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Sakor Technologies, Inc. Announces Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Test System

The system can run a wide variety of road load profiles and simulations, and is designed for testing to all international standards, including existing and proposed EPA, CARB, and Euro standards.

N.Y. Senate Passes Lead Wheel Weight Ban

NEW YORK - The New York State Senate, by a 35-26 margin, passed a bill banning the use of lead wheel weights.

Carrier Corp. Fleet Decreases Emissions More Than 30%

SYRACUSE, NY - Carrier has deployed a variety of strategies, including right-sizing vehicles and monitoring driving patterns using GPS data to remove unnecessary weight from vehicles.

Safety-Kleen to Add 140 Transit Connects to Fleet

DEARBORN, MI - Safety-Kleen Systems is replacing 140 large cargo vans in its national sales fleet with the Ford Transit Connect.

Cochise County Keeps Fleet Light to Save Money

BISBEE, AZ - Cochise County Fleet Management Director Ruben Miranda has come up with ways to save the fleet money by maximizing fuel economy and holding on to vehicles for a longer period of time.

City of Baltimore Launches Car Sharing Program

BALTIMORE - The City of Baltimore has partnered with Zipcar Inc. to launch a car-sharing program with 22 new Zipcars parked in locations across the city.

San Francisco Plans Savings by Tracking Fleet Closer

SAN FRANCISCO - The City of San Francisco will keep closer track of employees' use of city vehicles to crack down on abuse and better manage the fleet to save money.

Biodiesel Industry Waits for Tax Credit Reinstatement

The industry struggles as it waits for Congress to reinstate the biodiesel tax incentive, which was incorporated into H.R. 4213.

Fleet Drivers in the U.K. are Environmentally Challenged

Thirty-two percent of fleet drivers admitted not caring about the emissions of their next company vehicle and 46 percent won’t be looking for a smaller vehicle when replacing their current car.

Electric Utility Fleets Preview International Trucks

WILLIAMSBURG, VA - Attendees of the 57th annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) recently had a chance to view the all-new International TerraStar Class 4/5 medium-duty truck, the Class 2-3c all-electric eStar truck, and an International DuraStar medium-duty truck equipped with a natural gas conversion powertrain.

Gilbarco Encore Flex Fuel Dispensers Now UL Listed for E-85

GREENSBORO, NC - Gilbarco Encore flexible fuel dispensers have received Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) UL87A approval for use with fuels containing up to 85-percent ethanol (E-85).

Detroit Diesel Recognized for Achievement in Energy Efficiency

REDFORD, MI - Detroit Diesel's Engine Manufacturing Center in Redford, Mich., was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the first manufacturing facilities to meet the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.

ROUSH Prime Time Shuttle

Prime Time Shuttle to Save 1.5 Million Gallons of Gasoline by Switching to ROUSH Liquid Propane Fuel System

LIVONIA, MI - Prime Time Shuttle energizes their environmentally friendly growth by making the switch to an alternative fuel - propane - with the addition of ROUSH liquid propane-powered Ford E-350s to their fleet.

Purdue Develops New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Process

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - A new process for storing and generating hydrogen to run fuel cells in cars has been invented by chemical engineers at Purdue University.

E85 Dispensers Draw Safety Certification

WASHINGTON - Growth Energy announced that Underwriters Laboratory (UL) has issued certifications to both the Gilbarco Veeder-Root Encore E85 fueling dispenser and the Dresser Wayne Ovation Eco fueling E85 dispenser.

Seattle Marriott Hotel Adds CNG Buses

SEATTLE, WA - Seattle Marriott Hotel of Sea-Tac, working with WorldCNG, has revamped its shuttle bus fleet with three new compressed natural gas (CNG) shuttle buses.

Orlando Kicks Off 'ChargePoint America' for EVs

CAMPBELL, CA - Coulomb Technologies said that Central Florida was the first to install a ChargePoint Networked Charging Station for electric vehicles (EV) as a part of the $37 million ChargePoint America program.

Washington State Developing EV Infrastructure

OLYMPIA, WA - Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said that the state's electric vehicle infrastructure efforts are getting a boost from $1.32 million in Federal Recovery Act funding.

Raser, Hyundai to Develop Electric Trucks

PROVO, UT - Raser Technologies Inc. has signed an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to jointly develop renewable energy and electric vehicles.

Vitablend Introduces Biodiesel Additive

WOLVEGA, NETHERLANDS - Vitablend has introduced Bioprotect 350, a liquid antioxidant additive designed to increase the shelf life of biodiesel and prevent engine damage arising from biodiesel oxidation.

Tesla IPO Raises $202 Million

NEW YORK - Shares of electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. on June 29 opened nearly 12 percent above their initial public offering price, Reuters reported.

Last Chance for $200 Green Fleet Conference Discount

TORRANCE, CA - Register by Wednesday, June 30, to receive a $200 discount on the 2010 Green Fleet Conference, scheduled for Oct. 18-19 in San Diego.

Nearly Half of Fleets Measure GHG Emissions

SPARKS, MD - Forty-nine percent of fleets reported measuring emissions, up from 28 percent in 2008, according to the results of PHH Arval's 2010 Green Survey.

Missouri Grant to Help Cut Diesel Emissions

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources recently received a $1,872,739 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fund several diesel emission reduction projects throughout the state.

Alliance AutoGas Brings Green AutoGas Taxis to Ohio in Partnership with Columbus-based Clean Cities Coalition

COLUMBUS, OH - The Port Columbus International Airport, Clean Fuels Ohio together with Alliance AutoGas and Columbus Yellow Cab showcased the latest green fleet vehicles to hit Ohio roads on June 24.


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