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Canadian Company Invests in eNow

Canadian Solar Inc., a solar power company, announced that it has acquired a minority equity interest in eNow, a U.S. company specializing in solar-based energy management system for the commercial transportation industry.

Second Annual Natural Gas Road Rally Planned

NGVAmerica, the American Public Gas Association, and the American Gas Association announced their Second Annual From Sea-to-Shining-Sea NGV Road Rally Across America.

Phot of Hyundai's Ioniq Electric by Vince Taroc.

Hyundai Explains Ioniq Roll-Out Strategy

Hyundai has started selling two of its three 2017 Ioniq models with a roll-out strategy that prioritizes zero-emissions states with the battery-electric model.

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Trump’s Budget Slashes Vehicle Technology Funding

President Trump’s 2018 proposed budget slashes the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technology program funding, reducing it by nearly 74%. The cuts include terminating funding for the Clean Cities program.

Pictured left to right in the back at the Sustainability pre-con at NAFA are George Survant, sr. director fleet relations, NTEA, Alexander Barton, president, Barton Marketing Group, and Gary Lentsch, CAFM, fleet manager, Eugene Water & Electric Board. Photo courtesy of Kristen Driscoll.

NAFA Honors Fleets for Sustainability

Over 25 honorees of NAFA’s inaugural Sustainable Fleet Certificate program have been named.

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Pump Prices Rise Ahead of Memorial Day

National average gasoline prices increased to $2.36 per gallon heading toward the Memorial Day holiday with 36 states registering price increases, according to AAA.

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Next-Gen Smart Fortwo Electric Starts at $24,550

Mercedes-Benz has reduced the price of the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive by $1,200 to $24,550 for a battery EV that increases range and decreases charging time as it enters its fourth generation.

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Duke Energy to Test Truck Stop Electrification

Drivers will be able to plug in their vehicles and keep electricity and hot or cold air on during overnight stays, avoiding idling engines.

Companies such as Alpha Baking Company (pictured), Ozinga and Testa Produce are examples of companies in the Chicago area that are using clean-burning alternative fuels. Photo courtesy of CACC.

Chicago Clean Cities Fleets Reduce 230K Tons of GHG

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) and its member fleets helped to displace nearly 26.5 million gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGEs) of petroleum in 2016, and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 230,000 tons.

The new hybrid-electric drive system is designed to work with Mercedes Benz diesel-powered Sisu Polar truck models. Photo: Sisu Auto

Finnish Companies to Develop Hybrid Powertrain For Heavy Trucks

A new electric-hybrid parallel power system unveiled by Visedo and Sisu Auto is designed to work with Mercedes-Benz OM471 and OM473 diesel engines. The diesel engine is the primary power source, with the electric motor kicking in during peak energy demand periods.

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Nissan Teases Next-Gen Leaf

Nissan's next-generation battery-electric Leaf will provide "intelligent zero-emissions mobility," the company said ahead of the vehicle's introduction later this year.

Photo of 2015 Porsche Cayenne diesel courtesy of Volkswagen AG.

VW's 3.0L Settlement Approved by Judge

A federal judge has signed off on Volkswagen's settlement with regulators to resolve civil claims over diesel vehicles powered by its 3.0L V-6 TDI engine, the company has announced.

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PERC Launches Online Propane Resource for Municipalities

The Propane Education & Research Council has added a new page to its website solely focused on helping public organizations learn how propane maintenance equipment can improve their grounds maintenance operations.

New York City's 30 solar carports wil charge electric vehicles completely off the grid. Photo courtesy of NYC DCAS

NYC Adds Auto-Braking Vehicles, Solar EV Chargers

New York City is rolling out auto-braking vehicles, expanding solar electric vehicle charging carports, and working to promote safety in the city’s automotive high schools.

Sacramento Launches Electric Carsharing Program

Our Community CarShare Sacramento offers residents of three public housing complexes free access to electric Kia Souls. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) provided a $1.3 million grant to the program.

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NGVAmerica Changes Top Leadership

NGVAmerica has appointed a new chairman and interim executive director, as well as set up a search committee to find a new president, who resigned in April.

Infographic lays out how EU’s Vecto computer simulation tool functions. Image: ACEA

New EU Rule Aims to Boost Transparency of Truck MPG

A new European Union procedure for determining emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2 from new trucks has won praise from a key industry group for its expected positive impact on transparency.

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Green Motion Opens Location at Slovenia Airport

U.K.-based car rental company Green Motion continues its expansion in Europe by opening a franchise location at Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia.

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Gasoline Price Declines to $2.34 Per Gallon

The nation's average price of a gallon of unleaded fell 1 cent to $2.34 per gallon for the week ending May 15, which marked a third week of declining prices, according AAA.

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Seattle Adds 20 Fast Chargers for EVs

The City of Seattle has installed 20 DC fast charging locations for plug-in electrified vehicles in the ReachNow car-sharing network that was funded by a $1.2 million grant from BMW, the automaker announced.

Ryder tractor and trailer parked at a Ryder fuel island. Photo: Ryder System

Ryder Offers Renewable Diesel at San Francisco Facility

Ryder System is now offering renewable diesel fuel at a San Francisco fueling facility.

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UAE Launches EV Incentive Program

The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy launched an incentive program that will call for up to 10% of car fleets of federal ministries and agencies to be electric vehicles.

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Report: Self-Driving EVs Will Dominate Roads by 2030

Self-driving electrified vehicles will dominate U.S. roads in 13 years, while gasoline-powered vehicles will remain but represent only 5% of all consumer miles driven, according to a new report from RethinkX.

The vans are available in lengths of 12 feet or 14 feet, the Reach provides 540 or 630 cubic feet of storage and up to 27 inches more headroom than a conventional cargo van. (Photo courtesy of Utilimaster)

Parcel Delivery Fleets Up Orders from Utilimaster

Spartan Fleet Vehicles & Services announced an expanded order from a leading American-based delivery services company to include 800 of Spartan’s fuel-efficient Utilimaster Reach walk-in vans. Additionally, a separate global logistics leader ordered 72 of the same vehicle this past week.

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Calif. City Debuts Near-Zero Emission Refuse Truck

The City of Long Beach, Calif., unveiled a new municipal refuse truck at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, the first in the country to employ Cummins’ near-zero emissions natural gas engine.

 

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