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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COLUMBIA, MD --- BP and Martek Biosciences Corp. have agreed to work on the production of microbial oils for biofuels applications.
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.
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.
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, 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, CA - The policy change is expected to cut the number of take-home cars in half and save more than $2.2 million.
COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio State University and Vanner, Inc. are working with industry partners to accelerate the electric vehicle industry in Ohio.
PHOENIX - According to state guidelines, a government vehicle should be used a minimum of 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year to justify the cost of acquiring and maintaining it.
PORTLAND, OR - The project will deploy up to 5,000 electric vehicles and 12,750 charging stations in five U.S. markets.
TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet wants to honor fleet managers with its first annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards. Submit your nomination today!
SAN BERNARDINO, CA - San Bernardino County Fleet Management has purchased three 2009 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupes and is studying their efficiency, durability, and usefulness.
NEW YORK - The Norwegian Think Global battery carmaker could emerge with new funding (and a plan to sell EVs in the U.S.) by the end of August, said the company's battery partner Ener1.
TRAVERSE CITY, MI - The Buick plug-in hybrid, to be introduced in 2011, is expected to be the first commercially available plug-in hybrid SUV produced by a major automaker, according to GM.
ELKHART, IN - The Department of Energy has selected 48 projects to receive $2.4 billion in recovery act funds to help accelerate the development and deployment of electric vehicles.
FRAMINGTON, MA - After August 10, the prices rise to $100 and $90 respectively for commercial and government fleets.
TORRANCE, CA - In a recent field evaluation, the Toyota Highlander Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicle - Advanced achieved an estimated range of 431 miles on a single full tank of compressed hydrogen gas.
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