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Fisker to Launch Tour for Karma Plug-in

IRVINE, CA - American green-car maker Fisker Automotive will be launching a North American tour to introduce the Karma plug-in hybrid to local markets and support the company's new retail network.

Hyundai Working on New Hybrid-Only Car

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA - Hyundai is now developing a new hybrid-only vehicle aimed at competing directly with the Toyota Prius, according to a report.

LS9's UltraClean Diesel Draws EPA OK

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - California-based biofuels maker LS9 announced that its UltraClean Diesel, a diesel replacement product offering, has been officially registered by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and can now be sold commercially in the U.S.

Groups Partner to Promote NG Hybrid-Electric Vehicles

WASHINGTON - The American Public Gas Association (APGA), Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and Hybrid Kinetic Motors Corp. (HK Motors) announced plans to work together to promote the mass production and sales of natural gas-powered hybrid passenger vehicles.

Wheels, Inc. Announces EcoWheels Green Driver Challenge

DES PLAINES, IL - The EcoWheels Green Driver Challenge will be launched in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 and conclude July 1.

Delray Professional Center to Get EV Charging Stations

MIAMI BEACH, FL - The Delray Professional Center, a 43,000-square foot medical/professional building in Palm Beach County, has signed an agreement to install and maintain charging stations for electric vehicles.

Employees Face Added Tax Burden for Use of State Agency Vehicles

SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of workers at State Compensation Insurance Fund face a bigger income tax bill next year because their employer didn't understand the law for reporting company vehicle use, according to the Sacramento Bee.

San Jose Firefighters Blame Budget Woes on Hybrid Cars

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose firefighters facing layoffs and demands for pay cuts attribute the City's $116 million budget deficit to spending on "unnecessary" items such as new hybrid cars.

City of Norman Gets New CNG Trucks

NORMAN, OK - The two new garbage trucks powered by compressed natural gas are the first CNG-powered sanitation trucks to be used in the state.

Hybrids Pose Pedestrian Risk, Says NHTSA Chief

DETROIT - Quiet hybrid vehicles may pose risks to pedestrians, the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) told attendees at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress.

Washington State Moves to Ban Copper in Brake Pads

SEATTLE - Washington has become the first state in the nation to pass a law to phase out the use of copper in brake pads. The move could eventually make copper-free pads the industry standard in the U.S., according to the Associated Press.

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Broward County Maintenance Provider Achieves Excellence Award

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - Sponsored by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, First Vehicles Services (FVS) was recently awarded the 2009 Emerald Award for environmental excellence.

Universities to Test Prius Plug-In Hybrid

PORTLAND, OR - Portland State University, University of California, Berkeley; and the University of Colorado have been selected by Toyota to demonstrate and evaluate the next-generation Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle.

Hybrid and Car-Sharing Program to Launch in Kauai

Through a partnership between GreenCar Hawaii and the Grand Hyatt Kauai, visitors will be able to rent hybrid SUVs directly from the hotel.

Knapheide Offering Roush Propane Fuel Systems

LIVONIA, MI - Knapheide Manufacturing Company has become ROUSH Performance's newest partner to sell and install the ROUSH line of liquid propane fuel systems for Ford Commercial trucks, vans, and cutaways.

PHH Arval Hosts Annual Truck Fleet Management Conference

SPARKS, MD - PHH Arval recent annual Truck Fleet Management Conference, held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., focused on a wide variety of topics of concern to managers of private truck fleets.

Colorado Gets First Ethanol Blender Pump

BURLINGTON, CO - Colorado's first-ever ethanol blender pump was placed into operation April 8 during a grand opening ceremony held April 8 at the Stratton Equity Coop in Burlington.

Louisiana Lawmakers Back Natural Gas Proposals

BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Senate Natural Resources Committee on April 8 endorsed a proposed fund aimed at providing financial assistance for local governments wishing to convert their fleets to natural gas fuel, Houma Today reported.

Kamps Propane Becomes Biggest Calif. User of ROUSH Propane Trucks

LIVONIA, MI - Kamps Propane is now the biggest user of ROUSH propane-fueled vehicles in California, having 25 ROUSH propane vehicles in service throughout the company's distribution network.

Toyota Holds Sustainable Mobility Seminar

LA JOLLA, CA - Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. (TMS) on April 13 staged the "2010 Toyota Sustainable Mobility Seminar," featuring presentations and panel discussions that explored the future of mobility.

150 Cars Set for Toyota Prius PHV Demonstration Program

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. said its Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) demonstration program will place 150 vehicles in the U.S. with universities, corporations, city, state and federal governments, car sharing programs and other groups.

Verizon Expands ‘Green’ Fleet

NEW YORK - Verizon's fleet will continue to expand this year as part of the company's new comprehensive sustainability program, which contains several new initiatives and enhances existing efforts.

GM: Volt Meeting Range Goals

DETROIT - General Motors engineers have found that real-world tests show that the Chevrolet Volt rechargeable electric car can travel 40 miles on a single charge as expected, the Associated Press reported.

Survey Says Half of Fleets to Purchase Alt-Fuel Vehicles

LAS VEGAS - Almost half of fleets plan to purchase alternative fuel vehicles in the next three years, according to a phone survey conducted by the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi).

Ford to Launch 3 More EcoBoost Engines by Year-End

DETROIT - The three new engines will increase the number of global nameplates available with EcoBoost to 11, according to Ford.


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