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Clean Energy Fuels Reports 23% Rise In Natural Gas Deliveries

Newport Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. reported a 23 percent increase in the amount of natural gas it delivered in the second quarter of 2014 versus the same period last year, according to its latest earnings report.

The Polk County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office switched 10 patrol vehicles to propane autogas in March 2013. Photo: Blue Star Gas

Propane Switch Saves Oregon Agency $25,000

Less than a year and a half after converting its 10 patrol vehicles from gasoline to propane autogas, the Polk County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office reports that it has saved $25,000 in fuel cost.

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Toyota Repair Campaigns to Fix Camry Hybrid Brakes

In response to complaints about diminished braking performance, Toyota has launched two repair campaigns involving nearly 178,000 2007-2011 model-year Camry Hybrid sedans.

Louisiana City to Add 35 CNG Converted Police Cars

The Bossier City (La.) Police Department is adding 35 new police vehicles with compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions to its fleet for a cost of approximately $1.5 million.

A Blu. station in Salt Lake City that is similar to those Interstate Distributor will use in the Pacific Northwest to refuel 10 new LNG trucks it is adding to its fleet. Photo: Blu.</st

Blu., Interstate Distributors Agree to LNG Truck Pact

Tacoma, Wash.-based Interstate Distributor Co. has signed an agreement to deploy 10 liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fueled trucks.

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California Firm Plans to Open Hydrogen Fuel Stations in 2015

FirstElement Fuel, which recently received final approval for a $27.6 million grant from the California Energy Commission to develop the first phase of the state’s hydrogen-fuel network, has selected Black & Veatch as its primary engineering and construction provider.

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Next-Gen Chevrolet Volt to Debut in January

General Motors will unveil its redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Volt in late January at the North American International Auto Show, the company has announced.

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Cable Provider Joins Clean Cities to Improve Efficiency

To further reduce its petroleum use and increase efficiency within its fleet of 20,000 services trucks and vehicles, Time Warner Cable has joined the Department of Energy's Clean Cities' National Clean Fleet Partnership.

CNG Passenger Cars Slow to Catch On in U.S.

U.S. vehicle purchasers have been slow to add natural gas powered passenger cars, while other global markets have been quicker out of the gate, according to a paid report from research firm Markets and Markets.

Green Fleet Conference & Expo Announces Speakers and Schedule

The Ninth Green Fleet Conference and Expo announced its schedule for the annual event in October. The 2014 keynote speakers are Mark Smith from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities and John Viera from Ford Motor Co.

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Two Hybrids, EV Named Vincentric Best CPO Value

The Nissan LEAF, Honda Civic Hybrid, and Lexus CT 200h have been named as Vincentric Best COP (certified pre-owned) value in the compact hatchback, compact sedan, and premium compact hatchback segments for 2014.

In addition to its Reno, Nev., location, Caesars Entertainment has installed electric vehicle charging stations for its guests in southern Nevada and at the Harrah&#39;s Southern California

Caesars Rolls Out EV Charging at Nevada, California Resorts

Guests at nearly all of Caesars Entertainment’s resorts and casinos in northern and southern Nevada can now take advantage of free electric vehicle charging through a partnership with NV Energy.

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EV Replaces Battery With 'Flowcell' Technology

A German builder's "flow cell" technology powers the Quant e-Sportlimousine all-electric vehicle without the need for a battery, the company has announced.

Green Fleet Ends Ties with 100 Best Fleets’ Green Fleet Awards

Green Fleet Magazine is mixing up its annual Green Fleet Conference and Expo this October with a revitalized awards program.

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Tesla, Panasonic to Build Gigafactory

Panasonic and Tesla have signed an agreement to build a large-scale manufacturing plant in the U.S., which will be known as the “Gigafactory,” to produce Tesla's next-generation battery.

The IIHS gave Volt an &quot;acceptable&quot; rating in the small-overlap test, noting that driver space &quot;was maintained reasonably well, and data taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of signi

Volt Earns Top Safety Pick+ Award from IIHS

Two battery-electric vehicles were among the 12 small cars the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently subjected to its tough small-overlap front crash testing, and the Chevrolet Volt performed well enough to earn a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ award.

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Pennsylvania Extends Alt Fuel Vehicle Rebates

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has extended its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehicles, or until Dec. 31.

PG&amp;amp;E&#39;s fleet includes all-electric bucket trucks it helped design. Photo: PG&amp;amp;E

PG&E Joins Call for Utilities to Double Plug-In Fleet Investment

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is joining the Edison Electric Institute’s call to urge utilities to more than double their current investments in electric utility fleet vehicles.

PERC Launches Website

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has launched a new website,, to serve as a source for information about propane safety and newly developed propane-powered technology across the fuel’s top markets: agriculture, commercial landscape, industrial, on-road fleets, and residential.

The 114SD, built on Freightliner&amp;rsquo;s severe-duty platform, now offers 12-liter natural gas power. Photo: Freightliner

Freightliner Adds 12-Liter Natural Gas Power to 114SD Severe-Duty Model

The increased output of the Cummins-Westport ISX12 G will open new markets to the 114SD, including mixer, dump, and roll-off applications. At 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds-feet, the IXS12 G is an ideal engine for the severe-duty market, where natural gas is fast becoming an alternative to diesel fuel.

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Worthington Introduces 'Spare Tire' Propane Tank

Worthington Industries' propane-autogas fuel tank has been approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The doughnut-shaped, or toroidal, tank fits in the spare tire space of a car or pickup truck, and will be available for order in August.

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Plug-In Manufacturers, Utilities Working Together on 'Smart Grid'

Eight global automakers and 15 electric utilities are working with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to develop and put into effect a standardized “Smart Grid” that will help manage demand as plug-in vehicles gain in popularity.

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Plug Power Bringing Fuel Cell Technology to Seventh Wal-Mart Center

Plug Power Inc. has received an order from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to add its hydrogen fuel cell power solution to a seventh location, in addition to the original six-site contract with the retailer it announced in February. The additional site will be in Sterling, Ill.

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BMW Develops Fast Charging System

BMW has developed a new fast charging system that can restore the battery in its i3 all-electric vehicle to 80 percent in 30 minutes, the automaker announced.

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Porsche Introduces Plug-In Hybrid Cayenne for 2015

Porsche will bring a third plug-in hybrid vehicle to the U.S. later this year when it introduces the 2015 Cayenne S E-Hybrid luxury SUV, the German automaker announced on July 23.


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