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Central Hudson's new Chevrolet Volt

Central Hudson Gas & Electric Adds Volt to Growing Alt-Fuel Fleet

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- A Chevrolet Volt is now a part of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.’s utility fleet, and the vehicle will be tested as part of a research and development program for plug-in electric hybrid vehicles.

A biodiesel truck in Denver's fleet fuels up

Biodiesel Industry Producing Record Volumes

WASHINGTON -- U.S. biodiesel production reached a new monthly high of 81 million gallons in June, according to the latest EPA statistics, marking a third consecutive month of record volumes.

Blink pedestal charging stations installed in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of downtown Dallas., Texas. (Source: ECOtality).

ECOtality Launches Blink Commercial Charging Network in Dallas

DALLAS -- ECOtality Inc., which specializes in clean electric transportation technologies, on Aug. 18 launched its Blink commercial charging network in the Dallas metro area.

Detroit Science Center’s new CNG-powered Chevrolet Express van.

GM Foundation Donates CNG Van to Detroit Science Center

DETROIT – A compressed natural gas-powered Chevrolet Express van now transports the Detroit Science Center’s Traveling Science program to Detroit schools and communities. The General Motors Foundation donated the vehicle on Aug. 25.

AT&T Fleet Deploys 4,000th Alt-Fuel Vehicle and 3,000th CNG Vehicle

DALLAS -- AT&T announced the deployment of the 4,000th alternative-fuel vehicle (AFV) in its corporate vehicle fleet — with more than 2,000 AFVs deployed in California alone. AT&T also said it has deployed its 3,000th compressed natural gas vehicle (CNG).

One of EVI's all-electric vehicles

UPS Purchasing 100 Electric Vehicles for California Deployment

ATLANTA -- UPS announced the purchase of 100 all-electric delivery vehicles for deployment in California.

A123 Systems to Provide Battery Packs for ALTe Hybrid Electric Powertrains

AUBURN HILLS, MI – ALTe announced a long-term supply agreement with A123 Systems for complete lithium-ion battery packs that will be integrated into ALTe’s range-extended hybrid electric powertrain systems.

James Giovanni

Ferrellgas Hires VP of Autogas

OVERLAND PARK, KS -- James Giovanni has joined Ferrellgas Partners L.P. as vice president of autogas and national sales, the company announced.

Maryland Governor Names Members of EV Infrastructure Council

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley recently appointed members of the state’s EV Infrastructure Council – a board mandated by new state legislation.

GM CEO Dan Akerson and LG President Juno Cho sign agreement on Aug. 24.

GM and LG to Jointly Develop EVs

DETROIT – General Motors and LG Group announced they have agreed to jointly design and engineer future electric vehicles, expanding a relationship built on LG’s work as the battery cell supplier for the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera extended-range EVs.

A Blink charger from ECOtality

Study: EV Charging Stations to Reach 7.7M Worldwide by 2017

BOULDER, CO – A new report from Pike Research forecasts that by 2017, there will be more than 1.5 million electric vehicle charging locations in the United States, with a total of 7.7 million locations worldwide.

E85 Fuel Comes to Corpus Christi, Texas

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A new Stripes Convenience Store is the only gas station within 100 miles of the Corpus Christi area to offer E85 ethanol fuel.

Dow Kokam, DOE Lab Team on Lithium-Ion Battery R&D

OAK RIDGE, TN – Dow Kokam and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory said they are working together to enhance the Michigan-based company’s capabilities to develop and commercialize advanced lithium-ion batteries.

CNG Station Opens in Oklahoma’s Cherokee County

TAHLEQUAH, OK– A new compressed natural gas station, built by Tulsa Gas Technologies, opened for business Aug. 19 near Tahlequah, Okla., in Cherokee County.

GreenRoad Announces Fleet Fuel-Efficiency Webinars

REDWOOD CITY, CA – GreenRoad, a specialist in driving performance and safety management, announced a series of webinars focused on how to reduce fleet fuel usage and idling by tackling a major root cause: driving performance.

Study: Plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales to Reach 5.2 Million Worldwide by 2017

BOULDER, CO -- According to a new report from Pike Research, cumulative sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) -- the category that includes both plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles -- will reach 5.2 million units by 2017. That’s up from just under 114,000 vehicles in 2011.

U.S. Energy Dept. Launches Online Tools to Accelerate EV Adoption

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy has introduced two online tools designed to help communities better prepare for widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs).

Propel Fuels Teams With Pacific Convenience and Fuels

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- Propel Fuels, a leading retailer of E85 ethanol fuel and B20 biodiesel, announced a multi-year agreement with Pacific Convenience and Fuels (PC&F) to co-locate Propel "Clean Fuel Points" with PC&F gas stations and convenience stores throughout the Western U.S.

Charging up at Electric Ave.

Portland State University Welcomes ‘Electric Ave.’ of EV Chargers

PORTLAND, OR -- Portland State University now hosts ‘Electric Avenue’ — a street that showcases electric transportation technology — thanks to a partnership between the university, Portland General Electric and the city of Portland.

Altec Industries Breaks Ground For Green-Focused Facility

DIXON, CA—Altec Industries recently began construction of a new plant in Dixon, Calif., that will allow the company to expand development and production of its Green Fleet utility vehicle product line.

Ford, Toyota to Collaborate on Hybrid System for Light Trucks, SUVs

DEARBORN, MI -- Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. announced they will equally collaborate on the development of an advanced new hybrid system for light truck and SUV customers.

USDA Highlights Flex-Fuel Pump Installations in Mo.

KEARNEY, MO -- USDA Rural Development Administrator Judith Canales visited Missouri on Aug. 17 to promote how USDA is helping to fund the installation of flex-fuel pumps through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

Coca-Cola Has Doubled Size of Hybrid-Electric Truck Fleet Since 2010

LOS ANGELES – Coca-Cola held an event in Los Angeles on August 12 to show its expanded fleet of “green” vehicles, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times. Coca-Cola’s green vehicle fleet consists of 691 hybrid electric medium-duty trucks, with 43 more on order.

Clean Cities Resource/Tool Tip

If you’re interested in learning more about the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities initiative, it’s now easier than ever. The newly redesigned Clean Cities website features a new look, improved navigation, and a wealth of new information.

The record-setting Schluckspecht E team

German EV Travels 1,014 Miles on Single Charge

OFFENBERG, GERMANY – An electric vehicle built by a team at the University of Applied Sciences in Offenberg, Germany, set a new world record when it traveled 1,013.76 miles on a single charge, Oekonews reported.


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