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Ford Examining GHG Emissions of Supply Chain

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Co. announced plans to survey 35 top global suppliers on their energy use and estimated greenhouse gas emissions, in order to better understand the carbon footprint of Ford's supply chain.

Illinois Station Begins Selling E85, E55 & E30

SULLIVAN, IL - The E-K Petro Mart in Sullivan, Ill., has begun offering flex-fuel vehicle drivers their choice of three types of ethanol-blended fuel: E85, E55 and E30, Herald-Review.com reported.

Mississippi State Wins EcoCAR Competition

SAN DIEGO - Students from Mississippi State University placed first in the 2010 EcoCAR: The Next Challenge finals in San Diego on May 27, after designing and building a biodiesel extended-range electric vehicle (EREV).

Senate Bill Would Offer More EV Incentives

WASHINGTON - A new Senate bill, introduced on May 27, would provide grants to assist cities in building the infrastructure to support broad electric vehicle use. The bill also seeks to create new tax credits for EV buyers.

The battery-electric sub-compact vehicle seats four adults and can be recharged from a standard wall-socket, according to the manufacturer.

State of Calif. Fleet Tests Mitsubishi i-MiEVs

LOS ANGELES - During a recent press event, Governor Schwarzenegger sat in the i-MiEV and later spoke to a panel of reporters about the battery electric vehicle being representative of the technology necessary to tackle the sustainable transportation challenges facing California.

Larimer, Weld Counties to Resume Roadside Vehicle Emissions Testing

DENVER - Beginning June 1, roadside emissions testing units called RapidScreen will begin rotating among 22 pre-approved locations throughout the expanded vehicle emissions testing area in Larimer and Weld counties.

Westchester County to Hold Fleet & Equipment Demo Day

WHITE PLAINS, NY - Taking place June 2, the event is designed as a shared county service to keep local municipalities informed about vehicle safety, green and new technology, the latest equipment, and important operational and maintenance issues.

Santa Barbara County Honored for Clean Air Initiative

SANTA BARBARA, CA - Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its commitment to clean air by encouraging car-free travel in Santa Barbara.

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Fulton County Adopts Anti-Idling Policy

ATLANTA - Vendors making deliveries to Fulton County facilities will also be asked to turn off their vehicles while at the county's loading docks.

Cintas Orders Set of 100 Hybrids for Calif. Fleet

MASON, OHIO - Cintas Corp. recently ordered 100 hybrid electric walk-in Ford vans, its first large-scale deployment of green technology, for use in its California vehicle fleet.

Nissan Leaf Battery Plant Construction Begins

SMYRNA, TN - Nissan Motor Co. on May 26 broke ground on the project that brings Nissan Leaf production to the United States.

SimplexGrinnell Orders 200 Ford Fusion Hybrids

DEARBORN, MI - SimplexGrinnell recently ordered 200 Ford Fusion Hybrids as part of a company-wide effort to replace 25 percent of its sales fleet with hybrid vehicles.

SimplexGrinnell Orders 200 Ford Fusion Hybrids

The 200 Fusion Hybrids support a Tyco company-wide environmental program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, waste and water consumption by 25 percent over the next five years.

BMW Hybrid Concept May Be Headed Toward Production

The ActiveHybrid concept would be BMW’s second full hybrid after the BMW ActiveHybrid X6 launched at the end of last year.

Criticism About Electric Cars? They’re Mostly Myths

The manufacturer behind the Think City plug-in car refutes nine myths about electric vehicles.

New York Dept. of Sanitation Runs First Hino Hybrid in U.S.

NEW YORK - As part of its initiative to reduce operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions, the department has elected to run a Hino diesel hybrid cab-over for parts delivery.

Obama Signs Policy Calling for Truck Fuel Economy Standards

WASHINGTON - At a White House Rose Garden ceremony, President Obama signed a policy calling on two federal agencies to develop national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for medium and heavy trucks.

Navistar Launches eStar All-Electric Truck in 'Sustainable City'

PORTLAND, OR - Navistar, Inc. announced that Portland, Ore., will be the initial launch market for Navistar's eStar truck-the first full-production, purpose-built all-electric truck

E85 Station Opens in California's Riverside County

SAN DIEGO, CA - Pearson Fuels on May 21 joined Oak Valley Chevron to celebrate the grand opening of the first E85 alternative fuel station in Beaumont, Calif.

Government Orders Enova Electric Vans

TORRANCE, CA - Enova Systems Inc., a California-based developer of electric and hybrid drive systems, is busy filling its first order for its Zero Emissions (Ze) step van.

UPS Deploys 17 More Hybrid Trucks

WASHINGTON - UPS announced on May 19 that its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles had expanded with the deployment of 17 next-generation hybrid electric delivery trucks to Washington D.C.

Wilks Biofuels Blend Analyzers Tested

NORWALK, CT - Wilks Enterprise announced the availability of comparison data, performed by independent laboratories, on its InfraCal Ethanol and Biodiesel Blend Analyzers and InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer.

Biofuels Investment Bill Introduced

WASHINGTON - Congress members Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) and Paul Hodes (D-NH) on May 20 introduced the Advanced Biofuel Investment Act of 2010, a bill aimed at spurring production and use of domestic biofuels.

POET to Outline Cellulosic Ethanol Advances

SIOUX FALLS, SD - An executive with South Dakota-based ethanol producer POET is set to detail breakthroughs in cellulosic ethanol technology at the Sino-US Advanced Biofuels Forum in Beijing on Thursday, May 27.

Obama Pushes for New Fuel-Economy Rules for Trucks

WASHINGTON - President Obama on May 21 announced plans to extend federal auto fuel economy and emissions rules through 2025 and to develop new regulations for large trucks, the New York Times reported.

 

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