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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.

New Program Promotes Propane-Fueled Vehicles & Refueling Stations

WASHINGTON – A new program to build propane refueling stations and convert 1,200 vehicles to propane kicked off with a recent meeting at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

Massachusetts Buys 25 Diesel Hybrid Buses

BOSTON - Massachusetts transportation officials on April 20 unveiled plans to roll out a new fleet of 60-foot articulated low-floor diesel hybrid buses that will serve neighborhoods in Boston.

Edge Products, Go Natural CNG Collaborating

OGDEN, UTAH - Edge Products, a developer of performance aftermarket electronics for diesel, gas and alternative fuel vehicles, is working with Go Natural CNG to create a range of products for dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) and bi-fuel powered engines, NGV Global News reported.

HME Unveils CNG-Powered Fire Truck

INDIANAPOLIS - HME Inc., a producer of custom stainless-steel fire apparatus and custom built chassis, recently unveiled a new CNG-powered fire truck at the Fire Department Instructors Conference in Indianapolis, NGV Global News reported.

Propane Vehicles Featured at Beverage Fleet Summit

TAMPA, FL - CleanFuel USA and Roush Performance, with support from Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), showcased propane-fueled vehicles at the 2010 Beverage Fleet Summit on April 12 in Tampa, Fla.

Kelly Blue Book Names Top 10 Green Cars of 2010

IRVINE, CA - The editors of Kelly Blue Book's Web site (www.kbb.com) have named their Top 10 Green Cars for 2010. While this year's list includes several from last year's collection, it also includes newcomers such as the Volkswagen Golf TDI.

Calif. Shopping Center Installs EV Charging Station

CAMPBELL, CA - A major shopping center in California's Orange County, South Coast Plaza, has installed the ChargePoint Networked Charging Station for electric vehicles, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies.

Verizon to Deploy 501 CNG Vans

NEW YORK - Verizon has placed an order with BAF to convert 501 new Ford E-250 Series vans to compressed natural gas (CNG) power, scheduled for deployment later this year.

Ford 2011 Fleet Lineup is All 'Green'

DEARBORN, MI - Ford will offer 100 percent of its fleet vehicles this year with fuel-efficient powertrains and other sustainable technologies - including battery electric, hybrid, natural gas, propane, E-85, biodiesel, and EcoBoost.

BMW Group: Megacity Vehicle to Launch in 2013

MUNICH / BEIJING - With the launch of its Megacity Vehicle in 2013, the BMW Group will be bringing its first series-production electric-drive model to market.

Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid Luxury Sedan Setting New Eco-Chic Standards in Hollywood

MONTVALE, NJ - Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC clean diesel technology, a Hollywood veteran for luxury eco-chic transportation, is getting support from a cast of new environmentally friendly vehicles including the Mercedes-Benz 2010 S400 HYBRID luxury sedan and ML450 HYBRID SUV.

GM Repays Federal Loans Early, Volt Goes on Sale in October

General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre announced Wednesday that the company fully repaid its federal loans ahead of schedule and that the Chevy Volt will go on sale two months earlier than planned.

Enova Integrates Ford F-150 and Chevy Express With All-Electric System

Enova will host a national vehicle exhibition in June and display its Ford, Chevy and Daimler/Freightliner electric vehicles.

Chevrolet’s Cruze Eco Promises Fuel Efficiency

The Cruze Eco, which provides an estimated 40 mpg on the highway, will be available in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Ryder Gets $19.3M for Natural Gas Truck Project

As part of the project, Ryder will purchase more than 200 heavy-duty natural gas powered trucks and deploy them in its Southern California operations network.

City of Martinez Installs EV Charging Stations

MARTINEZ, CA - The three 120V stations, manufactured by Coulomb Technologies, are located in and around downtown Martinez, including one at City Hall; one at Main and Court streets; and one at the Amtrak Station.

FCCC Receives Esteemed Daimler Environmental Leadership Award

GAFFNEY, SC - A leader in sustainability efforts in the trucking industry, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) recently received the Environmental Leadership Award from Daimler AG.

 
 

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