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Electric-Vehicles Bolstered With New Calif. Legislation

California's Gov. Jerry Brown has signed several pieces of legislation that will lead to additional alternative fuel and technology vehicles on the road by 2023.

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2015 Fiat 500E Available in Oregon

Fiat has expanded the sale of the 2015 Fiat 500e to Oregon.

EPA's Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Rules Still Unknown

Proposals for Phase 2 of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions regulations are approaching a deadline for publication, but neither the Environmental Protection Agency nor the manufacturers affected know much about what will be in them.

New Website Aims to Provide Unbiased Information on Fleet Efficiency Technologies

Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency have officially launched a joint program to drive the adoption of efficiency technologies and double fleet efficiency. The launch was marked with the release of a free, independent, online technology guide to help fleet owners make the best choices for their operations.

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Fuel Ambassadors Featured at Green Fleet Conference

The 2014 Green Fleet Conference will feature fuel ambassadors representing a different type of alternative fuel or technology from four organizations.

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator Adds Hybrid Vans

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas has added 10 hybrid-electric vehicles to its fleet in Atlanta, Boston, and Dallas as the elevator company continues its expansion of alternative-fuel use, the company has announced.

Patrick Kaufman, lead systems engineer for EDI, demonstrates the exportable power capacity on the EDI/PG&E Class-5 utility work truck. (Photo: PG&E)

New Electric Utility Trucks Could Help Reduce Blackouts

In addition to fuel savings, the Class 5 utility work truck model also offers up to 120kW of exportable power, which can be used to shorten or eliminate planned and unplanned outages.

Westport Develops New Natural Gas System for Medium-Duty Truck Engines

Westport Innovations says it's introduced the first generation of enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) natural gas system. This new approach to natural gas combustion technology is designed provide a "downsized" natural gas solution that is cost competitive while providing similar levels of power, torque, and fuel economy to a larger diesel engine.

Ballot Open for Green Car, Truck of the Year Awards

Green Fleet Magazine, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program, will present the first-ever Green Fleet Car of the Year and the Green Fleet Truck of the Year awards at the Connected Car Expo. Vote today!

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Tesla Needs $6B to Make 100K Cars

Tesla’s shares took a hit after an analyst from Goldman Sachs pointed out the electric vehicle company needs $6 billion worth of capital for growth over the course of the next 11 years.

Fuel Prices Continue Falling, Diesel Lowest Since July 2012

UPDATED -- The average cost of on-highway diesel has moved lower once again, shedding 2.3 cents from a week ago and hitting it lowest price since mid-July of 2012.

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Green Fleet Magazine Relaunches Website

Green Fleet Magazine has updated its website with a fresh, more user-friendly design that better organizes content for fleet readers wanting to research alternative fuels, grants, legislation, and operational topics.

Photo of Chevrolet Express courtesy of General Motors.

GM Recalls CNG-Run Express, Savana Vans

The recall, which will address a fire risk, affects 3,196 vehicles in the 2011-2014 model years.

Ariz. City to Build Its First CNG Station

The City of Gilbert, Ariz., will be constructing its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, which will be able to fuel up to 70 CNG trucks within eight hours.

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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