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CleanFUEL USA Secures $12.9 Million from U.S. Department of Energy

GEORGETOWN, TX - The funds will be used to establish more than 100 state-of-the-art liquid propane (Autogas) refueling stations in major U.S. cities in coordination with CleanFUEL USA partners, including ConocoPhillips.

Platte River Power to Save Costs with New Oil Filter

VALHALLA, NY - Platte River Power Authority has converted about half of its fleet of hybrid and non-hybrid service vehicles to an oil filter designed to cut down on operating costs.

Hino Trucks Continues SCR Advancement and Announces Emissions Technology Pricing

Hino will implement an emissions surcharge of $6,700 per vehicle.

Date and Location Announced for 2010 Government Fleet Expo & Conference

The Austin Convention Center in Texas will be hosting GFX 2010, June 21-23.

Ford Unveils New Diesel for 2011 Super Duty

The all-new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine will debut in the 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty, available in spring 2010.

Audi Sets Pricing for 2010 MY A3 TDI Clean Diesel

The 2010 Audi A3 TDI Clean Diesel will start at $29,950.

City of Natchez Take-Home Vehicles in Question

NATCHEZ, MS - Supplied to employees as a job perk, for after-hour calls, or business errands, elected officials began questioning take-home car assignments last week during budget interviews with department heads.

2010 Prius Plug-in Hybrid Debuts at Frankfurt Motor Show

The 2010 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid (PHV) Concept vehicle achieves an electric-only range of approximately 12 miles.

Wisconsin Utilities Purchase Plug-In Hybrid Utility Trucks

WAUKESHA, WI - Marshfield and Plymouth Utilities, headquartered in Wisconsin, are the first utilities in the state to own and add a plug-in hybrid utility truck to their fleets.

Clackamas County Four-Day Week Cuts Fleet Costs

PORTLAND, OR - County commissioners agreed to continue indefinitely with the one-year pilot program after a series of surveys and a study by Portland State University found the program saved money and was popular with the public and employees.

Canyon County to Use Grant Money to Green Fleet

CALDWELL, ID - Fleet will purchase hybrid vehicles and a nitrogen generator to increase fuel efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.

U.S. Military Orders More Electric Trucks

SANTA ROSA, CA - Based on an initial trial order placed in June, the new order includes eleven Zaptruck XLs as well as five 220-volt fast charging stations.

Michigan State Police to Test 2010 Patrol Vehicles

CHELSEA, MI - The vehicles are evaluated in categories such as acceleration, top speed, braking, ergonomics, communications, and fuel economy.

2010 GFX Conference to be Held in Texas

AUSTIN, TX - The 2010 Government Fleet Expo & Conference (GFX) is scheduled for June 21-23 at the Austin Convention Center in Texas.

Meijer Places First U.S. EPA 2010 Fleet Order with Daimler Trucks North America

PORTLAND, OR - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that Meijer, an EPA SmartWay award-winning retailer, had placed the nation's first fleet order for U.S. EPA 2010 trucks with the company.

Ford Announces Approval of B-20 in Super Duty Trucks

DETROIT - As more public and commercial fleet managers take steps to green their operations, Ford Motor Co. has responded by making its 2011 line of F-Series Super Duty diesel pickup trucks compatible with biodiesel blends up to B-20.

Tesla Motors Hires Veteran Exec

SAN CARLOS, CA --- Tesla Motors said it has hired Silicon Valley executive Jon Sobel as general counsel and board secretary. He'll start in late September.

Calif. Fines School Bus Firm $300,000 for Emissions

SACRAMENTO, CA --- The California Air Resources Board has fined First Student Inc. (formerly Laidlaw) $300,000 for diesel emissions violations of its school bus fleet that occurred in 2005 and 2006 at locations throughout California.

Prius Shines in "MotorWeek" Fuel Economy Face-Off

OWINGS MILLS, MD --- "MotorWeek," television's longest-running automotive series, and Cars.com recently teamed up for the "Power & Economy Drive" to determine which shade of green makes the most sense for consumers.

Biotech Company Harvests Switchgrass for Fuel

THOUSAND OAKS, CA --- Biotech company Ceres has begun harvesting new switchgrass and sorghum seeds for its first foray into the biofuel feedstock market, the company told Greentech Media.

DME as Diesel Fuel Alternative Gaining Ground

DEERFIELD, IL --- Chemrec, a Sweden-headquartered energy company with American operations, said it is actively pursuing U.S. federal and state grants and loan guarantees to improve its ability to ramp up commercial-scale black liquor gasification biorefineries at U.S. pulp mills.

PECO Expands Green Fleet

PHILADELPHIA - PECO has expanded its utility fleet of vehicles with more compressed natural gas and hybrid vehicles.

Avista Service Trucks to Use Biodiesel

SPOKANE, WA - Avista began testing the use of the B-20 blend of biodiesel in two flatbeds, a line truck, and a bucket truck in August.

Toyota Hybrid Sales Top 2 Million Units Worldwide

TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corporation recently announced global cumulative sales of its hybrid vehicles have topped the 2-million mark, with more than 2.01 million units sold worldwide as of Aug. 31.

Green Fleet Conference Discount Ends Sept. 25

CHICAGO - The 2009 Green Fleet Conference, set for Oct. 19-20 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, is designed to help public and commercial fleet professionals find truly green, truly practical, and truly affordable solutions.

 

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