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USPS Testing Hybrid-Electric Van

LONG ISLAND, NY - The USPS fleet in Long Island, N.Y., will use the Balance Hybrid Electric for twelve months.

Postal Service Tests Azure Dynamics' Hybrid

OAK PARK, MI --- Azure Dynamics Corp., which develops green technologies for the commercial transportation industry, announced that its Balance Hybrid Electric vehicle is the newest addition to the United States Postal Service fleet.

New 'Clean Cities' Grants to Help Make Fleets Greener

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- 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.

Michelin Supports Tire Fuel Efficiency Ratings

GREENVILLE, SC - Michelin North America Inc. has filed comments with the NHTSA in support of the agency's proposed tire fuel efficiency consumer information program, which is in the rulemaking phase.

ARAMARK to Expand Uniform Fleet with Hybrids

WASHINGTON - ARAMARK Uniform Services will expand its fleet with 50 hybrid vehicles in an effort to increase energy efficiency and help protect air quality.

NYC Fleet Gets Greener with Hybrid Trucks

NEW YORK CITY - New York City put its first medium-duty diesel-electric hybrid truck, the Kenworth T370 hybrid, into service this past spring.

GEM: Tax Credit Now Available for the Purchase of GEM Electric Vehicles

Purchasers of any new 2007, 2008 or 2009 model-year GEM vehicle from Jan .1, 2009 through Dec. 31, 2009 can qualify for a $3,751 tax credit or a $5,002 tax credit.

Fleets Test Braking System at 2009 Police Fleet Expo

MILWAUKEE - Nearly 400 police fleet attendees had the opportunity to test drive and experience a new police-specific braking system at the 6th Annual Police Fleet Expo.

Eaton Corp. Produces Plug-in Hybrid Power for Fleets

Thanks to a $45.4 million grant for the U.S. Department of Energy, Eaton Corp. will provide plug-in hybrid electric commercial vehicles to more than 50 utility and municipal fleets nationwide. Eaton will also provide infrastructure for the electrical charging of these vehicles.

Arkansas Police to Add Hybrids to Fleet

LITTLE ROCK, AR - After witnessing a thief use a stolen hybrid car to outrun police during a high-speed chase, the Arkadelphia police chief was convinced hybrids would be a good investment for fleet.

Nearly $300M in Clean Cities Grants Awarded

WASHINGTON - The Department of Energy has selected 25 cost-share projects under the Clean Cities program that will be funded with nearly $300 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Atlantic City Police Ordered to End Take-Home Use

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - City officials said between $50,000 and $100,000 will be saved by keeping city-owned vehicles in city lots overnight.

Propane-Fueled Vehicles to Advance with Green Funding

LIVONIA, MI - The advancement of propane-fueled vehicles are included among the projects awarded $300 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Detroit Diesel BlueTec SCR Tests 25 Million Miles

DALLAS - During panel discussions held at the Great American Truck Show in Dallas, Detroit Diesel Corp. announced its BlueTec emissions technology completed 25 million miles of testing ahead of schedule.

P&R Paper Reduces Carbon Footprint with T370 Hybrid

REDLANDS, CA - P&R Paper Supply has introduced "Earth Line" products and a new hybrid truck.

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Valence Powers World's Largest Electric Truck

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Valence Technology customer Tanfield Group handed over six Smith Newton trucks to six leading U.S. brands.

Hybrid Electric Buses Coming to Volusia County, FL

OAK PARK, MI --- Azure Dynamics Corp. said it has sold five of its Balance Hybrid Electric buses to Votran, the transit entity for Volusia County in Florida.

LiveFuels Launches Algae Biofuels Operations in Texas

BROWNSVILLE, TX --- LiveFuels Inc., a developer of renewable algae-based biofuels, announced the start of pilot operations at the company's test facility in Brownsville, Texas.

Tesla to Open Powertrain Facility in Palo Alto, CA

PALO ALTO, CA --- The city of Palo Alto and Tesla Motors said the electric vehicle manufacturer will develop and produce vehicle components in a renovated building in the Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto.

NASA Studies Cellulose for Biofuel Production

MOFFETT FIELD, CA --- Scientists at NASA Ames Research Center in California are working on a method to transform the wasted parts of plants into fuel and food, using what is called bionanotechnology.

Hamilton, NJ, Garbage Trucks Switch to Natural Gas

HAMILTON, NJ --- The township of Hamilton, which contracts Central Jersey Waste and Recycling for its garbage collection, is getting a new fleet of natural gas-powered garbage trucks.

Law Firm Unveils New Hybrid Vehicle Fleet

DURHAM, NC - The new hybrids will replace several of the firm's existing vehicles and will be used to transport the firm's representatives to clients' home, work, or office.

Tax Credits Offered on GEM Electric Vehicles

FARGO, ND - Tax credits up to $5,000 are now available on GEM vehicles purchased this year.

Toyota to Boost U.S. Four-Cylinder Engine Production

ERLANGER, KY - The expansion will allow Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama to produce 216,000 four-cylinder engines for the Camry and RAV4 starting summer 2011.

Hydrogen Fuel Station Opens at W. Va. Airport

CHARLESTON, WV --- A new hydrogen fuel production and dispensing station opened at Yeager Airport in Charleston on Aug. 17, officials told the Charleston Gazette.

 

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