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GSA Purchased One-Fourth of US Hybrid Vehicles

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's administration has bought almost a fourth of the Ford and General Motors hybrid vehicles sold since he took office, a drastic increase in federal fleet hybrid purchases.

Grant Money Available for Missouri Diesel Fleets

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has been awarded a federal grant to implement diesel emission reduction projects in the St. Louis, Kansas City, southwest Missouri, and southeast Missouri areas. Public and private fleets in these areas that operate diesel on- and off-road vehicles and equipment can apply for grant funding through local organizations.

National Park Takes Delivery of 7 Hybrid Vehicles

GATLINBURG, TN - Great Smoky Mountains National Park recently took delivery of seven Ford Escape Hybrid vehicles that were purchased using a $197,550 grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Program.

Government Fleet recently had the opportunity to test drive the THINK City at Bobit Business Media headquarters in Torrance, Calif. In the passenger seat is Michael Lock, chief marketing office

THINK City Car Coming to U.S. in 2011

TORRANCE, CA - The THINK City, a modern urban vehicle, will be released in the U.S. as a two-seater model, providing "healthy" cargo space. Fleet editors recently had an opportunity to experience the electric vehicle at Bobit Business Media headquarters.

Pictured are Rhea Courtney Bozic, Clean Cities New York, chief judge; David Mills, City of Oceanside, Calif., judge; Dave Seavey, fleet manager, City of Seattle, No. 1 Green Fleet in North America for

Seattle Named No. 1 Government Green Fleet in North America

SAN DIEGO - The 40 winners of the 2010 Government Green Fleet Awards were announced at the Green Fleet Conference in October, with the City of Seattle named as the No. 1 Government Green Fleet in North America. Tom Johnson, author of the 100 Best Fleets program, presented an award and $1,000 check to Dave Seavey, fleet manager for the City of Seattle.

The Sentinel Police Mobility Vehicle can travel at speeds up to 29 mph.

Denver Airport Police Uses Electric Mobility Vehicles

DENVER - The Denver International Airport is utilizing Sentinel Police Mobility Vehicles from Xtreme Green Products. Officers use the electric vehicles to address the traffic flow of the airport.

The NYPD will deploy the T3 Series Electric Stand-up Vehicle by T3 Motion, Inc.

NYPD to Deploy Electric Stand-Up Vehicles

NEW YORK - The New York Police Department will be utilizing six T3 Series Electric Stand-up Vehicles from T3 Motion, Inc., part of a multi-unit purchase order shipped recently. The units will enable the department to increase patrol capabilities, especially in subways and crowded areas.

Veolia Environmental Services Adopts Compressed Natural Gas Technology for Fort Myers Fleet

FORT MYERS, FL - Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., the solid waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA), announced the introduction of a new fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered trucks to its Fort Myers (Lee County) service area.

Cummins Confirms Support for Greenhouse Gas & Fuel-Efficiency Standards

COLUMBUS, IN - Cummins Inc. further confirmed its support for greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency standards for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles and engines during its testimony at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) public hearing in Chicago.

Paper Transport's CNG-Powered Freightliner Trucks Reach More Than 130,000 Miles

PORTLAND, OR - Paper Transport, one of the nation's leading regional truckload service carriers, recently reached more than 130,000 miles each on its two Freightliner Business Class M2 112 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles.

Ryder to Offer DEF at All Full-Service Locations in North America

MIAMI, FL - Ryder System, Inc. , a transportation and supply chain management solution company, will soon be offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at every full service Ryder location in North America.

Duke Energy Working on EV Battery Reuse Project

CHARLOTTE, NC - Duke Energy and Tokyo-based ITOCHU Corp. have signed an agreement to collaborate on advanced energy technologies, starting with the evaluation and testing of second-life applications for electric vehicle batteries.

Chevrolet Volt Named 'Green Car of the Year'

LOS ANGELES - The 2011 Chevrolet Volt has been named Green Car Journal's 2011 Green Car of the Year. The Volt is the first-ever electric vehicle to take the prize.

N.J. Transit Acquires 10 Azure Hybrid Shuttle Buses

OAK PARK, MI - Azure Dynamics Corp., a leader in hybrid electric and electric components and powertrain systems for commercial vehicles, announced the sale of 10 Balance Hybrid Electric shuttle buses to New Jersey Transit on behalf of six transit agencies within the state.

CODA Teams With Hertz for EV Rental

SANTA MONICA, CA - Electric car and battery company CODA Automotive is partnering with rental car giant Hertz Corp. to make the CODA all-electric Sedan available at select Southern California Hertz locations.

AMD Installs EV Charging Stations

SUNNYVALE, CA - Technology firm Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) said it has installed three Coulomb Technologies-manufactured ChargePoint electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the company's Austin, Texas, campus for employee use.

EV Charging Stations Coming to S.C.

CHARLESTON, SC - Plug In Carolina, a nonprofit group coordinating state efforts to build an electric vehicle infrastructure, announced that its EV charging network will charge its first car during a ceremony at the South Carolina Statehouse at 10 a.m. on Dec. 8.

New Transmission Draws Interest from EV Makers

PROVO, UT - VMT Technologies announced that two electric vehicle manufacturers -- Kentucky-based Vision Motor Cars and Korean-based Leo Motors -- have requested the use of VMT's new transmission technology for their cars.

Infiniti M35h Features Pedestrian Warning System

FRANKLIN, TN - The new 2012 Infiniti M35h, the first-ever Infiniti hybrid, features a standard audible pedestrian warning system. The new Infiniti M Hybrid is set to go on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide in early 2011.

Report: Algae Biofuel Requires Long-Term Investment

BERKELEY, CA - A new report from the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) in Berkeley, Calif., projects that development of cost-competitive algae biofuel production will require much more long-term research, development and demonstration. In the meantime, several non-fuel applications of algae could serve to advance the nascent industry.

Nissan LEAF EPA-Rated 'Best' in Class for Fuel Efficiency & Environment

FRANKLIN, TN - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved its fuel-economy label for the 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF, rating the vehicle to be "best" in the midsize vehicle class for fuel efficiency and "best" for the environment.

The XLT Premium Wagon offers more comfort and visibility for second-row passengers, according to Ford.

Ford Debuts New Personal-Use Package for Transit Connect

Ford debuted a new personal-use package for the 2011 Transit Connect at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Snohomish County Fleet Facility to Reduce Energy Use

EVERETT, WA - Snohomish County has pledged to reduce energy use in County facilities by 10 percent below the 2007-2009 average during the next three years. This includes changes in fleet maintenance facilities and vehicles.

The Buick LaCrosse with eAssist was revealed at the 2010 LA Auto Show.

2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist to Achieve 37 MPG

LOS ANGELES - Buick unveiled the 2012 LaCrosse with eAssist, a new fuel-saving technology that increases fuel economy by 25 percent compared to the four-cylinder/six-speed powertrain in the 2011 LaCrosse.

The Fit EV will have a top speed of 90 mph and achieve an estimated 100-mile driving range per charge.

Electric Models Debut at LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES - Several new models were unveiled during press days, Nov. 17-18, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, including a number of electric vehicles and concepts.


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