Top News

GEM's e2 model

Polaris to Acquire GEM from Chrysler

MINNEAPOLIS – Off-road vehicle manufacturer Polaris Industries Inc. said it has agreed to acquire Global Electric Motorcars LLC (GEM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chrysler Group LLC and a manufacturer of electric-powered vehicles.

Dallas Transit Agency to Add 4 CNG Fuel Stations

SEAL BEACH, CA - Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. a $40-million contract to design and build four new compressed natural gas (CNG) stations. The stations will support the transition of DART’s fixed route and paratransit bus fleet to 100-percent CNG power.

PERC to Hold Propane Workshop in Calif.

WASHINGTON - The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) will highlight vehicles fueled by propane autogas at events May 3-6 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

Florida Sen. Mike Bennett Promotes Biodiesel Mandate Bill

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Sen. Mike Bennett (R.) has proposed a bill that would mandate minimum biodiesel usage in all diesel fuels sold by dealers or wholesalers in Florida.

Koppy’s Propane Joins Alliance AutoGas

Koppy’s Propane and Alliance AutoGas partner to provide propane fuel to the Pennsylvania marketplace.

USDA Promotes Renewable Fuel in Minn.

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on April 20 highlighted renewable energy contributions to the Minnesota economy while touring CHS Inc., the nation's largest agricultural cooperative and one of the nation's largest suppliers of ethanol fuel. Later, Vilsack led a renewable fuel stakeholders meeting.

Fleets to Participate in Green Driver Challenge

DES PLAINES, IL – NovoNordisk and SimplexGrinnell have signed up to participate in Wheels Inc.’s EcoWheels Green Driver Challenge, in which corporate fleet drivers and employees will learn about and pledge to adopt sustainable practices that minimize the environmental impact of their driving.

Chevrolet VP of U.S. Marketing Rick Scheidt holds the 2011 World Green Car of the Year award.

Chevrolet Volt Named 2011 World Green Car of the Year

NEW YORK – The 2011 Chevrolet Volt was named 2011 World Green Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show on April 21.

Researchers Investigate Secondary Uses for EV Batteries

GOLDEN, CO - The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is teaming with industry and academia to give batteries from electric drive vehicles (EV) a “second life.” NREL’s partner is an industry-academia team led by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE).

Training Program to Launch for EV Charger Installers

PALATINE, IL – Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management, is launching a EcoXpert certification program that includes training for electric vehicle charger installation.

NAFA Michigan Chapter Holds Alternative Fuel Conference

LIVONIA, MI - On March 24 the National Association of Fleet Administrator’s (NAFA) Michigan Chapter held its first ever Alternative Fuel Conference. The group held the conference at the Roush Museum in Livonia, in partnership with Michigan’s Clean Cities Coalitions.

Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf Earn Top Crash Test Ratings

ARLINGTON, VA - The Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf have earned the highest safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the first-ever U.S. crash test evaluations of plug-in electric cars.

Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Named 2011 World Car of the Year

NEW YORK – The all-electric, zero-emission Nissan Leaf was named 2011 World Car of the Year at the New York International Auto Show, edging out the BMW 5-Series and the Audi A8 for the top spot.

Hybrid, Clean Diesel Car Sales Rise Sharply

WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI - High gas prices and a recovering economy led to a 46- percent increase in hybrid and clean diesel sales in March compared to the same month of last year. This jump was about three times higher than the increase in the overall car market last month, according to auto analyst firm Baum and Associates.

Wheego LiFe

Wheego Delivers First LiFe EV

ATLANTA – U.S. automaker Wheego Electric Cars delivered its first Wheego LiFe -- a highway-speed, all-electric car -- on Earth Day, April 22.

Chrysler Developing CNG Vehicle Technology

DETROIT – Chrysler is actively working on compressed natural gas vehicle technology and expects to begin selling CNG-fueled vehicles by 2017, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Earth Day Promotion Gives Access to ChargePoint Network

CAMPBELL, CA - In honor of Earth Day, April 22, Coulomb Technologies said it will send free ChargePass cards to any new electric vehicle owner through the remainder of April 2011.

Nissan to Fix Leaf Software Glitch

NEW YORK – Nissan Motor Co. is asking Nissan Leaf electric vehicle owners to bring their cars back to their dealers so that a software glitch can be fixed. The problem has resulted in engine restarting problems in a small number of Leafs, the automaker said.

Toyota Launches Registration Web Site for Prius Plug-In Hybrid

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. introduced a new online order system that will launch later this year for the all-new Prius Plug-in Hybrid.

Fuel Cell Vehicle Sales Projected to Cross 1 Million Mark in 2020

BOULDER, CO – Commercial sales of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) will likely reach the key milestone of 1 million vehicles by 2020, with a cumulative 1.2 million vehicles sold by the end of that year, according to a new report from Pike Research.

Ford Pushes for EV Readiness Across U.S.

DEARBORN, MI – While Ford is gearing up to launch the all-new Focus Electric later this year and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid in 2012, cities around the country also are preparing for the arrival of new electric vehicles.

Oakland Plant to Launch Biodiesel Retail Sales

OAKLAND, CA – Sirona Fuels, which owns a commercial-scale biodiesel production facility in the San Francisco Bay Area, announced that its biodiesel fuel will be available for purchase at the Blue Sky Bio-Fuels facility in Oakland beginning on Earth Day, April 22.

DOE, Google Partner to Help Motorists Locate EV Charging Stations

GOLDEN, CO – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is partnering with Google Inc. – as well as more than 80 leading organizations in electric vehicle (EV) deployment -- on a project aimed at providing motorists and fleets with up-to-date information on EV charging station locations.

DOE to Provide $5 Million for EV Infrastructure Projects

WASHINGTON - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the availability of $5 million in new funding for community-based efforts to deploy electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and charging stations.

Green Fleet Magazine and Website Launch

TORRANCE, CA – Bobit Business Media has expanded the Green Fleet brand to include its new Green Fleet magazine and website, GreenFleetMagazine.com, in addition to the Green Fleet Conference, and Green Fleet email newsletter.

 

FleetFAQ

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All
 

Grants & Subsidies

Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Find your closest station or plan a route. Locate biodiesel, electric, ethanol, hydrogen, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquified natural gas (LNG), and propane across America.

Start Your Search