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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.

Novozymes Claims Cellulosic Ethanol Breakthrough

ORLANDO - Novozymes, a Denmark-based manufacturer of industrial enzymes, said it has developed a new enzyme that will enable cellulosic ethanol producers to make the fuel for less than $2 a gallon.

Nissan LEAF Coming to Hertz Rental Fleet in 2011

PARK RIDGE, NJ - The Hertz Corp. said it has entered a joint commitment with Nissan to bring zero-emission mobility to car rental in the U.S. and Europe by early 2011.

AC Propulsion, AutoPort Develop EV for Postal Service

SAN DIMAS, CA - AC Propulsion and AutoPort are working together to provide an electric vehicle conversion prototype and report for the United States Postal Service.

GM Pushing for More E-85 Pumps

ORLANDO - In anticipation of more than half of its lineup comprised of flex-fuel models by 2012, General Motors is calling for the addition of 10,000 ethanol pumps.

Pepco Rolls Out Hybrids

Pepco Holdings recently rolled out its latest hybrid bucket truck and hybrid plug-in SUV at the Washington Auto Show. The fleet currently includes more than 50 hybrid vehicles.

ZAP to Develop Prototype Electric Mail Trucks for USPS

SANTA ROSA, CA - The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is studying the reduction of fuel consumption through a feasibility study of electric mail trucks.

2010 Ford Explorer

Ford Improves Fuel Economy on SUVs

CHICAGO - The all-new Ford Explorer and Edge will offer a fuel-efficient, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, expected to boost fuel economy.

Calif. Fleets Offered $20M for Hybrid Truck Purchases

SACRAMENTO, CA - As of Feb. 12, approximately $11 million is left in the California Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program. All fleets with trucks operating in California are eligible for up to 100 vouchers each, on a first-come, first-served basis.

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevy Cruze Finalist for World Car of the Year

DETROIT - The Chevrolet Cruze has been announced as a finalist for the annual World Car of the Year Award. The winner will be announced at the New York International Auto Show April 1.

GM Announces B20 Biofuel Capability for 2011 Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel

The new Duramax will power the redesigned 2011 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups, as well as the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.

100 Best Fleet Managers to Hold Roundtable in Florida

TORRANCE, CA - Government Fleet Magazine, Florida Clean Cities, and The 100 Best Fleets in North America will conduct two seminars Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 on implementing best business practices with proven strategies to meet the current fiscal crisis.

Florida Juvenile Justice Officials Give Up Car Perks

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida Juvenile Justice Secretary Frank Peterman and three high-ranking deputies have surrendered their free take-home cars after a state investigation said the vehicles might violate federal tax rules on unreported income.

Cook County Considers Car-Sharing Program

CHICAGO - Using a successful Washington, D.C. program as a model, the Cook County Board of Commissioners is banking on an electronic monitoring system to make its management of the county's 2,000-vehicle fleet more efficient.

The new Camry hybrids make the Arkadelphia Police Department the first "green" fleet in the state, according to police officials. (Photo courtesy of Arkadelphia Police Dept.)

City of Arkadelphia Unveils Camry Hybrid Police Cars

The Arkadelphia Police Department's new environmentally friendly vehicles have made it the first "green" fleet in the state, according to police officials.

Navistar Pursues Natural Gas for MaxxForce 13 Engines

WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc. signed a concept development agreement with Clean Air Power Ltd. to develop Navistar's MaxxForce 13 big bore engine to run on natural gas and clean diesel fuel for the North American market.

Utah House Passes CNG Conversion Bill

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah House of Representatives on Feb. 5 overwhelmingly passed a bill aimed at making it easier and cheaper to convert vehicles to run on compressed natural gas.

Fisker Consolidates Operations in Irvine, CA

IRVINE, CA - Electric car manufacturer Fisker Automotive said it plans to close its R&D center in Pontiac, MI, and transfer those operations to the company's global headquarters in Irvine, CA.

MA Partners With Nissan to Advance EV Use

BOSTON - The Renault-Nissan Alliance announced that Nissan is entering into an agreement with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to promote development of an electric-vehicle charging network and policies to support widespread adoptions of electric cars.

EPA Sets Renewable Fuels Standard

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Feb. 3 announced steps aimed at accelerating the development of biofuels, and the Environmental Protection Agency issued its final rule setting a new renewable fuels standard.

Coulomb Introduces 'Flex Billing' for EV Charging Stations

CAMPBELL, CA - Seeking to expand fuel payment options for its customers, Coulomb Technologies has introduced the Flex Billing system for users of the company's ChargePoint networked charging stations.

GM Adds B-20 Biofuel Capability to Heavy-Duty Lineup

GRAPEVINE, TX - General Motors' new Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel engine has been substantially revised to include B-20 capability, as well as meet strict new emissions standards effective this year.



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