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PG&E Unveils Plug-In Electric Truck

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid-electric Class 6 truck. The vehicle, developed by Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated, combines up to 50 miles of all-electric driving with 300 miles of driving range in hybrid mode.

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Hyundai Prices Ioniq Hybrid, EV

Hyundai has released pricing for two of its three 2017 Ioniq models with the Ioniq Hybrid starting at $23,035 and the Ioniq Electric retailing for at least $30,335, the automaker has announced.

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Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on Jan. 30 that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.

Rent Centric's self-service technology enables Green Commuter carsharing users to rent all-electric Nissan Leafs via a mobile app. Photo courtesy of Rent Centric

Rent Centric Powers All-Electric Carsharing Service

Rent Centric’s self-service technology enables Green Commuter carsharing users to rent all-electric vehicles via a mobile app.

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Workhorse Touts Efficiency of Electric Delivery Trucks

Workhorse Group has announced that its medium-duty electric trucks are up to six times more efficient than comparable gasoline- or diesel-powered models.

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Gasoline Prices Inch Higher

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased slightly to $2.28 for the week ending Feb. 13 to reach a level that's seven cents lower than a month ago and 58 cents higher than a year ago.

Propane Autogas Workshop Set for Northeast Ohio

The Earth Day Coalition has scheduled a workshop for fleets about propane autogas that's scheduled for Feb. 24 at Bass Mazda in Elyria, Ohio. The workshop is the second in a series of Fuel for Thought presentations hosted by the Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Coalition.

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Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Rated at 52 MPG Highway

Chevrolet's 2017 Cruze Diesel sedan provides 52 miles per gallon in highway driving when equipped with a manual transmission, making it the most fuel efficient non-electrified vehicle sold in the U.S., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

Automakers Ask Trump to Reopen Fuel Economy Review

The chief executives of 18 automakers have asked President Donald Trump to revisit fuel economy regulations through 2025 that were finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration, reports Bloomberg.

Renault-Nissan Alliance Leads in Commercial EV Sales

The Renault-Nissan Alliance, with Mitsubishi Motors, cumulatively sold 424,797 electric vehicles through 2016, making it the sales leader in zero-emission mobility. In addition to offering the top-selling retail EV, the Renault-Nissan Alliance also was the leader in commercial EV sales.

SoCalGas to Produce RNG from Wastewater

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced a pilot hydrothermal wastewater processing project has been selected by the U.S. Energy Department (DOE) to receive up to $1.2 million in federal funding.

PERC Launches Quarterly Newsletter

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is launching a newsletter for transportation professionals interested in propane autogas.

Electric Vehicle Project Launches in Midwest

EVOLVE, a three-year project from the American Lung Association, will help Midwestern drivers test electric vehicles.

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Fuel Economy Increases 0.1 MPG for January

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in the U.S. rose to 25.1 mpg.

Alliance AutoGas is partnering with the La Crosse, Wis., Police Department to convert two Jeep Wranglers in a friendly side-by-side team competition.(Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas Announces Live Propane Autogas Conversion

Continuing in the spirit of last years’ “Fastest Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion” of the Ford F-150, Alliance AutoGas is taking a live autogas conversion one step further at the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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Beverly Hills Adopts Renewable Diesel

The City of Beverly Hills, Calif., is the latest public fleet to adopt renewable diesel. Currently, the city is using renewable diesel in its central fuels station, which fuels all public works vehicles.

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Pickens Urges Okla. to Distribute VW Settlement Funds

T. Boone Pickens is urging the State of Oklahoma to distribute its portion of the Volkswagen emissions settlement funds to private sector fleets instead of using it entirely on the state fleet.

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Volvo to Debut V90 Wagon, XC90 PHEV in Chicago

Volvo Cars will unveil a pair of 2018 models at the Chicago Auto Show, including the XC90 Excellence plug-in hybrid SUV and V90 Cross Country luxury wagon, the automaker has announced.

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DOE Funds Rocky Mountain EV Charging Network

The U.S. Energy Department is giving $4 million to build DC fast chargers and develop smart mobility programs to increase electric car-sharing and the use of electric bikes and buses.

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Waste Hauler Adds Natural Gas Pipeline for Fleet

SoCalGas and CR&R estimate that the new pipeline will be operational and bring natural gas to their fleet by June.

Greenkraft Projects Over 1M in Revenue for 2017

Greenkraft’s product line includes alternative fuel trucks, conversion systems, and engines.

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ALG Sets Bolt EV's Residual Value

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV should retain as much as 39% of its value after three years of retail leasing, which is significantly better than other mainstream competitors, according to ALG.

European Utility to Electrify Entire 3,500 Vehicle Fleet

Vattenfall announced it is switching its entire light-duty fleet to battery-electric vehicles. The utility, which serves parts of Sweden, the Netherlands, and Germany, will replace 3,500 vehicles over a five-year period.

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Gasoline Prices Flat at $2.27

The national average price of a gallon of gasoline remained flat at $2.27 for the week ending Feb. 2, but the floor is rising. Drivers are paying 52 cents more than a year ago, which is five cents higher than a week ago.

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GM's Barra, Elon Musk Meet with Trump

General Motors CEO Mary Barra met with President Donald Trump on Feb. 3 and engaged in "very constructive discussion," the automotive leader said.

 

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