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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.

NAFA New England Chapter Co-Hosts AltWheels Day

PRINCETON, NJ - NAFA's New England Chapter will co-host the fifth annual AltWheels Fleet Day on Monday, Oct. 5.

GM 2nd Generation Fuel Cell System Smaller & Lighter

WASHINGTON - The second-generation hydrogen fuel cell system in development by General Motors Co. is half the size, 220 lbs. lighter, and uses less than half the precious metal of the current generation in the Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell electric vehicle.

Peterbilt Delivers U.S. House of Representatives’ First Hybrid Truck

WASHINGTON - The environmentally-friendly truck is slated to carry thousands of lbs. of furniture and office equipment on the Capitol Campus and throughout the Greater Washington, D.C. area.

Duke Energy & FPL Invest $600M for EV Conversion

NEW YORK - Duke Energy and FPL Group's goal is to have 100 percent of all-new fleet vehicles be plug-in electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles by 2020.

Chrysler First Automaker to Provide Digital Owners' Manuals

AUBURN HILLS, MI - Provided for its complete lineup of 2010 model-year vehicles, the switch will save 930 tons of paper, or the equivalent of 20,000 trees on an annual basis.

Retrofitting Municipal, Transit Vehicles Promises to Create Jobs

CHICAGO - Recaptured Energy Technologies has developed a hydraulic braking and propulsion system that is designed specifically to be retrofit to existing vehicles.

Task Force Helps Improve City’s Fleet Operations

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS - A partnership of City of San Marcos officials, business leaders, and graduate students at Texas State University is resulting in efficiency recommendations to improve management of city fleet vehicles.

Trumbull County to Add 13 New Cruisers to Fleet

WARREN, OH - The new police cruisers, which will replace cars with over 200,000 miles on them, are the first new cruisers the department has purchased in about six years.

Baltimore Police Cars Break Down from Fuel Mishap

BALTIMORE - Nearly one third of Baltimore's 200 police patrol cars were recently sidelined because of an apparent problem at the city fuel pump.

EPA Proposal on EV Fuel Efficiency Stirs Debate on Fuel Ratings

One company suggests a new approach to assessing miles per gallon equivalent on electric vehicles.

Kentucky Surplus Auction Raises $330K

FRANKFORT, KY - Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase more energy efficient and environmentally clean vehicles for the state's fleet.

What's It Like to Drive a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle?

Burbank, Calif. resident Ben Lee shares his firsthand experience in a Chevrolet Equinox hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle as part of General Motor's Project Driveway.

Why Attending Green Fleet Conference Will Benefit Your Fleet!

The Green Fleet Conference will mix top-notch education with extensive networking to help you find the money to build a sustainable, profitable fleet in these crucial times!

HTUF Brings Hybrid and Advanced Trucks to Atlanta for Major Industry Conference October 27-29

PASADENA, CA - CALSTART's Hybrid Truck Users Forum is bringing its 2009 HTUF National Conference and Ride and Drive to Atlanta October 27-29, 2009

Chinese Electric Car Maker to Launch e6 Vehicle

FRANKFURT, GERMANY --- Chinese electric car and battery manufacturer BYD Co. Ltd. hopes to become a leading supplier in incentive programs to increase the use of electric cars in Chinese cities, a senior company executive told Reuters.

PlayStation Gamers to Test Drive Virtual Audi e-tron

INGOLSTADT, Germany --- Audi is developing its own virtual area, "Audi Space," so that consumers will be able to test-drive Audi's e-tron concept car through PlayStation Home.

 

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