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Free iPhone App Helps Locate EV Chargers

PALO ALTO, CA - Xatori has developed a new software application, PlugShare, that's designed to help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users locate electric vehicle charging stations and outlets when they need one.

Maxwell Draws $7.01M Contract for Hybrid System

SAN DIEGO - The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) has awarded Maxwell Technologies Inc. a $7.01 million cost-shared technology contract to develop an advanced energy storage system for power-assist hybrid electric vehicles.

Ontario Adds EV Charging Stations

BARRIE, ONTARIO, CANADA - Electric utility company PowerStream Inc. has installed eight new electric vehicle charging stations in southern Ontario as part of a provincial government project, reported.

BAF Technologies Launches New Line of Bi-Fuel Ford Vans & Pickups

DALLAS, TEXAS - Set for availability in May 2011, the new BAF offering includes bi-fuel Ford E-250/350 vans and F-250/350 pick-up trucks.

The E-series passenger and cargo vans join ROUSH CleanTech’s existing lineup of vehicles, including Ford F-250 and F-350 propane autogas pickup trucks (CARB certified last year), and the E-450 cutaway

ROUSH Ford E-Series Vans CARB Certified

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI - ROUSH CleanTech announced that CARB has certified its fuel system for Ford E-Series passenger and cargo vans.

GAO Report Finds Federal Fleet Procurement Rules Conflict

WASHINGTON - A GAO report found conflicting goals and guidelines for energy efficiency and alternative-fuel usage in the federal civilian and non-tactical military vehicle fleet.

A vehicle charging with GE equipment.

GE to Host National Electric Vehicle Experience Tour

PLAINVILLE, CT - GE said it is hosting the EV Experience Tour to help other businesses and key stakeholders understand technical and business approaches for deploying pure electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Douglas R. Clark Named Chair of NGVAmerica

WASHINGTON D.C. - Douglas R. Clark was named chairperson for the trade association representing the natural gas vehicle industry. He is president of the Omaha Metropolitan Utilities District.

Green Fleet 2011 Call for Presentations

TORRANCE, CA - The Green Fleet Conference is now accepting proposals for presentations for the 2011 event, which will take place October 3-4 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.

Boulder EV Vehicles Eligible for $20,000 California Voucher

BOULDER, CO - The California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project has approved four of Boulder EV's for its $20,000 rebate voucher program.

Volkswagen Bulli concept electric vehicle

Volkswagen Bulli Concept EV Debuts in Geneva

Inspired by the iconic Volkswagen Microbus, the Volkswagen Bulli concept electric vehicle is creating some buzz at the Geneva Motor Show.

Knapheide Chooses CNG Fuel Systems Provider

SEAL BEACH, CA - Knapheide Manufacturing Co. said it has selected BAF Technologies Inc. to provide aftermarket CNG fuel systems for light-duty Ford trucks configured with Knapheide service bodies. Knapheide Manufacturing Co. makes an extensive line of steel service truck bodies.

More CNG Stations Coming to Nebraska

LINCOLN, NE - The Lincoln Airport Authority has approved a contract calling for Nifco Mechanical Systems to install a $320,000 compressed natural gas station that will be open to the public, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.

2011 Buick Regal Turbo

Buick Regal Turbo Features Flex-Fuel Capability

PONTIAC, MI - The 2011 Buick Regal Turbo is the first direct-injected turbocharged production car capable of running on any blend of gasoline or E85 ethanol, joining more than 5 million flex-fuel models General Motors has produced over the past 15 years.

Ford Focus Electric

Focus Electric Battery Designed to Withstand Winter Chill

DEARBORN, MI - Because of an advanced active liquid-heating system, the battery in the Ford Focus Electric provides additional power, longer range and is preconditioned after charging -- all in cold temperatures, according to Ford Motor Co.

Mo. Greeting Card Business Installs EV Station

KANSAS CITY, MO - Greeting card company Posty Cards has installed a publicly available ChargePoint networked electric vehicle charging station at the company's new headquarters in Kansas City, Mo.

Chicago to Add 280 EV Charging Stations

CHICAGO - The city of Chicago has signed a $1.9 million contract with 350Green LLC for the installation of 280 electric vehicle charging stations by the end of this year, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Ford Transit Connect Electric Van

Ford to Display Version of Transit Connect Electric in Geneva

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Co. said it will be showcasing a development version of its zero-emission Transit Connect Electric at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

UPS Green Fleet Travels 200 Million Miles

ATLANTA - UPS announced its fleet of alternative fuel and technology delivery vehicles has driven 200 million miles since 2000. The alternative fuel fleet (AFV) now numbers more than 1,900, and another 62 vehicles have just been ordered.

Napa EV Conference Attendance Exceeds Expectations

NAPA, CA - The Plug-in and Electric Vehicle Showcase at the Napa Valley Expo earlier this month drew more than 200 attendees and featured a ride-and-drive event.

UC Davis Adds Alt-Fuel Vehicles Via Research Program Partnership

DAVIS, CA - UC Davis's Fleet Services division is adding hybrid, PHEV, electric, and CNG vehicles to its fleet this year.

ROUSH CleanTech Propane Autogas Ford E-450 Cutaways Receive CARB Approval

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI - ROUSH CleanTech's brand new propane autogas fuel system for Ford E-450 cutaway vans has received certification by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for sale in all 50 states.

EV Project Moves Closer to Commercial Installations

LOS ANGELES - ECOtality Inc., project manager of the EV Project, said it will soon announce details about the production and installation of Blink commercial charging stations, including the Blink Level 2 Pedestal Charger and the Blink DC Fast Charger. Both of these chargers are suitable for public, fleet and commercial use.

Voters Choose 'Prii' as Plural for Prius

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales USA on Feb. 20 announced that the general public has selected "Prii" as the preferred plural term for Prius.

Study: L.A., New York Biggest EV Markets

BOULDER, CO - According to a new report from Pike Research, the metropolitan areas with the largest number of plug-in electric vehicles on the road in the next several years will include New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.


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