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Racecar Driver Buys Record-Setting Tesla

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - Swiss racecar driver and promoter Fredy Lienhard has bought a Tesla Roadster Sport that gained fame as the record-setting winner of the Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally.

Alabama Exploring Alternative Fuel Options

MONTGOMERY, AL - Two Alabama state committees are busy exploring ways for the state to use alternative fuel in its fleet in order to comply with new state requirements.

Clean Energy Fuels to Acquire IMW

SEAL BEACH, CA - Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and IMW Industries Ltd. announced they have agreed to a deal in which Clean Energy will acquire IMW for $125 million plus a cash earn-out arrangement.

CleanFUEL Expands Propane Refueling Options

GEORGETOWN, TX - CleanFUEL USA, a leader in alternative-fuel dispensing equipment and engine technology, has introduced the CFT PRO 2100, a new propane fuel dispensing product.

Republic Services Waste Truck Fleets in Calif. to Run on LNG

SEAL BEACH, CA - Clean Energy Fuels has contracted with Republic Services to deliver LNG fuel to Republic Waste Services of Southern California, Consolidated Disposal (Los Angeles County), and Solano Garbage (City of Fairfield).

Fleet Drivers in the U.K. are Environmentally Challenged

UNITED KINGDOM - A recent report found company car drivers in the U.K. aren't doing much to make a difference to climate change.

Chevrolet Confirms Plans for 40,000 Volts

DETROIT - During a live webcast, Chevrolet confirmed plans to produce 10,000 Volts by the end of the 2011 calendar year, and an additional 30,000 Volts during the 2012 calendar year.

Canyon County Resolving Emissions Testing Concerns

BOISE, ID - Canyon County is working to resolve issues surrounding emissions testing by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

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.

 
 

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