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UPS Deploys 200 Hybrid Electric Trucks

ATLANTA - UPS has further expanded its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles with the deployment of 200 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks in eight U.S. cities.

Fuel-Efficiency Rules Demand 40% MPG Boost by 2016

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration expects the new fuel-efficiency regulations announced April 1 to boost car and truck fuel efficiency, help reduce greenhouse gases, and save billions of dollars.

Lincoln introduced its first hybrid March 31.

Lincoln Introduces First-Ever Hybrid Model

NEW YORK - Lincoln's first hybrid, the new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, is expected to deliver 41 miles per gallon (city).

Evcarco to Sell EnVision Electric Vehicles

FT. WORTH, TX - Evcarco Inc., a Texas-based car distributor, said it has reached an agreement with EnVision Motor Co. to eventually sell EnVision electric vehicles in 13 states.

Ford, Microsoft Team to Make EV Charging Easier

NEW YORK - Ford and Microsoft are teaming up to use Microsoft Hohm as a platform to help future owners of Ford's electric vehicles optimize the way they recharge their vehicle and better manage their home's energy use.

Wilmington Police Dept. Adds 17 New Cars to Fleet

WILMINGTON, NC - The new vehicle purchases include Ford Fusion, Ford Taurus, and Ford Escape Hybrid models.

Renewable Energy Group Idles 2 Biodiesel Plants

AMES, IA - Biodiesel company Renewable Energy Group (REG) last week idled two of its production plants and laid off 22 workers, citing the lapse of the biodiesel tax credit, according to a report from Biodiesel Magazine.

Republic Services' Refuse Fleet Gets Greener

PHOENIX - Republic Services, which provides recycling and solid waste collection and disposal services in the United States and Puerto Rico, said 20 percent of the trucks it is adding to its fleet in 2010 are natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

DOT & EPA Set First GHG Emissions Standards

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly established historic new federal rules April 1 that set the first-ever national greenhouse gas emissions standards and will significantly increase the fuel economy of all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

Clean Energy to Supply AT&T with CNG Stations

SEAL BEACH, CA - Clean Energy Fuels has contracted with AT&T to supply compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations to support AT&T in its current commitment to deploy up to 8,000 CNG fleet vehicles nationwide.

New Rules Say Electric Cars Not 'Zero Emission'

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's new fuel-efficiency rules for automobiles undercut the auto industry's marketing claim that electric cars are "zero emission" vehicles, and instead score against them carbon dioxide emitted by electric-power plants.

Nissan Announces Purchase and Lease Prices for All-Electric Leaf

The manufacturer offers the first mass-marketed electric vehicle for purchase at $32,780 MSRP or for lease at $349 per month.

Edmunds.com Evaluates Payback Period of Hybrid and Diesel Vehicles

"As a general rule, we found that diesels are more affordable than hybrids, taking into account the vehicles' prices, tax credits and fuel usage," notes Edmunds' AutoObserver.com Senior Editor Bill Visnic.

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Chrysler Receives Federal Grant to Build Ram PHEV

Chrysler will use a $48 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to build 140 Ram plug-in electric hybrid vehicles for a three-year demonstration project.

The Xiao (Laugh) model (pictured) was unveiled in Shanghai alongside Jiao (Pride) and Maio (Magic). GM said these models represent three different characteristics which emphasize that future transport

GM Unveils Electric Networked-Vehicles

The three EN-V models will be showcased from May 1 through October 31 at the SAIC-GM Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai.

FedEx Adds All-Electric Trucks To U.S. Fleet

The vehicles are slated for use starting in June 2010 and are designed to make a full eight-hour shift of deliveries before recharging.

Kenworth T370 Hybrid Utility

Kenworth Enhances Hybrid Packaging for 2010, Adds New Inverter Design

ST. LOUIS - Kenworth Truck Company has enhanced its best in class componentry packaging for its T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 diesel-electric hybrid models and also added a new inverter design for 2010.

At The Work Truck Show 2010, the Terex Utilities HyPowerTM Hybrid system won The Work Truck Show Green Award for innovation in fuel utilization. Here, Steve Carey, National Truck Equipment Association

Terex Utilities Takes Wins The Work Truck Show Green Award

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Terex Utilities, based in Watertown, S.D., won The Work Truck Show Green Award for its HyPower Hybrid system. A panel of trade media editors selected the HyPower Hybrid system as the best new product that advances fuel utilization.

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FedEx Introduces First All-Electric Trucks to be Used in the U.S. Parcel Delivery Business

CHICAGO - FedEx Corp. announced the expansion of its alternative-energy vehicle fleet with the first all-electric FedEx parcel delivery trucks in the United States.

Toyo M154 Becomes 4th Commercial Tire to Receive U.S. EPA SmartWay Verification

CYPRESS, CA - The M154 by Toyo Tires has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay verification as a steer tire when used in a set on a rig equipped with the company's M657 drive tire and M127 free-rolling tire for trailer axles.

Clean Energy to Manage 13 CNG Stations in Northeast

SEAL BEACH, CA - Energy company National Grid has contracted Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to manage 13 existing National Grid-owned compressed natural gas (CNG) retail fueling stations in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

GM, Energy Dept. to Develop Biodiesel Project

DETROIT - General Motors Co. announced a five-year partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help develop the potential of the jatropha plant as a sustainable biofuel energy crop.

Think to Offer Electric Car in New York

NEW YORK - Norway-based electric car manufacturer Think announced that New York City will be one of the first U.S. markets to roll out sales of the Think City all-electric car.

Volvo V70 DRIVe Excels in German ADAC EcoTest

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.

 
 

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