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FedEx’s Green Fleet Continues to Grow

MEMPHIS, TN - FedEx Express is adding 51 gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles to its fleet, scheduled for delivery by the end of this year.

Kent County Reviewing Take-Home Necessity

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - In efforts to trim $6.5 million from its proposed 2010 budget, Kent County officials are reviewing whether all take-home vehicles are needed.

$4-Per-Gallon Could Happen Again Soon

'Peak Oil' theorists say the supply of oil will tighten in the next few years, leading to higher prices.

USPS Long Life Vehicles to Go Electric

KANSAS CITY, MO - Smith Electric Vehicles US Corp and AM General are working together to develop a prototype electric version of the gasoline-powered Long Life Vehicle for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

Strict Take-Home Policy Enforced for City of Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, AL - Effective this week, only two out of 22 city departments will be assigned take-home vehicles, which will only be allowed when an employee is on call for the evening.

Jefferson County Sheriff Proposes Fuel Card

MT. VERNON, IL - Jefferson County Sheriff Roger Mulch has proposed the adoption of a gas card for vehicles that travel across state lines during the week to cut down on fuel costs.

Hybrid SUVS Added to Cincinnati Police Fleet

CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Police Department is adding Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUVs to its fleet, which will be converted into K-9 units, supporting bomb-sniffing dogs and counter-terrorism specialists.

Greene County Sheriff Considers Propane for Fleet

CATSKILL, NY - Greene County Sheriff's Office expects to save up to 50 percent annually on fuel costs with an alternate fuel system that would enable vehicles to run on either gasoline or propane.

Ford & Azure Dynamics Team Up to Deliver Battery Electric Commercial Van in 2010

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Company announced that Azure Dynamics Corporation has joined in a collaborative effort to deliver a pure battery electric Ford Transit Connect van for the United States and Canadian markets in 2010.

(L-R) Dr. Joerg Zuern, head of Product Development Mercedes-Benz Trucks; Ted Kulongoski, Governor of Oregon; and Martin Daum, president & CEO Daimler Trucks North America.

Governor of Oregon Visits Daimler Headquarters to Learn about Alternative Drives for Commercial Vehicles

STUTTGART, GERMANY - Ted Kulongoski, governor of the U.S. state of Oregon, visited Daimler AG in Stuttgart as part of his European trip. One of the production locations of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is Portland, Ore.

Chicago's Mid-Town Petroleum Brings Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid to Local Fleets in Advance of 2010 Clean Air Act Mandates

CHICAGO - Mid-Town Petroleum announced an exclusive relationship with a leading diesel exhaust fluid solution - Air1 - thanks to its role as a member of Mansfield Oil's Delivery.

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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