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GM Generates California Interest in Volt

LOS ANGELES --- General Motors is busy building buzz for its Chevrolet Volt electric car in Los Angeles this week, as the LA Auto Show gets underway.

Ford Fusion Hybrid Draws Media Accolades

DEARBORN, MI --- The Fusion Hybrid has been honored as one of Car and Driver magazine's "10Best" cars for 2010, just weeks after winning Motor Trend's Car of the Year award.

Progress Energy Adding Electric Vehicles to Fleet

RALEIGH, NC - Progress Energy is adopting plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) into its corporate fleet as part of a national pledge to help accelerate the transition of plug-in electric vehicles.

All Element Hotels to Have Charging Stations by End of 2009

WHITE PLAINS, NY - Element Hotels announced Nov. 30 its goal to install Coulomb Technologies electric car-charging stations at all six of its current properties by the end of 2009.

Major Refuse Operators Open CNG Fuel Stations in 4 States

SEAL BEACH, CA - Refuse operators in Florida, New Jersey, Idaho, and California have opened new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel stations to support deployment of their growing fleets of CNG refuse collection trucks.

Town of Greenwich Appoints New Fleet Director

GREENWICH, CT - Jay Domeseck has been appointed to the role of fleet director, replacing recently retired long-time fleet director Elizabeth "Betty" Linck.

Monmouth County to Implement ‘Green’ Truck Washes

FREEHOLD, NJ - Monmouth County plans to eventually have four truck washes that comply with new state Department of Environmental Protection stormwater regulations, with municipalities invited to use the washes on a shared-services basis.

Jefferson County Sheriff Begins Use of Fleet Cards

MT. VERNON, IL - Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will be using Fleet One cards to help offset the costs of fueling for transport vehicles and keep the county from paying state motor fuel taxes and sales taxes on its purchases.

Nestle Waters N.A. Adds Wireless System to Fleet Operations

HACKENSACK, NJ - Nestlé Waters North America has initiated a series of follow-on purchase orders to implement I.D. Systems' PowerFleet Vehicle Management System (VMS) on fleets of industrial trucks at six plants in the U.S.

GM to Help Develop Safe Sound Alert for Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

DETROIT - Chevrolet, General Motors, and the National Federation of the Blind are working to identify a safe level of sound to alert the blind and other pedestrians to the presence of near silent-running electric and hybrid vehicles.

Audi Marks 20 Years Of TDI Engines

HERNDON, VA - Audi's been delivering diesel engines in passenger cars for 20 years now, and they're one of the few carmakers in the U.S. offering diesels in a luxury vehicle.

Web Site Highlights 'Greenest' Cars on Market

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board unveiled its revamped Web site,, aimed at helping consumers choose the least polluting cars on the market.

Nissan Chief Predicts Slow EV Adoption

NEW YORK --- Carlos Ghosn, head of the Nissan-Renault alliance, said Nov. 19 that consumers' adoption of electric vehicles will be a gradual process, with traditional gasoline-powered cars dominating the market for many years to come.

Westport Inks Natural Gas Engine Deal With Volvo

VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA --- Westport Innovations Inc., a leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, announced that Volvo has entered into an agreement with Westport as a development supplier for its heavy duty natural gas engines and associated supply chain.

Toyota's SAI Hybrid Orders Higher than Expected in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN --- Toyota Motor Corp. said today it has received about 14,000 orders for its new SAI hybrid sedan, scheduled to go on sale in Japan on Dec. 7.

Tesla Reportedly Readying for IPO

SAN CARLOS, CA --- Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors, based in California, plans to go public soon, according to a report from Reuters.

Volvo Trucks Upgrades Hybrid Refuse Truck

LONDON, U.K. --- Volvo Trucks is launching an upgrade of its hybrid refuse truck, Volvo Trucks Europe Division said.

Renault-Nissan Signs EV Deal for City in China

GUANGZHOU, CHINA --- The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the government of Guangzhou in south China and Dongfeng Motor Co. (Nissan's Chinese venture partner) have all partnered to promote electric car use in the city of Guangzhou, the Detroit News reported.

FleetMind Offers Technology to Help 'Green' Fleets

MONTREAL, CANADA --- FleetMind Solutions Inc., which specializes in technology-based fleet management tools, said it has developed a solution to help transportation firms "green" their fleets.

Old World Industries Bolsters North American BlueDEF Roll-out with Infrastructure Partner Agreements

NORTHBROOK, IL - Old World Industries, Inc. bolstered the North American roll-out of BlueDEF, its brand of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) through recent agreements with two leading infrastructure suppliers.

Fleet Managers: Learn How to Go Green to Save Green at the Green Truck Summit 2010

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - Jack Roush, chairman of Roush Enterprises and CEO/co-owner of NASCAR team Roush Fenway Racing, will be one of the keynote speakers at the Green Truck Summit 2010, March 9-10.

Sacramento Coca-Cola Bottling First to Lease Nissan Fuel Cell Vehicle

SACRAMENTO, CA - The zero emissions Nissan X-TRAIL FCV will be used by the bottler for sales calls and public events in the Sacramento area in promotion of its Coca-Cola Zero soft drink. Proposes Car Stickers Display Monthly Fuel Costs

SANTA MONICA, CA - recently submitted a recommendation to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy to make new car window stickers highlight usage costs rather than mpg numbers.

Fewer Emissions Results in Better Fuel Economy, Reports EPA

WASHINGTON - For the fifth consecutive year, fuel efficiency has increased with a corresponding decrease in average CO2 emissions for new cars and light-duty trucks, according to an annual report from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Gas to Reach Nearly $3 by Summer

WASHINGTON - Gas prices will reach an average of $2.81 per gallon in 2010 and will climb to nearly $3 per gallon next summer, predicts the Energy Information Administration.


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