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Liquid-Cooled Battery Helps Extend Ford EV Range

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.

3.2 Million Plug-in EVs to be Sold Worldwide by 2015, Pike Forecasts

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.

Securitas to Boost Driver Safety & Fuel Economy

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.

LAST CHANCE for Environmental Leadership Award Nominations

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.

The Nissan LEAF, a zero-emission, all-electric vehicle, will be available in Hawaii beginning in January 2011.

Hawaii & Nissan Partner for Electric Vehicle Development

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.

Last Chance to Nominate Green Fleet Leaders

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine wants to honor fleet managers with its second annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards. Nominations are due Friday, Sept. 10.

GDiesel Designated Alternative Fuel in Nevada

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.

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze sedans will arriving at U.S. dealerships this month.

GM Launches 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

DETROIT - The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze sedan, arriving at U.S. dealerships this month, will offer class-leading standard safety features and improved fuel economy.

Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance to Hold Workshop in Denver

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.

One Week Left to Nominate Green Fleet Leaders

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.

Indiana Converts 227 Vehicles to Propane

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Transportation and other agencies are converting at least 227 Ford vans and trucks from gasoline to also run on propane. The State has received federal funding for the conversions and for about 115 propane filling stations statewide.

Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance to Hold Workshop in Denver

DENVER - The next Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance Workshop will take place on September 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.

New Fuel Economy Labels Proposed by EPA, DOT

The goal of the new fuel economy labels is to provide simple, straightforward energy and environmental comparisons across all types of vehicles, including electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and conventional gasoline-powered vehicles, according to the agencies.

Calif. Carpool Lane Perks Expanded for 'Green' Cars

A new law will allow up to 40,000 more California motorists to drive alone in the high-occupancy vehicle lanes, and extends the lifespan of existing permits for hybrid and electric vehicles to the end of 2014.

Nissan Partners With Hawaii for EV Development

The partnership, announced at the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo in Honolulu, marks Nissan's first definitive agreement in the United States.

Awards to Recognize 'Green' Fleet Leaders

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet and Government Fleet magazine wants to honor fleet managers with its second annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards.

Cummins Produces 26,000 EPA 2010 Engines

COLUMBUS, IN - After seven months' production of its EPA 2010 certified and compliant engines, Cummins has built and shipped more than 20,000 heavy-duty and mid-range engines with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust aftertreatment.

Nissan LEAF Order Specification Phase Begins

NASHVILLE - Nissan North America Inc. announced the start of order specification for MY 2011 Nissan LEAF customers who have placed a reservation online. Consumers will now be able to choose the color and trim level of their Nissan LEAF.

Ridenour to Become UQM Technologies CEO in Dec.

LONGMONT, CO - UQM Technologies Inc., a developer of alternative energy technologies, has appointed Eric Ridenour, former chief operating officer of the Chrysler Group, to the position of president and chief operating officer. Ridenour will join UQM on Sept. 1 and later assume the position of CEO on Dec. 1, the company said.

Study: Regulations Will Drive LPG/CNG Vehicle Market

LONDON - According to a new study, stringent carbon dioxide (CO2) emission norms, government regulations, and ecological standards will be the key drivers for the growth of liquefied petroleum gas/compressed natural gas (LPG/CNG) vehicles in developed countries, particularly in the European Union (EU).

Calif. Carpool Lane Perks Expanded for 'Green' Cars

SACRAMENTO, CA - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Aug. 30 signed into law a measure expanding the list of low-emission cars that qualify for permits to use carpool lanes, the Los Angeles Times reported.

ATA to Appeal Latest 'Clean Trucks' Ruling in L.A.

LOS ANGELES - A federal judge ruled Aug. 26 that the Port of Los Angeles can fully implement its Clean Trucks Program, including a controversial provision that restricts the types of truckers that can enter port terminals, the Daily Breeze newspaper reported.

Pricing Announced for CNG Express & Savana Vans

DETROIT - The fully integrated and dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) option, available this fall for Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans, will be priced at $15,910 MSRP.

EV-Charge America Station Opens in Nashville

NASHVILLE - A new electric vehicle charging station opened for business Aug. 27 in Nashville, the Tennessean newspaper reported.

Ford Partners With Seattle to Prepare for EVs

SEATTLE - Ford Motor Co. and the city of Seattle on Aug. 26 announced a partnership to help prepare the city for the operation of electric vehicles.

 
 

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