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ZAP Electric Trucks Added to FAA Fleet

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has placed an initial order for seven Zaptruck XL 100-percent plug-in electric trucks.

GM Unveils Product Plan

Cadillac is developing a sport sedan below the CTS. Buick plans a plug-in hybrid compact crossover. Chevy Volt expected to achieve triple-digit fuel economy.

Corporate Fleets Turn to Alternative Fuel

AT&T signs deal with BAF Technologies to convert 8,000 fleet vehicles to natural gas vehicles over the next five years.

BMW to Release ActiveHybrid 7 in Spring 2010

The 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 7 accelerates to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds (preliminary), while delivering fuel economy approximately 15 percent better than the 750i, according to the company.

Free Carbon Footprint Calculator for Auto Shops

RENO, NV - GRC-Pirk Management launched an online calculator to determine how much climate pollution is produced by automotive service and repair shops.

Altech-Eco Obtains Certification From EPA for its Dedicated Ford Focus 2008 & 2009 CNG Conversion System

ASHEVILLE, NC - Altech-Eco Corporation, announced they have obtained a Certificate of Conformity from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their compressed natural gas dedicated conversion system for the Ford Focus.

AQMD Gets $45.4 Million Grant for PHEV Development

DIAMOND BAR, CA - The Department of Energy grant will help the district accelerate the development of U.S.-manufactured next-generation batteries and electric vehicles.

Citrus County to Save Money Using Underutilized Vehicles

INVERNESS, FL - Using underutilized vehicles would replace the current practice of paying employees reimbursement fees for personal vehicles.

Last Chance to Nominate 'Green Fleet Leaders'

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet and Government Fleet magazine want to honor fleet managers with the first annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards. August 17 is the last day to submit nominations.

CALSTART Member Companies Secure Nearly $200 Million for Projects in Advanced Clean Transportation Technologies

PASADENA, CA - CALSTART, the nation's leading clean transportation technologies consortium, applauded five member organizations for successfully securing $192.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding aimed at accelerating the clean transportation market.

Continental Exceeds SmartWay Transport Partnership Goal

FORT MILL, SC - Continental Tire North America, Inc. has officially exceeded its goal of increased compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership in only its first year of participation.

President Obama Lauds Navistar for Advancing Clean Vehicle Technologies

WAKARUSA, IN - Hundreds of Navistar employees welcomed President Barack Obama to its Wakarusa, Ind., manufacturing facility to celebrate the award of a $39 million federal grant to develop and build all-electric delivery vehicles and bring jobs to the Elkhart County, Ind., communities.

Ford's Paint Technology Goes Global

DEARBORN, MI --- Global paint shops in India, Romania, Mexico and China are in the process of rolling out a Ford paint technology that will not only save the shops time and money, but will lessen their environmental footprint, Ford said.

Clean Energy Fuels Posts $6.4M Loss for Quarter

SEAL BEACH, CA --- Clean Energy Fuels Corp., which produces natural gas vehicle fuel, announced this week that its second-quarter loss nearly doubled -- a reflection of falling natural gas prices.

Shaq Helps Promote Ethanol MicroFueler

SAN DIEGO --- Basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal is partnering with GreenHouse, the exclusive microfueler distributor in Southern California and Arizona, to promote public awareness of the product.

Grant to Help Develop Fuel from Cellulosic Feedstocks

SAN FRANCISCO --- Solazyme Inc., a renewable oil production company and algal biotechnology company, was awarded a $789,697 grant from the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program.

Ford: Gov't Cooperation Key to Making Cars Greener

TRAVERSE CITY, MI --- Ford Motor Co.'s top environmental officer on Aug. 6 pointed to the need for continued cooperation with the federal government as a significant factor to advance the company and the country's vision for greener transportation.

UL Offers Certification for Ethanol Dispensers

NORTHBROOK, IL --- Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a leader in product safety testing services, announced a new certification path for fuel dispensers for mid-level ethanol blends up to E25.

BP, Martek to Develop Advanced Biodiesel

COLUMBIA, MD --- BP and Martek Biosciences Corp. have agreed to work on the production of microbial oils for biofuels applications.

Energy Dept. to Fund Ethanol Blend Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Energy Department announced it will provide up to $5.5 million in funding to a variety of projects aimed at bolstering the use of ethanol blends up to E85.

Celgard to Upgrade Lithium-Ion Battery Facilities

CHARLOTTE, NC --- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced on Aug. 5 that Polypore's Celgard subsidiary will receive a $49 million grant to gear up production to meet the growing automaker demand for lithium-ion batteries.

Chevrolet Volt to Achieve 230 MPG City Fuel Economy

WARREN, MI - Based on the results of unofficial development testing of pre-production prototypes, the Volt has achieved 40 miles of electric-only, petroleum-free driving in both EPA city and highway test cycles.

Kansas City Fleet Administrator Sam Swearngin, along with other fleet operations staff, recently received training for the new CNG truck.

Kansas City Adding New CNG Trucks to Fleet

KANSAS CITY, MO - The City recently took delivery of one of the first of a total of 19 heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks being placed into service this year.

Riverside County to Cut Down on Take-Home Vehicles

RIVERSIDE, CA - The policy change is expected to cut the number of take-home cars in half and save more than $2.2 million.

Ohio State University Secures $3M HEV Grant

COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio State University and Vanner, Inc. are working with industry partners to accelerate the electric vehicle industry in Ohio.


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