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L.A. County Adds 82 EV Charging Stations

Schneider Electric and the Los Angeles County will deploy 82 electric vehicle charging stations to encourage more people to drive zero-emissions vehicles.

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Gasoline Prices Fall to $3.12 Per Gallon

The average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline has fallen to a level not seen in almost four years, as it now costs an average of $3.12 per gallon, according to federal data.

The bi-fuel CNG Impala is filled up by a Quasar associate in Ohio. Photo courtesy of GM.

Ohio Organic Recycler Testing Bi-Fuel Impala

A Cleveland organic recycling company is using organic waste such as grains from beer brewing, food waste, and biosolids from wastewater to power the 2015 Chevrolet Impala bi-fuel sedan.

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Australian EV Charging Specialist Comes to Germany

As part of its international expansion program, Australian-based electric vehicle (EV) specialist Tritium has signed its first preferred-supplier agreement in Europe with E-WALD, a German provider of e-mobility solutions.

Diesel Costs Continue Falling as Oil Prices Keep Sliding

On Monday the U.S. Energy Department reported the sixth consecutive drop in the average price of diesel, down 4.2 cents from last week to $3.656.

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Va. Hopes to Double Alt-Fuel Infrastructure

The State of Virginia is committing to alternative fuels with the several programs to encourage alt-fuel vehicle use and expansion within its fleet and across the state.

Report: Md. City's Use of CNG Would Save 45% in Fuel

A green fleet report suggested that transitioning to compressed natural gas heavy-duty vehicles could potentially save the City of Rockville, Md., 45-50% in fuel costs over diesel.

Uruguay Taxi Can Run on Four Fuels

A new taxi, which uses four different fuels interchangeably, has been registered to operate in Montevideo, Uruguay. The new car operates on gasoline, ethanol, biodiesel and natural gas, but the engine will prioritize, whenever possible, the use of CNG.

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Reading Truck Body, OEM Systems Partner on CNG Systems

Reading Truck Body, LLC and OEM Systems, LLC announce a strategic partnership that offers customers a one-stop solution in CNG systems for service trucks and fleets.

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Toyota Reaches 7M Global Hybrid Sales

Toyota Motor Corp. has sold more than 7 million gasoline-electric hybrids globally so far in 2014, reaching the milestone faster than it has in any other previous year, according to the automaker.

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Paratransit Fleet's Switch to Propane Autogas Pays Off

An Oregon paratransit fleet is reporting savings of $60,000 per year in fuel costs after converting 14 of its vehicles to run on propane autogas.

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LEAF Taxi Takes to Rome's Streets

Nissan and the taxi company Unione Radiotaxi of Rome are partnering to bring the first Nissan LEAF electric vehicles will operate in Rome as part of the Taxi 3570 fleet.

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Mazda Recalls Tribute Hybrid SUVs

The recall, due to start Nov. 3, will address a defective hybrid system coolant pump in 423 2008-MY compact SUVs.

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VW, Global Green to Auction First U.S. e-Golf

The auction gives bidders the opportunity to be the first owner of the brand’s first all-electric model before retail sales in the United States begin later this year.

Calif. May Soften Zero-Emission Vehicle Regulation

The California Air Resources Board is considering easing the requirements on five automakers for the amount of zero-emission cars they must sell in the state for the 2018-2025 model years.

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Noregon Co-Develops Diagnostic Tool for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Jointly developed by Noregon Systems and Power Solutions International, the PSI PowerLink is a diagnostic software program designed for PSI’s alternative-fuel power systems.

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Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle to Arrive in Late 2015

Toyota will introduce its Fuel Cell Vehicle in California in late 2015 for sale rather than offering it as a leased vehicle similar to Hyundai's Tuscon Fuel Cell compact SUV.

Icom Opens Propane Autogas Technology, Training Center

Icom North America LLC has launched its new Icom Technology and Training Center, dedicated to development, integration, upfitting and training for its bi-fuel and mono-fuel liquid propane autogas injection systems.

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Hyundai, Kia Considering Diesels for U.S. Market

Hyundai and Kia Motors may introduce diesel-fueled vehicles in the U.S. to meet stricter fuel efficiency regulations, a senior official with the automakers told Ward's Automotive.

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Ohio Transit Authority Adds Propane Autogas Paratransit Shuttles

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has added 20 propane autogas para-transit shuttle buses to its fleet and expects to recoup its investment in about a year, according to ROUSH CleanTech.

DOE: $13.4M Grants to Reduce Biofuel Cost to $3 Per Gallon

The U.S. Department of Energy will invest $13.4 million into five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts with the goal of reducing the cost of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass. The department hopes to reduce the cost of biofuel to $3 per gallon by 2022.

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Plug-In EVs May Talk to Utilities Via Cloud

The Electric Power Research Institute is coordinating a test with eight global automakers of an advanced software platform that would allow plug-in electric vehicles to communicate to utilities via the cloud when charging is complete.

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Westport Offers CNG Transit Van Demo Program

Fleets interested in switching to natural gas can take advantage of an all new, free Westport demonstration program, which was announced at APTA Expo.

A fuel cell is a device that converts chemical potential energy (energy stored in molecular bonds) into electrical energy. (IMAGE: Hydrogenics)

Hydrogenics Offers Fuel Cell Power for Medium-Duty Trucks

Hydrogenics Corporation has introduced "Celerity," a new hydrogen fuel cell system developed for medium- and heavy-duty buses and trucks.

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UK Plans Broad Hydrogen Fuel Cell Rollout

The United Kingdom and the private sector will invest $17.7 million toward the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and infrastructure.

 

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