LOS LUNAS, NM - Valencia County's new policy will put an end to take-home vehicles and save approximately $75,000 a year, according to KOAT.com.
WHEATON, IL - DuPage County Forest Preserve hopes to gain at least $100,000 in vehicle replacement funds from its July 25 auction of surplus inventory.
LAWRENCE, KS - A recently released audit report revealed all state travel and vehicle-related expenses have risen since the central motor pool was eliminated, according to the Lawrence Journal World & 6News.
HERNDON, VA - Hoping to quash memories of 1970's-era diesel clatter with social media marketing, Audi has launched a pro-diesel campaign complete with viral video and a Facebook Cause.
PHOENIX - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $829,697 to the City of Phoenix to reduce diesel emissions by retrofitting and replacing city-owned equipment.
TORRANCE, CA - David Haft, VP Operations Sustainability and Productivity at Frito-Lay North America, will provide the opening keynote address at the 2009 Green Fleet Conference, Oct. 19-20, in Chicago.
WASHINGTON - The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) released a statement July 17 on proposed revisions to lease accounting standards (FAS 13) and submitted a comment letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
CONCORD, MA - In contrast, Atlanta drivers travel five to 10 miles over the speed limit and demonstrate the most road rage behavior, according to a recent nationwide study conducted by TomTom.
NEW YORK CITY - Shell partnered with General Motors, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the U.S. Department of Energy to open this latest station.
NORTH LIBERTY, IA - Collective Data Inc. recently welcomed Dejana Industries; Century Oilfield Services Inc.; Smyrna, Ga.; Adrian, Mich.; Valley Fleet Service LLC, and Taxi Affiliation Services as new clients of the collectiveFleet system in the second quarter of 2009.
LISLE, IL - Molex's sales and marketing teams drive approximately 3,700,000 miles, consuming approximately 260,000 gallons of fuel a year, according to the company.
MACON, GA - Macon city administration has been given 90 days to come up with a plan for cutting the vehicle fleet by 10 percent, according to the Macon Telegraph.
Mercedes' new S 400 hybrid features a lithium-ion battery and produces 18 percent lower CO2emissions than the comparative model, according to the company.
Hybrid versions of the Fit car and the CR-Z sports coupe are on the horizon.
William Duggan, owner and president of WM. Duggan Co. Inc. says, "Since the [Kenworth] hybrid is expected to run 30,000 miles per year, we're projecting close to $7,000 a year in fuel savings."
The United States Postal Service (USPS), which maintains the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world, has notified Eckhaus Fleet that it has met the requirements for suppliers of the possible conversion to electric vehicles.
GREENSBORO, NC - A national research study indicates that purchase consideration for SCR (selective catalytic reduction) remains significantly higher than increased EGR.
KIRKLAND, WA - The new Kenworth T470 brochure featuring Kenworth's newest truck model is available from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada.
HARRISBURG, PA --- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is offering nearly $500,000 in financial aid to state airports and airlines interested in advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects for cleaner ground service equipment.
RICHMOND, VA --- From June 8 to July 7 of this year, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) received more than 500 complaints about high levels of ethanol in gasoline sold in the state's Tidewater area.
PAUMA VALLEY, CA --- The Pauma Band of Mission Indians will soon team with Pacific Natural Energy to produce biodiesel from waste cooking oil.
SYLMAR, CA --- Quallion, a lithium-ion battery maker, is requesting $220 million in stimulus funds to build a manufacturing plant that will make more than 20,000 batteries annually for hybrid cars and trucks by 2012.
IRVING, TX --- Exxon Mobil Corp. said it has formed an alliance with biotech company Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) to research and develop biofuels from photosynthetic algae.
DETROIT - Reports are circulating about the possibility of the Pontiac G8 being re-branded as the Chevrolet Caprice.
SEAL BEACH, CA --- A major natural-gas truck fueling station, designed and built by Clean Energy Fuels Corp., is now open for business on a 2.9-acre site adjacent to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
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