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Volvo Testing Three-Cylinder Gasoline Engine

Volvo Cars is testing a new three-cylinder gasoline engine it says can produce up to 180 hp as the automaker seeks to revamp its powertrain offerings with a focus on "efficient power."

Cummins Westport Announces Management Changes

Cummins Westport has announced changes to its board of directors and management in accordance with the terms of the 50/50 joint venture agreement between Cummins and Westport Innovations. The changes are effective immediately.

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NatGasCar Gets EPA Nod for CNG Transit Connect

NatGasCar has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification to produce compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of the 2014 and 2015 Ford Transit Connect with a 2.5L bi-fuel engine system.

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Boston Converts Vans to Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

The City of Boston has added XL Hybrids' XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain to four of its vans and is converting a fifth vehicle.

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Ward's Names 10 Best Engines of 2015

Ward's 10 Best of Engines of 2015 includes powerplants offered in the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, and Ford Fiesta, the publication has announced.

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California Leads U.S. in Adoption of EVs

Nearly half of all the battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles registered in the U.S. in 2013 came in California, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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First Northern Calif. Hydro Refueling Station Opens

The first hydrogen refueling station in Northern California has opened in West Sacramento, marking the 10th such station in a state with aggressive plans to support fuel cell vehicles.

Kansas Seeks to Block EPA Ethanol Regulations

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked that a federal appeals court reject new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations mandating states to adopt conclusions about ethanol emissions, stating that the regulations are based on scientifically flawed methodology.

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BMW Recalls i8 Hybrids for Fire Risk

Faulty welding near the fuel tank could result in a fuel leak in the plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Mike O'Connell, senior director of fleet for Frito-Lay, accepted Frito-Lay's CALSTART Blue Sky Award. (PHOTO: Adam Pringle)

Frito Lay, General Motors Win Clean Transportation Award

Frito-Lay earned a California clean transportation award for increasing the number of compressed natural gas vehicles at an awards ceremony that also honored General Motors and Caterpillar, Inc. for emissions-reduction efforts.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.67 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline fell 9.9 cents to $2.679 per gallon for the week ending Dec. 8 and is now more than $1 less per gallon than it was just six months ago.

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Volvo Updates XC90 Plug-In Hybrid's Performance

Volvo's 2015 XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid model with a twin-charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder should produce 400 hp and 472 pound-feet of torque, according to updated data from Volvo.

Average Diesel Cost Posts Another Weekly Decline

The average cost of on-highway diesel continues falling as oil prices hit its lowest level in years, according to new U.S. Energy Department figures.

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France Aims to Banish Diesel

France has announced plans to phase out diesel fuel in consumer vehicles beginning in 2015.

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Nissan LEAF Reaches 1B Kilometers Driven

Nissan has revealed that owners of its LEAF electric car have collectively recorded 1 billion kilometers on the CarWings telematics system worldwide. Nissan LEAF vehicles registered with CarWings have saved over 180 million kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions.

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Audi Q7 to Get Diesel-Electric Powertrain

Audi announced that its Q7 SUV with diesel-electric powertrain will be offered to the U.S. and Europe in 2015.

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Lithium-Sulfur Battery Recognized by Frost & Sullivan

A European energy company has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for its innovative battery technology that will offer a lighter-weight package and improve safety over lithium-ion batteries, according to the firm.

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November New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Ratings Flat

Fuel economy for new vehicles sold in November averaged 25.3 mpg for the third straight month, according to a study from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Fred Meyer Grocery Fleet Receives First LNG Trucks

Fred Meyer Stores announced the arrival of its first 11 heavy-duty trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The food retail will receive a total of 40 LNG trucks over the next several months.

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Coca-Cola to Provide EV Charging in California

The Coca-Cola Company will provide electric vehicle (EV) charging at seven of its facilities across California. NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc., will install and manage the charging stations to provide workplace charging for Coca-Cola employees with EVs, the company announced.

U.S. House Extends Alternative-Fuel Tax Credits

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which includes an amendment extending the federal 50-cent per gallon alternative fuels excise tax credits through the remainder of 2014, even though the credits had previously expired at the end of 2013.

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Volkswagen Ramps up Fuel Cell Development

Volkswagen has begun testing a hydrogen fuel cell version of its Passat sedan on the streets of California and has developed a fuel cell model of the Golf SportWagen for research.

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Republic Adds 20 CNG Refuse Trucks in Missouri

Republic Services has added 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste and recycling trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Springfield, Mo., area, the waste management company announced.

Fuel Hauler Leases 12 CNG Trucks from Ryder

Bulk-hauling, return-to-base operations like Mansfield’s are ideally suited for natural gas vehicles, Ryder said.

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VNG, Circle K Offer CNG Fueling in Houston

VNG.co has entered into an agreement with fuel and convenience store operator Circle K to implement compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling at Circle K's latest facility in Houston, the company announced.

 

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