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U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Unveil 205 EVs

One hundred and four battery-electric vehicles will go to Navy installations, and 101 will go to Marine Corps installations.

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Peterbilt Adds Three Model 520 Configurations, Shows Electric Demo

Peterbilt showcased three new cab configurations of the Model 520 refuse truck and displayed a battery-electric demo version at the WasteExpo 2017 show in New Orleans.

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Gasoline Moves Lower to $2.35 Per Gallon

The national average price of regular unleaded fell 4 cents to $2.35 per gallon for the week ending May 8, as a result of "an unseasonable glut of gasoline in the U.S. market," according to AAA.

Utility Opens Propane Autogas Station for Fleets

Airport shuttles, school bus companies, and commercial fleets can use this new fueling station to power their fleets with propane autogas.

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Natural Gas Utility Awarded for Environmental Initiatives

Piedmont Natural Gas was named a Top Utility Environmental Champion of 2017 for initiatives such as slashing emissions in its vehicle fleet and making its facilities more energy efficient.

Calif. Nearly Halfway to 2025 Zero-Emission Vehicle Goal

The approximately 68,000 zero-emissions vehicles (ZEV) sold in California in 2016 represented almost half of the sales level mandated by the state's ZEV mandate for 2025.

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New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Rises to 25.2 MPG

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in April reached 25.3 mpg, which was a 0.1 mpg increase from March, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

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Pa. Utility Awarded Grant for CNG Vehicles

The grant will fund a mixture of CNG-only and CNG dual fuel vehicles, including Freightliner tractors, light-duty Chevrolet and Ford trucks, and Ford Transit vans.

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BYD Introduces Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

BYD's new Class 8 battery-electric refuse truck represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is 100% battery electric.

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Colo. Utility Recognized for Sustainable Fleet

Colorado Springs Utilities was recognized for promoting compressed natural gas for both fuel independence and environmental stewardship.

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Lightning Hybrids Renames Itself Lightning Systems

Loveland, Colo.-based Lightning Hybrids has renamed itself as Lightning Systems and will release several new fleet products this year, including a new vehicle analytics system, the company announced today.

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Republic Services Expands Twin Cities CNG-Powered Fleet

Republic Services unveiled today a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and more than 50 new CNG-powered trucks to serve customers throughout the Twin Cities region. The new CNG trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks in the Company’s Twin Cities-based fleet.

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San Diego Expands CNG Fueling Facility

The City of San Diego, Calif., completed the second phase of construction on a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station as part of its goal to switch its entire fleet of diesel refuse trucks to run on CNG.

London Fleets to Test Ford PHEVs

Five fleets are participating in Ford’s Transit plug-in hybrid van London Trial, which is designed to explore how lower-emission plug-in hybrid electric vans could support cleaner air targets, including Metropolitan Police Service and a transportation system in London.

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Workhorse Unveils PHEV Pickup Concept

Testing of the plug-in hybrid half-ton pickup begins this year, while production is slated for late 2018, the company says.

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UPS to Deploy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck in California

UPS will begin using a medium-duty delivery truck that uses gaseous hydrogen to power an electric battery and motor in Sacramento, California, with an eye toward expanding use of the alternative fuel after a successful test.

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Kenworth Developing Hydrogen Fuel Cell T680

Kenworth announced that it is developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell version of the T680 day cab for drayage tractor operation at Southern California ports.

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Ryder to Distribute, Service Workhorse Trucks

Ryder System has formed a 10-year strategic partnership with Workhorse Group that makes Ryder the primary distributor and provider of service and support for Workhorse light- and medium-duty range-extended electric vehicles in North America, Ryder has announced.

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Gasoline Prices Fall to $2.39

The national average price of unleaded gasoline declined 3 cents to $2.39 per gallon to reach a level that's 9 cents higher than a month ago and 18 cents higher than a year ago, according to AAA.

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Cummins Westport Introduces 2018 Natural Gas Engines

Cummins Westport announced its model year 2018 lineup of renamed natural gas engines for regional haul, vocational, transit, bus and refuse applications.

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Demo Begins of BYD Electric Yard Truck

BYD, a manufacturer of electric vehicles, announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the vast regional transportation infrastructure in the New York City area, will demo a battery-electric BYD Class 8 yard truck for the next several weeks.

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Nissan Recalls Leaf, Sentra Cars

Set to begin June 11, the recall covers more than 25,000 vehicles in the 2014 to 2017 model years.

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Washington State Doubles EV Fleet

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced the state has purchased 130 long-range electric vehicles, which can travel more than 200 miles on a single charge.

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EV Rentals Launches in British Columbia

EV Rentals, a car rental company that rents only electric vehicles, opened its first location in Richmond, British Columbia.

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NYC Fleet Hits 1,000 EVs Ahead of Schedule

The municipal fleet will have 1,000 EV sedans by the end of July 2017, halfway toward its fleet electrification goals. The city plans to expand its network of charging stations to meet demand.

 

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