USA is leasing 16 natural gas trucks for its California trucking fleet. Bimbo has a fueling agreement in place with Clean Energy Fuels to fuel the fleet of Class 8, heavy-duty trucks using Clean Energy's network of public-access CNG stations throughout Northern California.

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Calif. Hits Record Sales for EVs

More than 100,000 zero-emission vehicles now travel the roads of California, according to a survey from the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative.

Capital CNG's bi-fuel configuration of a 2015 GM 2500HD ¾ ton pickup truck, in partnership with IMPCO Automotive. (PHOTO: Capital CNG)

Capital CNG Completes Bi-Fuel GM 2500HD Pickup

Capital CNG, a CNG technology and fuel company, has completed the first ever bi-fuel configuration of a 2015 GM 2500HD ¾ ton pick-up truck outside of the GM manufacturing plant.

Omnitek Receives Approval for Detroit Diesel Natural Gas Conversions

Omnitek Engineering has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions of Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine families for model years 1988 to 2009.

Photo courtesy of Toyota

Fuel-Cell Vehicles Only Affordable in Japan, Says VW

Volkswagen has little faith that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) will to do well outside of Japan, according to the president of VW's Japanese division.

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Greenhouse Gas Levels Highest in 30 Years

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.

First Corn-Waste-to-Ethanol Plant Opens in Iowa

A federally-funded plant began producing ethanol from corn waste products on Sept. 3 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, as the nation's first cellulosic ethanol plant.

Propane Supplier Readies Dual-Fuel System for Diesels

Blossman Services is waiting on final governmental approval for a “blended fuel” system that injects varying amounts of propane autogas to replace diesel fuel in heavy duty truck engines.

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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.

Illustration via Frost and Sullivan

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.

 
 

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