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New York's NFTA to Buy 91 Energy-Efficient Buses

BUFFALO, NY --- Representatives from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) announced the forthcoming addition of 91 new energy-efficient buses, which will hit the streets of Western New York over the next 15 months -- thanks to $39,711,371 in federal funding.

Fisker to Acquire Former GM Plant to Make Plug-in Hybrids

DETROIT --- Fisker Automotive plans to build plug-in hybrid electric cars at a former General Motors plant in Delaware.

GM Awarded $2.6M Grant to Convert Engine Heat

WARREN, MI - General Motors has received more than $2.6 million in federal funding to develop technology that will let the automaker convert waste heat from car engines into electricity and boost vehicle efficiency.

Fire Em Up Inc. to Hold Annual Alternative Fuels Event

WAUKEGAN, IL - Fire Em Up Incorporated will hold its Annual Alternative Fuels Event on Friday, Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Schwarzenegger Helps Unveil Zero-Emission Tyrano

SACRAMENTO, CA --- Vision Industries Corp., producers of the zero-emission, plug-in electric/hydrogen fuel cell hybrid Tyrano semi truck, drew a little promotional help from California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Oct. 20.

UPS Testing New Hydraulic Hybrid Trucks

ATLANTA - The trucks use a Freightliner custom chassis and hydraulic hybrid system from Parker Hannifin Corp., and are being financed by the Department of Energy's Clean Cities program.

Entergy Arkansas Adds Hybrid Trucks to Fleet

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The new models have a long green stripe stretched across the sides to identify them as hybrids and are expected to save the company fuel, reduce emissions, and provide added safety at the work site.

West Virginia Boosts Efforts to Track Fleet Vehicles

CHARLESTON, WV - Effective immediately, all state vehicle users must keep a logbook that clearly documents personal use of the vehicles versus business use of the vehicles.

UCM Awarded Grant to Study Electric Vehicles

WARRENSBURG, MO - The University of Central Missouri's (UCM) has been awarded a $5 million grant funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to study advanced electric drive vehicles.

Take-Home Vehicles for Houston Police Under Review

HOUSTON - Replacing 186 aging city vehicles, the City of Houston is reviewing all vehicle spending items, including the police department's current take-home policy.

Biofuel Producer Announces Truck Stop Plans

DALLAS --- Evolution Fuels said it is actively pursuing the acquisition of existing truck stop operations in Texas and Oklahoma in hopes of establishing five Legends Travel Center-branded facilities to sell a B20 biodiesel fuel blend.

Burlington County Cuts Fleet & Parks Take-Home Vehicles

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ - Burlington County announced it will cut another 36 vehicles from fleet and park approximately 44 cars and trucks designated as take-home vehicles.

Each patrol vehicle is expected to save an estimated $3,500 through the transition to the new paint scheme. (Photo credit: Sedgwick County)

Sedgwick County Sheriff’s New Look to Save Money

WICHITA, KS - After nearly 17 years, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s office is changing the paint scheme of its fleet of “Shamu” patrol vehicles.

More than 60 participants from approximately 40 Houston area energy companies gathered for PHH Arval's annual Energy Conference, held Oct. 22 at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston.

Energy Fleets Discuss Trends in the Industry

HOUSTON - Fleet representatives from approximately 40 Houston area energy companies met at PHH Arval's annual Energy Conference Oct. 22 in Houston.

Automotive Fleet magazine honored both commercial and government fleet managers with its first annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards. Featured above are the commercial fleet award reci

Awards Recognize Green Fleet Leaders

TORRANCE, CA - Automotive Fleet magazine honored fleet managers with its first annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards.

Attendance for this year's conference numbered more than 350 fleet industry professionals.

2nd Annual Green Fleet Conference Examines Budget-Conscious Environmental Initiatives

CHICAGO - More than 350 fleet industry professionals attended the conference, which offered solutions and resources to help fleet managers continue environmental initiatives in budget-challenged times.

Plug-In Vehicles: Will We Have Enough Electricity?

Utilities must work closely with public policy makers, private organizations, and automakers to make sure a charging infrastructure is in place as sales of plug-ins rise.

Fuel-Smart Driving Tools Help Fleets Reduce Cost and Emissions

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) offers driver best practices and trainings online at no cost.

Public Sector Winners Present at Conference Award Ceremony

Awards Recognized Green Fleet Leaders

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet magazine honored fleet managers with its first annual "Fleet Environmental Leadership" Awards. "Greening" a fleet will improve its impact on the environment by reducing emissions and fuel consumption.

National Guard Bureau Orders 800 Off-Road Vehicles

MINNEAPOLIS - The National Guard Bureau, the federal organization that oversees equipment purchases for the National Guard, will spend $2.4 million on the purchase of Polaris RANGER 800 CREW Side-by-Sides.

APWA President-Elect Crombie Named to Climate Ready Water Utilities Working Group

KANSAS CITY, MO - President-Elect George Crombie was a driving force behind the creation of the APWA Center of Sustainability, a newly created initiative to promote principles of sustainability within the public works profession.

Environmental Group Develops Fuel-Smart Driving Tools

CHICAGO --- During Green Fleet Conference 2009 in Chicago yesterday, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) unveiled a new set of online tools and materials designed to help fleet managers cut fuel costs and emissions.

Old Dominion's Algae-to-Biodiesel Project Advances

NORFOLK, VA --- The algae-to-biodiesel research project at Old Dominion University has been boosted by three key developments in recent months, and Patrick Hatcher, the chemist and science professor in charge of the initiative, said new milestones are in sight.

Hewlett-Packard Tops Green U.S. Companies for 2009

PALO ALTO, CA - Newsweek ranked the largest U.S. companies based on their actual environmental performance, policies, and reputation in the annual Green Rankings for 2009.

Fleets Cut Maintenance Costs Utilizing microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter

VALHALLA, NY - Since launching its "Fleet Adoption Program" in April, SOMS Technologies, LLC, developer and manufacturer of the microGreen Extended Performance Oil Filter, has announced that over 100 fleets have joined the program.

 

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