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Fuel Cell Toyotas Beat Freeze On East Coast

Even with temperatures dipping below zero, two East Coast fleets with Toyota FCHV-adv fuel cell vehicles have defied the winter weather. The vehicles started up with no signs of distress, even when covered in a blanket of snow, according to Toyota.

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President Obama Calls Natural Gas the ‘Bridge Fuel’ in State of the Union

In Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama promised to “cut red tape” to ensure the future of natural gas production and usage in the U.S.

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Cadillac Offering Complementary Charging Station

Cadillac recently announced that it will be offering a complementary 240-volt home charging station and installation to early buyers of the all-new 2014 ELR electrified luxury coupe.

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UCLA Adding 13 EVs to Fleet

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is adding 13 Chevrolet Spark electric vehicles to its fleet for use by Parking Enforcement, Transportation Administration, Housing, IT, and Fleet Services departments.

Ore. CNG Provider Focuses on Fleet Customers

Commercial fleet managers in Oregon will gain access to a new network of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, following the state utility board's approval of Northwest Natural Gas Company's build-out plan.

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Clean Cities Launches Improved ROI Tool for CNG Investments

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Cities program has launched a new version of its Vehicle and Infrastructure Cash-Flow Evaluation (VICE) model.

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Fuel-Economy Council Picks smartcar As Greenest Vehicle

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently released its "Best of 2014," a listing of the greenest models broken down by class, as well as the overall "Greenest Vehicles of 2014."

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BMW Introduces Diesel 7 Series Sedan

BMW will introduce its first diesel-powered 7 Series sedan in the U.S. in the spring, after showing it at the Chicago Auto Show in early February, the automaker announced Friday.

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Electric FedEx Trucks to Get Range Extenders

Latham, N.Y.-based Plug Power Inc. is developing hydrogen fuel cell range extenders for 20 FedEx Express electric delivery trucks, which would allow the vehicles to cover nearly double the territory.

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Honda Announces Pricing for 2014 CNG Civic

Honda has announced retail pricing for its 2014 Civic Natural Gas compact sedan that it mostly sold to corporate and government fleets during the 2013 model year.

Toyota Camry Hybrid taxi from EnvironCAB of Arlington, Virginia. Photo courtesy Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz.

Va. Repeals Hybrid Vehicle Tax

Virginia's state legislators voted Thursday to repeal a $64 annual license tax on hybrid vehicles that was imposed a year ago.

FedEx will test the all-electric e-NV200 in Washington, D.C.

FedEx Express to Test Nissan's e-NV200 Van

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., and Nissan have announced that the two companies will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200, a battery-electric compact cargo van, under real world conditions in Washington, D.C.

VNG Gives Donlen Fleets CNG Fueling Access

VNG.CO has signed an agreement with Donlen that provides customers of the fleet management company access to VNG's network of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations.

Ind. City Converts Refuse Fleet to CNG, Adds Fueling Station

The City of Muncie, Ind., will convert 12 refuse trucks to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and build a fast-fill fueling station it will share with the public.

Xl Hybrids CFO Neal C. Isaacson.

XL Hybrids Hires CFO

Hybrid electric powertrain developer XL Hybrids recently announced the appointment of Neal C. Isaacson as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO).

Clean Cities Releases Vehicle Buyer’s Guide

Clean Cities has released its 2014 Vehicle Buyer's Guide for light-duty vehicles that use alternative fuels or advanced technologies.

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Westport Consolidates Ford Bi-fuel Upfitting

Westport Innovations is consolidating its production of bi-fuel and dedicated natural gas Ford vehicles at a Dallas production facility, a move not expected to cause ordering delays to fleet purchasers.

Glenn Weir of Best Western (left) and Kent Rathwell of Sun Country Highway unveil an artist&#39;s rendering of the VIA Motors electrified shuttle van.

Via Motors Will Electrify Canadian Shuttle Operations

During the North America International Auto Show (NAIAS), VIA Motors announced that it had received an $80-million purchase agreement from Sun Country Highway to electrify hotels and other business as part of a transcontinental electrification project.

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Tenn. Retailer to Add E-15 Fueling at 100 Locations

Convenience store operators Mapco Express, Inc., will begin offering the E-15 ethanol blend at select locations with a goal of adding 100 locations for flex-fuel vehicles, the company announced today.

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Viridian, Green Automotive to Produce Electric Trucks

Green Automotive Co. (GAC) has invested in Viridian Motor Corp. in a partnership to produce small electric trucks in the U.S., the company announced earlier this month.

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Toyota Hybrid Sales Top 6M Vehicles Worldwide

Toyota Motor Corporation recently announced that cumulative global sales of its hybrid vehicles topped the 6 million unit mark at the end 2013, reaching just under 6.1 million units.

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Tesla Model S Software Update Reduces Fire Risk

Tesla Motors Inc. is offering a software update for 29,222 2013 model-year Model S electric vehicles equipped with certain NEMA 14-50 (240 volt) Universal Mobile Connector (UMC) adapters.

NHTSA crash testing of a 2014 Toyota Prius.

Video: 2014 Prius Draws 4-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA

The Prius maintains a Five-Star Rating in the side crash category but has a Four-Star rating in both the frontal crash and rollover categories.

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Audi Brings Crossover PHEV Concept to Detroit

Audi is showing its Allroad Shooting Brake crossover concept car at the Detroit auto show as it develops a crossover SUV for 2016 for the North American market.

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Ford Reduces Weight, Increases MPG with Aluminum F-150 Debut

The Ford Motor Co.'s MY-2015 F-150 pickup truck will arrive as the first widely produced U.S. vehicle with a high-strength aluminum body, the automaker announced at the Detroit auto show.

 
 

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