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GM Developing 200-Mile Electric Car

General Motors is developing a compact car similar to the battery-electric Chevrolet Volt that will go 200 miles on a single charge and carry a generator.

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Toyota to Debut Concept Fuel Cell Vehicle In Jan.

Toyota Motor Sales will debut its hydrogen-powered FCV concept sedan at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, the automaker announced Wednesday.

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Tesla Expands Production With Calif. Tax Break

A $34.7 million California tax break will allow Tesla Motors to broadly expand its production of electric cars and powertrains.

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Natural Gas Refuse Trucks Now Serving Anaheim

Republic Services Inc. announced the deployment of 107 compressed natural gas solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers in Anaheim and throughout Orange County.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid automated research vehicle will be used to make progress on future automated driving and other advanced technologies. Photo: Ford Motor Co.

Ford Develops Automated Fusion Hybrid

Ford Motor Co. announced plans to collaborate with the University of Michigan and State Farm to further develop automated driving and other advanced technologies.

Tesla's Model X was unveiled in mid-2012. Photo courtesy Tesla.

Tesla to Unveil More Affordable Model E in '15

Tesla Motors plans to unveil a more affordable electric car in early 2015 to expand its reach as it moves into its third generation of battery electric vehicles.

EPA: Vehicles Reach Historic 23.6 MPG

Model-year 2012 vehicles achieved an all-time high fuel economy of 23.6 miles per gallon (mpg), according to a report released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Zenith Motors Introduces Its Electric Van

A recently developed product from a recently formed company is an electric-drive van, with shuttle-bus versions now in production and cargo vans available.

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Current Motor Debuts Solar-Charging Electric Scooters

Current Motor has introduced a small fleet of four electric Super Scooters docked to a solar charging station that have been designed for business, campus, event and municipal use.

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Coca-Cola Adds 100 Hybrid Delivery Vans to Fleet

Coca-Cola plans to roll out 100 gasoline-electric hybrid Chevrolet Express vans into its delivery fleet by the end of the year following their conversion with an XL Hybrids powertrain.

Bob Brown Jr., great lakes sales manager for Automotive Fleet (left), presented the Fleet Car of the Year award to John Ruppert, general manager, commercial

Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid Named 2013 Fleet Car of the Year

The 2014 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid sedans have been awarded the 2013 Fleet Car of the Year for the fourth straight year.

Feds Release Fuel Economy Guide for 2014-MY Vehicles

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Energy Department have released the 2014 Fuel Economy Guide, which helps car buyers identify vehicles that are the most fuel efficient and emit the lowest amount of greenhouse gases.

Report: Fuel Economy Increases 23% In 6 Years

According to the University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index (EDI), fuel economy has improved year after year since 2007.

Willett Kempton, Director of the University of Delaware’s Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration, shown with a 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle. Photo courtesy of Honda.</p

Honda Joins V2G Technology Project

Honda recently joined a demonstration project for experimental vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology aimed at providing a potentially valuable energy storage resource to the nation's electrical grid.

Pictured (L-R): Derek Whaley, Don Manfredi, Joe Rudolph, and Steve Whaley. Photos courtesy of Roush.

ROUSH CleanTech Doubles Sales Team for Propane Autogas Vehicles

Five recently hired business development executives bring dozens of years of expertise in the automotive and alternative fuels industries to ROUSH CleanTech.

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Mitsubishi Announces $6,000-Plus Price Drop on i-MiEV

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. recently announced that its 2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric-powered production vehicle not only receives an expanded standard equipment package but also sees a price reduction of $6,130 over the 2012 model.

The Saab automobile has gone back into production and will be available for sale in China and online.

Sweden's Saab Resurrected With Sedan, EV Set for '14

The Saab automobile story has gotten a second chapter thanks to National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) AB.

Calif. Rolling Out $200M for Hydrogen Vehicle Infrastructure

The California Energy Commission is seeking proposals to spend $200 million starting in 2015 to build out fueling stations and other infrastructure to support hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

Clean Transportation Triange (CCT) grants provide funding for natural gas fueling stations in 63 eligible Texas counties.

Texas Offers $7.6M In Alt-Fuel Grants

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced that up to $7.6 million in grants are available to eligible entities to continue the development of a network of alternative-fuel and/or natural gas fueling stations.

Pictured are vehicles from the Mesa Solid Waste Management Department. The department will transition in CNG refuse vehicles. Photo via City of Mesa.

Ariz. City Converts Refuse Fleet to CNG

The City of Mesa, Ariz., will convert some of its fleet vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG) and plans to build a CNG fueling station to share with other local fleets.

The all-electric BMW i3. Photo courtesy BMW.

BMW to Electrify Entire Lineup

BMW will release hybrid or electric versions of its entire vehicle lineup to meet stringent environmental regulations, the automaker's head of product development told a European media outlet.

Feds Offer Flex-Fuel Compliance Training Online

The U.S. Department of Energy has introduced a fleet eTraining course to help fleet drivers and managers learn about flex-fuel vehicles, fueling, and how to locate alternative-fuel stations.

Ford Recalls '13-'14 Lincoln MKZ Hybrids

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it will recall about 7,300 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vehicles to reprogram the powertrain control module to prevent the vehicles from rolling away after being shifted out of park, reports the Detroit News.

VIA Motors to Produce Full-Size Electric Trucks and Vans

Using the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show as a backdrop, VIA Motors announced it has begun producing full-size, four-wheel-drive, electric pickup trucks and vans.

The 2013 NGV Achievement Award winners.

NGVAmerica Honors Recipients of the 2013 NGV Achievement Award

NGVAmerica recently recognized this year’s 11 recipients of the 2013 NGV Achievement Award at an awards ceremony held on Nov. 20, as part of the 2013 North American NGV Conference and Expo.

 
 

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