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Alt-Fuel Workshop Set for Texas Nov. 16

WASHINGTON - The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), along with other members of the Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance, will hold an alternative fuel workshop in Arlington, Texas, on Nov. 16 from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Republic Acquires Natural Gas-Powered Mack Trucks

ALLENTOWN, PA - Republic Services, a leading provider of solid waste collection, recylcing and disposal services, has taken delivery of 41 natural gas-powered Mack TerraPro Cabover models.

Tesla Motors Opens Factory in Calif.

FREMONT, CA - Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors on Oct. 27 unveiled its factory where the company will build the Model S and future vehicles.

Ford F-150 Engines to Deliver More Highway Fuel Economy

DEARBORN, MI - Pending EPA certification, the 2011 Ford F-150's all-new 3.7L V-6 and 5.0L V-8 engines are projected to deliver 23 mpg highway and 21 mpg highway, according to the automaker.

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Li-ion Motors Unveils ‘INIZIO’ Electric Car

MOORESVILLE, NC - Engineered with Li-ion Motors' patent-pending lithium-ion battery technology and management system, the INIZIO is a full-sized super car that has a range of up to 250 miles and a top-speed of 170 mph.

Sacramento Welcoming ChargePoint EV Charging Stations

SACRAMENTO, CA - Coulomb Technologies announced the installation of its ChargePoint networked electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Sacramento, as a part of the $37 million ChargePoint America program.

L.A. METRO Taps Clean Energy for CNG Fueling

SEAL BEACH, CA - Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has secured a new 10-year contract from the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) to operate CNG facilities that fuel METRO CNG buses deployed in the agency's Downtown Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, South Bay and Westside divisions.

Canada Post Orders Transit Connect Electric Van

OAK PARK, MI - Azure Dynamics Corp., an electric powertrain developer for the commercial truck market, and Ford Motor Co. of Canada announced they will deliver one of the first Transit Connect Electric commercial vans to Canada Post under the LEAD customer program.

J.D. Power: EVs to Represent Just 7.3% of Cars by 2020

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA - Combined global sales of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are expected to total 5.2 million units in 2020, or just 7.3 percent of the 70.9 million passenger vehicles forecast to be sold worldwide by that year, according to a report issued by J.D. Power and Associates.

GE to Shift Half of Sales Force to Electric Vehicles

LONDON, UK - General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt on Oct. 30 revealed the company plans to order "tens of thousands" of electric vehicles in about a week. During the CEO's speech in London, he called the impending EV order the "largest order in history," reported the International Business Times.

City of Richmond to Adopt Electric Vehicle Pilot

RICHMOND, VA - Mayor Dwight C. Jones announced Oct. 28 that the City of Richmond will launch an electric vehicle pilot for the its fleet. If successful, the City may replace up to 40 vehicles with all-electric vehicles.

Clean Cities Promotes Clean Vehicles at National Parks

WASHINGTON - Clean Cities is working with the Na­tional Park Service to accelerate the deployment of alternative fuel and energy-efficient vehicles in national parks across the country. It is providing support to initiate projects at Grand Teton, Mammoth Cave, and Yellow­stone National Parks.

New Ford Web Site Gives Consumers the ABC's of Electrified Vehicles

The site explains the differences in each type of vehicle, and details the technology that makes them possible, including battery chemistry, charge ports and regenerative braking.

J.D. Power: Future Global Demand for Hybrid and Battery <br/> Electric Vehicles May Be Over-Hyped

Regulatory inconsistencies across markets, relatively stable oil prices; and consumer concerns about cost and ease of operation present challenges for sales of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Staples Introduces New All-Electric Vehicles Into Delivery Fleet

New vehicles in California, Missouri and Ohio launch as part of plan to improve fleet fuel efficiency and reduce environmental impact.

Atlanta Aims for 15 Percent Alt-Fuel Vehicles by 2012

ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed unveiled a Power to Change sustainability plan with the goal of making Atlanta a top 10 city for sustainability. Changes include reducing fleet fuel consumption and ensuring that 15 percent of the city fleet is using alternative fuels by 2012.

Automotive Training Authority Offers Free Green Technology Courses

VISTA, CA - The Automotive Training Authority (ATA) is offering free "green" aftermarket training courses on servicing and diagnosing hybrid vehicles, understanding biodiesel/clean diesel technology, and cylinder safety inspection for CNG vehicles.

DOT, EPA Propose the Nation's First Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks and Buses

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses.

Enova Announces Incremental 100 System Order from Smith Electric Vehicles

TORRANCE, CA - Enova Systems, Inc., an innovator of proprietary hybrid and electric drive systems propelling the alternative energy industry, has received an incremental order to deliver 100 electric drive systems to Smith Electric Vehicles (SEV), manufacturer of the all-electric Smith Newton truck.

Frito-Lay All-Electric Delivery Trucks Hit the Streets of Columbus

PLANO, TEXAS - PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division began rolling out some of its fully electric delivery trucks in Columbus. These ten electric delivery trucks will ultimately be part of the largest planned fleet of commercial all-electric trucks in North America.

EPA/DOT Miss Opportunity to Include Natural Gas in Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Fuel Efficiency Regs

WASHINGTON - Domestically produced natural gas, which already fuels fleets across the country, has been left out of the government's proposed rule to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, in spite of the fact that natural gas is the cleanest burning alternative transportation fuel commercially available today.

Navistar Issues Statement on Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Regulations for Heavy Trucks

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar issues a response to the regulatory proposal to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses released Oct. 25 by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

EV Charging Station Installed at Washington Church

WOODINVILLE, WA - A new ChargePoint Networked Charging Station for electric vehicles has been installed at Wooden Cross Lutheran Church in Woodinville, Wash.

ECOtality to Install 1,222 EV Chargers in Washington

SEATTLE - ECOtality Inc., a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, on Oct. 26 unveiled EV infrastructure plans for the state of Washington. Plans include the installation of 1,200 Blink Level 2 and 22 Blink DC Fast Chargers throughout the Central Puget Sound and Olympia areas.

MyVolt.com Offers Volt Owners Advanced Remote Functions

DETROIT - A new Web site, MyVolt.com, is designed to give Chevrolet Volt owners the ability to remotely access operational information specific to their vehicle and control various functions of their car.

 
 

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