Frost & Sullivan Offers Sunny Outlook for Electric, Hybrid Truck Market

 
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<p><em>Photo via Wikipedia.</em></p> Gasoline Prices Fall to Nearly Six-Year Low

The national average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline has fallen to a level not seen since the spring of 2009. It fell 2.2 cents to $2.044 for the week ending Jan. 26, according to federal data.


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<p><strong>Will overhead catenary lines fuel electric/hybrid truck growth in some specialized applications?</strong></p> Frost & Sullivan Offers Sunny Outlook for Electric, Hybrid Truck Market

Declining fuel prices has reduced the attractiveness of hybrid and electric powertrains in commercial vehicles, yet the long-term regulatory and energy outlook shows promise for these systems.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of Ford.</em></p> Ford Opens Silicon Valley Research Center

Ford Motor Co. has opened a research center in Silicon Valley to accelerate its development of technologies and experiments in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data.



<p><em>Photo courtesy of Goodyear.</em></p> Goodyear's Kelly Edge Tires Suited for Cars, SUVs

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has introduced the Kelly Edge A/S and Kelly Edge AT tires for passenger cars, compact SUVs, mid-size SUVs and all-terrain vehicles.


<p><em>Photo courtesy of GM.</em></p> GM Updates OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App

General Motors has updated its RemoteLink mobile app for OnStar to improve the way drivers can remotely control vehicle functions, the automaker announced.



<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of NHTSA.</strong></em></p> How to Avoid Theft and Break-Ins

Fleet vehicles can be attractive targets for thieves. The good news is that some preparation and common-sense techniques can go a long way in deterring vehicle thefts and break-ins.


<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Schwan's Home Service.</strong></em></p> Schwan's Gains Economic Benefits From Propane Autogas

Schwan's Home Service prevented the emission of a cumulative 31,450 tons of greenhouse gases in one year by using propane autogas.



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