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Gasoline-Powered Cars Eyed for Emissions Overages in CA

Gasoline-Powered Cars Eyed for Emissions Overages in CA

Businesses that operate gasoline-powered fleets in CA will want to keep an eye on a review being conducted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The environmental agency is looking at whether some gasoline-powered vehicles are emitting too much pollution. The California Air Resources Board is also pushing manufacturers to … Read more »

Fleets Improve Fuel Efficiency with New Technology Including Automated Driving Systems

Fleets Improve Fuel Efficiency with New Technology Including Automated Driving Systems

Smart companies with trucking fleets are improving fuel efficiency, lowering NOx and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by taking advantage of new technology solutions. These include idle reduction products, automated transmissions, low rolling resistance tire, tire pressure systems, engine parameters, and technologies that automate maintenance practices, writes FleetOwner. So-called “savvy fleets” that … Read more »

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$26 Million Available to Clean Up Diesel Engine Fleets

In its ongoing efforts to reduce emissions from existing diesel engines, the EPA has announced the availability of $26 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects for fleets across the US. Diesel-powered engines move some 90 percent of the nation’s freight tonnage, and nearly all highway freight trucks, … Read more »

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VW Emissions Scandal Involves Gas-Powered Cars

Volkswagen has admitted that even more cars — some 800,000 vehicles from the VW Group — are involved in the emissions scandal and this number includes gas-powered cars, not just diesel. The automaker yesterday issued a statement saying that the VW internal investigation found “irregularities … when determining type approval … Read more »

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VW Faces More Emissions Charges, Installed ‘Defeat Devices’ in Porsches

The Volkswagen emissions scandal continues to grow as the automaker has been hit with more air pollution charges, covering additional model years as well as Porsche diesel vehicles. Today the EPA issued a second notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen … Read more »

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EU Carmakers Face Tougher Emissions Tests for Diesel

Carmakers in the European Union will soon face tougher emissions tests for diesel vehicles. Following the Volkswagen emissions scandal, EU member states yesterday agreed to use tests that more closely mirror real road conditions to measure diesel cars’ emissions. The EU Commission says laboratory tests do not accurately reflect the … Read more »

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Truck Owners Can Receive $65k for Replacing Diesel Trucks with Natural Gas

Truck owners operating in California may receive a $65,000 grant for every diesel truck that they replace with a new natural gas model. Clean Energy Fuels wants to help truck owners apply for California’s Prop. 1B program and will handle all of the paperwork, free of charge. Applications are due … Read more »

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VW Emissions Testing Scandal Prompts CEO to Order External Investigation

Volkswagen has ordered an external investigation into the “defeat device” that allowed almost 500,000 of its diesel-engine cars to circumvent emissions testing for certain air pollutants, according to CEO Professor Dr. Martin Winterkorn. Winterkorn issued a statement following the emissions testing scandal that erupted late last week. “I personally am … Read more »

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GMZ 1,000W Diesel TEG to be Tested in Bradley Fighting Vehicle

GMZ Energy has successfully demonstrated a 1,000W high-temperature thermoelectric generation (TEG) system designed for diesel engine exhaust heat recapture to increase fuel efficiency and lower costs. This announcement follows GMZ’s June demonstration of its 200W diesel TEG. The company integrated five 200W TEGs into a single 1,000W diesel engine solution … Read more »

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IBM, Go Green Partner to Cut GHG Emissions

IBM and Go Green Global Technologies have partnered to collect and analyze diesel use data as part of a strategy to reduce global air pollution. The project also aims to increase awareness of IBM’s yet-to-be-launched Sonical device, which the company says can help cut emissions. IBM Poland will coordinate the … Read more »

NREL Updates Cetane Data for Low-Carbon Fuels, Engine Development

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released a long-anticipated update to the source-of-record for cetane number data. This information is vital to the development of new, energy-efficient, low-carbon fuels and compatible engines. Members of the engine, vehicle and fuel industries, along with researchers, rely on these numbers to … Read more »

Biodiesel Market to Grow 8.1 Percent

The global biodiesel market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.1 percent between 2013 and 2018, according to a report by Research and Markets. According to the report, one prominent driver in the market is the advantage of using biodiesel over diesel, noting that the market is … Read more »