LOS ANGELES - Boulder Electric Vehicle was in the Los Angeles area on Sept. 8-9 to give fleet managers, utility managers, and government officials the opportunity to see and drive one of the company's all-electric commercial work trucks.
SACRAMENTO, CA - California law now requires all automotive service providers performing automotive maintenance or repair services in the state (including public fleet repair facilities) to properly check and inflate the tires of the light vehicles they are repairing.
TORRANCE, CA - The all-new 2011 CT 200h premium compact hybrid benefits from a new platform, exclusively developed body, chassis, and Lexus Hybrid Drive engineering applications.
MINNEAPOLIS - Xcel Energy has been named a "lead customer" by Azure Dynamics Corp. The electricity and natural gas company will receive a total of 13 vans, with the initial van scheduled for delivery later this year.
DALLAS - New York will be the first of three cities in the U.S., along with Columbus, Ohio, and Ft Worth, Texas, where PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division will be piloting electric trucks on regular daily routes.
ASHEVILLE, NC - City of Asheville, N.C., employees turned out in late August for a green transportation fair entitled “Put on Your Green Shoes.” The event was geared toward familiarizing city employees with the city’s green fleet of low- and no-emission vehicles.
SYRACUSE, NY - Clean Communities of CNY, the central and western New York chapter of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program, received six Prius plug-in hybrid vehicles as part of Toyota's U.S. plug-in demonstration program.
STOCKTON, CA - Electric Vehicles International (EVI) announced that UPS has begun a 90-day demonstration trial of their walk-in van (EVI-WI).
WAUKESHA, WI, - Odyne Systems, LLC, working in collaboration with DUECO, Inc., has provided Madison Gas & Electric its first Odyne 18 kWh plug-in hybrid unit mounted on a Terex 60 ft. bucket truck.
LIVONIA, MI - The ROUSH liquid propane vehicle program continues to grow in terms of visibility, early adopters, and staff. The Livonia, Mich., company announced that Peter King has joined the division as executive director.
COLUMBIA, SC - The city of Columbia, S.C., recently launched a new city program that collects used cooking oil so that Midland Biofuels can convert it into biodiesel to help run the city's fleet, the Free Times newspaper reported.
SAN ANTONIO, TX - Valero Energy Corp. announced that one of its company-owned Valero Corner Stores in San Antonio has begun selling E85, a blend of fuel consisting of up to 85 percent ethanol blended with unleaded gasoline.
PARIS, FRANCE - To stimulate demand for electric vehicles, European automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to introduce leasing programs that will include gasoline-powered loaners for trips beyond the reach of a single EV battery charge, Bloomberg reported.
HONOLULU, HI - Electric vehicle and battery maker CODA Automotive said it plans to bring its CODA Sedan to consumer and fleet customers in Hawaii in the third quarter of 2011.
SANTA ROSA, CA - The Internal Revenue Service has determined that the ZAPTRUCK XL and ZAPVAN Shuttle qualify for a 10-percent tax credit up to a maximum of $2,500, if the vehicle is purchased after Feb. 17, 2009 and before Jan. 1, 2012.
DEARBORN, MI - The all-new Ford Focus Electric, which debuts in the U.S. late next year and in Europe in 2012, will be powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery that uses heated and cooled liquid to help extend battery life and gas-free driving range.
BOULDER, CO - Worldwide adoption of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) will grow quickly over the next five years, with sales totaling 3.2 million vehicles between 2010- 2015, according to a new report from Pike Research.
LONDON - Securitas Mobile has deployed GreenRoad 360+ across its new fleet of 207 vehicles to better manage fleet assets, reduce accidents, and gain greater fuel efficiency.
TORRANCE, CA - Have you been working with your fleet to reduce emissions, implement alternative-fuel technology, or perform other "greening" efforts? Nominate your fleet for the second annual Fleet Environmental Leadership Awards by Friday, Sept. 10.
HONOLULU - The State of Hawaii and Nissan North America announced August 31 a partnership to advance zero-emission mobility by promoting the development of electric vehicles and an electric-vehicle charging network throughout the State.
TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine wants to honor fleet managers with its second annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards. Nominations are due Friday, Sept. 10.
RENO, NV - The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) has designated GDiesel, manufactured by Advanced Refining Concepts, LLC, (ARC), as an alternative fuel in Nevada’s Alternative Fueled Vehicles in Fleets program.
DETROIT - The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze sedan, arriving at U.S. dealerships this month, will offer class-leading standard safety features and improved fuel economy.
DENVER - The Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance will hold a free workshop Sept. 9 in Denver. The training seminar will cover alternative fuel quality, infrastructure, available vehicles, safety, and environmental impact of propane, ethanol, biodiesel, and compressed natural gas.
TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine wants to honor fleet managers with its second annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards. "Greening" a fleet will improve its impact on the environment by reducing emissions and fuel consumption.
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