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West Coast Electric Highway Expands to Washington, Now Extends to Canadian Border

BELLINGHAM, WA – The West Coast Electric Highway opened two new electric vehicle (EV) charging sites, extending the highway to the Canadian border and opening it to EV drivers from both countries.

Aqua America to Transition Fleet to CNG

BRYN MAWR, PA – Aqua Pennsylvania, the company’s largest subsidiary, has been piloting CNG vehicles for more than a year and has already planned for a slow-fill station at its Springfield Operations Center in Delaware County.

More Green Vehicles for FedEx Express

LONGMONT, CO – UQM Technologies Inc.announced it has begun supplying Boulder EV with PowerPhase HD 220 electric drive systems to build new electric delivery vans for FedEx Express.

G&K Services Tests Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks

MINNEAPOLIS – G&K Services worked with the State of California’s Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to obtain the vehicles.

Toyota Sells 4 Million Hybrids Globally

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in Japan announced its global hybrid vehicle sales totaled four million units through April 2012.

Florida Power & Light Gets PHEV F-150

IRVINE, CA - Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies said it has delivered a pilot version of a Ford F-150, featuring a plug-in-hybrid electric (PHEV) drive system to Florida Power & Light Company.

South Carolina Landfill to Run Fleet on CNG

EASLEY, SC – The operators of Greenpointe Landfill in northern Anderson County say their new gas-powered refuse trucks represent their early steps toward running a “clean and green” company that recycles construction and demolition debris.

Tesla Counts Down to Model S Deliveries

PALO ALTO, CA – Tesla Motors will begin customer deliveries June 22. The company plans to webcast the actual delivery ceremony on teslamotors.com.

PSI Introduces New 8.8L Gas-Hybrid System

WOOD DALE, IL – Power Solutions International, Inc. (PSI) introduced its newly designed and engineered 8.8L Gas-Hybrid System, extending its engine line beyond Class 4 and 5 vehicles to Class 6 and 7 applications.

MTA Unveils New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus and Alt-Fuel Facility

FLINT, MI – The Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) recently unveiled its new hydrogen fuel cell bus and opened its alternative-fuel facility in Grand Blanc Township.

Retail pricing for the new C-MAX

Ford Prices C-MAX Hybrid at $25,995 MSRP

DEARBORN, MI – Ford announced retail pricing for its new C-MAX Hybrid compact hybrid utility vehicle, at $25,995, and that dealers are beginning to place orders for the vehicles.

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.

 

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