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EPA and CARB Present Proposals to Reconsider 2010 SCR Engine Certification Requirements

EL MONTE, CA - Navistar International Corp. announced the U.S. EPA and CARB presented preliminary proposals aimed at the compliance loopholes found in current 2010 liquid-based SCR systems.

Isuzu Begins Production of First-in-Class Engines to Meet 2010 Standards

ANAHEIM, CA - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc., distributor of low-cab-forward trucks, announced that production has begun of the U.S. market's first and only low-cab-forward medium-duty diesel engines to meet the newest and strictest emissions standards.

EPA Awards More than $1 Million to Reduce Diesel Emissions to the Port of Corpus Christi Authority

DALLAS - To improve air quality and reduce emissions from in-use diesel engines, the EPA awarded more than $1 million to reduce diesel emissions to the Port of Corpus Christi Authority.

Continental's Regional Steer Tire Family Now Verified by SmartWay

FORT MILL, SC - The entire regional steer tire family of products from Continental Tire the Americas, LLC is added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership's list of verified fuel savings technologies.

VW Plans Hybrid & EV Models

PALO ALTO, CA - Volkswagen AG Chairman Martin Winterkorn said the automaker plans to launch a hybrid version of its Touareg SUV in the U.S. later this year, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Honda to Launch Plug-in Hybrid, EV in 2012

TOKYO, JAPAN - During his mid-year CEO speech, Honda Chief Executive Takanobu Ito revealed that Honda plans to sell a plug-in hybrid vehicle and a battery-powered electric model in Japan and the United States in 2012, Reuters reported.

Grant to Support San Diego Biofuels Training

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Biofuels Initiative has drawn a $4 million California state grant to train future biofuel workers.

EV Initiative Hopes to Foster Global Cooperation

WASHINGTON - The International Energy Agency (IEA) hopes there will be at least 20 million electric vehicles on the road worldwide by 2020. In support of those targets, the ministers of participating nations are launching the Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI).

DOE Report Highlights EV Funding Impact

WASHINGTON - The Department of Energy has released a new report on the economic impact of Recovery Act investments in advanced batteries and vehicles.

Fisker Buys Former GM Factory

IRVINE, CA - Plug-in hybrid automaker Fisker Automotive Inc. has completed its purchase of a former General Motors assembly plant in Wilmington, Del., at a cost of $20 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Toyota Settles Hybrid Patent Case

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Corp. has settled a patent-infringement dispute with Paice LLC, ending a legal battle that had threatened to block the Prius from being sold in the U.S., the Associated Press reported.

National Propane Gas Association Chairman Joins Alliance AutoGas with Company Phelps Sungas, Inc.

ASHEVILLE, NC - Geneva, N.Y.-based Phelps Sungas, Inc. is the newest propane AutoGas fuel supplier to join the national vehicle conversion and fueling network, Alliance AutoGas.

Alliance AutoGas President Stuart Weidie Introduces U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at Alternative Fuel Press Briefing and Facility Tour

ASHEVILLE, NC - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently participated in a media briefing and facility tour at Baker Equipment in Richmond, Va., as part of a White House effort to highlight its support of alternative fuel vehicles.

Toyota & Tesla Partner for RAV4 EV

TOKYO AND PALO ALTO, CA - With an aim to market the EV in the United States in 2012, Tesla plans to produce and deliver a fleet of prototypes to Toyota for evaluation within this year.

Colorado Dedicates $800K for Natural Gas as Transportation Fuel

DENVER, CO - Two Recovery Act-supported grants totaling $800,000 have been dedicated to increase the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel in Colorado.

Obama Predicts Electric Car Battery Prices Will Drop 70 Percent

HOLLAND, MI - The cost of the high-powered batteries needed for a coming wave of electric cars is projected to drop by as much as 70 percent over the next five years, according to a U.S. government forecast.

City CarShare Enhances San Francisco Fleet

SAN FRANCISCO - City CarShare and the City of San Francisco have entered a formal agreement to extend car sharing to City and County employees. CarShare’s fleet will provide cars as the City retires its older vehicles, allowing the City to manage a smaller vehicle fleet, with lower purchase and maintenance costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Study Finds Car Sharing Lowers GHG Emissions

SAN JOSE, CA - Car sharing has been found to help lower emissions, according to the Greenhouse Gas Emission Impacts of Car Sharing in North America report released by the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI).

EPA Proposes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency's Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2.

Hybrid Vehicle Conversion Project Gets $1.8M

SOMERVILLE, MA - A start-up company founded by an MIT lecturer and two alumni, has raised $1.8 million to convert fleet vehicles that run on fossil fuels into electric hybrids.

AT&T Rolls Out 2,000th Alt-Fuel Vehicle & 1,500th CNG Vehicle

DALLAS - The milestones make AT&T's fleet one of the largest CNG vehicle fleets in the U.S.

Chevrolet Volt to Come Standard with 8-Year/100K-Mile Battery Warranty

BROWNSTOWN TOWNSHIP, MI - The Volt's comprehensive battery warranty covers all 161 battery components, 95 percent of which are designed and engineered by General Motors.

SmartWay Verifies Totally Automated Aerodynamic Trailer Technology for CARB Rules

CHAGRIN FALLS, OH - The Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program says fleets installing Aerodynamic Trailer Systems’ new IAS Integrated Automated System (SmartTail with WindTamer) will satisfy stringent California Air Resources Board (CARB) legislation.

Indiana to Convert Vehicles to Alternative Fuels

AVON, IN - A massive effort to convert hundreds of Indiana state vehicles to alternative fuel sources is now under way. The $22.8 million project includes a $10.1 million federal grant.

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Chevrolet Volt Battery Gets Standard Eight-Year, 100,000-Mile Warranty

The Volt’s comprehensive battery warranty covers all 161 battery components, 95 percent of which are designed and engineered by GM, in addition to the thermal management system, charging system and electric drive components.


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