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150 Cars Set for Toyota Prius PHV Demonstration Program

TORRANCE, CA - Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. said its Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHV) demonstration program will place 150 vehicles in the U.S. with universities, corporations, city, state and federal governments, car sharing programs and other groups.

Verizon Expands ‘Green’ Fleet

NEW YORK - Verizon's fleet will continue to expand this year as part of the company's new comprehensive sustainability program, which contains several new initiatives and enhances existing efforts.

GM: Volt Meeting Range Goals

DETROIT - General Motors engineers have found that real-world tests show that the Chevrolet Volt rechargeable electric car can travel 40 miles on a single charge as expected, the Associated Press reported.

Survey Says Half of Fleets to Purchase Alt-Fuel Vehicles

LAS VEGAS - Almost half of fleets plan to purchase alternative fuel vehicles in the next three years, according to a phone survey conducted by the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi).

Ford to Launch 3 More EcoBoost Engines by Year-End

DETROIT - The three new engines will increase the number of global nameplates available with EcoBoost to 11, according to Ford.

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Whole Foods Installs First EV Charging Station

AUSTIN, TX - Whole Foods Market installed its first ChargePoint Networked Charging Station for electric vehicles (EVs) in Austin, Texas, April 12.

GM Doubling Size of Automotive Battery Lab

WARREN, MI - General Motors said it is doubling the size of its advanced automotive battery lab in the U.S. to expedite the development of electrically driven vehicles for consumers.

Ryder Awarded Natural Gas Heavy-Duty Truck Project

MIAMI - Ryder System Inc., a global leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, said that the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) Board has selected Ryder as its fleet partner in a heavy-duty natural gas truck rental and leasing project in Southern California.

East Fork Biodiesel, Mansfield Oil Sign Marketing Agreement

MINNEAPOLIS - Mansfield Oil Co. announced that its ethanol division, C&N Companies, has added East Fork Biodiesel to the enterprise's portfolio of biodiesel marketing partnerships.

Chattanooga Hopes to Cut Costs with More Fuel-Efficient Cars

CHATTANOOGA, TN - Putting more city workers in high-mileage cars is just one of the ways the City of Chattanooga is looking to save money and reduce emissions.

Approximately 40 participants from the Los Angeles area and other parts of California recently gathered for the second annual "Regulatory Technical Summit - Part #2" in Culver City, Calif.

Culver City Hosts Regulatory Technical Summit

CULVER CITY, CA - The Culver City Equipment Maintenance & Fleet Services Division hosted its second annual "Regulatory Technical Summit - Part #2" at its facility March 30.

CNGas Group Builds New CNG Station in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - CNGas Group Corp. said March 24 it had begun construction of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Knapheide Adds to ‘Green Catalog’ with Roush Propane Fuel Systems

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Performance announced the Knapheide Manufacturing Company has become their newest partner to sell and install their line of ROUSH liquid propane fuel systems for Ford Commercial trucks, vans, and cutaways.

Gas Price Spikes May Hurt Some States More than Others

WASHINGTON - A new study from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) predicts which states will be hardest-hit by gas price spikes this year.

Mazda’s New Fuel-Efficient Powertrain to Reach U.S. by 2011

NEW YORK - Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced plans to launch the all-new SKY Concept powertrains into the U.S. market as early as 2011.

EPA Approves ROUSH Propane Fuel System

The EPA certification covers the 2010 model year Ford E-150, E-250, and E-350 cargo vans, wagons, and certain cutaway configurations with a GVWR of up to 10,000 pounds, utilizing the Ford 5.4L, 2V V-8 engine.

UPS Deploys 200 Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Latest HEV expansion broadens UPS green fleet to major cities in the United States.

Nevada Drops 225 Lbs. of Lead by Replacing Wheel Weights

CARSON CITY, NV - The State of Nevada Motor Pool Division successfully eliminated and recycled approximately 225 lbs. of lead wheel weights.

U.S. Postal Service Exceeds Waste Reduction Goal

LOS ANGELES - The Pacific Area of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) exceeded the original waste reduction goal in its Lead Free Wheel Weight Initiative by more than 30 percent.

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EPA Grants Approval for ROUSH Propane-Fueled E-150 / E-250 / E-350

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Performance received positive news from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that their 2010 E-150, E-250, and E-350 propane fuel conversion system has met the Federal emission regulatory requirements as established by the government agency.

MaxxForce 13 Big Bore Engine Receives EPA Certification

LOUISVILLE, KY - Navistar, Inc. announced it has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 2010 MaxxForce 13 Advanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) big bore diesel engines.

EPA Approves ROUSH Propane Fuel System

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Performance said it received word from the U.S. EPA that the company's 2010 E-150, E-250 and E-350 propane fuel conversion system has met emission regulatory requirements established by the government agency.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Debuts in NYC

NEW YORK - At the New York Auto Show, Hyundai unveiled its 2011 Sonata Hybrid -- the automaker's first hybrid in the U.S. market.

California Scraps 'Cool Car' Rules

SACRAMENTO, CA - California officials have decided against implementing a controversial set of regulations, dubbed "cool car" rules, which were aimed at cutting the carbon footprint of vehicle air conditioning, the Los Angeles Times reported.

EPA Certifies CleanFUEL USA’s Latest Propane Engine System

GEORGETOWN, TX - CleanFUEL USA announced EPA certification of the industry's first liquid propane engine built on a General Motors (GM) 6.0L chassis.

 

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