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2010 Annual Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

WASHINGTON - For 2010, the Toyota Prius tops the list as the most fuel-efficient model at 51 mpg city/48 highway.

Forsyth County Downsizes Fleet

CUMMING, GA - Cuts to fleet staff and vehicles are just a few of the cost-cutting measures the County has taken in efforts to offset the budget deficit.

Energy Xtreme to Showcase Technology at the 2009 COPS West Expo

ONTARIO, CA - Energy Xtreme will display its Independence Package, a comprehensive, solid-state power-management system that consists of dry recyclable power cells that provide energy to operate a police car system's full electrical load with the engine turned off.

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Kerry Group Rolls Out New Shell ROTELLA Road Show Mobile Display

ST. LOUIS - The Kerry Group is now rolling out the new Shell ROTELLA Road Show mobile display that premiered at a September 23rd campaign launch event at Richard Childress Racing in Welcome, N.C.

Top Government Green Fleets Share Best Practices

TORRANCE, CA - Green Fleet Conference attendees will have an opportunity to attend a value-added bonus training session/workshop reviewing Government Green Fleet contest criteria on Monday, Oct. 19.

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City of Santa Monica Goes Electric

SANTA MONICA, CA - The City will use Rapid Electric Vehicles' (REV) 300 ACX PACKs to transform a Ford Escape to a 100-percent electrified vehicle for fleet use.

Ft. Wayne Honored for Use of Renewable Fuel

FORT WAYNE, IN - The 2009 Paul Dana Award was presented Oct. 14 to the City of Ft. Wayne for its dedication to converting its fleet of city trucks and buses to ethanol and biodiesel.

Baytech Obtains 2010 Certifications for 6.0L Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engine

LOS ALTOS, CA - Baytech Corporation obtained 2010 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions certifications for Baytech's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled 6.0L heavy-duty engine that is used in General Motors, Isuzu, and Workhorse Custom Chassis heavy-duty vehicles.

Baytech Obtains 2010 Certifications for 6.0L Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engine

LOS ALTOS, CA - Baytech Corporation obtained 2010 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions certifications for Baytech's dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled 6.0L heavy-duty engine that is used in General Motors, Isuzu, and Workhorse Custom Chassis heavy-duty vehicles.

Auto Truck Group begins CNG Conversions

BARTLETT, IL - Auto Truck Group partnered with two leading CNG conversion companies to convert Ford and GM work trucks to operate on CNG (Compressed Natural Gas).

Government Grant to Fund Electric Vehicle Project

PHOENIX --- Electric Transportation Engineering Corp. (eTec), a subsidiary of electric vehicle company ECOtality Inc., has received a $99.8 million Department of Energy grant to spearhead a major deployment of electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure.

Group Promotes NG Fleet Conversions in Texas

FORT WORTH, TX --- A number of companies and nonprofit groups have formed the Metroplex Natural Gas Vehicle Consortium, in hopes of developing new transportation markets for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and a fueling infrastructure in the North Texas region.

Algae-Based Biofuel R&D Efforts Make Strides

LOS ANGELES --- OriginOil Inc., which has developed technology to transform algae into renewable oil, announced the completion of the first phase of a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

Body Shops' New Paint System Cuts Harmful Emissions

PLAINFIELD, IN --- An Indianapolis area body shop chain, Church Brothers Collision Repair, recently received a special award from Indiana recognizing the company's efforts to prevent pollution.

Calif. Fines Ventura for Emissions Violations

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board fined the city of San Buenaventura, also known as Ventura, this month $8,500 for diesel emissions violations that occurred in 2006 and 2007.

Gioia to Head Ford's Electric Vehicle Efforts

DEARBORN, MI --- Ford Motor Co. has named Nancy Gioia to the new position of director of global electrification, reflecting the company's decision to accelerate its electric vehicle strategy.

PTI to Promote Adoption of Driving Change Vehicular Greenhouse Gas Management System

WASHINGTON and CARLSBAD, CA - Driving Change, the world's first vehicular GHG management and reduction solution, was successfully piloted by the City and County of Denver in 2008.

Transit Connect Boosts Florist’s Productivity

DEARBORN, MI - Michigan-based Mancuso Florists has benefited from the fuel efficiency of its Ford Transit Connect, which has helped the business cut down on fuel costs while maximizing deliveries.

GM Invests $230M for Chevy Cruze & Volt

FLINT, MI - The automaker is investing more than $230 million in four GM plants in the greater Flint area to support the production of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and Volt.

Stonyfield Farm Cuts Emissions & Fuel Use

LONDONDERRY, NH - In addition to reducing its total annual CO2 emissions by more than 40 percent between 2006-2008, the yogurt company also achieved $2.5 million in fuel cost savings in 2007 and 2008 alone.

Chesapeake Energy Commended for CNG Efforts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Deploying natural gas vehicles in its fleet and implementing a CNG public outreach program helped earn the company a 2009 National NGV Achievement Award.

Fleet Managers Recognized for Improving Operations

SPARKS, MD - Cost-cutting measures, accident reduction strategies, and green initiatives were among the categories PHH Arval's 2009 Business Impact Award recipients excelled in.

Mayoral Appearances & Environmental Awards Highlight Green Fleet Conference

TORRANCE, CA - Appearances by the mayors of Chicago and the City of Columbus, Ohio, and presentation of the first-ever Environmental Leadership Awards are among the highlights of next week's Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 19-20, in Chicago.

Audi to Build E-tron Electric Sports Car from Frankfurt Show

HERNDON, VA - Audi of America's president says the company will build the E-tron all-electric sports-car concept that debuted last month at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show.

RSC Equipment Rental Introduces Equipment Emission Tracking

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - RSC Equipment Rental has launched an equipment emission tracking service that automatically calculates greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions from diesel powered equipment.

 
 

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