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Evatran Awarded Grant for EV Charging Technology

WYTHEVILLE, VA - Evatran, a manufacturer of electric vehicle supply equipment, said it will receive a $1.25 million grant awarded by Wythe County's Joint Industrial Development Authority.

King County, Wash., Buys 24 Azure Hybrid Buses

OAK PARK, MI - Azure Dynamics Corp. said that King County, Wash., has purchased 24 of Azure's Balance Hybrid Electric buses for the county's Access Transportation services.

Volt, LEAF Owners to Benefit from EV Project

TEMPE, AZ - The U.S. Department of Energy has expanded the EV Project to include two new cities -- Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. -- and has broadened the offer of free home chargers to include qualified new owners of the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended-range capability.

THINK Progressing Toward EV Production Goals

OSLO, NORWAY - THINK, the Scandinavian electric vehicle maker, announced it took a step closer to mainstream volume production this month with the introduction of lithium-ion batteries to THINK City EVs in Europe.

Frito Lay Canada Adds 6 EVs to Delivery Fleet

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA - In collaboration with Transport Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Frito Lay Canada has introduced zero-emission electric vehicles into its delivery fleet.

Pa. Opens Truck Stop Electrification Module

NEW STANTON, PA - The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this month to mark the opening of a truck stop electrification facility at its New Stanton Service Plaza off the westbound lanes of I-76 in Westmoreland County.

Sysco Deploys Fuel Cells in Lift Trucks

LATHAM, NY - Clean energy company Plug Power Inc. said that major food service distributor Sysco has deployed 98 fuel-cell units to power its fleet of electric lift trucks at a new Houston distribution center.

Illinois Ban on Lead Wheel Weights Awaits Governor's Signature

SPRINGFIELD, IL - The bill would ban the selling, distribution, and use of more than 0.1 percent lead by weight in vehicle wheels or tires.

Virginia Fleets to Boost Electric Vehicle Use

RICHMOND, VA - Virginia's public and private sectors are partnering on an initiative to increase the use of electric vehicles in the state.

Clean AutoGas Vehicle Conversions Now Available for Ford Trucks, Vans

ASHEVILLE, NC - Alliance AutoGas announced 24 new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for its propane AutoGas vehicle conversion system, the Prins VSI System.

Navistar's all-electric eStar commercial truck

Navistar to Introduce All-Electric eStar Commercial Truck in Sacramento

Navistar, state and local officials will outline how the eStar extends California's long-term goals for clean, sustainable energy. The first California-based company will also announce how it plans to put the eStar into its fleet.

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Rated at 41/36 MPG

The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid's final fuel economy certification was completed this week, and the vehicle will carry an EPA label of 41 mpg for city driving and 36 mpg on the highway when it goes on sale this fall.

4,400 Chevrolet Volt Owners to be Eligible for Free Home Charging Stations

The U.S. Department of Energy program will provide Volt owners with a 240-volt charge station from either ECOtality Inc. or Coulomb Technologies. In many cases, it will include the cost of home installation.

Denver Adds Four Hybrid Trucks to Fleet

DENVER - The four new Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid aerial bucket trucks will be used for forestry, traffic signal, and traffic sign repair.

Keith Kerman, assistant commissioner for the New York City Parks Department, is shown with one of the department’s 17 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid trucks. (Photo: Kenworth)

NYC Parks Dept. Deploys Hybrid Trucks

NEW YORK CITY - The New York City (NYC) Parks Department is working to green its fleet as part of a citywide goal to curb carbon dioxide by 30 percent by the year 2017.

Alabama Takes Steps to Turn Fleet Green

MONTGOMERY, AL - Alabama state officials recently had a first-hand look at vehicles that will help save money and make their vehicle fleets environmentally friendly.

ROUSH propane-powered E-350 Super Shuttle.

SuperShuttle Finds ROUSH Propane Vans Effective Tools

LIVONIA, MI - SuperShuttle, has been testing the ROUSH propane-powered Ford E-Series vans at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Freightliner Trucks Announces Addition of 4 Business Class M2 106 Hybrid Trucks to Denver's Fleet

PORTLAND, OR - The Denver Fleet Management Division recently added four Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid trucks when older units came due for replacement.

New York Department of Sanitation Runs First Hino Hybrid in U.S.

NEW YORK - Hino Trucks, a leader in commercial hybrid truck technology, brought its light-duty diesel hybrid cab-over (COE) to the U.S. for the first time, providing its hybrid to the New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY).

Mansfield Oil Acquires Western Ethanol

ATLANTA, GA - Mansfield Oil Co. said it has acquired nearly all of Western Ethanol's assets. Orange County, Calif.-based Western Ethanol is a leading ethanol wholesaler and a distributor of E85 for use in flex-fuel vehicles.

Capstone to Offer Hybrid Electric Drive Solutions

CHATSWORTH, CA - Capstone Turbine Corp., a maker of microturbine energy systems, said it is introducing a full line of hybrid electric drive solutions and has entered into a supply agreement with CalMotors.

Chevrolet Volt Takes on the Heat in Arizona

YUMA, AZ - Summer for the Chevrolet Volt engineering team means hot weather testing. And taking on the hottest Mother Nature has to offer is what they're doing at the General Motors Desert Proving Grounds in Arizona.

CNG Station Coming to Henderson County, N.C.

HENDERSONVILLE, NC - Construction of a new compressed natural gas fuel station began June 15 at the Henderson County maintenance facility in Hendersonville, N.C., the Asheville Citizen-Times reported.

Tesla Sets IPO for June 29

PALO ALTO, CA - Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc., based in California, is scheduling its initial public offering to trade June 29, Dow Jones Newswires reported, and the automaker hopes to raise as much as $178 million through the deal.

Electric Car Co. Teams With Liberty Electric

SPRINGFIELD, MO - Electric Car Co., which specializes in electric vehicle conversions for fleets, said it plans to team with Liberty Electric Cars USA LLC to produce all-electric vehicles.

 

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