UK market sees first decline in alternatively fueled vehicle sales in 27 months in June

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The month saw growth for gasoline and battery-electric registrations, up 3.0% Another option increasingly available is mild-hybrid technology, which provides an energy boost to traditional internal combustion engines, helping to improve fuel efficiency and lower CO 2.

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European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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The majority of vehicles registered in 2018 were powered by gasoline engines, with the fuel type making up 57% of all registrations. Boosted by an increase in sales of its hybrid engine model, the Toyota Yaris was the 9th best-selling car in Europe in 2018, having ranked 15th in 2017.

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EIA: China promoting both fuel efficiency and alternative-fuel vehicles to curb growing oil use

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Consumption of gasoline in China grew from 0.9 To counter this trend triggered by China’s rapid motorization, the Chinese government is adopting a broad range of policies, including improvements in the fuel economy of new vehicles and the promotion of alternative-fuel vehicles, EIA notes.

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UPS to spend $90 million more on natural-gas vehicles, fueling stations

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Natural gas has not proven popular for vehicles bought by individual consumers, but some fleet operators continue to find it an attractive alternative to gasoline and diesel. That's because the lack of public fueling infrastructure proves a major drawback for natural-gas passenger cars, but fleets can circumvent that by operating their own. natural gas CNG NGV fleet sales alternative fuel vehicles fleet natural gas vehicle LNG

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Virginia Governor signs legislation and executive order beginning transition of state vehicles to natural gas, electricity or other alternative fuels

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Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has signed two pieces of legislation that promote the use of natural gas, electric or other alternative-fueled vehicles in the Commonwealth. He also signed a new executive order setting out the state alternative fuel plan required by House Bill 2282. Fourteen alternative fuel vehicles and two vehicle chargers were also on display at the signing ceremony. Establishes a plan for vehicles to use alternative fuels.

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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President Obama announces $1B National Community Deployment Challenge to spur deployment of alternative-fuel vehicles; new purchasing incentives; new EV Everywhere research grand challenge

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US President Barack Obama announced a new $1-billion National Community Deployment Challenge to spur deployment of advanced alternative fuel vehicles in communities around the country. The President also announced a new research Clean Energy Grand Challenge—EV Everywhere—to make electric-powered vehicles as affordable and convenient as gasoline-powered vehicles for the average American family within a decade.

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ACEA: electric buses made up 4% of new bus registrations in Europe in 2019

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tonnes) registered in the European Union were fueled by diesel; the market share of gasoline in this segment was close to zero. All alternatively-powered vehicles (APV) combined accounted for 15.0% Across the entire European Union, only eight gasoline buses were sold in 2019.

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JATO: European new car CO2 emissions highest average since 2014; shift from diesel to gasoline and SUVs rise

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With increased negative public perception towards diesels, combined with new government regulations such as WLTP and scrutiny of the fuel type, demand for diesel fell by 18% in 2018. At the same time, the sales growth of diesel cars fell from +7% to +1%.

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Navigant forecasts global annual sales of LDVs of 122.6M by 2035, up 38% from 2015

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In a new report, Navigant Research forecasts global annual sales of light duty vehicles will reach 122.6 Navigant expects sales of conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will fall significantly over the forecast period, experiencing a CAGR of -6.6%.

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Have Green-Car Sales Dropped This Year? Depends How You Define Them

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More fuel-efficient gasoline cars help lower greenhouse-emissions, but are they also lowering the sales of plug-ins, hybrids, and other alternative-fuel vehicles The rise of modern plug-in electric cars and more-efficient internal-combustion vehicles are two results of legislation aimed at limiting the environmental impact of transportation.

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Virginia General Assembly moving forward with replacing gasoline and diesel fuel tax with sales tax; $100 annual tax for EVs, HEVs and alt-fuel vehicles

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The Virginia General Assembly is moving forward with legislation ( HB2313 ), that, among its other elements, would abolish the state’s gasoline and diesel fuel taxes and replace them with a sales tax. Currently, both gasoline and diesel carry a $0.175/gallon fuel tax. Beginning 1 July 2013, the gasoline tax would be replaced with a 3.5%

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GM to introduce CNG-gasoline bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala in US next summer

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2015 Chevrolet CNG-Capable, Bi-Fuel Impala. General Motors will build a Chevrolet Impala sedan for retail and fleet customers that operates on either gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG), GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson announced today. Click to enlarge.

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Navigant: gasoline and diesel stop-start vehicles to represent 58% of all new vehicles sold in 2025

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In a new report analyzing the emerging global market for technologies that improve fuel economy, Navigant Research forecasts that sales of gasoline and diesel stop-start vehicles (SSVs) will reach 63 million annually by 2025, representing 58% of all vehicles sold in that year. Diesel-fueled vehicles are expected to maintain a small growth in market volume and increasingly feature stop-start capability.

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Navigant Research: sales of plug-in electric buses increased 40% from 2016 to 2017

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According to a new report from Navigant Research, sales for plug-in electric buses increased 40% from 2016 to 2017, as the technology on offer from bus companies has improved in performance and in price. The report, Market Data: Electric Drive Buses , analyzes the global market for medium and heavy duty electric drive buses with the following powertrains: gasoline hybrid, gasoline plug-in hybrid, diesel hybrid, diesel plug-in hybrid, battery electric, and hydrogen fuel cells.

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CMU study concludes alt fuel vehicle incentives for OEMs result in increased fleet gasoline consumption and emissions

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A study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University has concluded that regulatory incentives for OEMs for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) intended to encourage a technology transition in the transportation fleet result in increased fleet-wide gasoline consumption and emissions.

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France launches new climate plan; Euro 7 lead; targeting ending the sale of vehicles emitting GHGs by 2040

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Among the many actions outlined in the plan is the targeting of ending the sale of cars emitting greenhouse gases (“ gaz à effet de serre ”) by 2040. Shorter term actions on the mobility front will include: Converging taxation rates for gasoline and diesel during the next five years.

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Navigant: sales of light duty vehicles to total more than 2.1 billion from 2015 to 2035

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According to a recent report from Navigant Research, total sales of LDVs are expected to total more than 2.1 Navigant forecasts global annual LDV sales to grow from 88.8 High purchase price premiums and low infrastructure availability are expected to limit the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) globally, according to the report. billion from 2015 to 2035. million vehicles in 2015 to 122.6 million in 2035.

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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The diesel crisis certainly affected the speed of growth in the market, but consumers are overcoming this by turning to more attractive gasoline and AFV solutions. The fuel type accounted for just 37% of the total market—its lowest share since 2001.

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EPA trends report sees record levels of average new vehicle fuel economy and CO2 emissions for MY 2012; role of new gasoline vehicle technologies

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EPA projects advanced transmissions (6+ speeds and CVTs), gasoline direct injection (GDI) systems, and turbocharged engines will be installed on at least 15% of all MY 2013 vehicles. MY 2012 adjusted fuel economy is 23.6 Market share of gasoline turbo vehicles.

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California approves sale of DME as compression-ignition engine fuel

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved specifications for dimethyl ether (DME) used as fuel in compression ignition engines. The Department of Food and Agriculture Division of Measurement Standards has the responsibility for establishing and enforcing the quality standards for spark- and compression-ignition engine fuels sold in California. These include gasoline, diesel fuel, and other fuels such as biodiesel and hydrogen.).

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Toyota Financial Services issues first Euro-denominated Green Bond allocated specifically to the sales of low-emission vehicles; €600M

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Toyota Financial Services (TFS) issued its first euro-denominated unsecured Green Bond today, expanding its commitment to the sale of environmentally friendly vehicles. The €600-million (US$704-million) bond will be used to fund the acquisition of new retail finance contracts and beneficial interests in lease contracts for Toyota and Lexus vehicles that meet specific clean air criteria, including powertrain, fuel efficiency and emissions.

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Creative Bus Sales Opens Its Second Dedicated Alt Fuels Vehicle Conversion Facility

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Creative Bus Sales has opened a 30,000 sq ft facility in Elkhart, Indiana that will initially be used to perform alternative fuel conversions on buses, trucks, and vans. The process will take gasoline powered vehicles and convert them to run on propane and compressed natural gas (CNG). The operation will be conducted under the name Green Alternative Systems or GAS. Creative Bus Sales has multiple locations throughout the United States.

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New Honda 2012 Civic Natural Gas goes on sale 18 October at Honda dealers in 35 states, up from 4

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To support growing consumer interest in alternative-fuel vehicles, American Honda is expanding its network of US dealers which are qualified to sell and service the Civic Natural Gas to retail customers—expanding sales to 200 dealers in 35 states.

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EEA: Fuel efficiency improvements of new cars in Europe slowed in 2016

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The fuel efficiency of new cars sold in the European Union (EU) continued to improve last year but at a slower rate, according to provisional data from the European Environment Agency. For example, in the Netherlands, sales fell from 10% of national car sales in 2015 to 6%.

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Audi survey finds more than half of US drivers would support government initiative to spur diesel vehicle sales

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A poll conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Audi of America found that a majority of American drivers would support government initiatives aimed at spurring clean diesel vehicle sales in the US. Government has set very rigorous standards for future fuel economy, and we believe that clean diesel is perfectly positioned to help us achieve those goals. Conversely, only 39% of those 45+ said they would purchase a diesel car over a gas car if there was fuel price parity.

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JATO: new diesel car volume in Europe in October dropped 9.9%; 41.4% market share lowest in 10 years

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New vehicle sales in Europe in October 2017 increased 5.6% Growth was driven by increased demand for gasoline, electric and hybrid vehic—and the ongoing strong performance of SUVs. Gasoline vehicle sales rose to 619,300 units, accounting for 51.5% As a result, the fuel type accounted for 41.4% This shift has boosted gasoline and AFV registrations. Diesel Europe Salesyear-on-year to 1,202,877 units, according to figures from JATO Dynamics.

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Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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in February, as gasoline car registrations increased by 16%. Alternative-Fueled-Vehicles were also able to take advantage of the decline of diesel, growing by 18.5% —Felipe Munoz, JATO’s Global Analyst. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Sales

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EPA Trends on EVs and PHEVs; beginning of a “measurable and meaningful impact” on new vehicle fuel economy and emissions

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The agency’s reasoning was that since alternative fuel vehicle production has generally been less than 0.1% of total vehicle production until very recently, the impact of excluding alternative fuel vehicles was negligible. Alt fuel vehicle impact on OEMs.

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The 60,000 Volt Question

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Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources, reported Wednesday that first year sales of the automaker's plug-in hybrid could quadruple that of the Toyota Prius' U.S. It took about five years for the Prius, which sells for about $22,000, to reach annual sales of 60,000, Bloomberg reported.

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EIA Energy Outlook 2013 reference case sees drop in fossil fuel consumption as use of petroleum-based liquid fuels falls; projects 20% higher sales of hybrids and PHEVs than AEO2012

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Transportation sector gasoline demand declines. Increased sales for hybrids and PHEVs. quadrillion Btu in 2035, as a result of fuel economy improvements achieved through stock turnover as older, less efficient vehicles are replaced by newer, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Ford EcoLPi Falcon goes on sale in Australia; new liquid injection LPG engine delivers more performance, lower fuel consumption

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Ford’s EcoLPi Falcon has gone on sale in Australia and is making its debut at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne. The new EcoLPi in-line six-cylinder engine is an advanced liquid phase injection, dedicated LPG powerplant that produces 27% more power and 10% more torque than previous E-Gas LPG system, while at the same time reducing fuel consumption by 12-15%. Engine performance is equivalent to that of the existing gasoline-fueled I6.

US SecAg directs USDA fleet to increase biofuels usage; $100M for biofuels infrastructure program

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US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to acquire alternative fueled vehicles (AFV) when replacing conventionally fueled vehicles.

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Moody’s Japan says push for electrified vehicles poses credit challenges for key Japanese sectors

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says that the push toward alternative-fuel vehicles—battery electric vehicles, hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles—poses a credit challenge for multiple sectors in Japan, with the large auto sector and sectors such as steel and refining most affected. Moody’s conclusions are included in its just-released report “ Cross-sector: Push for alternative-fuel vehicles presents challenges for Japan Inc. ”. Moody’s Japan K.K.

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Ethanol production in Germany fell 12.88% last year from 2018; market share of E10 up 1 percentage point

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German bioethanol production, standardized for use as fuel, fell last year to 542,699 tonnes—12.8% Sales of bioethanol were roughly on par with the previous year, with the market share of Super E10 rising by almost one percentage point to 13.7%.

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ROUSH CleanTech receives CARB retrofit LPG system certification for 2010 model year vehicles

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ROUSH CleanTech has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) approval of its propane autogas (LPG) fuel system for retrofitting 2010 model year 5.4-liter Ford E-150, E-250 and E-350 cargo vans and wagons. This is the first CARB certification awarded since 2000 for a liquefied petroleum gas retrofit system, and the first CARB certification for any alternative fuel system for retrofit installation on 2010 model year vehicles.

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Florida repeals state Renewable Fuel Standard

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Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed into law HB 4001 , the “Florida Renewable Fuel Standard Act”, which repeals the state’s Renewable Fuel Standard, effective 1 July 2013. The bill repeals the Florida Renewable Fuel Standard Act (ss. which requires that, beginning 31 December 2010, all gasoline sold or offered for sale in Florida by a terminal supplier, importer, blender, or wholesaler be blended gasoline.

Governor Pataki On Board

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Bruno today announced a new $10 million State program to convert vehicles in the State fleet to plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and plans for the construction of a state-of-the-art alternative fuel research laboratory at the Saratoga Technology + Energy Park (STEP).

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ROUSH CleanTech expands commercialization of propane transit shuttle buses with new conversion partner

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ROUSH CleanTech unveiled a propane autogas fueled shuttle bus converted by new industry partner, Green Alternative Systems (GAS), at the 2012 BusCon Expo this week in Chicago, Ill.

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CDP Technologies offering new gaseous fuels aftermarket cylinder head package for GM 6.0L engines

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CDP Technologies, the OEM sales division of Crazy Diamond Performance Inc., will offer a new aftermarket gaseous fuels-prepped cylinder head package for GM 6.0L engines.

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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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Annual sales of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) and Transitionary ZEVs (TZEVs) under the new ACC proposal are projected to reach 15.4% Certification fuels. Staff is proposing to change the certification fuel specifications to be more representative of current in-use fuel.

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Navigant forecasts MHD vehicle market to nearly double by 2035 with declining share of conventional engines; gases win out over electricity

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Navigant projects that annual MHDV sales will grow throughout the forecast period at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4%. Propane autogas fueled vehicles (PAGVs) will grow from 2.2% Changes in the MDHV market are being driven by rising fuel costs and environmental concerns.

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Hyundai NEXO FCEV and Kona electric CUV win spots in 2019 WardsAuto 10 Best Engines

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Hyundai has taken two out of the ten spots in the 2019 WardsAuto 10 Best Engine competition with the all-new 2019 NEXO FCEV fuel cell vehicle and 2019 Kona Electric CUV. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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