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Panasonic Invests $30 Million in Tesla

PALO ALTO, CA - Panasonic Corp. has invested $30 million in electric car maker Tesla Motors.The investment builds upon a multi-year collaboration to accelerate the market expansion of the electric vehicle.

Enterprise Holdings Joins Electrification Coalition

ST. LOUIS - Enterprise Holdings announced Nov. 12 that Chairman and CEO Andrew Taylor has joined the Electrification Coalition, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit group of business leaders representing the entire value chain of the growing electric vehicle industry.

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Ford Names 19 Initial U.S. Cities for 2011 Focus Electric

DEARBORN, MI - Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Chicago are among the U.S. cities selected as the first markets that will sell the Focus Electric, Ford's all-electric passenger car.

Motor Trend magazine named the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended range capability as its 2011 Car of the Year on Tuesday. The Volt is shown in front of the blades of the fan in the

Chevrolet Volt Named <i>Motor Trend</i> 2011 Car of the Year

DETROIT - The 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year award was presented to Tom Stephens, GM vice chairman for Global Product Operations, at the General Motors wind tunnel in Warren, Mich.

Volkswagen Increases 2011-MY Street Incentive

HERNDON, VA - Volkswagen of America has doubled the original incentive amount available for the Touareg V6 TDI Clean Diesel.

Edmunds.com Installs ChargePoint EV Station

CAMPBELL, CA - Edmunds.com has installed a ChargePoint networked charging station, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, at the Edmunds.com headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif. The EV charging station will allow the automotive Web site's staff to test electric vehicles (EVs) and other plug-in cars.

Poet Helps Bring More Ethanol Blender Pumps to Mich.

CARO, MI - Major ethanol producer Poet, through its biorefining plant in Caro, Mich., has helped two local fuel stations install new ethanol blender pumps. As a result, motorists will have more fuel options at the two Michigan stations -- one in Sebewaing and the other in Elkton.

Utah Mayors Gather in Support of Alternative Fuels

WASHINGTON CITY, UTAH - Several southern Utah mayors gathered Nov. 12 at the office of Automobile Association of America in Washington City to show support for converting their fleets to alternative fuels that include natural gas, electricity, ethanol, and biodiesel.

Alt-Fuel Workshop to be Held in Arlington, Texas

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and the other members of the Alternative Fuels Trade Alliance continue their nationwide training program on alternative fuels at a workshop for fleet managers Nov. 16 in Arlington.

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.

 
 

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