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Washington State Developing EV Infrastructure

OLYMPIA, WA - Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire said that the state's electric vehicle infrastructure efforts are getting a boost from $1.32 million in Federal Recovery Act funding.

Raser, Hyundai to Develop Electric Trucks

PROVO, UT - Raser Technologies Inc. has signed an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to jointly develop renewable energy and electric vehicles.

Vitablend Introduces Biodiesel Additive

WOLVEGA, NETHERLANDS - Vitablend has introduced Bioprotect 350, a liquid antioxidant additive designed to increase the shelf life of biodiesel and prevent engine damage arising from biodiesel oxidation.

Tesla IPO Raises $202 Million

NEW YORK - Shares of electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. on June 29 opened nearly 12 percent above their initial public offering price, Reuters reported.

Last Chance for $200 Green Fleet Conference Discount

TORRANCE, CA - Register by Wednesday, June 30, to receive a $200 discount on the 2010 Green Fleet Conference, scheduled for Oct. 18-19 in San Diego.

Nearly Half of Fleets Measure GHG Emissions

SPARKS, MD - Forty-nine percent of fleets reported measuring emissions, up from 28 percent in 2008, according to the results of PHH Arval's 2010 Green Survey.

Missouri Grant to Help Cut Diesel Emissions

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources recently received a $1,872,739 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to fund several diesel emission reduction projects throughout the state.

Alliance AutoGas Brings Green AutoGas Taxis to Ohio in Partnership with Columbus-based Clean Cities Coalition

COLUMBUS, OH - The Port Columbus International Airport, Clean Fuels Ohio together with Alliance AutoGas and Columbus Yellow Cab showcased the latest green fleet vehicles to hit Ohio roads on June 24.

Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance Holds Alt-Fuel Workshop for Fleet Managers

WASHINGTON - The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and other members of the Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance continued their nationwide training program on alternative fuel at a June 24 workshop for fleet managers in Hoover, Ala.

Prime Time Shuttle will replace its existing fleet with 200 ROUSH propane-powered shuttle vans within the next 24 months, the company announced June 23.

Prime Time Shuttle Fleet Makes Switch to Propane

LIVONIA, MI - Prime Time Shuttle is making the switch to propane with the addition of ROUSH liquid propane-powered Ford E-350s to its fleet.

New York Bill Moves to Ban Lead Wheel Weights

NEW YORK - Assembly Bill 8687-B amends New York's environmental conservation law by adding a section prohibiting both the use and sale of wheel weights containing lead.

AT&T Provides Update of Green Initiatives

DALLAS - Reducing energy use is one initiative AT&T highlighted in its recently released 2009 Citizenship and Sustainability Report.

City of Oxnard, Calif., Extends Oil Drain Intervals with New Green Product

OXNARD, CA - After testing a new eco-friendly oil filter product for a year, the City of Oxnard will extend its fleet vehicle oil drain interviews, producing an estimated $145,000 in oil and labor savings and an annual reduction of 24,000 quarts of oil.

Nissan Adds Noises to LEAF for Safety's Sake

SMYRNA, TN - In response to criticism that noise-free electric cars pose a safety risk to pedestrians -- particularly blind pedestrians -- Nissan has given its LEAF electric car a soft whine that fluctuates in intensity with the vehicle's speed, the Washington Post reported.

Verizon Converting 501 New Ford E-Series Vans to Run on Natural Gas

DEARBORN, MI - Verizon, expects to save 1.62 metric tons of CO2 each year by adding 501 Ford E-250 cargo vans upfitted with clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) engine packages versus conventional gas models.

Detroit Diesel Corporation Announces $194 Million Investment in Engine Manufacturing Plant

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, MI - Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) announced it will invest approximately $194 million to expand existing operations at its manufacturing facility in Redford Township, Mich.

Governor Schwarzenegger Praises ROUSH LPG Vehicle Lineup

LIVONIA, MI - While visiting the ROUSH display at the Summit on Advanced Transportation Industry, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger explained how excited he was to see so many different alternative fuel choices for fleet users.

EPA Delays E15 Waiver Decision

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it is delaying a decision on whether to approve a waiver request that would allow E15 (a 15-percent ethanol fuel blend) to become available to all vehicles, Dow Jones Newswires reported.

Memphis Biodiesel Plant Foreclosed

MEMPHIS, TN - The facility that houses Memphis Biofuels' biodiesel production plant has been foreclosed, the Memphis Daily News reported.

Green Automotive to Showcase Electric SUV

DALLAS - The Green Automotive Co. said it will be showcasing its new all-electric Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction on June 25-27 at the Orange County Fair & Events Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Toshiba to Bring EV Motor Manufacturing to U.S.

HOUSTON - Toshiba Corp. announced plans to expand manufacturing capacity at its plant in Houston, Texas, for production of high-performance drive motors for hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles.

Evatran Awarded Grant for EV Charging Technology

WYTHEVILLE, VA - Evatran, a manufacturer of electric vehicle supply equipment, said it will receive a $1.25 million grant awarded by Wythe County's Joint Industrial Development Authority.

King County, Wash., Buys 24 Azure Hybrid Buses

OAK PARK, MI - Azure Dynamics Corp. said that King County, Wash., has purchased 24 of Azure's Balance Hybrid Electric buses for the county's Access Transportation services.

Volt, LEAF Owners to Benefit from EV Project

TEMPE, AZ - The U.S. Department of Energy has expanded the EV Project to include two new cities -- Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. -- and has broadened the offer of free home chargers to include qualified new owners of the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle with extended-range capability.

THINK Progressing Toward EV Production Goals

OSLO, NORWAY - THINK, the Scandinavian electric vehicle maker, announced it took a step closer to mainstream volume production this month with the introduction of lithium-ion batteries to THINK City EVs in Europe.



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