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2013 Chevrolet Volt Boosts EV Range to 38 Miles

DETROIT – General Motors has boosted the electric charge range, and consequently the miles-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) on the 2013-MY Chevrolet Volt. The new charge range is 38 miles, increasing MPGe from 94 to 98, and the total range for the vehicle to 380 miles.

The Beetle TDI features VW’s 2.0L turbocharged, direct-injection Clean Diesel engine that produces 140 hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque.

VW Beetle TDI Clean Diesel Coupe Starts at $23,295

HERNDON, VA – The Beetle TDI features VW’s 2.0L turbocharged, direct-injection Clean Diesel engine that produces 140 hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. When equipped with a manual transmission, the model has manufacturer fuel economy estimates of 41 mpg highway and 32 mpg city.

Calif. Agencies Ordered to Use Reconditioned Parts & Solar-Reflective Colored Vehicles

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of General Services recently issued management memos mandating steps that State agencies must take the reduce fleet costs and protect the environment.

Call for Sustainability All-Star Nominations

TORRANCE, CA – Green Fleet magazine is looking for nominations of individuals who have made significant contributions to environmental sustainability in the fleet industry.

Ohio Auditor Says Biodiesel More Expensive than Diesel

COLUMBUS, OH – According to Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost, using regular diesel fuel over biodiesel would save the Ohio Department of Transportation roughly $800,000 per year.

Full EPA MPGe ratings for the Fit EV are 132/105/118 city/highway/combined, according to the automaker.

2013 Honda Fit EV Achieves 118 MPGe EPA Rating

TORRANCE, CA – The 2013 Honda Fit EV, has received a combined adjusted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe, and a consumption rating of 29 kilowatt hours (kWh) per 100 miles.

Landi Renzo USA Adds CNG-Powered Ford 6.8L V-10 Engine to Portfolio

TORRANCE, CA – Landi Renzo USA / Baytech, a subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA, announced the addition of the EPA-approved CNG-powered 2012 Ford 6.8L V-10 engine, available for order immediately.

West Coast Electric Highway Expands to Washington, Now Extends to Canadian Border

BELLINGHAM, WA – The West Coast Electric Highway opened two new electric vehicle (EV) charging sites, extending the highway to the Canadian border and opening it to EV drivers from both countries.

Aqua America to Transition Fleet to CNG

BRYN MAWR, PA – Aqua Pennsylvania, the company’s largest subsidiary, has been piloting CNG vehicles for more than a year and has already planned for a slow-fill station at its Springfield Operations Center in Delaware County.

More Green Vehicles for FedEx Express

LONGMONT, CO – UQM Technologies Inc.announced it has begun supplying Boulder EV with PowerPhase HD 220 electric drive systems to build new electric delivery vans for FedEx Express.

G&K Services Tests Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks

MINNEAPOLIS – G&K Services worked with the State of California’s Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to obtain the vehicles.

Toyota Sells 4 Million Hybrids Globally

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in Japan announced its global hybrid vehicle sales totaled four million units through April 2012.

Florida Power & Light Gets PHEV F-150

IRVINE, CA - Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies said it has delivered a pilot version of a Ford F-150, featuring a plug-in-hybrid electric (PHEV) drive system to Florida Power & Light Company.

South Carolina Landfill to Run Fleet on CNG

EASLEY, SC – The operators of Greenpointe Landfill in northern Anderson County say their new gas-powered refuse trucks represent their early steps toward running a “clean and green” company that recycles construction and demolition debris.

Tesla Counts Down to Model S Deliveries

PALO ALTO, CA – Tesla Motors will begin customer deliveries June 22. The company plans to webcast the actual delivery ceremony on teslamotors.com.

PSI Introduces New 8.8L Gas-Hybrid System

WOOD DALE, IL – Power Solutions International, Inc. (PSI) introduced its newly designed and engineered 8.8L Gas-Hybrid System, extending its engine line beyond Class 4 and 5 vehicles to Class 6 and 7 applications.

MTA Unveils New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus and Alt-Fuel Facility

FLINT, MI – The Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) recently unveiled its new hydrogen fuel cell bus and opened its alternative-fuel facility in Grand Blanc Township.

Retail pricing for the new C-MAX

Ford Prices C-MAX Hybrid at $25,995 MSRP

DEARBORN, MI – Ford announced retail pricing for its new C-MAX Hybrid compact hybrid utility vehicle, at $25,995, and that dealers are beginning to place orders for the vehicles.

Westport Takes Natural Gas Pickup on Road Trip

PLYMOUTH, MI – Westport Innovations took its first natural gas pickup truck on a 700-mile road trip across the Eastern U.S. this week driving entirely on compressed natural gas.

XL Hybrids Announces New Partnership to Certify AAMCO for Vehicle Services

BOSTON – XL Hybrids, Inc. has signed an agreement with Henley Transmission Services to certify AAMCO technicians to install and service hybrid electric conversions.

CODA Makes First Fleet Sale to AEP Ohio

LOS ANGELES – CODA Automotive, the developer and manufacturer of the all-electric CODA, announced the delivery of its first fleet vehicle sale to AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power.

NHTSA Hosts Technical Workshop on Electric Vehicle Safety

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently hosted a technical workshop to discuss regulatory and safety considerations for electric vehicles.

La Brea Bakery’s four trucks will travel a combined estimated 1,120 miles a week throughout Los Angeles County to more than 80 retailers and restaurants.

L.A. Bakery Rolls Out Electric Delivery Trucks

LOS ANGELES – La Brea Bakery, a national artisan bread brand, announced its four new electric trucks designed by Smith Electric Vehicles will be rolling out in Los Angeles.

FedEx Express Progressing Quickly Toward 2020 Fuel-Efficiency Goal

MEMPHIS, TN – FedEx Express announced it has made progress toward its goal of improving its fleet’s fuel economy by 20 percent by 2020 -- now 16.6 percent more fuel efficient compared to its average fuel efficiency in 2005.

EV Charging Stations Available in Portland Shopping Center

PORTLAND, OR – ECOtality, Inc. and Glimcher’s Lloyd Center announced the completion of four Blink Wall Mount electric vehicle (EV) charging stations located at the northwest corner of the shopping center.

 

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