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Police Department Converts 30 Vehicles to Propane Autogas

MOBILE, AL – The Mobile Police Department is converting 30 cruisers to run on clean propane autogas, funded through a Department of Energy grant, with vehicle conversions and fuel supply provided by Alliance AutoGas.

Committed to luxury and going green, the hotel chain contracted a company out of Missouri to modify the electric vehicle into a stretch limo.

Electric Nissan LEAF Limo Debuts in Tennessee

FRANKLIN, TN – The Embassy Suites hotel in Nashville, Tenn., is using a Nissan LEAF converted into a stretch limo to help shuttle guests.

ThyssenKrupp Commits to Propane Autogas

ALPHARETTA, GA – In 2010, ThyssenKrupp Elevator's fleet department started evaluating alternative-fueled vehicles to explore ways to combat rising fuel costs, and to learn which fuels were sustainable now and for the next generation.

Don't Miss Out: Last Chance to Submit Nominations for the 2012 Sustainability All Stars

TORRANCE, CA – This Friday, Aug. 3, is the last day to submit a nomination for the 2012 Sustainability All Stars. If you or someone you know deserves to be recognized, nominate them today!

The new Vehicle Innovation Center will continually update its roster of vehicles in order to give visitors the chance to drive the latest alternative-fuel and powertrain vehicles.

GE Says Its Vehicle Innovation Center Will Evolve to Help Fleets Adopt the Right Alt-Fuel Vehicle Technologies

Green Fleet magazine spoke with Deb Frodl, the Chief Strategy Officer for GE Capital Fleet Services & GE’s Global Alternative Fuels Leader, about the new facility, how it fits into the company’s business strategy, and the future of alternative-fuel vehicle adoption in the fleet industry.

Bay Area Employers Needed for PEV Readiness Survey

DAVIS, CA – Survey responses will help the Bay Area Air Quality Management District learn what types of tools and resources would help employers to successfully provide PEV infrastructure for their employees and fleets.

The C-MAX Energi comes equipped with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine. Overall, Ford projects 188 hp for the total system’s horsepower.

Ford Estimates 95 MPGe for 2013 C-MAX Energi

DEARBORN, MI – Ford expects its C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid will get 95 MPGe combined city/highway fuel economy, 550 miles of overall range, and 20 miles of electric-only range.

Green Automotive Company Acquires UK-Based Liberty Electric Cars Ltd.

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Green Automotive Company recently acquired Liberty Electric Cars Limited, a UK-based company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets electric vehicle technologies for use in its own converted vehicles and for sale to OEMs.

SAKOR Technologies Delivers Hybrid & EV Test System to UQM

OKEMOS, MI – UQM Technologies will use a turnkey hybrid and electric vehicle test system from SAKOR Technologies to test its line of inverters and traction motors for use in hybrid and electric vehicles for the automotive, commercial truck, bus, and military markets.

Yara Partners with Rentech Nitrogen to Expand DEF Distribution

LOS ANGELES – Rentech Nitrogen’s plant location in northwestern Illinois will allow Yara to service targeted high-demand DEF markets in the Midwest, including Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa.

UPS to Deploy New All-Electric Walk-in Vans

LAGUNA HILLS, CA – The two all-electric MT E-CELL walk-in vans from Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation will be deployed in the UPS fleet serving Laguna Hills, Calif.

The new Ford E-250 cargo vans will be on the road by late August and will support DHL Express pickup and delivery service within California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, and Texas.

DHL Launches 100 Propane Autogas Vans for Pickup & Delivery Fleet

PLANTATION, FL – The new Ford E-250 cargo vans, each equipped with a ROUSH CleanTech dedicated liquid propane autogas fuel system, will be on the road by late August in California, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, and Texas.

Last Chance: Sustainability All-Star Nominations Close Next Week

TORRANCE, CA – Green Fleet’s staff will select 40 individuals from the nominations submitted. These 40 individuals will be featured in an upcoming issue of Green Fleet magazine and honored at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference.

Vote Now for the 2012 Fleet Hall of Fame Inductees

TORRANCE, CA - Voting for the 2012 Fleet Hall of Fame nominees ends Friday, Aug. 3. Twenty-one individuals have been nominated by the industry, but only six will be inducted this year.

How to Work with Suppliers to Maximize Sustainability Goals

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Find out how Gregg Hodgdon, director of fleet operations for Deli Express fleet, and his key suppliers were able to create an innovative, efficient, lighter-weight diesel truck design that improves fuel economy by 50 percent.

(Left to right) Student Abraham Vargas, outreach coordinator for Cal State L.A.’s EcoCAR 2 team, Professor Chris Reid, team leader, and student Justin Bower, electrical team co-lead.

College Students to Convert Chevrolet Malibu to Plug-In Hybrid

LOS ANGELES – The students are part of a program sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy that challenges engineering students to design and build advanced vehicles that demonstrate cutting-edge automotive technologies.

CARB Approves ROUSH CleanTech Propane Autogas System for 2010 Model Retrofits

LIVONIA, MI – ROUSH CleanTech has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) approval of its propane autogas fuel system for retrofitting 2010 model year 5.4L Ford E-150, E-250, and E-350 cargo vans and wagons.

GE Energy Offers PayPal Feature for EV Charging Payments

PLAINVILLE, CT – GE Energy’s Industrial Solutions business has entered into an agreement with PayPal to launch the ecomagination-approved WattStation and WattStation Connect, a complete electric vehicle (EV) charging platform solution.

E-15 Gallons Now Being Sold in Kansas

LAWRENCE, KS – The nation’s first E-15 (15 percent ethanol/85 percent gasoline) gallons are being sold at the Zarco 66 “Oasis” station in Lawrence, Kan., with a second retail station on the way in Ottawa, Kan.

Hawaii Gas Stations Get EV Fast Chargers

HONOLULU – The Aloha Petroleum charging stations are part of the Hawaii EV Ready Grant Program, which received American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles.

Calif. Community Leaders Requested to Participate in PEV Readiness Survey

SAN FRANCISCO – Responses to this survey will help California stakeholders better support local planning and ensure a strong, enduring transition to a plug-in electric (PEV) market.

Save Money on 2013 Hybrid Models

TORRANCE, CA – Fleets can save up to $2,500 per vehicle on select 2013 model-year hybrids from General Motors, Hyundai, and Toyota.

A $1,500 fleet incentive is available on remaining 2012 stock of the all-electric i-MiEV four-door sedan.

$1,500 Fleet Incentive Offered for Mitsubishi i-MiEV

CYPRESS, CA – Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. is providing a $1,500 fleet incentive on remaining 2012 stock of its all electric i-MiEV four door sedan, as well as incentives for the 2013 Outlander and Outlander Sport crossovers.

Air Resources Board Renews $27 Million Clean Vehicle Funding

SACRAMENTO – The majority of the funds will be used for its California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project to provide incentives for the purchase of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid passenger cars.

Ryder Offers Free Test Drive for Alt-Fuel Trucks

MIAMI – Local Sacramento businesses that are interested in test driving natural gas vehicles can sign up for a free, three-day rental, valid until July 27.

 
 

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