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Fire Destroys Pa. Biodiesel Plant

NEW OXFORD, PA - Fire destroyed the Soy Energy biodiesel plant on Dec. 11. Firefighters battled the blaze for 10 hours, and authorities are now investigating the fire's cause, the Associated Press reported.

Russian Billionaire Enters Hybrid Vehicle Market

MOSCOW - Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, the new majority owner of the New Jersey Nets NBA team, announced plans to produce a new $10,000 hybrid car for the European market, the Wall Street Journal reported.

EPA Helps Fund Big Rig Retrofit Efforts in South

NASHVILLE, TN - The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $5 million to the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy to help Southern truckers and businesses buy cleaner big rigs.

Nissan Leaf Power System Named to 'Best Engine' List

PONTIAC, MI - Ward's AutoWorld magazine has included the Nissan Leaf's all-electric, zero-emission drive system on the publication's 10 Best Engines list for 2011.

Walgreens in Houston to Get EV Charging Stations in February

DEERFIELD, IL - Walgreens is participating in the nation's first privately funded and comprehensive electric vehicle support solution in Houston, where NRG Energy will install high-powered rapid charging stations for electric vehicles at 18 initial Walgreens locations.

CARB Approves THINK City Vehicle

DEARBORN, MI - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved the THINK City as a zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV), paving the way for THINK to sell the all-electric THINK City in California, 12 other states, and the District of Columbia that have adopted California's ZEV requirements.

SAP Labs U.S. Installs EV Charging Stations at Palo Alto Headquarters

PALO ALTO, CA - SAP showcased several installed ChargePoint stations along with new EVs, at the SAP Energy Efficiency Showcase held Dec. 9 at the SAP Labs U.S., Palo Alto campus.

Chevrolet Volts Begin Shipping to Dealers

DETROIT - The first of an expected 160 vehicles left the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant Dec. 13 and will be shipped this week, according to GM.

US Marine Corps Adds All-Electric Trucks to Fleet

KANSAS CITY, MO -The United States Marine Corps was the first military organization to order two all-electric Smith Newton Electric trucks off the Government Services Administration (GSA) schedule.

Cincinnati Park Board Receives 8 Propane Trucks

CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Park Board has received an award of eight new propane-powered vehicles, thanks to a U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities grant obtained in partnership with the City of Cincinnati Department of Public Services, Fleet Management Division.

Mohave County to Recycle Metal Waste

KINGMAN, AZ - Mohave County is looking for bids for a company to remove and recycle scrap metal the County normally throws out. These include metal items from County public works departments such as fleet services, traffic control, and water works.

Hawaii Hydrogen Infrastructure Gets Boost

HONOLULU - General Motors announced it has joined The Gas Company (TGC) and ten other companies, agencies, and universities in an initiative to make hydrogen-powered vehicles and a fueling infrastructure a reality in Hawaii by 2015.

Ford, Azure Dynamics Deliver First Transit Connect Electrics

The all-electric, zero-emissions Transit Connect Electric has a driving range of up to 80 miles per full charge.

Commercial Delivery Fleets Ideal EV Users

The businesses are well-suited to the limited range of battery power because they drive short, defined routes.

General Motors' Charlie Freese announces the formation of a 10 company, agency and university initiative that will partner with GM and The Gas Company to make hydrogen-powered vehicles and a fueling i

Hawaii Hydrogen Ready by 2015?

A plan, called the Hawaii Hydrogen Initiative (H2I), aims to integrate hydrogen as an essential building block for Hawaii’s sustainable energy ecosystem.

EPA Finalizes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the 2011 percentage standards for the four categories of fuel under the agency's renewable fuel standard program, known as RFS2.

Cooking Grease Converted to Vehicle Biodiesel

WASHINGTON - Some Clean Cities coalitions, supported by the Vehicle Technologies Program in the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), have worked with their local governments to convert used cooking oil to biodiesel.

South Carolina Opens EV Charging Network

COLUMBIA, SC - More than 80 charging stations are being deployed in South Carolina cities: Columbia, Spartanburg, Greenville, Rock Hill, Union, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Blythewood, and Charleston. The electric vehicle charging network opened Dec. 8.

DTE Energy Signs Deal with AMP Electric Vehicles to Electrify Fleet Vehicles

CINCINNATI - AMP Holding Inc., and DTE Energy, the Detroit-headquartered diversified energy company providing gas and electric services to Michigan homes and businesses, jointly announced the signing of an agreement for Amp to "electrify" three of DTE Energy's fleet vehicles.

Northern Lights Energy Commits to Purchase 1,000 AMP Electric Vehicles

CINCINNATI - AMP Holding Inc., a company engaged in the emission-free electrification of OEM vehicles, announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Northern Lights Energy (NLE) to introduce all-electric SUVs to Iceland as part of its national electric vehicle (EV) project.

The HDR1 Eco Plus is now available through Continental dealers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico in load ranges G and H, size 275/80R22.5.

Gaining SmartWay Traction: Continental Introduces HDR1 Eco Plus

FORT MILL, SC - Leading the SmartWay challenge, the Commercial Tire Division of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA) introduced one of the few open-shoulder drive tires to be verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for low rolling resistance - the HDR1 Eco Plus.

New England Companies Order CNG Ford Transit Connect Taxis

BOSTON - Two Connecticut taxi cab companies -- Metro Taxi in West Haven, Conn., and the Yellow Cab Co. in Bloomfield, Conn. -- have each ordered 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) versions of the Ford Transit Connect Taxi for their fleets.

Public EV Charging Station Installed in Philadelphia

CAMPBELL, CA - Coulomb Technologies announced that the first public ChargePoint networked charging station for electric vehicles is now installed in Philadelphia.

South Bronx Station Starts Offering B5 Biodiesel

NEW YORK - A Sunoco station in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx is now offering B5 biodiesel to fleet customers, Biodiesel Magazine reported.

French-American EV Forum Set for Wednesday

PASADENA, CA - CALSTART, a California-based transportation technologies consortium, and UBIFrance, a French trade commission, are sponsoring a free French-American EV Technology Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, Calif.

 
 

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