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SANBAG and Ryder Begin Natural Gas Truck Rental and Leasing Project

MIAMI - San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) has entered into an agreement with commercial transportation and logistics provider Ryder System, Inc., and other project partners, to implement a heavy-duty natural gas truck rental and leasing project in Southern California locations.

City of Commerce Mayor Tina Baca Del Rio (center), city officials, and representatives from industry groups that supported the station cut the ribbon during the CNG/LNG grand-opening ceremony.

City of Commerce Opens Natural Gas Fueling Station

COMMERCE, CA - The City of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting grand opening celebration for its new CNG/LNG fueling station on August 5. That station will be used to fuel the city’s fleet of natural gas vehicles, including seven full-size transit buses, four paratransit vans, and two smaller fleet vehicles. In addition, it will service LNG port trucks and will be open to the general public 24 hours per day.

GE Fleet Services Webinar 8/10: U.S. Commercial Fleet Benchmarking Update

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Capital Fleet Services will host a webinar examining the use of benchmarking to monitor fleet performance, on Tuesday, August 10. The online webinar will feature Suzanne Gallagher, director of Global Fleet and WHQ Procurement at Johnson & Johnson, and Mark Smith, general manager Strategic Consulting Services for GE Capital, Fleet Services.

NAFA Forms CARB Advisory Council

PRINCETON, NJ - The Association has formed the NAFA CARB Advisory Council, a new sub-committee of NAFA's Fuels & Technology Advisory Council, to provide input to both NAFA and the Air Resources Board on regulatory matters that impact fleet managers in California.

Hyundai Lineup to Average 50 mpg by 2025

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA - Hyundai Motor America announced plans to maintain its leadership and achieve a corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) rating of at least 50 miles per gallon by 2025 for its lineup of passenger cars and light-duty trucks.

Incentives and Federal Grants Will Boost Adoption of Hybrid Commercial Vehicles in North America

Incentives and federal grants are expected to propel the adoption of hybrid commercial vehicles in North America and Europe, according to a study by Frost & Sullivan.

GM to Boost Production of Chevy Volt by 50 Percent

The automaker cited growing public interest in the Volt and said it plans to increase capacity from 30,000 units to 45,000 units, in 2012.

Bright Automotive's IDEA, a plug-in hybrid commercial vehicle

GM, Bright Automotive Partner for Plug-In Hybrid Van

GM will provide $5 million in funding to the Indiana automaker to help accelerate production of its plug-in hybrid commercial vehicle.

New Hampshire City’s Trash Trucks May Go Green

CNG-powered trash trucks would replace the diesel-fueled versions used in Nashua, N.H.

Company Demonstrates Plugless Power for EVs and Hybrid Vehicles

Electrical current flowing into a primary source produces a flow of current into a secondary source, without using plugs or cords. But a 20-percent loss in power can take place during charging.

Mayor Ron Loveridge accepts keys to one of the new electric vehicles purchased from Ramon Alvarez, owner of the Alvarez ZAP dealership in Riverside, Calif.

California Car Dealership Delivers EVs to Local Fleets

The dealership, called Alvarez Zap, delivered its first shipment of six electric trucks to the city of Riverside last week, and will continue to serve the commercial and government markets in the Inland Empire.

Minnesota State Vehicles Increase E-85 Use by 25%

SAINT PAUL, MN - Minnesota’s state agencies increased their use of cleaner-burning E-85 fuel by 25 percent to 437,063 gallons during the first half of 2010, part of their effort to reduce petroleum use.

NAFA Forms CARB Advisory Council

PRINCETON, NJ - NAFA has formed the CARB Advisory Council, a new sub-committee of NAFA’s Fuels & Technology Advisory Council, to provide input to both NAFA and the Air Resources Board on regulatory matters that impact fleet managers in California.

San Francisco Police Test Electric Scooters

SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Police Department is giving stand-up scooters (not Segways) a two-week trial.

Flex-Fuel Squad Cars Lack E-85 Station

GARY, IN - The City of Gary Police Department's fleet of new flex fuel squad cars are on the road, but ethanol fuel isn't available for refueling, and no one can say for sure when the city will have it.

City Partners with UPS to Build CNG Fueling Station

NASHUA, NH - Thanks to an innovative partnership between the City of Nashua and UPS, the process of replacing seven-year-old Department of Public Works garbage trucks could become one of the city’s most significant green initiatives. The City is looking into getting CNG-powered trucks and plans to partner with UPS to build a permanent CNG fueling station.

Mayor Ron Loveridge accepts keys to one of the new electric vehicles purchased from Ramon Alvarez, owner of Alvarez ZAP. (Photo: Business Wire)

City of Riverside Receives Electric Trucks

RIVERSIDE, CA - Alvarez ZAP, electric vehicle provider ZAP’s newest dealer in Riverside, Calif., delivered a shipment of six electric trucks to the City of Riverside during a grand opening press conference last week.

Culver City Adds First CNG Paratransit Buses

CULVER CITY, CA - The City of Culver City has taken delivery of its first dedicated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered paratransit buses. The three new buses operate on clean-burning natural gas to further compliment the City’s growing fleet and dedication to CNG-powered vehicles. They replace three ten-year-old gasoline-powered buses.

City of Anaheim Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station

ANAHEIM, CA - The City of Anaheim has installed its first ChargePoint Networked Charging Station for Electric Vehicles, located at the main office of Anaheim Public Utilities. The city is currently using the Coulomb Technologies unit to recharge two city-owned converted plug-in Toyota Prius’.

Navistar Adds eStar Dealer in Southern Calif.

WARRENVILLE, IL - Sante Fe Springs, Calif.-based Westrux International is the latest addition to the sales, service, and support network for Navistar's eStar truck - the first full-production, purpose-built all-electric truck.

Smith Electric Vehicles Orders Enova Drive Systems for DOE-Funded Program

TORRANCE, CA - Enova Systems, Inc. has moved toward large scale production supply of its all-electric drive system for the Smith Newton, the world's largest battery-electric-powered production truck.

IDEA concept van

GM & Bright Automotive Partner for Plug-In Hybrid Van

DETROIT and ANDERSON, IN - Bright Automotive and General Motors Co. announced Aug. 3 they have agreed to pursue a strategic relationship. GM has provided $5 million in funding to the Indiana automaker, the first funding action by the newly formed General Motors Ventures LLC.

Schwan’s Propane Fleet Gets Makeover

MARSHALL, MN - Schwan's Home Service, a direct-to-home food delivery business with the largest propane fleet in the U.S., gave its fleet a makeover with brighter coloring and bigger logos.

CNG Process for Full-Size Van Nears Completion

DETROIT - General Motors has finalized the production process for its compressed natural gas (CNG) powered Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans, allowing the company to deliver fleet customers complete vehicles with a fully integrated and dedicated CNG fuel system starting this fall.

Anaheim Installs Networked EV Charging Station

CAMPBELL, CA - Coulomb Technologies, a leader in electric vehicle charging station infrastructure, said that the city of Anaheim, Calif., has installed its first ChargePoint networked charging station for electric vehicles (EVs).

 

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