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The future of the Think City EV is uncertain.

EV Maker Think Global Files for Bankruptcy in Norway

NEW YORK – Norwegian electric vehicle maker Think Global AS has filed for bankruptcy protection in Norway, and a court-appointed trustee is expected to assume management over the company, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Mercedes-Benz has tested its fuel-cell technology with its B-Class Fuel Cell car.

Mercedes-Benz Accelerates Fuel-Cell Car Plans

NEW YORK – Mercedes-Benz has decided to accelerate plans for volume production of its fuel-cell car, moving the target from 2015 to 2014, according to a report from Edmunds Inside Line.

A Transit Connect Taxi, fueled by CNG, fills up in Chicago.

More Taxi Fleets Adding CNG-Fueled Ford Transit Connects

DEARBORN, MI -- Taxi Medallion Management LLC, headquartered in Chicago, put 12 Ford Transit Connect Taxis powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) into service on June 16, as part of an event celebrating the increased presence of CNG in Chicago.

Fisker Expanding Workforce in Delaware

WILMINGTON, DE – Plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle maker Fisker Automotive announced plans to hire about 120 employees to work at its re-commissioned plant in Wilmington, Del.

New Jersey Natural Gas Seeks to Build CNG Stations

WALL, NJ -- New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) on June 16 submitted a filing with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities seeking authority to invest up to $15 million to build compressed natural gas vehicle refueling stations in Monmouth, Ocean and Morris counties.

Odyne Systems has developed a hybrid solution for work trucks.

Odyne Introduces New Hybrid Propulsion System for Work Trucks

WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Odyne Systems LLC, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty work trucks, introduced its new advanced hybrid propulsion system at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Va.

AAA to Deploy Mobile EV Chargers This Summer

ORLANDO, FL -- AAA, the nation's largest motor club, announced that in July it will unveil an electric vehicle mobile charging unit designed for use in AAA’s roadside assistance operations.

Gaithersburg, Md., Resumes Biodiesel Program

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Two and a half years ago, the city of Gaithersburg, Md., abandoned its biodiesel fleet program because a bacterial buildup in the city’s fuel tank was causing filters on the city’s fleet vehicles to clog. But according to Gazette.Net, city officials are hopeful that problem has been resolved.

Westport Innovations to Acquire Italy-Based CNG/LPG Firm

VANCOUVER, CANADA – Westport Innovations Inc., a leader in alternative fuel technologies, announced it has agreed to purchase Emer S.p.A. (Emer) of Brescia, Italy, for 27 million euros (approximately $39.6 million in U.S. dollars).

Report Underscores Potential of Renewable Natural Gas

NEW YORK -- Nonprofit group Energy Vision announced the release of a special report to help raise visibility of renewable natural gas and to promote its use in the U.S. as a transportation fuel.

Quantum to Exhibit PHEV F-150 at Fleet Managers Conference

IRVINE, CA -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. announced plans to exhibit its F-150 Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) pickup truck at the Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference held June 19-22 in Williamsburg, Va.

Fair Oaks Dairy Affiliate to Add CNG Fueling Station in Indiana

SEAL BEACH, CA -- Renewable Dairy Fuels, an affiliate of major Indiana milk producer Fair Oaks Dairy, has contracted with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to build and operate a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

ClipperCreek's LCS-25 EV charger

ClipperCreek Introduces LCS-25 EV Charger

AUBURN, CA -- ClipperCreek Inc. has introduced the LCS-25 – a compact, high-power electric vehicle charge station for residential and small business applications. The station is priced at $995.

EV Charging Network Planned for Canada in 2012

MONTRÉAL, CANADA - Hydro-Québec and its partners -- RONA, les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, METRO and the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) – announced plans for "The Electric Circuit," Canada’s first public charging network for plug-in electric vehicles.

Wayne Seeks to Encourage More Flex-Fuel Pumps in Indiana

AUSTIN, TX -- Wayne, a company specializing in fuel dispensers and technologies, has rolled out an incentive program for distributors in conjunction with the Indiana Corn Marketing Council’s (ICMC) Flex Fuel Pump Program.

Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition With Plug-in Hybrid

WASHINGTON - Students from Virginia Tech University emerged as overall winners of “EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge” using an extended-range electric vehicle they designed and built. The plug-in hybrid car runs on E85 ethanol when it’s not running on electricity.

Toyota to Introduce EV Charger in Japan

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN – Toyota Motor Corp. and its customer-service IT company Toyota Media Service have co-developed a charger for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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.



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