MIAMI BEACH, FL - Car Charging Group Inc. said it has partnered with a national parking company, LAZ Parking NY/NJ LLC, to provide charging stations for electric vehicles at LAZ Parking locations throughout the New York and New Jersey metropolitan areas.
GULEPH, ONTARIO, CANADA - Rothsay Biodiesel, a division of Maple Leaf Foods Inc., said that its program to fuel its own fleets with biodiesel blends reduced carbon output by approximately 700 metric tons in 2009 -- the equivalent to removing approximately 130 cars from the road.
SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Energy Commission has awarded $2.5 million for research projects tackling a range of issues including climate change, electric fuel and energy storage.
SAN DIEGO - Qualcomm Inc. and ECOtality Inc. have entered into an agreement to implement cellular connectivity into electric vehicle charging stations.
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - SK Energy said it has reached a deal to supply rechargeable lithium-ion batteries to Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors for electric vehicles, Reuters reported.
GOLDEN, CO - The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is preparing to kick off a three-year study on secondary uses for end-of-life lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries from plug-in hybrid electric and other electric vehicles.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee last week approved a $3.6 billion bill aimed at promoting the use of electric vehicles.
SACRAMENTO, CA - A new California law extends -- through the end of 2014 -- car pool lane access for qualifying alternative-fuel vehicles even when the driver is traveling alone.
VENICE, CA - The all-new, 2011 Ford Explorer was revealed July 26 in Venice Beach, Calif. Automotive journalists and dealers had the opportunity to see first-hand the highly publicized SUV.
RICHFIELD, MN - Reducing miles traveled, implementing an anti-idling policy, and right-sizing its fleet are just a few of the environmental efforts highlighted in Best Buy's annual sustainability report for fiscal 2010.
DES PLAINES, IL - Forty-one different corporate fleets from a range of North American companies were represented in Wheels, Inc.'s EcoWheels Green Driver Challenge. The ten-week program enlisted 2,970 corporate fleet vehicle drivers to pledge to incorporate sustainable driving habits into their daily routines.
ATLANTA - UPS has set a new automotive goal to improve the miles per gallon performance of its entire U.S. package delivery fleet by 20 percent between 2000 and 2020.
WASHINGTON - PERC and the other members of the Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance continued their nationwide training program on alternative fuel at a workshop for fleet managers on July 23 in Casa Grande, Ariz.
PALM SPRINGS, CA - The City of Palm Springs announced on July 21 its Office of Sustainability has received at $60,000 grant from the Coachella Valley Air Quality Enhancement Grant Program for a new Electric Vehicle Pilot Program.
SOUTH BEND, IN - Two 2010 Priuses made in Japan have been at the center of a debate about whether St. Joseph County should purchase vehicles made outside the United States. The decision on whether or not to purchase the vehicles now rests with the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners.
DEARBORN, MI - The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will have an MSRP starting at a base price of $35,180, including destination and delivery, which matches the MSRP of its conventional gas sibling.
DEARBORN, MI - The new Explorer, arriving in showrooms later this year, has a reduced vehicle weight compared to the previous model. Extensive use of lighter and stronger high-strength steels add durability while saving weight.
TORRANCE, CA - Starting at the end of this year, Honda will roll out a battery-electric vehicle demonstration program in the U.S. with Stanford University, Google Inc., and the City of Torrance, Calif., as its first participants.
State mandate would require retailers to blend biofuel into the diesel and home heating oil they sell.
With an aim to market the EV in the United States in 2012, prototypes will be made combining the Toyota RAV4 model with a Tesla electric powertrain.
But the automaker says the vehicles are just a step toward hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
The milestones are part of the company’s $565 million planned investment announced in March 2009 to replace more than 15,000 fleet vehicles with alternative-fuel models through 2018.
MOLINE, IL - Fleet manager J.D. Schulte and his staff were honored by City of Moline Committee-of-the-Whole on Tuesday for their No. 10 ranking of top public sector fleets, announced at the recent Government Fleet Expo & Conference in Austin, Texas.
PORTLAND, OR - The Portland City Council unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday to enact a new plan for electric vehicles that includes supportive city policies for electric cars as well as purchasing electric vehicles for the city's fleet.
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.
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