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Dow, Ube to Manufacture Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

MIDLAND, MI --The Dow Chemical Co. and Ube Industries Ltd. (Ube) have agreed to form a joint venture to manufacture and market formulated electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) in energy storage applications.

ColognE-mobil Project Underscores EV Fleet Potential

COLOGNE, GERMANY – Pure electric commercial vehicles are reliable and have wide potential for urban commercial use, according to interim findings of the colognE-mobil project.

Nissan, 4R Energy Develop EV Charging System

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN -- Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and 4R Energy Corp. said they’ve developed a charging system for electric vehicles that combines a solar power generation system with high-capacity lithium-ion batteries.

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Mitsubishi Debuts Solar-Powered EV Charging Station

CYPRESS, CA -- Mitsubishi Motors debuted its solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles at the company’s North American headquarters in Cypress, Calif., on July 7.

EPA Proposes 2012 Standards for Four Fuels

WASHINGTON – In late June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed 2012 percentage standards for four fuel categories included in the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program.

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GreenGo Tek Wins 3 Awards at Michigan Electric Vehicle Show

LIVONIA, MI – GreenGo Tek’s all-electric Scout Pickup truck won three major awards at the third annual Michigan Electric Vehicle Show & Rally on June 11, including best four-wheel production, most creative electric vehicle, and the "best of show" award.

Glastonbury, Conn., Plans to Expand NGV Fleet

GLASTONBURY, CT – The town of Glastonbury, Conn., is taking steps to add up to eight more natural gas-fueled vehicles to its fleet, the Hartford Courant reported.

Coca-Cola, GE Among Newest Members of National Clean Fleets Partnership

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that six new corporate partners have joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership. The new partners -- Coca-Cola, Enterprise Holdings, General Electric, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Ryder and Staples -- operate a total of nearly a million commercial vehicles nationwide.

Propel Fuels Launches Fleet Rebate Program

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Propel Fuels, a leading West Coast retailer of E85 Flex Fuel and biodiesel, has launched a volume rebate program for fleet customers.

Toyota Recalling 82,200 MY 2006-2007 Hybrid Vehicles

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. is recalling approximately 45,500 Highlander Hybrid and 36,700 Lexus RX 400h model-year 2006-2007 vehicles sold in the U.S.

Isuzu Commercial Trucks Can Run on Biodiesel

JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. confirmed that all of its 2011 and forward model-year diesel engines -- including those in the popular N-Series truck models and Isuzu Reach commercial van – can run on up to 20-percent biodiesel blends (B20).

Johnson Controls Investing in Start-Stop Vehicle Technology

MILWAUKEE -- Johnson Controls Inc. announced plans to invest $138.5 million to convert its battery plant near Toledo, Ohio, into an Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery facility for Start-Stop and other high-efficiency vehicles.

Laguna Beach, Calif., Installs EV Charging Stations

CAMPBELL, CA – Laguna Beach city leaders recently joined representatives from Coulomb Technologies to celebrate the installation of two new ChargePoint Network electric vehicle charging stations in the city’s downtown district.

Lamanna Joins BAE Systems’ Management Team

JOHNSON CITY, NY -- BAE Systems has named Bob Lamanna as director of global service and support for power and energy management, which includes the company’s family of HybriDrive hybrid electric propulsion systems.

Dixon Offering Biodiesel Discounts to Fleets

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ -- Dixon Energy said it is offering significant volume discounts to public and private fleets to encourage them to use the company’s biodiesel. The company installed the first biodiesel pump in Morris County in 2009, and it remains the only one in the region.

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2011 Toyota Prius Offers New PLUS Performance Package

TORRANCE, CA -- The Toyota Prius is offering a new accessory package for 2011. First debuted at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, the Prius PLUS Performance Package features components of the new PLUS hybrid performance line from Toyota Racing Development (TRD).

Mohawk Industries, CEVA and Golden Eagle Fleets Add Natural Gas Trucks

MIAMI -- Ryder System Inc. said it has secured lease agreements for 87 heavy-duty natural gas trucks from customers -- including Mohawk Industries and CEVA -- looking to take advantage of the fuel-cost savings and environmental benefits of alternative fuel-powered vehicles.

GreenRoad360 Adds Fuel-Saving Features

REDWOOD CITY, CA – GreenRoad, a company specializing in fleet driver performance and safety management, has added new fuel-saving features to its GreenRoad 360 management solution.

Clean Energy Pathways to Supply Biodiesel to Dorly Petroleum

DOTHAN, AL -- Clean Energy Pathways Inc., an alternative and renewable energy company, has signed a letter of intent to provide 40,000 barrels (1,680,000 gallons) of ASTM-grade biodiesel to Dorly Petroleum.

DOT Announces $101.4 Million to Promote Clean Fuel Technologies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that transit providers will be able to compete for a share of $101.4 million in federal funding by proposing innovative projects that create green jobs, promote the use of clean fuels and cut the nation's dependence on oil.

Westport, GM to Team on Natural Gas Engine Research

VANCOUVER, BC – Westport Innovations Inc., a leader in alternative fuel technologies, said it has entered into an agreement with General Motors to help develop advanced natural gas engine technology.

FedEx Express Adding 24 EVs to Delivery Fleet

MEMPHIS, TN – Within the next couple months, FedEx Express plans to add 24 new all-electric vehicles to its delivery fleet. A subsidiary of FedEx Corp., FedEx Express is more than doubling its all-electric fleet to reach a total of 43 electric vehicles.

Florida National Guard Operates Biodiesel Program

STARKE, FL – The Florida National Guard is recycling used vegetable oil to produce biodiesel to fuel maintenance vehicles at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, located in Clay County.

Natural Gas Fleet Workshop Set for N.C.

CONCORD, NC – A workshop aimed at educating fleet operators about the benefits of natural gas vehicles is scheduled for July 12, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Concord, N.C., just north of Charlotte.

CNG-Powered Dairy Trucks on the Way

IRVINE, CA -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. said it has received a $434,000 contract from Agility Fuel Systems to supply high-capacity natural gas on-board storage tanks for use in Class 8 dairy trucks powered by renewable natural gas.


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