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Both general and concurrent sessions were packed with attendees.

Green Fleet Conference Achieves Record Attendance

SAN DIEGO - Attendees gathered Oct. 18-19 in San Diego for information-packed conference sessions, many of which were standing-room only. Presenters from corporate fleets included Abbott, UPS, Verizon, and Nestle.

The vans will be covered by GM's three-year, 36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and five-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

GM Showcases CNG Van at Green Fleet Conference

SAN DIEGO - General Motors showcased the industry's only fully integrated, compressed natural gas cargo vans in public for the first time at the 2010 Green Fleet Conference in San Diego.

2010 Environmental Leadership Award Winners Announced

SAN DIEGO - The recipients of the 2010 Environment Leadership Awards were announced Oct. 19 in a special presentation at the Green Fleet Conference in San Diego. Winners in attendance were presented the award by San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders.

2011 Green Car of the Year Finalists Revealed

LOS ANGELES - The five finalists for the 2011 Green Car of the Year are the Chevrolet Volt, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, and Nissan LEAF. In 2009, the 2010-MY Audi A3 TDI earned the title.

Matthew Betz, vice president, government fleet services for LeasePlan USA, moderated the panel "Sharing Best Practices in Green Fleet Management."

LeasePlan USA’s Betz Moderates Best Practice Sharing Panel at Green Fleet Conference

SAN DIEGO - During this year's Green Fleet Conference in San Diego on Oct. 18-19, Matthew Betz, vice president, government fleet services for LeasePlan USA, moderated the panel "Sharing Best Practices in Green Fleet Management."

ROUSH CleanTech Company Introduced at 2010 Green Fleet Conference

ROUSH CleanTech debuts as new propane-fueled vehicle engineering company at the 2010 Green Fleet Conference in San Diego.

Wheego LiFe to Debut at L.A. Auto Show

ATLANTA - Wheego Electric Cars said it will unveil its Wheego LiFe electric car to the public at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November.

Smith Electric Vehicles Delivers All-Electric Trucks To Staples

KANSAS CITY - Smith Electric Vehicles today announced a new purchase order of their all-electric commercial trucks by Staples, the world's largest office supply chain store.

General Motors Offers Green Options for Fleet

SAN DIEGO - The first public showing this week of the industry's only fully integrated compressed natural gas cargo van leads General Motors' commitment to helping commercial customers decrease the environmental impact of their fleets.

ROUSH CleanTech Driving Alternative Fuels & Propane Forward

LIVONIA, MI -ROUSH CleanTech aims to increase the intensity of the corporate investment ROUSH has already made in liquid propane injection powered vehicles, while expediting new products to the market and putting more clean-fueled vehicles on roads worldwide.

Toyota to Use 'Ecological Plastic' in Vehicle Interiors

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN - Toyota Motor Corp. plans to make vehicle liner material and other interior surfaces from a new "Ecological Plastic" that features the world's first use of the material bio-PET.

EPA Grants E15 Waiver for Newer Vehicles

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has waived a limitation on selling fuel that is more than 10 percent ethanol for model year 2007 and newer cars and light trucks.

Minnesota Bolsters E-85 Use

ST. PAUL - Minnesota state government agencies have increased their retail purchases of E-85 nearly 10-fold in five years, according to the state's Department of Administration. In the first nine months of 2010, agencies have purchased nearly 725,000 gallons of E-85, compared to about 73,000 gallons over the same period in 2005.

Hitachi, Johnson Controls Team Up on Li-ion Batteries

MILWAUKEE - Hitachi Ltd. and Johnson Controls Inc. said they have agreed to work together in the field of advanced energy storage, including lithium-ion battery development for automotive applications.

Honda Named 'Greenest Automaker'

WASHINGTON - Honda recently won the "Greenest Automaker" title from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) for the fifth consecutive time, narrowly beating Toyota and Hyundai, which tied for second.

Calif. Awards $12.6 Million for Green Vehicle Technologies

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Energy Commission recently approved nearly $12.6 million for nine projects aimed at developing cleaner transportation. These include efforts to manufacture electric vehicles and vehicle batteries, add vehicle charging stations, and encourage the use of biofuels.

GM Taps Envision Solar for EV Charging Installations

SAN DIEGO - Envision Solar International Inc., which specializes in sustainable energy infrastructure design and development, said General Motors has selected the company to install its CleanCharge solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at a number of prominent locations.

Maverick Biofuels Plans Biorefinery in N.C.

CHAPEL HILL, NC - Maverick Biofuels said it is planning to build a pilot-scale biorefinery in North Carolina to produce biofuels from biomass and municipal solid waste.

L.A. to Build EV Charging Stations at Transit Sites

LOS ANGELES - The California Energy Commission announced EV Connect, a leading provider of electric vehicle infrastructure solutions, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be conducting a pilot program to assess the integration of personal electric vehicles into the transportation network.

Electric Car Co. Teams With NEAH Power Systems

SPRINGFIELD, MO - Electric Car Co. Inc. -- which specializes in electric vehicle conversions and manufacturing for the livery, fleet and private specialty markets -- said it is negotiating a development and marketing agreement with NEAH Power Systems Inc.

Verizon to Add 30 Hybrids & CNG Vans to N.Y. Fleet

WHITE PLAINS, NY - In all, 25 hybrid pickups and five compressed natural gas vans will be deployed in Westchester County by the end of 2010.

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) showcased new electric-drive vehicle models on Oct. 5 for its governmental customers at an electric vehicle workshop and “ride-and-drive” event. (Photo by NYPA)

New York Power Authority Orders Transit Connect Electric Vans

WHITE PLAINS, NY - The New York Power Authority (NYPA), the nation's largest state public power organization, was added to the LEAD customer program for the Ford Transit Connect Electric van.

Monroe County to Add Autogas Fueling Center & Convert Vehicles

ROCHESTER, NY - Monroe County, N.Y., received a grant to retrofit four light-duty pickup trucks in the county fleet to run on liquid propane gas (LPG) and install infrastructure for a LPG fuel dispenser at one of its fueling stations.

Culver City Receives 2nd Cycle of CNG Refuse Trucks

CULVER CITY, CA - The City of Culver City announced the delivery of the second cycle of dedicated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered front loading refuse trucks to its fleet.

Cities Install EV Charging Stations

CAMPBELL, CA - Cities are encouraging the use of electric plug-in vehicles by installing electric vehicle charging stations. The City of Hillsboro, Ore., will install a total of 16 faster-charge stations, and cities in Marin County, Calif., will receive eight free EV charging stations.

 
 

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