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Waste Management Deploys New Natural Gas Trucks

SANTA ANA, CA --- Waste Management announced the deployment of 12 new compressed natural gas (CNG) trash-collection trucks in the California cities of Santa Ana and Irvine.

Washington Included in Volt Rollout Plans

WASHINGTON - General Motors has added the nation's capital to its list of lead retail markets for its Chevrolet Volt. The automaker also announced partnerships with two D.C.-area utilities, Pepco and Dominion, to help introduce the public to the electric vehicle and establish vehicle charging programs.

Zero-Emission Bus Fleet Ready for Winter Games

WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA --- BC Transit recently unveiled the hydrogen station that will fuel its fleet of 20 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell buses. These vehicles will soon be carrying athletes and visitors to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Whistler.

U.S. Postal Service Plans Conversion to Plug-In EVs

WASHINGTON - AC Propulsion and AutoPort will partner in engineering, development, and conversion to provide an electric vehicle conversion prototype and report for the U.S. Postal Service.

GE Capital Fleet Services’ Rebate Program Processed More Than $2.5 Million for Customers in 2009

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - GE Capital Fleet Services announced its Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles Rebate Program processed more than $2.5 million in rebates for customers in 2009.

Yellow Cab CNG Conversion May Cost Up to $8M

DALLAS - Despite a total conversion cost that could exceed $8 million, Yellow Cab believes the lower cost of compressed natural gas, in comparison to regular gasoline, will ultimately lower expenses.

Vermont Lawmakers Seeking to Crack Down on Idling Trucks

The House Natural Resources and Energy Committee is currently working on a bill that would prohibit big trucks from idling for more than five minutes.

ACEEE Names the 'Greenest' & 'Meanest' Vehicles for 2010

In its 13th year, the Green Book Online, produced by the American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), has named Honda's natural gas-powered Civic GX as the "greenest vehicle" for 2010, while the Lamborghini Murcielago tops the "meanest vehicles" list.

Government Fleets Implement Location-Based Services

NORWALK, CT - Several government agencies in Arizona, New York, and Canada have added WebTech Wireless location-based services (LBS) to their fleets.

Minnesota Temporarily Waives 5 Percent Biodiesel Mandate

ST. PAUL, MN - The Minnesota Department of Commerce has temporarily waived the 5-percent biodiesel mandate for No. 1 diesel fuel in the state due to cold weather.

California Fines Mello Milk Transport Fleet

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board last month fined a Newman, CA-based heavy-duty diesel fleet $37,000 for failing to inspect its diesel trucks for compliance with the state's smoke emissions standards.

Weather Interferes With MN Biodiesel Requirements

ST. PAUL, MN --- Freezing temperatures in Minnesota have led government leaders to stop enforcing the 5-percent biodiesel requirement that's part of the state's anti-global warming initiative.

Automakers Urge Caution in E15 Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- A group comprising 13 vehicle, fuel and engine-related associations has urged government leaders to use extra caution in the upcoming decision on whether to permit the use of the E15 ethanol blend.

DTE Energy Deploys EV Charging Stations

DETROIT --- Coulomb Technologies and Shocking Solutions, both leaders in the realm of electric vehicle charging, announced that six ChargePoint networked charging stations have been deployed by DTE Energy at their Detroit headquarters and at an Ann Arbor facility.

L.A. Port to Test Vision Industries' Hybrid Trucks

LOS ANGELES --- The Port of Los Angeles has entered negotiations with Vision Industries Corp., a locally based manufacturer of the plug-in electric/hydrogen fuel cell hybrid Tyrano truck.

A123 Systems Signs Battery Deal With Fisker

WATERTOWN, MA --- A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate lithium-ion batteries and systems, announced a battery supply agreement with automaker Fisker Automotive.

Fisker Secures More Funding for Electric Cars

IRVINE, CA --- Electric car maker Fisker Automotive said it has secured access to an additional $115.3 million in private equity funding to develop plug-in hybrid cars.

UPS Deploys 245 New CNG Trucks

ATLANTA - UPS has deployed 245 new delivery trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to cities in Colorado and California over the past month.

Edible Arrangements Adds 20 Transit Connects to Fleet

WALLINGFORD, CT - Edible Arrangements has purchased 20 Transit Connects and plans to buy 15 to 20 more vehicles each month as more and more franchisees replace their older delivery vans.

MedCorp’s ‘Greener’ Fleet Featured on TV

TOLEDO, OH - MedCorp, one of the nation's largest private medical transport providers, is the focus of an upcoming MotorWeek Clean Cities success story.

Toyota Plans 1 Million Hybrids by 2011

TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp plans to increase global production of gas-electric hybrid cars to 1 million units in 2011, twice the volume of last year.

Kentucky Fleet Must Improve Efficiency, Says Governor

FRANKFORT, KY - The state fleet was one of the items addressed by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's new efficiency initiative, Beshear's "Smart Government" policy.

W. Va. to Create New Fleet Management Office

CHARLESTON, WV - West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin's cost-saving proposals during his "State of the State" address this week included increasing fleet management oversight.

California Now Required to Recycle Used Oil

SACRAMENTO, CA - The State of California has adopted a used oil recycling program that promotes and develops alternatives to the illegal disposal of used oil.

Colusa County Bans Personal Use of County Vehicles

COLUSA, CA - The updated policy stipulates that county vehicles are only to be driven in the course of an employee's official duties of county employment.

 

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