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February 9, 2017
 
Photo of City of Long Beach's existing CNG fueling infrastructure by Thi Dao. New CNG Fueling Tech Cuts Infrastructure Costs

A compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling vendor has introduced technology it says significantly reduces the cost of installing CNG fueling infrastructure for a time-fill application. The technology has been adopted by a large commercial fleet.


EVgo DC Fast Charging Network Nissan, BMW Collaborate to Bolster EV Charging

Nissan and BMW have joined forces with EVgo, the nation’s largest public DC Fast charging network.


Photo of Chevrolet Express cutaway courtesy of GM. GM Growing Lineup of B20 Biodiesel Vehicles

General Motors' lineup of 19 diesel-powered vehicles will reach 20 with the launch of its new Class 4 to 5 straight truck it's co-developing with Navistar – all of them approved for use with B20, a blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% ultra-low sulfur diesel.


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.


Photo of 2017 Niro courtesy of Kia. 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover Starts at $23,790

Kia Motors' 2017 Niro hybrid crossover will retail for at least $23,790 when it arrives at dealer lots in the coming weeks, the Korean automaker announced.


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.


Photo courtesy of SoCalGas. 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: Tom Berg CARB Proposes Plan Reducing Emissions to 40% Below 1990 Levels

The California Air Resources Board has released a Proposed Scoping Plan that sets new goals for the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.


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.


Photo of 2014 Audi A3 Sportback TDI courtesy of VW. VW Settles Civil Claims for 3.0L Diesels

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to buyers of vehicles powered by its 3.0L V-6 diesel engine that violated emissions regulations in a settlement that must receive a blessing from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and a federal judge.


Photo of GM's Brownstown plant that will house the fuel cell partnership's operations courtesy of GM. GM, Honda to Jointly Build Fuel Cell Systems

General Motors and Honda will develop a hydrogen fuel cell system under a $170-million manufacturing partnership that's expected to begin producing the systems for future vehicles by 2020, the companies announced.


 


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