Industry Headlines

Chevrolet Bolt Details Unveiled

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General Motors (GM) revealed the production 2017 Bolt recently at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. GM announced that the electric vehicle will have a 200-mile range and will be in production later this year.

Honda and General Motors are Working Together on Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

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Honda and General Motors will set up a factory to jointly manufacture fuel cells, a move that will help bring development of fuel-cell vehicles to a new phase. Honda and GM have been jointly developing fuel-cell systems and hydrogen tanks since 2013, and now they plan to mass produce fuel cells by 2025. The goal of the jointly owned plant is to reduce production costs of fuel cells given that both automakers are working on commercial fuel-cell vehicles.

Coca-Cola Continues to Expand Its Heavy-Duty Hybrid Fleet in Atlanta

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See how Coca-Cola is growing the largest heavy-duty hybrid fleet in North America by watching a recent Motorweek video.

For complete coverage of top alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle news, please refer to the left-hand column, where you will find a number of links leading to industry newsletters.

NAFTC Updates

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) kicked off the New Year with an Electric Drive Vehicle Automotive Technician Training at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI. In the upcoming months, the NAFTC will host several training sessions on natural gas, electric drive vehicles, electric drive vehicle infrastructure, and propane autogas, at the headquarters in Morgantown, WV.

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For more information about upcoming trainings, visit the NAFTC Training Schedule.

This month, the Member Spotlight column focuses on the benefits of becoming an NAFTC member. If you’ve ever thought about joining the NAFTC or have any other membership questions, this article may help.

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