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EV Charging Stations Coming to Walgreens Stores

MIAMI BEACH, FL -- Car Charging Group Inc. said it has agreed to provide electric vehicle (EV) charging services to Walgreens through the Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint Network.

Key Gene Discovery Could Streamline Biofuel Production

WASHINGTON – Researchers at BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) have pinpointed the exact, single gene that controls ethanol production capacity in a microorganism. This discovery could be the missing link in developing biomass crops that produce higher concentrations of ethanol at lower costs.

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DOE Awards More Than $175 Million for Advanced Vehicle R&D

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Aug. 10 announced more than $175 million in grants over the next three to five years to accelerate development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies.

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Eco-Driving Study Aims to Improve Fuel Economy by 30 percent

RIVERSIDE, CA -- Researchers at the University of California, Riverside along with their research partners have received a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Energy to study and evaluate technologies that provide feedback to drivers so they can cut harmful emissions and reduce fuel use by up to 30 percent.

New CNG Station Coming to Newark, N.J.

NEWARK, NJ -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Covanta Essex a contract to build and operate a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark, N.J. 

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Sacramento, San Francisco Testing Ram 1500 Plug-in Hybrid

AUBURN HILLS, MI -- Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), this month delivered 28 demonstration fleet Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) pickup trucks to officials in San Francisco and Sacramento.

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DTE Energy Takes Delivery of Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans

DEARBORN, MI – DTE Energy took delivery of two of four recently purchased Ford Transit Connect Electric vehicles at the energy company’s downtown Detroit headquarters on Aug. 12.

Chrysler, ZeaChem Team to Speed Cellulosic Ethanol Use

LAKEWOOD, CO -- Chrysler Group LLC and ZeaChem Inc., a biofuels and chemicals company, announced they have agreed to form a strategic alliance to accelerate development and market adoption of advanced cellulosic ethanol.

UQM Draws $3M Grant for Electric Motor Development

LONGMONT, CO - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $3 million to UQM Technologies Inc. for the development of non-rare-earth magnet electric motors for use in electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

Ford to Offer Solar Power System to EV Buyers

DEARBORN, MI -- Ford said it has teamed up with SunPower Corp. to offer customers a rooftop solar power system that will provide Focus Electric owners with enough clean, renewable energy to offset the electricity used to charge the vehicle.

Rebates Available for Leaf SL Buyers in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, TN -- ECOtality Inc. announced that $2,500 rebates are still available for the first 1,000 EV Project participants in Tennessee who purchase a Nissan Leaf SL model with DC fast-charge capabilities.

Toyota Selects Leviton to Provide EV Chargers

TORRANCE, CA - Leviton’s support includes program management of a certified installation team and a customer service center.

GM battery engineering teams have tested and validated the A123 battery chemistry at the automaker’s Global Battery Systems lab in Warren, Mich.

GM Awards A123 Systems Contract for Future Batteries

DETROIT - GM plans to use these batteries in future GM electric vehicles planned for sale in specific global markets.

Call for Sustainability All Star Nominations

TORRANCE, CAGreen Fleet magazine is looking for nominations of individuals who have made significant contributions to environmental sustainability in the fleet industry.

White House Sets Fuel-Economy Targets for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration announced new fuel-economy and emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks and buses, heavy-duty pickup trucks and vans, and vocational vehicles.

Natural Gas Vehicle Seminar Set for Little Rock, Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Clean Cities Coalition and the Arkansas Energy Office are holding a natural gas vehicle seminar for fleet operators on Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Clinton Library’s Great Hall in Little Rock.

Arkansas Launches Rebate Program for CNG Fleet Conversions

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Energy Office on Aug. 5 announced the launch of the Compressed Natural Gas Conversion Rebate Program, which provides an incentive for fleets to purchase or convert their Arkansas-licensed vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG).

CODA Holdings Appoints Jones as CFO

SANTA MONICA, CA – CODA Holdings said it has appointed Byron Jones to the position of chief financial officer.

Unicell Gears Up for Electric Truck Body Manufacturing in N.Y.

ALBANY, NY – New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Unicell, a company that makes bodies for commercial trucks and vans, will invest $3.46 million to expand its Buffalo, N.Y., facilities to enable body assembly for an electric truck.

IKEA Partners With ECOtality for EV Chargers

CIONSHOHOCKEN, PA – Furniture retailer IKEA announced a partnership with ECOtality Inc. to host Blink electric vehicle charging stations at select IKEA stores in the Western United States.

PG&E Fleet to Test ALTe Plug-in Electric Hybrid Powertrain

AUBURN HILLS, MI – ALTe, which developed a range-extended electric powertrain used to repower light commercial vehicles, announced a collaborative effort with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to help validate the company’s powertrain for the fleet industry.

Chevrolet Dealerships to Add Solar-Powered EV Chargers

DETROIT – Chevrolet announced plans to install solar-powered electric charging stations for its Volts at dealerships in North America.

Va. Legislation Sparks CNG Infrastructure Investment

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Infrastructure Developments Corp. (IDVC) said it plans to expand its compressed natural gas business into Virginia as the state bolsters efforts to convert public vehicles to CNG fuel.

Toyota, Tesla to Build RAV4 EV in Canada

WOODSTOCK, ONTARIO, CANADA -- Toyota and Tesla Motors confirmed that their jointly developed RAV4 electric vehicle will be built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. (TMMC) in Woodstock, Ontario, beginning in 2012.



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