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Wisconsin Tax Credits Would Boost Use of Hybrid Vehicles

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin State Rep. Jeff Stone (R-Greendale) wrote a Feb. 19 column in BizTimes.com in support of his new bill which would abolish the state's automobile emissions tests and encourage Wisconsin residents to buy next-generation vehicles.

High-End Corporate Vehicles in Germany Go Green

But many employees still want something that says status and has a strong resale value.

UC-Irvine Study Shows Turfgrass to be Positive Sequester of Carbon

BLOOMINGTON, MN - Scientists from the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California - Irvine recently published a paper in the journal Geophysical Research Letters that adds significantly to the body of knowledge documenting the carbon benefits of turfgrass.

Canyon County Taking Action to Green Fleet

CALDWELL, ID - In addition to two new hybrids already in operation, the county fleet is currently upfitting 13 new patrol cars capable of running on E-85.

Construction & Utility Fleet Trucks Go Green

SEDONA, AZ - Green Fleet LLC introduces IdleOff, a renewable energy idle reduction device that reduces a fleet's carbon footprint, the need for fossil fuel, and saves significant money for any size fleet.

Baytech Receives 2010 Certifications for CNG Vans & Pickups

LOS ALTOS, CA - Baytech Corporation obtained model-year 2010 Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board emissions certifications for Baytech's dedicated compressed natural gas fueled General Motors full-size vans and pickups.

Hybrid Truck Brings Savings to California Food Bank

SANTA CLARA & SAN MATEO, CA - When Second Harvest Food Bank delivers fresh fruits and vegetables with its new Kenworth diesel-electric hybrid tractor, expected fuel savings could enable the food bank to provide an additional 14,000 meals annually.

Valvoline & Cummins Filtration Form DEF Marketing Alliance

NASHVILLE, TN - Cummins Filtration and Ashland Consumer Markets (Valvoline) announced a new alliance to package, market, and distribute Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in North America.

NBB Urges Congress to Promptly Extend Biodiesel Tax Incentive

WASHINGTON - Manning Feraci, the National Biodiesel Board's (NBB) vice president for Federal Affairs, issued a statement in the wake of the Senate's procedural vote on Jobs legislation.

Calif. Program Offers Incentives for Clean Engine Purchases

DIAMOND BAR, CA - The South Coast Air Quality Management District's application deadline for its annual program offering financial incentives for purchasing lower-emission heavy-duty engines is 1 p.m. on May 7.

Propel Fuels Promotes E85 Use in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA - Propel Fuels, a renewable fuels retailer, is teaming with CALSTART to hold a special one-day promotion allowing drivers in the Sacramento area to fill up their flex-fuel vehicle with E85 ethanol for just 85 cents a gallon.

BMW to Build Electric Car in Leipzig, Germany

MUNICH, GERMANY - The BMW Group announced Feb. 22 the company plans to build its Megacity electric vehicle in a plant in Leipzig, Germany.

Minn. Fleet Boosts Use of E85

SAINT PAUL, MN - In 2009, E85 fuel accounted for 15 percent of the total fuel used by Minnesota state agencies' light duty vehicles, according to a new report. That's substantially more than in 2008.

3 Tesla Employees Killed in Plane Crash

PALO ALTO, CA - Three employees of the electric automaker Tesla Motors were killed on Wednesday, Feb. 17, when the small twin-engine plane they were flying in crashed in a East Palo Alto, Calif., residential neighborhood engulfed in thick fog.

Miss. Agency Offers Advice on Vehicle Conversion

JACKSON, MS - A recorded presentation about converting fleet vehicles to propane and natural gas will be posted soon in the webinar section of the Mississippi Development Authority Web site, www.mississippi.org.

GE, Juice Technologies Developing EV Charging Devices

COLUMBUS, OH - GE and Juice Technologies announced a joint development agreement to create intelligent plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging devices for U.S. and global markets.

Golden State Lumber Fined $20,000 for Fleet Violations

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Air Resources Board last month fined Golden State Lumber, based in Petaluma, Calif., $20,000 for failing to inspect its diesel trucks for compliance with the state's smoke emissions standards.

Albuquerque Police Reviewing Take-Home Vehicles

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - At the request of the city council, the Albuquerque Police Department is looking at everything from mileage to officer commutes, to how long the vehicles in its 1,100-unit take-home fleet last.

The new Altec Industry aerial bucket trucks operate on propane and are expected to save $60,000 in annual fuel costs.

City of Inglewood Gets New Propane Trucks

INGLEWOOD, CA - The City of Inglewood, Calif., recently took delivery of four propane-powered aerial bucket trucks, expected to reduce fuels costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

AT&T Fleet Rolls Out 1,000th Alt-Fuel Vehicle

DALLAS - The deployment is part of a $565 million planned investment announced in March 2009 to replace more than 15,000 fleet vehicles with more fuel-efficient models through 2018.

Car Charging Group Plans to Deploy Level 3 Fast Charging Stations

Car Charging Group Inc. plans to deploy Level 3 fast charging stations, designed by Coulomb Technologies, which will fully charge an electric vehicle in 30 minutes or less.

AT&T Rolls Out Its 1,000th Alternative Fuel Corporate Fleet Vehicle

The deployment is part of a 10-Year, $565 million plan to deploy cleaner fleet vehicles for AT&T.

Which Cities Are Ready for Electric Vehicles?

THINK released its first U.S. EV-Ready Cities Index. The top four cities included first-ranked Los Angeles and second-ranked San Francisco with Chicago and New York tied for third.

Nissan Introduces LEAF Purchase Timeline

Resevations process begins in April. Rollout begins in select markets in December 2010.

City of Lawrence Cuts Take-Home Vehicles

LAWRENCE, MA - Reducing take-home use is saving the City an estimated $50,000 in gasoline and insurance.

 

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