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Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius: a Lifecycle Cost Comparison

Several things must happen if the Volt is to beat out the Toyota Prius on cost.

Ford Develops EV-to-Grid Communications System

Ford Motor Co. said it has developed an intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications and control system for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that "talks" directly with the nation's electric grid.

Fresno, Calif., Fined $49,250 for Diesel Emissions

ARB investigators found that the city had not been testing, measuring, recording and maintaining the records of its on-road vehicle fleet's diesel smoke emissions.

Kent State University Goes Green with GEM Cars

KENT, OHIO - The university is greening up campus operations with eight Global Electric Motorcars (GEMs).

Cobb County Fleet to Go Lead-Free

MARIETTA, GA - Cobb County Fleet Management has committed to using lead-free wheel weights and implementing recycled lead wheel weights in its existing fleet of automobiles and trucks.

PSI Celebrates Five Years as SmartWay Affiliate

SAN ANTONIO - Pressure Systems International, which produces the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS), celebrates five years as a SmartWay Transport Partnership shipper and as a manufacturer of a SmartWay endorsed technology.

River Valley Energy to Buy Iowa Ethanol Plant

DYERSVILLE, IA --- River Valley Energy, a subsidiary of United Cooperative, has decided to purchase the former VeraSun ethanol plant here, Wisconsin Ag Connection reported.

Fresno, CA, Fined $49,250 for Diesel Emissions

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board has fined the city of Fresno $49,500 for diesel emissions violations at multiple fleet centers and entered into a settlement that will bring the city's fleet of diesel vehicles into compliance with state regulations ahead of the mandated schedule.

Hythane Calibration Certified for Ford 6.8L V10 Engines

PERTH, AUSTRALIA --- Eden Energy, in conjunction with BAF Technologies, has developed a Hythane calibration for Ford 6.8L V10 engines used in E-450 vehicles.

FEV, EIG to Collaborate on EV Battery Pack

AUBURN HILLS, MI --- FEV Inc., a leading developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, said it will use the advanced capabilities of its Hybrid Electric Vehicle Development Center (HEVDC) to develop a 21kW-h Li-Ion battery pack.

Fisker Karma Makes Driving Debut at Raceway

IRVINE, CA --- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. said its affiliate company Fisker Automotive made its Karma PHEV's driving debut over the weekend, just 19 months after being introduced as a concept.

Ford Develops EV-to-Grid Communications System

DEARBORN, MI - Ford Motor Co. said it has developed an intelligent vehicle-to-grid communications and control system for its plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that "talks" directly with the nation's electric grid.

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Small Business Fleets Invest in Transit Connect

DETROIT - Ford says small business owners are reacting positively and decisively to Transit Connect vehicles arriving at Ford dealerships nationwide.

Aquentium Announces Algae Biofuel Project

NORTH PALM SPRINGS, CA --- Aquentium Inc. announced the company has secured 475 acres in New Mexico for the development of an algae biofuel production facility.

Navistar First OEM to Reach 5 Million Hybrid Miles

WARRENVILLE, IL - The number of owners and operators of Navistar's hybrid-powered commercial vehicles is growing as hybrid trucks and buses become increasingly attractive to businesses looking to "green" their fleets and improve fuel economy.

Stimulus Funding to Assist Eaton in Deployment of Commercial Hybrid Vehicles

CLEVELAND - Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced its truck and electrical businesses will support a $45.4 million grant to produce plug-in hybrid electric power systems for 378 vehicles.

NY Police Departments Consider Propane Retrofits

NEW YORK - Warren County Sheriff's department is the latest New York police department to consider retrofitting its gasoline-powered vehicles to propane.

‘Greenest’ Fleet Can Win $1,000 Prize

TORRANCE, CA - Clean Cities of America and the 100 Best Fleets are sponsoring the Government Green Fleet Award, a comprehensive green fleet competition designed to serve as a complete blueprint to go "green and lean."

Maricopa County’s Green Efforts Pay Off

PHOENIX - County officials estimate energy cost savings for the past year total $2.7 million.

Fleet Cuts to Save $3.4M for Burlington County

MOUNT HOLLY, NJ - Within the next two weeks, the County expects to reach its goal of reducing the fleet by 120 vehicles.

SageQuest Undertakes New Initiative to Help Companies Run Greener Fleets

CLEVELAND - According to a survey conducted among its thousands of customers, SageQuest, a GPS fleet tracking and solution provider, found that 57 percent either had a green initiative in place or were planning one.

ZAP Secures up to $25 Million in New Financing

SANTA ROSA, CA - ZAP will use a portion of the funding to pursue longer-term contract production and assembly commitments, and to accelerate deliveries of trucks and vans to fill current fleet and government orders.

LeasePlan USA Enhances its Online Fleet Management System

ALPHARETTA, GA - LeasePlan USA has recently released new enhancements to its online fleet management tool, ePlan.

ARI Enhanced Online Selector Tool Tiers Green, Greener and Greenest Choices

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Automotive Resources International (ARI), announces its online Green Selector Tool, which helps clients focus on fuel economy to reduce monthly operating costs while reducing emissions.

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2010 Honda Insight EX Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

TORRANCE, CA - The annual award recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting vehicle occupants involved in front, side, and rear crashes based on ratings in IIHS tests.

 
 

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