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Cooking Grease Converted to Vehicle Biodiesel

WASHINGTON - Some Clean Cities coalitions, supported by the Vehicle Technologies Program in the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), have worked with their local governments to convert used cooking oil to biodiesel.

South Carolina Opens EV Charging Network

COLUMBIA, SC - More than 80 charging stations are being deployed in South Carolina cities: Columbia, Spartanburg, Greenville, Rock Hill, Union, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Blythewood, and Charleston. The electric vehicle charging network opened Dec. 8.

DTE Energy Signs Deal with AMP Electric Vehicles to Electrify Fleet Vehicles

CINCINNATI - AMP Holding Inc., and DTE Energy, the Detroit-headquartered diversified energy company providing gas and electric services to Michigan homes and businesses, jointly announced the signing of an agreement for Amp to "electrify" three of DTE Energy's fleet vehicles.

Northern Lights Energy Commits to Purchase 1,000 AMP Electric Vehicles

CINCINNATI - AMP Holding Inc., a company engaged in the emission-free electrification of OEM vehicles, announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Northern Lights Energy (NLE) to introduce all-electric SUVs to Iceland as part of its national electric vehicle (EV) project.

The HDR1 Eco Plus is now available through Continental dealers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico in load ranges G and H, size 275/80R22.5.

Gaining SmartWay Traction: Continental Introduces HDR1 Eco Plus

FORT MILL, SC - Leading the SmartWay challenge, the Commercial Tire Division of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) introduced one of the few open-shoulder drive tires to be verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for low rolling resistance - the HDR1 Eco Plus.

New England Companies Order CNG Ford Transit Connect Taxis

BOSTON - Two Connecticut taxi cab companies -- Metro Taxi in West Haven, Conn., and the Yellow Cab Co. in Bloomfield, Conn. -- have each ordered 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of the Ford Transit Connect Taxi for their fleets.

Public EV Charging Station Installed in Philadelphia

CAMPBELL, CA - Coulomb Technologies announced that the first public ChargePoint networked charging station for electric vehicles is now installed in Philadelphia.

South Bronx Station Starts Offering B5 Biodiesel

NEW YORK - A Sunoco station in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx is now offering B5 biodiesel to fleet customers, Biodiesel Magazine reported.

French-American EV Forum Set for Wednesday

PASADENA, CA - CALSTART, a California-based transportation technologies consortium, and UBIFrance, a French trade commission, are sponsoring a free French-American EV Technology Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, Calif.

Growing Chinese EV Market Helps Boost AC Propulsion

LOS ANGELES - AC Propulsion, a global leader in electric drive development and manufacturing, announced plans to expand its production capacity and upgrade manufacturing processes with a new facility in Beijing.

GreenRoad Offers Solutions to Curb Idling

REDWOOD SHORES, CA - GreenRoad, which helps fleets promote safer and more efficient driving practices, is adding an "idling performance solution" to its overall service so that fleets can further reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.

Magazine Honors Volt's Propulsion System

PONTIAC, MI - Ward's AutoWorld has included the Chevrolet Volt's propulsion system on the magazine's list of "10 Best Engines" for 2011 in North America.

Hertz and Starwood Hotels Partner on Electric Vehicles

PARK RIDGE, NJ - The Hertz Corp., an international giant in the car rental industry, announced a joint partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide that will bring the Hertz Global EV program to key Starwood select-service hotels in North America. The Hertz Global EV program offers electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids to car-sharing and rental customers worldwide.

Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics have begun shipping the first Ford Transit Connect Electrics to early customers in North America and to the United Kingdom for a demonstration project.

Ford & Azure Dynamics Mark Production and Delivery of First Transit Connect Electrics

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics have begun shipping the first Ford Transit Connect Electrics to early customers in North America and to the United Kingdom for a demonstration project.

BAF Technologies Teams With Clean Vehicle Solutions

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Clean Vehicle Solutions LLC, a small vehicle manufacturer, and BAF Technologies Inc. have entered a joint agreement to drive installations of BAF CalComp natural gas (CNG) systems through Clean Vehicle Solutions' small vehicle manufacturing facility in New Jersey.

Electrification Coalition Releases 'Fleet Electrification Roadmap'

WASHINGTON - The Electrification Coalition released a new report, titled Fleet Electrification Roadmap, which analyzes the benefits and challenges of electric vehicle deployment. The study recommends policies aimed at accelerating conversion of the 16 million government and commercial fleet vehicles on the road in the U.S.

Forty-four fleet management professionals were present to discuss and learn about alternative fuel technologies.

MEMA Meeting Focuses on Alternative Fuels

CULVER CITY, CA - The Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) held a meeting at the City of Culver City, Calif., on Dec. 2. Forty-four fleet management professionals were present to discuss and learn about alternative fuel technologies.

Yoshi Inaba, president and COO of Toyota Motor North America (center), hands the keys to a Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (left) and Janette Sadik-Khan, commissio

New York City to Demo Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles

NEW YORK - New York City will soon be operating five new Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles (PHVs) on city streets as part of Toyota's partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Dow Kokam and PVI Partner in Deployment of First Fully Electric Refuse Trucks

LYON, FRANCE - Dow Kokam and PVI announced Dec. 3 an agreement to supply advanced lithium polymer battery systems to power the first-ever fully electric refuse trucks. The 26-ton, zero-emission truck will eliminate 130 tons of CO2 per truck per year.

"With Darkcasting, we're providing a mobile studio from which an entertaining talk show takes place against a moving cityscape. It helps us see the car through the lens of creative people from a varie

Lexus Captures the Conversation from Inside The New CT 200h Hybrid with 'Darkcasting

TORRANCE, CA - Introducing "Darkcasting." It's part test drive, part late night talk show, part real time feedback. It's a series hosted by actress and stand-up comedian Whitney Cummings that captures the (nearly) unfiltered conversations of influential personalities who take the new Lexus hybrid for a spin in their home cities.

ROUSH CleanTech Announces Company Leaders

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Enterprises presents a winning lineup with the announcement of Joe Thompson and Todd Mouw leading the company's newest venture, ROUSH CleanTech , a product-based alternative fuel-powered engine company destined to change the way fleets do business.

Toyota Introduces RAV4 EV at 2010 L.A. Auto Show (Video)

Jim Lentz, president of Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., introduces the RAV4 EV at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 17, 2010.

New England Cab Companies to Add Ford Alt-Fuel Units to Fleets

Metro Taxi of West Haven, Conn., and The Yellow Cab Company of Bloomfield, Conn., each ordered 20 Transit Connect Taxis with CNG preparation engine packages.

On the right stands one of three Eaton Pow-R-Station Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations donated by Eaton Corporation to the City of Raleigh, N.C. (Photo: Business Wire)

City of Raleigh to Install 25-30 EV Charging Stations

RALEIGH, NC - The City of Raleigh was awarded a $125,000 grant to install 25-30 public charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles, accepted by City council in mid-November. In addition, Eaton Corporation has donated to the City three high-speed electric vehicle charging stations that can recharge a vehicle in just four to six hours.

Green Vehicles Partners With Leyden Energy

SALINAS, CA - Green Vehicles, a California-based automaker that produces the Triac electric vehicle, has teamed with lithium-ion battery company Leyden Energy.


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