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City of Inglewood to Go All-Electric

INGLEWOOD, CA - The City of Inglewood, Calif., is working with Rapid Electric Vehicles (REV) to transition its fleet to all-electric vehicles.

Toyota Announces Prices on Five 2010 Models Including All-New 4Runner

The fifth-generation 4Runner will start at $27,500 for the SR5 grade4x2 and $39,800 for the Limited grade 4x4.

Peterbilt Delivers U.S. House of Representatives 1st Hybrid Truck

The House of Representative will use the Peterbilt Model 330 Hybrid Electric Truck, which provides up to 30 percent increase in fuel efficiency.

Allen County’s New Cars on the Way

FORT WAYNE, IN - Allen County Sheriff's Department expects to have its new Dodge Chargers ready to hit the streets by the end of October.

Pricing Announced for 2010 Nissan Altima Sedan, Coupe and Hybrid Models

The 2010 Nissan Altima will start at $19,900.

Fresno County Not Taking Over Sheriff Operations

FRESNO, CA - County supervisors voted Sept. 29 not to seek savings by moving information technology and fleet services from the Sheriff's Office to departments that handle the services for other county departments.

San Bernardino County Considers Fleet Cuts & Consolidation

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - Plans to hire a consultant to conduct a "top-to-bottom" review of the county's 5,000 vehicles could lead to reductions and consolidation of the county's maintenance and repair operations.

Take-Home Cuts to Save Ocean City $80K

OCEAN CITY, MD - City Manager Dennis Dare said the "right-sizing" means Ocean City won't have to resort to layoffs or furloughs as the state makes further cuts to municipal government aid.

Detroit Diesel Applies for EPA Certification of 2010 Engines with BlueTec Emissions Control System

PORTLAND, OR - Detroit Diesel Corporation has filed applications with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resource Board (CARB) for 2010 certification of Detroit Diesel DD13 and DD15 engines with BlueTec emissions control systems.

Calif. Finance Programs Help Make Truck Fleets Greener

SACRAMENTO, CA --- SNH Transport of Oxnard, Calif., is the first small business to receive a cleaner-running truck with the assistance of the California Air Resources Board's voucher and loan guarantee money.

POET Draws $6.85M More for Cellulosic Ethanol Project

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. --- Major ethanol producer POET's task of securing 700 tons of cellulosic biomass per day of operation got a big boost this month when the U.S. Department of Energy approved a $6.85 million funding increase to an existing grant.

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Mazda to Unveil New ‘SKY’ Series

HIROSHIMA, JAPAN - The automaker will exhibit the Mazda SKY-G direct injection gasoline engine, the Mazda SKY-D clean diesel engine, and the Mazda SKY Drive high-efficiency automatic transmission at the Tokyo Motor Show next month.

Toyota Announces Pricing on Several 2010 Models

TORRANCE, CA - Pricing was announced for the all-new 2010 4Runner sport utility vehicle (SUV), Land Cruiser full-size SUV, Venza sedan, Prius hybrid, and Tacoma pickup truck.

Fleet Day at Annual AltCar Expo This Friday

SANTA MONICA, CA - Fleet Day will take place Friday, Oct. 2 at the Annual Altcar Expo in Santa Monica, Calif.

IMPCO Bi-Fuel Systems Attract Key Fleet Customers

NEW YORK --- IMPCO Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, said it has secured initial orders of EPA-certified bi-fuel systems to key commercial fleet customers.

EPA Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Reporting System

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- On January 1, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will, for the first time, require large emitters of heat-trapping emissions to begin collecting greenhouse gas (GHG) data under a new reporting system.

Lithium-Ion Battery Maker's IPO a Hit With Investors

WATERTOWN, MA --- A 50-percent jump in the shares of lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systems on the company's first day of trading last week provided a big boost for the clean-tech market.

BioFuelBox Introduces Biodiesel Refinery System

SAN JOSE, CA --- BioFuelBox Inc. has introduced a fully scaled refinery for converting waste fat, oil and grease from wastewater into a clean-burning renewable fuel.

Fisker Draws $528.7M Loan for Plug-in Hybrids

IRVINE, CA --- Fisker Automotive said it has been approved by the Department of Energy for a conditional loan of more than half a billion dollars to create affordable, fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid electric cars.

Calif. Considers Extending Privileges for Alt-Fuel Cars

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The state-issued stickers that allow 85,000 hybrid vehicle owners in California to use carpool lanes even if they're driving alone are set to expire Jan. 1, 2011. Though there are a number of legislative proposals seeking to extend the deadline, they would exclude most of the vehicles that originally qualified for the program.

Mayor Accused of Abusing City Vehicle Use

NOGALES, AZ - In just 16 months, mileage on the new SUV purchased for the City of Nogales mayor and city council has surpassed 50,000 miles - nearing the same overall mileage as the 10-year vehicle it replaced.

West Covina Adds More Hybrid Vehicles to Fleet

LOS ANGELES - The City of West Covina's green fleet includes propane, compressed natural gas (CNG), electric, and hybrid vehicles.

Volvo Cars Takes on Safety Challenges Involving Electric Cars

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - Volvo is conducting extremely wide-ranging and thorough analysis of a variety of safety scenarios for cars with electric power.

Green Fleet Conference Set for Oct. 19-20 in Chicago

TORRANCE, CA --- Green Fleet Conference 2009, produced by Bobit Business Media, is set for Oct. 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Last Day for Green Fleet Conference $100 Discount

TORRANCE, CA - Sept. 25 is the last day to save on your Green Fleet Conference registration and hotel rooms.


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