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Icom Earns More EPA Certifications for Ford Bi-Fuel Propane Engines

NEW HUDSON, MI – Icom North America, which makes liquid injection propane systems for vehicles, has earned eight additional U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for Ford vehicle bi-fuel propane engines. The certifications pertain to the company's patented JTG II Propane Liquid Injection bi-fuel systems for model-year 2009-2012 Ford light-duty trucks equipped with 5.4- and 4.6-liter engines.

Poet Targets 10% GHG Reduction in Ethanol Production

MIAMI BEACH -- At the NASCAR Green Summit last week, Poet LLC announced plans to decrease the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of ethanol production 10 percent this decade and produce 500 million pounds of bio-based products by 2015.

Southern Calif. Gas Co. Fleet to Add 1,000 Natural Gas Trucks

LOS ANGELES -- Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced it plans to add about 1,000 new natural gas-powered trucks to its fleet over the next five years. The trucks are part of the utility's green fleet replacement program.

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Ford and Azure Dynamics Introduce Transit Connect Electric Wagon

DEARBORN, MI – Ford Motor Co. and Azure Dynamics Corp. have introduced the Ford Transit Connect Electric Wagon. The companies first introduced an electrified Transit Connect cargo van in December 2010.

MY 2013 Honda Fit EV

Honda Fit EV Makes World Debut at L.A. Auto Show

LOS ANGELES – Honda on Nov. 16 unveiled the all-new 2013 Fit EV at the Los Angeles Auto Show and announced plans to begin leasing the battery-electric commuter vehicle to U.S. customers in the summer of 2012.

Nissan Teams With Coulomb for EV Infrastructure Support

FRANKLIN, TN -- Nissan North America Inc. said it has selected Coulomb Technologies' ChargePoint Network to provide electric vehicle public charging infrastructure locations for Nissan Leaf drivers.

Mitsubishi i

Mitsubishi i, Nissan Leaf Top DOE List of Most Fuel-Efficient 2012 Vehicles

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) have released the 2012 Fuel Economy Guide along with the Top 10 EPA-Rated Fuel Sippers list. The all-electric Mitsubishi i and Nissan Leaf top the Top 10 fuel sippers list, which includes electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles.

Honda Civic Natural Gas Named 2012 Green Car of the Year

LOS ANGELES -- The all-new 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas – the only factory-built, CNG-powered car produced in America – was named 2012 Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 17. The annual award, presented by the editors of Green Car Journal, recognizes outstanding environmental performance.

Obama Administration Publishes Proposed Fuel Economy Standards

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) on Nov. 16 formally unveiled their joint proposal to set stronger fuel economy and greenhouse gas pollution standards for model-year 2017-2025 passenger cars and light trucks.

Mitsubishi Concept PX-MiEVII plug-in hybrid SUV

Mitsubishi to Unveil Concept PX-MiEVII Plug-in Hybrid SUV

TOKYO, JAPAN – Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said it will be showing 15 vehicles at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, including the Concept PX-MiEVII plug-in hybrid SUV, the Minicab-MiEV light commercial truck due for release in the Japanese market next month, and the i-MiEV that will be released in the U.S. market in early 2012.

Saddle Creek Corp. Adds CNG Tractors to For-Hire Fleet

PORTLAND, OR – Freightliner Trucks announced that Saddle Creek Corp. recently ordered 40 Freightliner Business Class M2 112 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors as part of the logistics company’s commitment to sustainability.

GO Riteway Now Operating 21 Propane Autogas-Fueled Vans at Wisconsin Airport

OAK CREEK, WI - GO Riteway’s President, Ronald Bast, announced during a ceremony on Nov. 8 that the company is moving toward a more environmentally-friendly business model through the use of domestically produced propane autogas, which now fuels 40 percent of their fleet.

Clean Cities Resource/Tool Tip

Can a fleet manager save money and reduce emissions by purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle? The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program can help you find out with the newly released Vehicle Cost Calculator.

EV Wireless Charging Trial Planned for London

LONDON, ENGLAND – Wireless-technology company Qualcomm Inc. announced plans for a wireless electric vehicle charging trial in London. Qualcomm is collaborating with the United Kingdom government, as well as the London mayor’s office and Transport for London (TfL) on the project.

GM, NHTSA Say Volt Still Safe After Investigating Battery Fire

DETROIT – In response to an investigation of a battery-related fire that occurred during National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash testing of the Chevrolet Volt, General Motors has released a statement:

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid

2012 Camry Hybrid Now On Sale

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota announced that its new 2012-MY Camry Hybrid is arriving at dealers across the U.S. The Camry Hybrid features an updated version of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive that allows a driver to operate the vehicle in EV mode for up to one mile at speeds below 25 mph.

2012 Toyota Prius c

Toyota Releases 2012-MY Prius c Details

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota announced it plans to debut its new Prius c subcompact hybrid at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. In addition, the automaker said the vehicle will go on sale in the spring of 2012.

A Tesla Model S display at a Tesla store

Tesla Opening 3 More Stores in November

PALO ALTO, CA – Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors is expanding its retail network this month – opening stores in Bellevue, Wash.; Newport Beach, Calif. and Chicago – to market the company’s upcoming Model S electric sedan.

Nissan, Sumitomo to Introduce EV Quick Charger that Starts at $9,900

HONOLULU -- Nissan North America Inc. announced plans to introduce a DC quick charger for electric cars in the U.S. market. The EV charger, which will start at $9,900, is will launch as part of a global collaboration with Sumitomo Corp.

Production of Ford's new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine

Ford Launches Production of New 1.0-liter EcoBoost Engine in Germany

COLOGNE, GERMANY – Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally on Nov. 9 launched volume production of Ford’s smallest gasoline engine – a 1.0-liter, turbocharged, direct injection EcoBoost engine that will debut in Europe in early 2012 and ultimately be available worldwide.

Eaton to Install 45 EV Charging Stations Along Pa. Interstate

PITTSBURGH, PA -- Industrial manufacturer Eaton Corp. announced plans for the deployment of 45 new electric vehicle charging stations along Interstate 376, a major auxiliary route of the Pennsylvania Interstate Highway System.

Four Governors Agree to Transition Fleets to Natural Gas Fuel

HARRISBURG, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced that he and the governors of Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming have signed a memorandum of understanding that’s aimed at encouraging U.S. auto manufacturers to develop new natural gas-powered vehicles.

South Jersey Gas to Build CNG Station in Glassboro to Serve Fleets

FOLSOM, NJ – After securing approvals from the Glassboro Zoning Board, South Jersey Gas said it will now begin construction of a compressed natural gas fueling station on its property in Glassboro.

Denison Landscaping and Nursery Inc. to Use Propane Autogas Ford F-250s in Fleet

FORT WASHINGTON, MD - Denison Landscaping and Nursery, Inc., in Fort Washington, Md., is ROUSH CleanTech’s first landscaping customer to commit to purchasing the company’s new 2012-MY F Series propane autogas-fueled pickup trucks once they become available.

Calif. Awards Nearly $5M for
 Natural Gas Vehicle Purchases

SACRAMENTO, CA -- The California Energy Commission approved funding of $4,963,000 to help bring natural gas-powered shuttle buses and large trucks to California's highways.



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