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Gasoline Reaches $2.42 Per Gallon

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded increased 1 cent to $2.42 during the week and is now 13 cents higher than a month ago and 29 cents higher than a year ago, according to AAA.

Ohio Fleets Partner to Analyze Fuel Use

Five Ohio agencies will participate in a study conducted by Clean Fuels Ohio to analyze its existing vehicles and utilization rates, as well as available fuels and what they cost.

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Volkswagen to Pay $2.8B Criminal Penalty

A federal judge has ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty on April 21 under a deal negotiated with the U.S. government to resolve its diesel emission scandal.

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Norfolk's Tassara Resigns, Moves to Business Development Role

Facundo Tassara, fleet maintenance manager for the City of Norfolk, Va., has announced that his last day at the city is May 5. Tassara is taking on a fleet and business development role with Fermata Energy.

Natural Gas Truck Sales Facing Headwinds

The natural gas truck market had a strong start to 2017 but it faces increased competition from traditional fuels, electric, and hybrid-electric options.

Photo of the planned Fast-Charge ARC, which will stretch 500 miles.

Nissan Building Northeast EV Charging Network Along I-95

Nissan has partnered with EVgo to build the ‘I-95 Fast-Charge ARC,’ which will connect Boston and Washington D.C. via nine electric-vehicle DC fast-charge sites that will stretch 500 miles

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Electric courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Offers Subscription Service for Ioniq Electric

Hyundai will offer its 2017 Ioniq Electric compact sedan as part of a subscription program in California that allows users to drive the car for at least $275 per month plus tax for 36 months without mileage penalties.

Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Land Renzo to Offer CNG 2018 F-150

Landi Renzo USA will offer a dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) version of Ford's 2018 F-150 pickup, including multiple CNG tank configurations, the Torrance, Calif. vehicle modifier announced.

Alpha Baking Company, Inc., a national bakery products distributor and home to the iconic S. Rosen’s brand, selected Penske Truck Leasing to serve as its commercial truck fleet maintenance service provider for its 2013 ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas powered Ford E-450 bread delivery trucks operating in the Chicago-metro area. (Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech)

Food and Beverage Fleets Choose Propane Autogas

Food and beverage fleets are moving toward the use of propane autogas as a fuel source with increasing numbers. From such fleets as Bimbo Bakeries to Alpha Baking company, more and more fleets in the food and beverage vocation are seeing the benefits from this domestic alternative-fuel.

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Volkswagen Announces First Round of ZEV Investments

Volkswagen released its plan for national and California-specific zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) investments, as part of its diesel emissions settlement.

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XL Hybrids Gains Approval from California for Conversions

XL Hybrids has gained approval from the California Air Resources Board to sell a modified hybrid version of Ford's Transit cargo van to fleets in that state. The XL Hybrids Transit has also gained eligibility for a $2,500 state voucher to defray the cost to fleet purchasers.

Zoomcar, founded by David Back (left) and Greg Moran, rents cars by the hour, day, week, or month. Photo courtesy of Zoomcar.

Zoomcar Adds Mahindra Electric Vehicles to Platform

This partnership will allow individuals to purchase the all-electric Mahindra e2oPlus on Zoomcar’s platform, list the vehicle for rental when not in use, and earn cash to help offset the monthly ownership costs.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Inches Higher to 2017 Peak

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline increased 2 cents to $2.41, which marked a 2-cent increase on the week and a high-water mark for 2017, reports AAA.

Photo of the 2017 Prius Two courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Adds Lower-Priced Base Prius

Toyota has introduced a lower-cost Prius gasoline-electric hybrid into its 2017 lineup with the Prius One, that carries a starting price that's $1,210 lower than the Prius Two, according to a Cars Direct report.

Carrier Transicold to Buy Westport’s APU Business for $70M

Carrier Transicold has signed an agreement to acquire certain IMPCO road and rail transport product lines, including the ComfortPro auxiliary power unit business, from Westport Fuel Systems.

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VW Has Fixed, Repurchased Half of 2.0L Diesels

Volkswagen has bought back or repaired more than half of the 475,000 vehicles with 2.0-liter diesel engines that failed to meet emissions standards as part of a federal settlement about six months after it began the program.

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Calif. PD Adds More Electric Police Motorcycles

City of Clovis (Calif.) Police has added two additional Zero Electric motorcycles to join its existing fleet of the five electric motorcycles.

Photo of 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid courtesy of Honda.

Honda Introduces PHEV, EV Under Clarity Nameplate

Honda will ship the 2017 Clarity Electric and 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid later this year to dealers as part of an ambitious roll-out of green vehicles in the company's bid to sell two-thirds of its vehicles with electrified powertrains by 2030, the company announced at the New York International Auto Show.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted today that his company would unveil a new, electric, autonomous truck this September. Photo: Jack Roberts

Tesla Gets Set to Run with the Big Rigs with Electric Truck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tease-tweets an all-new, electric, autonomous semi truck set to be unveiled this September.

The chassis by itself weighs just 295 pounds while not sacrificing structural or torsional rigidity. The base ride height provides for 15.5 inches of ground clearance but will be adjustable using a self-leveling, four-wheel independent, hydro-pneumatic suspension within the 10 inches of wheel travel. (Photo courtesy of Bollinger Motors)

Bollinger Shows All-Electric Sport Utility Truck Chassis

Bollinger Motors revealed the first images of the actual chassis structure which will underpin its upcoming all-electric on and off-road sport/utility truck.

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Salt Lake City Looks to Expand EV Use

Through a new initiative, Salt Lake City hopes to reach 100% renewable energy by 2032. Numerous departments have developed tailpipe emissions reduction plans for their fleet vehicles.

Photo of W-15 courtesy of Workhorse.

Workhorse Releases PHEV Pickup Specs

The Workhorse Group's W-15 plug-in hybrid pickup should provide 80 miles of all-electric range and an equivalent of 75 miles per gallon when operating on electric power, the company has announced.

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

Investors Make Tesla Most Valuable Automaker

Tesla Inc. has surpassed General Motors in market capitalization to become the most valuable publicly traded automaker as investor enthusiasm continues to ramp up for the company.

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Gasoline Jumps 6 Cents to $2.39 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased 6 cents to $2.39 for the week ending April 10 following the switch over to more expensive summer-blend gasoline and increased driving demand, according to AAA.

BYD joined the California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and SF Goodwill on the launch of a new project that will bring 11 clean, zero-emission battery electric trucks. Photo courtesy of SF Goodwill

BYD Trucks Partners with Goodwill

BYD has joined the California Air Resources Board, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and SF Goodwill on the launch of a new project that will bring 11 clean, zero-emission battery electric trucks to operate throughout the Bay Area communities.

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