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THINK Recalling 23 City EVs

WASHINGTON - THINK North America is recalling 23 model-year 2011 THINK City vehicles because of a potential problem with the gear shift.

The CNG version of the MV-1

Loan Finalized for Wheelchair-Accessible CNG Vehicle

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy has finalized a nearly $50 million loan to the Vehicle Production Group (VPG) to develop and manufacture a compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the company's MV-1 wheelchair-accessible vehicle.

EV Charging Firm Launches U.S. Subsidiary

CHICAGO - DBT, a leading electric vehicle charging station manufacturer in Europe, has launched a U.S. subsidiary in Chicago.

Propane Fuel Summit Set for May

LONG BEACH, CA - The 2011 Propane Engine Fuel Summit is set for May 3-4 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

Fred Meyer Stores to Install EV Charging Stations

SEATTLE - Food retail chain Fred Meyer plans to install ECOtality's Blink Level 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) Commercial Pedestal Charging Station at select stores within EV Project regions in Oregon and Washington.

Toyota's Global Hybrid Sales Top 3 Million

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN - Toyota Motor Corp. said global cumulative sales of its hybrid vehicles have topped the 3-million mark, with more than 3.03 million units sold worldwide as of Feb. 28.

EV Charging Station to Serve Jacksonville Airport

MIAMI BEACH, FL - Car Charging Group Inc. and King Airport Parking LLC have completed installation of an electric vehicle charging station at King Airport Parking's Jacksonville International Airport location (1771 Airport Road in Jacksonville).

3 E85 Dispensers Draw UL Approval

GREENSBORO, NC - Underwriters Laboratories has approved three models of Gasboy Atlas dispensers for use with fuels containing up to 85-percent ethanol (E85).

Firms to Offer Plug-in Hybrid Solutions for Trucks

WAUKESHA, WI - Odyne Systems LLC has appointed Terex Utilities as a distributor of Odyne's plug-in hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Bellevue Converting One-Third of Light-Duty Fleet to Hybrids

BELLEVUE, WA - The City of Bellevue, Wash. plans to convert one-third of its fleet of 345 light-duty vehicles (out of a total fleet of 1,119 vehicles) to hybrids by the end of 2011.

Clean Cities Accepting Proposals for "Green" Transportation in National Parks

WASHINGTON - Cities in the Clean Cities coalitions and national parks can partner with one another to get funding from the $5 million available each year for "green" transportation projects.

NAFA Michigan Chapter Alt-Fuel Conference on March 24

LIVONIA, MI - The NAFA Michigan Chapter Alternative Fuels Conference will cover alternatives, tax incentives, and grant opportunities designed to support alternative fuel and “clean” vehicle procurement.

The City of Houston is working to purchase two Nissan Leaf electric vehicles for its City fleet. (Photo courtesy Nissan)

Houston to Purchase First Nissan Leafs for Fleet

HOUSTON - Houston is expecting delivery of two Nissan Leafs in April for its City fleet.

Tulsa Expands Natural Gas Facilities and Fleet With Grant

TULSA, OK – The City of Tulsa, Okla. now has a high-speed compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and plans to use grant money to purchase CNG-powered vehicles.

Wyoming Begins Converting State Vehicles to Natural Gas

CHEYENNE, WY – The State of Wyoming has channeled $200,000 from the general fund to convert vehicles in the State’s Department of Transportation and Department of Administration and Information to run on natural gas.

The City of Minneapolis currently operates 383 flex-fuel vehicles.

Minneapolis Implements Green Fleet Policy

MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis City Council approved a green fleet policy March 7 written by the fleet division.

Leggett & Platt and Landi Renzo Partner to Produce Natural Gas Vehicles

ATLANTA - L&P CVP, with Landi Renzo, had a Ford E-250 commercial van upfit with a dedicated CNG alternative fuel system.

Enterprise Speaker Stresses Operating Sustainably at 2011 Car Rental Show

Enterprise Holding's head of corporate sustainability, Lee Broughton, spoke about economic, social and environmental sustainability, as well as alternative fuel vehicles at the 2011 Car Rental Show.

NTEA Show Features New Vehicle Launches

INDIANAPOLIS - This year’s NTEA Work Truck Show featured new vehicle launches from a range of manufacturers as well as a number of vehicles with new types of fueling/power systems, from natural gas to propane autogas and electric.

A ZeroTruck model that Dow Kokam will supply the battery system for.

Dow Kokam, ZeroTruck Sign Agreement for Electric Medium Duty Trucks

MIDLAND, MI – Dow Kokam has agreed to supply advanced lithium-ion battery systems for electric Class 3-6 work vehicles made by ZeroTruck.

CODA Sedan

CODA on Track for Sedan Launch Later This Year

BEIJING, CHINA - CODA Automotive CEO Philip Murtaugh said the company is on track to launch sales of its all-electric CODA Sedan in the second half of this year in California, the Detroit News reported.

Tesla Model S Due in Mid-2012

PALO ALTO, CA - Tesla Motors plans to produce 5,000 Model S electric cars in 2012, with U.S. deliveries expected to get under way in mid-year, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The parallel system, designed for Class 6, 7, and 8 vocational trucks, is the latest version of the company’s HybriDrive green propulsion system.

BAE Systems Launches Hybridrive Parallel Propulsion System

JOHNSON CITY, NY - The HybriDrive parallel system is designed to address the needs of vehicles with duty cycles that require higher operating speeds and less frequent stops.

CNG Vehicle Conference Set for Ohio

CANTON, OHIO - Clean Fuels Ohio's CNG Consortium will hold a conference titled "The Compelling Case for NGVs" on March 18 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio.

CNG Conversion Kit Certified for Dodge Ram 1500

CLEVELAND - NatGasCar LLC has received EPA certification for its Ecowise compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle conversion system for Dodge Ram 1500 trucks equipped with the 4.7L V8 engine.

 
 

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