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Gaithersburg, Md., Resumes Biodiesel Program

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Two and a half years ago, the city of Gaithersburg, Md., abandoned its biodiesel fleet program because a bacterial buildup in the city’s fuel tank was causing filters on the city’s fleet vehicles to clog. But according to Gazette.Net, city officials are hopeful that problem has been resolved.

Westport Innovations to Acquire Italy-Based CNG/LPG Firm

VANCOUVER, CANADA – Westport Innovations Inc., a leader in alternative fuel technologies, announced it has agreed to purchase Emer S.p.A. (Emer) of Brescia, Italy, for 27 million euros (approximately $39.6 million in U.S. dollars).

Report Underscores Potential of Renewable Natural Gas

NEW YORK -- Nonprofit group Energy Vision announced the release of a special report to help raise visibility of renewable natural gas and to promote its use in the U.S. as a transportation fuel.

Quantum to Exhibit PHEV F-150 at Fleet Managers Conference

IRVINE, CA -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. announced plans to exhibit its F-150 Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) pickup truck at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference held June 19-22 in Williamsburg, Va.

Fair Oaks Dairy Affiliate to Add CNG Fueling Station in Indiana

SEAL BEACH, CA -- Renewable Dairy Fuels, an affiliate of major Indiana milk producer Fair Oaks Dairy, has contracted with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to build and operate a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

ClipperCreek's LCS-25 EV charger

ClipperCreek Introduces LCS-25 EV Charger

AUBURN, CA -- ClipperCreek Inc. has introduced the LCS-25 – a compact, high-power electric vehicle charge station for residential and small business applications. The station is priced at $995.

EV Charging Network Planned for Canada in 2012

MONTRÉAL, CANADA - Hydro-Québec and its partners -- RONA, les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, METRO and the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) – announced plans for "The Electric Circuit," Canada’s first public charging network for plug-in electric vehicles.

Wayne Seeks to Encourage More Flex-Fuel Pumps in Indiana

AUSTIN, TX -- Wayne, a company specializing in fuel dispensers and technologies, has rolled out an incentive program for distributors in conjunction with the Indiana Corn Marketing Council’s (ICMC) Flex Fuel Pump Program.

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition With Plug-in Hybrid

WASHINGTON - Students from Virginia Tech University emerged as overall winners of “EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge” using an extended-range electric vehicle they designed and built. The plug-in hybrid car runs on E85 ethanol when it’s not running on electricity.

Toyota to Introduce EV Charger in Japan

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN – Toyota Motor Corp. and its customer-service IT company Toyota Media Service have co-developed a charger for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Proterra’s EcoRide BE-35 battery electric bus

GM Ventures Invests in Battery Electric Bus Company

DETROIT – General Motors Ventures LLC said it is investing $6 million in Proterra Inc., a leading maker of zero-emission commercial transit buses.

Interior of model-year 2012 Volt

Dealers in All States Now Taking Orders for MY 2012 Chevrolet Volt

DETROIT – Chevrolet dealers in all 50 states have begun taking orders for the 2012 Chevrolet Volt electric car.

DOE Announces Up to $36 Million in Biofuel Funding

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced up to $36 million to fund six small-scale projects in California, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin that will help further the technology needed to produce drop-in advanced biofuels and other valuable bio-based chemicals.

Chrysler Chooses Battery Supplier for Plug-in Hybrid Test Fleet

TORONTO, ONT -- Electrovaya Inc. said it has signed a contract to supply Chrysler Group with lithium-ion SuperPolymer battery systems for 25 Town & Country minivans.

Legislation to End U.S. Ethanol Tax Credit Fails to Advance

WASHINGTON – Legislation aimed at halting U.S. ethanol subsidies failed to draw a key vote in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, March 14, Reuters reported.

Oregon Selects EV Charger Provider for 'Green Highway'

MONROVIA, CA - AeroVironment Inc. said it has been selected by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to install high-power Level 3 electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations along the I-5 corridor from the California state line to the Willamette Valley. This is the beginning of the "Green Highway," a vision for safe and consistent charging infrastructure spanning the West Coast.

Renton, Wash., Opts for CNG Refuse Trucks

RENTON, WA -- Waste Management is now servicing the city of Renton, Wash., with 19 new trucks powered by compressed natural gas for a smaller carbon footprint.

Propane Autogas Station Opens in Geneva, N.Y.

GENEVA, NY – Phelps Sungas on June 10 held the grand opening of the first public propane autogas fueling station in Geneva, N.Y.

2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric

Transit Connect Electric Receives GSA Contract Award

OAK PARK, MI - The Transit Connect Electric, the result of a collaborative effort between Azure Dynamics Corp. and Ford Motor Co., has received a General Services Administration (GSA) contract award. This allows U.S. government agencies, affiliated companies and military installations to purchase the all-electric van, Azure Dynamics announced.

Ford to Triple Production Capacity of Electrified Vehicles

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI - Ford Motor Co. announced it is tripling production capacity of its electrified vehicle lineup through 2013, further boosting volumes of its all-new C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid that begin production next year.

Clean Cities' alt-fuel station locator mobile application

Clean Cities’ Resource/Tool Tip of the Week

Find out how the DOE's Clean Cities program helps fleet drivers navigate to stations that provide propane, biodiesel, natural gas, electric charging and E85.

Tesla Model S

Tesla Plans Crossover EV, Readies for Model S Sales

PALO ALTO, CA – Electric automaker Tesla Motors said it is currently working on the concept, design and financing for its Model X electric crossover vehicle, which the company hopes to begin selling in late 2013.

Utility Fleet Managers to Assess Hybrid Truck Performance

WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Fleet executives from Duke Energy, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and Florida Power & Light will discuss their experiences with hybrid trucks during a special session at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference, scheduled for June 19-22 at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center.

Quantum Receives Fleet Contract from Dow Chemical

IRVINE, CA -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. said it has received a contract to deliver more than 100 plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) pickup truck fleet vehicles powered by Dow Kokam lithium-ion battery technology to the Dow Chemical Co.

Volvo FM MethaneDiesel truck

Volvo Trucks to Introduce New Methane-Diesel Truck

GOTEBORG, SWEDEN – Volvo Trucks said it began accepting orders for its new Volvo FM MethaneDiesel truck on May 31 from customers in Europe. The truck runs on liquefied methane gas and diesel, and is suited for long and heavy transport applications.

 
 

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