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Eaton Discontinues Diesel-Electric Hybrid Trucks

Eaton has confirmed that it's out of the diesel-electric hybrid business in North America, after government incentives and stabilizing diesel prices contributed to a market largely drying up.

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Quantum Sells CNG Systems to Bulk Carrier

Quantum Fuel Systems announced that it received orders from Time Transport Inc. for its Q-Cab Lite and Q-Rail Lite CNG system storage modules, totaling about $700,000.

Propane Vehicle Rebate Offered in N.Y.

New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) is offering New York state residents including fleet users a $5,000 rebate to purchase a propane autogas vehicle or add a propane system to an existing vehicle.

EPA Approves Oberon's Biogas-Based Fuel

The U.S. EPA has approved a biogas-based fuel developed by a San Diego company called dimethyl ether (DME) for use in commercial vehicle applications.

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Mitsubishi Debuts PHEV Outlander Concept

Mitsubishi is debuting a new plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander mid-size SUV as a concept car at this year's Paris Motor Show.

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Recyling Company Converting Trucks to Natural Gas

Omnitek Engineering Corporation announced it has received an initial order for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits designed and EPA-approved for the 12.0L Mack E7 engine from Chesapeake, Va.-based TFC Recycling.

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Nevada Utility Leads EV Expansion in Southwest

A new report issued by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP) shows that Nevada’s major utility, NV Energy, is a leader in the Southwest and the nation in promoting clean electric vehicle transportation.

Parker Hannifin Hybrid System Qualifies for Texas Clean Fleet Program

Parker Hannifin Corporation, a motion and control technologies company, announced that its Parker RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System qualifies as a fuel replacement option under the Texas Clean Fleet Program for Texas municipal fleets.

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California Likely to Lose Tesla's Gigafactory

California’s legislature wrapped up its session without including the proposed incentive for Tesla’s Gigafactory.

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Toyota Announces 2015-MY Camry Hybrid Pricing

Toyota is offering its redesigned 2015 Camry Hybrid in three trim levels that start at $27,615 for the base model, the automaker announced today.

EV Producer Declares Bankruptcy, Ceases UK Production

Green Automotive Company will discontinue its battery-electric vehicle retailing engineering, development and support operation in the United Kingdom as part of a restructuring, the company announced.

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Tesla Expanding EV Charging in China

Tesla Motors is partnering with China Unicom, the second-largest mobile phone company in that country, to set up a nationwide network of charging points for its battery-electric vehicles.

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Hybrid Hino Cabover Gets 14 MPG for Plumbing Fleet

Known as San Diego’s first certified green plumber, Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air has turned to a greener large truck option — the diesel-electric hybrid Hino COE (cab-over engine).

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Vehicles May Get Smaller DEF Tanks Under New EPA Rules

New rules on replenishment of diesel exhaust fluid will allow vehicle manufacturers more leeway in equipping cars and trucks with DEF tanks without certifying them individually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Delay in Biofuel Mandate Hurts U.S. Biodiesel Industry

After running nine months behind schedule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted its final rule for the 2014 renewable fuel standard to the White House.

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City of Chicago Considering E-15 Mandate

A City of Chicago alderman has been pushing a new ordinance that would require most fueling stations in the city to offer the E-15 blend of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol.

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CNG, LNG Sales Surge in Texas

Sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG) are surging in Texas, as measured by sharp increases in tax revenue from the alternative fuels, according to the state Comptroller's office.

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Electric Terminal Truck Completes Shift on Single Charge

ITS Technologies and Logistics and Orange EV proved that its all-electric terminal truck can complete a regular shift on a single charge.

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VW's 2015 e-Golf Retails for $36,265

Volkswagen has announced pricing for its 2015 e-Golf, the automaker's first battery-electric vehicle offered in the U.S. market. The e-Golf SEL Premium will retail for $36,265, when it goes on sale in November.

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VW's 2015 Jetta TDI Starts at $22,460

Volkswagen has set pricing for its 2015 Jetta, which will be offered in 13 models, including a trio of clean diesel cars with the automaker's next-gen clean diesel engine.

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First EV Network for Singapore Planned

Greenlots has partnered with BMW Group Asia to provide Singapore with its first home and public charging network as part of BMW’s 360 Electric program.

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Steering Gear Issue Triggers Ford Focus, C-MAX Hybrid Recall

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 616 2014 model-year Focus and C-MAX Hybrid cars in North America so dealers can replace any faulty steering gears that might lead to loss of control, the Detroit News reports.

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, MCPSS Transportation Director Pat Mitchell, State Sen. Rusty Glover and Blue Bird Chief Commercial Officer Dale Wendell board one of the new propane autogas buses. Ph

Ala. School District Adds Propane Autogas Buses

Mobile County Public Schools acquired 30 alternative fuel school buses for the start of 2014-2015 school year.

GE Capital Fleet Drivers Gain Access to VNG's CNG Fueling

GE Capital Fleet Services has announced an agreement with VNG.co that allows its customers to access the fuel provider's CNG refueling infrastructure for light-duty fleet vehicles.

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Kenworth T880 Adds Natural Gas Option

Kenworth has announced a natural gas option for its T880 vocational truck. The factory-installed option is a Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine putting out 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds-feet of torque.

 

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