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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, www.Driveclean.ca.gov, 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.

Edmunds.com Proposes Car Stickers Display Monthly Fuel Costs

SANTA MONICA, CA - Edmunds.com 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.

Montana State Fleet Audit Reveals Accounting Inconsistencies

HELENA, MT - In addition to lack of an accurate vehicle count, a recent audit found discrepancies in the state agencies' maintenance records, vehicle assignments, and take-home vehicle policy.

SDG&E, Nissan Unveil New All-Electric Vehicle

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Nissan unveiled the first Nissan LEAF zero-emission, all-electric vehicle Nov. 19. The utility will add 15 Nissan new zero-emission electric vehicles to its current fleet of 200 alternative-fuel vehicles.

Atlantic County Utilities Authority Transitioning to CNG

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) is working with Clean Energy Fuels on a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel station to support its growing fleet of CNG refuse trucks, as well municipal and private CNG fleet vehicles in the area.

CleanFUEL USA Debuts New Propane Option for Light-Duty Fleets

GEORGETOWN, TX - CleanFUEL USA announced the debut of its latest liquid propane injection (LPI) system for the General Motors 6.0L engine.

AT&T to Help United Road Services Boost Efficiency

ROMULUS, MI - AT&T recently announced a five-year, $2.6 million contract for wireless services and applications to United Road Services, Inc.

Kraft Foods Cuts More Than 50 Million Truck Miles

NORTHFIELD, IL - Since 2005, Kraft Foods' sustainability projects have saved the company more than 50 million miles in its global transportation and distribution network.

2010 Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion Named <i>MOTOR TREND</i> Car of the Year

DEARBORN, MI - To win the award, the Fusion outperformed the competition in six new categories: design achievement, engineering excellence, intended function, efficiency, safety, and value.

Iowa Considering Vehicle Options to Save Money

With total estimated vehicle costs for its 3,000-plus fleet totaling more than $30 million, the state is exploring ways to save money.

MOTOR TREND Names 2010 Ford Fusion Car of the Year

The Fusion bested a field of 23 contenders - including the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class - to win the prominent award.

 
 

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