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PG&E/Efficient Drivetrains Inc. Electric Hybrid bucket truck. (PHOTO: PG&E)

PG&E Unveils PHEV Class 5 Bucket Trucks

More than 70 investor-owned electric utilities will increase investment by an estimated $50 million per year, or $250 million over five years, to add more EVs to their fleets, starting in 2015.

BMW-Toyota Collaboration Could Result in Fuel Cell Vehicle

A collaboration between BMW and Toyota could lead to the German automaker's next hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that may be called the i5, according to a report from Autocar.

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Calif. City Expands CNG Fueling Station

The City of Redlands, Calif., has expanded its alternative fueling station at its corporate yard with the addition of new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel dispensers. The expansion cost $222,604.

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Oregon Seeks EPA Funding For Truck Replacement Program

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is looking for local fleets and owner-operators to participate in a possible truck replacement program funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program will pay for up to half the cost of a new truck, provided the old one is scrapped.

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U.S. Air Force Launches All-Electric Vehicle Fleet

The 42-vehicle fleet is the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles.

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Honda Delays Fuel Cell Vehicle Until 2016

Honda plans to sell its production hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2016 rather than 2015 as it had planned, the automaker announced Monday.

2014 5.3L V-8 EcoTec3 AFM VVT DI (L83) for Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. (PHOTO: General Motors)

2015 Silverado Offers Trio of EcoTec3 Engines

The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado offers three EcoTec3 engines with advanced fuel-saving technologies that enable fleets to choose the performance and fuel efficiency that best meets their needs.

Audi Producing E-Diesel at Plant in Germany

The automaker's new pilot plant in Dresden, developed in partnership with Climeworks and sunfire, will produce diesel fuel from water, carbon dioxide, and green electricity.

President and CEO Akio Toyoda announces the name of the new hyrdogen fuel-cell vehicle.

Toyota Names Fuel Cell Sedan Mirai

Toyota has revealed the name of its fuel cell sedan. The Mirai means future in Japanese. Also in Toyota's future are plans to build more hydrogen fueling stations in several Northeastern states.

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Houston Transitions to Propane Autogas Trucks

Next year, the City of Houston will begin purchasing light-duty trucks with a gaseous prep package in order to have a supply of vehicles that can be converted to propane autogas.

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2015 Work Truck Show Gives Green Truck Summit Details

The Green Truck Summit features educational sessions that cover advanced technologies and alternative fuels, implementation strategies, and timely insights into regulatory changes.

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Linen Delivery Fleet Adds Hydraulic Hybrid Truck

Uniform and linen supplier AmeriPride Services Inc. has taken delivery of its first hydraulic hybrid truck in North America, a 2014 Ford F59 chassis with a Morgan Olson Route Star walk-in van body.

Photo of the 2015 NX 300h courtesy of Lexus.

Lexus Offers NX Compact SUV for 2015

Lexus is entering the growing compact SUV segment with the 2015 NX gasoline and hybrid model that will make its North American debut at the L.A. Auto Show.

CEO Pablo Acedo poses with VIA eREV vans. Photo courtesy of VIA.

EPA Certifies VIA Motors' Hybrid Van

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted certification to VIA Motors' eREV gasoline-electric hybrid van, paving the way for shipping of the vehicle to fleets, the company announced Nov. 13.

Photo of crash testing of 2015 Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Impala courtesy of GM.

Bi-Fuel Impala Tested With Bonfire, Rifle Round

General Motors has subjected the compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tank of its 2015 Bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala to several extreme tests, including the "bonfire test," penetration test with an armor-piercing rifle round, and impact testing.

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U.S., China Announce Emissions Pact

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have set a goal to lower carbon-dioxide emissions in the U.S. and China by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

Photo of Freightliner Business Class M2 truck courtesy of Daimler Trucks North America.

Daimler Recalls CNG Freightliner M2 Trucks

The manual tank shutoff valve is at risk for getting stuck in the closed position and blocking the flow of fuel to the engine in 16 2013 model-year trucks.

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Logistics Fleet Adds AMP Electric Vans in Texas

AMP Holding Inc. has entered into a purchase agreement with a major transportation company to supply 18 battery-electric Workhorse E-100 walk-in vans to be deployed in the Houston-Galveston, Texas, area.

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Frito-Lay Brings Fleet Sustainability Program to Ohio

With the assistance of the U.S. Department of Energy coalition Clean Fuels Ohio, Frito-Lay's Ohio fleet now has 45 propane autogas-powered Ford E350 vans and five electric Newton delivery trucks.

October New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Ratings Flat

Fuel economy for new vehicles sold in October averaged 25.3 mpg, which is the same fuel economy for light-duty vehicle sold in September, according to a study from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.

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N.Y. County Requires 35 MPG for Fleet Purchases

Elected officials in Westchester County, N.Y., have approved legislation mandating that new vehicle purchases must be high-mileage vehicles, electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, or alternative-fuel vehicles.

The new Mercedes-Benz nomenclature is broken down in the above illustration. Photo via Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz Changes Vehicle Nomenclature

Mercedes-Benz is following suit of Infiniti and Cadiliac and changing the way they name their vehicles to make it less confusing for customers.

Screenshot via NGVAmerica.

NGVAmerica Launches Natural Gas Station Mapping Tool

NGVAmerica has launched an online tool that helps fleet drivers locate the nation's natural gas fueling stations.

Fueling a natural gas powered heavy truck.

Natural Gas Expected To Grow Despite Diesel Price Drop

Looking at the most likely adoption curve, ACT believes Class 8 penetration is expected to total 23% of the units sold in 2025.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.94 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline fell 5.2 cents to $2.941 per gallon for the week ending Nov. 10, extending a recent price slide that began in late June, according to federal data.

 

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