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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.

Standards Groups Collaborate to Advance EV Infrastructure

WARRENDALE, PA – As a result of the new strategic partnership with the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) SAE International said it is making considerable progress on development of a prototype charging coupler.

Airbiquity, Coulomb Technologies Form Partnership

SEATTLE -- Airbiquity, a provider of connected vehicle services, and Coulomb Technologies, the creator of the ChargePoint Network of electric vehicle charging stations, announced a partnership.

Austin Energy Reveals Locations of 103 EV Charging Stations

AUSTIN, TX -- Austin Energy announced the locations of the 103 plug-in charging stations that compose the Austin Plug-In EVerywhere network for electric vehicles.

EV Charging Stations Coming to Walgreens Stores

MIAMI BEACH, FL -- Car Charging Group Inc. said it has agreed to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging services to Walgreens through the Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint Network.

Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Biofuel Production

WASHINGTON – Researchers at BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) have pinpointed the exact, single gene that controls ethanol production capacity in a microorganism. This discovery could be the missing link in developing biomass crops that produce higher concentrations of ethanol at lower costs.

Clean Cities Resource/Tool Tip

The GREET Fleet Footprint Calculator is a useful tool developed by Argonne National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities initiative.

DOE Awards More Than $175 Million for Advanced Vehicle R&D

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Aug. 10 announced more than $175 million in grants over the next three to five years to accelerate development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies.

Eco-driving device from Earthrise Technology

Eco-Driving Study Aims to Improve Fuel Economy by 30 percent

RIVERSIDE, CA -- Researchers at the University of California, Riverside along with their research partners have received a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Energy to study and evaluate technologies that provide feedback to drivers so they can cut harmful emissions and reduce fuel use by up to 30 percent.

New CNG Station Coming to Newark, N.J.

NEWARK, NJ -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Covanta Essex a contract to build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark, N.J. 

Chrysler Ram 1500 PHEV

Sacramento, San Francisco Testing Ram 1500 Plug-in Hybrid

AUBURN HILLS, MI -- Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), this month delivered 28 demonstration fleet Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pickup trucks to officials in San Francisco and Sacramento.

Ford Transit Connect Electric

DTE Energy Takes Delivery of Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans

DEARBORN, MI – DTE Energy took delivery of two of four recently purchased Ford Transit Connect Electric vehicles at the energy company’s downtown Detroit headquarters on Aug. 12.

Chrysler, ZeaChem Team to Speed Cellulosic Ethanol Use

LAKEWOOD, CO -- Chrysler Group LLC and ZeaChem Inc., a biofuels and chemicals company, announced they have agreed to form a strategic alliance to accelerate development and market adoption of advanced cellulosic ethanol.

UQM Draws $3M Grant for Electric Motor Development

LONGMONT, CO - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $3 million to UQM Technologies Inc. for the development of non-rare-earth magnet electric motors for use in electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

Ford to Offer Solar Power System to EV Buyers

DEARBORN, MI -- Ford said it has teamed up with SunPower Corp. to offer customers a rooftop solar power system that will provide Focus Electric owners with enough clean, renewable energy to offset the electricity used to charge the vehicle.

Rebates Available for Leaf SL Buyers in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, TN -- ECOtality Inc. announced that $2,500 rebates are still available for the first 1,000 EV Project participants in Tennessee who purchase a Nissan Leaf SL model with DC fast-charge capabilities.

Toyota Selects Leviton to Provide EV Chargers

TORRANCE, CA - Leviton’s support includes program management of a certified installation team and a customer service center.

GM battery engineering teams have tested and validated the A123 battery chemistry at the automaker’s Global Battery Systems lab in Warren, Mich.

GM Awards A123 Systems Contract for Future Batteries

DETROIT - GM plans to use these batteries in future GM electric vehicles planned for sale in specific global markets.

Call for Sustainability All Star Nominations

TORRANCE, CAGreen Fleet magazine is looking for nominations of individuals who have made significant contributions to environmental sustainability in the fleet industry.

White House Sets Fuel-Economy Targets for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration announced new fuel-economy and emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses, heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans, and vocational vehicles.



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