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ECOtality Awarded $26.4M for Advanced Vehicle Testing & Evaluation

SAN FRANCISCO – ECOtality Inc. announced that its subsidiary, ECOtality North America, has been awarded a $26.4 million contract by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct the DOE’s Advanced Vehicle Testing and Evaluation (AVTE) project.

GE, Nissan Sign R&D Agreement to Fast-Track EV Adoption

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI -- GE and Nissan have signed a two-year research collaboration to speed up the development of a reliable, robust smart charging infrastructure to fuel mass-market adoption of electric cars like the Nissan Leaf.

Dow, Argonne National Laboratory Team on New Battery Materials

MIDLAND, MI – The Dow Chemical Co. and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have signed an agreement for a multi-year research collaboration to jointly develop the next generation of materials for advanced battery technologies.

GE Energy Partners with Inovateus Solar for Carport Charging Stations

TORONTO -- GE Energy Industrial Solutions said it has reached a partnership agreement to work with Inovateus Solar, a U.S. solar-power distribution and integration company, to build new solar carports with electric vehicle (EV) chargers.

Propane Autogas Fleet Webinar Set for Oct. 20

TORRANCE, CA – A free webinar, “Propane Autogas: The Zero Compromise Alternative Fuel Solution,” will be held at 11 a.m. PDT on Oct. 20. Panelists include Todd Mouw of ROUSH CleanTech, Tony Dale of Ferrellgas, Michael Baessler of American Residential Services, and Tom Armstrong of ThyssenKrupp Elevator.

Ford Electric Vehicle Home Charging Station

UL Certification Issued for Ford Focus Electric Charging Station

MELVILLE, NY – Electrical device manufacturer Leviton and Ford Motor Co. said the new Ford Electric Vehicle (EV) Home Charging Station has drawn UL certification for UL 2231, UL 2251 and UL 2594. The new Level 2 EV charging device, designed exclusively for Ford, is also compatible with all additional industry safety standards and recommended practices, including SAE J1772 and NEC 625.

Fuel Cell Vehicle Market Projected to Reach $16.9 Billion by 2020

BOULDER, CO – According to a recent report from Pike Research, cumulative commercial sales of fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) will surpass 1 million by the end of this decade, generating $16.9 billion in annual revenue by 2020.

Schwan's Home Service, ThyssenKrupp Partner with Clean Cities

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program announced that Schwan's Home Delivery and ThyssenKrupp Elevator have joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership.

Ohio Governor Urges Multi-State Fleet Transition to CNG

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio Governor John Kasich is trying to persuade his fellow Republican governors in Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania to join him in transitioning state fleets to vehicles running on compressed natural gas, according to a Bloomberg news report.

2011 Green Fleet Conference: Doing Everything Possible to Green Our Fleets

DALLAS - Despite numerous attempts, the U.S. has never successfully transitioned to an alternative-fuel vehicle technology. What do we need to do to successfully transition away from our total reliance on petroleum in transportation?

Gear Up for the 2012 Green Fleet Conference

DALLAS - Attendees at the 2011 Green Fleet Conference helped make the 4th annual event the largest, best attended, and most dynamic one yet.

2011 Green Fleet Conference: ARI Hosts Environmental Compliance Panel

DALLAS - Automotive Resources International (ARI) moderated a panel entitled, "Coping with Environmental Compliance" at the 2011 Green Fleet Conference, October 4, in Grapevine, Texas.

2011 Green Fleet Conference: PERC’s Propane Autogas Pavilion Hub for Sustainable Solutions

DALLAS - Vehicles fueled by propane autogas and propane-fueled commercial mowers made a strong showing among fleet managers at this year’s Green Fleet Conference. The 2011 Propane Hero Award was presented to Frito-Lay by the Texas Propane Gas Association and Dr. Robert Cluck, the mayor of Arlington, Texas.

Venchurs CNG F-250.

2011 Green Fleet Conference: Venchurs Gets Serious About CNG

DALLAS and ADRIAN, MI – Venchurs announced Venchurs Vehicle Systems (VVS); its new division and Build Center located in Adrian, Mich., and displayed its unique F-250 on the show floor.

2011 Green Fleet Conference: Sessions Standing Room Only

DALLAS – The theme of the 2011 Green Fleet Conference, “Going Green Makes More Cents,” rang true throughout Monday’s sessions.

2011 Green Fleet Conference: Johnson Controls Shares its Simple Action Plan

DALLAS – The second keynote speech of the 2011 Green Fleet Conference was provided by John Schaaf, vice president, market development and power solutions for Johnson Controls, Inc. used his experience with federal policy on vehicle electrification programs to share what he called the “Simple Action Plan"

2011 Green Fleet Conference: Mayor Bartlett Opens Green Fleet Conference to Packed House

DALLAS – On his way to Washington, D.C. to speak about clean energy, Mayor Dewey Bartlett of Tulsa, Okla., opened the 2011 Green Fleet Conference with the first keynote speech on Monday.


2011 Green Fleet Conference: Q&A with Greg Zilberfarb of PERC

DALLAS - Greg Zilberfarb, consultant for the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), met with Green Fleet magazine during his visit to Green Fleet Conference to update fleet managers on vehicles fueled by propane autogas, and provide further insights from today’s panel discussion, “What Fleets Need to Know Beforehand About Propane Autogas Implementation.”

2011 Green Fleet Conference: Fleet Manager's Insight on Vehicles Fueled by Propane Autogas

DALLAS - Vehicles fueled by the nation’s third most common vehicle fuel, propane autogas, provide an economic, environmental, and high-performance solution for fleet managers in attendance at this week’s Green Fleet Conference.

DOE Awards $8.4 Million for Projects to Improve Engine and Powertrain Efficiency

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced $8.4 million over three to four years for suppliers and vehicle manufacturers to develop and demonstrate technologies that increase the efficiency of engines and powertrain systems for future vehicles.

Study Finds Benefits of Plug-in Vehicles Depend on Battery Size

PITTSBURGH — According to a new study from Carnegie Mellon University, plug-in vehicles with small battery packs and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) that don't plug in can reduce life cycle impacts from air emissions and enhance oil security at low or no additional cost over a lifetime. But plug-in vehicles with large battery packs are more costly and may have higher or lower emissions than HEVs, depending on where and when they are plugged in.

Maryland Gov. O’Malley Set to Speak at HTUF Conference

PASADENA, CA – Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is scheduled to deliver a keynote address on Oct. 11 at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference & Expo 2011 in Baltimore. O'Malley is expected to discuss the success of green fleet programs such as the Maryland Hybrid Truck Initiative.

Peoria Disposal Co. to Add 12 CNG Trucks to Fleet

PEORIA, IL – Peoria Disposal Co. has plans to acquire a fleet of 12 compressed natural gas trucks and open a CNG fueling station at the company’s headquarters, the Peoria Journal Star reported. The refuse company is teaming with California-based Clean Energy Fuels on the project.

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck

Tulsa and Arlington Mayors to Appear at Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA -- Dewey Bartlett, mayor of Tulsa, Okla., and Dr. Robert Cluck, mayor of Arlington, Texas, are among the scheduled speakers for this year’s Green Fleet Conference & Expo, organizers announced. The event will be held Oct. 3-4 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.

NRG Energy, University of Delaware Developing EV-to-Grid Technology

PRINCETON, NJ -- NRG Energy Inc. said it is partnering with the University of Delaware on eV2g, a company commercializing new technology that will enable EV owners to sell electric storage services from the batteries of parked EVs to help stabilize the electricity grid.



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