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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.

Frito Lay Canada Adds 6 EVs to Delivery Fleet

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA - In collaboration with Transport Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Frito Lay Canada has introduced zero-emission electric vehicles into its delivery fleet.

Pa. Opens Truck Stop Electrification Module

NEW STANTON, PA - The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this month to mark the opening of a truck stop electrification facility at its New Stanton Service Plaza off the westbound lanes of I-76 in Westmoreland County.

Sysco Deploys Fuel Cells in Lift Trucks

LATHAM, NY - Clean energy company Plug Power Inc. said that major food service distributor Sysco has deployed 98 fuel-cell units to power its fleet of electric lift trucks at a new Houston distribution center.

Illinois Ban on Lead Wheel Weights Awaits Governor's Signature

SPRINGFIELD, IL - The bill would ban the selling, distribution, and use of more than 0.1 percent lead by weight in vehicle wheels or tires.

Virginia Fleets to Boost Electric Vehicle Use

RICHMOND, VA - Virginia's public and private sectors are partnering on an initiative to increase the use of electric vehicles in the state.

Clean AutoGas Vehicle Conversions Now Available for Ford Trucks, Vans

ASHEVILLE, NC - Alliance AutoGas announced 24 new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications for its propane AutoGas vehicle conversion system, the Prins VSI System.

Navistar's all-electric eStar commercial truck

Navistar to Introduce All-Electric eStar Commercial Truck in Sacramento

Navistar, state and local officials will outline how the eStar extends California's long-term goals for clean, sustainable energy. The first California-based company will also announce how it plans to put the eStar into its fleet.

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Rated at 41/36 MPG

The 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid's final fuel economy certification was completed this week, and the vehicle will carry an EPA label of 41 mpg for city driving and 36 mpg on the highway when it goes on sale this fall.

4,400 Chevrolet Volt Owners to be Eligible for Free Home Charging Stations

The U.S. Department of Energy program will provide Volt owners with a 240-volt charge station from either ECOtality Inc. or Coulomb Technologies. In many cases, it will include the cost of home installation.

Denver Adds Four Hybrid Trucks to Fleet

DENVER - The four new Freightliner Business Class M2 106 Hybrid aerial bucket trucks will be used for forestry, traffic signal, and traffic sign repair.

Keith Kerman, assistant commissioner for the New York City Parks Department, is shown with one of the department’s 17 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid trucks. (Photo: Kenworth)

NYC Parks Dept. Deploys Hybrid Trucks

NEW YORK CITY - The New York City (NYC) Parks Department is working to green its fleet as part of a citywide goal to curb carbon dioxide by 30 percent by the year 2017.



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