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Central Ohio Transit Authority Adds Hybrid Buses

COLUMBUS, OH - The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is adding six hybrid-electric passenger buses to its fleet.

Electric Ford Transit Connect Coming to Europe

COLOGNE, GERMANY - Ford Motor Co. and Azure Dynamics Corp. said May 3 that they have signed a collaborative agreement to begin delivering a pure battery-electric version of the Ford Transit Connect van to customers in Europe beginning in late summer 2011.

Poll: Consumers Still Unsure About Electric Vehicles

CHICAGO - With the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf set to hit dealer lots, 40 percent of consumers still feel they don't know enough about the technology to consider an electric vehicle for their next purchase, according to a new poll from Cars.com.

ADT Security Services recently purchased 1,500 Ford Transit Connects and intends to double that number within the next six months, saving some $5.3 million annually in fuel costs while reducing carbon

ADT Security Expects $5.3M Savings in Fuel Costs

DEARBORN, MI - ADT Security Services expects to save $5.3 million annually in fuel costs while reducing carbon emissions by operating approximately 3,000 Ford Transit Connects.

Airgas Earns Awards for Safety & Environmental Achievements

RADNOR, PA - Airgas, Inc. received three awards from the Compressed Gas Association (CGA), the U.S. industrial and medical gas industry's standard-setting organization for the promotion of safety standards and safe practices.

Kenmark Air Adds Transit Connect to Fleet

FORT MYERS, FL - Kenmark Air Cooling & Heating recently added a Ford Transit Connect to its fleet of vehicles, continuing its quest to purchase fuel-efficient alternatives.

Clean Energy to Provide Natural Gas for SuperShuttle

SEAL BEACH, CA - Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said it has contracted with SuperShuttle International to provide compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling services to SuperShuttle vans operating at major U.S. airports.

Two New E85 Stations Come to Florida

WASHINGTON - The Florida towns of Macclenny and Glen St. Mary now have new E85 stations to service flex-fuel vehicles.

Audi Joins International Desertec Alliance as Associated Partner

HERNDON, VA - Audi signed an agreement with the international consortium Desertec Industrial Initiative for climate-friendly production of electricity in the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East.

Calif. ID Stickers for Agricultural Vehicles Now in Effect

FRESNO, CA - The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is implementing the next step in the plan to lower diesel emissions statewide by January 1, 2023.

Dane County Adds CNG Technology to Fleet

MADISON, WI - Running cars and trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) are expected to help the county reduce fuel costs for their fleet vehicles.

Mack TerraPro With NG Engine Qualifies for Hefty Tax Credit

GREENSBORO, NC - Buyers of a Mack TerraPro truck equipped with a Cummins Westport ISL-G natural gas engine can receive a $32,000 tax credit, according to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

Trial on L.A.'s Clean Truck Program Wraps Up

LOS ANGELES - A U.S. district judge toured the Port of Los Angeles on Thursday, April 29, on the final day of the federal trial about the city's controversial Clean Trucks Program, the Daily Breeze newspaper reported.

Open Teleconference to Explore Fleet Eco-Steps

BOSTON - A teleconference scheduled Monday, May 3, and open to all fleet managers will explore current and future practical strategies to "green" vehicle fleets.

Fields: Ford’s Fleet Focus is Fuel Efficiency

In an online press conference on April 22, Mark Fields, Ford’s president of the Americas and Kevin Koswick, director of North American fleet operations, outlined Ford’s fleet strategy and product plans for 2010 and beyond.

BMW Group to Launch Zero-Emission Car in 2013

The Megacity Vehicle, a zero-emission urban car, is currently being developed as part of project i and will be available from 2013 under a sub-brand of BMW.

GE, Nissan Partner to Build Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Under a three-year agreement, the two companies will collaborate on the integration of electric vehicles with homes and buildings and electric vehicle charging dynamics with the larger electric grid.

Calif. Moves to Revise Diesel Engine Rules

The poor economy has idled many of the diesel vehicles initially targeted by those rules. CARB’s staff members have acknowledged that they previously overestimated how much pollution that construction equipment, buses and trucks emit into the air.

The new "E-Ride" electric vehicle is one of 23 that will be used at state parks this year.

Wisconsin DNR Fleet Gets New Electric Vehicles

WAUNAKEE, WI - The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently unveiled its first "E-Ride" electric vehicle to be used at state parks this year. Each vehicle is expected to emit 9,450 lbs. less CO2 annually.

Carbon Motors Completes Campus Plans

CONNERSVILLE, IN - Carbon Motors Corporation announced it has completed the conceptual plans for the Carbon Campus at One Carbon Motors Drive in Connersville, Indiana.

Three generations of the Blatt family work for Greencrete, which uses three new Kenworth W900S CNG mixers. At far right is Jerry Blatt, owner of Sandman Inc., parent company of Greencrete and Star Con

Greencrete First Fleet to Add Kenworth CNG Mixers Into Operations

SAN JOSE, CA - Jerry Blatt thinks running CNG-powered Kenworth mixers makes a lot of sense for his company's new division, Greencrete.

Airport Shuttles Turn to ROUSH Propane Vans

LIVONIA, MI - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is among the first, but certainly not the last, airport in the country to require servicing fleets to run vehicles on an alternative fuel. Many are looking to ROUSH propane-fueled E-Series vans to meet the requirements.

Calif. Moves to Revise Diesel Engine Rules

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) on April 22 took steps to revise its strategy for the cleanup of on- and off-road diesel engines.

More than 20% of Nissan Leaf EVs Already Reserved

FRANKLIN, TN - Nissan Motor Co. said on April 23 that buyers have already reserved more than 20 percent of the first year's production of its Leaf electric vehicle, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Gilbarco Expands Fuel Dispenser Warranty from E10 to E15

GREENSBORO, NC - Gilbarco Veeder-Root has upgraded the warranty on its standard fuel dispensers to cover use of ethanol content up to E15.

 
 

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