BOSTON - The Massachusetts B2 biodiesel mandate, scheduled to go into effect this month, has been suspended indefinitely by state officials, Biodiesel Magazine reported.
DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Co. has chosen Compact Power Inc., a subsidiary of Korean battery maker LG Chem, to supply lithium-ion battery packs for an electrified version of the Ford Focus, the Associated Press reported.
DETROIT - General Motors has finalized the production process for its compressed natural gas (CNG) powered Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans, anticipating delivery to fleet customers starting this fall.
SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Air Resources Board said it has $28 million in grants available through its Voucher Incentive Program (VIP) to help independent truckers and small fleet owners replace or retrofit older, high-polluting diesel trucks ahead of California's regulatory deadlines.
CAMPBELL, CA - Coulomb Technologies announced that six ChargePoint networked charging stations for electric vehicles are now installed at six Central Parking Systems parking garages in downtown Houston.
MONROE, WI - Representatives of the ethanol industry on July 13 gathered in front of Badger State Ethanol to call for public policy changes aimed at promoting the use of the alternative fuel.
DETROIT - As part of Tesla Motors' cooperative efforts with Toyota, the California-based electric vehicle maker confirmed plans to deliver two EV prototypes based on existing Toyota models this month, the Wall Street Journal reported.
SAN FRANCISCO - GE is introducing the GE WattStation, an electric vehicle charger designed to help accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles.
TORRANCE, CA - For the first time this year, attendees will be able to test drive new alt-fuel vehicles from the industry’s leading manufacturers.
NEW YORK - New York State's Office of General Services has awarded a three-year contract to Empire Coachworks to supply alternative fuel vehicles to all municipal and government agencies in the State of New York.
LEXINGTON, KY - Mayor Jim Newberry announced the Lexington Division of Fire and Emergency Services and the Division of Facilities and Fleet Management will begin eliminating the use of lead wheel weights on city vehicles.
NORTHBROOK, IL - Nearly 65 percent of survey respondents were not likely to purchase a plug-in hybrid vehicle. Sixty percent of respondents felt they didn’t have enough data to make an informed decision about purchasing plug-in electric vehicles, and Donlen has built the Electric Vehicle Cost Calculator to help customers make better decisions about plug-in vehicles.
LONDON - Business analysis group Datamonitor expects green vehicles on European roads to increase to 3.2 percent by 2015. Emission norms and government regulations will be the driving force behind this growth.
DETROIT - Through partner Fiat SpA, Chrysler has access to a full line of engines that can run on CNG. Chrylser has started promoting its natural gas vehicles in the U.S., urging for government support through tax incentives.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill to extend carpool lane access to low emission, alternative-fuel vehicles until 2015.
The first Volts available for retail sales will be sold in California, Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas and the New York City metropolitan area later this year.
The automaker’s all-new pure electric LEAF and motosports-inspired JUKE lead the lineup and will be introduced later this year.
WASHINGTON - As a result of the expiration of a biodiesel tax credit Dec. 31, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) said the biodiesel industry is on the verge of collapse.
SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Energy Commission recently approved three awards that total $114.3 million to help establish a state infrastructure for electric- and ethanol-powered vehicles, the Los Angeles Times reported.
MUNICH, GERMANY - The BMW Group said its Megacity electric vehicle, due to come onto the market in 2013, will be the first volume-produced vehicle with a passenger cell made from carbon.
PRINCETON, NJ - New Jersey-based NRG Energy is planning to unveil a flat-rate electric vehicle refueling service in Texas early next year, the Dallas News reported.
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - Swiss racecar driver and promoter Fredy Lienhard has bought a Tesla Roadster Sport that gained fame as the record-setting winner of the Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally.
MONTGOMERY, AL - Two Alabama state committees are busy exploring ways for the state to use alternative fuel in its fleet in order to comply with new state requirements.
SEAL BEACH, CA - Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and IMW Industries Ltd. announced they have agreed to a deal in which Clean Energy will acquire IMW for $125 million plus a cash earn-out arrangement.
GEORGETOWN, TX - CleanFUEL USA, a leader in alternative-fuel dispensing equipment and engine technology, has introduced the CFT PRO 2100, a new propane fuel dispensing product.
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