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Glenn Weir of Best Western (left) and Kent Rathwell of Sun Country Highway unveil an artist'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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VW's Gasoline Mid-Size Sedan Gets 42 MPG

Volkswagen is introducing a mid-size sedan that will get 42 miles per gallon on the highway without burning diesel or using a hybrid powertrain, the automaker announced Wednesday.

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Report: 35M EVs on Roads by 2022

According to a new report from Navigant Research, by 2022 there will be more than 35 million EVs on roads worldwide.

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Honda Recalling 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 7,387 2014 model-year Acura RLX Sport Hybrid sedans because of a potential steering problem, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

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Nissan Announces Pricing for '14 LEAF

Nissan has released retail pricing for its 2014 LEAF electric subcompact car, which will start at just under $29,000 for the base S model.

Congress Allows Biodiesel Tax Incentive to Lapse Again

Congress has allowed a biodiesel tax incentive to lapse at year’s end. The $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax incentive expired on Dec. 31. The biodiesel incentive also expired in 2010 and 2012.

Is Your Fleet One of the Top 50 Green Fleets?

Automotive Fleet is updating its annual listing of the Top 50 Green Fleets for its upcoming Fleet 500 supplement.

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Toyota Unveils 300-Mile Hydro Fuel Cell Car

Toyota Motor Sales will produce a hydrogen fuel-cell electric car for the 2015 model year with a 300-mile range that will initially debut in California, the automaker announced at the Consumer Electronics Show.

BYD's 12-meter bus has logged approximately 14 million emissions-free miles around the world. The company recently unveiled an 18-meter, articulated version of the bus.

Columbia May be Home to Zero-Emissions, Articulated Bus

During the Mobility and Transport 2013 Conference held in Bogota earlier this year, global bus manufacturer BYD announced the 2014 production of a long-range, 18 meter (60 foot), articulated all-battery-electric transit bus.

PHH Arval to Expand CNG Fleet Infrastructure

Fleet management company (FMC) PHH Arval recently signed an agreement with VNG to help integrate light-duty natural gas vehicles into its operations.

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Ark. City Finalizes CNG Station

The City of Little Rock, Ark., is putting the finishing touches on its first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for public and private vehicles.

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Ford to Show C-Max Solar Energi Concept

Ford Motor Co. will show an innovative solar-powered C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid concept vehicle at the Consumer Electronics Show this month, the automaker announced Thursday.

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$30 Million Available for Natural Gas Infrastructure in Colorado

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper recently announced the availability of $30 million in funding for the state’s natural gas fueling infrastructure through the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program.

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Mercedes-Benz Electric B-Class Arriving In Summer

Mercedes-Benz is introducing a battery electric B-Class compact car into the U.S. market in the summer of 2014 with a price tag of around $40,000, a spokesman told Automotive Fleet.

Report: Natural Gas Truck Market to Reach 1.9M by 2022

A recent report by Navigant Research predicts that the market for natural gas trucks and buses will see an annual growth of 12.6 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively, by the year 2022.

Honda showed its FCEV Concept at the L.A. Auto Show.

Fed Grants Help Develop Fuel Cell Delivery Van, Truck

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded more than $7 million for hydrogen and fuel cell vehicle and infrastructure projects in four states to speed the development of the technology.

Photo of Passat with 1.8L TDI courtesy of VW.

Volkswagen Sells 100K Clean Diesels in 2013

Volkswagen Group of America has sold 100,000 TDI clean diesel vehicles in the U.S. in 2013, reaching the milestone for the first time in a calendar year, the automaker has announced.

Top Green Fleet Articles and News Items in 2013

As 2013 comes to an end, take a look back at the articles and news stories that stood out as the most-read content on the Green Fleet website.

 
 

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