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CARB Approves $15,000 Incentive for Transit Connect Electric

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Air Resources Board has approved a $15,000 incentive for the first Transit Connect Electric purchased by a commercial or municipal fleet for deployment in the state of California.

Total Transit Wins Award for Fleet Greening Efforts

PHOENIX – Total Transit captured the Blue Sky Award at the 24th annual Clean Air Campaign luncheon held last week by Valley Metro, the regional transit system serving the Phoenix metropolitan area. The awards recognize employers for their efforts to reduce vehicle emissions and traffic congestion in the region.

Study Projects 186 Million Stop-Start Vehicles in Use by 2020

BOULDER, CO – According to a new report from Pike Research, sales of stop-start vehicles will grow rapidly in the coming decade, rising from 3 million units in 2011 to 37.3 million units per year by 2020.

The Bright Idea plug-in hybrid

Bright Automotive Selects Assembler for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle

ANDERSON, IN – Bright Automotive Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement for AM General LLC to be the automaker’s exclusive North American assembler for the Bright Idea plug‐in hybrid electric vehicle.

CARB Issues Reminder About Upcoming Diesel Filter Deadline

SACRAMENTO, CA -- The California Air Resources Board is reminding owners of heavier diesel trucks that they need to act now in order to comply with California's truck and bus regulation, which has its first diesel filter deadlines in January 2012.

Chevrolet Readies for Electric Motor Production

WIXOM, MI – Chevrolet has been highlighting its expertise in electric motors at a pilot facility in Wixom, a Detroit suburb, in advance of beginning the domestic production of electric motors at GM’s plant in White Marsh, Md., near Baltimore in late 2012.

ECOtality's Blink EV charging station

ECOtality Installs First DC Fast Charger in ‘Tennessee Triangle'

LEBANON, TN -- ECOtality and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store unveiled the first Blink Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger in Tennessee at the Lebanon Cracker Barrel location.

Pennsylvania Fleets Attract $4.4M in Alt-fuel State Grants

HARRISBURG, PA -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced it will award more than $4.4 million in Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants to 12 projects across the state. The projects will help develop the state’s natural gas and electric vehicle infrastructure.

ROUSH CleanTech Hires Eastern Region Fleet Sales Manager

LIVONIA, MI — ROUSH CleanTech appointed Chelsea Jenkins as its eastern region fleet sales manager. Based in Virginia Beach, Va., Jenkins will work with East Coast-based public fleets, propane companies, and school districts to market ROUSH CleanTech’s liquid propane autogas technology and educate companies about the benefits of alternative fuel vehicles.

Honda to Debut 2013 Fit EV at L.A. Auto Show

TORRANCE, CA – Honda announced it will debut the 2013 model-year Fit electric vehicle at 1:05 p.m. PST on Nov. 16 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Snohomish County Increases Biodiesel Options for Fleet Vehicles

SNOHOMISH, WA -- Snohomish County announced it has partnered with General Biodiesel and PetroCard to increase options for renewable energy sources to fuel county fleet vehicles.

10 States and Washington D.C. Form Northeast Electric Vehicle Network

WASHINGTON – Officials from 10 states and the District of Columbia announced the formation of the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network, a group dedicated to promoting electric vehicle use and establishing an EV infrastructure.

BYD e6 all-electric car

Chinese EV Maker BYD Opens L.A. Office

LOS ANGELES – Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD last week opened its North American headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported.

CSA Opens New Lab to Test Components for Hydrogen Vehicles

CLEVELAND – CSA International, a testing and certification organization, has unveiled a new laboratory within its Cleveland facility to offer third-party testing of appliances and components for hydrogen vehicles and fueling stations.

Delphi's new power inverter for EVs and hybrids

Delphi Introduces New Power Inverter for EVs and Hybrids

MUNICH, GERMANY — Delphi Automotive is launching a new power inverter for electric motors in hybrid and electric vehicles. The power inverter is designed to increase fuel economy, reduce emissions and cut costs.

Mitsubishi Unveils 2 New Fuel-Saving Technologies

TOKYO, JAPAN -- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said it has developed two new fuel-saving technologies: the 4J10 lightweight and compact 1.8-liter gasoline engine incorporating a new version of the company's MIVEC variable valve timing system and the latest version of the company's Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) idle-stop technology.

Green Car Journal Announces '2012 Green Car of the Year' Finalists

LOS ANGELES - This award, which will be announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 17, honors environmental leadership in the automotive field.

Nissan to Sell New Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - The company said that in addition to the new vehicle, it plans to improve fuel economy, by 35 percent on a corporate average compared with 2005, on all of its vehicles sold in the U.S., Japan, China, and Europe.

E85 Station Comes to Navy Base in Pensacola

PENSACOLA, FL – The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM), in partnership with Protec Fuel, has opened its sixth E85 station on a U.S. Navy base at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

The 2012 Fisker Karma.

Fisker Automotive Confirms Karma EPA Certification

ANAHEIM, CA - With this announcement, Fisker said its dealers will be able to start selling the vehicle to customers in most states.

Study: End of Hybrid Access to Carpool Lanes Slows Traffic Overall

BERKELEY, CA — When California terminated a program that gave carpool lane access to hybrid car drivers traveling alone, the state created an unintentional consequence: slowed traffic in all lanes, according to transportation engineers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Pittsburgh Clean Cities, Townships Conducting Fleet Conversion Study

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities is working with three local municipalities – Peters, Upper St. Clair and North Strabane – to conduct a study into the feasibility of converting public fleet vehicles to alternative fuels.

Westport Innovations Acquires NG Fuel Systems Supplier

VANCOUVER, CANADA -- Westport Innovations Inc., a major manufacturer of natural gas engines, said it has acquired Alternative Fuel Vehicle Sweden AB (AFV) of Gothenburg, Sweden, for approximately SEK 51 million (approximately US$7.6 million). AFV is the sole supplier of natural gas fuel systems to Volvo Car Co.

Container Recycler UBCR Converting Fleet to Natural Gas

MIAMI – Beverage container recycler UBCR LLC is partnering with Ryder System Inc. in a Michigan natural gas fleet project that includes 16 heavy-duty natural gas vehicles, upgrades to two maintenance facilities, and the construction of two new natural gas fueling stations.

EPA Awards $50 Million for Clean Diesel Projects

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $50 million for clean diesel projects. These efforts will replace, retrofit or repower more than 8,000 older school buses, trucks, locomotives, vessels and other diesel-powered machines, the EPA said.



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