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Hybrid System Manufacturer to Participate in $45 Million DOE Project

Odyne Systems, LLC, a hybrid systems manufacturer for large trucks, has been selected to participate in a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) award to develop and deploy plug-in hybrid systems for trucks throughout North America.

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Chinese Pollution Initiative Could Spur EV Sales

The government will allot a higher proportion of license plates every year to buyers of vehicles that need lower amounts of gasoline or use alternative energy. This could benefit electric automakers such as BYD Co Ltd.

With 140 million gallons produced in September, the biodiesel production total for 2013 reached close to 1.1 billion gallons.

Biodiesel Production Tops 1 Billion Gallons

For the third consecutive year, biodiesel production has surpassed the billion gallon milestone, according to statistics recently released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Electric Vehicle Leads Sales in Norway

The Nissan Leaf topped the list of newly registered vehicles in Norway this past October with more than 700 of the electric cars making their way onto Norwegian roadways.

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Calif. College Purchases Electric Motorcycles

A northern California community college has added two of Zero Motorcycles' electric cycles to help the agency's patrol fleet meet sustainability goals.

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Feds Develop Alt-Fuel Analytical Tool

Several federal environmental agencies have developed an online calculator for fleet managers that helps estimate gasoline usage, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollutant emissions, and the cost of ownership of vehicles.

Report: U.S. Department of Defense Going Electric

According to a recent report by Navigant Research, the U.S. Department of Defense will purchase approximately 92,000 electric vehicles by 2020.

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Honda May Consider Fit Hybrid for U.S.

Honda may consider bringing the Japan-only Fit Hybrid to the U.S. market, the automaker's chief engineer told a group of journalists this week.

Photo of 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid courtesy of Ford.

Report: 40% of Hybrids Cost Less to Own than Gasoline Counterpart

Vincentric’s 2013 Hybrid Analysis found that 13 of 33 hybrid vehicles have a lower total cost-of-ownership compared to their all-gasoline counterparts.

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Video Captures Second Fiery Tesla S Crash

NHTSA will continue to monitor the Tesla S, following a second crash in which the vehicle's electric lithium-ion battery caught fire.

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EPA: Ford's 2014 Fiesta Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrid

Ford Motor Co.'s 2014 Fiesta subcompact car equipped with a 1-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine is the most fuel efficient non-hybrid gasoline car in the U.S., according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Mont. County Adds Electric Pedal Vehicle

Montana's Cascade City-County Health Department has taken delivery of an Organic Transit Elf Velomobile, a vehicle-bicycle hybrid that will allow employees to exercise during their work day, according to KRTV.

Knight’s Airport Limousine Service, Inc., will start using ROUSH CleanTech Ford propane-powered passenger vans.

Mass. Limo Service Unveils Propane Passenger Vans

Knight’s Airport Limousine Service, Inc., recently cut the ribbon on its newly purchased propane-powered fleet vehicles at its “Propane Autogas: Driving Knight’s Limo to a Greener Ride” event.

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Pricing Announced

Nissan announced retail pricing Friday for its all-new 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid, which is now available at Nissan dealers nationwide.

(L to R): Mary D. Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board; Deb Markowitz, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources; Susan Griffin, Director of the Board, American Lung Association.

8 States Push to Increase Zero-Emission Cars

Eight states, which roughly make up 23 percent of the country’s auto market, recently vowed to increase the nation’s number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) to 3.3 million by 2025.

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2014 Cadillac ELR Gets Noise-Cancelling Tech

General Motors' 2014 Cadillac ELR (Extended Range Electric) luxury coupe will arrive with sound-neutralizing technology that tunes out background noise when the car switches from the electric motor to the gas motor.

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Hydrogen Chevy Equinox Reaches Fleet Mileage Milestone

General Motors' hydrogen-fueled Chevrolet Equinox compact SUV has crossed 100,000 real-world miles in the Walt Disney Company's fleet as part of the automaker's testing of fuel cell technology.

Truck fleet operators can work with Clean Energy to develop natural gas fueling contracts. Photo courtesy Clean Energy Fuels.

GE Capital and Clean Energy Expand Natural Gas Availability

GE Capital’s Transportation Finance business and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. have entered into an alliance to accelerate the conversion of heavy-duty trucking fleets from diesel to cleaner-burning, less-expensive natural gas.

As part of its continued commitment to promote responsible transportation practices and sustainable technologies, Lowe's launched a natural gas-powered fleet in Texas.

Lowe's Launches Natural Gas Fleet

Lowe's recently launched a dedicated fleet of natural gas-powered trucks at its regional distribution center in Mount Vernon, Texas.

USC professors George Olah and G.K. Surya Prakash. Photo courtesy of USC.

USC Professors Receive $1 Million Award for Alt Fuel Research

Professors at the University of Southern California Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences recently received a $1 million prize from the State of Israel for their innovative research on alternative fuels.

Different sections of the vehicle, including the trunk lid, could be used to charge up and power electric vehicles down the road. Photo courtesy Volvo Cars

Volvo to Participate in Creation of Body Panel Batteries

Volvo Cars is one of nine European companies and institutes working to develop a composite blend of carbon fibers and polymer resin that can store and charge more energy faster than conventional batteries can.

General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson unveils the 2015 Chevrolet CNG-Capable, Bi-Fuel Impala.

GM to Offer Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Impala Sedan

General Motors will build a Chevrolet Impala sedan for retail and fleet customers that operates on either gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG), GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson recently announced.

Clean Energy Fuels to distribute fuel made from waste streams. Photo courtesy Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Clean Energy Fuels to Distribute Fuel Made from Waste

Natural gas provider Clean Energy Fuels Corp., has announced plans to commercially distribute a renewable natural gas vehicle fuel, called Redeem, made from waste streams such as landfills, large dairies and sewage plants.

Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada addresses the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Photo: copyright Ralph Alswang

Toyota Chairman Calls Hybrids ‘Long Bridge’ to the Future

While addressing the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., in late September, Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada described his vision of future of alternative fuel vehicles and the Prius’ role in it.

Attendees from around the country made their way to Phoenix this past Oct. 1-2 to attend the 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo.

Green Fleet Conference Photo Gallery Recap

The 2013 Green Fleet Conference & Expo welcomed more than 600 fleet managers and industry professionals in Phoenix, Oct. 1-2.



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