The improved performance in a test of Toyota Prius hybrids can be attributed to warmer weather and more vigilant driving.
The Nissan LEAF, which will be available in 2010, is a zero-emission vehicle, specifically designed for a lithium-ion battery powered chassis, according to the company.
GADSDEN, AL - Etowah County will consolidate its fleet maintenance operations in one location and house a county fuel system to save money.
LOUISVILLE, KY - Louisville Metro Government filed an appeal Aug. 3, challenging the Kentucky Labor Cabinet's July 7 ruling that the City cannot charge police officers a take-home fee.
MONTGOMERY, AL - The department plans to use auction proceeds to buy more bucket trucks, motor graders, and pickups.
BARTOW, FL - Originally estimated to save $130,000, part of the excess savings realized will go toward bonuses for employees who contributed to the program's success.
KANSAS CITY, MO - Sam Swearngin, Kansas City's fleet superintendent for more than 20 years, has been named fleet administrator for the City's General Services Department.
ATLANTA - The competitively bid, multisourced contract includes all types of vehicle lifts, tire changers, wheel balancers, alignment machines, brake lathes, brake test equipment, and exhaust evacuation equipment.
GLENDALE, AZ - Four major US corporations and two utility companies took delivery of the Smith Newton, the largest road-going electric truck in North America.
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Richard G. Newell began service Aug. 3 as the administrator of the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
LOS ANGELES --- Port of Los Angeles officials announced that nearly 59 percent of the cargo containers passing through the port in June were hauled by clean trucks that meet or exceed 2007 federal emissions standards.
SECAUCUS, NJ --- Panasonic Corp. announced its support of the Solar Electric Vehicle Team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in their participation of the Global Green Challenge (GGC), to be held in October 2009 in Australia.
DENVER --- EnCana Oil & Gas, a major North American natural gas producer, said it has launched a plan to convert a number of its Colorado vehicles to run on compressed natural gas, the Post Independent reported.
SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board has fined a Fontana, Calif.-based heavy-duty diesel fleet $22,875 for failing to inspect its diesel trucks for compliance with the state's smoke emissions standards.
NEW YORK --- A new electric drivetrain -- developed by electric vehicle producer Th!nk and powered by an EnerDel lithium-ion battery system -- has been delivered to Japan Post.
BAKERSFIELD, CA --- Crimson Renewable Energy has completed its first biodiesel and glycerin production facility -- the largest in California.
FRAMINGHAM, MA - Staples has saved 540,000 gallons of diesel, reduced costs by $2 million, and cut greenhouse gas emissions by 12 million lbs.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Telematics as a standard feature can save millions of dollars in warranty and recall costs because of its real-time diagnostics, according to researchers.
GAINESVILLE, FL --- Researchers from the University of Florida have found that bacteria growing in the wood of the sweetgum tree or "alligator tree" may improve the process of making cellulosic ethanol.
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN --- Nissan Motor Co. unveiled the commercial model of its new electric car, named the Nissan Leaf, at the opening ceremony for the automaker's new headquarters in Yokohama, south of Tokyo.
BIRMINGHAM, AL - With a reported 900 county employees furloughed, many of the cars in Jefferson County's more than 1,800-vehicle fleet have been parked since July 31.
LAS VEGAS - Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi) is beginning its 21st year of working with fleet managers and technicians to advance their knowledge and use of natural gas vehicles and natural gas fueling.
PHOENIX - August 17 is the last day for 2009 AFLA Conference attendees to get the $179 group rate on a hotel room at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA - Suzuki's global reveal of the all-new 2010 Kizashi mid-sized sedan marks the automaker's first entry into the all-wheel-drive sports sedan segment.
Effective July 30, Utah dealers will have the option of selling the natural gas-powered Honda Civic GX to customers on a retail basis.
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