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2011 Green Fleet Conference: Sessions Standing Room Only

DALLAS – The theme of the 2011 Green Fleet Conference, “Going Green Makes More Cents,” rang true throughout Monday’s sessions.

2011 Green Fleet Conference: Johnson Controls Shares its Simple Action Plan

DALLAS – The second keynote speech of the 2011 Green Fleet Conference was provided by John Schaaf, vice president, market development and power solutions for Johnson Controls, Inc. used his experience with federal policy on vehicle electrification programs to share what he called the “Simple Action Plan"

2011 Green Fleet Conference: Mayor Bartlett Opens Green Fleet Conference to Packed House

DALLAS – On his way to Washington, D.C. to speak about clean energy, Mayor Dewey Bartlett of Tulsa, Okla., opened the 2011 Green Fleet Conference with the first keynote speech on Monday.


2011 Green Fleet Conference: Q&A with Greg Zilberfarb of PERC

DALLAS - Greg Zilberfarb, consultant for the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), met with Green Fleet magazine during his visit to Green Fleet Conference to update fleet managers on vehicles fueled by propane autogas, and provide further insights from today’s panel discussion, “What Fleets Need to Know Beforehand About Propane Autogas Implementation.”

2011 Green Fleet Conference: Fleet Manager's Insight on Vehicles Fueled by Propane Autogas

DALLAS - Vehicles fueled by the nation’s third most common vehicle fuel, propane autogas, provide an economic, environmental, and high-performance solution for fleet managers in attendance at this week’s Green Fleet Conference.

DOE Awards $8.4 Million for Projects to Improve Engine and Powertrain Efficiency

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced $8.4 million over three to four years for suppliers and vehicle manufacturers to develop and demonstrate technologies that increase the efficiency of engines and powertrain systems for future vehicles.

Study Finds Benefits of Plug-in Vehicles Depend on Battery Size

PITTSBURGH — According to a new study from Carnegie Mellon University, plug-in vehicles with small battery packs and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) that don't plug in can reduce life cycle impacts from air emissions and enhance oil security at low or no additional cost over a lifetime. But plug-in vehicles with large battery packs are more costly and may have higher or lower emissions than HEVs, depending on where and when they are plugged in.

Maryland Gov. O’Malley Set to Speak at HTUF Conference

PASADENA, CA – Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley is scheduled to deliver a keynote address on Oct. 11 at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference & Expo 2011 in Baltimore. O'Malley is expected to discuss the success of green fleet programs such as the Maryland Hybrid Truck Initiative.

Peoria Disposal Co. to Add 12 CNG Trucks to Fleet

PEORIA, IL – Peoria Disposal Co. has plans to acquire a fleet of 12 compressed natural gas trucks and open a CNG fueling station at the company’s headquarters, the Peoria Journal Star reported. The refuse company is teaming with California-based Clean Energy Fuels on the project.

Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck

Tulsa and Arlington Mayors to Appear at Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA -- Dewey Bartlett, mayor of Tulsa, Okla., and Dr. Robert Cluck, mayor of Arlington, Texas, are among the scheduled speakers for this year’s Green Fleet Conference & Expo, organizers announced. The event will be held Oct. 3-4 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.

NRG Energy, University of Delaware Developing EV-to-Grid Technology

PRINCETON, NJ -- NRG Energy Inc. said it is partnering with the University of Delaware on eV2g, a company commercializing new technology that will enable EV owners to sell electric storage services from the batteries of parked EVs to help stabilize the electricity grid.

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Ryder Introduces New Green Fleet Lease Offering

MIAMI-- Ryder System Inc. has launched a new “Flex-to-Green” lease offering, providing fleet operators the option of incorporating alternative fuel vehicles into their fleets.

Chrysler Providing Duke Energy With Plug-in Hybrid Test Fleet

AUBURN HILLS, MI -- Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will deliver 10 demonstration fleet Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pickup trucks to Duke Energy of Charlotte, N.C., this week.

GE Capital Fleet Services Begins EV Center Construction

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN -- GE Capital Fleet Services broke ground Sept. 22 on a customer experience and learning center that will showcase the company’s electric vehicle deployment solutions and help GE commercial customers evaluate EVs and other alternative fuel vehicles for their fleets.

Federal Grant Awarded for Regional Electric Vehicle Network

TRENTON, NJ – A coalition of Northeastern states has received a nearly $1 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to jump-start planning for a network of electrical vehicle charging stations.

A GE WattStation charging a Chevrolet Volt

GE, GM Collaborate to Advance EV Infrastructure in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA -- General Electric has signed an agreement with General Motors to jointly accelerate the deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in China.

ARI, ROUSH Team to Demonstrate Autogas Fleet Option

MT. LAUREL, NJ -- Automotive Resources International (ARI), which provides fleet management and leasing services, has unveiled its ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas demo vehicle to provide in-house demonstrations of this technology to clients.

Natural Gas Vehicle Workshop Set for Sept. 27 in Arkansas

FT. SMITH, AR – A fleet management workshop about natural gas vehicles is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Holiday Inn Center in Fort Smith, Ark.

Green Fleet Conference to Host Ride and Drive

DALLAS - Vehicle manufacturers will be on hand to give attendees a chance to test drive the latest alternative-fuel and electric vehicles.

SAIC, GM Sign Agreement for EV Development

SHANGHAI, CHINA -- SAIC Motor Corp. Chairman Hu Maoyuan and General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson have signed an agreement in Shanghai for joint development of a new electric vehicle architecture in China.

Alpha Coal West Converting 3 Trucks to LNG

WESTON, FL -- GFS Corp., which provides alternative fuel solutions for heavy-duty diesel engines, said it has entered into an agreement with Alpha Coal West Inc. to convert three Caterpillar 793 (240 MT) trucks to liquid natural gas (LNG) operation.

Honda Recalling CR-Z Cars

WASHINGTON– American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 5,626 model-year 2011 CR-Z vehicles with manual transmission, the NHTSA said, because of a potential problem involving the electric motor of the hybrid system.

ROUSH to Recall 286 Autogas Fuel System Kits

WASHINGTON -- Roush Industries Inc. is recalling 286 aftermarket Roush CleanTech liquid propane autogas fuel system kits used for installation on Ford trucks, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported. The recalled fuel system kits were installed on model-year 2009-2011 Ford E-150, E-250, E-350 and E-450 cutaways.

CODA Acquires Battery Management Systems Maker EnergyCS

LOS ANGELES -- CODA Holdings announced it has acquired EnergyCS, a leading developer of battery management systems (BMS).

350Green, Walgreens Bringing More EV Charging Stations to L.A.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Electric vehicle charging station developer 350Green and drugstore chain Walgreens announced plans to bring more than 100 public charging stations, including 35 DC fast chargers, to the greater Los Angeles area.



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