PLYMOUTH, MI – Westport Innovations took its first natural gas pickup truck on a 700-mile road trip across the Eastern U.S. this week driving entirely on compressed natural gas.
BOSTON – XL Hybrids, Inc. has signed an agreement with Henley Transmission Services to certify AAMCO technicians to install and service hybrid electric conversions.
LOS ANGELES – CODA Automotive, the developer and manufacturer of the all-electric CODA, announced the delivery of its first fleet vehicle sale to AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently hosted a technical workshop to discuss regulatory and safety considerations for electric vehicles.
LOS ANGELES – La Brea Bakery, a national artisan bread brand, announced its four new electric trucks designed by Smith Electric Vehicles will be rolling out in Los Angeles.
MEMPHIS, TN – FedEx Express announced it has made progress toward its goal of improving its fleet’s fuel economy by 20 percent by 2020 -- now 16.6 percent more fuel efficient compared to its average fuel efficiency in 2005.
PORTLAND, OR – ECOtality, Inc. and Glimcher’s Lloyd Center announced the completion of four Blink Wall Mount electric vehicle (EV) charging stations located at the northwest corner of the shopping center.
LOS ANGELES – Global automakers from the United States and Germany have agreed to support a harmonized single-port fast charging approach for use on electric vehicles in Europe and the U.S.
ANAHEIM, CA – Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. (ICTA) announced a new process that will enable Isuzu dealers to more quickly convert or modify gasoline-powered NPR-HD (14,500-lb. GVWR) trucks for their customers.
ADRIAN, MI – Venchurs Vehicle Systems (VVS), which offers bi-fuel and CNG-dedicated work trucks, has launched a new nationwide demo program that will allow fleet managers the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a CNG truck for short-term testing.
MILWAUKEE – Alliance AutoGas fueling partner Charter Fuels shared the benefits of clean, affordable propane autogas for fleets at the ninth annual “Driving Toward 2020: Green Vehicles Workshop.”
BALTIMORE – Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi fleet was recently launched at a special ceremony at the Mid-Atlantic headquarters of Veolia Transportation.
TORRANCE, CA - Nominations for the 2012 Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted until midnight (Pacific time) on Tuesday, June 5.
SMYRNA, DE – To help eliminate wasteful idling, the state has installed 24 electrified parking areas through a federal grant in partnership with the Delaware Clean Cities coalition.
SEATTLE – AeroVironment has been awarded a contract to supply PosiCharge electric Ground Support Equipment fast-charge systems to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
QUINCY, MA – Funded by a $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the training is designed to help first responders identify electric vehicles and respond to common hazards.
CINCINATTI – Sunny Delight expects the conversion to CNG to save an estimated 400,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
LOS ANGELES -- The all-new Toyota RAV4 EV has an expected driving range rating of approximately 100 miles and charging time of approximately six hours on a 240V/40A charger.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy funding is intended to help streamline and quicken permitting processes and coordinate alternative-fuel vehicle and EV infrastructure deployment across state, regional, and local governments.
WASHINGTON and TORRANCE, CA – Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) plans to host its 2012 National NGV Conference-Summit Oct. 3-5, in conjunction with Bobit Business Media’s 2012 Green Fleet Conference, which will be held Oct. 2 - 3 in Schaumburg, Ill.
FRANKLIN, TN – Nissan North America has partnered with Adopt a Charger to install and maintain three Level 2 chargers at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and at the Music Concourse Garage in Golden Gate Park.
WAUKESHA, WI – We Energies said it has been able to trim significant inefficiencies and standardize equipment specifications to better manage their fleet operations with help from the two suppliers.
DIXON, CA – Altec Industries opened a new “green-focused” manufacturing facility April 22, made possible through PG&E’s purchase agreement with Altec for its green fleet bucket trucks.
SAN FRANCISCO – ECOtality, Inc. has achieved a milestone in the development of plug-in electric vehicle infrastructure, with the collection of more than 24 million miles of electric vehicle operating data since the inception of The EV Project.
MAMMOTH CAVE, KY – The Department of Energy (DOE)-Clean Cities/National Park Initiative awarded $505,000 to Mammoth Cave for the purchase of high-efficiency vehicles – buses, pickups and an electric vehicle – to replace older models.
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