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Leaf, Volt Top Kelley Blue Book's Green Car List

IRVINE, CA - The editors from Kelley Blue Book's Web site,, have released their list of the Top 10 Green Cars of 2011. Topping their list are the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt.

Daimler-Bosch Joint Venture Focuses on Electric Motors

STUTTGART, GERMANY - Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH said they plan to expand their longtime partnership and collaborate in the development and production of electric motors for all-electric vehicles in Europe.

Toyota Releases Photos of Lexus LF-Gh Hybrid Concept

NEW YORK - Toyota has finally released photos of the Lexus LF-Gh hybrid concept set to make its global debut at the 2011 New York International Auto Show.

Toyota Continues Production of Prius, Lexus Hybrids

NEW YORK - Toyota Motor Corp. announced April 6 that it will continue production of the Prius along with the Lexus CT 200h and HS 250h at two plants in Japan, although at less than capacity.

The Hartford Installs EV Chargers

HARTFORD, CT - The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. announced it is installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its Hartford, Simsbury and Windsor, Conn., campuses.

Volt Wins Gold Award at Edison Awards

DETROIT - The Chevrolet Volt has won the 2011 Edison Awards gold medal in the personal transportation segment.

Natural Gas Vehicle Event Set for Washington

WASHINGTON - NGVAmerica, an industry group promoting the use of natural gas vehicles, is sponsoring an NGV display event on April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, just a few blocks from the Capitol building.

Nissan Partners With Fleet Forum

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Nissan Motor Co. said it is partnering with Fleet Forum, an independent association that helps humanitarian groups improve their fleet management, to promote zero-emission mobility.

Nissan Investigating Reports of Leaf Restart Problems

YOKOHAMA-SHI, KANAGAWA, JAPAN - Nissan Motor Co. said it is now investigating reports that a small number of Leaf electric vehicle owners have experienced problems restarting the car after it has been shut down, Fortune reported.

USDA States Flex-Fuel Pumps Qualify for Incentives

WASHINGTON - Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack announced April 8 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing a rule to clarify that the definition of renewable energy systems in the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) includes flexible-fuel pumps.

Biodiesel Plants Planned for Arkansas

ANN ARBOR, MI - Solar Acquisition Corp. said its subsidiary B151 Inc. has entered a joint venture to develop biofuel refineries for the production of biodiesel from renewable sources.

LaHood, Chu to Appear at Electric Drive Conference

WASHINGTON - The Electric Drive Transportation Association announced that both U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood are scheduled to speak at the group's annual conference, set for April 19-21 at the Washington Convention Center.

Delphi, Youngstown State Team on Hybrid/EV Project

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Ohio Controlling Board has approved a $1 million grant to help fund a $2.3 million project in which Delphi Automotive and Youngstown State University will develop improved battery cables for use in electric and hybrid vehicles, reported.

Western Michigan University Unveils EV Charging Stations

KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University opened four electric vehicle charging stations to the public during a brief ceremony March 21 on the Parkview Campus in Kalamazoo.

GreenCar Hawaii Draws EV Grant for Hospitality Car-Sharing

HONOLULU, HI - GreenCar Hawaii was recently awarded a $200,000 grant to introduce electric vehicles to car-sharing services within the hospitality industry. The company provides on-demand and self-serve access to clean energy vehicles directly from hotel and timeshare properties.

Norwegian Post Orders 20 Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans

OSLO, NORWAY - Norwegian Post, the largest provider of mail and logistics services in Norway, has signed a contract to purchase 20 Ford Transit Connect Electric vans.

Hawaii to Deploy Public EV Charging Docks

HONOLULU, HI - The state of Hawaii's EV Ready Grant Program has awarded AeroVironment an $820,000 contract to fund the deployment of up to 320 AeroVironment 240-volt electric vehicle (EV) charging docks throughout the islands.

John Wallace, a former Ford researcher, has joined REV board.

Wallace Joins Rapid Electric Vehicles Board

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA - John Wallace, a long-time leader in clean vehicle research, has joined the board of directors at Rapid Electric Vehicles Inc. (REV).

The display at the Manheim Drive Center in Stockbridge, Ga. at the Atlanta Clean Cities event.

Bi-Fuel Police Vehicles at Atlanta Clean Start Propane Workshop

PENDERGRASS, GA - The one-day event featured several speakers in the propane gas industry as well as a Ride and Drive for participants to test drive propane autogas vehicles.

Charlottesville Saving $100,000 Annually With Hybrids

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville, Va.'s sustainability program has led to alt-fuel vehicle purchases and fuel and maintenance savings.

Honda Recalling MY '06-'07 Civic Hybrids

WASHINGTON - Honda is recalling more than 36,600 model-year 2006-2007 Civic Hybrid vehicles because of a potential problem involving the voltage converter.

THINK Recalling 23 City EVs

WASHINGTON - THINK North America is recalling 23 model-year 2011 THINK City vehicles because of a potential problem with the gear shift.

The CNG version of the MV-1

Loan Finalized for Wheelchair-Accessible CNG Vehicle

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy has finalized a nearly $50 million loan to the Vehicle Production Group (VPG) to develop and manufacture a compressed natural gas (CNG) version of the company's MV-1 wheelchair-accessible vehicle.

EV Charging Firm Launches U.S. Subsidiary

CHICAGO - DBT, a leading electric vehicle charging station manufacturer in Europe, has launched a U.S. subsidiary in Chicago.

Propane Fuel Summit Set for May

LONG BEACH, CA - The 2011 Propane Engine Fuel Summit is set for May 3-4 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.



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