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March 11, 2014 - Industry News

CleanFuel USA Offers Propane System for GMC C2500 Pickup

Photo courtesy of CleanFuel USA.

CleanFuel USA will offer a a GMC C2500 pickup truck with a propane autogas fueling system, the vehicle modifier has announced. The GMC C2500 will arrive with a 6.0L V-8 engine equipped with CleanFuel's LPI system.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, CleanFUEL USA, Propane Autogas, Vehicle Modifiers, GMC Sierra

March 11, 2014 - Industry News

Westport Unifies CNG Modifications Under WiNG Brand

Photo: File

Westport Innovations has combined its bi-fuel and dedicated natural gas fuel system products and body configurations for Ford vehicles under the WiNG Power System brand.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford F-Series, Ford E-Series, Vehicle Modifiers, Westport Innovations

March 11, 2014 - Press Release

CEI Repairs 1,000 All-Electric Fleet Vehicles

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The CEI Group Inc. (CEI) has managed repairs on more than 1,000 all-electric fleet vehicles, the company announced March 6.

Tags: Vehicle Repairs, CEI Group, Electric Vehicles

March 7, 2014 - Industry News

E-85 Fueling Growth Slows, Feds Report

Photo via Spencer Thomas/Flickr.

Growth in the number of E-85 fueling stations has slowed since 2011, as demand has fallen for the higher-blend ethanol fuel blend, according to federal data.

Tags: Minnesota, Ethanol, Ethanol Fueling Stations

March 6, 2014 - Industry News

Propane FedEx Vehicles to Serve New York

Photo courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

FedEx will deploy its first propane autogas delivery vehicle developed in a partnership with ROUSH CleanTech later this year, the company announced Thursday at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

Tags: ROUSH CleanTech, Ford, Vehicle Modifiers, FedEx, Stripped Chassis, Work Truck Show

March 4, 2014 - Industry News

Ford's Gaseous-Prep F-650, F-750 Expand NGV Market

Photo of medium-duty 2016 beverage truck courtesy of Ford.

Ford's gaseous-prep V-10 engine for its redesigned 2016 F-650 and F-750 trucks offers a forward-thinking option that will open up new fleet markets, vehicle modifiers told AutomotiveFleet.com.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford Super Duty, Vehicle Modifiers, ROUSH CleanTech, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Westport Innovations, Work Truck Show, 2016-MY, Class 6

March 4, 2014 - Industry News

EPA Tightens Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standards

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has raised standards for new-vehicle emissions and required lower sulfur content for gasoline beginning in 2017 under its Tier 3 regulation, the agency announced Monday.

Tags: Gasoline, Regulations, EPA, Emissions Reduction, Greenhouse Gas, 2017-MY

February 28, 2014 - Industry News

Honda Expands Use of Two-Motor Hybrid System

Honda's Earth Dreams hybrid two-motor system.

Honda Motor Co. said it will expand use of its next-generation gasoline-electric hybrid system, following its decision to end production of the Insight Hybrid.

Tags: Honda, Honda Insight, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Engines, 2014-MY

February 27, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Slides, CNG Rises in Commercial Truck Engines

Cummins ISL-G medium-duty CNG engine

Diesel-powered engines remained the dominant fuel powering newly registered commercial trucks in 2013, as vehicle owners continued pushing adoption of natural gas powerplants, according to Polk.

Tags: Cummins, Diesel Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks, Vehicle Registration, Natural Gas Vehicles, Polk

February 27, 2014 - Global News

Volvo V40 Now Features Drive-E Powertrains

Volvo V40 Cross Country. Photo credit: Volvo Car Group

Initially, the V40 can be equipped with two engines from the four-cylinder Drive-E engine family: the 245 hp petrol turbo T5 and the turbo diesel D4 with 190 hp.

Tags: Drive-E engines, Volvo, Volvo V40

February 19, 2014 - Global News

Westport, India's Tata Motors Develop Natural Gas Engine

Tata 3.8L natural gas engine featuring Westport WP580 Engine Management System. (CNW Group/Westport Innovations Inc.)

Westport Innovations and India’s Tata Motors Limited have launched a new spark-ignited (SI) natural gas 3.8L turbocharged engine featuring the Westport WP580 Engine Management System (EMS).

Tags: Natural Gas, Tata Motors, Engine, Westport Innovations

February 18, 2014 - Industry News

Obama Energy Trust Would Fund Alternative Vehicle Technologies

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President Barack Obama has proposed setting up a federal energy security trust to fund development of alternative vehicle development by repealing subsidies to the oil and gas industry.

Tags: Federal Grant, Alternative Fuels, President Obama

February 18, 2014 - Industry News

Obama Orders Higher Fuel Standards for Trucks

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President Barack Obama will direct federal agencies on February 18 to develop higher fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks over the next two years by March of 2016.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Heavy-Duty Trucks, Fuel Economy, CAFE Standards, President Obama, EPA, U.S. Department of Transportation

February 12, 2014 - Industry News

Submit Your Topic for the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo by April 4

Photos from the 2013 Green Fleet Conference.

The planning committee for the 2014 Green Fleet Conference & Expo, which will be in Schaumburg, Ill. on Oct. 29-30, is working on this year's schedule and wants your input and ideas.

Tags: Green Fleet Conference, Call for Papers

February 11, 2014 - Industry News

Propane Autogas Fueling Network Comes Online in Wash.

All 11 public propane-autogas refueling stations will be in service by July. Photo courtesy of Blue Star Gas.

The state of Washington will have one of the nation’s largest privately funded propane autogas refueling networks when the last of 11 stations opens in July.

Tags: Blue Star Gas, Propane Fueling Stations, Propane Autogas, Washington

February 6, 2014 - Industry News

Silverado HD Models Now Available as CNG-Capable

The MY-2015 bi-fuel CNG Chevrolet 2500 HD.

Chevrolet has announced that its MY-2015 HD models will be available with a CNG-capable, bi-fuel 6.0L engine. The move gives fleet managers and consumers more options when choosing a 2500HD or 3500HD model, according to the automaker.

Tags: Chevrolet Silverado, Bi-Fuel, CNG

February 4, 2014 - Industry News

Honda Adds Civic Hybrid to 2014 Lineup

Photo courtesy of Honda.

Honda recently announced the availability of the Civic Hybrid for the 2014 model year. The new model has an improved EPA rating of 44/47/45 city/highway/combined, up from the 2013 model's 44/44/44.

Tags: Honda, Honda Civic, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 27, 2014 - Industry News

Honda Announces Pricing for 2014 CNG Civic

Photo of 2014 Civic Natural Gas courtesy of Honda.

Honda has announced retail pricing for its 2014 Civic Natural Gas compact sedan that it mostly sold to corporate and government fleets during the 2013 model year.

Tags: Honda, Natural Gas Vehicles, Honda Civic Natural Gas, 2014-MY, Fuel Economy, California

January 24, 2014 - Industry News

Va. Repeals Hybrid Vehicle Tax

Toyota Camry Hybrid taxi from EnvironCAB of Arlington, Va. Photo courtesy of Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz.

Virginia's state legislators voted Thursday to repeal a $64 annual license tax on hybrid vehicles that was imposed a year ago.

Tags: Legislation, Taxes, Virginia, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

January 22, 2014 - Industry News

FedEx Express to Test Nissan's e-NV200 Van

FedEx will test the all-electric e-NV200 in Washington, D.C.

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., and Nissan have announced that the two companies will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200, a battery electric compact cargo van, under real world conditions in Washington, D.C.

Tags: Compact Vans, Nissan NV200, FedEx, Nissan, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Cargo Vans

January 22, 2014 - Industry News

Westport Consolidates Ford Bi-fuel Upfitting

Photo of Westport's Dallas facility courtesy of Westport.

Westport Innovations is consolidating its production of bi-fuel and dedicated natural gas Ford vehicles at a Dallas production facility, a move not expected to cause ordering delays to fleet purchasers.

Tags: Westport Innovations, Natural Gas Vehicles, Delayed OEM Vehicle, Vehicle Manufacturing

January 9, 2014 - Industry News

Clean Diesel Trucks, Cars Fuel DC Sustainability

The essential role and the fuel-savings and emissions benefits of new clean diesel technology were highlighted recently by the Diesel Technology Forum in a statement before the District of Columbia (D.C.) City Council on the Omnibus D.C. Sustainability Act.

Tags: Biodiesel, Diesel Technology Forum, Clean Diesel

January 7, 2014 - Industry News

Colo. Approves $30M for Natural Gas Infrastructure

Photo courtesy of Encana.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper recently announced the availability of $30 million in funding for the state's natural gas fueling infrastructure through the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program.

Tags: Colorado, Compressed Natural Gas, CNG Fueling Stations

January 6, 2014 - Industry News

Toyota Unveils 300-Mile Hydro Fuel Cell Car

Photo courtesy of Toyota.

Toyota Motor Sales will produce a hydrogen fuel-cell electric car for the 2015 model year with a 300-mile range that will initially debut in California, the automaker announced at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Tags: Toyota, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Hydrogen Fueling Stations, Consumer Electronics Show, Toyota FCV

December 31, 2013 - Executive Fleet News

Mercedes-Benz Electric B-Class Arriving In Summer

Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz is introducing an all-electric B-Class compact car into the U.S. market in the summer of 2014 with a price tag of around $40,000.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Compact Cars, Battery-Electric Vehicles

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