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Staples Introduces New All-Electric Vehicles Into Delivery Fleet

New vehicles in California, Missouri and Ohio launch as part of plan to improve fleet fuel efficiency and reduce environmental impact.

Atlanta Aims for 15 Percent Alt-Fuel Vehicles by 2012

ATLANTA - Mayor Kasim Reed unveiled a Power to Change sustainability plan with the goal of making Atlanta a top 10 city for sustainability. Changes include reducing fleet fuel consumption and ensuring that 15 percent of the city fleet is using alternative fuels by 2012.

Automotive Training Authority Offers Free Green Technology Courses

VISTA, CA - The Automotive Training Authority (ATA) is offering free "green" aftermarket training courses on servicing and diagnosing hybrid vehicles, understanding biodiesel/clean diesel technology, and cylinder safety inspection for CNG vehicles.

DOT, EPA Propose the Nation's First Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks and Buses

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses.

Enova Announces Incremental 100 System Order from Smith Electric Vehicles

TORRANCE, CA - Enova Systems, Inc., an innovator of proprietary hybrid and electric drive systems propelling the alternative energy industry, has received an incremental order to deliver 100 electric drive systems to Smith Electric Vehicles (SEV), manufacturer of the all-electric Smith Newton truck.

Frito-Lay All-Electric Delivery Trucks Hit the Streets of Columbus

PLANO, TEXAS - PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division began rolling out some of its fully electric delivery trucks in Columbus. These ten electric delivery trucks will ultimately be part of the largest planned fleet of commercial all-electric trucks in North America.

EPA/DOT Miss Opportunity to Include Natural Gas in Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Fuel Efficiency Regs

WASHINGTON - Domestically produced natural gas, which already fuels fleets across the country, has been left out of the government's proposed rule to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency in medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, in spite of the fact that natural gas is the cleanest burning alternative transportation fuel commercially available today.

Navistar Issues Statement on Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Regulations for Heavy Trucks

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar issues a response to the regulatory proposal to improve fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses released Oct. 25 by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

EV Charging Station Installed at Washington Church

WOODINVILLE, WA - A new ChargePoint Networked Charging Station for electric vehicles has been installed at Wooden Cross Lutheran Church in Woodinville, Wash.

ECOtality to Install 1,222 EV Chargers in Washington

SEATTLE - ECOtality Inc., a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, on Oct. 26 unveiled EV infrastructure plans for the state of Washington. Plans include the installation of 1,200 Blink Level 2 and 22 Blink DC Fast Chargers throughout the Central Puget Sound and Olympia areas.

MyVolt.com Offers Volt Owners Advanced Remote Functions

DETROIT - A new Web site, MyVolt.com, is designed to give Chevrolet Volt owners the ability to remotely access operational information specific to their vehicle and control various functions of their car.

USDA to Help Fund 10,000 Ethanol Blender Pump Installations

WASHINGTON - To promote greater availability of higher blends of biofuels, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed the Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office to provide matching funds to help install 10,000 blender pumps and storage systems over the next five years.

DOT, EPA Propose Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks, Buses

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Monday, Oct. 25, announced the first national standards to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improve fuel efficiency of heavy-duty trucks and buses.

Ford’s $850M Investment to Help Boost Fuel Economy

DETROIT - Ford announced plans to invest an additional $850 million in Michigan between 2011 and 2013 as part of the company's commitment to upgrade its facilities in the state and further improve its vehicle fuel economy.

Staples Adds All-Electric Vehicles to Delivery Fleet

FRAMINGHAM, MA - As part of an ongoing initiative to achieve a 40-percent improvement in fleet fuel economy by 2015, Staples is adding 41 new all-electric trucks to its commercial delivery fleet.

Caterpillar to Buy MWM, Expand its Sustainable Power Generation Solutions

PEORIA, IL - Caterpillar Inc., has signed an agreement to acquire MWM Holding GmbH from 3i. With the acquisition of the global provider of sustainable alternative engines, Caterpillar will expand customer options for sustainable power generation solutions.

(L-R) Eaton's Bill Weber and Kevin McLean, Notre Dame Executive Vice President John F Affleck-Graves and Eaton's Dave Bucklew showcase Eaton's EV Quick Charger (far right). (Photo: Business Wire)

University of Notre Dame Receives EV Charging Stations

NOTRE DAME, IN - The University of Notre Dame will be provided with charging stations from Eaton Corporation to demonstrate the capabilities of utilizing electric vehicles (EV) in the university's fleet.

The Creation of the Audi e-tron Spyder

INGOLSTADT, GERMANY - It is a functional, rectangular building with a gray facade - a hall like thousands of others in the industrial parks dotting our cities. The only sign of any significant activity is a lone Bavarian flag fluttering on a wooden balcony that seems a bit out of place. This is where the Audi e-tron Spyder is being created.

Production of Nissan Leaf Begins in Japan

OPPAMA, JAPAN - Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. has started production at its Oppama facility for the pure-electric Nissan Leaf, which is slated to go on sale in December in Japan and the United States.

Both general and concurrent sessions were packed with attendees.

Green Fleet Conference Achieves Record Attendance

SAN DIEGO - Attendees gathered Oct. 18-19 in San Diego for information-packed conference sessions, many of which were standing-room only. Presenters from corporate fleets included Abbott, UPS, Verizon, and Nestle.

The vans will be covered by GM's three-year, 36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and five-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

GM Showcases CNG Van at Green Fleet Conference

SAN DIEGO - General Motors showcased the industry's only fully integrated, compressed natural gas cargo vans in public for the first time at the 2010 Green Fleet Conference in San Diego.

2010 Environmental Leadership Award Winners Announced

SAN DIEGO - The recipients of the 2010 Environment Leadership Awards were announced Oct. 19 in a special presentation at the Green Fleet Conference in San Diego. Winners in attendance were presented the award by San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders.

2011 Green Car of the Year Finalists Revealed

LOS ANGELES - The five finalists for the 2011 Green Car of the Year are the Chevrolet Volt, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, and Nissan LEAF. In 2009, the 2010-MY Audi A3 TDI earned the title.

Matthew Betz, vice president, government fleet services for LeasePlan USA, moderated the panel "Sharing Best Practices in Green Fleet Management."

LeasePlan USA’s Betz Moderates Best Practice Sharing Panel at Green Fleet Conference

SAN DIEGO - During this year's Green Fleet Conference in San Diego on Oct. 18-19, Matthew Betz, vice president, government fleet services for LeasePlan USA, moderated the panel "Sharing Best Practices in Green Fleet Management."

ROUSH CleanTech Company Introduced at 2010 Green Fleet Conference

ROUSH CleanTech debuts as new propane-fueled vehicle engineering company at the 2010 Green Fleet Conference in San Diego.

 

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