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Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid on the Way

DETROIT – Honda announced that its 2013 Accord lineup will feature the first application of a new two-motor plug-in hybrid system to the Accord Sedan.

New CNG Station Opens to Serve City Fleet in Norman, Okla.

NORMAN, OK – The city of Norman, Okla., opened its new compressed natural gas fueling station this week, according to the Norman Transcript.

Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept EV

Volkswagen Unveils Jetta Hybrid, E-Bugster Concept EV

DETROIT-- Volkswagen debuted the Jetta Hybrid and the E-Bugster concept at the North American Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 9. The 2013 Jetta Hybrid will launch in the North American market at the end of 2012.

Nissan debuted its e-NV200 Concept this week in Detroit.

Nissan e-NV200 Concept Provides Glimpse of Future Electric Van

DETROIT – Nissan debuted its e-NV200 Concept at the North American Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 9, previewing a production version of the all-electric van that the automaker plans to introduce in the near future.

Stefan Jacoby introduces Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept in Detroit.

Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept Offers 35-Mile All-Electric Range

DETROIT – Volvo Car Corp. rolled out its new XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the 2012 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 9.

Toyota NS4 advanced plug-in hybrid concept

Toyota NS4 Plug-in Hybrid Concept Showcases Electronic Connectivity

DETROIT -- Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. on Jan. 10 revealed the NS4 advanced plug-in hybrid concept vehicle at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The car was developed after Toyota challenged its engineers to design a new mid-sized concept for potential global market introduction by 2015.

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Offering Hybrid Lifetime Battery Replacement Guarantee

COSTA MESA, CA – Hyundai announced it is adding a lifetime battery replacement guarantee to its Sonata Hybrid coverage to expand the benefits of the Hyundai Assurance warranty program.

The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is due in the fall.

Ford Introduces 2013 Fusion with Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain Options

DETROIT – Ford Motor Co. unveiled the 2013 model-year Fusion – a sedan offering gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains -- at the North American International Auto Show on Jan. 9.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Adds 68 Natural Gas Fueling Stations in 2011

SEAL BEACH, CA -- In 2011, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. accelerated its efforts to develop a natural gas fuel infrastructure, completing 68 fuel station projects in 16 states.

GM: Enhancements Will Further Protect Chevrolet Volt Battery from Fire Risk

WARREN, MI – General Motors announced it is adding enhancements to the vehicle structure and battery coolant system in the Chevrolet Volt to further protect the battery from the possibility of an electrical fire occurring days or weeks after a severe crash.

Conference to Address Natural Gas Vehicle Infrastructure

HOUSTON – The Natural Gas Vehicle Infrastructure Summit is scheduled for Jan. 24-25 in Houston.

Altec Building Green Truck Plant Near Sacramento

DIXON, CA – Truck manufacturer Altec Industries expects to complete construction of a new manufacturing facility in Dixon, Calif., in April. The plant will assemble alternative-fuel, hybrid and all-electric utility trucks as well as aerial lifts, the Sacramento Bee reported.

Hempstead's wind turbine will produce hydrogen for use in fuel cell vehicles.

Wind Turbine Produces Hydrogen for N.Y. Fuel Cell Fleet

The town of Hempstead, N.Y., recently completed construction of a 100-kW wind turbine that will produce pressurized hydrogen for use by the town’s fleet of fuel cell vehicles.

Midwest CNG Coalition Meeting Set for Jan. 18

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Midwest CNG Coalition, formerly known as the Midwest CNG Task Force, is holding its annual meeting on Jan. 18 in Kansas City.

Mitsubishi Reportedly Developing New Electric Work Truck

TOKYO, JAPAN – Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is in the process of developing a new electric light-duty work truck for launch in fiscal year 2012, Reuters reported, citing a news account from Japanese business daily Nikkei.

Energy Secretary Chu to Give Keynote Speech at Green Truck Summit

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu is set to give the keynote address at the 2012 Green Truck Summit on Monday, March 5. The Green Truck Summit will be held March 5-6 in conjunction with the Work Truck Show 2012 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement of CARB Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

SACRAMENTO, CA – A federal judge on Dec. 29 ruled that the California Air Resources Board’s low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) regulations violate the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause and unfairly discriminate against corn-based ethanol producers located outside California.

Chrysler Providing DTE Energy with Test Fleet of Plug-in Hybrid Pickup Trucks

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler Group LLC said it will supply DTE Energy with 10 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles as part of a demonstration project.

The MV-1 paratransit van is manufactured by Vehicle Production Group.

Apache Donates CNG Vans to Tulsa Transit Lift Program

TULSA, OK – The Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority has received a donation of two new paratransit vans, both powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), from energy firm Apache Corp.

Pensacola Agency Acquiring 50 CNG Trucks and Fueling Station

PENSACOLA, FL – The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA), which is purchasing 50 new refuse trucks powered by compressed natural gas, has finalized a 10-year fuel agreement with CNG provider Energy Services of Pensacola (ESP), reported.

Clearfield County Agency Switching Meals-on-Wheels Fleet to CNG

CLEARFIELD, PA – The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging (CCAAA) is in the process of converting its fleet of 11 cargo vans – used for daily Means-on-Wheels food deliveries to senior citizens – to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG).

Altec JEMS Plug-in System Draws CARB Approval

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Altec Industries announced that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved the Altec Jobsite Energy Management System (JEMS) for use in any power take-off, diesel-fueled truck application with a gross vehicle weight rating over 10,000 pounds.

Canada-Based MTS Adds Nissan Leafs to Fleet

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA – A division of MTS Allstream is adding two Nissan Leaf electric cars to its fleet. MTS Allstream is a subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., a leading communications company in Canada.

EPA Finalizes Some 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Dec. 27 finalized the 2012 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2).

Progress Energy, Raleigh Install Solar-Powered Charging Stations

RALEIGH, NC – Progress Energy Carolinas and the City of Raleigh have launched a two-year research and development partnership to evaluate solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations.


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