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Two Alabama Stations Add E85 Fuel

BAINBRIDGE, GA - Southwest Georgia Oil Co., which operates under the trade name Inland Food Stores, has begun offering fleets and consumers E85 fuel at the company's SunValley Market stores in Enterprise and Dotham, Ala., according to CSP Daily News.

Mercedes-Benz will begin  F-Cell World Drive on Jan. 30.

Mercedes-Benz to Showcase Fuel-Cell EV in Global Tour

DETROIT - Mercedes-Benz will commence its "F-Cell World Drive" on Jan. 30, showcasing its B-Class F-Cell vehicles and demonstrating the company's fuel-cell technology. The F-Cell World Drive will last 125 days, crossing four continents and the widest variety of climate zones.

EPA, DOT, and California Align Timeframe for Proposing Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Standards

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state of California have announced that they will work on a single timeframe, with a deadline of Sept. 1, 2011, for proposing fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for model year 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks.

Coda Appoints Former GM Exec Murtaugh as CEO

SANTA MONICA, CA - Coda Holdings, a California-based developer of advanced lithium-ion power battery systems and all-electric vehicles, has named Philip Murtaugh the company's new CEO. Murtaugh was also appointed a member of Coda's board of directors.

Columbus Dept. of Public Utilities to Track Fleet Vehicles

COLUMBUS, OH - The City of Columbus expects to significantly reduce operating costs and improve efficiency in its utilities department by implementing GPS tracking solutions.

EPA Grants E15 Waiver for MY 2001-2006 Cars, Light Trucks

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Jan. 21 waived a limitation on selling gasoline that contains more than 10 percent ethanol for model year (MY) 2001 through 2006 passenger vehicles, including cars, SUVs and light pickup trucks. The waiver applies to fuel that contains up to 15-percent ethanol, known as E15.

The E-Ride EXV2 electric vehicle in use at Wisconsin State Parks' facilities.

Wisconsin State Parks Using Electric Vehicles for Routine Maintenance

PRINCETON, MN - Wisconsin State Parks has purchased 15 EXV2 electric utility vehicles from E-Ride Industries, which is based in Princeton, Minn. Park services are using them for regular maintenance and cleaning of park facilities.

(L-R) Peter Gunnerman, co-founder of Advanced Refining Concepts, Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, and David Johnson, manager of Clark County's Automotive Division, kicked off the new cle

Clark County Purchases Clean & Local Diesel

LAS VEGAS - Almost half of the Clark County, Nev., vehicle fleet is being fueled with a new low-emission diesel fuel being produced in Nevada after the County signed a one-year clean diesel contract.

Springboard Biodiesel Successfully Targets Campus Market

CHICO, CA - Springboard Biodiesel, a clean-tech manufacturer based in Chico, Calif., announced that more than 50 universities and school systems in the United States now own and operate the company's BioPro biodiesel processor.

Servidyne Lands $1.75M Contract to Provide EV Charging Stations

ATLANTA - Energy services provider Servidyne Inc. said it has entered into a $1.75 million contract with a major food manufacturing company to install electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in multiple facilities across the U.S.

The 12,000-gallon biodiesel tank was fully paid for by federal Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds.

Chula Vista Heavy-Duty Fleet Goes Green with Biodiesel Tank

CHULA VISTA, CA - Using federal stimulus funds, the City of Chula Vista installed a 12,000-gallon biodiesel tank at its Public Works Corp Yard, used to fuel the City's 125 heavy-duty fleet vehicles that include fire engines, dump trucks, and excavators.

Toyota's Jim Lentz speaks to journalists about the automaker's plans at a meeting of the Motor Press Guild in Los Angeles.

Toyota’s Lentz Discusses Vehicle Plans and Alternative-Fuel Technologies Through 2012 MY

LOS ANGELES - On Tuesday, Jan. 18., Jim Lentz, president and chief operating officer of Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. said the company plans to introduce 11 new/updated hybrids globally by the end of 2012, which include the new Prius models (the larger Prius V and compact Prius C) and the Lexus CT hybrid.

Pike Research Predicts Natural Gas Vehicle Sales to Grow 25.4 Percent During Next 6 Years

BOULDER, CO - Market research and consulting firm Pike Research predicts natural gas vehicle (NGV) sales, which include light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles, to reach 32,619 units in the U.S. marketplace in 2016, according to a new report. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2010 and 2016 of 25.4 percent.

Chrysler and EPA Partner to Bring Hydraulic Hybrid Technology to Light-Duty Vehicles

WASHINGTON - The U.S. EPA and Chrysler have signed an agreement to develop and adapt hydraulic hybrid technology for large passenger cars and other light-duty vehicles. The automaker’s and the EPA’s goal is to design a Chrysler Town & Country minivan as a demonstration vehicle, using the patented technology developed by the EPA, and test the vehicle in 2012.

The all-new Ford Focus Electric is a zero-CO2-emissions, gasoline-free version of Ford's popular small car and is the flagship of the company's growing fleet of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric

Ford Focus Electric Offers Eco-Friendly Features

The vehicle has soy-based seat cushions and uses post-consumer plastics in the carpets, roof lining and replacement bumpers.

Compressed Natural Gas Prices Plummet

Fuel prices for CNG are well below $1 per gallon in some areas.

Emergence of Battery-Electric Delivery Trucks a Top Story in 2010

The growth of mild hybrid plug-in electric power take-off (EPTO) class 7 and 8 heavy-duty trucks was another top story to emerge last year, according to Pike Research.

A group of vehicles from the Knoxville Utilities Board's fleet, which includes more than 500 vehicles fueled by biodiesel (B5), hybrid electric technology, CNG, and ethanol (E-10 and E-85).

Knoxville Utilities Board Fleet to be Recognized on MotorWeek TV Show

KNOXVILLE, TN - The Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB), a municipal utility serving Knoxville and parts of seven adjacent counties, announced that the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCFC) recommended KUB as a candidate for the television show MotorWeek. MotorWeek will cover KUB's fleet in a one-minute segment that will highlight its use of alternative-fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles.

GreenMan Subsidiary Signs Agreement with Casella Waste Systems Inc. to Test CNG/Diesel Dual Fuel Upgrade on Refuse Trucks

CARLISLE, IOWA - American Power Group Inc., has signed an EPA Test Vehicle Agreement with Casella Waste Systems Inc., to convert one of its refuse trucks to APG's dual fuel system and begin on-the-road test trials and emission compliance approval.

Chrysler Group GEM Launches 2011 Electric Car Models

FARGO, ND - Chrysler Group Global Electric Motorcars LLC (GEM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chrysler Group LLC, recently launched the 2011 model year GEM line of battery-electric, low-speed vehicles.

IBM Study Examines Factors in EV Purchases

ARMONK, NY - Based on a new IBM survey of motorist attitudes and a recent study of auto industry executives, IBM researchers have concluded that automakers still need to address driver expectations about electric vehicle performance, recharging and convenience. What's more, the researchers recommend that automakers initially focus on EV sales to both consumers and commercial fleets.

Saint Paul Mayor Christopher Coleman unveiled the City’s all-electric Ford Transit Connect on Jan. 18. The vehicle will be used in the Parks and Recreation department.

Saint Paul Adds Electric Transit Connect to Fleet

SAINT PAUL, MN - Mayor Christopher Coleman unveiled the newest addition to Saint Paul's vehicle fleet, the all-electric Ford Transit Connect, on Jan 18. The vehicle will be used in the Parks and Recreation department.

Genovation Cars Progressing on G2 EV Development

ROCKVILLE, MD - Genovation Inc., a Maryland designer and custom builder of environmentally friendly automobiles, said it has completed the first phase of its development of the G2 electric car model.

Studies Raise Concerns About EV Electricity Costs, Biofuel Infrastructure

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - A Purdue University economist has released two separate studies -- one on electricity costs for California electric vehicle owners, another on infrastructure requirements for the federal Renewable Fuel Standard. The studies, both overseen by agricultural economist Wally Tyner, underscore issues that could hinder plans to expand use of these alternative fuels for vehicles.

Ford Focus Electric charging unit for business and home use.

Ford Focus Electric to Offer Leviton Charger

DEARBORN, MI - The Ford Focus Electric offers a charging station that Ford developed jointly with Leviton, a leading North American producer of electrical devices. The unit simply plugs into a 240-volt outlet, instead of being hard-wired into the electrical breaker box. As a result, removal and replacement of the unit is simple, should the owner decide to change locations.

 

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