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NRG Energy, University of Delaware Developing EV-to-Grid Technology

PRINCETON, NJ -- NRG Energy Inc. said it is partnering with the University of Delaware on eV2g, a company commercializing new technology that will enable EV owners to sell electric storage services from the batteries of parked EVs to help stabilize the electricity grid.

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Ryder Introduces New Green Fleet Lease Offering

MIAMI-- Ryder System Inc. has launched a new “Flex-to-Green” lease offering, providing fleet operators the option of incorporating alternative fuel vehicles into their fleets.

Chrysler Providing Duke Energy With Plug-in Hybrid Test Fleet

AUBURN HILLS, MI -- Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will deliver 10 demonstration fleet Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pickup trucks to Duke Energy of Charlotte, N.C., this week.

GE Capital Fleet Services Begins EV Center Construction

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN -- GE Capital Fleet Services broke ground Sept. 22 on a customer experience and learning center that will showcase the company’s electric vehicle deployment solutions and help GE commercial customers evaluate EVs and other alternative fuel vehicles for their fleets.

Federal Grant Awarded for Regional Electric Vehicle Network

TRENTON, NJ – A coalition of Northeastern states has received a nearly $1 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to jump-start planning for a network of electrical vehicle charging stations.

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GE, GM Collaborate to Advance EV Infrastructure in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA -- General Electric has signed an agreement with General Motors to jointly accelerate the deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in China.

ARI, ROUSH Team to Demonstrate Autogas Fleet Option

MT. LAUREL, NJ -- Automotive Resources International (ARI), which provides fleet management and leasing services, has unveiled its ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas demo vehicle to provide in-house demonstrations of this technology to clients.

Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop Set for Sept. 27 in Arkansas

FT. SMITH, AR – A fleet management workshop about natural gas vehicles is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Holiday Inn Center in Fort Smith, Ark.

Green Fleet Conference to Host Ride and Drive

DALLAS - Vehicle manufacturers will be on hand to give attendees a chance to test drive the latest alternative-fuel and electric vehicles.

SAIC, GM Sign Agreement for EV Development

SHANGHAI, CHINA -- SAIC Motor Corp. Chairman Hu Maoyuan and General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson have signed an agreement in Shanghai for joint development of a new electric vehicle architecture in China.

Alpha Coal West Converting 3 Trucks to LNG

WESTON, FL -- GFS Corp., which provides alternative fuel solutions for heavy-duty diesel engines, said it has entered into an agreement with Alpha Coal West Inc. to convert three Caterpillar 793 (240 MT) trucks to liquid natural gas (LNG) operation.

Honda Recalling CR-Z Cars

WASHINGTON– American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 5,626 model-year 2011 CR-Z vehicles with manual transmission, the NHTSA said, because of a potential problem involving the electric motor of the hybrid system.

ROUSH to Recall 286 Autogas Fuel System Kits

WASHINGTON -- Roush Industries Inc. is recalling 286 aftermarket Roush CleanTech liquid propane autogas fuel system kits used for installation on Ford trucks, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported. The recalled fuel system kits were installed on model-year 2009-2011 Ford E-150, E-250, E-350 and E-450 cutaways.

CODA Acquires Battery Management Systems Maker EnergyCS

LOS ANGELES -- CODA Holdings announced it has acquired EnergyCS, a leading developer of battery management systems (BMS).

350Green, Walgreens Bringing More EV Charging Stations to L.A.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Electric vehicle charging station developer 350Green and drugstore chain Walgreens announced plans to bring more than 100 public charging stations, including 35 DC fast chargers, to the greater Los Angeles area.

Waste Management Converting 55-Truck Fleet in Columbus to CNG

COLUMBUS, OH -- Waste Management said it plans to convert its refuse and recycling fleet in Columbus, Ohio, to trucks running on compressed natural gas (CNG). This will be Waste Management’s first fleet of CNG trucks in Ohio.

Clean Cities' Resource/Tool Tip of the Week

If you’re considering compressed natural gas (CNG) as a fuel for your fleet, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program can help you assess the economics. Many fleets find CNG to be a cost-effective, clean alternative to gasoline or diesel.

Las Vegas Adds Chevrolet Volt to Fleet

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas city officials said they have purchased a Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric car as part of a program to test new environmentally friendly vehicles for use in the city’s fleet.

Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop Set for Sept. 22 in Oakland

OAKLAND, CA – A one-day workshop, titled “The Compelling Case for Natural Gas Vehicles,” is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Hilton Oakland Airport.

Green Fleet Certification Info Session to be Held at 2011 Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA - The certification program contains five levels of certification, allowing any fleet, regardless of size and budget limitations, to become certified and get recognized for their achievements.

California Energy Commission Prioritizes Alt-Fuel Funding Goals

The California Energy Commission last week unanimously adopted the state's third annual transportation energy investment plan. The latest investment plan for the Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program prioritizes $100 million in state funds to leverage funding and investments from federal agencies, research institutions, private investors, auto manufacturers and other stakeholders.

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City of Houston Launches Major EV Initiative

HOUSTON -- The city of Houston on Sept. 8 launched “Houston Drives Electric,” a major electric vehicle deployment initiative involving widespread installation of EV stations and the acquisition of a city-owned EV/plug-in hybrid fleet.

Midwest City, Okla., Attracts Grant for Biofuels Station

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments has awarded Midwest City, Okla., a $147,190 grant to fund construction and installation of a biofuels fueling island for use by city fleet vehicles.

Indiana Offering Grants to Fleets for Alt-Fuel Conversions

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announced that funds are being made available to the public and private sectors to help pay for conversion of fleet vehicles to alternative fuels.

The CEOs of Chesapeake Energy and U.S. Steel help launch a new CNG station. Photo/U.S. Steel

New Pennsylvania Station to Service U.S. Steel CNG Fleet

WEST MIFFLIN, PA – U.S. Steel Corp. on Sept. 7 opened a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the company’s Irvine Plant in West Mifflin, Pa., to service company fleet vehicles that run on CNG.


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