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Few to Pay $35K for Tesla's Model 3

Tesla handed over the first 30 Model 3 battery-electric sedans to customers during a July 28 handover event at the company's Fremont, Calif., factory and pricing for most buyers will be significantly more than the $35,000 initially announced.

Photo of 2017 Niro Launch Edition courtesy of Kia.

Kia Niro Shoppers Can Now Order a Test Drive Via Alexa

Shoppers interested in purchasing a Kia Niro hybrid crossover can now request a test drive through Amazon's Alexa service without heading to a dealership.

Marc Llistosella, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corp., describes production requirements of the new eCanter to Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, president of the Portuguese Republic. Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

Mitsubishi Fuso Starts Production of Electric Truck

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus has announced the start of small-scale series production of its electric medium-duty truck, the Fuso eCanter.

Photo of B1 courtesy of Bollinger.

Bollinger Motors Unveils Electric Utility Truck

Hobart, New York-based Bollinger Motors has unveiled its battery-electric B1 utility truck that the company says would be a fit for tradespeople, construction companies, and government fleets.

Graphic courtesy of David1010 via wikimedia commons.

Queensland Building 1,242-Mile EV Highway

The state of Queensland in Australia is preparing to implement one of the world’s longest electric vehicle highways.

Photo courtesy of VW.

VW Diesel Settlement Gains Final Approval From Regulators

Federal and California environmental regulators have given final approval to Volkswagen's plan to fix or buy back about half of the diesel cars involved in its emissions scandal, which includes an additional $153 million payment to that state.

Photo of Gov. McAuliffe courtesy of Virginia Department of General Services

Va. Exceeds Alt-Fuel Fleet Goals

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s state and local government agencies have transitioned 319 fleet vehicles to alternative fuels, exceeding Governor Terry McAuliffe’s goal of transitioning 300 vehicles by the end of the administration.

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Duke Energy Tackles Truck Idling at N.C. Distribution Facility

Duke Energy will be heading a $320,000 project to install a total of 36 electric power outlets for heavy trucks at a distribution center for Merchants Distributors in Hickory, N.C.

Photo of E-450 cutaway courtesy of Ford.

Ford Offers More 2018-MY Incentives

Ford has added fleet incentives for 11 additional 2018 model-year vehicles, including its E-450 cutaway and stripped chassis van, as well as its police lineup.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Rises 3+ Cents in 39 States

The average national gasoline price increased at least 3 cents in 39 states to reach $2.28, which is also 3 cents higher than it was a week ago, according to AAA.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

XL Hybrids Touts New Fleet Customers

Fleets using the gasoline-electric hybrid platform from Boston-based XL Hybrids, Inc. across a variety of industries are seeing a 20% reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions and an up to 25% increase in miles per gallon, according to the company.

Photo of Toyota Avalon Hybrid courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Recalls Avalon and Camry Hybrid Sedans

The recall, tied to misassembled front drive shafts, affects 671 vehicles in the 2016 model year.

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Fla. County Agency Benefits from Hybrids

The Hillsborough County, Fla., Property Appraiser’s office plans to update its fleet of hybrid-electric vehicles after successfully cutting fuel and maintenance costs.

Screenshot via Clean Air Action Plan

Southern California Ports Plan for Zero-Emission Trucks

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released a draft of a proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update, outlining a new set of aggressive near-term and long-term strategies to reduce air pollution from the ports.

Photo of 2017 Silverado 2500HD courtesy of GM.

EPA Certifies AGA's Natural Gas System for 2018 GM Trucks

The Environmental Protection Agency has certified AGA Systems' bi-fuel and dedicated compressed natural gas fueling system for General Motors' 2018 lineup of Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500, 3500, and 4500 trucks.

Photo courtesy of Tropos Technologies

Cenntro Low-Speed Electric Vehicle Introduced in U.S.

The battery-electric Cenntro METRO is a modular vehicle suited for maintenance crew transportation, parking enforcement, local delivery, and transport on university campuses.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

California's Climate Change Deal May Increase Fuel Prices

California's Legislature has voted to extend the state's cap-and-trade program through 2030, which could result in an increase to the gasoline tax and would codify the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) into law.

Photo courtesy of Ian Fieggen via Wikimedia Commons.

Australia's Proposed Carbon Tax May Increase Vehicle Costs

The federal government of Australia has proposed implementing carbon-emission rules which may increase the price of country’s most popular cars by an estimated approximate of $4,000.

Zero Motorcycles Adds 100th North American Police Agency

Zero Motorcycles announced that the Vancouver Police Department in British Columbia, Canada, became the 100th fleet in North America to leverage Zero’s stealthy electric motorcycle line.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Falls to $2.25 Per Gallon

The national average price of regular unleaded fell 1 cent to $2.25 per gallon for the week ending July 17 due to near all-time levels of demand while supply has ebbed lower.

Photo courtesy of Daimler.

Daimler Builds Battery Factory in Beijing For EV Production

The production of the batteries at the factory will meet the demands of producing electric vehicles locally.

Source: Diesel Technology Forum

Clean Diesel Trucks Make up 30% of Commercial Vehicles in U.S.

Clean diesel truck engines and emissions control systems now make up on average 30% of all heavy-duty commercial vehicles in operation in the U.S. as a result of adoption by fleets over the past five years, according to a recent report commissioned by the Diesel Technology Forum.

Clean Fuels Ohio and MEMA to Host Green Fleet Event

The Aug. 1 pre-conference sessions will take place at Columbus State Community College, and Aug. 2 activities will occur at the Hilton Downtown Columbus.

Photo of 2018 Accord Touring courtesy of Honda.

Honda Redesigns Accord, Accord Hybrid for 2018

Honda is redesigning its Accord mid-size sedan, and hybrid variant, for 2018 by adding a 10-speed transmission and reworking the exterior design with a sportback-style rear roof and reworked front end.

Photo: Public Domain

PG&E Offers Rebates for CNG Use

Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Clean Fuel Rebate applies to customers who fill up at PG&E-owned CNG stations in Northern and Central California.

 

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