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NBB Urges Congress to Promptly Extend Biodiesel Tax Incentive

WASHINGTON - Manning Feraci, the National Biodiesel Board's (NBB) vice president for Federal Affairs, issued a statement in the wake of the Senate's procedural vote on Jobs legislation.

Calif. Program Offers Incentives for Clean Engine Purchases

DIAMOND BAR, CA - The South Coast Air Quality Management District's application deadline for its annual program offering financial incentives for purchasing lower-emission heavy-duty engines is 1 p.m. on May 7.

Propel Fuels Promotes E85 Use in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA - Propel Fuels, a renewable fuels retailer, is teaming with CALSTART to hold a special one-day promotion allowing drivers in the Sacramento area to fill up their flex-fuel vehicle with E85 ethanol for just 85 cents a gallon.

BMW to Build Electric Car in Leipzig, Germany

MUNICH, GERMANY - The BMW Group announced Feb. 22 the company plans to build its Megacity electric vehicle in a plant in Leipzig, Germany.

Minn. Fleet Boosts Use of E85

SAINT PAUL, MN - In 2009, E85 fuel accounted for 15 percent of the total fuel used by Minnesota state agencies' light duty vehicles, according to a new report. That's substantially more than in 2008.

3 Tesla Employees Killed in Plane Crash

PALO ALTO, CA - Three employees of the electric automaker Tesla Motors were killed on Wednesday, Feb. 17, when the small twin-engine plane they were flying in crashed in a East Palo Alto, Calif., residential neighborhood engulfed in thick fog.

Miss. Agency Offers Advice on Vehicle Conversion

JACKSON, MS - A recorded presentation about converting fleet vehicles to propane and natural gas will be posted soon in the webinar section of the Mississippi Development Authority Web site,

GE, Juice Technologies Developing EV Charging Devices

COLUMBUS, OH - GE and Juice Technologies announced a joint development agreement to create intelligent plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging devices for U.S. and global markets.

Golden State Lumber Fined $20,000 for Fleet Violations

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Air Resources Board last month fined Golden State Lumber, based in Petaluma, Calif., $20,000 for failing to inspect its diesel trucks for compliance with the state's smoke emissions standards.

Albuquerque Police Reviewing Take-Home Vehicles

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - At the request of the city council, the Albuquerque Police Department is looking at everything from mileage to officer commutes, to how long the vehicles in its 1,100-unit take-home fleet last.

The new Altec Industry aerial bucket trucks operate on propane and are expected to save $60,000 in annual fuel costs.

City of Inglewood Gets New Propane Trucks

INGLEWOOD, CA - The City of Inglewood, Calif., recently took delivery of four propane-powered aerial bucket trucks, expected to reduce fuels costs and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

AT&T Fleet Rolls Out 1,000th Alt-Fuel Vehicle

DALLAS - The deployment is part of a $565 million planned investment announced in March 2009 to replace more than 15,000 fleet vehicles with more fuel-efficient models through 2018.

Car Charging Group Plans to Deploy Level 3 Fast Charging Stations

Car Charging Group Inc. plans to deploy Level 3 fast charging stations, designed by Coulomb Technologies, which will fully charge an electric vehicle in 30 minutes or less.

AT&T Rolls Out Its 1,000th Alternative Fuel Corporate Fleet Vehicle

The deployment is part of a 10-Year, $565 million plan to deploy cleaner fleet vehicles for AT&T.

Which Cities Are Ready for Electric Vehicles?

THINK released its first U.S. EV-Ready Cities Index. The top four cities included first-ranked Los Angeles and second-ranked San Francisco with Chicago and New York tied for third.

Nissan Introduces LEAF Purchase Timeline

Resevations process begins in April. Rollout begins in select markets in December 2010.

City of Lawrence Cuts Take-Home Vehicles

LAWRENCE, MA - Reducing take-home use is saving the City an estimated $50,000 in gasoline and insurance.

NBB Disappointed by Delay in Extending Biodiesel Tax Incentive

WASHINGTON - The decision to delay Senate consideration of an extension of the biodiesel tax incentive is certain to have a negative impact on the domestic biodiesel industry.

Calling All California Truck Fleets - Free Money to Purchase Hybrids Now Available

SACRAMENTO - Have trucks in California? You'd better get to your dealer fast, because the California Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program is open for business. On February 4th, the landmark program officially opened.

California Distributors Ready to Deliver Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid

STOCKTON, CA - Nine California companies are ready to supply every county in California with Air1, a world-leading diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The companies are ready to provide the education, equipment programs, and DEF supply options.

Enterprise to Fuel Shuttle Buses With Biodiesel

GRAPEVINE, TX - Enterprise Holdings, the parent company of three major car rental brands, announced plans to shift its fleet of shuttle buses to B20 biodiesel within the next five years.

Texas Challenges EPA Greenhouse Gas Finding

DALLAS - Texas has become the first state in the U.S. to challenge the federal government's finding, issued in December, that greenhouse gases are dangerous to people.

Calif. Fines Transportation Firm for Emissions Violations

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board said it has fined Chemical Transfer Company $6,500 for diesel emissions violations.

Kia Unveils Ray Plug-in Hybrid Concept

CHICAGO - Kia Motors America (KMA) on Feb. 10 unveiled the Ray Plug-in Hybrid concept during a press conference at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show.

Firm to Deploy Fast-Charging Stations for Electric Cars

MIAMI BEACH, FL - Car Charging Group Inc. announced it plans to deploy Level 3 fast-charging stations capable of fully charging an electric vehicle in 30 minutes or less.



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