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The Fairfield, Calif.-based company has added four Prius C Hybrids to its delivery fleet to help combat fuel costs. (Photo: Vaca Valley Auto Parts)

Vaca Valley Auto Parts Goes Green with Prius C Hybrids

FAIRFIELD, CA – Vaca Valley Auto Parts decided to take action has added four Prius c Hybrids to its delivery fleet, resulting in immediate savings.

Nancy Sutley, the President’s principal environmental advisor, along with U.S. Representative Bobby Scott, Mayor McKinley Price and other local officials, toured the Newport News Vehicle &amp

Newport News Expects $22K Fuel Savings from Propane Autogas Conversions

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The City of Newport News has converted 22 fleet vehicles to run on propane autogas, expected to save the fleet $22,000 annually on fuel costs.

Frito-Lay to Operate the Largest All-Electric Commercial Truck Fleet in the U.S.

PLANO, TEXAS – By the end of this year, Frito-Lay North America will have more than 275 all-electric trucks deployed in the U.S., making it the largest commercial fleet of all-electric trucks in the country.

Icom North America Earns 17 New EPA Certifications for GM Vehicles

LYON TOWNSHIP, MI – The new certifications allow Icom to convert approximately 200 Chevrolet and GMC light-duty trucks and SUVs to run on propane autogas.

Can Biodiesel Work for Your Fleet?

TORRANCE, CA – Several fleets that have been successful using the renewable alternative fuel in their operations will be sharing their strategies at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill.

Propane in the Park Event Showcases Alt-Fuel Technology for Fleets

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Clean Cities' event featured autogas pickup trucks, several models of propane lawn mowers, and a complimentary propane-grilled lunch.

The EV mode button – mounted in the center stack – allows a driver to switch vehicle operation between three modes.

Ford C-MAX Energi Delivers Top Electric-Only Speed at 85 MPH

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The all-new, five-passenger Ford C-MAX Energi can keep pace with the flow of traffic, even when the EV mode button is engaged and the gasoline engine is off.

DOE Invests $2.4 Million in Hydrogen Infrastructure & Fuel Technologies

WASHINGTON – As part of a two-year initiative, the Department of Energy will make $2.4 million available in fiscal year 2012 with a 50-percent cost share being provided by the award winners.

The RAV4 EV will arrive fully-equipped with an MSRP of $49,800, with available combined federal and state incentives of up to $10,000. Sales volume is planned for approximately 2,600 units through

First Drive of All-Electric Toyota RAV4 EV

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Arriving in select California dealerships later this summer, the all-electric SUV is expected to achieve an EPA-estimated driving range rating of approximately 100 miles and charge in approximately six hours.

Former President Bill Clinton and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour attended the unveiling, which also celebrated GTA’s relocation to the United States, where the company expects to creat

All-Electric MyCar to Provide 115-Mile Range

HORN LAKE, MS – GreenTech Automotive (GTA) unveiled the two-seat all-electric vehicle last month in Mississippi, earning the praise of former President Bill Clinton, who attended the unveiling.

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UPS Exceeds 2011 Sustainability Goals

ATLANTA – Saving 8.4 million gallons of fuel and 83,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions were among the achievements UPS cited in its latest annual sustainability report.

Smith Electric Vehicles Launches Production of All-Electric Newton Step Van

KANSAS CITY, MO - The Newton Step Van, designed for delivery routes in urban environments, offers a gross vehicle weight of 14,000 to 26,000 lbs. and a range of approximately 100 miles on a single charge.

Pioneer Natural Resources Powers Up with Natural Gas

IRVING, TX – The company has begun transitioning a number of its gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles to run on compressed natural gas for light-duty applications and liquefied natural gas for heavy-duty applications.

For a one-time payment of $48, ActiveE drivers can purchase renewable energy certificates to ensure the estimated amount of electricity that will be used to charge their vehicle during the lease pe

BMW & Green Mountain Energy Company Team Up to Support Clean Energy

AUSTIN, TX – Drivers of the BMW ActiveE now have the opportunity to purchase renewable energy certificates from Green Mountain to cover the estimated electricity used to charge their electric vehicles.

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.



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