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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.

Nearly 4 Million Hybrid Vehicles to be Purchased by Fleets Through 2015

A recent study by Pike Research shows that sales of hybrid vehicles by fleets worldwide will rise in the next six years.

CleanFUEL USA Expands Alternative Fuel Options for Light-Duty Fleets

CleanFUEL USA unveils its Liquid Propane Injection system for the GM 6.0-liter engine, which will be available in the first quarter of 2010.

Volvo, Mack First Heavy-Duty Trucks Get EPA 2010 Certification

The trucks use selective catalytic reduction to bring nitrogen oxide emissions down to EPA 2010 levels.

City of Houston Installs 10 EV Charging Stations

HOUSTON - The charging stations will be located around Houston, with public stations at City Hall, the Health Department office and at the Mayor's Citizens Assistance Office.

City of Austin Launches New Car-share Program

AUSTIN, TX - The City of Austin just launched its six-month car-sharing pilot program with the introduction of 200 smart car vehicles to the Austin area.

Culver City has been a progressive leader in its commitment to using natural gas as its fuel of choice for its entire fleet, including refuse and public works trucks, standard autos, and buses.

Culver City Named Best Government Green Fleet in North America

CULVER CITY, CA - The City of Culver City was recently named the #1 Green Fleet in North America for 2009 by the Best Green Fleets National Fleet Certification Program and the U.S. Clean Cities Coalition.

Chrysler's Dodge Charger fared best in top speed, acceleration and braking at the Michigan State Police's testing event of 2010 patrol vehicles. Photo via Chrysler.

Michigan State Police Release 2010 Vehicle Test Results

EAST LANSING, MI - Chrysler's 2010 Dodge Charger ranked highest in Michigan State Police's evaluation of the most widely used two- and four-wheel patrol vehicles.

U.S. Foodservice-Atlanta Begins Fueling Fleet With Biodiesel

FAIRBURN, GA - U.S. Foodservice-Atlanta has become the first major foodservice distributor in Georgia to run its entire delivery fleet on biodiesel fuel.

Waste Management & Linde Partner on LNG

HOUSTON and MURRAY HILL, NJ - Waste Management, Inc., and Linde North America announced that their joint venture company has begun producing clean, renewable vehicle fuel at its facility located at the Altamont Landfill near Livermore, California.

Smith Electric Vehicles Announces Senior Management Team

KANSAS CITY, MO - Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. announced changes to its senior management team, including Kevin Kelly as CFO.

Truck Fleets Guaranteed Up to 4% MPG Improvement

DALLAS - Valvoline is teaming up with tiwi to launch the first and only program proven to deliver better fleet fuel mileage, backed with an exclusive limited Fuel Proof Guarantee.

Fleets to Purchase Nearly 4 Million Hybrids by 2015

BOULDER, CO - Cumulative sales of hybrid vehicles in the fleet sector will total nearly 4 million worldwide between 2009 and 2015, according to a recent report from Pike Research.

‘MythBusters’ Sets Out to Bust Fuel Efficiency Myths

SAN FRANCISCO - The Discovery Channel's television show "MythBusters" recently conducted several experiments to answer questions on fuel efficiency.

Chevrolet Cruze to Debut at LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES - Chevrolet will debut the U.S. production version of the Cruze sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Dec. 2. The vehicle is scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. in the third quarter of 2010.

City of Gadsden Recycling Efforts Include Fleet Biodiesel

GADSDEN, AL - In addition to conventional recycling efforts, the City of Gadsden is also encouraging residents to become more involved in supplying recycled oil for the fleet's biodiesel fuel.

Summit County’s New Fleet Facility in Progress

FRISCO, CO - Builders are making steady progress on Summit County's new $14 million fleet and transit maintenance facility, which is expected to be completed by next fall.

Hero BX to Bolster Biodiesel Production

ERIE, PA --- Hero BX, a biofuel producer formerly known as Lake Erie Biofuels, said it has won a $1.64 million grant to expand its biodiesel production by 10 million gallons a year, American Agriculturalist reported.

Cadillac Converj EV Reportedly in GM's Plans

DETROIT --- General Motors Co. has plans to produce the Cadillac Converj, an extended-range electric-powered coupe using the same technology as the Chevrolet Volt, the Detroit News reported.

N.J.'s Hamilton Park Hotel Adds EV Charge Stations

MORRISTOWN, NJ --- The New Jersey-based Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center recently installed electric vehicle charging stations.

Nissan Leaf EV Goes on Tour

LOS ANGELES --- Nissan Motor Co. kicked off the U.S. tour of its Leaf electric car prototype on Friday, Nov. 13, with a press event in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium.

Truckers Protest Clean Truck Program in L.A.

LOS ANGELES --- Hundreds of truck drivers converged on Los Angeles City Hall on Friday, Nov. 13, to protest new restrictions set forth in the year-old Clean Truck Program aimed at reducing diesel truck emissions at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach.

Calif. Company Fined for Emission Inspection Violations

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board last month fined a Santa Maria, Calif.-based company $21,675 for failing to inspect its diesel trucks at a Salinas fleet center.

EV Charging Station Network Coming to Houston

HOUSTON --- Positive Energy Resources, a Houston-based provider of renewable energy products, said it has signed a sales and installation agreement with Verdek, a Georgia-based distributor of Coulomb ChargePoint EV charging systems.

Portable Waterless Car Wash System Introduced

PORTSMOUTH, NH --- Eco Touch has introduced the Portable Waterless Car Wash System, consisting of Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash Concentrate and a portable sprayer.

 
 

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