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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.

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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.

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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.

The Volt undergoes a 35 mph front-impact crash test.

Volt Draws NHTSA Five-Star Overall Safety Rating

DETROIT – General Motors said its 2011 Chevrolet Volt is the first electric vehicle to earn a five-star overall score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.

As manager of the EV Project, ECOtality is overseeing installation of about 14,000 commercial and residential charging stations to help establish a nationwide EV infrastructure.

Blink Commercial Charging Stations Coming to Arizona

TEMPE, AZ – ECOtality Inc., which specializes in electric transportation and storage technologies, on June 6 celebrated the company’s Blink Electric Vehicle (EV) Pedestal Charging Station installations in the Phoenix metro area.

Yuma Mayor Al Krieger drives the first of a demonstration fleet of Ram 1500 PHEV pickup trucks.

Chrysler Delivers Test Fleet of PHEV Ram 1500 Pickup Trucks

AUBURN HILLS, MI -- Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), recently delivered the first of a demonstration fleet of Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) pickup trucks to municipal officials in Yuma, Ariz.

GGT Electric E-Dyne van

GGT Electric Wins Bid to Supply South Carolina with Electric Vehicles

MILFORD, MI - GGT Electric, an automotive engineering and manufacturing company based in Milford, Mich., said it has won one of South Carolina's first ever statewide contracts to bring low-speed electric vehicles (LSVs) to the state's automotive fleet.

Yazaki, Evatran Partner on Wireless Charging Tech.

WYTHEVILLE, VA – The two companies are developing wireless charging for electric vehicles.

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Sales Drop in May

SANTA MONICA, CA – Toyota and Lexus sales declined 45.1 percent while Honda declined 29 percent.

Toyota Recalling 52,000 Prius Cars

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota announced a recall of 52,000 model-year 2001-2003 Prius vehicles sold in the U.S. to replace the electric power steering pinion shaft attachment nuts.

Waste Management Opens Chicago-Area CNG Fueling Station

WHEELING, IL - Waste Management of Illinois raised its commitment to natural gas-powered garbage and recycling trucks on May 24, when the company launched a new filling station for compressed natural gas (CNG) in the Chicago area.

Ford has opted to place its EV and plug-in hybrid charge ports on the driver side

Ford: Research Led to EV Charge Port Placement

DEARBORN, MI – When owners of the Ford Focus Electric or C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid charge up their cars, they’ll walk over to the left front area of the car. According to Ford, the decision to place the charge port there was the result of much research.

UPS Begins Using Renewable Biodiesel at Hub in Ky.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The United Parcel Service said it began using biodiesel blends at its most vital hub in Louisville, Ky., in May.

GE EV Solar Carport charging a vehicle in Plainville, Conn.

EV Solar Carport Opens in Conn.

PLAINVILLE, CT - Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and GE executives unveiled the GE Electric Vehicle (EV) Solar Carport in Plainville, Conn., on May 26. The facility uses GE’s new smart EV charging stations.

Nissan Begins Installing 30 Solar EV Chargers in Tenn.

FRANKLIN, TN - Nissan North America Inc. has begun installation of 30 solar-assisted charging stations at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant and the Nissan Americas headquarters in Franklin, Tenn.

Hertz EV Initiative Expands to Washington, D.C

WASHINGTON – The Hertz Corp. said it is expanding the company’s global EV initiative to Washington, D.C., adding all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles such as the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf to its Union Station fleet.

Rhoads Energy Opens First Ethanol Blender Pump in Pa.

HARRISBURG, PA - Rhoads Energy recently unveiled what the company said is the first flexible-fuel pump in the state of Pennsylvania. The site is the Rhoads Energy Pacific Pride location at 2176 Paxton Street in Harrisburg.

Remy Reaches Supply Agreement With Odyne Systems

PENDLETON, IN - Remy Electric Motors LLC, a manufacturer of advanced electric propulsion motors, and Odyne Systems LLC, a manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, have signed a long-term motor supply agreement.

Study: Alt-Fuels Slow to Challenge Petroleum Dominance in Calif.

SACRAMENTO, CA - A new California study suggests that recent alternative-fuel advances will lead to significant displacement of petroleum-based fuels; however, petroleum, gasoline and diesel will most likely continue to fuel more than 75 percent of the state’s vehicles in the year 2030.

Obama Issues New Federal Government Fleet Practices

WASHINGTON – The White House on May 24 released a presidential memorandum that gives federal government fleets a December 31, 2015 deadline for restricting all their light-duty vehicle purchases and leases to solely alternative-fuel vehicles -- unless an agency's mission makes such compliance impractical.

Ford Transit Connect Electric

FedEx Express, DTE Energy Order Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans

OAK PARK, MI -- Azure Dynamics Corp., which develops and produces hybrid electric and electric components and powertrain systems for commercial vehicles, announced the sale of 27 Ford Transit Connect Electric vans.

 
 

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