ST. PAUL, MN - According to the American Lung Association of Minnesota, the SmartFleet Committee estimates the 2,500 flexible fuel vehicles used 816,568 gallons of E-85 in 2009, up from 650,036 gallons used in 2008.
UNIONDALE, NY - With the new additions, Long Island Power Authority expects to save 1,400 gallons of fuel per year and reduce CO2 emissions by 10-15 tons per truck annually.
DETROIT - Forgotten Harvest was one of 57 nonprofit agencies awarded grant money as part of a partnership with DTE Energy Foundation.
Cummins will supply 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel engines for Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab trucks.
BOSTON - The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) will sign a memorandum of understanding with Nissan North America, Inc., beginning a non-exclusive partnership to explore ways to expand electric vehicle use in Massachusetts.
SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has been recognized for its progress in 2009 to become a more sustainable agency.
GRAND JUNCTION, CO - The new compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks will be the first four CNG vehicles in the City's fleet, and is the first stage in the City moving toward CNG and away from foreign oil dependency.
ANN ARBOR, MI - With a goal of reducing its fleet's petroleum reduction by 10 percent by 2012, the City's Green Fleets program has more than exceeded its original goal and has set a new goal to achieve a 30 percent reduction goal by the end of 2010.
PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America LLC announced a partnership with Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls, LLC, to be the exclusive North American (excluding California) provider of Cleaire retrofit emission control systems.
WASHINGTON - Energy Sec. Steven Chu announced that the Department of Energy has closed a $1.4 billion loan agreement with Nissan North America to help retool a Nissan Tennessee manufacturing plant to produce Nissan Leaf electric cars and the lithium-ion battery packs to power them.
SEAL BEACH, CA - Taxi Affiliation Services (TAS), which operates Yellow Cab Chicago, has awarded Clean Energy Fuels Corp. a new 10-year contract to build and operate two new CNG fueling stations and sell fuel to the company's growing CNG taxi fleet.
LONG BEACH, CA - The California Water Resources Control Board said Jan. 26 it has reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the city of Long Beach for violation of regulations governing the storage of petroleum and waste oil in underground tanks, the Los Angeles Times reported.
VENTURA, CA - The Ventura Unified School District on Jan. 26 unveiled its new $200,000 plug-in hybrid electric school bus that will be used to transport students.
With 90 Ford Transit Connects on the road and another 50 on order, ThyssenKrupp Elevator may eventually replace its 1,500 current cargo vans with the Transit Connect models.
SYCAMORE, IL - Auto Meter Products Inc.'s OBD-II fuel efficiency gauge, Ecometer, has been tested, validated and launched as a Mopar Accessory at all Chrysler dealerships nationwide.
ALEXANDRIA, VA - The American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA) has established a working accord with Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and UPS to help advance opportunities and markets for natural gas and other alternative fuel vehicles.
ASHEVILLE, NC - Altech-Eco Corp. in North Carolina said it has obtained a Certificate of Conformity (COC) from the EPA for its dedicated 2010 Ford Focus compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion system.
PALO ALTO, CA - Tesla Motors Inc. announced it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.
WASHINGTON - Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) video, titled The Power of Scale, visually depicts how small actions done by many can result in big changes for the corporate bottom line and the health of the planet.
GOTEBORG, SWEDEN - The environmentally conscious Volvo customer can now buy a diesel-powered Volvo V70 or S80 with CO2 emissions as low as 119 g/km - corresponding to fuel consumption of just 4.5 l/100 km.
SAN ANTONIO - In an effort to cut costs, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus initiated a three-phase plan to take 74 patrol cars off the streets and save more than $1.05 million.
EGG HARBOR TWP, NJ - The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) unveiled a zero-emission electric Ford Ranger pickup truck for its light-duty fleet.
SACRAMENTO - In an effort to study plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) performance, the California Department of General Services will take part in a two-year experiment to determine the benefits of driving PHEVs.
PRINCETON, NJ - NAFA Fleet Management Association is urging fleet management professionals to write their local Senators in support of extending the tax credit for biodiesel, which expired December 31, 2009.
LANSING, MI - Michigan lawmakers have proposed a 6-cent increase in the state's diesel tax to help pay for road improvements.
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