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Truck Fleets Guaranteed Up to 4% MPG Improvement

DALLAS - Valvoline is teaming up with tiwi to launch the first and only program proven to deliver better fleet fuel mileage, backed with an exclusive limited Fuel Proof Guarantee.

Fleets to Purchase Nearly 4 Million Hybrids by 2015

BOULDER, CO - Cumulative sales of hybrid vehicles in the fleet sector will total nearly 4 million worldwide between 2009 and 2015, according to a recent report from Pike Research.

‘MythBusters’ Sets Out to Bust Fuel Efficiency Myths

SAN FRANCISCO - The Discovery Channel's television show "MythBusters" recently conducted several experiments to answer questions on fuel efficiency.

Chevrolet Cruze to Debut at LA Auto Show

LOS ANGELES - Chevrolet will debut the U.S. production version of the Cruze sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Dec. 2. The vehicle is scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. in the third quarter of 2010.

City of Gadsden Recycling Efforts Include Fleet Biodiesel

GADSDEN, AL - In addition to conventional recycling efforts, the City of Gadsden is also encouraging residents to become more involved in supplying recycled oil for the fleet's biodiesel fuel.

Summit County’s New Fleet Facility in Progress

FRISCO, CO - Builders are making steady progress on Summit County's new $14 million fleet and transit maintenance facility, which is expected to be completed by next fall.

Hero BX to Bolster Biodiesel Production

ERIE, PA --- Hero BX, a biofuel producer formerly known as Lake Erie Biofuels, said it has won a $1.64 million grant to expand its biodiesel production by 10 million gallons a year, American Agriculturalist reported.

Cadillac Converj EV Reportedly in GM's Plans

DETROIT --- General Motors Co. has plans to produce the Cadillac Converj, an extended-range electric-powered coupe using the same technology as the Chevrolet Volt, the Detroit News reported.

N.J.'s Hamilton Park Hotel Adds EV Charge Stations

MORRISTOWN, NJ --- The New Jersey-based Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center recently installed electric vehicle charging stations.

Nissan Leaf EV Goes on Tour

LOS ANGELES --- Nissan Motor Co. kicked off the U.S. tour of its Leaf electric car prototype on Friday, Nov. 13, with a press event in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium.

Truckers Protest Clean Truck Program in L.A.

LOS ANGELES --- Hundreds of truck drivers converged on Los Angeles City Hall on Friday, Nov. 13, to protest new restrictions set forth in the year-old Clean Truck Program aimed at reducing diesel truck emissions at the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach.

Calif. Company Fined for Emission Inspection Violations

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board last month fined a Santa Maria, Calif.-based company $21,675 for failing to inspect its diesel trucks at a Salinas fleet center.

EV Charging Station Network Coming to Houston

HOUSTON --- Positive Energy Resources, a Houston-based provider of renewable energy products, said it has signed a sales and installation agreement with Verdek, a Georgia-based distributor of Coulomb ChargePoint EV charging systems.

Portable Waterless Car Wash System Introduced

PORTSMOUTH, NH --- Eco Touch has introduced the Portable Waterless Car Wash System, consisting of Eco Touch Waterless Car Wash Concentrate and a portable sprayer.

Biodiesel Fuels U.S. Foodservice-Atlanta Delivery Fleet

FAIRBURN, GA - U.S. Foodservice-Atlanta has become the first major foodservice distributor in Georgia to run its entire delivery fleet on biodiesel fuel.

Air Quality Board Serious About Violations

In just one recent example, a waste removal company was fined $219,500 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), for emissions violations.

Ga.-Based Company Runs Entire Fleet on Biodiesel

U.S. Foodservice-Atlanta has become the first major foodservice distributor in Georgia to use cleaner diesel blend.

Pataskala Police to Cut Take-Home Cars, Downsize Fleet

PATASKALA, OH - Cost-cutting measures include staff cuts, suspending the take-home program, refinancing vehicles, and selling surplus.

Calif. Autobody Assn. Works to Reduce Industry Emissions

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Autobody Association (CAA) announced plans to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to promote efforts to reduce toxic exposures arising from collision repair operations.

RSC Equipment Rental Introduces Equipment Emission Tracking

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - RSC Equipment Rental, the operating company of RSC Holdings Inc., launched an equipment emission tracking service that automatically calculates greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions from diesel powered equipment.

Report Explores Future of Low-Carbon Fuels

NEW YORK --- A new report from Accenture has identified the technologies that it predicts are most likely to transform the demand and supply of transport fuels and cut emissions within the next five years.

Natural Gas Vehicle Tour Set for Florida

TAMPA, FL --- TECO Peoples Gas and Wise Gas Inc. are partnering to promote the use of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in Florida with an eight-city tour that starts Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Jacksonville and ends Friday, Nov. 20, in Tallahassee.

Toyota Develops Surfrider Camry Hybrid CNG

TORRANCE, CA --- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A. Inc. has partnered with the Surfrider Foundation to create a specially modified Camry Hybrid fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG).

Quantum Ships Diesel Hybrid Vehicles to Army

IRVINE, CA --- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. said it is developing and shipping diesel hybrid vehicles to the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center's national automotive center.

Central Hudson to Buy 8 Hybrid Trucks

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - Central Hudson has been awarded a $700,000 stimulus grant to defray the incremental costs of four hybrid and four plug-in electric hybrid line trucks for use in daily utility operations.

 

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