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Midwest Fleets Testing Alt-Fuel Vehicles

Clean Fuels Ohio's Midwest Drives initiative has allowed 35 public and private fleets to test drive various alternative-fuel vehicles in three states and logged 2,000 miles in the first year of the program, according to the group.

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Ioniq Hybrids Surpass Prius Fuel Economy

Two Hyundai Ioniq hybrid models have achieved fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that surpass their Toyota Prius counterparts in highway driving as the most fuel efficient in their category.

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N.Y. Offers $3M to Municipalities and Utilities for EVs

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $3 million in new funding to help eligible municipalities and rural electric cooperatives purchase electric vehicles for their fleets.

Chart courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Rolls Out New Exhaust-Cleaning Catalyst

Toyota Motor Corp. has developed an exhaust-purifying catalyst that reduced precious metal use by 20% to reduce air pollution that will be installed in a Lexus LC500h later this year.

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California Awards $33M for Hydrogen Stations

The California Energy Commission has awarded $33 million to Shell, FirstElement Fuel, and Air Liquide to construct 16 hydrogen fueling stations in California.

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UPS Tests Drone Launched From Atop Truck

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from atop one of its package cars, the company announced. The system is designed to autonomously deliver a package while the truck is driven on a route.

Photo of 2017 e-Golf courtesy of Volkswagen.

VW's 2017 e-Golf Range Better Than Expected

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf has exceeded the automaker's fuel economy projections and range by providing 126 miles of range, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Gasoline Prices Remain Steady

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline remained essentially flat at $2.28 over the Presidents' Day weekend, according to AAA.

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BMW Recalls i3 REx for Fire Risk

The recall, expected to begin April 3, covers more than 19,000 cars.

Photo of Toyota Mirai courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Recalls Mirai for Voltage Problem

The global recall covers about 2,840 vehicles -– all the Mirai cars on the road today.

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PG&E Unveils Plug-In Electric Truck

Pacific Gas & Electric Company has unveiled its first plug-in hybrid-electric Class 6 truck. The vehicle, developed by Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated, combines up to 50 miles of all-electric driving with 300 miles of driving range in hybrid mode.

Photo of 2017 Ioniq Hybrid courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai Prices Ioniq Hybrid, EV

Hyundai has released pricing for two of its three 2017 Ioniq models with the Ioniq Hybrid starting at $23,035 and the Ioniq Electric retailing for at least $30,335, the automaker has announced.

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Trump’s Two-For-One Regulatory Fiat Spurs Court Challenge

A lawsuit brought by two high-profile public advocacy groups and a prominent labor union seeks to block the executive order signed by President Trump on Jan. 30 that directs federal agencies to repeal two federal regulations for every new rule they issue.

Rent Centric's self-service technology enables Green Commuter carsharing users to rent all-electric Nissan Leafs via a mobile app. Photo courtesy of Rent Centric

Rent Centric Powers All-Electric Carsharing Service

Rent Centric’s self-service technology enables Green Commuter carsharing users to rent all-electric vehicles via a mobile app.

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Gasoline Prices Inch Higher

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline increased slightly to $2.28 for the week ending Feb. 13 to reach a level that's seven cents lower than a month ago and 58 cents higher than a year ago.

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Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Rated at 52 MPG Highway

Chevrolet's 2017 Cruze Diesel sedan provides 52 miles per gallon in highway driving when equipped with a manual transmission, making it the most fuel efficient non-electrified vehicle sold in the U.S., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

Automakers Ask Trump to Reopen Fuel Economy Review

The chief executives of 18 automakers have asked President Donald Trump to revisit fuel economy regulations through 2025 that were finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration, reports Bloomberg.

Electric Vehicle Project Launches in Midwest

EVOLVE, a three-year project from the American Lung Association, will help Midwestern drivers test electric vehicles.

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Fuel Economy Increases 0.1 MPG for January

The average fuel economy for new vehicles sold in the U.S. rose to 25.1 mpg.

Alliance AutoGas is partnering with the La Crosse, Wis., Police Department to convert two Jeep Wranglers in a friendly side-by-side team competition.(Photo courtesy of Alliance AutoGas)

Alliance AutoGas Announces Live Propane Autogas Conversion

Continuing in the spirit of last years’ “Fastest Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversion” of the Ford F-150, Alliance AutoGas is taking a live autogas conversion one step further at the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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Beverly Hills Adopts Renewable Diesel

The City of Beverly Hills, Calif., is the latest public fleet to adopt renewable diesel. Currently, the city is using renewable diesel in its central fuels station, which fuels all public works vehicles.

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Pickens Urges Okla. to Distribute VW Settlement Funds

T. Boone Pickens is urging the State of Oklahoma to distribute its portion of the Volkswagen emissions settlement funds to private sector fleets instead of using it entirely on the state fleet.

Map of planned electric corridors courtesy of rockymountainpower.net.

DOE Funds Rocky Mountain EV Charging Network

The U.S. Energy Department is giving $4 million to build DC fast chargers and develop smart mobility programs to increase electric car-sharing and the use of electric bikes and buses.

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Waste Hauler Adds Natural Gas Pipeline for Fleet

SoCalGas and CR&R estimate that the new pipeline will be operational and bring natural gas to their fleet by June.

Photo of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV by Paul Clinton.

ALG Sets Bolt EV's Residual Value

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV should retain as much as 39% of its value after three years of retail leasing, which is significantly better than other mainstream competitors, according to ALG.

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