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Calif. County Moves to CNG

Sacramento County, Calif., has begun switching to compressed natural gas (CNG) from liquified natural gas (LNG) for its fleet by awarding a contract to TruStar Energy for fueling infrastructure.

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ROUSH CleanTech to Launch Propane Autogas Transit in 2016

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a propane autogas powered Ford Transit full-size van to fleet customers in the middle of 2016, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Photo of 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors.

Mitsubishi Recalls i-MiEV for Brake Vacuum Pump

The recall covers 1,810 2010-2014 model-year electric cars.

Westport Introduces Next-Gen NatGas Fuel Injectors

Long development time for next-generation HPDI system, sales uncertainties, and lack of 'comfort' with a customer will reduce revenues this year.

John Deere's propane mower is one of the many mowers on the incentive list. Photo courtesy of John Deere.

PERC Doubles Propane Mower Incentive

The Propane Mower Incentive Program offers a financial incentive to purchase propane-fueled mowers has doubled from $1,000 to $2,000.

Proposed Location of Tenaska Bayou LNG: Graphic via Tenaska.

Proposed NatGas Fueling Facility in La. Would Open in 2017

Tenaska NG Fuels and Waller Marine are partnering to develop, construct and operate a new natural gas fueling facility off Interstate 10 near Baton Rouge.

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Trillium Opens Ohio CNG Fueling Station

Trillium CNG partnered with Heritage Cooperative to open a new CNG fueling station in Kenton, Ohio. The station is part of Heritage’s $7 million Kenton Agriculture Campus Expansion.

The newly opened full-service Young Truck Sales location in Canton, Ohio: Photo via Volvo Trucks

Ohio Volvo Dealership Expands Natural Gas Servicing

The Young Truck Sales dealership Canton, Ohio, has increased its service capabilities with an expansion to its servicing department including an expanded capacity to service natural gas vehicles.

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GM Teases Camouflaged Next-Gen Volt

General Motors revealed an image of its next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt with a photo and short profile of how the automaker is camouflaging the vehicle prior to its introduction in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Argentina Adds CNG Fueling Stations

Since August of 2013, Argentina has added 27 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations.

One of the i-MiEVs donated to Ulan Bator. Photo courtesy of Mitsubishi.

Mitsubishi Donates i-MiEVs to Mongolian Capital

Mitsubishi donated two i-MiEV battery-electric hatchbacks and one electric vehicle charging unit to Mongolia's capital city of Ulan Bator.

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Ram Increases EcoDiesel to 20 Percent of 1500 Production

Ram Truck will increase production of its Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup truck to 20 percent of all all half-ton pickups produced starting in November, the Chrysler Group unit announced.

Average Diesel Cost Falls Again, Lowest Since July 2012

UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel has managed to go another week without an increase, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

Agility Recalls CNG Fuel Systems for Leaky Hoses

Agility Fuel Systems is recalling 99 side-mount compressed natural gas fuel systems because premature corrosion might lead to fuel leakage that poses a fire risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety reports.

Wash. City Converting Refuse Fleet to CNG

Starting later this year, the city will begin replacing aging diesel refuse trucks with dedicated CNG refuse trucks. The conversion of the fleet to CNG is expected to take five years and eventually save the city 500,000 gallons in fuel consumption per year.

Fla. City's CNG Plan to Save $2.9M in Fuel Costs

The City of Panama City, Fla., city commission has approved a recommendation to construct a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and replace a portion of its fleet with CNG vehicles.

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Ford Names Nat G Qualified Vehicle Modifier

Houston-based Nat G CNG Solutions has been selected to join Ford's Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) program to provide fleets natural gas versions of Ford trucks and vans, the company has announced.

Trillium, Mirabito Energy Open CNG Fueling Station in N.Y.

Trillium CNG and Mirabito Energy Products held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 17 to commemorate the grand opening of a newly constructed compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at 90 Barlow Road in Kirkwood, New York.

VNG Opens CNG Fueling Station in Philadelphia

VNG has opened the first public natural gas vehicle (NGV) fueling facility in the city of Philadelphia. The VNG facility, located within the popular BP-branded gasoline station at 2901 West Abbottsford Avenue, is adjacent to Roosevelt Boulevard.

ET Environmental Climbs in ENR Rankings

The Engineering News Record (ENR) Rankings of the Top 200 Environmental Firms have been released and ET Environmental Corporation, LLC has made the list again.

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BRC FuelMaker Appoints Technical Support Manager

BRC FuelMaker for North America has appointed David Clement as its manager of technical support and training.

ShipCarsNow Earns EPA's SmartWay Award

ShipCarsNow has received the 2014 SmartWay Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The annual honor recognizes the top 1 percent of EPA partners that have optimized the environmental performance and efficiency of their freight management operations, according to the company.

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Porsche Brings PHEV Cayenne to Paris

Porsche will introduce a plug-in hybrid version of its Cayenne luxury SUV at the Paris Motor Show next month, which adds a third plug-in hybrid offered by the luxury automaker. The 2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid would be offered alongside the Cayenne S Hybrid, which has no plug.

Honolulu to Expand Biodiesel Use in Mass Transit Fleet

The City of Honolulu is moving forward with an initiative to add biodiesel buses to its mass transit fleet, after the City Council approved the initiative on Sept. 10.

2014 Dodge Charger photo courtesy of Chrysler.

EPA Certifies Bi-Fuel Propane Autogas Conversions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Alliance AutoGas for a number of propane vehicle conversions that use the Prins VSI bi-fuel system.

 

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