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June 2, 2015 - Industry News

Report: EV Charging Stations to Reach 12.7M by 2020

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The number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations worldwide is expected to grow to more than 12.7 million units by 2020 from more than 1 million units in last year.

Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Forecast, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EV Charging, EV Charging Stations

May 29, 2015 - Industry News

Obama Lowers Ethanol Blending Levels

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President Obama's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reduced the federal required levels of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline, which dealt a blow to a biofuel that's falling out of favor in an era of cheap gasoline.

Tags: Ethanol, EPA, Renewable Fuel Standard, Barack Obama

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

Study: 25 Percent of Cars Create Most Air Pollution

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The majority of vehicle pollution is produced by a small number of older or "badly-tuned" cars and trucks, according to a study by researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada.

Tags: Canada, Case Studies, Air Pollution, Trends

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

Mazda, Toyota to Share Fuel Cell, Diesel Tech

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The proposed partnership will allow Mazda to use Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell system and plug-in technology. Mazda would then provide its fuel-efficient Skyactiv gasoline and diesel engine technologies to Toyota.

Tags: toyota, Mazda, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Toyota Mirai

May 12, 2015 - Industry News

Fleet Technology Expo Brings Back Largest Green Ride & Drive

This year’s Fleet Technology Expo is bringing back Green Fleet Conference’s Green Ride and Drive Event, offering attendees the chance to get behind the wheel of green vehicles from major manufacturers.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Ride and Drive, Test Drive, Fleet Technology Expo

May 7, 2015 - Industry News

Chevrolet Adds Bi-Fuel CNG Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab

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Chevrolet will expand its compressed natural gas lineup to include the bi-fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab, allowing drivers to operate the vehicle on CNG or gasoline.

Tags: California, Silverado HD, Bi-Fuel CNG, Chevrolet Silverado, Natural Gas Vehicles, chevrolet

May 6, 2015 - Industry News

Hawaii Ends Ethanol Blending in Gasoline

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Hawaiian lawmakers have passed a law that ends the mandate requiring the blending of ethanol with gasoline in the state.

Tags: Ethanol, Hawaii, Federal Mandates

May 6, 2015 - Product News

Westport to Offer WiNG-Equipped 2016 F-150

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Westport Innovations will offer a compressed natural gas (CNG) 2016 F-150 this summer that's been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board, the company has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, 2016-MY, Westport

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

Landi Renzo to Offer CNG F-250/F-350 Trucks

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Landi Renzo will offer compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of Ford's F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks that have been certified by the California Air Resources Board, the vehicle modifier has announced.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, CNG, Landi Renzo, Vehicle Modifiers

May 4, 2015 - Industry News

XL Hybrids Offers Ford Transit Van Conversion

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XL Hybrids has begun offering the 2015 and 2016 Ford Transit van and wagon equipped with its XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, the alternative-fuel conversion company announced.

Tags: XL Hybrids, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

May 3, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Adds Gaseous Prep Package to 2016 F-150

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Ford is re-introducing a gaseous prep package for its 2016 F-150 to enable bi-fuel or dedicated CNG and propane autogas use. The package was last offered with the 2014-MY F-150.

Tags: Ford F-150, Light-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford, 2016-MY

April 30, 2015 - Industry News

California Cities Lead Worst Air Pollution List

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California cities rank at the top of the list of the areas with the worst air pollution, according to the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report for 2015.

Tags: American Lung Association, Air Pollution, Trends

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

2015 Ford F-150 Named Greenest Pickup

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In time for Earth Day, AAA named the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCab Lariat with EcoBoost gasoline as the greenest pickup truck in the segment in its 2015 "AAA Green Car Guide."

Tags: Ford F-150, AAA, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

Hybrid, EV Sales Suffer From Low Gasoline Prices

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Owners of hybrid and battery-electric vehicles are trading in their alternative fuel vehicles for gasoline powered vehicles, according to new research from Edmunds.com.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Edmunds

April 20, 2015 - Industry News

Award Deadline Extended for Fleet Technology Expo

Nominations are open until Friday, June 5 for the all-new Fleet Technology Expo awards recognizing fleets for their sustainability and efficiency initiatives.

Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Fleet Efficiency, Fleet Events, Fleet Technology Expo

April 16, 2015 - Industry News

KBB Names Top 10 Green Cars of 2015

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The battery-electric BMW i3 has topped Kelly Blue Book's list of the top 10 green cars for 2015 for the second year in a row, KBB.com has announced.

Tags: Kelley Blue Book, BMW i3, CAFE Standards, 2015-MY

April 16, 2015 - Industry News

Ohio HVAC Fleet Adds Converted Hybrid Vans

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An Ohio-based HVAC service company will add XL Hybrids' XL3 gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain to four of its General Motors vans.

Tags: Ohio, XL Hybrids, General Motors, HVAC, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Vans, Conversion

April 13, 2015 - Industry News

FTX Registration Is Open

Focusing on three main areas including alternative fuels, fleet software and heavy-duty technologies, Fleet Technology Expo takes a comprehensive look at fleet efficiencies. Register before July 24 for the early-bird discount.

Tags: Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events, Battery-Electric Vehicles

April 2, 2015 - Industry News

Toyota Provides 2016 RAV4 Hybrid Details

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Toyota has introduced its eighth hybrid vehicle, the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid, at the New York International Auto Show and is positioning the new version of its compact SUV as an ideal combination of fuel efficiency and safety.

Tags: toyota, Toyota RAV4, New York Auto Show, Compact SUVs, 2016-MY

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

Natural Gas Vehicle Sales Fall 6.5 Percent

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While the NGV medium- and heavy-duty segments increased by 30 percent and 24 percent respectively, the NGV light-duty segment decreased by 34 percent.

Tags: Vehicle Sales, NGVAmerica, Natural Gas Vehicles, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Light-Duty Trucks

March 27, 2015 - Industry News

Peterbilt Introduces Medium-Duty CNG Platform

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Peterbilt has introduced two new medium-duty vehicles -- the Model 337 and the Model 348 -- powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). Both vehicles are in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors.

Tags: Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, CNG

March 24, 2015 - Industry News

House Members Seek to End Ethanol Mandate

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A bi-partisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would end the ethanol mandate, following a similar measure introduced in the U.S. Senate in late February.

Tags: Ethanol, Renewable Fuel Standard, U.S. Congress

March 20, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Using Recycled Plastic Bottles in F-150 Seats

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Ford has begun using a material known as Repreve that's derived from recycled plastic bottles to manufacture the cloth seats of the 2015 F-150 pickup and four other vehicles.

Tags: Recycling, Ford F-150, Ford, 2015-MY, Seats

March 19, 2015 - Industry News

Clean Diesel, Hybrid Registrations Post Double-Digit Gains

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Clean diesel car and SUV vehicle registrations increased by 13.5 percent in 2014 over 2013, while hybrid car and SUV registrations increased by 15.1 percent.

Tags: Vehicle Registration, Clean Diesel Vehicles, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

March 12, 2015 - Industry News

DOE Awards $6M to Boost Alt-Fuel Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $6 million for 11 projects designed to improve potential buyers’ experiences with alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles, support training, and integrate alternative fuels into emergency planning.

Tags: Clean Cities, Grant Funding, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

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