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Fisker Consolidates Operations in Irvine, CA

IRVINE, CA - Electric car manufacturer Fisker Automotive said it plans to close its R&D center in Pontiac, MI, and transfer those operations to the company's global headquarters in Irvine, CA.

MA Partners With Nissan to Advance EV Use

BOSTON - The Renault-Nissan Alliance announced that Nissan is entering into an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to promote development of an electric-vehicle charging network and policies to support widespread adoptions of electric cars.

EPA Sets Renewable Fuels Standard

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Feb. 3 announced steps aimed at accelerating the development of biofuels, and the Environmental Protection Agency issued its final rule setting a new renewable fuels standard.

Coulomb Introduces 'Flex Billing' for EV Charging Stations

CAMPBELL, CA - Seeking to expand fuel payment options for its customers, Coulomb Technologies has introduced the Flex Billing system for users of the company's ChargePoint networked charging stations.

GM Adds B-20 Biofuel Capability to Heavy-Duty Lineup

GRAPEVINE, TX - General Motors' new Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel engine has been substantially revised to include B-20 capability, as well as meet strict new emissions standards effective this year.

Airgas Adds SCR Technology to Fleet

RADNOR, PA - Airgas, Inc. announced its plan to have 400 to 500 diesel-engine trucks with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology in its fleet by the end of the year.

Rechargeable using either 240-volt or standard 120 volt outlets, the all-electric Transit Connect can travel a range of 80 miles on a full charge, according to Ford.

Ford Unveils All-Electric Transit Connect

CHICAGO - Ford recently unveiled the all-electric version of the Ford Transit Connect at the Chicago Auto Show, confirming the zero-emissions small van will be in fleet operators' hands later this year.

City of Gary to Add 100+ 'Green' Vehicles to Fleet

GARY, IN - The City of Gary has received a $3.1 million federal grant to equip its police department with up to 120 flex-fuel and hybrid vehicles.

Minnesota’s Use of E-85 Up 25%

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.

Long Island Power Authority Adds Two Hybrid Bucket Trucks to Fleet

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.

DTE Energy Donates Hybrid Truck to Forgotten Harvest

DETROIT - Forgotten Harvest was one of 57 nonprofit agencies awarded grant money as part of a partnership with DTE Energy Foundation.

Cummins Announces Multi-Year Agreement with Chrysler Group LLC

Cummins will supply 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel engines for Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab trucks.

Mass. to Get Preview of Nissan Leaf

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.

Illinois DOT Recognized for Green Efforts

SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has been recognized for its progress in 2009 to become a more sustainable agency.

Grand Junction City Approves New CNG Truck Purchases

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.

City of Ann Arbor Sets Out to Cut Petroleum Use by 30%

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.

Daimler Trucks North America Partners with Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls for Diesel Retrofit Control Systems

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.

$1.4B Loan to Help Nissan Build Leaf EV

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.

Yellow Cab Chicago's Parent Co. Awards CNG Fuel Contract

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 Fined for Underground Tank Violations

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.

Plug-in Hybrid Bus Comes to CA School District

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.

ThyssenKrupp Improves Fuel Efficiency with Transit Connects

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.

New Fuel-Efficiency Gauge Available from Chrysler Dealers

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.

AALA Pens Accord with Leading Fuel, Transportation Organizations

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.

Altech-Eco Draws EPA Certification for CNG System

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.

 
 

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