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.
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.
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 – 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.
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).
ATLANTA -- UPS announced the purchase of 100 all-electric delivery vehicles for deployment in California.
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.
OVERLAND PARK, KS -- James Giovanni has joined Ferrellgas Partners L.P. as vice president of autogas and national sales, the company announced.
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley recently appointed members of the state’s EV Infrastructure Council – a board mandated by new state legislation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TAHLEQUAH, OK– A new compressed natural gas station, built by Tulsa Gas Technologies, opened for business Aug. 19 near Tahlequah, Okla., in Cherokee County.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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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