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    Official: Echo Automotive will put EchoDrive PHEV powertrain into GM vans
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    Echo Automotive is adding General Motors vans to its offerings of converted plug-in hybrid vehicles and will bring its EchoDrive PHEV system to GM 2500 and 3500 vans. That will include model year 2010-2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, but don't go trying to get these vehicles converted quite ...

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    Official: Ford starts production of CNG-ready F-150
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    The Ford Motor Company is getting competitive on the compressed natural gas (CNG) truck front. While Detroit counterparts General Motors and Chrysler have a head start, Ford has begun manufacturing its 2014 F-150 – the first CNG/LPG-capable half-ton pickup – and the CNG engine will be ...

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    Report: Would training new drivers sell more EVs?
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    "Your whole driving style has to change to get the best out of EV technology." Automakers have seen European fleets as a doorway to electric vehicle sales in a slow market, with the United Kingdom being especially good for testing the first units off the production line. Getting employees to ...

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    Report: Boulder EV rolling out vehicle-to-grid charging in electric trucks
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    After working with Coritech Services on a bi-directional DC fast charging solution, Boulder Electric Vehicle says it's now the first-ever electric truckmaker to successfully implement Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charging. The two companies displayed an electric flatbed utility truck equipped with a ...

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    Official: Number of autogas stations quietly growing in US to almost 3,000
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    Alliance AutoGas has announced the installation of its 600th autogas (a.k.a. propane) refueling station in the US this month. That's about 21 percent of the 2,842 total propane autogas stations now in the US, according to US Department of Energy data. The Alliance AutoGas industry organization ...

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    Report: Slow sales in Europe mean EVs often going to fleets
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    In Europe, car rental and car sharing are getting tapped into by automakers to "move the metal." Electric vehicles may come equipped with cutting-edge technology, but when buyers balk, automakers are quick to dump them on fleets. EVs only made up 0.23 percent of new car sales in Western ...

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    Review: BYD adding to Shenzen's city fleet with 500 e6 electric police cars
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    Chinese electric carmaker BYD has won a contract to supply 500 E6 pure electric police cars to the city of Shenzen, China. For BYD, the deal signifies that the "promotion of BYD new energy vehicles has reached a new height." The BYD e6 can reach a maximum speed of 140 kilometers per hour (about ...

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    Chelsea Sexton joins Echo Automotive's technical advisory board
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    Echo Automotive, Inc., a start-up company that converts fleet vehicles to hybrids and plug-in hybrids, has announced an impressive Technical Advisory Board. Plug-in electric vehicle expert Chelsea Sexton and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk are two of the seven board members who met ...

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    Diesel group, biodiesel producers come together in fight against natural gas
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    The fight to be the most popular fuel for commercial trucks wages on between the natural gas and clean diesel factions, with alt-player biodiesel joining forces with the Diesel Technology Forum team. The National Biodiesel Board joined up with the forum to improve diesel's reputation in ...

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    To really advance electric vehicle sales, take a look at fleets
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    Plug-in electric vehicles haven't been selling at the high rates hoped for in the past two years as the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt and other competitive models made their way to dealer lots. President Obama's lofty goal of one million electric vehicles sold in the US by 2015 appears to be ...

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    Smith Electric Vehicles will build big electric trucks in Chicago
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    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Smith Electric Vehicles are working together to create an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago. Smith Electric Vehicles was drawn to the city by the mayor's voucher system designed to accelerate conversion from diesel to zero-emission electric ...

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    Two Wheels: KLD, Cenntro working on a number of electric vehicle projects
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    On- and off-road, multiple-use electric vehicles are being developed by two companies with experience in electric motor technology and powertrains. KLD Energy Technologies, which develops high-performance electric motor technology, and Cenntro Group Limited, a developer of powertrains fueled by ...

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    Quick Spin: 22 state governors tell OEMs they're ready to buy more CNG vehicles
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    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is leading a coalition of 22 states to buy up to 10,000 new compressed natural gas cars and pickups per year. The big idea is to present joint bids that would spur production, encouraging automakers to build CNG vehicles at their assembly plants instead of ...

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    Report: Better Place off to slow start in Israel market, says it's all part of the plan
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    Based on the early numbers, Better Place is having a tough time meetings its initial sales target in its primary market of Israel of 4,000 electric vehicles in the first year, but the official word is that the slow start is meeting expectations. How slow? Since selling the first vehicles in July ...

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    Smith Electric Vehicles preparing for IPO and good cash flow
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    Smith Electric Vehicles has been patiently waiting to go public on Wall Street, and the time might soon arrive. The Kansas City, MO-based maker of electric delivery vehicles supplies trucks to clients such as Coca-Cola, FedEx Corp. and DHL, and filed for its initial public offering in ...

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    D'oh! How the government's flex-fuel fleet leads to increased gasoline use
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    We've talked before about President Obama's plan to greenify the federal fleet, generally thought of as a good thing. In leading by example, Obama hopes to show the American public that flex-fuel vehicles – and other gas-misers like hybrids and plug-ins – can substantially reduce our ...

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    CitroŽn launches Airdream Business label
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    It's common knowledge that most carmakers selling cars in Europe have a set of models that are a little "greener" than the rest of the line-up. Each OEM's respective marketing department created a set of evocative names for these models, like Citroën's Airdream. Now, Citroën has taken the ...

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    San Jose airport adding CNG facilities
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    Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) has announced $1.3 million in funding for two projects to enhance the airport's publicly-accessible compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and provide more incentives to assist owners of taxis and shuttle vans to convert vehicles to CNG. The ...

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    Green plan for fleet management
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    A Spanish Leasing/Renting company called LeasePlan (which actually manages company car fleets) has launched a program called GreenPlan which is an "efficient management program" based on vehicle CO2 emissions. The plan aims to balance green and "real driving" for its 8,000 customer companies and ...

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