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EDI Offers Class 3 Plug-In Hybrid Truck

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) is now offering a Class 3 utility truck based on its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) drivetrain that can reduce emissions and fuel use by up to 80 percent, according to the company.

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Ram Expands Bi-Fuel CNG 2500 Truck Models

Ram Truck has begun offering a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) version of its 2500 pickup in a regular cab and rear-wheel drive configuration, Ram announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

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Ford Fusion Hybrid, Energi Price Falls for 2016-MY

The suggested retail price for the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid is expected to be reduced by nearly $1,000 for the 2016 model year, according to data from Ford.

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Isuzu Starts Production on 2015, 2016 N-Series Diesels

Production has started on Isuzu Commercial Truck of America's line of 2015 and 2016 N-Series diesel models, the company announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Landfill Gas May Power N.D. City's Refuse Fleet

The City of Fargo, N.D., is considering converting its refuse and bus fleet to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and using landfill gas to fuel these vehicles.

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Mercedes-Benz Debuts Plug-In Hybrid Concept Van

Mercedes-Benz presented the Concept Vision e Plug-in Hybrid Concept minivan at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

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Calif. University Acquires Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrids

National University has acquired 26 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrids to replace its current vehicle fleet that serves the university’s more than two dozen campuses throughout the state of California, the university announced.

Some of Florida Power & Light's green vehicle fleet. Photo courtesy Florida Power & Light.

Green Strategy Discussions Kick Off Work Truck Show

Alternative fuels and powertrains will work if an organization’s top people favor the concepts, speakers said at Tuesday's Green Truck Summit ahead of the NTEA Work Truck Show.

PERC Promoting Propane at NTEA Work Truck Show

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) will highlight propane autogas’ low total cost of ownership at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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Volvo Unveils Plug-In Hybrid V60 Model

Volvo unveiled a D5 Twin Engine Special Edition of its V60 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid vehicle, the automaker announced.

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Gasoline Prices Rise to $2.47 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline rose 14.1 cents to $2.473 for the week ending March 2, according to federal data.

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Reach Step Van Gets Diesel-Hybrid Powertrain Option

XL Hybrids is now offering its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for the diesel-powered Reach commercial van from Isuzu and Utilimaster, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.

Average Diesel Price Increases Again Since Hitting 5-Year Low

Diesel prices continue rebounding since hitting their lowest level in five years last month gaining 3.6 cents this week to reach a national average of $2.93 per gallon.

Mack Trucks now offers its Mack Pinnacle with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology. Photo courtesy of Mack

Mack Offers Natural Gas Pinnacle with UltraShift Plus and Collision Tech

Mack Trucks is offering natural gas versions of its Pinnacle model with the Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology.

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UAE Companies Sign Biofuels Agreement

Lootah biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of the SS Lootah group and Emirates Transguard, a security service provider will collaborate on a new initiative to support a sustainable fuel produced from used cooking oil for the latter’s vehicles in the UAE.

Ecuador to Promote Electric Vehicle Use

The Coordination Ministry of Production, Employment and Competitiveness (CMPEC) recently signed a framework agreement with several vehicle companies to promote the use of electric vehicles in Ecuador.

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U.S. Senators Seeking Repeal of Ethanol Mandate

Two U.S. Senators have introduced bipartisan legislation that would repeal a renewable fuel mandate that requires refiners to blend ethanol in the nation's fuel supply.

Greenlots Supports EV Charging Pilot for SoCal Edison

Greenlots and its partner EVSE LLC announced that they are supporting a California Public Utility Commission-approved workplace EV charging pilot for Southern California Edison.

Southwest Research Institute will conduct analytical services in emissions and fuel consumption on light- and heavy-duty vehicles and components under a five-year, $20.1 million contract from the EPA. Photo via Soutwest Research Institute

EPA Awards $20 Million Contract For Emissions Research

The Southwest Research Institute was awarded a five-year $20.16 million contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide testing and analytical services related to emissions and fuel consumption.

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California Approves DME for Use as Vehicle Fuel

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved the dimethyl ether for legal use as a vehicle fuel.

Texas NGV Grants Produce Economic Benefits

A trio of Texas grant programs that funded the construction of natural gas fueling stations and the adoption of natural gas vehicles produced major economic benefits for the state, according to a new study.

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Public CNG Station Opens in Northeast Florida

The first public-access compressed natural gas refueling station in Jacksonville, Fla., was opened recently by amp Trillium and beverage distributor Champion Brands Inc.

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Toyota Tests Ultra-Compact EV Car Sharing in Japan

Starting in April, Park24 Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation will trial a car sharing service in central Tokyo using the Toyota i-Road, an ultra-compact three-wheeled electric vehicle.

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UPS Wins EPA’s Climate Leadership Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership recognized UPS with one of its Climate Leadership Awards for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, UPS said. The awards acknowledge the voluntary work organizations do to build resilience to climate change.

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Subaru Sets 2016-MY Ordering Dates

Subaru has set final ordering dates for its 2015 model-year vehicles as well as order bank opening dates for its 2016 models for commercial fleets.

 

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