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Volkswagen Brings First U.S. Electric Car to L.A. Auto Show

Volkswagen is adding itself to the list of automakers who offer an all-electric vehicle to U.S. buyers with the 2015 e-Golf, which it will bring to the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.

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EPA Proposes Reducing Ethanol Fuel Mix

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed reducing the amount of ethanol that's required to be blended with gasoline Friday for the first time since a 2007 law setting aggressive targets for the corn-based fuel.

MyFleetDept Now Serving the Electric Vehicle Market

Fleet management company MyFleetDept now offers electric vehicle supply equipment through its new subsidiary, EV Charge Solutions.

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2014 Lexus CT 200h to Premiere at Guangzhou Motor Show

Lexus will premiere its 2014 CT 200h hybrid at the 2013 Guangzhou Motor Show in China on Nov. 21.

The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel is the site of the 2014 Green Fleet Conference.

Video: Ride & Drive 'Best Part' of Green Fleet Conference

Attendees of the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo poured out of the Phoenix Convention Center on Oct. 1-2 to participate in the Ride & Drive Event.

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New EPA Certifications for Propane Autogas Vehicle Conversions Announced

National clean vehicle and fuel provider Alliance AutoGas recently received new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for propane covering more than 50 vehicle platforms.

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Honda to Debut FCEV Concept Car at 2013 LA Auto Show

Honda recently released a sketch of its fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) concept car in advance of its debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 20.

The Kia EV will be the company's first all-electric car in the U.S. Photo courtesy Kia Motors.

All-Electric Kia Soul Under Development for U.S.

Kia Motors is currently developing an all-electric version of the Kia Soul, scheduled to go on sale in 2014.

According to NREL, there are more than 15,000 alt fuel filling stations in the U.S. Photo courtesy National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

App Helps Lead the Way to Alt Fuels

A new iPhone app by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) allows users to locate fueling stations offering alternative fuels, including electricity, natural gas, biodiesel, E85, propane, and hydrogen, nation-wide.

(L-R): British Columbia Minister of Environment Mary Polak, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and California Governor Jerry Brown. Photo courtesy of Gov. Brown&rsq

U.S., Canadian Leaders Move to Affect Climate Change

A group consisting of the governors of Oregon, Washington, and California, as well as British Columbia Environmental Minister Mary Polak, recently signed a climate change agreement that will require the support of state legislatures moving forward.

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Hybrid System Manufacturer to Participate in $45 Million DOE Project

Odyne Systems, LLC, a hybrid systems manufacturer for large trucks, has been selected to participate in a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) award to develop and deploy plug-in hybrid systems for trucks throughout North America.

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Chinese Pollution Initiative Could Spur EV Sales

The government will allot a higher proportion of license plates every year to buyers of vehicles that need lower amounts of gasoline or use alternative energy. This could benefit electric automakers such as BYD Co Ltd.

With 140 million gallons produced in September, the biodiesel production total for 2013 reached close to 1.1 billion gallons.

Biodiesel Production Tops 1 Billion Gallons

For the third consecutive year, biodiesel production has surpassed the billion gallon milestone, according to statistics recently released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Electric Vehicle Leads Sales in Norway

The Nissan Leaf topped the list of newly registered vehicles in Norway this past October with more than 700 of the electric cars making their way onto Norwegian roadways.

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Calif. College Purchases Electric Motorcycles

A northern California community college has added two of Zero Motorcycles' electric cycles to help the agency's patrol fleet meet sustainability goals.

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Feds Develop Alt-Fuel Analytical Tool

Several federal environmental agencies have developed an online calculator for fleet managers that helps estimate gasoline usage, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollutant emissions, and the cost of ownership of vehicles.

Report: U.S. Department of Defense Going Electric

According to a recent report by Navigant Research, the U.S. Department of Defense will purchase approximately 92,000 electric vehicles by 2020.

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Honda May Consider Fit Hybrid for U.S.

Honda may consider bringing the Japan-only Fit Hybrid to the U.S. market, the automaker's chief engineer told a group of journalists this week.

Photo of 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Report: 40% of Hybrids Cost Less to Own than Gasoline Counterpart

Vincentric’s 2013 Hybrid Analysis found that 13 of 33 hybrid vehicles have a lower total cost-of-ownership compared to their all-gasoline counterparts.

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Video Captures Second Fiery Tesla S Crash

NHTSA will continue to monitor the Tesla S, following a second crash in which the vehicle's electric lithium-ion battery caught fire.

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EPA: Ford's 2014 Fiesta Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid

Ford Motor Co.'s 2014 Fiesta subcompact car equipped with a 1-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine is the most fuel efficient non-hybrid gasoline car in the U.S., according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Mont. County Adds Electric Pedal Vehicle

Montana's Cascade City-County Health Department has taken delivery of an Organic Transit Elf Velomobile, a vehicle-bicycle hybrid that will allow employees to exercise during their work day, according to KRTV.

Knight’s Airport Limousine Service, Inc., will start using ROUSH CleanTech Ford propane-powered passenger vans.

Mass. Limo Service Unveils Propane Passenger Vans

Knight’s Airport Limousine Service, Inc., recently cut the ribbon on its newly purchased propane-powered fleet vehicles at its “Propane Autogas: Driving Knight’s Limo to a Greener Ride” event.

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Pricing Announced

Nissan announced retail pricing Friday for its all-new 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid, which is now available at Nissan dealers nationwide.

(L to R): Mary D. Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board; Deb Markowitz, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources; Susan Griffin, Director of the Board, American Lung Association.

8 States Push to Increase Zero-Emission Cars

Eight states, which roughly make up 23 percent of the country’s auto market, recently vowed to increase the nation’s number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) to 3.3 million by 2025.


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