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GM: Enhancements Will Further Protect Chevrolet Volt Battery from Fire Risk

WARREN, MI – General Motors announced it is adding enhancements to the vehicle structure and battery coolant system in the Chevrolet Volt to further protect the battery from the possibility of an electrical fire occurring days or weeks after a severe crash.

Conference to Address Natural Gas Vehicle Infrastructure

HOUSTON – The Natural Gas Vehicle Infrastructure Summit is scheduled for Jan. 24-25 in Houston.

Altec Building Green Truck Plant Near Sacramento

DIXON, CA – Truck manufacturer Altec Industries expects to complete construction of a new manufacturing facility in Dixon, Calif., in April. The plant will assemble alternative-fuel, hybrid and all-electric utility trucks as well as aerial lifts, the Sacramento Bee reported.

Hempstead's wind turbine will produce hydrogen for use in fuel cell vehicles.

Wind Turbine Produces Hydrogen for N.Y. Fuel Cell Fleet

The town of Hempstead, N.Y., recently completed construction of a 100-kW wind turbine that will produce pressurized hydrogen for use by the town’s fleet of fuel cell vehicles.

Midwest CNG Coalition Meeting Set for Jan. 18

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Midwest CNG Coalition, formerly known as the Midwest CNG Task Force, is holding its annual meeting on Jan. 18 in Kansas City.

Mitsubishi Reportedly Developing New Electric Work Truck

TOKYO, JAPAN – Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is in the process of developing a new electric light-duty work truck for launch in fiscal year 2012, Reuters reported, citing a news account from Japanese business daily Nikkei.

Energy Secretary Chu to Give Keynote Speech at Green Truck Summit

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu is set to give the keynote address at the 2012 Green Truck Summit on Monday, March 5. The Green Truck Summit will be held March 5-6 in conjunction with the Work Truck Show 2012 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement of CARB Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

SACRAMENTO, CA – A federal judge on Dec. 29 ruled that the California Air Resources Board’s low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) regulations violate the U.S. Constitution’s commerce clause and unfairly discriminate against corn-based ethanol producers located outside California.

Chrysler Providing DTE Energy with Test Fleet of Plug-in Hybrid Pickup Trucks

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Chrysler Group LLC said it will supply DTE Energy with 10 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles as part of a demonstration project.

The MV-1 paratransit van is manufactured by Vehicle Production Group.

Apache Donates CNG Vans to Tulsa Transit Lift Program

TULSA, OK – The Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority has received a donation of two new paratransit vans, both powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), from energy firm Apache Corp.

Pensacola Agency Acquiring 50 CNG Trucks and Fueling Station

PENSACOLA, FL – The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA), which is purchasing 50 new refuse trucks powered by compressed natural gas, has finalized a 10-year fuel agreement with CNG provider Energy Services of Pensacola (ESP), reported.

Clearfield County Agency Switching Meals-on-Wheels Fleet to CNG

CLEARFIELD, PA – The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging (CCAAA) is in the process of converting its fleet of 11 cargo vans – used for daily Means-on-Wheels food deliveries to senior citizens – to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG).

Altec JEMS Plug-in System Draws CARB Approval

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Altec Industries announced that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved the Altec Jobsite Energy Management System (JEMS) for use in any power take-off, diesel-fueled truck application with a gross vehicle weight rating over 10,000 pounds.

Canada-Based MTS Adds Nissan Leafs to Fleet

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA – A division of MTS Allstream is adding two Nissan Leaf electric cars to its fleet. MTS Allstream is a subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., a leading communications company in Canada.

EPA Finalizes Some 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Dec. 27 finalized the 2012 percentage standards for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2).

Progress Energy, Raleigh Install Solar-Powered Charging Stations

RALEIGH, NC – Progress Energy Carolinas and the City of Raleigh have launched a two-year research and development partnership to evaluate solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations.

Fleet management at Ralphs Supermarkets is teaming with researchers at West Virginia University to cut emissions and boost fuel efficiency.

Ralphs Supermarket Fleet Teams With WVU Emissions Researchers

MORGANTOWN, WV -- Ralphs Supermarkets, a California-based division of the Kroger Co., recently enlisted the help of West Virginia University engine emissions experts to further green its delivery fleet and meet state emissions requirements.

Len Dunman of Mercer Transportation receives a Green Fleets of the Bluegrass award from KCFC President Tracy Thurman.

Kentucky Green Fleets, Including UPS & Waste Management, Honored

LOUISVILLE, KY -- The Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition winter meeting included an awards ceremony honoring the environmental performance of fleets participating in the group’s voluntary Green Fleets of the Bluegrass program.

Bob Lutz on Jan. 10 will introduce three new extended-range electric vehicles from VIA Motors, including a pickup truck.

VIA Motors to Unveil eREV Truck, SUV and Van on Jan. 10

DETROIT, MI – VIA Motors is set to unveil three new extended-range electric vehicles – the eREV Pickup Truck, SUV and Van – during a press conference Jan. 10 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

AMP Jeep Grand Cherokee EV to Debut at Auto Show in Detroit

CINCINNATI -- AMP Electric Vehicles announced plans to introduce its converted Jeep Grand Cherokee electric vehicle at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which will be held Jan. 9-22. The vehicle will be available for test drive.

Shaun Hession, deputy director of general services for NYCHA, and Margarita López, environmental coordinator for NYCHA, celebrate the addition of electric trucks to the agency’s fleet.

NYC Housing Authority Launches Electric Truck Pilot Program

WHITE PLAINS, NY – The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has purchased two all-electric trucks as part of a new pilot program the agency has launched with its power provider, the New York Power Authority (NYPA).

Study: Market for EV Telematics Will Reach $1.4 Billion by 2017

BOULDER, CO -- According to a new report from Pike Research, nearly nine out of 10 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) sold this year will include at least a basic telematics package, and that percentage will likely grow to 94 percent by 2017.

Toyota to Debut NS4 Plug-In Hybrid Concept at Detroit Auto Show

TORRANCE, CA -- Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. announced it will debut NS4, an advanced plug-in hybrid concept vehicle, at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Videos Demonstrate Nissan’s EV Charging Advances

TOKYO, JAPAN – Nissan’s progress in advancing electric vehicle charging technology is featured in two recent online videos – one that highlights a wireless induction charging system, and another that highlights a charging system that derives its power from a rooftop solar power system.

Kenworth Offers Advice on Adding Natural Gas Trucks to Fleet

KIRKLAND, WA – Kenworth Truck Co., a leading manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty trucks, has issued a press release offering advice to fleet managers considering the purchase of natural gas-powered trucks.



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