LAWRENCE, MA - Reducing take-home use is saving the City an estimated $50,000 in gasoline and insurance.
WASHINGTON - The decision to delay Senate consideration of an extension of the biodiesel tax incentive is certain to have a negative impact on the domestic biodiesel industry.
SACRAMENTO - Have trucks in California? You'd better get to your dealer fast, because the California Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program is open for business. On February 4th, the landmark program officially opened.
STOCKTON, CA - Nine California companies are ready to supply every county in California with Air1, a world-leading diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The companies are ready to provide the education, equipment programs, and DEF supply options.
GRAPEVINE, TX - Enterprise Holdings, the parent company of three major car rental brands, announced plans to shift its fleet of shuttle buses to B20 biodiesel within the next five years.
DALLAS - Texas has become the first state in the U.S. to challenge the federal government's finding, issued in December, that greenhouse gases are dangerous to people.
SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board said it has fined Chemical Transfer Company $6,500 for diesel emissions violations.
CHICAGO - Kia Motors America (KMA) on Feb. 10 unveiled the Ray Plug-in Hybrid concept during a press conference at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show.
MIAMI BEACH, FL - Car Charging Group Inc. announced it plans to deploy Level 3 fast-charging stations capable of fully charging an electric vehicle in 30 minutes or less.
ORLANDO - Novozymes, a Denmark-based manufacturer of industrial enzymes, said it has developed a new enzyme that will enable cellulosic ethanol producers to make the fuel for less than $2 a gallon.
PARK RIDGE, NJ - The Hertz Corp. said it has entered a joint commitment with Nissan to bring zero-emission mobility to car rental in the U.S. and Europe by early 2011.
SAN DIMAS, CA - AC Propulsion and AutoPort are working together to provide an electric vehicle conversion prototype and report for the United States Postal Service.
ORLANDO - In anticipation of more than half of its lineup comprised of flex-fuel models by 2012, General Motors is calling for the addition of 10,000 ethanol pumps.
WASHINGTON - Pepco Holdings recently rolled out its latest hybrid bucket truck and hybrid plug-in SUV at the Washington Auto Show. The fleet currently includes more than 50 hybrid vehicles.
SANTA ROSA, CA - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is studying the reduction of fuel consumption through a feasibility study of electric mail trucks.
CHICAGO - The all-new Ford Explorer and Edge will offer a fuel-efficient, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, expected to boost fuel economy.
SACRAMENTO, CA - As of Feb. 12, approximately $11 million is left in the California Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program. All fleets with trucks operating in California are eligible for up to 100 vouchers each, on a first-come, first-served basis.
DETROIT - The Chevrolet Cruze has been announced as a finalist for the annual World Car of the Year Award. The winner will be announced at the New York International Auto Show April 1.
The new Duramax will power the redesigned 2011 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups, as well as the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.
TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet Magazine, Florida Clean Cities, and The 100 Best Fleets in North America will conduct two seminars Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 on implementing best business practices with proven strategies to meet the current fiscal crisis.
TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida Juvenile Justice Secretary Frank Peterman and three high-ranking deputies have surrendered their free take-home cars after a state investigation said the vehicles might violate federal tax rules on unreported income.
CHICAGO - Using a successful Washington, D.C. program as a model, the Cook County Board of Commissioners is banking on an electronic monitoring system to make its management of the county's 2,000-vehicle fleet more efficient.
The Arkadelphia Police Department's new environmentally friendly vehicles have made it the first "green" fleet in the state, according to police officials.
WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. signed a concept development agreement with Clean Air Power Ltd. to develop Navistar's MaxxForce 13 big bore engine to run on natural gas and clean diesel fuel for the North American market.
SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah House of Representatives on Feb. 5 overwhelmingly passed a bill aimed at making it easier and cheaper to convert vehicles to run on compressed natural gas.
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