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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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