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Automakers Beat Fuel Economy, GHG Emissions Standards, EPA Says

Cars achieved record-high fuel economy while outperforming greenhouse gas emission standards last year, according to EPA data, even as low gas prices make it more difficult to sell more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Ford, Goodyear, FTS Technologies Win Sustainability Innovation Awards

Ford, Goodyear and FTS Technologies received awards from the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment on Tuesday at the organization’s second annual Sustainable Innovation Awards ceremony in Rochester, Michigan. The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment is a partnership between automakers, their suppliers and the EPA. The awards program recognizes Supplier Partnership … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Tesla, CNGas, AmpCNG, GE Honda Aero Engine

The California treasurer will give electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors a $34.7 million tax break in a bid to help the company ramp up production, reports The San Francisco Chronicle. Under the agreement, the automaker will not have to pay sales and use tax on new manufacturing equipment up to … Read more »

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Green Fleet Roundup: Chevy, GMC, Tesla, Subaru, Kia, Ford

Chevrolet and GMC will offer bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year. The bi-fuel versions of Silverado HD and Sierra HD are equipped to run on … Read more »

VW facility

Auto Manufacturers Aim to Produce Vehicles at Sustainable Facilities

Major automakers are improving their production factories, with waste reduction plans, solar power and energy use reduction plans in order to enhance the sustainability reputation of their electric vehicle production lines, Green Car Reports says. Among them, Honda is developing a test track facility will contain 70,000 solar panels, powering … Read more »

NY Auto Show Roundup: Subaru Hybrid, Nissan, Audi

Here’s a roundup of green car news from the New York International Auto Show: Subaru unveiled its first-ever production hybrid vehicle, the Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid (pictured).  The vehicle, which will arrive in Subaru dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2013, combines a 2.0-liter Subaru engine boxer with a 13.4-hp … Read more »