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Veolia Environmental Services Adopts Compressed Natural Gas Technology for Fort Myers Fleet

FORT MYERS, FL - Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., the solid waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA), announced the introduction of a new fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered trucks to its Fort Myers (Lee County) service area.

Cummins Confirms Support for Greenhouse Gas & Fuel-Efficiency Standards

COLUMBUS, IN - Cummins Inc. further confirmed its support for greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency standards for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles and engines during its testimony at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) public hearing in Chicago.

Paper Transport's CNG-Powered Freightliner Trucks Reach More Than 130,000 Miles

PORTLAND, OR - Paper Transport, one of the nation's leading regional truckload service carriers, recently reached more than 130,000 miles each on its two Freightliner Business Class M2 112 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles.

Ryder to Offer DEF at All Full-Service Locations in North America

MIAMI, FL - Ryder System, Inc. , a transportation and supply chain management solution company, will soon be offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at every full service Ryder location in North America.

Duke Energy Working on EV Battery Reuse Project

CHARLOTTE, NC - Duke Energy and Tokyo-based ITOCHU Corp. have signed an agreement to collaborate on advanced energy technologies, starting with the evaluation and testing of second-life applications for electric vehicle batteries.

Chevrolet Volt Named 'Green Car of the Year'

LOS ANGELES - The 2011 Chevrolet Volt has been named Green Car Journal's 2011 Green Car of the Year. The Volt is the first-ever electric vehicle to take the prize.

N.J. Transit Acquires 10 Azure Hybrid Shuttle Buses

OAK PARK, MI - Azure Dynamics Corp., a leader in hybrid electric and electric components and powertrain systems for commercial vehicles, announced the sale of 10 Balance Hybrid Electric shuttle buses to New Jersey Transit on behalf of six transit agencies within the state.

CODA Teams With Hertz for EV Rental

SANTA MONICA, CA - Electric car and battery company CODA Automotive is partnering with rental car giant Hertz Corp. to make the CODA all-electric Sedan available at select Southern California Hertz locations.

AMD Installs EV Charging Stations

SUNNYVALE, CA - Technology firm Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) said it has installed three Coulomb Technologies-manufactured ChargePoint electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at the company's Austin, Texas, campus for employee use.

EV Charging Stations Coming to S.C.

CHARLESTON, SC - Plug In Carolina, a nonprofit group coordinating state efforts to build an electric vehicle infrastructure, announced that its EV charging network will charge its first car during a ceremony at the South Carolina Statehouse at 10 a.m. on Dec. 8.

New Transmission Draws Interest from EV Makers

PROVO, UT - VMT Technologies announced that two electric vehicle manufacturers -- Kentucky-based Vision Motor Cars and Korean-based Leo Motors -- have requested the use of VMT's new transmission technology for their cars.

Infiniti M35h Features Pedestrian Warning System

FRANKLIN, TN - The new 2012 Infiniti M35h, the first-ever Infiniti hybrid, features a standard audible pedestrian warning system. The new Infiniti M Hybrid is set to go on sale at Infiniti retailers nationwide in early 2011.

Report: Algae Biofuel Requires Long-Term Investment

BERKELEY, CA - A new report from the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI) in Berkeley, Calif., projects that development of cost-competitive algae biofuel production will require much more long-term research, development and demonstration. In the meantime, several non-fuel applications of algae could serve to advance the nascent industry.

Nissan LEAF EPA-Rated 'Best' in Class for Fuel Efficiency & Environment

FRANKLIN, TN - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved its fuel-economy label for the 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF, rating the vehicle to be "best" in the midsize vehicle class for fuel efficiency and "best" for the environment.

The XLT Premium Wagon offers more comfort and visibility for second-row passengers, according to Ford.

Ford Debuts New Personal-Use Package for Transit Connect

Ford debuted a new personal-use package for the 2011 Transit Connect at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Snohomish County Fleet Facility to Reduce Energy Use

EVERETT, WA - Snohomish County has pledged to reduce energy use in County facilities by 10 percent below the 2007-2009 average during the next three years. This includes changes in fleet maintenance facilities and vehicles.

The Buick LaCrosse with eAssist was revealed at the 2010 LA Auto Show.

2012 Buick LaCrosse with eAssist to Achieve 37 MPG

LOS ANGELES - Buick unveiled the 2012 LaCrosse with eAssist, a new fuel-saving technology that increases fuel economy by 25 percent compared to the four-cylinder/six-speed powertrain in the 2011 LaCrosse.

The Fit EV will have a top speed of 90 mph and achieve an estimated 100-mile driving range per charge.

Electric Models Debut at LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES - Several new models were unveiled during press days, Nov. 17-18, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, including a number of electric vehicles and concepts.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Receives EV Charging Stations

NASHVILLE, TN - Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) announced it will participate in a pilot rollout that will install more than 15,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by June 2011 as part of The EV Project, the largest deployment of EV charging infrastructure in history.

In addition to a reduction in pollution, the new trucks are approximately 15 percent (8-10 decibels) quieter than trucks powered with diesel engines, according to the company.

Veolia Environmental Services Adds CNG to Fleet

FORT MYERS, FL - Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., the solid waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA), announced the introduction of a new fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered trucks to its Fort Myers service area.

EPA Reports New Vehicles Continue to Improve Fuel Efficiency & Reduce Emissions

WASHINGTON - For the sixth consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reporting a decrease in average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and a slight increase in the average fuel efficiency for new cars and light-duty trucks.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco Achieves Segment-Leading 42 MPG

The Cruze Eco has an MSRP of $18,895 (including destination charge). It goes on sale in January.

Pennsylvania Agencies Receive Alt-Fuel Incentive Grants

HARRISBURG, PA - Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell announced $7.9 million in grants to help fund 21 alternative-fuel projects. The investment is through the state's Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant Program. Five public agencies and universities were among those that received grants.

UC San Diego Takes Pride in Green Fleet

SAN DIEGO - The University of San Diego takes pride in its green fleet. Through various alt-fuel options and sustainable operations practices, the university's Fleet Services ranked 22nd in the seventh annual Government Green Fleet Awards, announced at the Green Fleet Conference in October.

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Motor Trend Names Chevrolet Volt 2011 Car of the Year

“The Volt absolutely delivers on the promise of the vehicle concept as originally outlined by GM, combining the smooth, silent, efficient, low-emissions capability of an electric motor with the range and flexibility of an internal combustion engine,” said Angus MacKenzie, editor in chief of Motor Trend.

 

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