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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.

Louisiana Begins Downsizing Fleet

NEW ORLEANS - With more than 12,700 vehicles in its fleet, the State of Louisiana is planning to reduce its fleet by 10 percent annually over the next three years.

Monterey County Managers Lose Car Perk

SALINAS, CA - Under the newly approved rule, only those whose work necessitates the use of a car will have access to county-owned vehicles.

ROUSH propane-powered E-Series van.

ROUSH Adds E-Series Vans to Propane Vehicle Lineup

LIVONIA, MI - Based on the reception for the propane-fueled pickups offered by ROUSH Performance, the company is launching into the next phase of their liquid propane injected vehicle offerings with a line of E-Series vans.

Toyo Tires Receive U.S. EPA SmartWay Verification for 3 Commercial Tires

CYPRESS, CA - Toyo Tires received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay verification for a set of its premium commercial tire products, the M137 steer tire, M127 free-rolling tire for trailer axles, and the M657, a new drive tire soon available in the U.S.

EV Infrastructure Plans Underway for Seattle

SEATTLE --- The Seattle area will see the addition of 2,500 electric vehicle charging stations over the next couple of years, as part of a partnership between Nissan North America and Electric Transportation Engineering Corp., the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reported.

Tesla Offers Test Drives at Climate Summit

COPENHAGEN --- Tesla Motors hosted test-drives and led informational sessions about electric vehicles last week during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Denmark.

Electric Smart Car Planned for China

BEIJING, CHINA --- Daimler AG plans to launch a pilot program for an electric version of its Smart minicar in China in 2010, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Think Global Begins Making City EV

OSLO, NORWAY --- Think Global AS, the electric car manufacturer that exited bankruptcy protection in August, has begun production of its battery-powered City model at a factory in Uusikaupunki, Finland.

Cellulosic Biofuel Moves Toward Commercialization

GRAND FORKS, ND --- The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) Foundation and Whole Energy Fuels Corp. said they are poised to commercialize cellulosic biofuel technology developed at the EERC at the University of North Dakota.

Purolator Adding 200 Hybrid Electric Trucks to Fleet

OAK PARK, MI - The new trucks, integrated on a Ford E-450 chassis and scheduled for delivery in 2010, join approximately 205 other Azure trucks already at work in Purolator's fleet.

Study: Biofuels Reduce GHGs by 123.5M Tons

TORONTO --- A new study concludes that world biofuels production in 2009 has reduced global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 123.5 million tons, representing an average reduction of 57 percent compared to the emissions that would have occurred from the production and use of equal quantities of petroleum fuels.

Toyota to Debut Hybrid Concept Car in Detroit

TORRANCE, CA --- Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. said it will debut a new dedicated hybrid concept vehicle during the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Propane Option Now Offered for E-Series Vans

LIVONIA, MI - ROUSH Performance is launching into the next phase of their liquid propane injected vehicle offerings with a line of E-Series vans.

City of Grand Rapids Cuts Down on Take-Home Vehicles

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids City Manager Gregory Sundstrom recently proposed cutting use of 24-hour take-home vehicle assignments by 23 percent, effective Feb. 1, 2010.

Tulsa Must Pay Back Take-Home Fees, Says Arbitrator

TULSA, OK - An independent arbitrator has ruled that the City of Tulsa must pay back a total of $92,000 to police officers who were charged a fee for using their patrol cars for off-duty jobs.

Puget Sound Energy & City of Bellevue Welcome Nissan LEAF Debut

BELLEVUE, WA - Puget Sound Energy and the City of Bellevue hosted the King County debut of the 2010 Nissan LEAF on Dec. 10.

U.S. Postal Service to Cut Annual Petroleum Use by 2%

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has a goal to cut petroleum usage by 2 percent annually through 2015.

Jefferson County Unveils New Hybrid Snowplow

GOLDEN, CO - While some companies have used the 2009 International Model 7300 Hybrid as a delivery truck, Jefferson County is the first to have outfitted the hybrid truck as a snowplow.

<i>Automotive Fleet</i> Adds Photo Galleries to Web Site

TORRANCE, CA - A new photo gallery feature has been added to the Automotive Fleet Web site. The photo galleries will be updated periodically with images taken at various events throughout the year.

UPS Leasing a Total of 92 ZAP Electric Trucks

SANTA ROSA, CA - UPS has leased 92 electric vehicles from ZAP since 2007 to assist with increased delivery needs during November and December.

City of Vineland Take-Home Cars Scrutinized

VINELAND, NJ - City officials are compiling a report of all municipal employees authorized to drive home a city-owned vehicle in efforts to save money.

Nissan, San Francisco Collaborate to Develop Bay Area EV Charging Network

As part of the collaboration, Nissan has committed to making the Nissan LEAF zero-emission, all-electric vehicle commercially available in the Bay Area upon its debut in December 2010.

Report: Construction Industry Below Calif. Diesel Emissions Target Level for Years to Come

California Air Resources Board (CARB) inventory displays need to rethink new "retrofit" requirements as industry, economy combine to cut current and forecast emissions.

5,000+ Accidents in W. Va State Fleet in Past 5 Years

CHARLESTON, WV - A legislative audit recently revealed that West Virginia state employees have had more than 5,000 accidents in state vehicles over the past five years, costing the state nearly $23 million in insurance claims and deductibles.

 
 

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