GOTEBORG, SWEDEN - German motorists' organization ADAC, which has more than 15 million members, has awarded the Volvo V70 1.6D DRIVe five stars in the group's annual eco-test.
FRANKLIN, TN - Nissan North America Inc. announced U.S. pricing for the 2011 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle, which becomes available for purchase or lease at Nissan dealers in select markets in December and nationwide in 2011.
TOKYO, JAPAN - Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. have reached a licensing agreement in which Toyota will supply Mazda with the hybrid technology used in the Toyota Prius.
WASHINGTON - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its final rule that establishes test procedures for consumer tire rolling resistance, safety, and durability.
CHICAGO - FedEx Corp. unveiled plans to expand its alternative-energy vehicle fleet with the company's first all-electric parcel delivery trucks in the United States.
SPARKS, MD - Open from March 29 through April 23, the annual Green Fleet Survey takes about five minutes to complete. Participants will be entered to win a Netbook companion PC.
WASHINGTON - Several government fleets were among 41 recipients recently recognized by the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities for their efforts in reducing and/or recycling hazardous chemicals in their organization.
BALTIMORE - The City of Baltimore began a route optimization project for its trash collection system July 2009 that could save the City about $6 million a year.
ATLANTA - UPS has come up with a new cost-effective and "green" service strategy expected to eliminate 8 million miles from the total driven by UPS drivers each year in the U.S., save an estimated 793,000 gallons of fuel, and reduce CO2 emissions by 7,800 metric tons.
SACRAMENTO, CA - California fleets can now receive rebates on new zero-emission and electric vehicles of up to $5,000 per vehicle as part of the new Clean Vehicle Rebate Project. Certain zero-emission commercial vehicles are also eligible for rebates up to $20,000.
TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet is seeking bright ideas from U.S. government fleet managers for the upcoming June 2010 issue. One bright idea from you may help benefit fleets across the country!
The Fiat 500EV powertrain is comprised of three main systems: high power electric powertrain module, advance lithium ion battery and an EV control unit to manage power flows.
The ISO/RTC Council issued a study that examines the technical hurdles and tools needed to foster the potential benefits of widespread use of PEVs.
DALLAS - AT&T has an all-electric Smith Newton cargo truck purchased last year operating in its commercial fleet in St. Louis, the company said. AT&T also is buying two of the first all-electric versions of the Ford Transit Connect van.
PASADENA, CA - CALSTART, the nation's leading clean transportation consortium, praised a deal between the California Governor and the state's legislative leaders to exempt manufacturing equipment to produce clean energy and technology products, vehicles, and fuels from the state sales tax.
KANSAS CITY, MO - Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. Corp. said it has made a conditional offer to buy the Smith Electric Vehicles business based in the U.K. from Tanfield Group Plc.
WASHINGTON - Chrysler Group Global Electric Motorcars (GEM) is recalling 142 2009 neighborhood electric vehicles because of a parking brake problem.
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA - Electrovaya, a Canadian-based maker of lithium-ion battery systems for clean transportation, announced that former Chrysler CEO Thomas LaSorda has joined its board of directors.
AUBURN HILLS, MI - The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Chrysler Group a grant that the automaker will use to build 140 plug-in hybrid Ram trucks for a demonstration project.
OVERLAND PARK, KS - The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) is partnering with GEICO to promote the new "GreenLink Shop" designation for GEICO's Auto Repair Xpress facilities.
LONDON - IBM on March 18 announced an agreement with the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to evaluate the potential impact of electric vehicles on the United Kingdom electricity grid.
WASHINGTON - The Advanced BioFuels Association has elected Lee Edwards, CEO of Virent Energy Systems, as chairman of its board and Robert M. Ames, vice president and general manager of Tyson Foods, as board vice chairman.
HARRISON, NY - Police in Harrison, N.Y., told reporters on Monday, March 22, that driver error -- not unintended acceleration -- was apparently behind a March 9 crash of a Toyota Prius in the area, Reuters reported.
AUBURN HILLS, MI - Shown earlier this year at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, the Fiat 500EV is a pure electric vehicle based on the Fiat 500 platform.
AUBURN HILLS, MI - The Pentastar engine will ultimately replace seven current Chrysler Group V-6 engines and utilize advanced technologies from the Fiat alliance such as Multiair, direct-injection, and turbocharging.
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