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Glastonbury, Conn., Plans to Expand NGV Fleet

GLASTONBURY, CT – The town of Glastonbury, Conn., is taking steps to add up to eight more natural gas-fueled vehicles to its fleet, the Hartford Courant reported.

Coca-Cola, GE Among Newest Members of National Clean Fleets Partnership

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that six new corporate partners have joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership. The new partners -- Coca-Cola, Enterprise Holdings, General Electric, OSRAM SYLVANIA, Ryder and Staples -- operate a total of nearly a million commercial vehicles nationwide.

Propel Fuels Launches Fleet Rebate Program

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Propel Fuels, a leading West Coast retailer of E85 Flex Fuel and biodiesel, has launched a volume rebate program for fleet customers.

Toyota Recalling 82,200 MY 2006-2007 Hybrid Vehicles

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. is recalling approximately 45,500 Highlander Hybrid and 36,700 Lexus RX 400h model-year 2006-2007 vehicles sold in the U.S.

Isuzu Commercial Trucks Can Run on Biodiesel

JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. confirmed that all of its 2011 and forward model-year diesel engines -- including those in the popular N-Series truck models and Isuzu Reach commercial van – can run on up to 20-percent biodiesel blends (B20).

Johnson Controls Investing in Start-Stop Vehicle Technology

MILWAUKEE -- Johnson Controls Inc. announced plans to invest $138.5 million to convert its battery plant near Toledo, Ohio, into an Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery facility for Start-Stop and other high-efficiency vehicles.

Laguna Beach, Calif., Installs EV Charging Stations

CAMPBELL, CA – Laguna Beach city leaders recently joined representatives from Coulomb Technologies to celebrate the installation of two new ChargePoint Network electric vehicle charging stations in the city’s downtown district.

Lamanna Joins BAE Systems’ Management Team

JOHNSON CITY, NY -- BAE Systems has named Bob Lamanna as director of global service and support for power and energy management, which includes the company’s family of HybriDrive hybrid electric propulsion systems.

Dixon Offering Biodiesel Discounts to Fleets

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ -- Dixon Energy said it is offering significant volume discounts to public and private fleets to encourage them to use the company’s biodiesel. The company installed the first biodiesel pump in Morris County in 2009, and it remains the only one in the region.

Toyota Prius PLUS Performance Package

2011 Toyota Prius Offers New PLUS Performance Package

TORRANCE, CA -- The Toyota Prius is offering a new accessory package for 2011. First debuted at the 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, the Prius PLUS Performance Package features components of the new PLUS hybrid performance line from Toyota Racing Development (TRD).

Mohawk Industries, CEVA and Golden Eagle Fleets Add Natural Gas Trucks

MIAMI -- Ryder System Inc. said it has secured lease agreements for 87 heavy-duty natural gas trucks from customers -- including Mohawk Industries and CEVA -- looking to take advantage of the fuel-cost savings and environmental benefits of alternative fuel-powered vehicles.

GreenRoad360 Adds Fuel-Saving Features

REDWOOD CITY, CA – GreenRoad, a company specializing in fleet driver performance and safety management, has added new fuel-saving features to its GreenRoad 360 management solution.

Clean Energy Pathways to Supply Biodiesel to Dorly Petroleum

DOTHAN, AL -- Clean Energy Pathways Inc., an alternative and renewable energy company, has signed a letter of intent to provide 40,000 barrels (1,680,000 gallons) of ASTM-grade biodiesel to Dorly Petroleum.

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.

 

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