Electrical current flowing into a primary source produces a flow of current into a secondary source, without using plugs or cords. But a 20-percent loss in power can take place during charging.
The dealership, called Alvarez Zap, delivered its first shipment of six electric trucks to the city of Riverside last week, and will continue to serve the commercial and government markets in the Inland Empire.
SAINT PAUL, MN - Minnesota’s state agencies increased their use of cleaner-burning E-85 fuel by 25 percent to 437,063 gallons during the first half of 2010, part of their effort to reduce petroleum use.
PRINCETON, NJ - NAFA has formed the CARB Advisory Council, a new sub-committee of NAFA’s Fuels & Technology Advisory Council, to provide input to both NAFA and the Air Resources Board on regulatory matters that impact fleet managers in California.
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Police Department is giving stand-up scooters (not Segways) a two-week trial.
GARY, IN - The City of Gary Police Department's fleet of new flex fuel squad cars are on the road, but ethanol fuel isn't available for refueling, and no one can say for sure when the city will have it.
NASHUA, NH - Thanks to an innovative partnership between the City of Nashua and UPS, the process of replacing seven-year-old Department of Public Works garbage trucks could become one of the city’s most significant green initiatives. The City is looking into getting CNG-powered trucks and plans to partner with UPS to build a permanent CNG fueling station.
RIVERSIDE, CA - Alvarez ZAP, electric vehicle provider ZAP’s newest dealer in Riverside, Calif., delivered a shipment of six electric trucks to the City of Riverside during a grand opening press conference last week.
CULVER CITY, CA - The City of Culver City has taken delivery of its first dedicated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered paratransit buses. The three new buses operate on clean-burning natural gas to further compliment the City’s growing fleet and dedication to CNG-powered vehicles. They replace three ten-year-old gasoline-powered buses.
ANAHEIM, CA - The City of Anaheim has installed its first ChargePoint Networked Charging Station for Electric Vehicles, located at the main office of Anaheim Public Utilities. The city is currently using the Coulomb Technologies unit to recharge two city-owned converted plug-in Toyota Prius’.
WARRENVILLE, IL - Sante Fe Springs, Calif.-based Westrux International is the latest addition to the sales, service, and support network for Navistar's eStar truck - the first full-production, purpose-built all-electric truck.
TORRANCE, CA - Enova Systems, Inc. has moved toward large scale production supply of its all-electric drive system for the Smith Newton, the world's largest battery-electric-powered production truck.
DETROIT and ANDERSON, IN - Bright Automotive and General Motors Co. announced Aug. 3 they have agreed to pursue a strategic relationship. GM has provided $5 million in funding to the Indiana automaker, the first funding action by the newly formed General Motors Ventures LLC.
MARSHALL, MN - Schwan's Home Service, a direct-to-home food delivery business with the largest propane fleet in the U.S., gave its fleet a makeover with brighter coloring and bigger logos.
DETROIT - General Motors has finalized the production process for its compressed natural gas (CNG) powered Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans, allowing the company to deliver fleet customers complete vehicles with a fully integrated and dedicated CNG fuel system starting this fall.
CAMPBELL, CA - Coulomb Technologies, a leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure, said that the city of Anaheim, Calif., has installed its first ChargePoint networked charging station for electric vehicles (EVs).
WASHINGTON - The House Ways and Means Committee last week released a draft of a bill containing an extension of the biodiesel tax credit for 2011, Biodiesel Magazine reported.
TORRANCE, CA - Enova Systems Inc., a developer of hybrid and electric drive systems, said it has moved toward large-scale production of its all-electric drive system for the Smith Newton battery-electric-powered production truck.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Documents indicate that the European Union is about to investigate whether U.S. biodiesel producers have routed their product to Europe through third countries in an effort to avoid tariffs imposed on U.S. shipments last year, the Wall Street Journal reported.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democrats last week unveiled an energy bill that includes $3.8 billion in rebates for natural gas-powered vehicles, the Dallas News reported.
TORRANCE, CA - Ten years ago Toyota launched the Prius, an affordable car with a hybrid gas/electric powertrain.
WASHINGTON - New federal vehicle purchases likely will stay the same or decline in coming years as agencies struggle with declining budgets and new requirements to green their fleets.
COLUMBUS, OH - Columbus City Council recently passed legislation that calls for Westerville, Ohio-based SolarVision to install and operate solar panels on the roof of the city's fleet maintenance center.
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