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Raser Hires Former GM Execs for Plug-in Hybrid Program

PROVO, UT - Raser Technologies Inc., an energy technology company, said it has hired four former General Motors executives to lead Raser's plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) program for fleet trucks.

Coulomb Charging Stations Draw EV UL Listing

CAMPBELL, CA - Coulomb Technologies on June 9 announced that its ChargePoint CT2100 charging station has been certified to Underwriters Laboratories' new requirements under the UL Subject 2594 standard.

Green Automotive Signs Dealer for EV Sales

DALLAS - The Green Automotive Co., an import distributor of electric cars and SUVs throughout North America, said it has signed a dealer agreement with EvCarco (EVCA) for the sale of the all-electric Zotye SUV.

Verizon Adds CNG-Fueled Ford Cargo Vans

DEARBORN, MI - Verizon said it expects to save 1.62 metric tons of CO2 each year by adding 501 Ford E-250 cargo vans upfitted with clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) engine packages versus conventional gas models.

Adjustments Made to Ft. Wayne Police Take-Home Fees

FT. WAYNE, IN - The Fort Wayne Police Department has rescinded the biweekly fee it imposed in 2008 on officers who take home their squad cars - unless gas prices rise above $3 a gallon.

Montgomery County Deploys New CNG Trash Trucks

ROCKVILLE, MD - The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Solid Waste Services (DSWS) has put into service the first 20 of 100 refuse and recycling collection trucks powered with compressed natural gas.

Car Washing Idea Saves San Francisco $75K

SAN FRANCISCO - David Ebarle, a manager at San Francisco's 911 center who also oversees the Department of Emergency Management's vehicle fleet, was recently honored for coming up with a more-cost effective way to wash city vehicles.

U.S. Foodservice-San Francisco Runs Fleet on Biodiesel

SAN FRANCISCO - Using biodiesel fuel is expected to reduce the U.S. Foodservice‐San Francisco fleet's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 333 metric tons - or 734,000 lbs. - annually.

Ford Expands Alt-Fuel Conversion Capability to F-450, F-550 Super Duty

The conversion option will become available this fall and enables the use of efficient, clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane (LPG, or liquefied petroleum gas).

HTUF Reports High Demand, Early Success for Hybrid Vouchers

More than 90 percent of the $20 million fund from HTUF’s Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) have been requested since the program was launched four months ago.

Chrysler’s Eight-Speed Transmission to Boost MPG

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Chrysler's eight-speed transmission, set to premiere in 2013, will help boost fuel economy and reduce emissions, according to the automaker.

Dr. Pepper Plans for ‘Green’ Fleet

PLANO, TEXAS - Dr. Pepper Snapple Group is greening its fleet as part of a five-year goal to improve environmental and social performance across the company's operations.

U.S. Army, Gov’t Fleets Gather for Electric Vehicle Showcase

FT. BLISS, TEXAS - Electric vehicle manufacturer ZAP demonstrated its line of electric trucks, vans, and ATVs at the Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Tank and Automotive Center at Fort Bliss.

Allegheny County to Stick to 4-Cylinder Models

PITTSBURGH - Switching fleet vehicles to four-cylinder models is just one part of a recommended strategy to help decrease the county government's overall carbon emissions, energy consumption, and water usage by 20 percent by 2015.

El Paso City Purchasing Hybrid Vehicles

EL PASO, TEXAS - The City Council on June 8 approved the purchase of up to 20 hybrid SUVs over the next two years for a maximum of $570,000.

Utah Fleet to Help State Improve Energy Efficiency

SALT LAKE CITY - The State of Utah Fleet Division is on its way to meeting the state goal of improving overall energy efficiency by 20 percent by the year 2015.

Grants to Help Pay for Greener Trucks Serving Calif. Ports

LONG BEACH, CA - The South Coast Air Quality Management District on June 4 awarded more than $34 million in state and federal grants to replace 598 trucks operating at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as trucks delivering goods across the region, the Daily Breeze newspaper reported.

smart fortwo Electric Drive Debuts in U.S.

BROOKLYN, NY - The smart fortwo electric drive made its debut in the United States on June 8, and smart USA announced it will begin deploying a fleet of 250 electric drive vehicles across the nation this fall.

Nebraska Ethanol Board Boosts E85 Awareness

LINCOLN, NE - The Nebraska Ethanol Board announced a new joint effort with biofuels advocacy group Growth Energy as part of the "Fuel on the Fourth" program.

Archer Daniels Midland Seeks EPA OK for E12

DECATUR, IL - Archer Daniels Midland Co. said it has submitted a formal request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seeking approval of ethanol-gasoline blends containing up to 12 percent ethanol (E12) for all cars.

A123 Battery to Power Navistar All-Electric Truck

WATERTOWN, MA - A123 Systems said it has signed an agreement with Navistar Inc. to supply lithium-ion battery systems for the Navistar-Modec EV Alliance LLC, a joint venture between Navistar and Modec Limited of the U.K.

Coulomb Set to Install Nearly 5,000 EV Charging Stations

CAMPBELL, CA - Coulomb Technologies on June 2 said it will deliver free home and public ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations for electric vehicles throughout the United States.

UPS Deploys 13 Hybrid Trucks to Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS - UPS on June 3 announced its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles had expanded with the deployment of 13 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks to Minneapolis.

Renault Aims for 200,000 Electric Cars by 2016, Says <i>La Tribune</i>

PARIS - French carmaker Renault aims to produce more than 200,000 electric vehicles per year by 2015-2016, according to the French paper La Tribune.

Ford F-450, F-550 to Run on Alt-Fuels

DEARBORN, MI - Ford recently announced it will begin offering an alternative-fuels engine prep package for its 6.8L F-450 and F-550 Super Duty chassis cab.

 
 

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