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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.

Indianapolis Adding Propane Vehicles, Hybrids & EVs to Fleet

INDIANAPOLIS – The city of Indianapolis is using $318,300 in grant funds from the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program and the Indiana Office of Energy Development to take a number of fleet-greening measures.

CNG Station Planned for Fleet in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

GULF BREEZE, FL – The city of Gulf Breeze, Fla., is finalizing plans for construction of a compressed natural gas fueling station at the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce.

Car Charging Group will install EV charging stations made by Coulomb Technologies.

EV Charging Stations Planned for Retail Sites Across Nation

MIAMI BEACH, FL -- Car Charging Group Inc., which provides electric vehicle charging services, said it is partnering with Federal Realty Investment Trust to install charging stations across Federal Realty's retail property in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and California.

Hybrid Truck Project Launches in Southern Calif.

DIAMOND BAR, CA -- The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is now working with Volvo, Capstone Turbine Corp. and Kenworth Truck Co. on a new commercial hybrid truck project. In November, AQMD approved $1.56 million to develop and demonstrate two hybrid trucks in partnership with the truck manufacturers.

Frito-Lay is deploying 176 electric trucks this year in the U.S. and Canada

Frito-Lay Adds 8 Electric Trucks to Delivery Fleet in Boston

PLANO, TX -- PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division announced that eight new electric delivery trucks will be rolling out in the Boston area.

Greenleaf Biofuels, Tenaska BioFuels Reach Agreement on Biodiesel Plant

NEW HAVEN, CT– Omaha, Neb.-based Tenaska BioFuels LLC has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement to supply feedstock and sell biodiesel fuel from Greenleaf Biofuels' New Haven, Conn., plant.

ECOtality to Install Blink Pedestal Chargers at 14 Kohl’s Stores

SAN FRANCISCO – ECOtality Inc. is partnering with Kohl’s Department Stores to install Blink Pedestal electric vehicle charging stations at 14 Kohl’s locations nationwide.

Greenkraft Cab-Forward Truck Dealership Applications Now Accepted

SANTA ANA, CA -- Greenkraft Inc. said it is now accepting dealership applications in California to represent the company’s line of Class 3-7 CNG Cab forward trucks.

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Study: EV Charging Equipment Sales to Reach $4.3 Billion Worldwide by 2017

BOULDER, CO – According to a new report from Pike Research, more than 1.5 million locations to charge electric vehicles will be available in the United States by 2017, with a total of 7.7 million locations worldwide.

ARI Launches Green Website to Aid Fleets with Environmental Management

MT LAUREL, NJ - The site is designed to be a resource to help fleet managers stay informed of environmental management issues related to alternative fuels, emissions, fuel use, and new green technologies.

DOE Awards More Than $7 Million for Hydrogen Storage Technologies

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy announced more than $7 million to fund four projects in California, Washington and Oregon to advance hydrogen storage technologies to be used in fuel-cell electric vehicles.

Clean Cities Honors Norman, Okla., Fleet and OnCue Express

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The fleet division for the city of Norman, Okla., and convenience store operator OnCue Express last week both won 2011 Zach D. Taylor Jr. Clean Cities Vision Awards for Regional Alternative Fuel Leadership.



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