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Landi Renzo Recalling CNG Vans to Address Fire Risk

Landi Renzo USA is recalling 343 2011 through 2014 model-year Ford E-150, E-250 and E-350 vans converted to run on compressed natural gas, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

Propane Autogas Engine Summit Set to Open

The 2014 Propane Engine Fuel Summit is set to kick off the Texas Altcar Expo for the fourth consecutive year, in Irving, Texas, on March 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Biofuel Conversion System Offered for Truck Fleets

Optimus Technologies announced the launch of its biofuel conversion system that enables the engine to run almost exclusively on pure biofuel, with diesel being used during startup, shutdown, or fallback operation if necessary.

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Pa. Gives $7.7M for Natural Gas Conversions

Twenty-five companies and organizations received $7.7 million in grant funds from Pennsylvania to covert fleet vehicles to run on natural gas, Gov. Tom Corbett announced March 21.

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Nissan LEAF Reaches Top-Selling EV Milestone

The LEAF has reached global sales of more than 100,000 vehicles and U.S. sales approaching 50,000 vehicles since its introduction in late 2010 as a 2011 model-year vehicle.

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BYD to Sell EVs in Two Chinese Cities

Chinese automaker BYD Co. has received government approval to sell is electric vehicles in Beijing and Shanghai, the company has announced.

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DISH Propane Autogas Vans Roll Onto SoCal Streets

DISH Network deployed 47 propane autogas vans in Southern California to reduce fuel costs and emissions for the satellite broadcast provider as part of a roll-out of 200 such vehicles in five metropolitan areas.

Ethanol Groups Ask SCOTUS to Nix Calif. Low Carbon Fuel Rule

Two groups representing the ethanol industry have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in hopes of getting California's low carbon fuel standard overturned following a January defeat at the circuit court level.

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AAA: EV Range Falls Sharply in Extreme Weather

Electric-vehicle driving range can fall almost 60 percent in extreme cold and 33 percent in extreme hear, according to a report from the AAA Automotive Research Center.

Cox has invested in the Mercedes Benz Sprinter and over the last year has so far replaced more than 1,500 Chevrolet Express and Ford E-Series models with the diesel van.

Cox Looks to Sprinter and Hybrid Vans for Better MPG

Since launching the Cox Conserves sustainability program seven years ago, Cox Enterprises has shifted from spec’ing its traditional work vans to the Mercedes Benz Sprinter — citing a big jump in miles per gallon — and has made other changes in how the fleet approaches efficiency.

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Biodiesel Seeing Wider Adoption in U.S.

Other biodiesel feedstocks fell into three categories — including crop-based feedstocks, animal fat-based feedstocks, and recycled grease — in a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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VW Updating TDI Clean Diesel Engine for 2015 Models

Volkswagen's new TDI clean diesel engine will be available with five 2015 model-year vehicles beginning later this year. The next-gen TDI EA288 engine will initially be available with the Passat, Golf, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Jetta.

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DISH Readies Propane Autogas Vehicles for SoCal

DISH will show 47 of its 200 newly commissioned clean-burning propane autogas vehicles this week that will serve Southern California customers of the satellite broadcast provider.

IMPCO's Bi-Fuel Trucks Hit the Streets

IMPCO Automotive has obtained certification by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) for its bi-fuel systems installed in the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD pickup trucks.

Okla. CNG Legislation Moves Forward

The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that would expand compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure in the state's 77 counties with tax revenue already collected on natural gas and oil extraction.

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Porsche Cayenne Plug-In Hybrid Confirmed

Porsche will produce a plug-in hybrid Cayenne SUV as one of more than 100 new models introduced by the Volkswagen Group "this year and next year," the automaker announced Feb. 13.

CEI Repairs 1,000 All-Electric Fleet Vehicles

The CEI Group Inc. (CEI) has managed repairs on more than 1,000 all-electric fleet vehicles, the company announced March 6.

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CleanFuel USA Offers Propane System for GMC C2500 Pickup

CleanFuel USA will offer a GMC C2500 pickup truck with a propane autogas fueling system, the vehicle modifier has announced.

Westport Unifies CNG Modifications Under WiNG Brand

Westport Innovations has combined its bi-fuel and dedicated natural gas fuel system products and body configurations for Ford vehicles under the WiNG Power System brand.

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BMW's i8 Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Arrives in Europe in June

BMW will begin delivering its i8 plug-in hybrid super car to the first customers in June in Europe following the start of production in April, the automaker announced.

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South Dakota Incorporates E-15 Into State Fleet

The state of South Dakota's vehicles will begin fueling up with E-15 as a way to support the state's ethanol industry, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has announced.

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Mercedes-Benz Bringing Slate of Green Vehicles to U.S.

The summer arrival of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive will kick off a wave of alternative-fuel vehicles from the German automaker over the coming years that will include a plug-in hybrid S-Class and plug-in electric C-Class.

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E-85 Fueling Growth Slows, Feds Report

Growth in the number of E-85 fueling stations has slowed since 2011, as demand has fallen for the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend, according to federal data.

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Hyundai Releases 2014 Sonata Hybrid Pricing

Hyundai Motor Co. announced pricing for its 2014 Sonata Hybrid, which will be offered in base and Limited trim levels.

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Honda Installs Fast-Fueling Hydrogen Station in Calif.

Honda has installed a fast-fueling hydrogen fueling station at its Torrance, Calif., campus as the automaker prepares to introduce its 2015 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle in the state. The station will be available for owners of the vehicle.

 

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