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AALA Pens Accord with Leading Fuel, Transportation Organizations

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The American Automotive Leasing Association (AALA) has established a working accord with Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and UPS to help advance opportunities and markets for natural gas and other alternative fuel vehicles.

Altech-Eco Draws EPA Certification for CNG System

ASHEVILLE, NC - Altech-Eco Corp. in North Carolina said it has obtained a Certificate of Conformity (COC) from the EPA for its dedicated 2010 Ford Focus compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion system.

Tesla Plans Initial Public Offering

PALO ALTO, CA - Tesla Motors Inc. announced it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

EDF Video Offers Tips to Cut Costs & Carbon Pollution

WASHINGTON - Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) video, titled The Power of Scale, visually depicts how small actions done by many can result in big changes for the corporate bottom line and the health of the planet.

Volvo V70 and S80 Now with CO2 Emissions Below 120 g/km

GOTEBORG, SWEDEN - The environmentally conscious Volvo customer can now buy a diesel-powered Volvo V70 or S80 with CO2 emissions as low as 119 g/km - corresponding to fuel consumption of just 4.5 l/100 km.

San Antonio Police Pair Up in Cars to Save Money

SAN ANTONIO - In an effort to cut costs, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus initiated a three-phase plan to take 74 patrol cars off the streets and save more than $1.05 million.

ACUA Expects Savings with Electric-Powered Pickup

EGG HARBOR TWP, NJ - The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) unveiled a zero-emission electric Ford Ranger pickup truck for its light-duty fleet.

California Revs Up Plug-In Hybrid Trial Project

SACRAMENTO - In an effort to study plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) performance, the California Department of General Services will take part in a two-year experiment to determine the benefits of driving PHEVs.

NAFA Requests a Restoration of the Federal Tax Credit for Biodiesel

PRINCETON, NJ - NAFA Fleet Management Association is urging fleet management professionals to write their local Senators in support of extending the tax credit for biodiesel, which expired December 31, 2009.

Mich. Lawmakers Propose 40% Diesel Tax Increase

LANSING, MI - Michigan lawmakers have proposed a 6-cent increase in the state's diesel tax to help pay for road improvements.

NAFA Requests a Restoration of the Federal Tax Credit for Biodiesel

NAFA is encouraging fleet professionals to write to their local senators in support of extending the tax credit for biodiesel, which expired Dec. 31, 2009.

EPA Tightens Nitrogen Dioxide Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new national air-quality standard for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a pollutant that can be generated from vehicle emissions.

Blue Star Gas Joins Alliance AutoGas to Provide Propane Conversions and Fueling on the West Coast

SANTA ROSA, CA - As an Alliance AutoGas partner, Blue Star will work with West Coast public and private vehicle fleets to convert vehicles from conventional gasoline to propane AutoGas.

UPS Deploys 245 New 'Green' Trucks

UPS has deployed 245 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles throughout California and Colorado.

Smith Electric Vehicles Awarded GSA Schedule

WASHINGTON - Smith's all-electric, fuel- and emissions-free commercial trucks are now available for purchase by U.S. government agencies and military forces.

USDA & Navy Work to Boost Military Biofuel Use

WASHINGTON - Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Navy have signed a memorandum of understanding intended to increase the use of biofuels and alternative energy in the military.

Detroit Diesel Corporation Family of Advanced Engines with BlueTec 2010 Certified

PORTLAND, OR - Detroit Diesel Corporation's high performance, fuel efficient family of engines, including the DD13, DD15, and DD16 with the BlueTec emissions control system, has been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency as meeting 2010 emissions regulations.

EPA Tightens Nitrogen Dioxide Regulations

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Jan. 25 announced a new national air-quality standard for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a pollutant that can be generated from vehicle emissions.

CA's Palm Desert Deploys CNG-Powered Ambulance

PALM DESERT, CA -- The city of Palm Desert in southern California unveiled its new compressed natural gas-powered ambulance and medic unit on Jan. 22 at the city's Fire Station 33.

GM Invests $246M in Electric Motors, Hybrid Tech

BALTIMORE -- General Motors said it will invest approximately $246 million to construct a high-volume manufacturing facility that will produce rear-drive electric motors for hybrid and electric vehicles by 2013.

Researchers: Engine System Cuts Biodiesel Emissions

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN --- Researchers from Purdue University and Cummins Inc. said they have developed an advanced "closed-loop control" approach for preventing diesel engines from emitting greater amounts of smog-causing nitrogen oxides when running on biodiesel fuels.

Pepco Gets Charging Stations Ready for Chevy Volt

WASHINGTON - Pepco Holdings, Inc. will add 10 Chevrolet Volts to its fleet as part of a two-year demonstration to assess the impact of these vehicles on the electric system and to evaluate their commercial application.

Steelweld Acquires the Midbox Product

ST. CLAIR, MO - With this latest addition, Steelweld expands its operations to include Shreveport, La.

Waste Management Deploys New Natural Gas Trucks

SANTA ANA, CA --- Waste Management announced the deployment of 12 new compressed natural gas (CNG) trash-collection trucks in the California cities of Santa Ana and Irvine.

Washington Included in Volt Rollout Plans

WASHINGTON - General Motors has added the nation's capital to its list of lead retail markets for its Chevrolet Volt. The automaker also announced partnerships with two D.C.-area utilities, Pepco and Dominion, to help introduce the public to the electric vehicle and establish vehicle charging programs.

 

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