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Nine More Southeast Fleets Converting Vehicles to Propane Autogas

HARRISONBURG, VA -- Virginia Clean Cities announced that an additional nine fleets and more than 160 vehicles are joining the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program for vehicle conversions to propane autogas and the installation of on-site fueling stations.

Waste Management, Ryder Honored for Natural Gas Fuel Efforts

FT. WORTH, TX – Waste Management and Ryder System were among the winners at this year’s NGV Annual Achievement Awards ceremony. The awards event was held during the National NGV Conference-Summit, which took place Oct. 20-22 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Lincoln Airport Opens CNG Station

LINCOLN, NE -- The Lincoln Airport Authority opened Lincoln's first -- and Nebraska's third -- public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on Nov. 4.

Clean Cities Resource/Tool Tip

WASHINGTON -- If your organization has fleet operations in multiple states, and you’re interested in reducing petroleum use, the National Clean Fleets Partnership can help.

CenterPoint Energy Adding Test Fleet of PHEV Ram 1500 Pickup Trucks

AUBURN HILLS, MI -- Chrysler Group LLC, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), recently announced plans to deliver five demonstration fleet Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pickup trucks to CenterPoint Energy's electric utility in Houston.

Freightliner Business Class M2 112 compressed natural gas (CNG) truck

DeKalb County Adding 24 Freightliner CNG Trucks to Fleet

PORTLAND, OR – Freightliner Trucks said DeKalb County, Ga., recently ordered 24 Freightliner Business Class M2 112 compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks for use in sanitation and maintenance applications.

Clean Energy to Provide CNG Station Services for Waste Management

SEAL BEACH, CA -- Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said it has signed an agreement with Waste Management to provide maintenance and repair services for the refuse company’s compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations throughout the United States.

2012 Ford Focus Electric

Ford Opens Reservations for 2012 Focus Electric

SEATTLE, WA – Ford Motor Co. on Nov. 2 launched a new dedicated website that lets potential car buyers configure the 2012 model-year Ford Focus Electric online and locate a local certified dealer to place a single order. The base MSRP for the vehicle is $39,995, and the federal tax credit is $7,500.

Dunbar Armored Truck Fleet Adds Freightliner Hybrid

PORTLAND, OR -- Dunbar Armored has taken delivery of what’s being called the first-ever hybrid-electric armored truck – a Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid.

A CNG fueling station is planned for Waste Pro's facility in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Waste Pro to Invest $100M in CNG Fleet

LONGWOOD, FL -- Waste Pro USA announced the company is investing $100 million to transition its fleet of heavy refuse trucks from diesel fuel to compressed natural gas (CNG).

The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid on a test track

Volvo: V60 Plug-in Hybrid Undergoing Stringent Safety Testing

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN -- Volvo Car Corp. said the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid , due to launch on the market in 2012, has been undergoing a series of in-house safety tests – some of which are designed specifically to evaluate vehicles with an electric powertrain.

Energy Department Launches Vehicle Cost Calculator

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has launched a new vehicle cost calculator and accompanying widget. These online tools are now available on DOE's Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC), currently celebrating its 20th anniversary.

CarStations App Helps EV Drivers Find Their Next Charge

CATHEYS VALLEY, CA – CarStations is a new mobile mapping application designed to help drivers find electric vehicle charging stations. Created by Plug In America cofounder David Raboy, the app is available free for both Apple and Android mobile operating systems.

Love's Travel Stops to Open 10 CNG Stations in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, an Oklahoma City-based operator of 280 travel stops and convenience stores, announced plans to add 10 publicly accessible compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at existing locations across Oklahoma.

Georgia Approves Atlantic Gas Light Plan to Build CNG Fueling Stations

ATLANTA – Georgia utility regulators approved a plan developed by Atlanta Gas Light (AGL) that would provide $11.57 million in funds for CNG fueling infrastructure for constructing up to 10 stations during the next five years.

Nissan eNT400 Atlas concept

Nissan Showcases Electric Truck Concepts at Tokyo Truck Show

TOKYO, JAPAN -- Nissan gave another glimpse into the auto industry’s electric future at the Tokyo Truck Show last week, but this time electric vehicle-inspired trucks took the spotlight.

Nissan Releases 6-Year Environmental Plan

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN -- Nissan Motor Co. unveiled its new six-year environmental plan, Nissan Green Program 2016 (NGP 2016), which focuses on three areas: reduction of carbon footprint, a shift to renewable energy, and an increase in the diversity of resources used by Nissan.

Ford Transit Connect Electric

CARB Approves $15,000 Incentive for Transit Connect Electric

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Air Resources Board has approved a $15,000 incentive for the first Transit Connect Electric purchased by a commercial or municipal fleet for deployment in the state of California.

Total Transit Wins Award for Fleet Greening Efforts

PHOENIX – Total Transit captured the Blue Sky Award at the 24th annual Clean Air Campaign luncheon held last week by Valley Metro, the regional transit system serving the Phoenix metropolitan area. The awards recognize employers for their efforts to reduce vehicle emissions and traffic congestion in the region.

Study Projects 186 Million Stop-Start Vehicles in Use by 2020

BOULDER, CO – According to a new report from Pike Research, sales of stop-start vehicles will grow rapidly in the coming decade, rising from 3 million units in 2011 to 37.3 million units per year by 2020.

The Bright Idea plug-in hybrid

Bright Automotive Selects Assembler for Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle

ANDERSON, IN – Bright Automotive Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement for AM General LLC to be the automaker’s exclusive North American assembler for the Bright Idea plug‐in hybrid electric vehicle.

CARB Issues Reminder About Upcoming Diesel Filter Deadline

SACRAMENTO, CA -- The California Air Resources Board is reminding owners of heavier diesel trucks that they need to act now in order to comply with California's truck and bus regulation, which has its first diesel filter deadlines in January 2012.

Chevrolet Readies for Electric Motor Production

WIXOM, MI – Chevrolet has been highlighting its expertise in electric motors at a pilot facility in Wixom, a Detroit suburb, in advance of beginning the domestic production of electric motors at GM’s plant in White Marsh, Md., near Baltimore in late 2012.

ECOtality's Blink EV charging station

ECOtality Installs First DC Fast Charger in ‘Tennessee Triangle'

LEBANON, TN -- ECOtality and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store unveiled the first Blink Direct Current (DC) Fast Charger in Tennessee at the Lebanon Cracker Barrel location.

Pennsylvania Fleets Attract $4.4M in Alt-fuel State Grants

HARRISBURG, PA -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced it will award more than $4.4 million in Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants to 12 projects across the state. The projects will help develop the state’s natural gas and electric vehicle infrastructure.



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