January 4, 2012 - Industry News
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is in the process of developing a new electric light-duty work truck for launch in fiscal year 2012, Reuters reported, citing a news account from Japanese business daily Nikkei.
Tags: Mitsubishi, Light-Duty Trucks, Battery-Electric Vehicles
December 28, 2011 - Industry News
The electric-car charger tax break for individuals and for businesses was not renewed by Congress, while the Department of Energy gives grants to companies to develop low-cost chargers, according USA Today.
Tags: Taxes, battery charger, Battery-Electric Vehicles
The system provides power for the aerial device, truck cabin heating and air conditioning, and export power for hand tools and other electrical accessories.
Tags: Diesel Fuel Vehicles, commercial trucks, Altec Industries, Diesel-Electric Hybrids
December 22, 2011 - Industry News
DEARBORN, MI - Ford's new C-MAX will each use a gasoline engine, a new 2.0L Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder, and electric motors.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, C-MAX Energi, Ford C-Max, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Ford C-MAX Hybrid
December 19, 2011 - Industry News
In a Chevrolet Volt webchat on Dec. 9, the energy integration engineer for General Motors Corp. gave some insights on how to get the most from your electric vehicle charge.
Tags: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Lithium-Ion Batteries, Chevrolet Volt
December 15, 2011 - Industry News
Some fleets are able to replace gas-powered vehicles with bicycles in certain situations. This latest form of rightsizing is putting money back into companies’ wallets and helping the environment at the same time.
Tags: Alternative Fuels, bicycle fleet
December 14, 2011 - Industry News
IMW Industries, a subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has introduced a new self-contained, mobile compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station designed for small to mid-size vehicle fleets.
Tags: Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG Fueling Stations
DALLAS - BAF, a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced the company has received a CARB (California Air Resources Board) Executive Order (EO) for the 2012 dedicated CNG Ford Transit Connect.
Tags: Ford Transit Connect, Natural Gas Vehicles, BAF, CARB certification
December 7, 2011 - Industry News
STUTTGART, GERMANY - The all-new smart for-us pickup will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show.
Tags: pickup truck, smart, smart for-us
November 18, 2011 - Industry News
WASHINGTON - The 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV came in first, with an mpg of 112 combined. All of the vehicles that achieved top fuel-economy ratings are electric or hybrid vehicles.
Tags: Mitsubishi, MPG, Department of Energy, Fuel Economy
November 17, 2011 - Industry News
ARLINGTON, VA - The HLDI’s study found the odds of being injured are reduced by 25% in a hybrid, largely due to vehicle weight.
Tags: Pedestrian Safety, Highway Loss Data Institute, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
LOS ANGELES – CODA has started production of its five-passenger electric mid-size sedan. The company said it will offer a 10-year, 100,000-mile battery warranty for the vehicle and a U.S. base MSRP of $39,900.
Tags: Coda Automotive, CODA Sedan, Battery-Electric Vehicles
WASHINGTON - Public hearings on the new fuel-economy standards will take place in January in Detroit, in Philadelphia, and in San Francisco to allow further public input.
Tags: DOT, EPA, CAFE Standards
November 15, 2011 - Industry News
TORRANCE, CA - The new model gets EPA MPG ratings of 43 city/39 highway and 41 mpg combined and is on sale across the U.S.
Tags: Toyota, 2012-MY, Toyota Camry, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
November 14, 2011 - Industry News
DETROIT - NHTSA said it intends to continue to test the lithium-ion battery in the Chevrolet Volt but that based on the available data, the Volt is as safe as a gasoline-powered vehicle.
Tags: Lithium-Ion Batteries, Chevrolet Volt, General Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles
October 27, 2011 - Industry News
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Air Resources Board has approved a $15,000 incentive for the first Transit Connect Electric purchased by a commercial fleet for deployment in the state of California.
Tags: CARB, Ford Transit Connect Electric, Ford, incentives
October 13, 2011 - Industry News
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN – Nissan has unveiled its new XTRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for its 2.0L to 3.5L engines. The automaker also unveiled a new hybrid system for its front-wheel drive vehicles.
Tags: Nissan, transmission, XTRONIC CVT, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids
October 12, 2011 - Industry News
DETROIT - It will be sold in limited quantities in select U.S. and global markets starting in 2013, including California, according to GM.
Tags: Spark, General Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Chevrolet
DEARBORN, MI - The automakers include Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
Tags: Audi, Porsche, BMW, Volkswagen, EV Charging Station, Daimler AG, Ford, General Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles
October 5, 2011 - Industry News
DETROIT - General Motors will sell a compressed natural gas bi-fuel version of its Sierra and Silverado commercial pickup trucks early in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Bi-Fuel, Impco, Sierra, Silverado, General Motors
October 3, 2011 - Industry News
TORRANCE, CA - To improve fuel economy, Honda added a modified version of the 1.8L, four-cylinder engine found in the Civic Sedan and Coupe models to the new Civic Natural Gas.
Tags: Honda, Honda Civic, 2012-MY, Civic GX, Civic Natural Gas
September 28, 2011 - Industry News
WASHINGTON - The federal government is delaying the release of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards until mid-November, citing the need for additional time.
Tags: Fuel Economy, CAFE Standards
September 26, 2011 - Industry News
In a webchat with Seth Fletcher from Popular Science and GM’s director of Global Battery Systems Bill Wallace examine Volt battery life, where the technology is heading and how to conserve battery life in cold weather. They also shed light on GM’s plans for end-of-life usage and battery recycling.
Tags: Chevrolet, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Lithium-Ion Batteries, Chevrolet Volt, Batteries
July 28, 2011 - Industry News
TORRANCE, CA - Business Fleet asked the vehicle lifecycle experts at Vincentric to provide cost data for popular fleet sedan and crossover models along with their outputs of smog-forming pollutants and greenhouse gases.
Tags: Lifecycle Costs, GHG, smog-forming pollutants
July 27, 2011 - Industry News
OAK PARK, MI - In collaboration with Ford , Azure Dynamic's plug-in hybrid technology will be initially integrated on Ford's F-Series Super Duty cab and chassis, the F-550, which is expected to be available in early 2013.
Tags: Azure Dynamics, E-450, strip chassis, Ford F-Series Super Duty
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