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City of Chicago Considering E-15 Mandate

A City of Chicago alderman has been pushing a new ordinance that would require most fueling stations in the city to offer the E-15 blend of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol.

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CNG, LNG Sales Surge in Texas

Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) are surging in Texas, as measured by sharp increases in tax revenue from the alternative fuels, according to the state Comptroller's office.

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Electric Terminal Truck Completes Shift on Single Charge

ITS Technologies and Logistics and Orange EV proved that its all-electric terminal truck can complete a regular shift on a single charge.

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VW's 2015 e-Golf Retails for $36,265

Volkswagen has announced pricing for its 2015 e-Golf, the automaker's first battery-electric vehicle offered in the U.S. market. The e-Golf SEL Premium will retail for $36,265, when it goes on sale in November.

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VW's 2015 Jetta TDI Starts at $22,460

Volkswagen has set pricing for its 2015 Jetta, which will be offered in 13 models, including a trio of clean diesel cars with the automaker's next-gen clean diesel engine.

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First EV Network for Singapore Planned

Greenlots has partnered with BMW Group Asia to provide Singapore with its first home and public charging network as part of BMW’s 360 Electric program.

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Steering Gear Issue Triggers Ford Focus, C-MAX Hybrid Recall

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 616 2014 model-year Focus and C-MAX Hybrid cars in North America so dealers can replace any faulty steering gears that might lead to loss of control, the Detroit News reports.

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Ala. School District Adds Propane Autogas Buses

Mobile County Public Schools acquired 30 alternative fuel school buses for the start of 2014-2015 school year.

GE Capital Fleet Drivers Gain Access to VNG's CNG Fueling

GE Capital Fleet Services has announced an agreement with VNG.co that allows its customers to access the fuel provider's CNG refueling infrastructure for light-duty fleet vehicles.

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Kenworth T880 Adds Natural Gas Option

Kenworth has announced a natural gas option for its T880 vocational truck. The factory-installed option is a Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine putting out 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds-feet of torque.

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Nation's First LNG Recapture System Debuts in Idaho

Blu. and the Intermountain Gas Company added an innovative gas recapture system to the Blu. liquid natural gas (LNG) fueling station in Nampa, Idaho, earlier this month to reduce harmful emissions.

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EPA Certifies Westport's 2015-MY CNG Trucks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified dedicated CNG versions of Ford's E-450, F-450, F-550, F-650, and F-59 equipped with the Westport WiNG Power System and 6.8L V-10 engine.

Propane Industry Unveils New Logo, Tagline

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has launched a new logo and brand identity for propane — PROPANE Clean American Energy.

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Fleet Drivers Not Recharging Chevrolet Volts

A North Carolina car dealer is targeting Chevrolet Volts used in commercial fleets with less wear and tear on their batteries because drivers have been sticking to gasoline instead of plug-in charging, he says.

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Tesla Extends Drivetrain Warranty

Tesla Motors has extended the warranty covering its drive unit to match the warranty offered for the battery pack on its Model S, the company announced.

Cal Poly Adding 12 EV Chargers on Campus

A grant from the California Energy Commission will pay for installation of a dozen charging stations for electric vehicles on Cal Poly's campus in San Lius Obispo.

Nominations Extended for Sustainability All Stars

Nominations for the 2014 Sustainability All Stars have been extended.

U.S. DOE Awards $55M for EV Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $55 million to projects expected to advance battery-electric vehicle technology and adaption for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles.

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Ford and DTE Team Up to Build Michigan’s Largest Solar Array

Ford Motor Co. is working with DTE Energy to build a solar carport that could provide enough energy to power more than 150 homes for a year.

The Toyota FCV, which will go on sale in California next summer, made its North American debut in Aspen, Colo., in June. Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Gives Estimate on Cost of Hydrogen for FCV

End-users are getting a first look at the estimated cost of filling the tank on Toyota’s new fuel-cell powered sedan, which is set to debut next summer in California, as the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) issues a more-bullish report on the future of hydrogen

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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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