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Cummins ISL-G medium-duty CNG engine.

Diesel Slides, CNG Rises in Commercial Truck Engines

Diesel-powered engines remained the dominant fuel powering newly registered commercial trucks in 2013, as vehicle owners continued pushing adoption of natural gas powerplants, according to Polk.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids and Knapheide Mark Completion of 100th Fleet Powertrain Installation

XL Hybrids, Inc., developer of hybrid electric powertrains for commercial vans and trucks, and Knapheide Manufacturing Company, a commercial vehicle equipment providers in North America, have announced that Knapheide has completed more than 100 installations of XL Hybrids’ XL3 powertrain on fleet vehicles.

Photo of 2014 Insight courtesy of Honda.

Honda Ends Production of Insight Hybrid

Honda Motor Co. will cease production of its Insight model almost two decades after it arrived in as the first mass production gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle in the U.S.

Photo courtesy of IKEA.

IKEA Enhances EV Infrastructure

The home furnishing retailer recently added four Blink electric vehicle charging stations at one of its Chicago-area stores as part of its partnership with Car Charging Group, Inc.

Porsche has plans to develop a hybrid version of the soon-to-release 2015 Macan.

Porsche to Build Plug-In Hybrid Macan

Porsche is developing a plug-in hybrid version of its 2015 Macan compact SUV introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, two top officials with the automaker announced.

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Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid Headed for Europe

Volkswagen will introduce the Golf GTE plug-in hybrid compact car in Europe after bringing it to the Geneva International Motor Show starting March 4.

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Freightliner S2G Propane Autogas Truck in Final Testing Phase

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. is completing final testing of pre-production S2G propane autogas trucks and expects to begin production of the vehicle in the summer, according to a company spokesperson.

Screenshot via Clean Fuels Ohio.

Ohio Considers $16M Gas Vehicle Conversion Fund

Ohio lawmakers are considering setting up a $16 million vehicle conversion fund for commercial fleet operators to convert fleet vehicles to run on natural gas or propane autogas.

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Legislation Restoring Federal Biodiesel Incentives Introduced

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. to reinstate a tax incentive that expired at the end of 2013 when it comes to the production of domestic biodiesel fuel.

Tata 3.8L natural gas engine featuring Westport WP580 Engine Management System. (CNW Group/Westport Innovations Inc.)

Westport, India's Tata Motors Develop Natural Gas Engine

Westport Innovations and India’s Tata Motors Limited have launched a new spark-ignited (SI) natural gas 3.8L turbocharged engine featuring the Westport WP580 Engine Management System (EMS).

Photo courtesy of Nissan Thailand.

Nissan Introduces CNG Version of Urvan to Thai Market

Nissan has introduced the NV350 Urvan CNG, a new version of the commercial vehicle powered by a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) engine.

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Obama Energy Trust Would Fund Alternative Vehicle Technologies

President Barack Obama has proposed setting up a federal energy security trust to fund development of alternative vehicle development by repealing subsidies to the oil and gas industry.

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China Looks to Clean Air with Electric-Vehicle Subsidies

China has announced that it will increase its subsidies for electric vehicles as part of scheme to minimize air pollution, according to a report by Bloomberg.com.

Photo via Fisker.

Chinese Company Takes Over Failed Fisker

China's Wanxiang Group will take over luxury hybrid maker Fisker Automotive Inc., after a federal bankruptcy court granted approval Tuesday.

Photo of bi-fuel van courtesy of INDOT.

Ind. DOT Halts Propane Autogas Use Amid Energy Crisis

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will continue filling its bi-fuel propane autogas trucks with gasoline through March 1 to help residents coping with the propane shortage in the region.

Photos from the 2013 Green Fleet Conference &amp;amp; Expo.

Submit Your Topic for the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo

Would you like to be a speaker at Green Fleet Conference & Expo? The conference planning committee is working on the 2014 schedule and is looking for your input and ideas. The 2014 event will be in Schaumburg, Ill. on Oct. 29-30 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel.

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Recalling Prius Hybrids for Software Update

The recall involves about 700,000 2010-2014 MY Prius vehicles and about 300,000 RAV4, Tacoma and Lexus RX 350 vehicles in the U.S.

2014 World Green Car Finalists Announced

The Annual World Car Awards will honor the winner of this year’s World Green Car at the New York International Automobile Show this April.

All 11 public propane-autogas refueling stations will be in service by July. Photo courtesy of Blue Star Gas.

Washington State Adds Propane Autogas Fueling Network

The state of Washington will soon be home to one of the nation’s largest privately funded propane autogas public refueling networks, and the single largest installation of alternative-fuel infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest.

Photo courtesy of Phinergy.

EV Battery to Run on Air, Aluminum

Aloca, a lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing company, has partnered with clean technology company Phinergy to further develop an electric vehicle (EV) battery that runs on air and aluminum and could extend EV range by 1,000 miles.

Photo courtesy of GE Wayne.

GE's Wayne Provides CNG Fueling to Winter Games

General Electric's Wayne has supplied compressed natural gas (CNG) dispensers for the first fuel retail site at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, the company announced.

The MY-2015 bi-fuel CNG Chevrolet 2500 HD.

Silverado HD Models Now Available as CNG-Capable

Chevrolet has announced that its MY-2015 HD models will be available with a CNG-capable, bi-fuel 6.0L engine. The move gives fleet managers and consumers more options when choosing a 2500HD or 3500HD model, according to the automaker.

Rob Stevens

ROUSH CleanTech Hires Ford's Chief Engineer

Roush CleanTech has hired Rob Stevens, Ford's chief engineer, as the vice president of strategy for the propane autogas modification specialist.

The Soul EV (top left), 2014 Optima Hybrid (top left, bottom right) and Niro Concept all made their premiere at the Chicago Auto Show. Photos courtesy of Kia Motors.

Kia Unveils EV, Hybrids at Chicago Auto Show

Kia Motors showed off its first mass market electric vehicle (EV), the Soul EV, as well as the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan and Niro Concept, at the Chicago Auto Show.

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Kia Unveils Soul EV, Optima Hybrid

Kia Motors showed off its first mass market electric vehicle (EV), the Soul EV, as well as the 2014 Optima Hybrid mid-size sedan and Niro Concept, at the Chicago Auto Show.

 
 

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