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CleanFuel USA Introduces Propane Autogas Fuel Flow Meter

CleanFUEL USA has introduced a mass flow meter to its line of propane autogas refueling dispensers to help fleets better control fuel use.

Photo of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt drivetrain courtesy of GM.

Next-Gen Volt Powered By Higher-Efficiency Engine

General Motors is improving the efficiency of its next-generation Chevrolet Volt by adding a new 1.5L, four-cylinder engine that should deliver 20 percent more electric acceleration.

Photo via dHybrid Systems.

Worthington Buys Controlling Interest in CNG System Company

Worthington Industries, which manufactures pressure tanks for CNG and LNG storage among other things, acquired a majority interest in dHybrid Systems, a designer of CNG fuel systems.

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Gasoline Falls to $3.05 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline has fallen 6.4 cents to $3.056 per gallon for the week ending Oct. 27, according to federal data.

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Coca-Cola Beefs Up Hybrid Van Fleet

The Coca-Cola Company plans to more than double the number of hybrid full-size vans in its service fleet by early 2015 and eventually reach a 10 percent replacement level for the fleet.

Jordan Municipal Solid Waste Fleets Receive Maintenance Grants

The German Agency and Ministry of Environment will join forces with Jordan’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the municipalities of Irbid, Mafraq and Karak to improve solid waste collection systems by training their staff in the maintenance and repair of the motor pools.

Photos courtesy of Asplundh Tree Expert Co. and ROUSH CleanTech.This is the first propane-powered bucket truck entering Asplundh's fleet.

Propane Autogas Bucket Truck Debuts in Asplundh’s Fleet

Putting a propane-autogas-powered bucket truck on the road for the first time, ROUSH CleanTech details the engineering behind this 58-ft. aerial lift boom truck.

Photo via Elio Motors.

Elio Motors Moves Forward on $185M DOE Loan

Elio Motors has passed the first phase in its application for a $185 million loan under the U.S. Department of Energy's ATVM (Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing) program.

PERC Offers Mobile Cost Calculators

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has released a trio of cost calculator tools in three of the propane autogas industry's fastest-growing markets: agriculture, commercial landscape, and on road fleets.

Photo of e-Golf's electric motor courtesy of VW.

VW's e-Golf Now Most Efficient Compact EV

Volkswagen's 2015 e-Golf battery-electric compact car now rates at the most fuel efficient compact EV after the Environmental Protection Agency released fuel economy data for the automaker's for U.S. EV.

Canadian Carrier Leases 100 Ryder CNG Sleepers

Ryder compressed-natural-gas trucks will replace nearly one-third of the C.A.T. (formerly Canadian American Transportation) fleet of 325 vehicles.

Photo: Orange EV

Orange EV Continues Demonstrations of Electric Truck

The company demonstrated its T-Series electric terminal truck's pulling abilities, along with its ability to work up to 24 hours on a single charge with its extended battery.

CNG Vehicle Training Begins in Trinidad and Tobago

The National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) and the National Gas Company (NGC) of Trinidad and Tobago have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which will allow for the training of individuals in the maintenance of natural gas-powered vehicles.

Photo by Quantum.

Questar Opens Dallas CNG Station for Frito-Lay

Questar Fueling Company opened a new CNG fueling station with public access in conjunction with Frito-Lay.

Odyne Systems Delivers Hybrid Trucks to Michigan Utility

Odyne Systems, LLC, a producer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, has announced that six new trucks featuring Odyne plugin hybrid systems have been delivered to Consumers Energy, a Michigan utility.

Illustration via GFC.

Inside the 2014 Green Fleet Conference

The 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo kicks off on Oct. 28 in Schaumburg, Ill.

Photo of one of Ozinga's concrete mixers, courtesy of Ozinga Energy.

Ozinga Shows CNG Station at Green Fleet Conference

Ozinga Energy is offering 2014 Green Fleet Conference attendees an opportunity to tour its newest CNG fueling station located in Des Plaines, Ill., on Oct. 28.

The guayule plant can produce a substitute source of rubber. Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Cooper Makes Progress on Guayule-Rubber Tire

Cooper Tire and Rubber has completed builds of tires made of natural rubber sourced from the guayule plants.

Photo of B-Class Electric Drive courtesy of MBUSA.

Mercedes-Benz Introducing 10 Hybrid Cars By 2017

Daimler has sold the remaining shares of its investment in Tesla Motors, as it plans a broad roll-out of 10 new plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz cars by 2017, Daimler has announced.

Photo of 2014 Mini Cooper courtesy of BMW.

EPA: BMW Must Revise MPG for Mini Coopers

BMW will reduce the fuel economy estimates for four 2014 Mini Cooper entry luxury cars following an audit by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Biofuel Leaders Blast Obama's EPA

Leaders from the U.S. biofuel industry said the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency has undermined the commercial success of their industry and left them "in suspended animation."

Photo of 2015 Focus Electric courtesy of Ford.

Ford Lowers Price for 2015 Focus Electric

Ford plans to reduce the price of its Focus Electric sedan for the 2015 model year by $6,000, according to a report from Leftlane News quoting a dealer document.

Photo via Love's.

Love’s Adds CNG to Arkansas Travel Stop

Love’s is adding compressed natural gas (CNG) to a Travel Stop location in West Memphis, Ark., along Interstate 40. The location will feature fast-fill pumps for heavy duty trucks as well as a fueling option for passenger vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Schneider Electric.

L.A. County Adds 82 EV Charging Stations

Schneider Electric and the Los Angeles County will deploy 82 electric vehicle charging stations to encourage more people to drive zero-emissions vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Gasoline Prices Fall to $3.12 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline has fallen to a level not seen in almost four years, as it now costs an average of $3.12 per gallon, according to federal data.

 

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