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BMW Accepting Applications to Lease ActiveE EV for Field Trial

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – BMW announced it is now taking applications to lease the BMW ActiveE all-electric vehicle in the test markets of Boston, Hartford, New York, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco.

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Nissan LEAF Undergoes Freezing-Temperature Test Drives in Japan

SHIBETSU, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN -- Auto journalists put the all-electric Nissan LEAF through its paces on three snow-covered test courses in Shibetsu, Hokkaido, last week, in the freezing temperatures of northern Japan.

OnStar Using Chevrolet Volts in Google’s 'Gfleet' to Demonstrate Technology

DETROIT – Chevrolet Volt owners could soon charge their car with renewable energy using new technology from OnStar. OnStar and Google are working together to demonstrate the technology on the 17 Chevrolet Volts in Google’s “Gfleet” based at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Greenkraft CNG System Draws CARB Certification for GM 6.0L Engines

SANTA ANA, CA -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued an executive order that certifies Greenkraft Inc.’s 2012 dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system for use on General Motors 14,000 and above GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) trucks with 6.0L 8-cylinder engines.

2012 Chevrolet Volt

NHTSA Deems Chevrolet Volt Safe, Closes Fire Risk Investigation

WASHINGTON – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it has closed its safety investigation into the potential fire risk in Chevrolet Volts that have been involved in a major crash. The agency found “no discernible defect trend” and concluded that General Motors’ newly developed modifications “reduce the potential for battery intrusion resulting from side impacts.”

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Accelerating LNG Infrastructure Plans

SEAL BEACH, CA — Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has unveiled the route plan for the first phase of 150 new LNG fueling stations.

Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop Set for Feb. 16 in West Virginia

MOUNT AIRY, MD – The Clean Vehicle Education Foundation has scheduled one of its “Compelling Case for Natural Gas Vehicles” all-day workshops for Thursday, Feb. 16, in Charleston, W.V.

GO Group Airport Shuttles Transitioning to CNG and Propane

CHICAGO -- The GO Group, a major airport shuttle provider, is seeing more and more of its member fleets go green.

2 Natural Gas Fueling Stations Coming to Lafayette, La.

LAFAYETTE, LA – The city-parish government of Lafayette, La., plans to open a new natural gas fueling station at its public works facility on East University Avenue by next fall. Meanwhile, Apache Corp. is constructing another local natural gas fueling station that’s expected to open next month, the Advocate newspaper reported.

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Tesla: Model S Rollout Plans Not Affected by Exec Departures

PALO ALTO, CA – Despite the recent departure of two key executives at Tesla Motors, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Jan. 17 that production and sale of the company’s all-electric Model S will remain on schedule.

100 New UPS Electric Vans to Feature UQM Electric Propulsion System

LONGMONT, CO -- UQM Technologies Inc. said Electric Vehicles International (EVI) has ordered 100 additional UQM PowerPhase HD propulsion systems to drive all-electric UPS delivery vans that EVI is building.

BASF Invests $50M to Acquire Equity Ownership in Li-S Battery Developer

ISELIN, NJ -- BASF announced it has invested $50 million to acquire an equity ownership position in privately held Sion Power, an Arizona-based developer of lithium-sulfur (Li-S) batteries.

Ryder Signs Source Interlink to Flex-to-Green Lease for Natural Gas Trucks

MIAMI -- Ryder System Inc. announced it has signed its first Flex-to-Green lease agreement with media firm Source Interlink Companies Inc. With a Flex-to-Green lease for seven diesel-powered vehicles, Source Interlink will have the option to exchange these vehicles for natural gas-powered vehicles.

Eaton's EV supply equipment was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show.

Eaton, Coulomb Technologies Team to Expand EV Infrastructure

LAS VEGAS -- Eaton Corp. and Coulomb Technologies announced plans to significantly expand the North American footprint of charging stations for electric vehicles. Eaton's Level II and DC quick-charging Pow-R-Station units will now give station owners the option to be part of Coulomb's ChargePoint Network.

Ohio City of Avon Lake Considering Propane and CNG Vehicles

AVON LAKE, OH – The city of Avon Lake, Ohio, is exploring the possibility of integrating compressed natural gas- and propane-powered vehicles into its fleet in order to cut fuel costs, the Morning Journal reported.

Production of VIA’s eREV Pickup Truck is scheduled to begin in 2012.

PG&E Joins VIA Motors in Unveiling Plug-in Hybrid Truck

DETROIT -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) joined VIA Motors at the North American International Auto Show to unveil an extended-range electric pickup truck designed for utilities and other businesses whose field employees need access to a power source.

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.



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