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Spartanburg County Sheriff Ends Outsourced Maintenance

SPARTANBURG, SC - After using an outside vendor five years, the vehicles have been returned to the county's fleet maintenance department for service and repairs.

Chemung County Trucks to Run on Propane

ELMIRA, NY - Chemung County is using Federal stimulus money to help convert some county vans and trucks to run on liquid propane.

Marsh Expands Relationship with GreenRoad

NEW YORK - Marsh and GreenRoad announced they are teaming together so that all Marsh U.S. brokerage clients will have the opportunity to obtain services from GreenRoad.

Ford to Build Engine for 2011-MY Super Duty

DEARBORN, MI - Ford will debut its Ford-engineered-tested-and-manufactured 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine technology in the 2011 F-Series Super Duty truck.

BMW Unveils New Plug-In Diesel Hybrid Supercar

BMW's Vision Efficientdynamics Concept will have the ability to travel up to 31 miles without kicking into the diesel engine.

Mercedes Plans to Lease Fuel-Cell Cars in 2010

Built on Mercedes-Benz's B-Class compact car platform, the F-Cell draws its power from a hydrogen fuel cell and will feature a 136-horsepower electric motor.

Gilbarco Ships First Encore S DEF Dispensers

GREENSBORO, NC - Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensers will be required for many heavy transport trucks equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce emissions beginning in January 2010.

EV Autos of Texas Awarded Texas Term Contract for Miles Electric Vehicles

AUSTIN, TX - EV Autos of Texas has been awarded the Texas Term Contract for Miles Electric Vehicles. Clients include San Antonio Water Systems, University of Houston, City of McAllen, and the University of North Texas.

$20.4 Million Grants Available to ‘Green’ CA Fleets

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board is helping to accelerate the deployment of approximately 800 new hybrid medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by providing vouchers for the purchase of new hybrid trucks and buses.

Denver Fleet Surplus Auction Raises $1.2 Million

DENVER - The highest bid was $64,000 for a 1988 Caterpillar 966E front loader with a 5-yard bucket that had logged 18,323 hours of service.

More Oversight Needed for New Orleans Airport Fleet, Audit Reveals

NEW ORLEANS - The report found the New Orleans Aviation Board was not properly documenting take-home vehicle assignments or properly reporting it on employee W-2 forms.

Greenville County Cars to Run on Propane

GREENVILLE, SC - Greenville County has been awarded a federal grant to retrofit 100 patrol cruisers to run on propane fuel.

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Meyer to Retire from GM After 30 Years

IRVING, TX - Thirty-year GM employee Jerry Meyer, government sales and alternative fuels manager for GM's South Central Region, will retire Oct. 1.

Jack Roush Commends Clean Cities Grants for Propane Inclusion

LIVONIA, MI - Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the selection of 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Commercial Fleets to Benefit from DOE Funding

WASHINGTON - A number of commercial fleets will further advance their green efforts with recent funding awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE) for projects focusing on green initiatives.

Fresenius Medical Care Deploys Mobile Generator Truck

CHICAGO - The mobile truck will be deployed to dialysis clinics in the Chicago area and keep them running during a power outage.

Furniture Brands Int’l Outsources N.C. Trucking Operations

ST. LOUIS - Furniture Brands International is consolidating with Montana-based Watkins Shepard Trucking in an attempt to be more economical and efficient with its shipping operations.

Researchers Explore Making Biofuel from Watermelons

LANE, OK --- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said that Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Lane, Okla., have shown that simple sugars in watermelon juice can be made into ethanol.

Dallas Mayor, Pickens Showcase CNG Cab Prototype

DALLAS --- T. Boone Pickens, the former oilman and current board member of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., appeared with Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert outside of City Hall on Aug. 24 to promote a plan to switch the city's taxicab fleet from gasoline to compressed natural gas.

DeKalb County to Increase CNG Use

ATLANTA - With its recent funding awarded by the Department of Energy, the County will work to increase the supply of renewable compressed natural gas (CNG) while growing the availability of CNG fueling stations.

Green Fleet Contest Ends Friday

TORRANCE, CA - The Government Green Fleet Award contest ends Sept. 4.

Texas Law to Amend Agency Green-Fleet Requirements

AUSTIN, TX --- Texas has passed a new law, set to go into effect on Sept. 1, which amends requirements for state agency purchases of alternative-fuel vehicles.

City of Chicago to Deploy 550+ Green Vehicles

CHICAGO - The City was awarded nearly $15 million by the Department of Energy to move forward with greening activities.

Toyo Proxes A20 Selected as the OE Upgrade for 2010 Lexus HS 250h

CYPRESS, CA - The Toyo Proxes A20 all-season tire has been selected as the 18-inch OE upgrade for the 2010 Lexus HS 250h.

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BMW to Show 155-mph Vision Plug-In Hybrid Concept

MUNICH, GERMANY - BMW is starting to show off the Vision concept with a plug-in hybrid with electric motors and three-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.

 

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