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DOT Announces $101.4 Million to Promote Clean Fuel Technologies

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that transit providers will be able to compete for a share of $101.4 million in federal funding by proposing innovative projects that create green jobs, promote the use of clean fuels and cut the nation's dependence on oil.

Westport, GM to Team on Natural Gas Engine Research

VANCOUVER, BC – Westport Innovations Inc., a leader in alternative fuel technologies, said it has entered into an agreement with General Motors to help develop advanced natural gas engine technology.

FedEx Express Adding 24 EVs to Delivery Fleet

MEMPHIS, TN – Within the next couple months, FedEx Express plans to add 24 new all-electric vehicles to its delivery fleet. A subsidiary of FedEx Corp., FedEx Express is more than doubling its all-electric fleet to reach a total of 43 electric vehicles.

Florida National Guard Operates Biodiesel Program

STARKE, FL – The Florida National Guard is recycling used vegetable oil to produce biodiesel to fuel maintenance vehicles at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, located in Clay County.

Natural Gas Fleet Workshop Set for N.C.

CONCORD, NC – A workshop aimed at educating fleet operators about the benefits of natural gas vehicles is scheduled for July 12, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Concord, N.C., just north of Charlotte.

CNG-Powered Dairy Trucks on the Way

IRVINE, CA -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. said it has received a $434,000 contract from Agility Fuel Systems to supply high-capacity natural gas on-board storage tanks for use in Class 8 dairy trucks powered by renewable natural gas.

Sun Metro Extends LNG Contract

SEAL BEACH, CA -- Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said it has been awarded a three-year contract extension to supply LNG fuel to Sun Metro, the public transit agency serving the city of El Paso, Texas, and neighboring New Mexico communities.

Fisker Chooses EV Connect for Vehicle Chargers

CULVER CITY, CA -- EV Connect, which provides electric vehicle infrastructure solutions, announced it has landed an exclusive services agreement with Fisker Automotive, which makes extended-range electric vehicles.

The future of the Think City EV is uncertain.

EV Maker Think Global Files for Bankruptcy in Norway

NEW YORK – Norwegian electric vehicle maker Think Global AS has filed for bankruptcy protection in Norway, and a court-appointed trustee is expected to assume management over the company, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Mercedes-Benz has tested its fuel-cell technology with its B-Class Fuel Cell car.

Mercedes-Benz Accelerates Fuel-Cell Car Plans

NEW YORK – Mercedes-Benz has decided to accelerate plans for volume production of its fuel-cell car, moving the target from 2015 to 2014, according to a report from Edmunds Inside Line.

A Transit Connect Taxi, fueled by CNG, fills up in Chicago.

More Taxi Fleets Adding CNG-Fueled Ford Transit Connects

DEARBORN, MI -- Taxi Medallion Management LLC, headquartered in Chicago, put 12 Ford Transit Connect Taxis powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) into service on June 16, as part of an event celebrating the increased presence of CNG in Chicago.

Fisker Expanding Workforce in Delaware

WILMINGTON, DE – Plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle maker Fisker Automotive announced plans to hire about 120 employees to work at its re-commissioned plant in Wilmington, Del.

New Jersey Natural Gas Seeks to Build CNG Stations

WALL, NJ -- New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) on June 16 submitted a filing with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities seeking authority to invest up to $15 million to build compressed natural gas vehicle refueling stations in Monmouth, Ocean and Morris counties.

Odyne Systems has developed a hybrid solution for work trucks.

Odyne Introduces New Hybrid Propulsion System for Work Trucks

WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Odyne Systems LLC, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty work trucks, introduced its new advanced hybrid propulsion system at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Va.

AAA to Deploy Mobile EV Chargers This Summer

ORLANDO, FL -- AAA, the nation's largest motor club, announced that in July it will unveil an electric vehicle mobile charging unit designed for use in AAA’s roadside assistance operations.

Gaithersburg, Md., Resumes Biodiesel Program

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Two and a half years ago, the city of Gaithersburg, Md., abandoned its biodiesel fleet program because a bacterial buildup in the city’s fuel tank was causing filters on the city’s fleet vehicles to clog. But according to Gazette.Net, city officials are hopeful that problem has been resolved.

Westport Innovations to Acquire Italy-Based CNG/LPG Firm

VANCOUVER, CANADA – Westport Innovations Inc., a leader in alternative fuel technologies, announced it has agreed to purchase Emer S.p.A. (Emer) of Brescia, Italy, for 27 million euros (approximately $39.6 million in U.S. dollars).

Report Underscores Potential of Renewable Natural Gas

NEW YORK -- Nonprofit group Energy Vision announced the release of a special report to help raise visibility of renewable natural gas and to promote its use in the U.S. as a transportation fuel.

Quantum to Exhibit PHEV F-150 at Fleet Managers Conference

IRVINE, CA -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. announced plans to exhibit its F-150 Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) pickup truck at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference held June 19-22 in Williamsburg, Va.

Fair Oaks Dairy Affiliate to Add CNG Fueling Station in Indiana

SEAL BEACH, CA -- Renewable Dairy Fuels, an affiliate of major Indiana milk producer Fair Oaks Dairy, has contracted with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to build and operate a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

ClipperCreek's LCS-25 EV charger

ClipperCreek Introduces LCS-25 EV Charger

AUBURN, CA -- ClipperCreek Inc. has introduced the LCS-25 – a compact, high-power electric vehicle charge station for residential and small business applications. The station is priced at $995.

EV Charging Network Planned for Canada in 2012

MONTRÉAL, CANADA - Hydro-Québec and its partners -- RONA, les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, METRO and the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) – announced plans for "The Electric Circuit," Canada’s first public charging network for plug-in electric vehicles.

Wayne Seeks to Encourage More Flex-Fuel Pumps in Indiana

AUSTIN, TX -- Wayne, a company specializing in fuel dispensers and technologies, has rolled out an incentive program for distributors in conjunction with the Indiana Corn Marketing Council’s (ICMC) Flex Fuel Pump Program.

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition With Plug-in Hybrid

WASHINGTON - Students from Virginia Tech University emerged as overall winners of “EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge” using an extended-range electric vehicle they designed and built. The plug-in hybrid car runs on E85 ethanol when it’s not running on electricity.

Toyota to Introduce EV Charger in Japan

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN – Toyota Motor Corp. and its customer-service IT company Toyota Media Service have co-developed a charger for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

 

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