UPS hits target of 1 billion alternative-fueled miles one year early

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UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, and marked more than 10 years of learning from its “Rolling Laboratory” of now more than 7,200 alternative fuel vehicles. UPS’ long-term commitment to sustainability is transforming commercial transportation and logistics, spurring growth in the clean fuels market and enabling critical engineering advances.

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Texas awarding up to $5.7M for alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles

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million in grants to eligible individuals, businesses, governmental entities, and school districts, to replace older diesel vehicles with new alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles. For the purposes of this program, eligible alternative fuel vehicles are limited to those powered by the following: electricity, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, propane (LPG), or a mixture of fuels containing at least 85 percent methanol by volume (M85).

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California Energy Commission awards more than $17M to support alternative fuel and infrastructure projects

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved $17,223,593 for eight projects including alternative fuel production, plug-in truck demonstrations, EV charging station deployment, and infrastructure planning. The awards were made through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. Pipeline transport of fuel and waterless processing will result in near-zero production emissions at the facility.

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Calif. Energy Commission to award more than $44M for hydrogen refueling and alternative fuel vehicle projects

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In two packages of awards, the California Energy Commission approved more than $44 million to expand the hydrogen fueling infrastructure and increase the number of alter alternative fuel vehicles on the road in the state. These awards were made through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. Expanding hydrogen fueling stations in California. Alternative fuel vehicles awards.

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Maritz study finds growing but still low US consumer awareness about alternative fuel technologies; knowledge gap and confusion a sales challenge for OEMs

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Results of a survey released by Maritz Research demonstrates that while US consumer awareness about alternative fuel vehicles continues to grow, only about one in five consumers state they are “very familiar” with any alternative-fuel technologies. When asked to name an alternative fuel technology other than gasoline powered automobiles, 56% said electric vehicles while nearly a third identified gasoline-electric hybrids.

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Chicago Area Clean Cities names American Lung Association 2017 Clean Fuels Champion

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The American Lung Association has been named the 2017 Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC), a nonprofit coalition dedicated to promoting clean-energy and clean-air solutions for transportation in the Chicago area impacting nearly 9 million people. The Clean Fuels Champion was awarded last night at the coalition’s Annual Meeting. We are truly honored to be named a Clean Fuels Champion by Chicago Area Clean Cities.

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Feature: Are Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars The Future?

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There is another option, though, in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The Toyota Mirai is the best-selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Hydrogen moves through the stack to the oxygen, and the fuel cell strips down the hydrogen molecules into protons and electrons and creates electricity.

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A Focus on EV Clean Fleets – Reflections from the 2021 Green Transportation Summit and Expo

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This summer, we celebrated 10 years of this critical clean transportation convening event with the theme “Reflecting + Refocusing on a Resilient Future.” This year’s expo was heavily focused on clean fleets.

California Air Resources Board unanimously adopts Advanced Clean Cars Package

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In a unanimous vote on Friday, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) regulatory package ( earlier post ), launching California into another round of major automotive regulations for model years 2015-2025 that are designed to deliver cleaner air, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to help build the future market for battery-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles. Life durability requirements are increased from 120,000 miles to.

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UPS to test Clean Air Power’s Genesis EDGE dual-fuel product on 10 MACK tractors

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UPS has agreed to test in-use operation of Clean Air Power’s new Genesis EDGE Dual-Fuel for the Volvo D13 and MACK MP8 engines. UPS has been operating 9 Caterpillar C12 tractor units with Clean Air Power’s Dual-Fuel system since 2002. They have each completed over 1 million miles. UPS will provide 10 MACK MP8 tractor units which will be installed with the US version of Clean Air Power’s Genesis EDGE Dual-Fuel system for demonstration and optimization.

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6 new corporate partners join the National Clean Fleets Partnership

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Six new corporate partners have joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership. The National Clean Fleets Partnership, announced by President Obama in April, is a public-private partnership that helps large companies reduce diesel and gasoline use in their fleets by incorporating electric vehicles, alternative fuels, and fuel-saving measures into their daily operations. million gallons of diesel fuel per year.

Propel Fuels launches Clean Mobility Center in California; carbon offsets available at the pump

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Propel Fuels launched the company’s first Clean Mobility Center in Fullerton, California. The Clean Mobility Centers introduce renewable fuels (E85 Flex Fuel, biodiesel blends) alongside the conventional fuels (gasoline, diesel) that drivers use today. With a focus beyond fuel, Propel stations enable drivers to offset carbon from their fuel purchases, improve their vehicle’s fuel economy, find rideshare opportunities, tune bicycles, and recycle on the go.

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California Energy Commission awards $3.27M to 6 clean transportation projects

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The California Energy Commission approved $3,270,066 for six clean transportation projects. The approved awards were made through the Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. The program is slated to invest approximately $90 million during this fiscal year to develop new transportation technologies, as well as alternative and renewable fuels. Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc.,

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Pennsylvania DEP awards nearly $517,000 in clean diesel grants

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The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) awarded $516,637 in clean diesel grants to four organizations. The clean diesel program’s goal is to improve air quality by decreasing emissions from diesel-powered transit bus and school bus fleets. The program supports projects that re-power or retrofit fleet vehicles to curb emissions; purchase and install idle-reduction technology; or purchase clean alternative-fuel fleet vehicles.

DHL Express is piloting first hydrogen truck throughout Deutsche Post DHL Group

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DHL Express is the first within Deutsche Post DHL Group to test hydrogen-fueled trucks for the long haul. In a globalized world, sustainable and clean fuels are essential for climate-neutral logistics. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

Clean Energy’s BAF Subsidiary Receives Second 463-CNG-Vehicle Conversion Order from ATT for 2010

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a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., BAF was acquired by Clean Energy in October 2009.). The conversions are part of AT&T’s plan to invest up to $565 million to deploy more than 15,000 alternative-fuel vehicles over the next 10 years. The converted vehicles utilize the BAF CalComp System, a proprietary CNG fuel system certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

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California Energy Commission approves more than $20M for clean transportation projects; Tesla, Quallion, other EV, battery and alt-fuel vehicles projects

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These awards, totaling $20,093,718, are made through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118. For the current fiscal year, 2012-2013, the program is slated to invest approximately $90 million to encourage the development and use of new technologies and alternative and renewable fuels, with the goals of reducing petroleum dependence, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and improving air quality.

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DOT, EPA unveil joint proposal for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards: 49.6 mpg CAFE, 163 g/mile GHG in 2025; flexibilities and incentives

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) formally unveiled their joint proposal to set stronger fuel economy and greenhouse gas pollution standards for Model Year 2017-2025 passenger cars and light trucks. harmonized with NHTSA’s CAFE standards, are projected to require 163 grams/mile of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) in model year 2025. The 163 g/mile limit would be equivalent to 54.5 corresponding vehicle fuel economy target.

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San Diego, Long Beach adding New Flyer electric buses to fleets

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New Flyer’s Xcelsior CHARGE NG battery-electric buses provide up to 525 kWh of power and 250 miles of range on a single charge. LBT plans to lower its environmental impact over the next 10 years by converting its fleet to 100% alternative fuels by the end of 2021, and to zero-emission within the next decade. The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has awarded New Flyer of America a contract for 12 battery-electric, 60-foot articulated Xcelsior CHARGE NG transit buses.

Road Test: 2021 Cadillac Escalade Duramax 4WD

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If you are looking for comfort, versatility, great looks, a very accommodating and large interior, some innovative features and surprisingly good fuel economy, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is for you. Power and Torque and Fuel Sipping. Fuel economy for the 3.0L

California’s Advanced Clean Cars program: transforming the light-duty fleet to zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicles with an eye on 2050

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To meet the 2050 target, the new vehicle feet will need to be primarily composed of advanced technology vehicles such as battery electric and fuel cell vehicles by 2035 in order to have nearly an entire advanced technology fleet—that is, both new and used vehicles—by 2050. Advanced Clean Car (ACC) package, the ZEV regulation along with new LEV III smog-forming pollutant and GHG standards can be the catalyst to that transformative process. Advanced Clean Cars Summary.

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Road Test: 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax 4WD Crew Cab AT4 CarbonPro

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Power and Torque and Fuel Sipping. Clean Fleet Report. This means that when you are towing up a grade, it will pull strong and still deliver good fuel economy. Fuel economy for the 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel is EPA rated at 22 mpg city/26 highway/24 combined.

Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD

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Clean Fleet Report drove the 2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy AWD with the 3.8-liter V6 that puts out 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The EPA rates the fuel economy at 19 city/24 highway/21 combined. Powertrain – 10 years/100,000 miles.

DOE awards $13.4M to 5 projects focused on energy efficient mobility systems

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million in support of five new cost-shared, community-based projects focused on energy efficient mobility systems including connected and autonomous vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure including natural gas, propane, biofuels, hydrogen, and electricity. will receive $1 million to pilot “last mile” electric bus services. million to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure throughout the southeastern United States.

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California Air Resources Board releases proposed Advanced Clean Car package: LEV III, GHG and ZEV rules to transform the California fleet; ZEVs and TZEVs to be 15+% of new vehicle sales by 2025

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has posted the proposed Advanced Clean Car (ACC) package of regulations in advance of the Board’s meeting on 26 January 2012 to consider adopting the new rules. The Advanced Clean Cars program combines the control of soot, smog-causing pollutants (LEV III) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into a single coordinated package of requirements for model years 2017 through 2025. Certification fuels. Clean Fuels Outlet.

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DHL to roll out 63 Workhorse electric delivery vans in US; first 30 in SF Bay area

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Capable of running up to 100 miles on a charge, the vans have ultra-low floors to reduce physical stress on workers’ knees and back, and a high roof design that maximizes cargo space in a small footprint (1,008 cubic feet of cargo capacity). 100 miles all-electric range. These new vehicles add to the company’s already robust alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fleet, which includes fully electric, hybrid-electric, compressed natural gas (CNG) and clean diesel.

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Road Test: 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Outer Banks 4WD

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Clean Fleet Report drove the Bronco Sport 4WD Outer Banks with the 1.5L, which delivered smooth performance and ample oomph, with 0-60 times around eight seconds. EPA fuel economy numbers for the 1.5L In 320 miles driving through Southern California we averaged 27.1

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NY to award $18.9M to increase number of electric buses in state

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Under this program, purchasers of new all-electric transit buses are eligible to have 100% of the incremental vehicle cost covered on the condition that these buses are housed at bus depots or operate on routes located within a half-mile of a disadvantaged community. The program reduces the cost to purchase new, clean electric or alternative-fueled buses through point of sale rebates offered through a qualified vendor.

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Choosing an Eco-friendly Vehicle: Hybrid vs. Electric Cars

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While conventional gasoline-powered vehicles (sometimes called internal combustion engines (ICE)) run on gasoline that emits carbon monoxide and other gases into the environment, EVs burn fewer and cleaner emissions per mile.

UPS plans to purchase 1,000 propane-fueled package delivery trucks, install fueling stations; $70M investment

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UPS plans to purchase 1,000 propane package delivery trucks and install an initial 50 fueling stations at UPS locations. The propane fleet will replace gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles used largely in rural areas in Louisiana and Oklahoma with other states pending. The vehicles on these routes can travel up to 200 miles on a tank of propane. The UPS alternative fuel strategy is to invest in the most environmentally friendly and economical energy sources.

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UPS to add 40 series hydraulic hybrid vehicles to its fleet

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Developed by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) and Parker Hannifin Corporation ( earlier post ), the parcel delivery vehicles can achieve up to 35% improved fuel economy and up to 30% CO 2 emissions reduction over traditional diesel-powered vehicles that use automatic transmissions in stop-and-go applications. Both deployments were supported in part by grants from the US Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program.

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Flash Drive: 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Crossover EV

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Total miles for the drive are 32. miles/kilowatt-hour, which is pretty good. What impressed me most is that I used only 22 miles of range for the 32-mile trip. Range (EV miles; combined mpgXgas tank size; EV-only range+mpgXtank size).

Ballard fuel cell modules to power 64t B-train tractor-trailers in Canadian hydrogen project AZETEC

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Ballard Power Systems will provide six FCmove-HD fuel cell modules to power two B-train tractor-trailer trucks as part of a C$15 million (US$11.2 The AZETEC project will test hydrogen as a zero-emissions alternative fuel to diesel, along with the refueling infrastructure and other systems that would be required for Alberta to implement this new fuel solution. Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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City of Santa Monica converting bus fleet to renewable natural gas

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Earlier this year, BBB modified its original agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp to transition the supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for its fleet to Clean Energy’s Redeem renewable LNG, which is non-fracked methane harvested from organic waste in landfills. With the announcement, BBB unveiled a new Bus ad campaign called “Bigger, Bluer, Skies” to emphasize the lower emissions and sustainability of this type of fuel.

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UPS to purchase ~700 LNG trucks, build 4 refueling stations by end of 2014

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An initial investment of more than $18 million to build fueling stations will be supported by the purchase of the 700 LNG tractors and continued expansion of the natural gas fleet in the US. UPS already operates 112 LNG tractor trailers from fueling stations in Las Vegas, Nev.; and Beaver and Salt Lake City, Utah, and has its own LNG fueling station on its property in Ontario, Calif. New UPS-built fueling stations in Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis, Tenn.,

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Polk County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office running 10 patrol cars on propane

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The Polk County, Oregon, Sheriff’s Office is running 10 patrol cars converted to propane autogas, including seven Ford Crown Vics, two Chevy Tahoes and one Ford F-350 pickup truck; the office expects to save more than $20,000 every year by using the alternative fuel. Auto Additions of Salem performed the bi-fuel vehicle conversions while Blue Star Gas installed an on-site fuel station and delivers year-round fuel supply.

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Road Test: 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport V6 SEL Premium R-Line

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Clean Fleet Report drove the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium R-Line 4Motion. Outfitted with a 3.6-liter V6, the 4Motion permanent all-wheel drive system and an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, the EPA rates the fuel economy at 17 mpg city/23 highway/19 combined.

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Flash Drive: 2021 Volkswagen ID4 AWD

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Clean Fleet Report has written extensively about the 2021 Volkswagen ID4 , the all-electric crossover that was launched early in 2021. Going from discharged to a full charge, the times are estimated to be: 120V (Level 1) Two miles of charge per hour, or about 80 hours.

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Road Test: 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

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Clean Fleet Report reviewed the former model highly. Clean Fleet Report found the 2020 Sienna to be roomy for both people and their things, but not very fuel efficient, which the all-new Sienna addresses in a big way. Smooth Power and Fuel Sipping. Clean and complete.

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Road Test: 2022 Honda Civic Sedan 1.5T Touring

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In 205 miles driving through Southern California, we averaged 36.6 Fuel economy numbers reported by Clean Fleet Report are non-scientific and represent the reviewer’s driving experience. non-turbo, fuel economy estimates are 30 mpg city/37 highway/37 combined.

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Flash Drive: 2022 Volkswagen Performance Sedans

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Offered with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic, the fuel efficiency has been increased up-to 29 mpg city/43 highway/34 combined with the manual. The fuel economy for the manual and automatic is 26 mpg city/37 highway/30 combined.

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Road Test: 2021 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury FWD

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Clean Fleet Report tested a XT5 Premium Luxury with the 3.6L The fuel economy, which is best in Tour, was aided by cylinder deactivation, where the 3.6L In 224 miles of mostly freeway driving we averaged 22.5 Powertrain – Six years/70,000 miles.

Road Test: 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy 2.5T AWD

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With the addition of the top-of-the-line Calligraphy trim model, Hyundai also gave the 2021 Santa Fe more power, two new engines and improved fuel economy. Clean Fleet Report drove the all-wheel drive 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy with the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine.