SAN FRANCISCO - The training will include animation and illustrations of the Chevrolet Volt, highlighting locations of high-strength steel, cut points for extrication, first-responder labeling, and automatic and manual electrical shut-off.
SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors challenged university engineering students from across North America to re-engineer a GM-donated vehicle to minimize the vehicle's fuel consumption and emissions, while maintaining its utility, safety, and performance.
TORRANCE, CA - 100 Best Fleets in North America is presenting a fleet Webinar June 17. Speakers include John Alley, 2010 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year and Dave Vasquez, 2010 Larry Goill Award winner.
DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA - Desert Hot Springs is the first city in the Coachella Valley to begin filling all city vehicle tires with nitrogen, according to The Desert Sun.
DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Co. said it will partner with Coulomb Technologies to provide nearly 5,000 free in-home charging stations for some of the automaker's first electric vehicle customers.
WASHINGTON - A $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit that expired Dec. 31 would be extended under legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
PHILADELPHIA - UPS announced its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles had expanded with the deployment of 50 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks to Philadelphia.
SANTA ANA, CA - IMPCO Technologies Inc. has received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certificate of conformity covering the company's 3.5L and 3.9L Chevy Impala and Buick Lucerne bi-fuel conversions, NGV Global reported.
ADA, OK - The first tribally owned CNG station in Oklahoma has opened for business to fleet and private customers, Indian Country Today reported.
NEW YORK - Ener1 Inc., a global maker of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and other applications, said it has received a $65 million cash infusion from its main shareholder.
DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Co. announced plans to survey 35 top global suppliers on their energy use and estimated greenhouse gas emissions, in order to better understand the carbon footprint of Ford's supply chain.
SULLIVAN, IL - The E-K Petro Mart in Sullivan, Ill., has begun offering flex-fuel vehicle drivers their choice of three types of ethanol-blended fuel: E85, E55 and E30, Herald-Review.com reported.
SAN DIEGO - Students from Mississippi State University placed first in the 2010 EcoCAR: The Next Challenge finals in San Diego on May 27, after designing and building a biodiesel extended-range electric vehicle (EREV).
WASHINGTON - A new Senate bill, introduced on May 27, would provide grants to assist cities in building the infrastructure to support broad electric vehicle use. The bill also seeks to create new tax credits for EV buyers.
LOS ANGELES - During a recent press event, Governor Schwarzenegger sat in the i-MiEV and later spoke to a panel of reporters about the battery electric vehicle being representative of the technology necessary to tackle the sustainable transportation challenges facing California.
DENVER - Beginning June 1, roadside emissions testing units called RapidScreen will begin rotating among 22 pre-approved locations throughout the expanded vehicle emissions testing area in Larimer and Weld counties.
WHITE PLAINS, NY - Taking place June 2, the event is designed as a shared county service to keep local municipalities informed about vehicle safety, green and new technology, the latest equipment, and important operational and maintenance issues.
SANTA BARBARA, CA - Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its commitment to clean air by encouraging car-free travel in Santa Barbara.
ATLANTA - Vendors making deliveries to Fulton County facilities will also be asked to turn off their vehicles while at the county's loading docks.
MASON, OHIO - Cintas Corp. recently ordered 100 hybrid electric walk-in Ford vans, its first large-scale deployment of green technology, for use in its California vehicle fleet.
SMYRNA, TN - Nissan Motor Co. on May 26 broke ground on the project that brings Nissan Leaf production to the United States.
DEARBORN, MI - SimplexGrinnell recently ordered 200 Ford Fusion Hybrids as part of a company-wide effort to replace 25 percent of its sales fleet with hybrid vehicles.
The 200 Fusion Hybrids support a Tyco company-wide environmental program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water consumption by 25 percent over the next five years.
The ActiveHybrid concept would be BMW’s second full hybrid after the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 launched at the end of last year.
The manufacturer behind the Think City plug-in car refutes nine myths about electric vehicles.
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