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KONE to Run Fleet of Transit Connect Models

COAL VALLEY, IL - Over the next three years, the global elevator and escalator company plans to fill its 700-unit fleet with the Ford Transit Connect.

UPS Hybrid Vans Deliver 28.9% Fuel Savings

ATLANTA - The 28.9 percent fuel economy improvement results in a 15 percent improvement in total cost per mile, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Telogis Takes First Place in 2009 Mobile Star Awards

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Telogis took top honors in the category, Enterprise Software: GPS or Location Based Services, for Telogis OnTrack, a next-generation GPS fleet management application designed to help organizations maximize the efficiency of their mobile workforces and reduce operating costs.

Calif. Fines Chrysler Over Catalytic Converters

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board has fined Chrysler Group $37,000 for selling and installing aftermarket catalytic converters that fail to meet California's strict requirements for emission control equipment.

Key Senators Commit to Extending Biodiesel Tax Credit

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Leaders of a key Senate committee have pledged to resurrect the federal subsidy for biodiesel fuel early next year.

LSU Establishes Biofuels Institute

BATON ROUGE, LA --- The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center has received the go-ahead from the Board of Regents to begin establishing the Louisiana Institute for Biofuels and Bioprocessing.

Report: Detroit Auto Show to Feature Electric Fiat 500

DETROIT --- Chrysler Group LLC is set to debut a battery-powered prototype version of the Fiat 500 subcompact at the North American International Auto Show, Bloomberg news service has reported.

U.S. Report Examines Shift to Renewable Fuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- A new report from the U.S. federal government projects that national energy consumption will grow by 14 percent between 2008 and 2035, as the fossil fuel share of total U.S. energy use falls from 84 percent to 78 percent.

AT&T Expands CNG Fleet Conversion Plans

SEAL BEACH, CA --- AT&T has awarded to BAF Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., an order to convert 463 Ford E-250 vans to run on compressed natural gas (CNG).

FPL Fleet Delivers Most Fuel-Efficient Year

JUNO BEACH, FL - Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has managed to save an estimated $440 million in fuel costs and avoid approximately 4.9 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2009.

Kennecott Utah Copper Achieves $1M Fuel Savings

MAGNA, UT - The company was able to find a solution to track equipment utilization in order to improve efficiency and vehicle availability, contributing to a savings of more than $1 million in fuel costs.

More than 12% of New Caltrans Vehicles Sit Idle

SACRAMENTO - The results of a recent report revealed that 319 of the 2,667 vehicles Caltrans has bought since 2007 are waiting to be assembled, while another 5 percent are assembled and waiting to be deployed.

GPS Boosts Kern County Fleet Productivity and Efficiency

BAKERSFIELD, CA - Less fuel consumption and increased productivity and efficiency are just a few of the benefits Kern County has experienced since installing GPS devices in its fleet.

City of Beloit, Univ. of Wisconsin Partner on Fuel Experiment

BELOIT, WI - The City of Beloit and the University of Wisconsin (UW) are experimenting with technology that allows motor scooters, cars, and trucks to use a combination of gasoline and water as fuel.

CA Taxpayers Ensure State Fleet is Cost-Efficient

SACRAMENTO - California taxpayers keeping a watchful eye on state agency expenses, including state-owned vehicles, have prompted action by government officials.

Volvo Cars Builds Electric Test Fleet

DETROIT - At the Detroit Motor Show, Volvo Cars is presenting a complete battery electric Volvo C30 with a range of 150 km (94 miles).

First Acadia Denali Crossover Available in 2010

DETROIT - The 2011 Acadia Denali is powered by a 3.6L direct injection V-6 engine with VVT expected to optimize performance and fuel economy, while also reducing emissions.

Four-Cylinder Engine Offered for LaCrosse in 2010

DETROIT - The Ecotec 2.4L four-cylinder joins the lineup in the first quarter of 2010 as the standard engine in the LaCrosse CX.

Poland Spring Fleet Cuts Idling by 70%

WILKES BARRE, PA - Cutting idling time has reduced the fleet's fuel consumption by 8,000 gallons and greenhouse gas emissions by about 77 tons per year.

Alon USA Sets Out to ‘Green’ Fleet with Hybrid & Clean Diesel Power

DALLAS - Alon USA Energy, Inc. is converting its 170-vehicle fleet to hybrid and clean diesel power as part of a new initiative to reduce its environmental impact.

Eric Hansen (right), president of Competitive Lawn Service, accepted the keys from Jack Roush to the first production ROUSH propane-fueled F-350 with an under-bed tank.

Competitive Lawn Service Gets First Roush Under-Bed Propane F-350

LIVONIA, MI - Competitive Lawn Service has added the first production ROUSH propane-fueled F-350 with an under-bed tank, expanding its fleet of propane-powered equipment.

Roush Adds E-Series Vans to Propane Vehicle Lineup

The ROUSH propane-fueled Ford E-Series vans will achieve Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV) II emission standards. Additionally, ROUSH delivers its first propane-fueled Ford F-350 with an under-bed tank.

San Bernardino County Take-Home Cuts Disputed

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - San Bernardino County district attorney investigators argue that eliminating their 58 take-home vehicles would reduce productivity and cost the county more money.

City of Tulsa Auction Raises More than $473K

TULSA, OK - The sale of 197 cars, vans, pickups, SUVs, large trucks, and heavy-equipment items brought in more than $473,000 from 760 registered bidders at the City of Tulsa's recent surplus vehicle auction.

USPS to Cut Fuel Costs with Electric Stand-Up Vehicles

COSTA MESA, CA - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has deployed T3 Series Electric Stand-up Vehicles for mail delivery in California, Arizona, and Florida.


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