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Study: Hybrid, Plug-In EVs to Surpass 5% of U.S. Vehicle Sales by 2017

BOULDER, CO – According to a new report from Pike Research, hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) combined will represent 3.1 percent of worldwide auto sales by 2017. And because of higher penetration rates in the United States, the study projects, HEVs and PEVs will account for 5.1 percent of total U.S. vehicle sales in 2017.

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Daimler to Test Wireless Inductive Charging for EVs

BERLIN, GERMANY – Daimler AG said it will soon test wireless inductive charging on a modified Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL. The electric car will be fitted with a special charging coil that can be positioned over a charging coil in the ground to start the charging process automatically, with no need for cable contact.

2012 model-year Nissan Leaf

Nissan Expands Leaf Availability into New U.S. Markets

FRANKLIN, TN – Nissan North America said it is expanding availability of the 2012 model-year Nissan Leaf, and the automaker is now taking orders from the general public in Delaware, Indiana, Louisiana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

Oklahoma City Fleet Welcomes Fast-Fill CNG station

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Oklahoma City’s fleet maintenance complex has added a new fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. The city has 89 CNG vehicles.

CARB's Advanced Clean Car Rules Proposal Calls for Tougher 2017-2025 Emissions Standards

SACRAMENTO, CA -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted a package of staff-proposed Advanced Clean Car regulations, which the board will consider for adoption on Jan. 26, 2012.

Luzerne County Transportation Authority Considering CNG Van Fleet

KINGSTON, PA – The Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) in Pennsylvania is in discussions with UGI Penn Natural Gas to build a compressed natural gas refueling station in Forty Fort to fuel a fleet of about 60 CNG vans, the Times Leader reported.

Six Fleets to Test Wireless Charging System for EVs

WYTHEVILLE, VA -- Evatran, a developer of wireless charging systems for electric vehicles, announced it has signed contracts with six high-profile commercial participants to outfit their Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf models with pre-production Plugless Power wireless charging systems.

BMW, Toyota to Collaborate on Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

TOKYO, JAPAN – Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW Group said they have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on green technologies, including next-generation lithium-ion battery development.

Fleet Managers Learn About Alt-Fuel Options at Seattle Workshop

SEATTLE – Fleet managers test-drove bi-fuel autogas vehicles and heard presentations outlining alt-fuel options during a Nov. 30 workshop at McKinstry Innovation Center in Seattle. EnterpriseSeattle and the Washington Clean Technology Alliance sponsored the event.

2012 Mitsubishi i

Car-Sharing Fleet to Take Delivery of Mitsubishi i in San Francisco

CYPRESS, CA – Mitsubishi Motors North America said it will make its first delivery of a 2012 model-year Mitsubishi i electric vehicle to a fleet customer on Thursday, Dec. 8. The customer is City CarShare, a San Francisco Bay-area nonprofit car-sharing group.

EV Charging Network Launched in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

ARLINGTON, VA -- 350Green, a developer of electric vehicle charging station networks, and Simon Property Group, a retail real estate developer, officially launched 350Green's public EV charging network in Baltimore and the D.C. metro area.

Infrastructure Developments Corp. Begins Natural Gas Engine Conversion Operations

SALT LAKE CITY -- Infrastructure Developments Corp. announced that it has begun compressed natural gas (CNG) generator conversion operations in Thailand and that its partner has entered into letters of intent to stage CNG vehicle conversion operation in Arizona.

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Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept

Nismo Gives Nissan Leaf a Sportier Look for Concept Car

TOKYO, JAPAN -- Nismo, the motorsports arm of Nissan Motor Co., at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show revealed its second road car concept– a sportier version of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle.

Paper Transport Fleet Testing Prototype CNG Engines

GREEN BAY, WI – Paper Transport Inc., a Wisconsin-headquartered truckload carrier, said it has put into service two tractors with 12-liter prototype CNG engines produced by Cummins.

Natural Gas Vehicle Infrastructure Conference Set for Houston in Jan.

HOUSTON – The Natural Gas Vehicle Infrastructure Conference and Exhibition is scheduled for Jan. 24-25 in Houston.

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I-GO to Install 18 Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations

CHICAGO -- I-GO Car Sharing, a nonprofit car-sharing organization in Chicago, has launched a $2.5 million electric vehicle project that will add 36 all-electric vehicles to its fleet and 18 solar charging stations that will be publicly accessible.

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Volkswagen Unveils All-Electric eT Concept Delivery Vehicle

POTSDAM, GERMANY – Volkswagen Group Research recently unveiled its electric-powered eT! concept vehicle at the Design Center in Potsdam, Germany.

Champagne’s Energy Becomes Alliance AutoGas Partner

PORTLAND, ME – Champagne’s Energy Inc., which provides propane autogas vehicle conversions and fueling to fleets in Maine, has become a new Alliance AutoGas partner.

Hillsborough County Transit Agency to Add CNG Station

TAMPA, FL – The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) in Tampa, Fla., said it has won a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to add a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at HART’s maintenance facility.

A Smith Newton all-electric truck in the Frito-Lay fleet

Smith Electric Vehicles to Open New York Plant in 2012

KANSAS CITY, MO – Smith Electric Vehicles Corp. announced plans to open a manufacturing facility in the state of New York in 2012 to build the Smith Newton all-electric medium-duty vehicle.

Biodiesel Conference Set for San Francisco in January

SAN FRANCISCO – The California Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Conference is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2012 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

Freightliner, Enova Introduce Green Fleet Purchase Program

GAFFNEY, SC – Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) and Enova have launched a program aimed at making commercial electric vehicles more accessible and affordable to fleets.

Clemson University's Biodiesel Program Honored

CLEMSON, SC — The biodiesel program at Clemson University has been named Energy Project of the Year by the Association of South Carolina Energy Managers.

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