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Diesel Ends 2014 at Lowest Price in 4 Years

The average price of on-highway diesel continued falling into final week of 2014, down significantly from its high for the year and hitting its lowest price since December 2010, according to the U.S. Energy Department.

Hyster and Yale to Offer Fuel Cell Lift Trucks

With the acquisition of a hydrogen fuel cell company, NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc., parent company of Hyster and Yale Materials Handling, is set to begin producing OEM-integrated fuel cell technology into lift trucks.

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December Bulk DEF Prices Reach 2014 High

December DEF prices will see some of the highest bulk DEF prices in 2014, according DEF Tracker. There has been large month-to-month increase in DEF prices for all modes of supply in December.

(Clockwise from l. to r.) Phinergy EV battery; Ford's 2015 F-150; Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle; and Tesla's Model S battery-electric vehicles

Top 10 News of 2014 on GreenFleetMagazine.com

As 2014 comes to a close, take a look back at the 10 most-read news stories on the Green Fleet website.

Groups Decry 'Hidden Gas Tax' in California

The price of a gallon of gasoline in California could potentially increase by as much as 16 to 76 cents per gallon on Jan. 1 under a new state regulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Obama Approves Incentives for Alt Fuels, Bi-Fuel NGVs

President Obama signed into law two pieces of legislation extending alternative fuels tax credits and removing the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program credit cap for bi-fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

North American shale operations, like this hydraulic fracturing operation at a Marcellus Shale well, are one reason for a global glut of oil.

What's Behind the Lowest Diesel Prices in Years?

Since the summer, the price of oil has plummeted 50 percent, hitting its lowest level in more than five years about a week before Christmas. Diesel has fallen from a yearly high of $4.021 in March to $3.419 in mid-December.

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Gasoline Prices Fall to $2.40 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline has fallen to a level not seen in more than five years, as it slid 15.1 cents to $2.403 for the week ending Dec. 22, according to federal data.

Diesel Falls to Lowest Average Cost in 4 Years

The price of oil has stabilized over the past week, but is still at its lowest level in years, while fuel prices show no signs of letting up from their dramatic declines.

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VW Invests in Battery Startup to Extend EV Range

Volkswagen AG has reportedly purchased a stake in the battery startup company QuantumScape Corp. to develop technology that can increase the range of its electric vehicles by more than threefold, according to a report by Bloomberg.com.

Wisconsin Clean Cities Honored for Fuel Reduction

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has acknowledged the work of Wisconsin Clean Cities (WCC) for its efforts in reducing petroleum consumption and reducing emissions in the state.

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Beverage Fleets Raised Fuel Economy 13 Percent in 4 Years

Beverage companies have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13% since 2010, according to recent findings by the American Beverage Association.

Quantum Delivers Initial Back-of-Cab CNG Systems

Quantum Fuel Systems announced it has delivered its initial 21-inch diameter Q-Lite back-of-cab CNG tank systems that were developed under a commercial alliance with Mainstay Fuel Technologies announced in September.

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Mercedes-Benz Recalls SUVs, Sedans for Fire Risk

The recall affects 4,871 clean diesel-powered vehicles that may have oil leaking from the chain tensioner gasket area.

Federal Legislation Boosts Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The federal budget package approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles, and equipment.

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Kansas City Opens First Public CNG Station

The City of Kansas City, Mo., opened its fifth fast-fill CNG fueling station, but it is the first open to the public.

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Clean Energy to Develop CNG Station in Jacksonville

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced it will design, build, and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA).

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Bakery Company Unveils Propane Autogas Vehicles

H&S Bakery, a provider of hearth-baked goods, has unveiled its fleet of clean-operating alternatively fueled vehicles.

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Vincentric: ProMaster Van Leads TCO Among Diesels

The diesel-powered Chrysler ProMaster full-size van was the only non-luxury diesel expected to deliver a lower total cost of ownership than its gasoline counterpart in a Vincentric study that evaluated 35 diesels.

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UPS to Deploy Electric Delivery Vans in Houston

UPS will deploy 18 battery-electric Workhorse E-100 walk-in vans from AMP Holding in the Houston-Galveston, Texas, area.

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National Gasoline Average Lowest in Five Years

The trend of falling gasoline prices continues as the national average price is 12.5 cents cheaper for the week ending Dec. 15. The average is currently $2.55 per gallon.

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Zenith Electric Vans Eligible for Illinois Voucher Program

Zenith Electric Shuttles and Cargo Vans are now eligible for an estimated $48,884 worth of incentives under the Chicago-based Drive Clean Truck program.

PG&E: EV Emissions Benefits 'Substantial'

In an address today at the Detroit Economic Club in Michigan, Tony Earley of PG&E explained why the utility is urging customers and its own fleet to adopt EVs.

Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition Executive Director Mark Bentley (right) stands with Linda Bluestein, co-director of the national Clean Cities program after accepting his award. (PHOTO: Alabama Clean Fuels)

Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition Honored for Fuel Reduction

In 2013, the Alabama coalition saved more than 3 million gallons of petroleum and averted more than 12,000 tons of greenhouse gases through the deployment of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, idle reduction, and fuel economy improvements.

Boyer fleet and staff at Houston Freedom DNG station. (PHOTO: NAT G)

Boyer Adds 21 Natural Gas Vans, Trucks to Fleet

The new vehicles include GM 2500 service vans, and Ford F-250 and F-550 trucks

 

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