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Buncombe County, NC Commissioners Applaud Local Organization’s Alternative Fuel Initiative

ASHEVILLE, NC - Buncombe County Commissioners addressed local media and community members gathering to recognize the advancement of alternative fuel initiatives in the Asheville area, namely county transportation provider Mountain Mobility's AutoGas vehicle program.

Electrification Coalition Releases 'Fleet Electrification Roadmap'

WASHINGTON - The Electrification Coalition has released a new report, titled "Fleet Electrification Roadmap," which analyzes the benefits and challenges of electric vehicle deployment. The study recommends policies aimed at accelerating conversion of the 16 million commercial, corporate and government fleet vehicles on the road in the U.S.

Toyota to Debut RAV4 Electric Vehicle at Los Angeles Auto Show

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales will debut the Toyota RAV4 EV during the Los Angeles Auto Show media days, Nov. 17. The RAV4 EV is one of several electric vehicles scheduled to debut at this year's show.

Wright & Filippis Fleet Makes Switch to Propane

LIVONIA, MI - Wright & Filippis, a family-owned medical equipment provider headquartered in Rochester Hills, Mich., recently purchased a combination of cargo and cutaway vans that will run on propane autogas.

Cayuga County Aims for Environmentally Friendly Fleet

AUBURN, NY - Suggested changes to reduce the cost of operating Cayuga County's fleet and make it more environmentally friendly include improving record-keeping, appointing a dedicated fleet manager, and purchasing alt-fuel vehicles.

Clean Cities Workshop Focuses on Natural Gas

COLUMBUS, OHIO -Waste to Wheels: Building for Success is a free, three-day workshop focused on renewable natural gas and successful project development. Fleet managers are invited to attend on Dec. 1.

US Dept. of Agriculture to Expand Biofuel Use in its Fleet

WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pledged on Oct. 21 to expand biofuel use in the department's fleet of vehicles.

San Jose Receives Grant to Build Biomass Fuel Facility

SAN JOSE, CA - The California Energy Commission approved a grant to the City of San Jose to build and demo a new system that turns trash into natural gas that can be used as a transportation fuel.

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GE to Buy 25,000 Electric Vehicles

GE said it will initially purchase 12,000 General Motors vehicles, beginning with the Chevrolet Volt in 2011, and will add other vehicles as manufacturers expand their electric vehicle portfolios.

DOE and EPA Release 2011 Annual Fuel Economy Guide

WASHINGTON - Overall, the best fuel economy performers are hybrids, but the 2011 fuel economy leaders also include fuel efficient clean diesels as well as gasoline models.

EV Incentives are Out There: You Just Have to Look

Tax incentives for plug-in vehicles are appealing to residents in blue and red states.

ROUSH Executives Discuss Exclusion of Propane in U.S. Senate Bills

“While we commend the goals of S.3815 and S.3495 to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, we are disappointed that it does not support the inclusion of all alternative fuels,” said Joe Thompson, president of ROUSH CleanTech, the alternative fuels arm of ROUSH Enterprises.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation's All-Electric Walk-In Van Spotlighted

GAFFNEY, SC - A trucking industry leader in sustainability, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) recently presented the new body styling of its plug-in MT-EV all-electric walk-in van (WIV) during the culmination event at National Odyssey Day.

Propane Autogas Exclusion in U.S. Senate Bills a Disservice to National Energy Policy

LIVONIA, MI - Alternative-fuel vehicle technologies are everywhere and come in many different shapes and forms. Where these many different technologies are lacking a presence, however, is in a number of new pieces of legislation currently up for debate in the United States Senate.

Innovative Solution Customizes Delivery Vans to Help Edible Arrangements Go Green

WALLINGFORD, CT - Recently, leaders at Edible Arrangements were recognized by Thermo King, a business of Ingersoll Rand, for taking a bite out of fuel costs and pollution.

Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority Shifts Fleet to CNG

WEST BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, PA - The Pennsylvania-based Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority plans to transition a major part of its refuse truck fleet from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG), the Daily Review reported.

Volkswagen Reveals EV Plans for China

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - Volkswagen AG plans to manufacture and sell 10,000 electric cars in China from 2014 to 2018, Bloomberg reported this week.

Honda Facility Draws LEED Certification

GREENSBURG, IN - Honda Manufacturing of Indiana LLC (HMIN) in Greensburg has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Certification for its Welcome Center, the company announced. The center is the ninth Honda facility in North America to earn LEED certification since 2008.

Mitsubishi Teams With Retailer to Promote EVs

TOKYO, JAPAN - Electronics company Bic Camera Inc. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. have agreed to collaborate to advance the popularity of electric vehicles.

Tyson Foods, Syntroleum Run Biofuels Plant

GEISMAR, LA - Operations are underway at the new Dynamic Fuels plant, which converts animal fats and greases into renewable fuels, officials from Syntroleum Corp. and Tyson Foods Inc. said this week. Production began in early October and the plant's production volume is 2,500 barrels per day and growing.

ECOtality to Present at Clean Energy Conference

SAN FRANCISCO - ECOtality Inc., a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, will participate in the Goldman Sachs Fifth Annual Clean Energy Conference in New York on Nov. 10-11. Jonathan Read, CEO of ECOtality, will appear on a panel titled, "Electric Vehicles: Who, What, When and Where?" on Nov. 10 at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time.

Calif. Awards $9.6 million for EV, Alt-Fuel Projects

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Energy Commission has approved eight grants to fund projects aimed at advancing the manufacture of electric vehicles and vehicle batteries, adding vehicle charging stations, and encouraging the use of biofuels. The grants leverage more than $9.6 million in state funding with $11.9 million in private funds.

Republic, Clean Energy Sign Biomethane Agreement

PHOENIX - Solid waste operator Republic Services has signed a renewable biomethane recovery agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to process and sell renewable natural gas recovered from Republic's Sauk Trail Hills Landfill site in Canton, Mich.

Ford Partners With NC Utility for EV Preparation

RALEIGH, NC - Ford Motor Co. and Progress Energy announced a joint effort to help prepare the Research Triangle area of North Carolina for the operation of electric vehicles.

Mitsubishi to Debut North American Version of i-MiEV

TOKYO, JAPAN - Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will introduce the North American version of its i-MiEV electric vehicle at the LA Auto Show, held Nov. 17-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

 
 

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