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Gasoline Prices Inch Lower to $2.30

The national average price for unleaded gasoline has fallen for 10 consecutive days to $2.30 per gallon following nearly a month of flat prices, according to AAA.

Vehicles are lined up for the acceleration test, pitting calibrated vehicles with uncalibrated ones. Photo by Andy Lundin

Derive Efficiency Hosts Track Day

On March 3, Derive Efficiency hosted a track day for public and private fleets and the media, showing the differences in performance between a stock vehicle and one calibrated for optimum efficiency.

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Pittsburgh Utility Announces EV Purchases

Duquesne Light Company announced its electric vehicles (EV) plan, including fleet conversion, education, and infrastructure.

A BYD all-electric yard truck. The typical yard truck burns 2 to 4 gallons of diesel fuel per hour. Photo: CARB

Electric Trucks Start Arriving at Southern California Freight, Rail Yards

The State of California, San Bernardino Council of Governments. and partners at Daylight Transport and BYD Motors have announced the arrival of the first of 27 zero-emission electric yard and service trucks in three disadvantaged communities in Southern California.

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Efficient Drivetrains Unveils Plug-In Frieghtliner Utility Truck

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc., has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into the Freightliner platform.

Propane Autogas Vehicle Sales Increase 8%

Sales of propane autogas-fueled vehicles increased 8% to 14,000 in 2016 compared to the year before, according to data from the Propane Education and Research Council.

Onboard Diagnostics Pitched as a Leveler for Natural Gas Trucks

Agility Fuel Solutions has introduced Blue iQ, a proprietary technology developed with Cummins to optimize fuel consumption and uptime through on-board diagnostics.

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Honda Debuting PHEV, EV Clarity Cars

Honda will add battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars to its Clarity nameplate, and plans to show the new vehicles at the New York auto show in April.

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N.C. Sheriff Reduces Fuel Costs with Propane Autogas

Iredell County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina has converted 60 of its vehicles to bi-fuel propane autogas cars, saving enough in fuel costs to allow the Sheriff’s Office to fund other programs.

Because of the overwhelming interest, Alkane has decided to include the option of a clean diesel fuel engine in its Dominator Class 7-8 series trucks. (Photo: Alkane Truck Company)

Alkane Explores Partnership with Cummins

Alkane Truck Company is exploring a supply agreement with diesel engine manufacturer Cummins Inc., to offer clean diesel engine options for Alkane’s line of heavy-duty trucks and off-road vehicles.

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Hyundai Shows Next-Gen Fuel Cell Concept

Hyundai unveiled its FE fuel cell concept vehicle at the Geneva auto show that it said is the next step toward a hydrogen-fueled society, the automaker announced.

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Lexus Flagship Sedan Gets Hybrid Model

Lexus will offer a hybrid variant of its flagship LS sedan known as the LS 500h with the 2018 model year, Lexus announced at the Geneva auto show.

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GM, Honda Name Leaders of Fuel Cell Venture

A General Motors executive with operational expertise and a Honda executive who oversaw four assembly plants will lead a new joint venture to develop hydrogen fuel cell propulsion systems, the companies have announced.

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Workhorse Receives 2,000-Plus Letters of Intent

Workhorse Group Inc. announced it has received Letters of Intent from fleets totaling 2,150 of the Workhorse W-15 electric pickup trucks, from such companies as Duke Energy, Portland General Electric, the City of Orlando, Southern California Public Power Authority, and Clean Fuels Ohio.

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Federal Grants Fund Green Tech Despite Uncertain Future

While U.S. Department of Energy grants are still funding electric vehicle and alternative fuel technologies, it is uncertain how the Trump administration could affect this funding in the future.

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Gasoline Prices Stay Steady

The average price of unleaded gasoline increased 2 cents to $2.31 from a week ago and now sits four cents higher than a month ago and 50 cents above a year ago with U.S. and Middle East oil production poised in a counter-balance.

Late last year, Motiv initially provided AmeriPride’s Vernon branch with 10 zero-emission step vans. The delivery vehicles feature up to 20% gradeability, 80 miles of range, and a 50% battery charge time of 2.5 hours. (Photo courtesy of Motiv)

AmeriPride Plans Record Electric Walk-in Van Order

After initially replacing 20% of its Vernon California fleet with electric delivery trucks, AmeriPride Services plans to add 20 additional walk-in vans equipped with the Motiv Power Systems all-electric powertrain to the company’s California fleet.

Hyundai's Ioniq model will be part of the new electric carsharing service in South Korea. Photo courtesy of Hyundai

Hyundai Launches Electric Carsharing in South Korea

Hyundai’s carsharing service is expected to launch in South Korea in April, using electric vehicles such as the Hyundai Ioniq.

A Tesla Model S charging at a Tesla Supercharger station. Photo: Eric Gandarilla

N.Y. to Launch $2,000 PHEV Rebate

New York state is launching a rebate program for electric vehicles (EVs) that will offer a $2,000 incentive for zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Technicians will convert a 2017 Ford F-250 at NTEA's The Work Truck Show. (Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance Autogas Live Upfit of 2017 F-250

Alliance AutoGas conversion techs will take Work Truck Show attendees through a step-by-step live conversion of a Ford F-250. Attendees will be able to ask questions, see it up close, and be as interactive as they wish.

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Clean Fuels Ohio to Help Deploy 500 Workhorse Electric Pickup Trucks

Workhorse Group has received a letter of intent from Clean Fuels Ohio to partner with Workhorse to help deploy 500 W-15 plug-in electric pickup trucks throughout the state of Ohio.

Initially launched in November 2015, the incentive program had only been available to propane retailers, but expanded for fleets looking to replace their current refueling technology until the end of June 2017. (Photo: CleanFuels USA)

PERC Expands Nozzle Incentive

Effective immediately, private fleets and public refueling stations are eligible to apply for the incentive program, which will now provide $100 per tank-side connector and $1,000 per hose-end connector.

Calif. County Purchases EV Charging Efficiency Solution

Cyber Switching's EV Master Controller (EVMC) technology allows the Contra Costa County (Calif.) Public Works Department to charge four electric vehicles using the electrical capacity of one charging station.

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XL Hybrids Chooses F-150 for PHEV Powertrain

XL Hybrids, Inc. has decided to pair its XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain with Ford's F-150 pickup, the vehicle modifier has announced. The vehicle will be available in the fourth quarter.

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Gasoline Prices Stay Flat at $2.29 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline has remained flat in February, fluctuating only a few cents for the month and reaching $2.29 per gallon on Feb. 27, reports AAA.

 

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