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GM Recalls Malibu Hybrid for Stalling

The recall, which covers 534 2016 model-year cars, will allow dealers to address faulty installations of the manual service disconnect switch.

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Sacramento County Adopts Renewable Diesel

Sacramento County, Calif. has begun using renewable diesel to fuel many of its heavy-duty vehicles, including more than 400 municipal public works trucks and specialty vehicles.

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Nissan Unveils Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Vehicle in Brazil

In Brazil, Nissan Motor Co. revealed a solid oxide fuel cell powered prototype vehicle that runs on bio-ethanol electric power.

Musk Teases Solar Roof

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk hopes SolarCity could release a “solar roof” for homes that would be a separate entity from the solar modules that the company already provides and could eventually help power electric vehicles.

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BMW Details 2017 740e Plug-In Hybrid

BMW's 2017 740e plug-in hybrid should deliver a combined fuel economy of 64 miles per gallon equivalent and provides 14 miles of electric range, the automaker has announced.

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255 U.S. Firms Involved in Clean Transport, CalStart Map Shows

New report says U.S. heavy-duty truck suppliers and the nation benefit from strong efficiency and emissions rules.

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Sharp Energy Develops Propane Fueling Station with Alliance Autogas

Sharp Energy, Inc., opened a fueling station in in Georgetown, Del., which was developed in partnership with Alliance AutoGas.

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XL Hybrids Touts Ford Transit MPG Improvement

XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results that validate a 26% improvement in mpg on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.

DFW Airport Gains Carbon Neutral Status

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport has reached carbon neutral status partly because the airport converted its fleet to cleaner-burning compressed natural gas (CNG), which has reduced carbon emissions by 25%.

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Gasoline Prices Remain Steady

The national average price of gasoline held steady during the first week of August near the $2.15 level, as abundant supplies continue to keep the price lower.

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Truck Groups Take Issue with California Sustainable Freight Plan

The release of the final version of California’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan has been met with harsh criticism by two groups representing Golden State’s truck-fleet operators.

VW Diesel Trust Prioritizes Government Over Commercial Fleets

The $2.7 billion trust fund set up under the proposed settlement between Volkswagen and environmental regulators would likely give priority to government fleets over their commercial brethren to eliminate diesel vehicles, according to a leading diesel group.

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Mass. City Converts 25% of Fleet to Electric Vehicles

The City of New Bedford, Mass. has converted more than a quarter of its general use fleet to electric vehicles, making it the largest of its kind in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Frito-Lay Fleet Reaches CNG Milestone

Frito-Lay's fleet of compressed natural gas-fueled trucks and vans have logged more than 100 million miles in the past five years, the PepsiCo division has announced.

Postal Fleet Services Leases 20 CNG Trucks from Ryder

Postal Fleet Services has signed a Ryder ChoiceLease Full Service agreement for 20 compressed natural gas heavy-duty trucks to support its mail-delivery operations in four states.

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New Vehicle Fuel Economy Inches Higher

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in July increased 0.1 mpg to 25.4 mpg from June, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

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Nissan Unveils EV Sports Car Prototype

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. unveiled the prototype of the Nissan BladeGlider, a zero-emissions futuristic sports car.

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Volkswagen's Electric Microbus Earns Award

Volkswagen's BUDD-e electric microbus has been named the 2016 Concept Truck of the Year at the 15th annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year awards.

Natural Gas Fuel Approved to be Sold as DGE Standard

The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) has voted to approve the diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) standard as a legally authorized method of sale for natural gas that is sold as fuel for vehicles.

By the end of 2016, UPS will have invested more than $750 million in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations globally since 2009, including propane autogas vehicles. (Photo courtesy of UPS)

UPS Reaches Alternative Fuels Goal a Year Early

UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, the global delivery company announced.

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Gasoline Falls to $2.15 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline continued its decline for the week ending Aug. 1, falling for 50 of the past 51 days and nearing $2.10 per gallon, according to AAA.

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Chevrolet Volt Sales Reach 100,000

Chevrolet has sold 100,000 Volt plug-in hybrids in nearly six years of producing the vehicle, a development the company said shows that plug-in electric vehicles have "truly become mainstream."

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Ohio County Opens CNG Station

Montgomery County (Ohio) opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station last week. It will be open to the public and will also be used to fuel some county vehicles.

Heavy electric delivery truck's range is 200 kilometers (124 miles) and its batteries can be recharged in as little as two hours. Photos: Daimler Trucks

M-B Class 8 Electric Truck to be Tested in Urban Delivery Service

Heavy-duty Urban eTruck for “short radius” use in Germany and elsewhere could be in production by 2020 or soon thereafter, Daimler says.

Lee Ann Riccardi, professor of art history and interim director of the college's Center for Global Engagement, plugs in her 2014 Chevy Volt. Photo Courtesy of PSE&G

College of New Jersey, PSE&G Unveil New EV Charging System

The College of New Jersey and Public Service Electric and Gas Corporation have opened a five-station electric vehicle charging system at the college.

 
 

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