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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.

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).



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