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Air Quality Board Serious About Violations

In just one recent example, a waste removal company was fined $219,500 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), for emissions violations.

Ga.-Based Company Runs Entire Fleet on Biodiesel

U.S. Foodservice-Atlanta has become the first major foodservice distributor in Georgia to use cleaner diesel blend.

Pataskala Police to Cut Take-Home Cars, Downsize Fleet

PATASKALA, OH - Cost-cutting measures include staff cuts, suspending the take-home program, refinancing vehicles, and selling surplus.

Calif. Autobody Assn. Works to Reduce Industry Emissions

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Autobody Association (CAA) announced plans to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to promote efforts to reduce toxic exposures arising from collision repair operations.

RSC Equipment Rental Introduces Equipment Emission Tracking

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - RSC Equipment Rental, the operating company of RSC Holdings Inc., launched an equipment emission tracking service that automatically calculates greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions from diesel powered equipment.

Report Explores Future of Low-Carbon Fuels

NEW YORK --- A new report from Accenture has identified the technologies that it predicts are most likely to transform the demand and supply of transport fuels and cut emissions within the next five years.

Natural Gas Vehicle Tour Set for Florida

TAMPA, FL --- TECO Peoples Gas and Wise Gas Inc. are partnering to promote the use of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in Florida with an eight-city tour that starts Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Jacksonville and ends Friday, Nov. 20, in Tallahassee.

Toyota Develops Surfrider Camry Hybrid CNG

TORRANCE, CA --- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A. Inc. has partnered with the Surfrider Foundation to create a specially modified Camry Hybrid fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG).

Quantum Ships Diesel Hybrid Vehicles to Army

IRVINE, CA --- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. said it is developing and shipping diesel hybrid vehicles to the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center's national automotive center.

Central Hudson to Buy 8 Hybrid Trucks

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - Central Hudson has been awarded a $700,000 stimulus grant to defray the incremental costs of four hybrid and four plug-in electric hybrid line trucks for use in daily utility operations.

Chrysler Reworks EV Program

DETROIT --- Chrysler Group LLC is in the process of restructuring its program to produce electric vehicles, the Detroit News reported Nov. 9.

Electric Vehicles International Moves to Calif.

STOCKTON, CA --- Electric Vehicles International (EVI) has moved its U.S. production operations from Austin, Texas, to Stockton, Calif.

Transit Connect Becomes ‘Bike-Friendly’

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company and Serotta Competition Bicycles have developed a high-tech mobile bicycle "fitting room" for the 2010 Ford Transit Connect, which will be toured across the country starting in early 2010.

FedEx’s Green Fleet Continues to Grow

MEMPHIS, TN - FedEx Express is adding 51 gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles to its fleet, scheduled for delivery by the end of this year.

Kent County Reviewing Take-Home Necessity

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - In efforts to trim $6.5 million from its proposed 2010 budget, Kent County officials are reviewing whether all take-home vehicles are needed.

$4-Per-Gallon Could Happen Again Soon

'Peak Oil' theorists say the supply of oil will tighten in the next few years, leading to higher prices.

USPS Long Life Vehicles to Go Electric

KANSAS CITY, MO - Smith Electric Vehicles US Corp and AM General are working together to develop a prototype electric version of the gasoline-powered Long Life Vehicle for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

Strict Take-Home Policy Enforced for City of Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, AL - Effective this week, only two out of 22 city departments will be assigned take-home vehicles, which will only be allowed when an employee is on call for the evening.

Jefferson County Sheriff Proposes Fuel Card

MT. VERNON, IL - Jefferson County Sheriff Roger Mulch has proposed the adoption of a gas card for vehicles that travel across state lines during the week to cut down on fuel costs.

Hybrid SUVS Added to Cincinnati Police Fleet

CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Police Department is adding Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUVs to its fleet, which will be converted into K-9 units, supporting bomb-sniffing dogs and counter-terrorism specialists.

Greene County Sheriff Considers Propane for Fleet

CATSKILL, NY - Greene County Sheriff's Office expects to save up to 50 percent annually on fuel costs with an alternate fuel system that would enable vehicles to run on either gasoline or propane.

Ford & Azure Dynamics Team Up to Deliver Battery Electric Commercial Van in 2010

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company announced that Azure Dynamics Corporation has joined in a collaborative effort to deliver a pure battery electric Ford Transit Connect van for the United States and Canadian markets in 2010.

(L-R) Dr. Joerg Zuern, head of Product Development Mercedes-Benz Trucks; Ted Kulongoski, Governor of Oregon; and Martin Daum, president & CEO Daimler Trucks North America.

Governor of Oregon Visits Daimler Headquarters to Learn about Alternative Drives for Commercial Vehicles

STUTTGART, GERMANY - Ted Kulongoski, governor of the U.S. state of Oregon, visited Daimler AG in Stuttgart as part of his European trip. One of the production locations of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is Portland, Ore.

Chicago's Mid-Town Petroleum Brings Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid to Local Fleets in Advance of 2010 Clean Air Act Mandates

CHICAGO - Mid-Town Petroleum announced an exclusive relationship with a leading diesel exhaust fluid solution - Air1 - thanks to its role as a member of Mansfield Oil's Delivery.

Manitoba Mandates Biodiesel Blend

MANITOBA, CANADA --- Manitoba became the first province in Canada to mandate the use of biodiesel, a result of new legislation that took effect over the weekend.


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