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New York Department of Sanitation Runs First Hino Hybrid in U.S.

NEW YORK - Hino Trucks, a leader in commercial hybrid truck technology, brought its light-duty diesel hybrid cab-over (COE) to the U.S. for the first time, providing its hybrid to the New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY).

Mansfield Oil Acquires Western Ethanol

ATLANTA, GA - Mansfield Oil Co. said it has acquired nearly all of Western Ethanol's assets. Orange County, Calif.-based Western Ethanol is a leading ethanol wholesaler and a distributor of E85 for use in flex-fuel vehicles.

Capstone to Offer Hybrid Electric Drive Solutions

CHATSWORTH, CA - Capstone Turbine Corp., a maker of microturbine energy systems, said it is introducing a full line of hybrid electric drive solutions and has entered into a supply agreement with CalMotors.

Chevrolet Volt Takes on the Heat in Arizona

YUMA, AZ - Summer for the Chevrolet Volt engineering team means hot weather testing. And taking on the hottest Mother Nature has to offer is what they're doing at the General Motors Desert Proving Grounds in Arizona.

CNG Station Coming to Henderson County, N.C.

HENDERSONVILLE, NC - Construction of a new compressed natural gas fuel station began June 15 at the Henderson County maintenance facility in Hendersonville, N.C., the Asheville Citizen-Times reported.

Tesla Sets IPO for June 29

PALO ALTO, CA - Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc., based in California, is scheduling its initial public offering to trade June 29, Dow Jones Newswires reported, and the automaker hopes to raise as much as $178 million through the deal.

Electric Car Co. Teams With Liberty Electric

SPRINGFIELD, MO - Electric Car Co., which specializes in electric vehicle conversions for fleets, said it plans to team with Liberty Electric Cars USA LLC to produce all-electric vehicles.

AGT & Enviro Partner for Natural Gas Fuel Station

CLIFFWOOD BEACH, NJ - Air & Gas Technologies (AGT) has contracted with Enviro Express Natural Gas, LLC (Enviro) for the construction and installation of a liquid/compressed natural gas (LNG/CNG) fueling station in Bridgeport, Conn.

National Safety Council, NETS Join Forces to Benchmark Fleet Safety

ITASCA, IL - Organizations will be able to benchmark their fleet's performance against other participants on 25 fleet safety program elements, such as driver training programs, crash review practices, leadership engagement, and cell phone policies.

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.

 

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