The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is one of the few remaining options for buyers seeking a mainstream-priced diesel car. The sedan will achieve an EPA-rated 30 mpg city, 52 highway, and 37 combined. This mileage applies to models with the 6-speed manual transmission, which will be standard equipment on the Cruze Diesel.
GM, Toyota, Volvo and ride-hailing company Lyft are pushing for the US federal government to speed up the adoption of laws standardizing both the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. Volvo is also part of the effort. Testimony was given on February 14th to the US House Energy and Commerce Committee. Executives decried what they say is still a patchwork of state-by-state regulations governing how self-driving cars can be tested and used. Click here to read the testimony.
CALSTART is hosting the Clean, Low-Carbon Fuels Summit on February 27-28 in Sacramento. The event brings together state legislators, agency staff, and industry executives to discuss the landscape of advanced fuel technologies, the latest policy developments in California and beyond, and new policies that are needed.
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The Earth Day Coalition has scheduled a workshop for fleets about propane autogas in northeast Ohio. The workshop is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24 at Bass Mazda in Elyria, Ohio. The workshop is the second in a series of three Fuel for Thought presentations hosted by the Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Coalition. The workshop will highlight propane fuel, vehicles and infrastructure with presentations from Bill Davis (National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium) and Michael Taylor from the Propane Education Research Council.
Click here to register.Volkswagen AG’s diesel bill is now up to $25 billion, which is what the company will pay to resolve its diesel cheating scandal after U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer gave preliminary approval to a plan allowing the German automaker to pay at least $1.22 billion to fix or buy back 80,000 3.0-liter diesels in the U.S. The payment could exceed $4 billion of fixes for all affected 3.0 liter Porsche, Audi and VW diesel vehicles are not approved.