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Toyota to Debut NS4 Plug-In Hybrid Concept at Detroit Auto Show

TORRANCE, CA -- Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. announced it will debut NS4, an advanced plug-in hybrid concept vehicle, at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Videos Demonstrate Nissan’s EV Charging Advances

TOKYO, JAPAN – Nissan’s progress in advancing electric vehicle charging technology is featured in two recent online videos – one that highlights a wireless induction charging system, and another that highlights a charging system that derives its power from a rooftop solar power system.

Kenworth Offers Advice on Adding Natural Gas Trucks to Fleet

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Co., a leading manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty trucks, has issued a press release offering advice to fleet managers considering the purchase of natural gas-powered trucks.

Indianapolis Adding Propane Vehicles, Hybrids & EVs to Fleet

INDIANAPOLIS – The city of Indianapolis is using $318,300 in grant funds from the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program and the Indiana Office of Energy Development to take a number of fleet-greening measures.

CNG Station Planned for Fleet in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

GULF BREEZE, FL – The city of Gulf Breeze, Fla., is finalizing plans for construction of a compressed natural gas fueling station at the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce.

Car Charging Group will install EV charging stations made by Coulomb Technologies.

EV Charging Stations Planned for Retail Sites Across Nation

MIAMI BEACH, FL -- Car Charging Group Inc., which provides electric vehicle charging services, said it is partnering with Federal Realty Investment Trust to install charging stations across Federal Realty's retail property in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and California.

Hybrid Truck Project Launches in Southern Calif.

DIAMOND BAR, CA -- The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is now working with Volvo, Capstone Turbine Corp. and Kenworth Truck Co. on a new commercial hybrid truck project. In November, AQMD approved $1.56 million to develop and demonstrate two hybrid trucks in partnership with the truck manufacturers.

Frito-Lay is deploying 176 electric trucks this year in the U.S. and Canada

Frito-Lay Adds 8 Electric Trucks to Delivery Fleet in Boston

PLANO, TX -- PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division announced that eight new electric delivery trucks will be rolling out in the Boston area.

Greenleaf Biofuels, Tenaska BioFuels Reach Agreement on Biodiesel Plant

NEW HAVEN, CT– Omaha, Neb.-based Tenaska BioFuels LLC has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement to supply feedstock and sell biodiesel fuel from Greenleaf Biofuels' New Haven, Conn., plant.

ECOtality to Install Blink Pedestal Chargers at 14 Kohl’s Stores

SAN FRANCISCO – ECOtality Inc. is partnering with Kohl’s Department Stores to install Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations at 14 Kohl’s locations nationwide.

Greenkraft Cab-Forward Truck Dealership Applications Now Accepted

SANTA ANA, CA -- Greenkraft Inc. said it is now accepting dealership applications in California to represent the company’s line of Class 3-7 CNG Cab forward trucks.

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Study: EV Charging Equipment Sales to Reach $4.3 Billion Worldwide by 2017

BOULDER, CO – According to a new report from Pike Research, more than 1.5 million locations to charge electric vehicles will be available in the United States by 2017, with a total of 7.7 million locations worldwide.

ARI Launches Green Website to Aid Fleets with Environmental Management

MT LAUREL, NJ - The site is designed to be a resource to help fleet managers stay informed of environmental management issues related to alternative fuels, emissions, fuel use, and new green technologies.

DOE Awards More Than $7 Million for Hydrogen Storage Technologies

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy announced more than $7 million to fund four projects in California, Washington and Oregon to advance hydrogen storage technologies to be used in fuel-cell electric vehicles.

Clean Cities Honors Norman, Okla., Fleet and OnCue Express

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The fleet division for the city of Norman, Okla., and convenience store operator OnCue Express last week both won 2011 Zach D. Taylor Jr. Clean Cities Vision Awards for Regional Alternative Fuel Leadership.

BAF Secures CARB Certification for 2012 Ford Transit Connect CNG

DALLAS – BAF Technologies said it has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification – in the form of an executive order -- for the 2012 model-year dedicated Ford Transit Connect CNG.

Vestavia Hills, Ala., Switches Police Cars to Propane Autogas

VESTAVIA HILLS, AL -- The city of Vestavia Hills, Ala., on Dec. 8 officially unveiled its propane-fueled police vehicles and fueling station, the Birmingham News reported.

Nissan NV200 EV prototype

Nissan, FedEx Express Testing NV200 EV Prototype in London

ROLLE, SWITZERLAND -- FedEx Express and Nissan are launching a two-month trial to evaluate how a NV200 electric vehicle (EV) prototype copes with the rigors of daily delivery duties on the streets of London.

Study: Hybrid, Plug-In EVs to Surpass 5% of U.S. Vehicle Sales by 2017

BOULDER, CO – According to a new report from Pike Research, hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) combined will represent 3.1 percent of worldwide auto sales by 2017. And because of higher penetration rates in the United States, the study projects, HEVs and PEVs will account for 5.1 percent of total U.S. vehicle sales in 2017.

The project will use a Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL

Daimler to Test Wireless Inductive Charging for EVs

BERLIN, GERMANY – Daimler AG said it will soon test wireless inductive charging on a modified Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL. The electric car will be fitted with a special charging coil that can be positioned over a charging coil in the ground to start the charging process automatically, with no need for cable contact.

2012 model-year Nissan Leaf

Nissan Expands Leaf Availability into New U.S. Markets

FRANKLIN, TN – Nissan North America said it is expanding availability of the 2012 model-year Nissan Leaf, and the automaker is now taking orders from the general public in Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

Oklahoma City Fleet Welcomes Fast-Fill CNG station

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City’s fleet maintenance complex has added a new fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The city has 89 CNG vehicles.

CARB's Advanced Clean Car Rules Proposal Calls for Tougher 2017-2025 Emissions Standards

SACRAMENTO, CA -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted a package of staff-proposed Advanced Clean Car regulations, which the board will consider for adoption on Jan. 26, 2012.

Luzerne County Transportation Authority Considering CNG Van Fleet

KINGSTON, PA – The Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) in Pennsylvania is in discussions with UGI Penn Natural Gas to build a compressed natural gas refueling station in Forty Fort to fuel a fleet of about 60 CNG vans, the Times Leader reported.

 

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