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Eaton Working to Shrink Battery Size for Better Hybrid Performance

SOUTHFIELD, MI – Eaton Corporation has strengthened its commitment to hybrid vehicle technology by developing a cost-effective power control system to reduce the size of the system battery without a loss of battery life or vehicle performance.

Staples, Alabama DOT & Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition Named Environmental Leaders

ATLANTA – Staples, the Alabama Department of Transportation, and the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition were recently honored for their environmental leadership by the EPA's Southeast Diesel Collaborative.

Massachusetts Sees Growth of E-85 Stations

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Four new E-85 fueling stations planned for the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) will help service the 100,000-plus flex-fuel vehicles registered in the state.

EV Test-Driving Program to Help Raise Funds for Texas Tornado Victims

HOUSTON - Under an "EVs for Trees" program, participating dealerships will donate $25 to The Texas Tree Foundation in North Texas or Trees for Houston for each test drive of a Mitsubishi i or Nissan Leaf between now and Dec. 1.

ALTe Signs Joint Venture Agreement for PHEV & Hybrid Powertrain Expansion in China & U.S.

BEIJING – ALTe Powertrain Technologies and MESA Century New Energy Technology have committed to spur plug-in electric and hybrid powertrain technology adoption in the fleet industry, while bolstering clean technology employment in both China and the U.S.

Green Fleet Conference is One Month Away - Sign Up Today!

TORRANCE, CA – The 2012 Green Fleet Conference will feature proven best practices for deploying alt-fuel vehicles from some of the top fleets in the country, an all-new ride & drive showcasing the latest green vehicles, and plenty of opportunities to network with other green professionals. Register today!

Electrification Coalition & FleetAnswers Partner to Provide Electrification Resources for Commercial Fleets

WASHINGTON – The partnership will provide online resources on plug-in electric vehicle deployment, including best practices from fleets such as FedEx Express and PG&E.

Natural Gas Benefits to be Highlighted at AFLA Conference

SAN ANTONIO – Chesapeake Energy's director of market development will discuss how natural gas can benefit the economy and the environment at the 2012 Automotive Fleet & Leasing Association (AFLA) conference next month.

Georgia Police Fleet Powers Up on Propane & Saves Fuel

ATLANTA –The Sandy Springs Police Department in Georgia recently switched 25 Ford Crown Victoria cruisers to propane autogas, saving more than $11,000 in fuel costs and displacing nearly 10 tons of greenhouse gas emissions over a period of three months.

The AMP drivetrain can move a 19,000-lb. vehicle 100 miles on a single charge, according to the manufacturer.

AMP Delivers Electric Step Van

CINCINNATI – With the delivery of its first all-electric 1,000 cubic foot heavy-duty step van, AMP takes its first step in its development deal with Navistar for large commercial EVs built for the urban delivery market.

Survey Shows California Drivers Benefit from Electric Vehicles

SAN DIEGO – The California Center for Sustainable Energy surveyed more than 1,400 plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) owners in coordination with the California Air Resources Board.

Obama Administration Finalizes 54.5 MPG 2025 Fuel Economy Standards

WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration announced it has finalized the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards up through model-year 2025. The Administration originally announced the proposed standards in July 2011. These standards build on previous rules, which set the mpg requirement for model-year 2016 to 35.5.

Tom Wurdack, fleet manager for Renzenberger for the past four years, said reduced maintenance costs and less downtime are some of the benefits that come with the new propane autogas vans.

Renzenberger Takes Railway Crews on Eco-Friendly Rides

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Renzenberger recently showcased several of its new propane autogas vans at BNSF Railway’s intermodal facility in San Bernardino, Calif.

Federal Agencies Increase Alt-Fuel Vehicles by 33%

WASHINGTON – A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on fleet vehicles owned by U.S. federal agencies found they increased the number of alternative-fuel vehicles in their respective fleets over a six-year period.

GE Capital Fleet Launches New Interactive Eco-Focused Website

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – The new website provides interactive tools that can help fleets learn how to reduce costs, improve fleet performance, and increase productivity via alternative-fuel strategies.

BAF Launches CNG Payback Estimator Tool

DALLAS – BAF, a natural gas vehicle provider, has launched an online tool to help fleet managers evaluate the costs associated with converting to compressed natural gas.

Landi Renzo Announces CNG Partnership with Reading Equipment & Distribution

TORRANCE, CA – Landi Renzo USA and Reading Equipment & Distribution have partnered to produce and deliver alternative-fuel vehicles using compressed natural gas (CNG) directly to Ford dealership floors across North America.

Real-World Strategies for Deploying Electric Vehicles

TORRANCE, CA – 2012 Green Fleet Conference attendees will get an understanding of the benefits and challenges of electric vehicles from fleets with real-world deployment experience.

Coca-Cola’s Hybrid Fleet Featured on MotorWeek

ATLANTA – Coca-Cola has added more than 750 hybrid-electric delivery trucks to its U.S. and Canadian fleet, representing about 10 percent of its overall North American Fleet.

DEARBORN, MI – The all-new Ford C-MAX Hybrid can travel 570 miles on a single tank of gas, according to Ford.

Ford C-MAX Hybrid Earns EPA-Estimated 47 MPG Across the Board

DEARBORN, MI – The all-new Ford C-MAX Hybrid is now officially EPA-certified at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway, and 47 mpg combined.

XL Hybrids & Johnson Controls Team Up to Power Light-Duty Fleet Vehicles

BOSTON – Johnson Controls will provide complete advanced lithium-ion battery packs to power light-duty commercial vehicles, including Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans.

OEMs Talk Green Truck Products & Technologies

TORRANCE, CA – What can fleet managers expect from the next generation of light- and medium-duty trucks? Find out at the truck OEM panel discussion on Oct. 2.

DOE Invests in Lighter, Stronger Vehicle Materials to Help Boost Fuel Economy

WASHINGTON – Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced seven new projects to accelerate the development and deployment of stronger and lighter materials for the next generation of American-made cars and trucks.

IDTechEx Releases Electric Vehicle Encyclopedia

DUBLIN – More than 200 acronyms and terms associated with electric vehicles are explained in the encyclopedia.

Ford Produces Front-Wheel-Drive Hybrid Transmission Made in North America

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Ford and suppliers are investing $220 million to transform Van Dyke Transmission into a modern operation capable of producing Ford’s new hybrid transmission – HF35 – as well as other fuel-efficient transmissions.

 

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