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EPA and DOE Release 2018 Fuel Economy Guide

Vehicles from Hyundai, Chevrolet, BMW, and Volvo rank among the most fuel efficient cars in their respective classes.

Photo of The Factory courtesy of Ford.

Ford Locates Self-Driving Unit in Historic Detroit

Ford Motor Co. is setting up its electrification and autonomous vehicle teams in a historic building in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, and will begin operations in early 2018, the company announced.

Photo courtesy of Chicago Area Clean Cities

Utility Recognized for Fleet Greening Efforts

Commonwealth Edison Company serves 4 million customers across northern Illinois and operates more than 1,750 trucks fueled by biodiesel.

EV Tax Credit Spared by Congress

Congressional negotiators will spare a $7,500 federal tax credit that has supported sales of plug-in electric vehicles, which was put in place in 2008 and 2009 for plug-in and converted plug-in electric vehicles.

Photo of the Chevrolet Bolt EV courtesy of GM.

10 Top Engines of 2018 Named

Two Ford engines appeared on WardsAuto's 10 Best Engines for 2018, while four alternative fuel powertrains also made the list, the media outlet announced.

Photo of the 2017 Fusion Hybrid SE courtesy of Ford.

Cost of Owning Hybrids Improves with Varied Depreciation

The total cost of owning hybrid vehicles compared to their gasoline counterparts improved in 2017 with 40% of the models studied in Vincentric's annual analysis having a lower TCO, according to the firm.

(clockwise l. to r.) Natural gas fueling station, Ryder semi-truck, Tesla's electric truck, City of Long Beach CNG trucks.

Top 10 Articles of 2017 on GreenFleetMagazine.com

Readers of GreenFleetMagazine.com this year were most interested Tesla’s electric truck, as well as other electrified trucks, continued utilization of CNG in fleets, and the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

Photo of L9N engine courtesy of Cummins Westport.

Cummins Westport Medium-Duty CNG Engines Gain Certification

A pair of Cummins Westport, Inc. natural gas engines have gained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board for medium-duty vehicles, the engine maker announced.

Leaders from Hawaii have signed a committment to transform Hawaii’s public and private ground transportation to 100% renewable fuel sources by 2045. Photo via City and County of Honolulu

Hawaii Counties to Transition Fleets to Renewable Energy by 2035

Leaders from four counties in Hawaii have signed a commitment to transform ground transportation to 100% renewable fuel sources by 2045, beginning with the transition of all their fleet vehicles by 2035.

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Battery Breakthrough Could Triple EV Range

New research at the University of Waterloo in Canada could lead to the development of batteries with triple the range of current battery technology for electric vehicles.

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PepsiCo Orders 100 Tesla Semis

PepsiCo is the latest large fleet to make a significant investment in the recently announced Tesla Semi electric heavy-duty truck, reportedly ordering 100 vehicles.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Declines to $2.46 Per Gallon

The national average price of gasoline continued its December decline by falling two cents to $2.46 for the week ending Dec. 11. The largest drops came in the East Coast and Midwest regions, according to AAA.

Photo courtesy of Nestle Waters North America.

Nestlé Waters Adds 400 Propane Autogas Trucks

Nestlé Waters North America has deployed more than 400 medium-duty propane autogas powered beverage delivery trucks, bringing up its total propane fleet size to roughly 600 assets.

The state of California uses fuel taxes to pay for infrastructure improvement and repair – but could change that. Photo via CalTrans

California Looks into Per-Mile Tax to Replace Fuel Levy

The state of California commissioned a report by CalTrans to look into the viability of a mileage-based tax on all vehicles to eventually replace the tax on fossil fuels.

Photo: XL Hybrids.

Verizon Switches New York Van Fleet to Hybrid Electric

Verizon has replaced 234 of its gas-powered vans in New York City with hybrid-electric vans using XL Hybrids technology, to support the city's clean energy goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030.

Photo courtesy of EVgo.

EVgo Opens 1,000th EV Fast Charger Station

EVgo opened its 1,000th DC Fast charger in the U.S. in partnership with Nissan, which is located near Washington, D.C.

Photo via EveryCarListed/Flickr.

New Vehicle MPG Dips to 25 in November

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in November was 25 mpg — down 0.1 mpg from October.

Image of E-GEN courtesy of Workhorse

First FedEx Ground Provider Adds Workhorse Electric Van

Workhorse Group Inc. has announced that Colonial Routes, Inc. in Farmington, N.Y., is the first FedEx independent service provider (ISP) in the country to participate in Workhorse's new nationwide program for FedEx Ground delivery vehicles.

Photo courtesy of Nissan.

Nissan Begins 2018 Leaf Production

Production for the 2018 Nissan Leaf is underway at Nissan’s assembly plant in Tennessee for a nationwide release to start off the New Year.

Photo by Vince Taroc.

Gasoline Drops to $2.48 Per Gallon

The national average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell again by three cents to $2.48 to start the month of December, continuing a two week slide in prices, according to AAA.

One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

GM to Launch Autonomous EV Ride-Hailing Service

The company reveals its plans for a large-scale commercial fleet of self-driving electric vehicles.

Pictured: One of the sheriff's office vehicles equipped with Derive Efficiency. Photo courtesy of Dakota County

Minn. County Increases Fuel Economy With Vehicle Software

In a pilot of vehicle calibration software, Dakota County, Minn., fleet vehicles saw an 8% average drop in fuel consumption.

Richard Lowden, CEO and founder of Green Motion, (center) accepts the award with his Green Motion team. Photo courtesy of Green Motion.

Green Motion CEO Receives Green Fleet Award

Richard Lowden, founder and CEO of Green Motion, was given the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s Green Fleet Awards in the U.K.

Photo courtesy of Kia.

Kia Adds Niro PHEV for 2018

The Kia Niro PHEV offers an estimated 26-mile all-electric range, and a total driving range of up to 560 miles.

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