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Kia Announces Soul EV Pricing

Kia Motors announced the pricing for its battery-electric 2015 Kia Soul. The Soul EV MSRP will start at $33,700 for the Base and $35,700 for the Plus (not including federal tax rebate of $7,500).

The bakery giant says it's continually looking to cut its greenhouse gas emissions. Photo: Clean Energy Fuels.

Bimbo Bakeries Adds Leased CNG Trucks

Bimbo Bakeries USA is leasing 16 natural gas trucks for its California trucking fleet. Bimbo has a fueling agreement in place with Clean Energy Fuels to fuel the fleet of Class 8, heavy-duty trucks using Clean Energy's network of public-access CNG stations throughout Northern California.

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Calif. Hits Record Sales for EVs

More than 100,000 zero-emission vehicles now travel the roads of California, according to a survey from the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative.

Capital CNG's bi-fuel configuration of a 2015 GM 2500HD ¾ ton pickup truck, in partnership with IMPCO Automotive. (PHOTO: Capital CNG)

Capital CNG Completes Bi-Fuel GM 2500HD Pickup

Capital CNG, a CNG technology and fuel company, has completed the first ever bi-fuel configuration of a 2015 GM 2500HD ¾ ton pick-up truck outside of the GM manufacturing plant.

Omnitek Receives Approval for Detroit Diesel Natural Gas Conversions

Omnitek Engineering has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions of Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine families for model years 1988 to 2009.

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Fuel-Cell Vehicles Only Affordable in Japan, Says VW

Volkswagen has little faith that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) will to do well outside of Japan, according to the president of VW's Japanese division.

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Greenhouse Gas Levels Highest in 30 Years

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.

First Corn-Waste-to-Ethanol Plant Opens in Iowa

A federally-funded plant began producing ethanol from corn waste products on Sept. 3 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, as the nation's first cellulosic ethanol plant.

Propane Supplier Readies Dual-Fuel System for Diesels

Blossman Services is waiting on final governmental approval for a “blended fuel” system that injects varying amounts of propane autogas to replace diesel fuel in heavy duty truck engines.

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Solar-Powered Ambulances Introduced in England

The first solar-powered ambulances will be introduced in England as a part of a government initiative to reduce the amount of emissions from its fleets.

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Lithium-Ion Battery Market Expected to Quadruple Globally

The global lithium-ion battery market is expected quadruple its revenues in the next six years according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. In 2013, the market earned $17.58 billion.

Pa. Awards 33 Air Quality Grants to Fleets

Bimbo Bakeries, UPS, FedEx and Skytop received grants to convert their fleet vehicles to operate on alternative fuels such as CNG or propane autogas.

N.C. Offers $1.3M in Emission-Reduction Grants

The North Carolina Clean Technology Center (NCCETC) is requesting proposals for $1.3 million in federal funding for emission-reducing transportation projects.

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Tesla Chooses Nevada for Gigafactory

Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada for its $5 billion Gigafactory in a deal that will likely lead to a lower-priced Tesla vehicles and 6,500 new jobs to the Reno area. Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk and Nevada’s Gov. Brian Sandoval announced the deal Sept. 4.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV sporting Carabinieri livery. Photo: Mitsubishi

Italy's Military Police Add i-MiEV Models

Mitsubishi Motors’ Italian Distributor, M.M. Automobili Italia Spa (MMAI), has announced it has delivered 23 i-MiEV electric cars to Italy’s military police.

Ford's Oakville, Canada, plant has achieved landfill- free status. Photo: Ford Motor Company

Ford Achieves Landfill-Free Status in Canada

Ford Motor Company's Oakville (Canada) Assembly plant now sends no operational waste-to-landfill, an achievement that gives the automaker the distinction of becoming landfill-free at all its manufacturing facilities in Canada.

Iran May Sell CNG Equipment to Russian Company

The Russian company Gazprom has approached Iran to purchase compressed natural gas (CNG) equipment.

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Anheuser-Busch Houston Fleet Goes CNG

Anheuser-Busch is converting its 66-tractor fleet in Houston from diesel to compressed natural gas.

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EPA Certifies CNG Bi-Fuel System for GM's 6.2L Engine

AGA Systems, LLC has received full EPA Certification for bi-fuel CNG applications on the 2015 General Motors 6.2L Direct Injection engine family.

Utilities were a popular application for the Eaton diesel-electric hybrid.

Eaton Discontinues Diesel-Electric Hybrid Trucks

Eaton has confirmed that it's out of the diesel-electric hybrid business in North America, after government incentives and stabilizing diesel prices contributed to a market largely drying up.

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Quantum Sells CNG Systems to Bulk Carrier

Quantum Fuel Systems announced that it received orders from Time Transport Inc. for its Q-Cab Lite and Q-Rail Lite CNG system storage modules, totaling about $700,000.

Propane Vehicle Rebate Offered in N.Y.

New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) is offering New York state residents including fleet users a $5,000 rebate to purchase a propane autogas vehicle or add a propane system to an existing vehicle.

EPA Approves Oberon's Biogas-Based Fuel

The U.S. EPA has approved a biogas-based fuel developed by a San Diego company called dimethyl ether (DME) for use in commercial vehicle applications.

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Mitsubishi Debuts PHEV Outlander Concept

Mitsubishi is debuting a new plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander mid-size SUV as a concept car at this year's Paris Motor Show.

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Recyling Company Converting Trucks to Natural Gas

Omnitek Engineering Corporation announced it has received an initial order for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits designed and EPA-approved for the 12.0L Mack E7 engine from Chesapeake, Va.-based TFC Recycling.

 

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