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Proterra’s EcoRide BE-35 battery electric bus

GM Ventures Invests in Battery Electric Bus Company

DETROIT – General Motors Ventures LLC said it is investing $6 million in Proterra Inc., a leading maker of zero-emission commercial transit buses.

Interior of model-year 2012 Volt

Dealers in All States Now Taking Orders for MY 2012 Chevrolet Volt

DETROIT – Chevrolet dealers in all 50 states have begun taking orders for the 2012 Chevrolet Volt electric car.

DOE Announces Up to $36 Million in Biofuel Funding

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced up to $36 million to fund six small-scale projects in California, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin that will help further the technology needed to produce drop-in advanced biofuels and other valuable bio-based chemicals.

Chrysler Chooses Battery Supplier for Plug-in Hybrid Test Fleet

TORONTO, ONT -- Electrovaya Inc. said it has signed a contract to supply Chrysler Group with lithium-ion SuperPolymer battery systems for 25 Town & Country minivans.

Legislation to End U.S. Ethanol Tax Credit Fails to Advance

WASHINGTON – Legislation aimed at halting U.S. ethanol subsidies failed to draw a key vote in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, March 14, Reuters reported.

Oregon Selects EV Charger Provider for 'Green Highway'

MONROVIA, CA - AeroVironment Inc. said it has been selected by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to install high-power Level 3 electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations along the I-5 corridor from the California state line to the Willamette Valley. This is the beginning of the "Green Highway," a vision for safe and consistent charging infrastructure spanning the West Coast.

Renton, Wash., Opts for CNG Refuse Trucks

RENTON, WA -- Waste Management is now servicing the city of Renton, Wash., with 19 new trucks powered by compressed natural gas for a smaller carbon footprint.

Propane Autogas Station Opens in Geneva, N.Y.

GENEVA, NY – Phelps Sungas on June 10 held the grand opening of the first public propane autogas fueling station in Geneva, N.Y.

2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric

Transit Connect Electric Receives GSA Contract Award

OAK PARK, MI - The Transit Connect Electric, the result of a collaborative effort between Azure Dynamics Corp. and Ford Motor Co., has received a General Services Administration (GSA) contract award. This allows U.S. government agencies, affiliated companies and military installations to purchase the all-electric van, Azure Dynamics announced.

Ford to Triple Production Capacity of Electrified Vehicles

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI - Ford Motor Co. announced it is tripling production capacity of its electrified vehicle lineup through 2013, further boosting volumes of its all-new C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid that begin production next year.

Clean Cities' alt-fuel station locator mobile application

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Find out how the DOE's Clean Cities program helps fleet drivers navigate to stations that provide propane, biodiesel, natural gas, electric charging and E85.

Tesla Model S

Tesla Plans Crossover EV, Readies for Model S Sales

PALO ALTO, CA – Electric automaker Tesla Motors said it is currently working on the concept, design and financing for its Model X electric crossover vehicle, which the company hopes to begin selling in late 2013.

Utility Fleet Managers to Assess Hybrid Truck Performance

WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Fleet executives from Duke Energy, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and Florida Power & Light will discuss their experiences with hybrid trucks during a special session at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference, scheduled for June 19-22 at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center.

Quantum Receives Fleet Contract from Dow Chemical

IRVINE, CA -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. said it has received a contract to deliver more than 100 plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) pickup truck fleet vehicles powered by Dow Kokam lithium-ion battery technology to the Dow Chemical Co.

Volvo FM MethaneDiesel truck

Volvo Trucks to Introduce New Methane-Diesel Truck

GOTEBORG, SWEDEN – Volvo Trucks said it began accepting orders for its new Volvo FM MethaneDiesel truck on May 31 from customers in Europe. The truck runs on liquefied methane gas and diesel, and is suited for long and heavy transport applications.

The Volt undergoes a 35 mph front-impact crash test.

Volt Draws NHTSA Five-Star Overall Safety Rating

DETROIT – General Motors said its 2011 Chevrolet Volt is the first electric vehicle to earn a five-star overall score for safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program.

As manager of the EV Project, ECOtality is overseeing installation of about 14,000 commercial and residential charging stations to help establish a nationwide EV infrastructure.

Blink Commercial Charging Stations Coming to Arizona

TEMPE, AZ – ECOtality Inc., which specializes in electric transportation and storage technologies, on June 6 celebrated the company’s Blink Electric Vehicle (EV) Pedestal Charging Station installations in the Phoenix metro area.

Yuma Mayor Al Krieger drives the first of a demonstration fleet of Ram 1500 PHEV pickup trucks.

Chrysler Delivers Test Fleet of PHEV Ram 1500 Pickup Trucks

AUBURN HILLS, MI -- Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), recently delivered the first of a demonstration fleet of Ram 1500 plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) pickup trucks to municipal officials in Yuma, Ariz.

GGT Electric E-Dyne van

GGT Electric Wins Bid to Supply South Carolina with Electric Vehicles

MILFORD, MI - GGT Electric, an automotive engineering and manufacturing company based in Milford, Mich., said it has won one of South Carolina's first ever statewide contracts to bring low-speed electric vehicles (LSVs) to the state's automotive fleet.

Yazaki, Evatran Partner on Wireless Charging Tech.

WYTHEVILLE, VA – The two companies are developing wireless charging for electric vehicles.

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Sales Drop in May

SANTA MONICA, CA – Toyota and Lexus sales declined 45.1 percent while Honda declined 29 percent.

Toyota Recalling 52,000 Prius Cars

TORRANCE, CA – Toyota announced a recall of 52,000 model-year 2001-2003 Prius vehicles sold in the U.S. to replace the electric power steering pinion shaft attachment nuts.

Waste Management Opens Chicago-Area CNG Fueling Station

WHEELING, IL - Waste Management of Illinois raised its commitment to natural gas-powered garbage and recycling trucks on May 24, when the company launched a new filling station for compressed natural gas (CNG) in the Chicago area.

Ford has opted to place its EV and plug-in hybrid charge ports on the driver side

Ford: Research Led to EV Charge Port Placement

DEARBORN, MI – When owners of the Ford Focus Electric or C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid charge up their cars, they’ll walk over to the left front area of the car. According to Ford, the decision to place the charge port there was the result of much research.

UPS Begins Using Renewable Biodiesel at Hub in Ky.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The United Parcel Service said it began using biodiesel blends at its most vital hub in Louisville, Ky., in May.



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