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Westport Takes Natural Gas Pickup on Road Trip

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.

XL Hybrids Announces New Partnership to Certify AAMCO for Vehicle Services

BOSTON – XL Hybrids, Inc. has signed an agreement with Henley Transmission Services to certify AAMCO technicians to install and service hybrid electric conversions.

CODA Makes First Fleet Sale to AEP Ohio

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.

NHTSA Hosts Technical Workshop on Electric Vehicle Safety

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.

La Brea Bakery’s four trucks will travel a combined estimated 1,120 miles a week throughout Los Angeles County to more than 80 retailers and restaurants.

L.A. Bakery Rolls Out Electric Delivery Trucks

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.

FedEx Express Progressing Quickly Toward 2020 Fuel-Efficiency Goal

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.

EV Charging Stations Available in Portland Shopping Center

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.

Automakers Work to Standardize & Shorten EV Charge Times

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.

When placing orders for new trucks, Isuzu dealers can select a ship-thru option to indicate that they have arranged to have the trucks modified at one of two independent modification centers

Isuzu Speeds Up Process for Alt-Fuel Truck Conversions

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.

CNG Ford Truck Demo Fleet Available Through Venchurs

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.

Wisconsin Green Vehicles Workshop Features Propane Autogas Technology

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 Deploys Its First Propane Autogas Taxi Fleet

BALTIMORE – Baltimore’s first propane autogas taxi fleet was recently launched at a special ceremony at the Mid-Atlantic headquarters of Veolia Transportation.

Nominations Open for the 2012 Fleet Hall of Fame

TORRANCE, CA - Nominations for the 2012 Fleet Hall of Fame are now being accepted until midnight (Pacific time) on Tuesday, June 5.

Delaware Installs Electrified Parking Areas for Trucks

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-Tacoma International Airport Gets Fast-Charge Systems

SEATTLE – AeroVironment has been awarded a contract to supply PosiCharge electric Ground Support Equipment fast-charge systems to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Electric Vehicle Safety Training Available for Fire Fighters & First Responders

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.

Sunny Delight Transitions Calif. Fleet to CNG

CINCINATTI – Sunny Delight expects the conversion to CNG to save an estimated 400,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

The RAV4 EV will go on sale in late summer 2012 through select dealers, initially in four major California metropolitan markets including Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles/Orange Coun

All-New Toyota RAV4 EV Unveiled

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.

$5 Million Available to Help Expand the Use of Alternative Fuels

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.

NGVAmerica Partners With Bobit Business Media's 2012 Green Fleet Conference

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.

Nissan Provides Free EV Charging Opportunities at LA & San Francisco Attractions

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.

We Energies Presents Star Award to DUECO & UELC for Supplier Excellence

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.

PG&E & Altec Team Up for ‘Green Fleet’ Utility Trucks

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.

EV Project Hits 24 Million Miles of EV Operation

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 National Park Awarded $505K for New Alt-Fuel Vehicles

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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