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Manitoba Mandates Biodiesel Blend

MANITOBA, CANADA --- Manitoba became the first province in Canada to mandate the use of biodiesel, a result of new legislation that took effect over the weekend.

Zenergy to Acquire Greenlight Biofuels

CHICAGO --- Zenergy International, a global biofuels provider, announced the acquisition of Texas-based biodiesel company Greenlight Biofuels.

Indiana City Resolves Biodiesel Fleet Issues

KOKOMO, IN --- After months of working out problems, the City of Kokomo in Indiana is finally confident in its efforts to run some city trucks on biodiesel.

Aptera Motors' 3-Wheel EV Draws Advanced Orders

SAN DIEGO --- Aptera Motors, based in Vista, Calif., plans to begin producing the Aptera 2e -- a three-wheeled, all-electric vehicle -- next year, 10News reported.

EV Maker Reva Plans Factory Near Syracuse, NY

SYRACUSE, NY --- The Reva Electric Car Co., an Indian automaker, has chosen upstate New York to locate its future electric vehicle factory, the Associated Press reported.

ZeaChem Advances Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Plans

BOARDMAN, OR --- ZeaChem Inc. plans to begin construction on its cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant in Oregon before the year's end, the East Oregonian reported.

Choice Environmental Converts to CNG

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Choice Environmental Services debuted its new compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse truck fueling station and fleet of natural gas trucks.

Volvo to Honor American Climate-Change Researcher

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN --- Dr. Susan Solomon, a leading atmospheric chemist based in the U.S., has arrived in Sweden to receive this year's Volvo Environment Prize on Nov. 5 in Stockholm.

Transit Connect Helps ‘Green’ Ambius Fleet

BUFFALO GROVE, IL - Seeking a smaller overall vehicle package with the capacity and payload necessary to transport all sizes and scope of greenery, the interior landscape company recently bought a fleet of 70 Ford Transit Connect vans.

Coalition Wants Trenton Fleet Downsized

TRENTON, NJ - Members of the Trenton Residents Action Coalition have submitted an ordinance to make the City of Trenton keep a vehicle inventory and do away with some take-home vehicles.

Fleet Fuel Funds May Keep Pittsburgh Libraries Open

PITTSBURGH - An anticipated excess of $1.6 million in the fleet fuel fund is a possible solution to help keep the city's libraries open.

Electric Ford Transit Connect Due in 2010

DEARBORN, MI --- Ford Motor Co. announced it is collaborating with Azure Dynamics Corp. to deliver a pure battery electric Ford Transit Connect van for the United States and Canadian markets in 2010.

2010 GFX Conference: Call for Speakers

TORRANCE, CA - The 2010 Government Fleet Expo & Conference is seeking engaging speakers and interesting topics about real-world case studies. Proposals must be submitted by Feb. 1, 2010.

NAFA Seeks Tax Credits for Green Fleets

PRINCETON, NJ - NAFA recently sent a proposal to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee to help state and local government fleets get federal tax credits for using clean fuel or low-emission vehicles.

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Lexus Debuts Revised LS 600h L Hybrid With New Telematics Systems for 2010

TORRANCE, CA - The Lexus LS 600h L sedan, the first vehicle to bring fuel-efficient gasoline-electric hybrid technology to the prestige luxury segment, debuts revised styling, and new telematics systems for 2010.

Telematics to Boost Truck Fleet Efficiency & Safety

ATLANTA - According to a global study unveiled at the HTUF Conference this week, 71-percent of respondents believe technology will be one of the most important external forces impacting the industry in 2020.

NewWave Communications Improves Efficiency Using GPS

SIKESTON, MO - In addition cutting down on fuel use, GPS has helped NewWave Communications guarantee customers a two-hour appointment block instead of the typical four hours cable companies are notorious for.

Progress Energy Gets Help with Electric Efforts

RALEIGH, NC - Federal funds would also allow Progress Energy to invest in some additional public infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles to encourage faster adoption in service territories.

TruGreen to Cut Maintenance Costs by 65%

MEMPHIS, TN - The national lawn care services provider is testing microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter on vehicles in efforts to reduce maintenance costs and emissions.

Officials Park Their County-Owned Vehicles

PUEBLO, CO - Pueblo County commissioners were scrutinized last summer after a televised news report questioned the "perk" and use of county-owned cars on personal business.

AQMD Funding Deadline Extended to Nov. 20

DIAMOND BAR, CA - The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) has extended its deadline to apply for the Carl Moyer Program to Nov. 20.

Mitsubishi Fuso Medium Duty Trucks to Use BlueTec® SCR Technology

In an attempt to meet EPA 2010 emissions, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will use BlueTec technology, an emission control technology that utilizes selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

Take-Home Cuts May Spare Tulsa Police Jobs

TULSA, OK - The police union has been asked to give up officer take-home vehicles used outside city limits in order to save jobs and the helicopter and mounted patrol units.

GPS a Possibility for Knox County Vehicles

KNOXVILLE, TN - County commissioners recently approved a proposal that could lead to key county take-home vehicles having GPS systems installed to cut down on employees' personal driving.

Eaton Takes Lead Role in Hybrid Truck Users Forum

KALAMAZOO, MI - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation will take a leadership role at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF) National Conference, Oct. 27 - 29, in Atlanta.

 
 

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