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EV Incentives are Out There: You Just Have to Look

Tax incentives for plug-in vehicles are appealing to residents in blue and red states.

ROUSH Executives Discuss Exclusion of Propane in U.S. Senate Bills

“While we commend the goals of S.3815 and S.3495 to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, we are disappointed that it does not support the inclusion of all alternative fuels,” said Joe Thompson, president of ROUSH CleanTech, the alternative fuels arm of ROUSH Enterprises.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation's All-Electric Walk-In Van Spotlighted

GAFFNEY, SC - A trucking industry leader in sustainability, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) recently presented the new body styling of its plug-in MT-EV all-electric walk-in van (WIV) during the culmination event at National Odyssey Day.

Propane Autogas Exclusion in U.S. Senate Bills a Disservice to National Energy Policy

LIVONIA, MI - Alternative-fuel vehicle technologies are everywhere and come in many different shapes and forms. Where these many different technologies are lacking a presence, however, is in a number of new pieces of legislation currently up for debate in the United States Senate.

Innovative Solution Customizes Delivery Vans to Help Edible Arrangements Go Green

WALLINGFORD, CT - Recently, leaders at Edible Arrangements were recognized by Thermo King, a business of Ingersoll Rand, for taking a bite out of fuel costs and pollution.

Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority Shifts Fleet to CNG

WEST BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, PA - The Pennsylvania-based Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority plans to transition a major part of its refuse truck fleet from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG), the Daily Review reported.

Volkswagen Reveals EV Plans for China

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY - Volkswagen AG plans to manufacture and sell 10,000 electric cars in China from 2014 to 2018, Bloomberg reported this week.

Honda Facility Draws LEED Certification

GREENSBURG, IN - Honda Manufacturing of Indiana LLC (HMIN) in Greensburg has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Certification for its Welcome Center, the company announced. The center is the ninth Honda facility in North America to earn LEED certification since 2008.

Mitsubishi Teams With Retailer to Promote EVs

TOKYO, JAPAN - Electronics company Bic Camera Inc. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. have agreed to collaborate to advance the popularity of electric vehicles.

Tyson Foods, Syntroleum Run Biofuels Plant

GEISMAR, LA - Operations are underway at the new Dynamic Fuels plant, which converts animal fats and greases into renewable fuels, officials from Syntroleum Corp. and Tyson Foods Inc. said this week. Production began in early October and the plant's production volume is 2,500 barrels per day and growing.

ECOtality to Present at Clean Energy Conference

SAN FRANCISCO - ECOtality Inc., a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, will participate in the Goldman Sachs Fifth Annual Clean Energy Conference in New York on Nov. 10-11. Jonathan Read, CEO of ECOtality, will appear on a panel titled, "Electric Vehicles: Who, What, When and Where?" on Nov. 10 at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time.

Calif. Awards $9.6 million for EV, Alt-Fuel Projects

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Energy Commission has approved eight grants to fund projects aimed at advancing the manufacture of electric vehicles and vehicle batteries, adding vehicle charging stations, and encouraging the use of biofuels. The grants leverage more than $9.6 million in state funding with $11.9 million in private funds.

Republic, Clean Energy Sign Biomethane Agreement

PHOENIX - Solid waste operator Republic Services has signed a renewable biomethane recovery agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to process and sell renewable natural gas recovered from Republic's Sauk Trail Hills Landfill site in Canton, Mich.

Ford Partners With NC Utility for EV Preparation

RALEIGH, NC - Ford Motor Co. and Progress Energy announced a joint effort to help prepare the Research Triangle area of North Carolina for the operation of electric vehicles.

Mitsubishi to Debut North American Version of i-MiEV

TOKYO, JAPAN - Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will introduce the North American version of its i-MiEV electric vehicle at the LA Auto Show, held Nov. 17-28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Ford Offers Test Drives of EcoBoost-Powered F-150

DEARBORN, MI - The one-on-one test drives will be held throughout the country from mid-November through end of January 2011. Ford will go to a customer's home, workplace, or a convenient community location for the test drive.

Alliance AutoGas Partner Rolls Out AutoGas Fueling Station in Santa Rosa, Calif.

SANTA ROSA, CA - As the West Coast arm of Alliance AutoGas, California-based Blue Star Gas is leading the charge for growth in the Western U.S. AutoGas market. Blue Star Gas has rolled out an AutoGas fueling station to provide Santa Rosa-area vehicle fleets with this clean, economical fuel.

(L-R) Bradley Stertz, Lt. Governor Abel Maldonado, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hunt Ramsbottom attend the 'Eureka! Diesel Drives The Future' event, presented by Audi and Rentech on October 19,

Audi A3 TDI Completes First-Ever Extended Drive on RenDiesel Synthetic Fuel

HERNDON, VA - Two Audi A3 TDI models running on Rentech, Inc. synthetic RenDiesel fuel flawlessly completed the 1,000-mile "Eureka! Diesel Drives the Future," tour spanning the length of California.

Cayenne Part of Porsche's Goal for Better Fuel Economy

ATLANTA - As it prepares to launch its first hybrid vehicle, the Cayenne S Hybrid, Porsche announced it is achieving significant fuel savings in all its new-generation Cayenne models.

California Rated Best in Oil Dependence Reduction Strategies

NEW YORK - A report from the National Resources Defense Council on oil dependence ranked California highest in its policies to promote clean energy technologies and reduce oil dependence. In addition, it stated that 25 states currently have policies mandating stronger fuel efficiency standards for the state fleet.

Monroe County Executive Recognizes County’s Green Fleet Ranking

ROCHESTER, NY - Monroe County's Fleet Division was recognized by County Executive Maggie Brooks for its ranking as the 17th best government "Green Fleet" in North America by the 100 Best Fleets program.

One of the vehicles Gwynedd-Mercy College available for car sharing is a Honda Insight.(PRNewsFoto/U-Haul)

Gwynedd-Mercy College Begins Car Sharing Program

GWYNEDD VALLEY, PA - Gwynedd-Mercy College and U Car Share announced a car sharing partnership on Nov. 1 that will provide students and faculty with car-sharing transportation options.

Atlanta Partners with Nissan to Advance Zero-Emission Mobility

ATLANTA - Clean Cities-Atlanta and Nissan North America, Inc. entered into an agreement to advance zero-emission mobility by promoting the development of electric vehicles and an electric-charging network.

The 2011 Fuel Economy Guide can help easily identify the most fuel-efficient vehicles to suit a variety of needs.

2011 Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have released the 2011 Fuel Economy Guide, which provides information about estimated mileage and fuel costs for 2011 model-year vehicles.

EPA Approves Amyris’ Synthetic Diesel Fuel

The synthetic diesel, certified for use in cars up to a 35-percent blend, is made from crop materials such as sugarcane and sorghum, making it more similar in origin to ethanol than to traditional biodiesel.



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