The new Navistar-Modec EV Alliance LLC will produce Class 2c-3 all-electric commercial trucks for sale in North, Central and South America.
Chevrolet will launch the Volt electric vehicle in late-2010, and will also partner with California utilities to study regional electric vehicle use.
Leading refuse operators in Florida, New Jersey, Idaho and California have opened new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel stations-designed by Clean Energy Fuels Corp.-to support deployment of their growing fleets of CNG refuse collection trucks.
State adds 98 hybrid vehicles to its fleet and surpasses its 30 miles-per-gallon goal.
According to a report conducted by the EPA, for the fifth consecutive year, carbon dioxide emissions for new cars and light-duty trucks have decreased.
LOS ANGELES - With four LNG refueling stations already in operation, the City of Los Angeles has commenced construction on its fifth and largest LNG/LCNG station to date.
KINGSTON, NY - Ulster County has been awarded a $481,000 state Department of State efficiency grant to fit the county fleet of approximately 450 vehicles with global positioning devices.
HELENA, MT - According to the Montana Department of Transportation, the state fleet has managed to surpass its fuel efficiency goal of 30 mpg by 2010.
LOCKPORT, NY -Under the policy proposed by County Manager Gregory Lewis, he would have final approval over department heads' motor vehicle use.
WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar International Corporation announced that one of its wholly owned affiliates has signed a joint venture agreement with Modec Limited of the United Kingdom to create the Navistar-Modec EV Alliance, LLC.
DOWNEY, CA --- The Downey City Council on Nov. 25 approved a preliminary deal that could help bring electric vehicle manufacturing to Southern California, the Los Angeles Times reported.
COLUMBIA, SC --- The University of South Carolina on Tuesday, Dec. 1, unveiled its "Genesis 2015 Initiative," a plan that seeks to create a campus with 90 percent fewer carbon-dioxide emissions from its fleet of vehicles within five years.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR --- The city of North Little Rock plans to convert four of its highest-polluting fleet vehicles to compressed natural gas, the Arkansas News reported.
MILWAUKEE --- Johnson Controls-Saft said Dec. 1 that it has been chosen as the lithium-ion battery supplier for Azure Dynamic's Force Drive integration on the Ford Transit Connect Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV).
DETROIT --- The North American steel industry is continuing its efforts to develop new advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) technologies that will help meet new auto emissions and fuel economy demands, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute.
DEARBORN, MI - Ford announced a 73-percent increase in U.S. sales of its hybrid models, with hybrid sales totaling 2,361 for the month of November.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GREENWICH, CT - Jay Domeseck has been appointed to the role of fleet director, replacing recently retired long-time fleet director Elizabeth "Betty" Linck.
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.
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.
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.
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